By Ralph Echtinaw City council pondered the possibility Tuesday of asking county officials to share county parks millage revenue ($446,000) with cities and townships that have parks of their own. The countywide […]
I am editor and publisher of the St. Louis Sentinel, an online newspaper just for St. Louis, Michigan. I have lived in St. Louis since 2011 and run a window cleaning business called I Feel Your Pane. My journalism experience is 14 years as reporter, editor and copy editor from 1987 to 2001.
By Ralph Echtinaw A near record number of resignations and hirings in St. Louis schools were approved Aug. 19 as the district prepares for the beginning of the new school year tomorrow. […]
By Ralph Echtinaw Thinking about raising money for public safety, road work and public transportation, city council heard from a municipal finance specialist Tuesday. Steve Mann of the Detroit law firm Miller […]
By Ralph Echtinaw St. Louis is the proud new owner of an automated external defibrillator and 17 tourniquets, thanks to a $2,868 grant from the Luneack Family Foundation. The only cost to […]
By Ralph Echtinaw The Hope House homeless shelter is back in business for the coming three winters, as St. Louis planning commissioners voted Wednesday to approve a three-year special land use permit […]
By Ralph Echtinaw The Gratiot Community Personal Needs Pantry has come up with a great way to prank a friend and donate to a good cause. For a $10 contribution you can […]
By Ralph Echtinaw Although St. Louis Fire Chief Rich Apps has no immediate plans to retire, the Fire Board talked Tuesday about establishing succession protocols for the time when Apps does step […]