Millstadt Primary Center to Register Kindergarten Students

Registration for Millstadt Community Consolidated School District No. 160 kindergarten students for the upcoming school year will be held from now, through February 14th for Millstadt Primary Center. Call the school office at 476-7100 Ext. 1021 to receive an electronic Kindergarten packet or print one off the school website at All registration documents are … Read more

Officer Kevin Witschie Retires

Thank you to Officer Kevin Witschie for serving our community!   The Millstadt Police Department posted the following on January 19, 2023:  “Today is Officer Kevin Witschie’s last day with us, as he retires from law enforcement. Officer Witschie began his career with us in 2008 as a patrolman on midnights. Since then he has … Read more

Millstadt Optimist Club Awarding Five $1,000 Scholarships

The Optimist Club of Millstadt is proud to announce we will be awarding AWARDING: FIVE $1,000 SCHOLARSHIPS AGAIN THIS YEAR! • These scholarships will be available to students for education beyond high school for their first year of attendance as a full-time student at an accredited College or Vocational Trade School. • Applicant must be a … Read more

Millstadt Police Department Senior Citizen Academy

Last week the Millstadt Police Department Senior Citizen Academy concluded. For six weeks, 25 participants met on Monday evenings to learn important and interesting information from presenters of various agencies, as well as our own. Among some of the topics presented were: Night time patrol operations, Smithton Police K9 demonstration, the Millstadt UFO incident, Millstadt … Read more

Applicants Sought for Youth Ambassadors Exchange

Millstadt Sister Cities Organization seeks Millstadt area high school students and host families interested in a Youth Ambassadors Exchange with its Sister City, Gross-Bieberau, Germany.  Millstadt youth will visit Germany approximately July 8 to July 30, 2023, and the Gross-Bieberau youth will be hosted by their Millstadt exchange partners approximately July 30 to August 20, … Read more

Family Reading Night

Send us an email to (or fill out a paper at the library) with your name and library card number by November 7 with the ages of you and your children, some of every family member’s favorite books, TV shows, and movies. We’ll put together a tailored reading kit with some suggested movies/shows to pair with … Read more

Fall Gardening Is Your Time To Plan For Beautiful Spring 

Seasons come and go, but home gardening, environmental stewardship, and backyard food production take year-round effort. University of Illinois Extension provides timely tips in its fall edition of the popular Four Seasons Gardening horticulture workshops.  Each online workshop is free. Registration is required at the website listed. If a reasonable accommodation is needed to participate, contact … Read more

COUNTRY Financial® Supports Millstadt Police and Fire Departments with Operation Helping Heroes Donation

Millstadt, ILL (August 31, 2022) – COUNTRY Financial Representatives Ashley Reeder and Shane McGranahan are pleased to support Millstadt Police Department and Millstadt Fire Department with a $1,500 donation for each organization as part of the Operation Helping Heroes program.  The funds will be used to purchase personal protective equipment.  “We are so pleased to … Read more

Ciderman Triathlon Brings Commerce, Volunteerism, Health, & Fun

The 2nd annual CiderMan Sprint Triathlon was Sep 10, 2022, at Millstadt residents Rich and Mary MacKeen’s farm, Buttercup Ranch & Creamery.  Fifty-two athletes and volunteers from multiple states arrived to swim, bike and run in the countryside of Millstadt. Volunteers also helped to host a free concert on the farm on Sep 9.  Two … Read more

Millstadt Police Department Gets A Visit From St. James Students & Attends A 9/11 Remembrance At Gibault

On Friday, the kids and teachers from St. James Catholic School, Millstadt, IL walked to the police station to thank us for serving the community. Chief Hucke and Officer Witschie talked to the kids about serving and sacrificing for others. The school also gave cookies to the department earlier in the day. We truly appreciate … Read more

St. James & MCS Fans Donate To The Food Pantry

Oh my goodness!! Who do you cheer for at a baseball game between St James and MCS teams? It might be a tough choice. But congratulations to all the players for a job well done! Most of all the food pantry is the happy recipient of half a truckload of food that was donated by … Read more

Police Department To Hold Senior Citizen Police Academy

We are pleased to bring back our Senior Citizen Academy for the first time since 2018! This has always been a popular bi-yearly event, and we are glad to put it on for our community. We have an interesting agenda of topics planned, that we know the attendees will find interesting. The program is designed … Read more

Belleville Area Humane Society Has a Vet! Names First Ever Director of Veterinary Medicine

After 63 years and during a national veterinary shortage trend, Belleville Area Humane Society is proud to announce Dr. Jennifer Marquardt as the new BAHS Director of Veterinary Medicine, serving as the shelter’s very first full-time veterinarian EVER.  Having a full-time veterinarian will transform operations at BAHS and they look forward to all that they … Read more

Millstadt students named to dean’s list at UHSP

Amanda Wegner and Emily Stock of Millstadt were named to the dean’s list at University of Health Sciences and Pharmacy in St. Louis for the spring semester. To be eligible for the dean’s list, students must earn at least a 3.5 grade point average for the semester. For more than 155 years, University of Health … Read more

Belleville Area Humane Society and Local Shelters Spring into Action to Overcome Flood Challenges in St. Clair County

July 27, 2022, Belleville, Il.–  The Belleville Area Humane Society (BAHS) is so very grateful for their community. Yesterday as the waters rose around Belleville Area Humane Society and St. Clair County Animal Adoption Center and Animal Services (SCCAC), THE COMMUNITY SHOWED UP.  The evacuation at the Adoption Center and Animal Services building started there … Read more

Millstadt Food Pantry Update

The Millstadt food pantry is so blessed to have folks that donate every month. One of those very special people is Ned Brubeck . Like clockwork, Ned brings in 24 boxes of complete pancake mix and 24 bottles of syrup. He knows that approximately 50 are distrubuted monthly. Ned, your generosity and kindness is so … Read more

4th Annual Millstadt Tin Man Half Marathon

Runners from ten states (Alaska, California, Colorado, Kansas, South Dakota, Arkansas, Florida, Kentucky, Missouri and Illinois) came to Millstadt on May 22, 2022, for the 4th Annual Millstadt Tin Man Half Marathon and 5K Races. Dave Bereda, from O’Fallon, IL, won the men’s half marathon, while Sadie Smith, from Kirkwood, MO, won the women’s half … Read more


Our all age, no library card required, Summer Reading and Activity Program starts on June 13 and goes until July 23. Join us for 6 full weeks of reading and activities including crafts, “field trips,” a community scavenger hunt, an escape room, and of course, prizes! Visit for more information and our full calendar!