Millstadt Food Pantry Gets Help From Volunteers

Tina Dan Colbert-Doerr as an integral part of Heartland Coca-Cola IT Department, along with several members of her team, found time to stop by the food pantry to help out today. They traveled from various cities across the country attending their first in person IT meeting since before covid. As a community service gesture, Tina … Read more

Millstadt Optimist Club – Pete Hensel Golf Tournament 

The Millstadt Optimist would like to thank the Hole Sponsors, Players, and everybody who donated to our golf tournament.  The first annual Pete Hensel Golf Tournament was a huge success.  It was a great day, raising money for the kids of Millstadt! 2023 Hole SponsorsGlaenzer ElectricHudson Tree ServiceEquipment ServicesMon-Clair Animal HospitalSchaller AuctionShay RoofingPhillip Acker DDSHank’s … Read more

Applicants Sought For 2024 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 June 30 to July 28, 2024, and the Gross-Bieberau youth will be hosted by their Millstadt exchange partners approximately July 28 to August 21, … Read more

Millstadt Welcomes New Police Officer

The Millstadt Police Department recently posted the following to their Facebook page: “Tonight, at the village board meeting, we swore in Daniel Collins as our newest police officer. In a few weeks, he will begin his training at the Southwestern Illinois Police Academy, in Belleville. Dan has plenty of experience in emergency services. He has … Read more

Master Gardener program offers online training options

URBANA, Ill. — For 48 years, University of Illinois Extension Master Gardeners have measured success by gardens planted, insects identified, produce harvested, and the millions of hours volunteers have logged by helping others learn to grow. From farms and small towns to suburbs and the inner city, more than 2,600 volunteers statewide put their mission of helping others … Read more

Millstadt Civic Club Scholarship Winner

Please congratulate our Millstadt Civic Club scholarship recipient for this year, Zachery Barganier. Zachary is a recent Belleville West graduate enrolled in Universal Technical Institute, in the fall.Congrats and good luck Zachary!

Millstadt Food Pantry Drive Success!

How can we adequately thank everyone that helped make this special food drive so successful? First thank you goes to God for providing ideal weather conditions, and speaking to peoples’ hearts and always providing.  Second thanks goes to Greg Rakers for this idea and his family,  the Knights of Columbus volunteers, and the food pantry … Read more

Mullet Champ Candidate From Millstadt, IL

BOHDI FISHER – SWAYZE SPECIALSOUTHERN ILLINOISSwayze Special Ain’t nothin’ natural about this showstopper. Three years of hard work went into perfecting my proprietary blend of fruit snacks, Frosty’s, and freedom; forming what is known today as the Swayze Special. I am an original. I’m a hat sideways person. A slide walker. A risk taker. A … Read more

Thank you, Millstadt!

Rhythmic gymnast Colleen Costello of Millstadt came home from Special Olympics World Games in Berlin with one small problem. “Those medals are really heavy,” she explains. “I just can’t wear all of them at the same time.”Then she smiles. Her family has started calling it her “gold medal grin.” “I was hoping for maybe a … Read more

2023 Millstadt Fireworks Display Photos

Elmar Augustine

Thank you to Elmar Augustine for sharing these amazing shots of the 2023 Millstadt Fireworks Display. Thank you to the fireworks committee and all of the sponsors that made this event possible.


Is your last name Schubert, Swistak, Franke, Mueller, Jokish, Shaller, Reece, Vogt, Ruhmann or Shondy??? Was your mother, grandmother or great-grandmother a SCHARF?? You could be related to the Scharfs of Millstadt and Concordia Church. We are trying to get the word out that a SCHARF FAMILY REUNION has been planned for October 14, 2023 … Read more

Belleville Black Knights Drum & Bugle Corps 70th Anniversary

The Belleville Black Knights Drum & Bugle Corps were all-male musical organization started in 1953 by co-founders Forrest T. Creson and Vern Poole. The organization gained state and national prominence early on as they won the AmVets National Championships in 1954. In 1972, the Belleville Black Knights opened their membership to females and became co-ed. … Read more

Colleen Costello Wins Gold

Congratulations to Colleen Costello! She earned the gold medal at the 2023 Special Olympics World Games in Berlin! Check out this post from St. James where Colleen is an employee.

Millstadt Senior Center to celebrate 40-year milestone

Seniors and the Millstadt community will celebrate 40 years of the Millstadt Senior Center from 1983-2023 with a celebration on October 7, 2023. Millstadt Township Senior Services Advisory Board were busy at their recent June 5, 2023, meeting discussing ideas for the celebration.  Past Director Charlotte Mehrtens and Current Director Patty Evansco are serving as … Read more

Thank You To Millstadt Fire Department

Special thanks to our volunteer FD who came to my rescue… Skyler (a horse at Spotted Pony Stable) slipped on the asphalt this morning and due to his age he was not able to get back up.  The MFD – came and help me drag him to the grass where he had better footing and … Read more

Millstadt Food Pantry Needs Your Help

Millstadt Food Pantry needs your help to get through the Summer months. Please consider donating. So easy with drive-thru drop-off on street along side of St James Church. Volunteers will happily retrieve your donations from your vehicle. We kindly request that you don’t give anything past “best by” or “expired” dates. Current critical shortages are … Read more