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 http://www.millstadt-library.org/summer-reading-2022 for more information and our full calendar!

Driving While Suspended/Traffic Crash

4/18 – 4:48 p.m. – Police responded to a two-vehicle traffic crash with no injuries at Washington Street & Jefferson Street.  The at-fault driver, Austin M. Brown-Collins, 22 of Freeburg, was cited for Driving While Suspended.

Driving Under the Influence of Alcohol

4/13/22 – 8:09 p.m. – Police received an Illinois State Police broadcast of a possible intoxicated driver westbound on Route 158 headed towards Millstadt.  The Millstadt Officer observed the vehicle come into his lane of traffic, and conducted a traffic stop in the first block of East Washington Street.  Upon conducting an investigation the driver … Read more

Earth Week at St. James School

From April 18, 2022 – to April 22, 2022, students and staff at St. James School had a fun-filled and educational Earth Week. Students in Art classes made paper mache flower pots from recycled materials. Kindergarteners wrote a report about how caterpillars turn into butterflies. First and Second graders dug into the soil to search … Read more

Wild Explorer’s Club

Kids ages 6 – 12 (younger, older, and parents are also encouraged to participate!) can have fun, learn about nature, and earn unique badges in this new monthly club! Wild Explorer’s Club is a monthly activity and learning club that emphasizes the outdoors and practical learning. Take part on the third Wednesday of the month … Read more

Flavor your meals with low-maintenance homegrown herbs

 Culinary herbs are a favorite of many gardeners. They are easy to grow as they require little care, have few insect and disease problems, and generally prefer moderate fertility levels. In addition, they add fragrance and beauty to the garden. Many herbs such as lavender, sage, and purple basil, are very ornamental and combine nicely … Read more

Millstadt Township Farmers’ Market Opens May 13th

Mark your calendars for the return of the Millstadt Township Farmers’ Market. They will be at the VFW every Friday from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. starting May 13th. This is the 8th year of the farmers’ market and they are planning for their biggest year yet with a wide variety of items and vendors! … Read more