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

Millstadt Optimist Club Scholarship Winners

Every year the Millstadt Optimist Club awards five scholarships to Millstadt area high school seniors. This year’s recipients are Ashley Geluck, Elizabeth Stock, Maxwell Holmes, Syndi Judas, and Ryan Gambling.While this club distributes many donations to the community throughout the year, this is one of the most meaningful. It’s what we’re about! Ashley, Elizabeth, Maxwell, … Read more

Millstadt Gymnast Heading to Berlin for Special Olympics World Games

She wasn’t supposed to go. She thought the team had been finalized. But then came the phone call: “Colleen, would you like to be on the Special Olympics USA Team going to the World Summer Games in Berlin?” For Millstadt resident Colleen Costello, it was an easy question to answer! “I’ve been wanting to go … Read more

Millstadt Food Pantry Hours Of Operation Each Month

1st Tuesday 9 – 10 a.m.2nd Thursday 6 – 7 p.m.3rd Wednesday 6 – 7 p.m.4th Saturday 9 – 10 a.m. The pantry is available to any resident in the Village or Township of Millstadt one time each month at any of the above times.  For first time clients, please bring proof of residency, piece … Read more

Looking For Old Swimming Lake Pictures

My husband and I are building a home on the old Millstadt public swimming lake on Beil Road just east of the Millstadt city limit.  We are looking for old pictures of the lake back in the day when the public would come out to the lake to swim.  I have attached a picture that … Read more

Millstadt Farmer’s Market Opens May 19th

Millstadt Township Farmers Market will open May 19th, at the VFW EVENT CENTER on Friday’s from 3pm to 6pm. All customers and Vendors are welcome. As always there is no Vendors Fee! Contact Randy Eckert at 618-476-3037.  Call, text, message, or see us on our Facebook page here. Thank you for supporting this Community Event.

St. Vincent de Paul Springs into Action 

Programs and Services Help Hundreds DAILY in the Metro East  EAST ST. LOUIS, ILLINOIS, APRIL 12, 2023— With the impact of COVID-19 over the past few years, the growing number of people experiencing homelessness and poverty in our region, and in particular this past winter, St. Vincent de Paul’s Outreach Ministry Center in East St. Louis … Read more

Millstadt Police Department Participates In Read Aloud Day At MCS

The Millstadt Police Department recently posted the following on their Facebook page: “Today, our department participated in “Read Aloud Day” at Millstadt Consolidated Schools! Officer Mitch Ettling, and our newest officer, Cody Harris, read books to the kids in some of the younger classes. We have been participating in this program for years, and always … Read more

Millstadt Optimist April Students of the Month

It’s our privilege to honor these two young Millstadtians! Addison Colbert from MCS and Colton Ferrara from St. James are the Millstadt Optimist April Students of the Month. Congrats to you and your family! We’re very proud of you! Check out the Facebook Post here


Millstadt Sister Cities Organization seeks host families with teens for six students from Gross-Bieberau, Germany, who will visit Millstadt July 23 through August 13, 2023.  Host families will receive a stipend to assist with hosting expenses. For more information, please contact a member of the Youth Ambassadors Exchange Committee: Tina Doerr – 314.750.2762 Traci Juhas … Read more

Millstadt Odyssey of the Mind Students Head to World Competition Students Need Your Help!

Millstadt, Illinois – Families from the Millstadt Consolidated School District are sharing good news about good kids. The school, along with Becky Rasmussen, Coordinator and Coach of the District #160 Odyssey of the Mind, is excited to be leading a group of eager, curious, creative students to the World Finals Competition at Michigan State University, … Read more

St. James Student Wins Scholarship

St. James congratulates Gwendolyn W. She had the highest score on this year’s Althoff High School placement test. She has also been awarded the St. Thomas Aquinas Scholarship! We are so proud of you, Gwendolyn. Congratulations!

McKendree Speech and Debate Team Opens Spring Season with 20 Awards, Including Six First-Place Finishes

(LEBANON, Ill., February 23, 2023) – The McKendree University speech and debate team recently finished its regular season with an additional 20 awards and six first-place finishes over two tournaments, qualifying three more events for nationals: sophomore Emma McIlhargie of Birch Run, Mich., in Lincoln-Douglas debate, senior Jayden Touchette of Millstadt, Ill., in extemporaneous speaking … Read more