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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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SUMMER READING AND ACTIVITY PROGRAM

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!

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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…

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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…

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National Library Week

We’re celebrating National Library Week April 3-9 with a themed Spirit Week, both online and in person. Show library spirit in person with different themed dress-ups and activities, or online here on Facebook with different activities and posts. Also, participate in the American Library Association’s #MyLibrary promotion by posting to Instagram, Twitter, or on the…

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