Gillett News

88 year old, Virginia Place sits on Santa’s lap every year! Santa Makes the Community of Gillett’s Week by Stopping at the Bank
Santa made it to Planters and Merchants Bank in Gillett on Thursday, December 22nd. From babies, to teens, to adults, everyone enjoyed sitting on...


Leah Muse, Cassie Murphy, Kelsey, Ethan and Kara Holzhauer, Hunter Ellenburg and Trent Caldwell.   Youth Visits DeWitt Nursing Homes
The youth of St. Paul Lutheran Church delivered handmade nativity crafts to both Crestpark and Dewitt City nursing homes on Wednesday, December...


(L-R) Ethan Holzhauer, Trent Caldwell, Jane Hubsch, Decoda Caldwell, Emma Ellenburg, Hunter Ellenburg, Annabelle Barnett, Leah Muse, Kara Holzhauer, Kahlan Philipp and Kelsey Holzhauer.  Lutheran Program
The children of St. Paul Lutheran Church in Gillett performed their Christmas program "What Child is This?" On Sunday, Dec. 18.  Joli Holzhauer...


Gillett Elementary Spelling Bee
Gillett Elementary School recently held their annual spelling bee. The first place winner was Josh Haynes, second place was Emma Sullivan, and...


Members of the Community Choir include: Norma Holzhauer, Tricia Young, Margaret Carlow, Rose Ella Smith, Linda Smith, Bonnie Wilbanks, Barbara Menard, Scott and Karen Place, Heneritta Gordon, Helen Wallace, Pastor Chad, Joni and Mahalie Phillip, Joanna Best, Eddie Best, Claudette Cover, Dawn Teer, Larry Bauer, Marion Fuhrman, Donnie Shepherd, Kathy Trites, Donna Barnett, Seth Place, Carolyn DePascale, Jake Coburn and Matt Lowe Gillett Community Cantata
The Gillett Community Choir gathered together once again for a breathtaking musical performance! The glow of candle light, the smell of warm...


Gillett’s Citizen of the Year Tricia Young poses with the two favorite men in her life, husband Monty and son Bart of Fayetteville. Gillett Christmas at Jesswein Park
The culmination of the annual Gillett Christmas celebration was held at Jesswein Park, near the town center. There was a chill in the air and a...


Kara Holzhauer is so excited to receive her autographed copies from Knapp Author Visits GES
Author Jefferson Knapp visited Gillett Elementary on November 2. He shared many funny stories from his childhood and how they influenced his...


Blessing of the Backpacks
Gillett United Methodist Church had a “Blessing of the Backpacks” during their service on Sunday, August 14th. All of the kids bought their...


Anna Rose Lowe, Kelsey Holzhauer, Chloe Belle Grantham, and Sophia Whiting attended Church Camp, Camp Lake Stephens in Oxford Mississippi. Gillett Youth Spends Time on Mississippi


Gracie Edmonson is flanked by friends Bentely and Berekley Fox as they shake their way to homemade butter! Gillett VBS
The Gillett Community Vacation Bible School was held last week and sponsored Gillett United Methodist and St. Paul's Lutheran churches. The theme...


Gillett EHC Studies “Ikigai” in June
The Gillett Extension Homemakers Club held its June meeting in the home of Dorothy Connelly with five members present. Margie Hackney, club president, called the meeting...
Alvin Holzhauer, Shirley Larry Mitchell, Alice Cleveland Fellers, Barbara Brockling, Walter Dupuy, Marilyn Haynes, Jack Place, Lorna Duderstadt, Linda Baker Finch, Wendyl Best, Margie Wheatley Herman, Joe Bill Schlenker 50 Year Reunion for Gillett Class of 1966
The class of 1966 at Gillett High School began the first grade with 37 students, of those there were 13 of the original class that graduated. The...


2016 Gillett Heritage Days Festival
  The Annual Gillett Heritage Days Festival was held Saturday May 28th at Menard Heritage Park beginning at 11:00AM. There was a Baggo Tournament,...


Artists Kara Holzhauer, Monica Box, Makayla Whiting and Mary-Claire Grantham are hard at work. Gillett United Methodist Youth Holds Fundraiser
The Gillett United Methodist Youth recently held a fish fry and “cross crafts” fundraiser for a June trip to Branson. The dinner and crosses...


Gillett EHC Holds April Meeting
The Gillett Extension Homemakers Club held its April meeting in the home of Jeannie Fletcher on Tuesday, April 12, with five members present. Margie Hackney, club...