About Our Village

 Village Hall   618-227-8331

About the Village of Beckemeyer

 

FlowersBeckemeyer is located in the heart of Clinton County, Illinois. A growing rural community situated just 45 minutes east of St. Louis, Missouri. Because Beckemeyer is just 5 minutes from Carlyle Lake, it offers the option of outdoor entertainment along with the quiet of rural living.  Grilling in Beckemeyer

 Major highways are a short drive away – Rt. 50 through the center of town, I-64 to the South, I-57 to the East, I-55 and I-70 to the North. Two airports serve the Beckemeyer area: Mid-America Airport located near Scott Air Force Base (30 miles away) and Lambert International Airport in St. Louis (70 miles away).

The Village of Beckemeyer is surrounded by fields and forests. If you are a young couple just beginning life or a senior citizen enjoying retirement – then Beckemeyer is your place to reside.

Tractor PullThe Village has installed new sewer and water lines and is continually upgrading the sidewalks and curbing. There is a recycling program with 24 hour, lighted service at a building located next to Village Hall.

The town hosts many activities either at its two public parks or throughout the Village. In the winter, there is the Euchre Tournament, Pork Sausage Dinners and Wurstmarts.Christmas Party with Kids

In the Spring, Beckemeyer comes alive with the Lenten Fish Frys, the BCDC Chicken Dinner, Trivia Night at St. Anthony’s Parish, the Kentucky Derby Party and the Village-wide Rummage Sale.

As spring moves to summer, there is the Tractor Pull, the Softball Tournament, the infamous Lawn Mower Poker Run, St. Anthony’s Parish Picnic and a Car Show.

When the leaves begin to fall, Pork Sausage and Pancake Dinners begin again, along with the BCDC Cash Raffle, and Christmas Party.

 

    

Contact Info

Beckemeyer Village Hall

191 East 1st Street
PO Box 278
Beckemeyer, IL 62219

Phone: 618-227-8331
Email:
villageofbec@ezeeweb.com

Carrie Jurgensmeyer
ADA Coordinator
191 E. First St.
Beckemeyer, IL
Phone: 618-227-8331

 

Office Hours
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday 8:00am-4:00pm. Closed Wednesdays. 

 

Coal Miner Monument

Coal Miner Monument

Joseph Koch left for work early on the morning of March 25, 1947. He rode the 40 miles with many other men from the Village of Beckemeyer to the Centralia Coal Mine Company No. 5 in Wamac, Illinois. Later that day, a violent explosion rocked the mine, trapping it's victims in the rubble.

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Contact Info

  • Beckemeyer Village Hall
  • 191 East 1st Street
    PO Box 278
    Beckemeyer, IL 62219
  • Phone: 618-227-8331
  • Email: villageofbec@ezeeweb.com
  • Carrie Jurgensmeyer
    ADA Coordinator
  • Nathan Koehler
    Zoning Administrator

Administration

  • Mayor:  Dennis Rakers
  • Treasurer:  Steve Kelso
  • Legal Advisor: Richard Kuiken
  • Deputy Village Clerk/Office Manager: Carrie Jurgensmeyer
  • Police Chief:  Tom Ellis
  • Clerk: Lisa Lammers
  • ESDA Coordinator:  Rodney Rakers

Trustees

  • Bob Crippen
  • Roland Kampwerth
  • Josh Mensing
  • Luke Baker
  • Jeremy Pate
  • Mike Hagen

 

Committees

  • Finance
    Jeremy Pate, chair
  • Insurance, Health and Personnel
    Bob Crippen, chair
  • Light, Police & ESDA
    Josh Mensing, chair
  • Planning & Zoning
    Jeremy Pate, chair
  • Street & Cemetery
    Luke Baker, chair
  • Park
    Bob Crippen, chair
  • Water & Sewer
    Josh Mensing, chair