Established in 2006 to serve Granite City, Pontoon Beach, Mitchell, Madison, Lincoln Place and all neighboring communities.

Attempts are being made to move forward with the movie based on the book “Men of Granite”, written by the late Dan Manoyan. The Manoyan Family will be holding an event where they are asking for the communities input and support in this endeavor. Please scroll to the article and see if you might be interested in advancing their cause. We will post new announcements as we receive them, so scroll through the home page to make sure you do not miss new events, information and additions. Is there something you would like to see included on our website? If so, we would love your suggestions and feedback, just drop us an email.

In anticipation of the first ever Mayor’s Listening Series, please see the personal invitation to residents, businesses and community members from Mayor Mike Parkinson. The Mayor’s Listening Series will be held on multiple dates starting Monday, June 14th at 6pm at the City Cinema at 1243 Niedringhaus.

Monday, June 28: City Clerk Jenna DeYong & City Treasure Shari Grim

Monday, August 2: Police Chief Mike Nordstrom & Fire Chief Kenny Prazma

Monday, August 16: Mayor Mike Parkinson and Economic Development Director Cathy Hamilton.


“I hope I’m not the casualty.” From the BND

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Mayor Mike Parkinson addresses the Granite City Rotary Club on Tuesday, June 15, 2021

The Carnival is coming to Tri City Speedway for 11 days of fun!!!

Thursday, June 10 through Sunday, June 20. Rides, Food, Beer Garden & Races both Fridays!

Monday through Friday, 6 pm till 11 pm & Saturday and Sunday Noon till 11 pm
At Tri City Speedway, located at 5100 Nameoki Road.

The Carnival will have 13-15 rides, Games, Food, Beer Garden and more!! On both Fridays during the carnival, the Stock Car Races will be running and kids 12 & under on those Fridays will get in the Grandstands for free!

The Manoyan family is pleased to announce the recommencing of efforts to make ‘Men of Granite, a book authored by the late Dan Manoyan and published in 2007, into a feature film.

All citizens of the Granite City community (and all otherwise regardless of where they call home) are cordially invited to a roundtable discussion regarding this project which shall be held at the

Hall of Fame Building

3100 Madison Avenue on Saturday, June 26, 2021 from 3:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Remote attendance shall also be made available for those who are unable to appear in person.

We ask that all individuals interested in attending the meeting come prepared with any and all questions, concerns, and (most importantly) ideas to advance this project forward. Dan’s book was about a group of young immigrants, hailing from various different countries spread across the world, who achieved greatness together. We believe that the story of these young men is an incredibly timely one; their pursuit of greatness in Granite City embodied the very essence of the American dream – that equality of opportunity is available to all Americans, allowing the highest aspirations and goals to be achieved in this great country of ours. All inquires regarding this project may be sent to We hope to see you all on June 26th.

Randall T. Manoyan

“Far up in the deep blue sky, great white clouds are floating by; All the world is dressed in green; many happy birds are seen, roses bright and sunshine clear show that lovely June is here.”

F.G. Sanders

From the Granite City Police Department

Please welcome the newest member of the Granite City Police Department, Officer Noe Marquez. Officer Marquez comes to us from the Fairmont City Police Department where he spent 21 years serving as a Detective, on the Major Case Squad and as a Lieutenant.

Join us for a night to skate the night away! Admission is free for everyone! Quad skates are free, inline are available for purchase. One free drink with drink coupon. Can’t wait to skate the night away with the community!


Wilson Park, May 19, 2021

Doctor Amy Miller

Welcome My Beautiful Friends To: 

Gossip with Dr. Miller


I realize I cannot control what others say, but I can control how I respond.I’m learning that the biggest problem in communication is that we do not listen to understand; we listen to respond. Therefore, not responding is a response. I am only responsible for what I say, not for what others understand. 

The key to taking responsibility for my actions and reactions is to decide what is important enough to keep and what’s even more important to let go. For peace of mind is a choice… not a result. But keep in mind that if you don’t show your value, you cannot expect others to respect it. Your beliefs don’t make you a better person; your behavior does.

So let go of the anger toward others; they are fighting battles we know nothing about. You cannot control how other people receive your responses because what you say and do is seen through the lens of whatever the other person is going through.  But as long as what we do is done with integrity and love, nothing can obstruct those lenses.  Continue reading…

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Granite City, Ill., June 3, 2021 – United States Steel Corporation donated $15,000 to Granite City Community Unit School District #9 for a Mobile Tech Classroom to help promote STEM, robotics, droning and the trades.   

A presentation was held at Granite City High School which included U. S. Steel staff, GCSD9 administration and GCHS administration and teachers. Read full article…

Acoustic In The Park Series

Thursday, June 17

6:30 pm

Dalton Veteran’s Memorial Park

5111 Route 111

in Pontoon Beach

Sign up Fee – $300/TEAM Skins – $20 /TEAM, Mulligans – $20/TEAM
ENTRY INCLUDES HOT DOGS at the turn, Beverages and…

TO REGISTER YOUR TEAM CONTACT Jake Janek by cell at 618.973.6105 (call or text), at the office 618.451.5808 Extension 2659 or by email at

Now open, come join us Thursday, Friday and Saturday 11 a.m.-2 p.m.

Click the banner above to schedule your $25 exam plus x-rays

Meet Gertie, she came from a hoarding situation. She is a sweetheart that loves hugs and to snuggle, she is very affectionate. Gertie is very vocal but very loving. She seems to do okay with other dogs through fencing, but does bark when other dogs are taken outside. Gertie has never met a stranger. Please consider giving her a loving furever home!

Pound Pets Inc. is a no-kill animal rescue in Granite City. They are dedicated to finding homes for the abandoned, abused and forgotten animals.

We are happy to announce that the Park District has been selected as a host site for one of the St. Louis Cardinals Kid’s Clinics! Please visit to register your child today!

Advertising with GraniteCityGossip is far more affordable than you may think. The area’s most bang for your advertising dollar!

If you are a senior, age 65+ you may be eligible for funding to cover home repair costs. This could greatly improve your living environment so you may be able to stay within your home safely and independently

– Must own your own home
– Live in Madison County
– Age 65+

– Be income qualified
– Live in one of the following zip codes: 62002, 62018, 62025, 62052, 62034, 62040, 62035, 62060, 62095, 62234

The Six Mile Regional Library offers many wonderful time saving services. Stop by and see everything that is available.

Thank you for visiting Our new format is a work in progress, you will see some things have changed, and some have stayed the same. We will update as we receive new information just as we always have, so remember to send your announcements, fund raisers, birthday wishes to our email so we can include them on our page. Here is to the next fifteen years Granite City!

Thank you for visiting, celebrating fourteen years of service to our community, August 2006 – June 2021 Please come back soon

Last updated June 14, 2021