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It’s Christmas Time in Granite City!

‘Tis the season everyone and we know what that means, Santa will soon be making his appearance. Are you on the nice list or the naughty list? Either way, hopefully Christmas joy will find its way to where you gather with those you love the most. We wish a Merry Christmas to all our visitors and sponsors who make so successful. It is a pleasure to provide a landing place that brings our community together.

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Granite City man making docuseries

‘My Haunted History’ adds paranormal twist

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John Badman|The Telegraph Colton Baumgartner, left, looks over a pictoral book of Granite City this week with Granite City Mayor Mike Parkinson in the mayor’s office. Baumgartner is doing a docuseries on haunted places in Granite City.

A relatively new Madison County resident is exploring his new town and surrounding region through a docuseries with a paranormal twist. 

“I moved here a year ago,” actor Colton Baumgartner, 32, said. “I was living in New Orleans, getting a divorce from my ex-husband. I literally closed my eyes and pointed to a destination on a map, and here I am, a year later.” 

Baumgartner’s docuseries, “My Haunted History,” will explore the haunted histories of Granite City, Alton and St. Louis, as well shooting across America, while exploring the small businesses and people who make up the region in an interview format. 

“I’m bringing out areas that are not-so well-known,” he explained. “Anyone who lives in a small town in America grows up to hear haunted stories about their town, or wherever we are and wherever we’re going.” 

“My Haunted History” is in pre-production now, for which he still is seeking funding, and will begin filming at the end of December, while Baumgartner is working with an executive producer. Baumgartner also will film some in February.  (Read rest of article)

Fifteen Years Later and Still Making a Difference!

Just when you think nobody is listening, they are. Throughout the years our discussion board has sparked debate, opened discussions that would have never otherwise taken place. The best part of the GraniteCityGossip Discussion Board was when it bridged the gap between our citizens and our elected officials, and local parents to our school board and teachers.

October 28,2021 one of our website viewers emailed a letter to be entered into the “Viewer Submitted Articles” page of the website. The news spread quickly about the subject matter of the letter and in a very short time the letter had been read hundreds of times. The title of the letter is “The Forgotten Seniors of Nameoki Township”. Apparently, the letter got the attention of those in charge at the township and we are proud to say this story has a happy ending, that we are hoping is only the beginning of better days ahead for the seniors of Nameoki Township. Beginning in the new year On January 17-2022, Nameoki Township will begin hosting Coffee-Donuts-Cards and Games the first and third Mondays of each month!

So, if you have something to say, if you’re feeling unheard and have a point to make or an issue that needs addressed, you always have a couple options on You can join our Discussion Board and sign up with a user name of your choice, while remaining anonymous or you can email your own article to the Viewer Submitted Articles page. Trust us when we say, whether or not it’s admitted, most of the area’s elected officials, first responders, and school district staff frequent the website and are reading.

Granite City High School is partnering with the Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) to host a School/Youth Serving Organization COVID-19 clinic on Tuesday, Dec. 14, from 3:30 pm till 7:30 pm in the GCHS cafeteria located at 3148 Fehling Road. 

Vaccinations are open for ages 5 and older.

For more information visit the GCSD #9 website at

Calvary Kids invites you to their Christmas play, Glory to God in the Lowest on Sunday, December 12 at 10:30 AM.

When angels appeared outside the town of Bethlehem proclaiming the greatest news the world had ever heard, they didn’t deliver their message to the “high and mighty,” but to the simple and lowly — shepherds! 

And, not just any shepherds, but easily-disregarded “night shepherds.” Little did they know that the promised king, the Messiah from the line of King David, was born that night, right there in Bethlehem, and would grow up to be both the Lamb of God, and the Good Shepherd! Glory to God In the Highest became Glory to God in the Lowest, too, as the very Son of God came to the world He created as a tiny baby in a lowly manger! – Calvary Life Church, 4650 Maryville Rd

Holy Family’s Cub Scout Pack 103 “Scouting For Food Drive” 2021
The scouts from Cub Scout Pack 103 were mighty busy Saturday collecting 1,628 items for the annual “Scouting For Food Drive”. Their committed efforts will help supply local food banks who assist in feeding families in need. 24 scouts and 21 volunteers made this a huge success – GREAT JOB EVERYONE!


It’s the time of year when the preparations are beginning. Christmas dinners are being planned, and the guest lists are being put together. Families and friends will soon gather to celebrate the most anticipated holiday of the year. Imagine if you will, waking up Christmas morning having nothing but memories of Christmases past to fill your day. Remembering back to the days when you were preparing for dinner with family and friends. Remembering back when the house was filled with the sounds of children’s footsteps and excited voices while Christmas presents were being exchanged. Remembering back to the laughter and love that only the company of others could bring. Please consider Adopting a Local Senior Nursing Home Resident to let them know they are not being forgotten during this holiday season.

Join us for the 2021 season of WonderLight’s Christmas at Worldwide Technology Raceway! WonderLight’s Christmas is a drive through Christmas light show fully

synchronized to music played through your car stereo! With millions of lights dancing in sync to crowd-favorite Christmas music, WonderLight’s Christmas might just become your family’s next favorite holiday tradition! AND…in 2021, we’ve added more than a dozen new lighted elements and updated our playlist with several new songs for families to enjoy. The route is right at two miles long with over 45 minutes of music! Open nightly November 12, 2021 to January 9, 2022 – rain, shine, or snow!!!Timed ticketing will be implemented in 2021 to cut down on average wait time. Tickets must be purchased in advance -RESERVATIONS REQUIRED – at

Jason Talley Opens Doc’s Oils Shop

Local Chiropractor Jason Talley has partnered with a farm in Plainview Illinois to take the “farm to table” approach when producing his new CBD line of products, Doc’s Oils. Staying local helps to ensure the purity and potency of his CBD oils and lotions. Doc’s Oils are organic oil made from hemp flowers to produce wellness in a tincture. Pure, tested, legal oil that relieves pain from inflammation, and calms the body helping you rest and relax. The Doc’s Oils shop is now open and waiting to discuss your needs at 3100 Maryville Rd in Granite City. You can also visit the Doc’s Oils Facebook page by clicking the link.

Saturday Dec 11-2021 Al’s 520 Club’s first ever Toy Ride. All proceeds go to local families in need for the holiday! Sign up at 11 am and ride begins at noon.

Granite City Township December 2021 Calendar

It’s a holiday classic alert! Two more Christmas movies added. (Dec. 4th) How The Grinch Stole Christmas (2000) and (Dec 12th) White Christmas (1954). Tickets on sale at All holiday classics tickets are only $4.50 each.

Mark your calendars to save the date for the Twigs Christmas Fest, a day of fun for everyone! Twigs Tumbleweed Community Garden Pavillion located at 2100 Cleveland Blvd, Granite City, Il. Join us Saturday, December 11, from 5:00 to 8:00

How the story of Rudolph the Red- Nosed Reindeer was born.

As the holiday season of 1938 came to Chicago, Bob May wasn’t feeling much comfort or joy. A 34-year-old ad writer for Montgomery Ward, May was exhausted and nearly broke. His wife, Evelyn, was bedridden, on the losing end of a two-year battle with cancer. This left Bob to look after their four-year old-daughter, Barbara. Continue reading.

Welcome My Beautiful Friends To “GOSSIP WITH DR. MILLER”


The world today has become a melting pot of health and environmental related issues, such as homelessness, hunger, incurable diseases, toxic soils, noxious foods, and man-made synthetics, destroying human life and wildlife globally.  What if there was ONE solution to all of the stated issues?  What if I told you that we could cure diseases, stop hunger, house the homeless, eat clean foods, have clean energy, and create an all-around healthier living environment, just by growing one plant.  Well, we can. Continue reading 

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We thank you for visiting, celebrating fifteen years of service to our community, August 2006 – November 2021

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Last updated December 05, 2021