This section contains local news, nothing earth-shaking, just small town news. The small towns covered are the St. Louis suburbs of Madison, Illinois and Granite City, Illinois.


  In 1989, the nuclear contamination at the Dow/Spectrulite plant in Madison was not considered a big problem - but it was. Read about that site and a few other nearby sites
HERE (page 1) and HERE. (page 10)


  Granite City Press-Record of January 5, 1970

        Added 4 more pages from this issue (total of 5½ pages now here)


  Granite City Press-Record of May 2, 1960

        Added 4 more pages from this issue (total of 6 pages now here)


  Tech from 1971 - Picturephone and bootlegged 8 track tapes

  Hollywood came to town in 1980 - Escape From New York

  Truck overturns


  The Big Snow of 1982 (12 pages)


  Granite City Press-Record of May 2, 1960 - front page

        - Page 3 - ads and a little news  chicken dinners - 2 for $1


  Granite City Press-Record of January 5, 1970 - front page

        - More news - hospital notes and school menu


  Granite City Journal of May 4, 1977 - front page  First issue

        - Alpine Village  Madison's attempt at urban renewal

        - Mayor Mike Sasyk  a short article about Madison's mayor

        - Schermers' Supermarket ad