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Ilion, NY Local News 2015

This is the Local News Archives Page for news stories that were featured on the Alumni Site, from 1997 through the present. See the links below for each set of years.

Other sources of local news are:

WKTV     YNN News
    The Herkimer Evening Telegram     The Little Falls Evening Times     The Observer-Dispatch


Local News Stories Archive

This is an archive of stories, of local interest, that have been featured on the Alumni site since 1997. Because the stories span the years from 1997 until the present, older pages may contain links that no longer work. These stories have been preserved for historical reference. (May 26, 2014)

2019 News

2016 News

2015 News

2014 News

2007-2013 News

2002-2007 News

2001 News

2000 News Part I

2000 News Part II
1999 News Part III

1999 News Part II

1999 News Part I

1998 News

1997 - 2013 School District News

Featured Stories Archive

Annunciation Parish
History of the Annunciation School and Parish September 1999

Sports Stories
Featured sports articles 1997-2014

Ilion Hospital
History of the Ilion Hospital March 2011

Alumni Physicians
List of graduates who became doctors March 2011

Alumni Physicians - Guess the Grad
Graduates featured in Guess the Grad 1998 March 2011

Alumni Dentists
Graduates who became dentists Cover Story December 2014

Village Officials Booklet
History of the Ilion elected officials in honor of James Garnsey - compiled by Janet Kirkland June 2014
Ilion Days Current web site
Ilion Days Facebook Page

Ilion Days Celebration 1997 - 1999
The Ilion Days Celebration from 1999 November 2009

Bloomin' Crazy Contest and Events 1996 - 1999
      See the winners of the garden spots adopted by alumni

Ilion Little Theater
Retrospective history of the Little Theater Club November 2009

1999 Village Hall of Fame Induction
Ilion High School Boys Basketball Team of 1963 and 1990 Football Team were inducted into the Ilion Wall of Fame.

2002 Village Election August 28, 1999

Noreen Jones Murderer - Bennie Dipiazza
Parole conditions for murderer of Noreen Jones - August 28, 1999

30 Year Wrestling Winning Streak Against Magicians
Ilion - Herkimer Wrestling Match scores 1954 to 1998 - January 17, 1999

Henry Lefkowicz - Ilion Tailor Retired
Henry The Tailor retired in 1998. Read his incredible World War II survival story. When he was a young boy, he and his family were taken prisoners by the Germans and sent to the concentration camps. August 28, 1999

Ilion's Contribution to the Information Revolution


Search Historical Ilion Related Newpaper links

Harold Whittemore - Editor of The Ilion Sentinel....

Due to the generosity of the Ilion Public Library's loan of The Ilion Sentinel newspaper source microfilm, Mr. Whittemore's articles are searchable and available online. In November 2014, the Ilion Public Library allowed Thomas Tryniski, webmaster of fultonhistory.com, to scan and therefore preserve, the newspaper pages. The pdf files can be searched or perused year by year, edition by edition, page by page. The Ilion Sentinel, newspaper was managed by Harold Whittemore for many years. (Added January 31, 2015)

Ilion Library Microfilm - Ilion Sentinel

Illion NY Sentinel Browse by years 1917 - 1955 (link modified May 5, 2018)

Illion NY Citizen Browse by years 1857 - 1919 (link modified May 5, 2018)

Utica Daily Observer Browse by years 1848 - 1989 (link added May 5, 2018)

Utica Daily Press Browse by years 1882 - 1987 (link added March 3, 2019)

Herkimer NY Evening Telegram Browse by years 1945 - 1974 (link added Jan 12, 2019)

All Newspapers Browse by newspaper title. There are 10 pages of folders of newspaper titles listed alphabetically. (link added May 5, 2018)

(**** note the misspelling of Ilion, with two L's instead of one L, because that is how the folders and files were named on fultonhistory.com)

Search Newspapers - This link will open in a new browser tab and takes you directly to the fultonhistory.com search page.

To search a particular newspaper issue, instead of the hundreds that are on the site, use the commands that are described below. Enter the commands in the search window's textbox.

  • Filename contains AND

  • Title of the newspaper, or part of the title of the newspaper AND

  • Your search TEXT words or phrase in double quotes

  • Your search TEXT words or phrase in double quotes

  • Make sure you have the exact configuration of quote marks and parentheses characters

  • Select Boolean from the pulldown menu under Items per page

Sample A. "golden bombers" and (Filename contains (Illion NY Citizen))
Sample B. golden and bomber and (Filename contains (Illion NY Sentinel))
Sample C. golden and bomber and (Filename contains (Herkimer NY Evening Telegram))
Sample D. "golden bombers" and (Filename contains (Herkimer NY Evening Telegram))

Enter the exact Newspaper title (the title as it was created on the site) when Mr. Tryniski scanned them. That is why it is important that you know that the titles, of the two Ilion newspapers, were misspelled. To search those particular newspapers, you must enter the names with the same spellings).

Illion NY Sentinel 1817 - 1955
Illion NY Citizen 1857 - 1919
Herkimer NY Evening Telegram 1945 – 1974


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