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Mr. Harold Whittemore IHS 1934, editor and publisher of The Ilion Sentinel newspaper

June 21, 2015 is Father's Day and this month, I would like to feature a story that borders on the personal.

The 2015 June Alumni Cover story honors the memory of Harold Whittemore IHS Class of 1934; newspaper reporter, editor and publisher of The Ilion Sentinel Newspaper. Because of the writings of Mr. Whittemore, I have been able to learn more about my own father, Dr. Theodore Carney IHS 1936, who died when I was very young.

I never had the chance, as an adult, to ask my dad much about his life and growing up in Ilion. I dedicated this web site in his memory when it was launched in 1997. As a result, I have received many touching emails, about my dad.

Perhaps this month's feature will help some of you find information about your dads too. Through the generosity of the Ilion Public Library, and Thomas Tryniski, webmaster of, you can search and read articles, from The Ilion Sentinel newspapers from 1935 - 1955.


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