Theater group anxiously awaits go-ahead from state
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Theater group anxiously awaits go-ahead from state

By DAVID L. PODOS ILION – Nestled behind the Remington Arms building on Remington Avenue, in what was once a horse stable, sits the Ilion Little Theater. It is one of the oldest continuous running community theaters in…

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New executive director wants to let the world know about Herkimer County
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New executive director wants to let the world know about Herkimer County

By JESSICA ARSENAULT RIVENBURG HERKIMER – Herkimer County has a rich history involving Revolutionary War battles, the perfection and production of countless goods, the invention of basketball and the last woman hanged in New York. It has been…

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Roger Skinner Memorial Dog Park in need of help
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Roger Skinner Memorial Dog Park in need of help

By JESSICA ARSENAULT RIVENBURG HERKIMER – Ed View and the Mohawk Valley Rotary Club are looking for help to continue work on the long awaited Roger Skinner Memorial Dog Park taking shape on Marginal Road in Herkimer. “What…

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Frankfort woman turns 101
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Frankfort woman turns 101

By JESSICA ARSENAULT RIVENBURG ILION – When Rose Cacciatore came into the world, Woodrow Wilson was president, there were 48 states in the U.S. and gasoline cost 30 cents per gallon. World War I and the Spanish Influenza…

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Ilion DPW worker injured in accident
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Ilion DPW worker injured in accident

By JESSICA ARSENAULT RIVENBURG ILION – An accident on West Main Street in Ilion sent two Ilion Department of Public Works employees to the hospital Thursday afternoon, police said.   Around 2:30 p.m., a DPW crew was patching…

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Small fire disrupts traffic in Ilion
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Small fire disrupts traffic in Ilion

By JESSICA ARSENAULT RIVENBURG ILION – A small fire at 279 W. Main St. in Ilion briefly disrupted traffic on the main street Saturday afternoon, but crisis was averted for the homeowners. Ilion firefighters reported that embers jumped…

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Historic Herkimer building given new life
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Historic Herkimer building given new life

By DAVID PODOS HERKIMER – Longtime Herkimer resident and self-proclaimed history buff Joe Chilelli is breathing new life into the historic Munger Building on North Main Street in Herkimer. Many who lived in the area during the 1950s…

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Ilion Days to go ahead this year
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Ilion Days to go ahead this year

By JESSICA ARSENAULT RIVENBURG   ILION – “Great news! We will have Ilion Days! Garage sale, fireworks, craft fair, Family Fun Day, dog show, car show, Chicken BBQ – It. Is. On,” reads the Ilion Days Facebook page.…

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Roll-over accident near Herkimer McDonald’s
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Roll-over accident near Herkimer McDonald’s

By JESSICA ARSENAULT RIVENBURG HERKIMER – An accident occurred near McDonald’s and Wal-Mart in Herkimer Saturday afternoon, resulting in one vehicle coming to rest on its side. Despite appearances, no one was injured in the accident, said Herkimer…

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Ilion High School yearbooks now available online
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Ilion High School yearbooks now available online

By JESSICA ARSENAULT RIVENBURG ILION – After years of scanning, grant-writing and waiting, every known Ilion High School yearbook is now available online, thanks to the Ilion Library and Library Historian Mike Disotelle. The yearbooks begin with 1909…

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