New center helps individuals Rise to recovery
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New center helps individuals Rise to recovery

HERKIMER – Addiction is a disease that does not let go of its victims easily. Whether the struggle is against heroine, alcohol, methamphetamine or gambling, those trying to stay sober need support and assistance to succeed. “We heard…

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Pokemon Go’s comeback
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Pokemon Go’s comeback

ILION – Three years ago it was common to see groups of people, phones in hand, gathered in front of the Ilion Library, the Church of Annunciation and roaming the village playing Pokemon Go, an augmented reality app…

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IFD invaded by home-schooled students
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IFD invaded by home-schooled students

ILION – A group of home-schooled students toured the Ilion Fire Department Monday, getting a close look at fire trucks, an ambulance and fire fighting gear. Twelve children attended, to learn about the workings of the fire department…

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Ilion man wanted on rape charges flees police
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Ilion man wanted on rape charges flees police

ILION – An Ilion man is in custody after fleeing police and causing a head-on collision on West Clark Street Tuesday evening, Ilion police said. Ilion police, who had a felony arrest warrant for Eric L. Henderson, 34,…

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Ilion farm now licensed to sell raw milk
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Ilion farm now licensed to sell raw milk

ILION – At Turner Farm in Ilion, producing milk isn’t a chore, but a labor of love. “Cows are a very patient, peaceful, gentle animal,” said Ben Turner as he coaxed eight of his 24 dairy cows into…

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CVCSD Foundation supporting students
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CVCSD Foundation supporting students

ILION – With the ever intensifying financial strain on schools, there is only so much a district can afford – only so many educational programs, so much equipment, so many field trips, if any at all. Thanks to…

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Ride for Missing Children stops in Ilion
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Ride for Missing Children stops in Ilion

ILION – Hundreds of cyclists took part in the 2019 Ride for Missing Children Friday, bicycling an 80-mile route from Oneida to Ilion and back to New Hartford. As it’s most easterly point on the ride route, the…

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Ilion Community Garden breaks ground
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Ilion Community Garden breaks ground

ILION – The Ilion Community Garden is finally officially a garden after members spent Saturday afternoon planting four apple trees and 10 blueberry bushes. After a small ground breaking ceremony and ribbon cutting, about a dozen volunteers made…

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Ilion Community Garden officially a non-profit
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Ilion Community Garden officially a non-profit

ILION – Having now attained 501C3 status, Ilion Community Garden is going strong and on the hunt for supporters. “The more people that are involved, the easier it will be for all,” said Amanda Norton, founder of Ilion…

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The pros of probiotics
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The pros of probiotics

Probiotics have been increasingly hailed as a cure-all for the digestive tract, and even for some nondigestive ailments. But are they really the wonder supplement many think they are? Probiotics are live, active microorganisms found in the digestive…

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