Welcome to the Corning Alumni web site which provides access to the Alumni News and a chance to share the Corning Alumni History Panels. The link for the Alumni News is at the top of the page as is a link that allows you to browse all of the stories and pictures that have been extracted from all of the panels.  Links to the Panels are  on the side.  When you have connected to a panel you will need to click on enlarge or choose one the links at the bottom to see the stories and pictures that are on this panel. Enjoy.

It Takes a Village

As the Corning Alumni officers made plans to celebrate the fiftieth anniversary of the last  graduating class of Corning High School the idea of creating a history of the village and the surrounding township slowly emerged. The idea was, at first, just a tiny seed, drifting in the wind. Fortunately, that tiny seed floated to fertile ground… ground that had been well prepared by a number of people and organizations. The Corning History Group, formed many years ago by caring devoted residents, had prepared the way for this seed, telling their own stories of life in Corning as a coal, oil and railroad town. Next, the CORHIAN web site, an information place for all CHS graduates, was created. Later, the ground was fertilized by Sunday Creek Associates and the Little Cities of Black Diamonds when they established a web site archive cataloging photos, newspaper articles, and other memorabilia collected by local residents. The seed was watered and tended by their webmaster who offered photos, advice and experience in design and layout.

As the seed sprouted into a young shoot, it soon became apparent that it was going to grow into a very large plant and it needed special support. A small group of people offering information, research, layout, input and most importantly their time provided that support. What you see here are the results of the efforts of many people, past and present, who have contributed to this history project. We hope you will enjoy the fruits of their labors.

by Midge Fisher Palmer