Honored to be in history

Published 12:00 am Tuesday, June 20, 2006

It is an honor to think in 100 years someone will open the cornerstone placed in the Shelby County Courthouse on Liberty Day June 24, 2006 in Columbiana and the Shelby County Reporter will be inside.

It is a great honor for the staff of the Reporter to be a part of this key moment in our county&8217;s storied history.

People will open our newspaper and see photos of the staff here at the Reporter and the community as well as read stories written 100 years earlier.

They will also see and read about people just like you who make their homes in Shelby County or who have a direct impact on life here.

They will have a snapshot of life in Shelby County as it was in 2006.

What will that future hold?

Will people know what a newspaper in the printed form is?

Will people read or will they get all their news through some sort of audio device?

If they do read, will it be on some form of screen that one could simply fold up and put in a pocket or wallet that has access to a worldwide internet?

The world 100 years from now might not be much different than it is now. We hope man will continue to push forward, not repeating the errors of the past.

We hope it is a world that someone can still have the freedom and the will to know what is going on around him or her.

Today, it is an honor to be included in the Shelby County Courthouse Cornerstone project.

Maybe in 100 years it will be a service that we perform reminding people of what like was like back then