This year, 2009 will
be the 10th Anniversary of The Aldersonian on the internet. History tells
us that Alderson Schools since 1917 have had a newspaper and it was called
The Aldersonian. However history has been lax as to who
started it and who worked on the paper for all those years. I can only say,
as far as my tender, it was my senior year of 1957. I can assume that
was the format for a while and the seniors were the only grades to put
the paper to press.
there was, of course, no internet available, allowing everyone to
have their contributions put out there for all to see. It was
a big thing then to open a newspaper and see an article which you
Naturally The Aldersonian had news about the school but also included some of
the things going on in the town. One of the perks was to get out
of class and go from store to store to get adds or maybe a "scoop" on the
be great to archive all the names of the young people who worked on the
Aldersonian, but that's an impossibility. You can know who has worked on
this version of the Aldersonian, for I have tried to give credit for all
articles and photos. I could also list them here but it would be better if
you make note of who's article, or photos appear.
no way to tell what influence the Aldersonian has made over the previous
years. I can only tell you how this one has done, and it has done
very well, according to the emails I get. That's because of all of you who
have made a contribution to this little voice. So I say to you,
congratulation! Job well done!
email I would like to share: A lady wrote me that she and her family were
considering where they wanted to move. She said she loved reading all the
stories and descriptions about Alderson and wanted information on the high
school and elementary schools and some other things. It was sad to
have to tell her the high school no longer existed and most of the stories
were the "way it was", and not "the way it is."
if Alderson will ever again resemble the town that we all remember. I do
know there are folks that are trying. In ten more years Alderson will have
more history and hopefully the Aldersonian will still be here to report it.