- Associated Press - Monday, April 20, 2015

LEBANON, Ill. (AP) - Residents in the southern Illinois of Lebanon have unearthed the contents of a 1938 time capsule.

The Sunday event was part of the unveiling of Lebanon’s news $8.1 million elementary school. The Belleville News-Democrat reports (https://bit.ly/1DDOf5H ) the time capsule was encased in the old school’s now-removed cornerstone. The old school will be demolished in July.

The time capsule contained signatures of students, a thermometer and information about who built the school.

Voters approved a bond issue in 2009 to build the new school. Students will start taking classes there in the fall. About 330 of the district’s 650 students will attend the new school.

Lebanon is in St. Clair County, about 25 miles east of St. Louis, Missouri.


Information from: Belleville News-Democrat, https://www.bnd.com



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