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Yellow Medicine County Veteran's Service officer Michelle Gatz uncovered a newspaper account from 1889 that described the placement of a time capsule in this granite stone during the dedication of the courthouse on July 4 1889. The newspaper account describes many of its contents, but also hints at "secrets'' to be learned with its opening. Tribune photo by Tom Cherveny

Research leads to a 120-year-old time capsule in Yellow Medicine Courthouse

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120-year-old courthouse is about to give up secrets about the county it serves, thanks to the curiosity of a veteran' service officer turned historian.

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"Maybe we'll have to rewrite the county's history,'' laughed Michelle Gatz, Yellow Medicine County veterans service officer, in describing the "secrets'' she hopes to find revealed in a time capsule.

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