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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.


"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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