Time capsule from centennial unearthed in preparation for 125th opening


Phyllis Richert photo


More than 20 people showed up Friday morning at Memorial Park to watch the unearthing of Hillsboro?s centennial time capsule. The capsule was exhumed in preparation for the official opening of the capsule Friday evening, June 26, during the city?s 125th anniversary celebration. Pictured are (from left) Tom Richards, Morgan Marler, Johnnie Liles, Eileen Butler, Dillyn Baker being held by parents Sue and Dave Baker, Jim Baker (with shovel), Delores Dalke, Elaine Baker with grandson Gavin Baker, Brenda Coryea, Stan Harder, Jan Meisinger, Verden Harms, Janice Goertz, Clint Seibel, Larry Paine, Eldon Pankratz, Glenn Goertz, Doug Wright, Dusty Dalke. According to Jim Baker, who emceed the ceremony and is chairman of the 125th anniversary capsule committee, the capsule contains items from the city?s 75th and 100th anniversary celebrations, plus letters written to family members. Information from the 125th event will be added to the capsule before it is buried again in the same spot until the city?s 150th celebration in 2034. The time capsule was recovered with the help of a backhoe driven by Dusty Dalke from Dalke Construction and the assistance of city staff member Tom Richards.


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