Lebanon celebrates new school with time-capsule opening

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 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.