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Jefferson Elementary opens up time capsule from 1982

Students, staff and former teachers watched as Jefferson Elementary principal Bobbi Buttars and former principal Jerry Lane opened the capsule.

As Jefferson Elementary prepares to move into a brand new school this summer, students and staff took the time to look back on some old memories Friday by opening up a time capsule.

The capsule dates back to 1982 when the newest wing of the school was built.

Students, staff and former teachers watched as principal Bobbi Buttars and former principal Jerry Lane opened the capsule.

Items tucked away for more than 35 years included a 1981 phone book, articles detailing the construction and bond for the school's 1982 section and a staff list from that year.

Lane says he remembers the day the capsule was planted: "It was a nice day like this is and we had the kids out here just like she had the kids out here and the Masons did it for us and it so it was a very good event."

For Principal Buttars, the event allowed them to see how much the school’s changed.

“It's not about forgetting the memories because that's what builds us, but taking some of the memories with us and building on what we have," she says.

The old section of Jefferson Elementary will be demolished at the end of the year.

A new time capsule will also be planted in the fall.

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