Lost time: Capsule eludes Wis. village officials

December 27, 2010 11:32:35 AM PST
Officials in the Wisconsin village of Kimberly want to commemorate the community's 100th anniversary by digging up a time capsule that was buried 25 years ago. There's just one problem: No one knows where it is.

The time capsule held coins, news clippings and a bottle of New Coke in a 2-foot-long piece of white PVC pipe. It was buried near the municipal building in 1985.

However, the capsule had to be dug up in 1997 when the building complex was remodeled. Kimberly street commissioner Dave Vander Velden says it's not clear where - or even if - it was reburied.

The Post-Crescent of Appleton says officials are using a metal-detection device to help them find the wayward time capsule.


Information from: The Post-Crescent, http://www.postcrescent.com