Not only is Le Mars celebrating Ice Cream Days this week, the Plymouth County community is also 150 years old.
A sesquicentennial time capsule was buried Wednesday night next to two other time capsules from the Centennial and 125th year celebrations.
Rich Ziettlow co-chairs the Sesquicentennial Committee and says a variety of contemporary items were placed inside the 2019 time capsule:
OC………put in as well. ;23
He says several pieces of original local art were also put inside the capsule.
Ziettlow says the new capsule and its predecessors will be in the ground for a hundred years.
OC……everybody put in. :26
Ziettlow says he wishes the people living in Le Mars during the first 50 years would have thought about assembling a time capsule.
He says it would have been interesting to see what Le Mars was like during the initial golden anniversary of the community.
However, no such time capsule exists.