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The opening of a time capsule, buried in 1991, highlighted a Monday afternoon celebration at Solway Elementary, which celebrated its 25th anniversary by rededicating the school. Pictured are, from left, principal Tami Wesely and fifth-graders Emma Mattfield and Peyton Oelrich, who unrolled a New Kids on the Block poster. (Bethany Wesley | Bemidji Pioneer)

A look back, a look ahead: Solway Elementary celebrates 25th anniversary

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SOLWAY --  As each item was unearthed from a 1991 time capsule, you could hear the laughs and whispers spread throughout the gymnasium.


Slap bracelets. A classic Nintendo Power magazine.

A pair of fifth-graders unrolled a New Kids on the Block poster and adults laughed as students asked one another what a “New Kid” is. Or was.

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