Ad Spot

Elementary school makes time stand still

Principal Daphne Jah, Jeff Faust, and students James Slaughter and Bailey Tatum pose with the time capsule in West Madison Elementary's courtyard.

West Madison Elementary is literally saving time in a bottle. Having recently excavated a time capsule buried at the school in 1991, the school will have another one planted Tuesday, May 31.

“We were going to actually bury it this week,” explained Principal Daphne Jah, “but we had several people who still wanted to add some things to it.”

Jah said they will put a list of current students in the capsule along with class books.

“We have a newspaper of the tornado and the power outage,” Jah said. “Some of the teachers had a Wimpy Kid book, which was one of the favorite books of second grade, and they had written a message on the inside.”

Teachers, students and PTA members contributed items to put into the capsule.

Jah said the items found in the ’91 capsule were interesting. They had items such as newspaper articles—similar items to what will be put into the new one.

She said the lesson she hopes students get out of this project is that history is important.

“History is who we are, basically, because we’re made up of all of our past,” Jah said. “We’re kind of preserving it by putting it in the time capsule.”

Madison

Mercy Wolverton impressively masters hi-tech study, business

Madison

At Madison Street Festival, veterans to show fighter helicopter from Vietnam War

Madison

Local marching bands to be featured at “March on Madison” tonight

Madison

MSF’s Community Showcase promises array of talent

Madison

Brooms, mops in Lions Club sale to raise funds for vision projects

Harvest

Local musicians to jam at Madison Street Festival

Madison

Trash Pandas fall 4-2, Tennessee evens series

FRONT PAGE FEATURED

Athletic Hall Of Fame Accepting Nominations

Harvest

Railyard BBQ Brawl and Music Festival returns Oct. 29

Bob Jones High School

Tommy Overcash appointed to Madison Board of Education

Madison

Children vulnerable for troubled mental health, Cook says

Madison

Fast start leads Trash Pandas to 9-5 in playoff game 1 win

Harvest

Updating state’s 1901 Constitution on November ballot

James Clemens High School

Boynton champions languages with ‘A Seal of Biliteracy’

Madison

Jessica Penot to discuss ‘Haunted North Alabama’

Madison

MSF shows artistic influences at Artist Alley, Crafters Cove and Student Art Tent

Bob Jones High School

Bob Jones, James Clemens command National Merit totals for Alabama

Bob Jones High School

Coaches White and McGehee speak in ‘Sittin’ With the Supe’

Huntsville

Dr. Charles L. Karr named President of UAH

Madison

Trash Pandas clinch second half title with 5-2 win, playoffs start next week

Harvest

Master Gardeners set for Fall Plant Sale on Sept. 24

Madison

Senior center conducts food drive, ceramics sale

Madison

MSF doubles Children’s Area, changes shuttle stops

Madison

POLICE: Two men arrested after injuring woman in burglary attempt

x