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Church uncovers box in cornerstone
Stewart and Christie Strait join George Cromwell to open a copper box from the cornerstone of St. Johns Church outside Cromwells home Friday, Aug. 24
MONROE - On Friday, Aug. 24, the metal box that was placed in the cornerstone of St. John's United Church of Christ (previously called St. John's Evangelical Church) on June 25, 1922 was finally found by church member Dennis Stuckey.Christie Strait, a member of the church's 150th anniversary celebration committee, said she thought that, after reading old articles in church scrapbooks, it would be interesting to find the metal box. She read articles and saw a picture in an album that showed the laying of the cornerstone. David L. Deininger, current custodian of the church, determined the picture was taken looking south so he knew that the box had to be somewhere by the cornerstone.