Minerva clock dedication set April 28

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Submitted Photo A dedication ceremony is planned April 28 for Minerva’s historical clock.

The Minerva Area Historical Society will host a town clock dedication on Friday, April 28, at 6 p.m. at the Haas Museum, 128 N Market St.
The community is invited to attend and the ceremony will include remarks by historical society President Chip Syme and refreshments.
The clock was purchased in 1926 by the board of directors of the Minerva Savings and Trust and removed when the bank was sold in 1963.
Harold Wunderle bought the clock for its scrap value of $100. After, Harold’s wife, Helen Ready Wunderle, died, their children, Janet and William, donated it back to the Haas Museum in their mother’s name.
Through the years, many people have worked on the clock in an effort to keep it running. Paul White, owner of Medicine Center Pharmacy, spent countless hours working on it in 2003.
Last summer the clock was refurbished and retrofitted with electronic works by Lumichron Commercial Clocks of Grand Rapids, Mich.

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