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Minden town clock installed

Staff reports

After six years in the works, the Minden town clock has a permanent home in a small park at the intersection of Esmeralda Avenue and Highway 395.

The clock was moved Friday from the Minden Inn to the recently-completed park, culminating an effort by the Minden Business Group, town employees and several businesses.

“It’s exciting to see a six-year dream come true,” said Don and Roxanne Stangle, owners of Tumblewind who came up with the idea for the clock.

The money for the park came from proceeds of the business group’s annual May craft fair.

“No county tax money was used for this project,” Don Stangle said.

Stangle and Greg Hill, Minden public works director, each contributed more than 500 hours to get the clock installed. Bruce Scott and Beth Wilhelm of Resource Concepts Inc. did the architectural work and plant and floral design.

Mimi Jobe drew conceptual plans for presentation to the Minden Town Board.

The clock was purchased from a Massachusetts firm which manufactures antique restorations.

“Without the help and total support of the town board and their employees, this project would not have succeeded,” Stangle said. “Thank you to everyone for your support.”

The Minden Business Group includes representatives from C.O.D. Garage Co., The Coin Company, Heidi’s, Lone Tree Frame Co., Artistic Nature, Nevada Gourmet Grocery, Tumblewind Clothing and Gifts, Minden Antique Mercantile, Carson Valley Inn, Winans Home Furnishing Center and Valley Do-It Center.

Donations to the clock park were made by Jim Hind, Walt Lee Construction, Granite Construction, Bing Materials and Swede and Wes Duryee.