- Associated Press - Monday, June 30, 2014

VINTON, Iowa (AP) - A state grant should help pay for repairs to a Benton County Courthouse clock that has been frozen in time for years.

The Waterloo-Cedar Falls Courier reports (https://bit.ly/1qauE76 ) the State Historical Society of Iowa has approved a $32,000 grant for work on the clock atop the courthouse in Vinton. The grant is contingent on a local clock restoration group raising $16,000 for the project.

Time has been frozen on the clock at just before 12 since sometime in 2008.

County Attorney David Thompson says organizers of the restoration effort hope to complete the clock project by spring 2015.

Robert Spangler, who heads the Benton County Clock Restoration Task Force, says it will take about three months to remove, recondition and reinstall the clock.

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Information from: Waterloo-Cedar Falls Courier, https://www.wcfcourier.com

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