Sara Swanson

Two-faced post clock to go up on corner of M-52 & Main Street

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Example of Verdin 2-faced post clock. Photo from

While this summer’s Sesquicentennial celebration is still fresh in our memories, Manchester will be getting a permanent monument to mark the occasion this spring. This fall, at the wrap up meeting, the Sesquicentennial Committee voted to put their $10,000 of remaining funds toward the purchase of a 2-faced post clock from the Verdin Bell & Clock company of Cincinnati, Ohio.

The clock, which costs $15,000, will be placed on the lawn of the Historical Society’s Kingsley-Jenter House on the corner of M-52 and Main Street. The remaining cost of the clock will be paid for with $1,000 from Chamber of Commerce funds, $3,000 will come from this year’s Kiwanis Crazy Ca$h profits, and the Downtown Development Authority voted last Wednesday night to use the remaining $993 of county tourism money that was to be used for the Sesquicentennial for the clock.

The clock will commemorate the Village’s 150 years and will include a plaque listing Sesquicentennial sponsors. The Historical Society will be contributing a bench on that corner to go with the clock. The clock should be installed this coming spring.

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