Hands of Time

Dakota Life - 03/06/2003

"Kim and Ursala Alten, Turner, have turned their appreciation for old-fashioned craftsmanship into a successful family business. Kim is the pastor for rural Turner County First Presbyterian Church. He started fixing clocks after he became a pastor. He says he missed working with his hands. His clock repair started as a hobby, but now he often has as many as 13 clocks on his workbench at one time. He states, ""When a new clock quits operating properly, you throw the works away. With these older clocks, I feel a responsibility to preserve their history."" Take a tour of his workshop, learn about his intricate work, how he learned to do it, and the satisfaction he gets from his hobby. For more information - "


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