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Tracking COVID-19 in Clay County and neighboring counties
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Tracking COVID-19 in Clay County and neighboring counties

The Spencer Signal is tracking the spread of COVID-19 in Clay County and neighboring counties. Below are updated graphs for Clay, Buena Vista, Dickinson, O’Brien and Palo Alto Counties showing new confirmed COVID-19 cases per day and the seven-day average number of new cases. New cases of confirmed COVID-19 for each day are represented on...

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Spencer Library open to public

The Spencer Public Library reopened to patrons this week. However, there are now new restrictions in place that library visitors must follow: · The public must make an appointment to enter. · Only 10 visitors will be allowed in the building at any one time. · A temperature check and masks are required to enter. Please practice social...

Robinson says Clay County, Spencer residents have taken COVID-19 seriously
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Robinson says Clay County, Spencer residents have taken COVID-19 seriously

Anyone watching Monday’s Spencer City Council meeting online or in person would have noticed a couple of social distancing-inspired seating changes. Council members and city staff were more spread out, with each of the council members sitting at individual tables. Mayor Kevin Robinson, city staff and Ward 1 City Councilman Tom Nelson also wore masks...

Rollover on U.S. 71 sends two to hospital
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Rollover on U.S. 71 sends two to hospital

Two people were transported to Spencer Hospital Thursday night after the vehicle the pickup truck they were in entered a ditch and rolled on U.S. 71. The Clay County Sheriff’s Office reported deputies were dispatched to the 4600 mile of U.S. 71 at 7:17 p.m. Thursday. Deputies determined Rosa Guadiana Escalmilla, 27, of Storm Lake,...

City council meeting notes: July 6, 2020
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City council meeting notes: July 6, 2020

The Spencer City Council discussed the following items at its regular meeting on Monday. Planned Unit Residential Development, development ordinances clear final filings The Spencer City Council approved, 7-0, the third and final filings of two separate ordinances, one amending parts of the city code pertaining to Planned Unit Residential Developments (PURDs) and the other...

Clay County records first COVID-19 death
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Clay County records first COVID-19 death

One person from Clay County has died due to COVID-19, according to data updated Wednesday by the Iowa Department of Public Health. This is the county’s first reported death during the pandemic. No other information about the individual is available. As of Wednesday afternoon, Clay County has 141 confirmed cases of COVID-19, according to the...

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