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Driveway confrontation leads to assault arrest
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Driveway confrontation leads to assault arrest

Authorities arrested a man for assault last Saturday following a confrontation with a male victim in a driveway on 130th Avenue in rural Clay County. The Clay County Sheriff’s Office stated Rickey Hickey, 61, was arrested at 6:35 p.m. that day following an investigation. The victim reported that he had pulled into the driveway at...

5 homes to benefit from city’s substandard housing program
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5 homes to benefit from city’s substandard housing program

Five properties in town will receive funding for home repairs thanks to Spencer’s new Substandard Housing Rehabilitation Program. The Spencer City Council last week approved 5-0 a resolution authorizing the acceptance of bids from contractors for work on the five properties. The combined amount awarded for the five bids is $122,475. Under the program, the...

City council notes: November 4, 2029
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City council notes: November 4, 2029

The Spencer City Council discussed the following topics at its meeting on November 4. Council approves funding for 4 Renaissance Initiative grant applicants The council approved funding for four Renaissance Initiative fall grant applications. The organizations that received funding are: Grand Avenue Community Outreach, for community kitchen – $2,500 awarded ($2,500 requested) NW Iowa Soccer,...

Spencer City Council, School Board and other Clay County election results
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Spencer City Council, School Board and other Clay County election results

Here are the unofficial election results of last night’s Spencer City Council, School Board and other Clay County elections. Spencer MayorKevin Robinson – 1,055 votes (97.32%)Write-in – 29 votes (2.68%) City Council At-LargeLoren H. Reit – 724 votes (63.62%)Rich Prentice – 412 votes (36.2%)Write-in – 2 votes (0.18%) City Council Ward 2Bill Orrison – 106...

Firefighters find body inside home
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Firefighters find body inside home

This post has been updated. Officials continue to investigate a small house fire during which Spencer firefighters found a man dead inside the home. Spencer Fire and Rescue responded to 1408 13th Ave. West at about 10:06 a.m. Monday for a report of house fire with an occupant possibly still inside. Firefighters found light smoke...

City council candidate profile: Duane Bates
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City council candidate profile: Duane Bates

Duane Bates wants to bring an approach of common sense decisions and fiscal responsibility to the Spencer City Council. Bates is on the ballot seeking the Ward 4 city council position. He was born in Spencer and has lived here for almost 50 years. He’s currently the safety director at The Arnold Group of Companies....

City council candidate profile: Loren Reit
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City council candidate profile: Loren Reit

Loren Reit believes that the skills he’s gained from years of working in manufacturing and industry would carry over well to a Spencer City Council position. Reit is challenging incumbent Rich Prentice for the at-large city council member position. “I’ve always had an interest in city and county government,” said Reit, who has lived in...

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