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Mayor, council members take oaths of office
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Mayor, council members take oaths of office

Newly and re-elected city officials took oaths of office Monday at the Spencer City Council meeting. Mayor Kevin Robinson, who won re-election in November, was the first to take his oath of office. He was followed by re-elected Ward 2 Council Member Bill Orrison, newly elected Ward 4 Council Member Donavon Wunschel and newly elected...

Residential tax abatements approved for 10 properties
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Residential tax abatements approved for 10 properties

The Spencer City Council approved residential tax abatements for 10 properties Monday night. The abatements are part of a program that allows property owners to apply for and potentially receive tax abatements for five years following remodeling or new construction of residential properties. Ward 5 Council member Ron Hanson wanted to make note of the...

Rollover causes minor injuries
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Rollover causes minor injuries

A rollover accident Thursday morning on US-71 sent a Milford man to a hospital with minor injuries. At 8:38 a.m. Thursday, the Clay County Sheriff’s Office and other agencies responded to the 2700 mile of US-71. The sheriff’s office stated Christopher Coleman-Samuels, 28, had been driving a vehicle south when it lost control. The vehicle...

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,...

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