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Spencer bars ready for nightlife to return
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Spencer bars ready for nightlife to return

Kay Meyer was more than ready to reopen her bar Thursday afternoon. Like other bar owners throughout Iowa, Meyer, owner of 5:13 at 513 S Grand Ave. in Spencer, has had to keep her establishment closed to guests since March 17. That was the day Iowa Gov. Kim Reynolds ordered restaurants, bars and many other...

Southpark 7 reopens Friday
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Southpark 7 reopens Friday

For the first time in over two months, Spencer residents can see movies on the big screen Friday when Southpark 7 reopens to the public. Movie theaters had been closed to the public since March 17 as part of Iowa Gov. Kim Reynolds’s orders to slow community spread of the novel coronavirus and COVID-19. Reynolds...

DejaBrew closing in Spencer
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DejaBrew closing in Spencer

DejaBrew’s last day in business in Spencer will be June 12. The coffee shop, located at 24 W. Park Street, announced it would be closing in a Facebook post earlier this week. “We would like to thank those of you who have shown us so much support over the last 11 months and especially that...

Spencer, Everly departments fight house fire on East 4th Street
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Spencer, Everly departments fight house fire on East 4th Street

Firefighters from Spencer and Everly fire departments battled a house fire for 3.5 hours Wednesday afternoon in Spencer. Spencer Fire and Rescue was sent to 307 East Fourth Street at 2:30 p.m., where firefighters saw smoke from outside the residence, according to a press release. Firefighters forced entry into the house and encountered high heat...

Man assaults clerk, deputy at Spencer hotel
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Man assaults clerk, deputy at Spencer hotel

Authorities arrested a man for assaulting a hotel clerk and a Clay County Sheriff’s Office deputy at Days Inn after midnight Saturday. The sheriff’s office stated deputies were called to the 1800 mile of 350th Street to serve a no contact order where Ismael Leon Rodriguez, of Spencer, was no longer allowed. Rodriguez was given...

Stolen truck found at gravel pit near Graettinger
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Stolen truck found at gravel pit near Graettinger

A stolen truck was recovered Sunday at a county gravel pit near Graettinger. The Clay County Sheriff’s Office stated the truck, a 2018 Ford F350 owned by Iowa Lakes Electric, had been reported as stolen form a residence on Highway 18 west of Ruthven. The truck was taken from the residence sometime between the evening...

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