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Spencer man arrested for assault
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Spencer man arrested for assault

A Spencer man was arrested for assault June 12 after he reportedly hit a man in the face near the bypass on the east side of town that evening. The Clay County Sheriff’s Office reported that Tony Putzier Jr., 27, was arrested on a charge of serious assault causing bodily injury following an investigation of...

Knife pulled in Dickens altercation; one arrested
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Knife pulled in Dickens altercation; one arrested

A Dickens man was arrested late June 13 after the Clay County Sheriff’s Office and Iowa State Patrol responded to an altercation in the 4000 block of 310th Avenue. A news release from the sheriff’s office stated Tyler Sturgill, 25, was accused of giving a man a fat lip and then pulling a knife on...

1 injured in accident east of Greenville
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1 injured in accident east of Greenville

A passenger suffered minor injuries in a two-vehicle accident June 13 at the 440th Street and 240th Avenue intersection east of Greenville. The Clay County Sheriff’s Office reported that the accident occurred at about 1 p.m. June 13 when a 2016 Ford F-150 driven by Ronald Neulib of Alta was driving east on 440th Street...

Greenville man arrested for domestic assault
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Greenville man arrested for domestic assault

A Greenville man was arrested at Spencer Hospital June 16 after the Clay County Sheriff’s Office was called for a reported domestic assault. The assault had occurred earlier in the evening, according to a press release. After an investigation, authorities arrested Jerry Scharnberg, 49, for second offense domestic assault, an aggravated misdemeanor at about 8:17...

City wants to offer more recreation programming; school resource officer agreement approved
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City wants to offer more recreation programming; school resource officer agreement approved

A reorganized Spencer Parks and Recreation Department in the future will offer programs and activities to encourage more use of city parks. The city council discussed the focus while approving a job description for the new position of recreation director and updated descriptions for current positions of golf superintendent and school resource officer. City Manager...

Warrant claims tapes show underage drinking, indecent exposure at Southside Grill
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Warrant claims tapes show underage drinking, indecent exposure at Southside Grill

Spencer law enforcement officials in court documents claim surveillance footage shows Southside Grill employees selling alcohol to people under the legal age, underage drinking and incidents of public indecent exposure. Southside Grill is being investigated by the Clay County Sheriff’s Office in connection to a double-fatality accident near Dickens in April. A warrant applied for...

Panel discusses how communities like Spencer can welcome other cultures
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Panel discusses how communities like Spencer can welcome other cultures

About three dozen community members gathered at Spencer Community Theatre Tuesday to listen and participate with a panel discussing diversity and how to create a more welcoming, inclusive community for people of different cultures. The documentary “Do We Belong?” was screened before the panel began its discussion. The short film tells the story of Sunayana...

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