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City council candidate profile: Rich Prentice
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City council candidate profile: Rich Prentice

Rich Prentice has served 24 years on the Spencer City Council – and he’s hopeful voters will grant him four more tomorrow. Prentice is vying for another term as an at-large councilman. He is the longest-serving member of the current council. “There’s things that the city’s doing and I’d like to see them completed,” said...

Arrest made after Dyno’s robbery
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Arrest made after Dyno’s robbery

Authorities arrested a Florida man Tuesday night after he robbed and fled a south Spencer gas station. Spencer police in a press release stated Jaime Salina Munoz, 22, of Shalimar, Florida, robbed the Dynos Convenience Store at 1001 South Grand Ave. Officers responded at 10:18 p.m. to a call that reported the robbery. The call...

City council notes: October 7, 2019
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City council notes: October 7, 2019

The Spencer City Council discussed the following topics at its meeting on October 7. Council approves recommended zoning code changes The Spencer City Council approved a list of zoning code changes as recommended in the economic development strategic plan developed by Toyer Strategic Consulting in January.  The council held a public hearing and followed that...

Updated floodplain maps available at city hall
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Updated floodplain maps available at city hall

The city has received updated proposed floodplain maps that are available at city hall for the public to review. Once finalized, the map will set flood boundaries for 100- and 500-year floods. At last week’s city council meeting, Spencer Planning Director Steve Hallgren said there should be public meetings to review the maps with the...

Council approves first filing of new microbreweries, microwineries and microdistilleries ordinance
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Council approves first filing of new microbreweries, microwineries and microdistilleries ordinance

Like a bad batch of beer, some ordinances apparently are best dumped and brewed fresh. The Spencer City Council did just that last week when it voted 5-1 to approve the first filing of a clarified ordinance that would allow microbreweries, microwineries and microdistilleries downtown and other areas as a permitted use. The council flushed...

NW Iowa Emerging Leaders Summit hopes attendees leave inspired
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NW Iowa Emerging Leaders Summit hopes attendees leave inspired

The organizers of Friday’s Northwest Iowa Emerging Leaders Summit in Spencer want attendees to leave inspired and ready to engage with their communities. The event, held at the Clay County Fair and Events Center from 12-5 p.m., is being put on by the SpencerUSA Young Professionals and the Lakes Area Young Professionals. There will be...

Sheriff’s office seeks wanted man
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Sheriff’s office seeks wanted man

The Clay County Sheriff’s Office is looking for a Spencer man with numerous warrants out for his arrest. In a Facebook post on Thursday, the sheriff’s office asked the public to contact authorities if they see 32-year-old Nathan Ray Tesch or know where he is. Tesch has active Clay County warrants for possession of drug...

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