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Former Eaton facility to become Syngenta seed distribution center
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Former Eaton facility to become Syngenta seed distribution center

The former Eaton facility in Spencer will become a Syngenta seed distribution center. On Thursday, Syngenta announced in a press release it is partnering with Pivot Point Spencer, Inc. to manage the center, which will be a cold storage facility. Once ramped up, the center is expected to add 24 new jobs over three years,...

Eaton Corporation property sells for $2.55 million
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Eaton Corporation property sells for $2.55 million

Western Iowa Associates of Fort Wayne, Ind., has purchased the Eaton Corporation property in Spencer for $2.55 million, although the company that firm represents has not been disclosed. On Wednesday, Kiley Miller, Iowa Lakes Corridor Development Corporation President and CEO, confirmed the sale of the 330,000-square-foot building and property located along 32nd Avenue West in...

Spencer wins Technology Association of Iowa Tech Community of the Year award
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Spencer wins Technology Association of Iowa Tech Community of the Year award

Spencer now has some hardware to prove the community’s technological chops. On Thursday, the town won the Technology Association of Iowa’s Small to Medium Technology Community of the Year LWBJ Prometheus Award. The association presented the award during its annual Prometheus Award celebration in Des Moines. Mike Carlson, Assistant General Manager of Spencer Municipal Utilities,...

Spencer Hospital awarded funds by area farmer
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Spencer Hospital awarded funds by area farmer

Submitted story America’s Farmers Grow Communities, sponsored by the Monsanto Fund, gives farmers the chance to win a $2,500 donation for their favorite community nonprofit organization. Jim Eldridge of Terril was the 2018 Clay County winner and designated his winnings to the Spencer Regional Healthcare Foundation. “Hospice of Spencer Hospital served my dad well during...

Spencer USA encourages community connection
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Spencer USA encourages community connection

Spencer USA wants to make sure every young professional employed in the city is engaged in the community. To make that happen, the young professional organization will be sending a quick survey to Spencer Chamber of Commerce members to get more information about their young employees. Kevin Brown, president of the chamber board of directors...

Spencer surgeon receives American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons 2018 Humanitarian Award
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Spencer surgeon receives American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons 2018 Humanitarian Award

Submitted article NEW ORLEANS, La. – Rick D. Wilkerson, DO is the recipient of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS) 2018 Humanitarian Award. Dr. Wilkerson was honored at the Academy’s 2018 Annual Meeting for his nearly three decades of work serving underserved populations around the globe. The Humanitarian Award recognizes living fellows, international and emeritus members of the Academy...