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Milford woman dies in car, semi head-on collision
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Milford woman dies in car, semi head-on collision

A Milford woman died in an accident on Highway 18 Tuesday after the car she was driving collided head-on with a semi-trailer. A press release from the Clay County Sheriff’s Office identified the woman as Lori Hott. The release stated Clay County dispatch had received a report Tuesday of a reckless driver who was “all...

State reports third COVID-19 case in Clay County
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State reports third COVID-19 case in Clay County

The Iowa Department of Public Health has reported a third case of COVID-19 in Clay County. The new case is an “older adult” according to the Department of Public Health (IDPH). Two individuals from Clay County have recovered from their previously reported cases, according to IDPH. Department records show 74 people have been tested for...

Sheriff’s office investigating Scharnberg Park burglary
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Sheriff’s office investigating Scharnberg Park burglary

The Clay County Sheriff’s Office is investigating a reported burglary at Scharnberg Park. The sheriff’s office was called to the park on Tuesday. In a press release, the sheriff’s office stated that between 5 p.m. Monday and 6:30 a.m. Tuesday, a person or multiple people went into the office building and took several items. Items...

Ordinance revisions allowing ATVs, golf carts on city streets move to council
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Ordinance revisions allowing ATVs, golf carts on city streets move to council

The Spencer City Council is expected to discuss and could vote on at its next meeting two revised ordinances that, if approved in three filings, would allow ATVs and golf carts to be driven on city streets. The Public Safety Committee forwarded the ordinances to the council – both with recommendations that they be approved....

12 Clay County small businesses receive relief grants
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12 Clay County small businesses receive relief grants

Twelve small businesses in Clay County received a total $239,500 in grant awards through the Iowa Small Business Relief Program for businesses impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. Governor Kim Reynolds launched the program earlier this month. It offers eligible small businesses grants that range from $5,000 to $25,000. The program also offers Iowa businesses deferrals...

Spencer Weekly Episode 4: Eric & Kristen from Pressed
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Spencer Weekly Episode 4: Eric & Kristen from Pressed

COVID-19 has affected many businesses in Spencer. In this week’s episode, Kevin, Andy and Tim talked to Kristen and Eric Meeter, the owners of Pressed. Their brand is all about hope. Pressed creates hand-pressed jewelry, apparel and paper to deliver its positive and motivational messages. Kristen and Eric talked about how they are dealing with...

New Iowa unemployment claims total 67,334; 281 in Clay County
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New Iowa unemployment claims total 67,334; 281 in Clay County

The U.S. Department of Labor reported 67,334 initial unemployment claims in Iowa filed between March 29 and April 4. The number of continuing weekly unemployment claims in Iowa is 92,962, according to Iowa Workforce Development (IWD). Unemployment insurance benefits paid to claimants totaled almost $27.6 million. IWD stated the following industries had the most claims:...

Police chief says domestic calls are up, businesses following closure orders
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Police chief says domestic calls are up, businesses following closure orders

Spencer police have seen an increase in domestic incident calls now that more people are staying home during the COVID-19 pandemic. Chief Mark Warburton told the Spencer City Council on Monday that the number of domestic disturbance reports the police department has received are above normal. “When you’re bringing people together, family spending that much...

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