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City council establishing process for front yard parking construction permits
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City council establishing process for front yard parking construction permits

The Spencer City Council on Monday approved the first filing of an ordinance requiring Spencer residents to apply for at least one permit if they want to install surface areas so they can continue to park in their front yards. In December, the council approved an amendment to city code that restricts front yard parking...

Spencer City Council notes: February 18, 2019
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Spencer City Council notes: February 18, 2019

Architect agreement for city hall remodeling and addition project approved The Spencer City Council on Monday approved an agreement pushing back the city’s possession date for its new city hall building and another agreement with the project’s architect. Spencer’s new city hall will be in the Northwest Bank building at 101 West Fifth Street. Northwest...

Deputies bust underage drinkers at party
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Deputies bust underage drinkers at party

Sheriff’s deputies cited 13 minors for possession of alcohol Saturday night at a party in southern Clay County. An anonymous caller informed the Sheriff’s Office that minors were consuming alcohol at a party at 2424 480th Street, according to a news release. At about 11:30 p.m., Clay County deputies, the Iowa State Patrol and the...

Attempted escape results in charges for Clay County Jail inmate
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Attempted escape results in charges for Clay County Jail inmate

A man being held at the Clay County Jail faces additional charges after he attempted to escape Tuesday afternoon. The Clay County Sheriff’s Office reported Coty Bridge, 24, of Spencer, was being transferred between cells when he tried to make a run for it. Bridge reportedly became uncooperative and began arguing with the jailer who...

The Studio Yoga & Barre moves to new space
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The Studio Yoga & Barre moves to new space

Outdoor yoga in Spencer? You bet. It’s going to happen often – once temperatures rise and the snow melts, of course – because The Studio Yoga and Barre has moved to the former StartupCity Spencer space at 24 West Park Street. Owner Amanda Jorgensen said the large lawn outside the facility that overlooks the Grand...

Sammy’s Italian Pasta and Pizza opening ‘very soon’
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Sammy’s Italian Pasta and Pizza opening ‘very soon’

After a couple months of uncertainty, Sammy’s Italian Pasta and Pizza will apparently open in Spencer very soon. On Tuesday, a sign for Sammy’s Italian Pasta and Pizza was up in place of the former Pizza Hut sign outside the building at 723 South Grand Avenue. That former pizza joint location will now be home...

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