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Spencer police calls and incidents report: Tuesday, Sept. 25
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Spencer police calls and incidents report: Tuesday, Sept. 25

Below are the calls and incidents as reported by the Spencer Police Department for Tuesday, Sept. 25, and the early morning hours of Wednesday, Sept. 26. Specific actions taken are in parenthesis. Tuesday, Sept. 25 1:38 a.m. – Theft from auto, 800 block of North Grand Avenue (report initiated) 2:32 a.m. – Property damage accident, 1000 block...

New tablets help put young Spencer Hospital patients’ minds more at ease
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New tablets help put young Spencer Hospital patients’ minds more at ease

Spencer Hospital’s younger patients now have a way to better relax when visiting. The Spencer Regional Healthcare Foundation recently approved the purchase of Amazon Kindle Fire Kids Edition tablets, each loaded with games, books, videos and movies. Kids now can play with the tablets while at the hospital for surgery and other services. “It started...

Spencer police investigating widespread vehicle burglaries
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Spencer police investigating widespread vehicle burglaries

Spencer police since Sunday have been looking into a string of vehicle burglaries and are asking the public to take preventative measures. The first burglaries were reported to the Spencer Police Department on Sunday. Police Chief Mark Warburton said those occurred on the northwest side of town. “But since then, it’s completely all over Spencer...

Final: Spencer 48, Denison Schleswig 10
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Final: Spencer 48, Denison Schleswig 10

Someone’s win streak had to end Friday night. Luckily for Spencer, it wasn’t theirs. The Tigers defeated Denison Schleswig 48-10 on homecoming night to improve to 4-1 on the season. The Tigers’ win streak extends to four games. The Monarch’s, who also had won three games in a row, fall to 3-2. Spencer surged to...

Spencer volleyball searches for rhythm
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Spencer volleyball searches for rhythm

The Spencer Tigers volleyball team has gotten off to a slow start this year, but coach Karl Reiter believes the team can bounce back if it finds a rhythm. “We started a lot slower than we wanted, but I don’t think that our record points to the team we are,” Reiter said. “We just started...

Spencer football: Tigers host 3-1 Denison Schleswig in homecoming game
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Spencer football: Tigers host 3-1 Denison Schleswig in homecoming game

With three consecutive wins, the Spencer Tigers football team is confident. This week – homecoming week – brings another team to town that’s found its own confidence, Denison Schleswig. Like the Tigers (3-1), the Monarchs dropped their first game of the season to a tough team, Harlan, and have bounced back with three straight wins....

Gentlemen’s steakhouse doesn’t need a zoning change to open in Spencer
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Gentlemen’s steakhouse doesn’t need a zoning change to open in Spencer

Chris Burg will open his gentlemen’s steakhouse – and he doesn’t need a zoning change to do it. The Spencer Planning and Zoning Commission met Thursday morning to discuss the hearing date for the zoning change, but Burg pulled his request because he can operate the business how he intended without being defined as a...

Spencer experiencing flooding in some areas this morning
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Spencer experiencing flooding in some areas this morning

A large amount of rain has caused flooding in some areas of Spencer Thursday morning. In some cases, streets had to be closed because the water was too deep for cars to pass through safely. “You had surface water flooding, which was coming off higher-elevation farm fields or surrounding land,” Public Works Director Mark White...

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