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Police chief clears confusion about fireworks use in Spencer
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Police chief clears confusion about fireworks use in Spencer

Fireworks sales in Spencer are causing confusion about whether it’s legal to discharge fireworks in the city, Spencer Police Chief Mark Warburton told the city council at Monday’s meeting. Warburton reiterated that the use of first class consumer fireworks is illegal within the Spencer city limits even though it’s not illegal to sell or purchase...

Young Professionals of Iowa Conference coming to Spencer
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Young Professionals of Iowa Conference coming to Spencer

Spencer will host the 2018 Young Professionals of Iowa Conference, the Young Professionals of Iowa announced. A pre-conference social will kick off events on Thursday, Sept. 20, and conference events will take place all day Friday, Sept. 21. “Having been chosen to host the 2018 YP Iowa Annual Conference is a great honor for Spencer....

Grow Spencer hopes to tap into community philanthropy for projects
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Grow Spencer hopes to tap into community philanthropy for projects

The Grow Spencer Commission has honed in on two focuses for its task of recommending ways to spur community growth. The commission, which met Monday afternoon, held its first meeting last month. Mayor Kevin Robinson made establishing the commission a priority during his successful 2016 campaign. “The two main focuses are the economic growth of...

Spencer mayor happy to see Eaton building filled
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Spencer mayor happy to see Eaton building filled

Spencer Mayor Kevin Robinson is happy to see the former Eaton building in Spencer won’t sit empty. At Monday evening’s Spencer City Council meeting, Robinson issued a welcome to Syngenta, which last week announced it will be partnering with Pivot Point Spencer to use the facility as a seed distribution center. “It’s exciting to see...

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