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Mayor stresses “stay home,” says to expect more COVID-19 cases in Iowa
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Mayor stresses “stay home,” says to expect more COVID-19 cases in Iowa

Spencer officials believe that an increase in the availability of tests for COVID-19 will result in more cases being confirmed across the state. “We will no doubt see increased cases in the state of Iowa,” Mayor Kevin Robinson said Friday in a live town hall on Facebook. “This is due to, again, more testing being...

Listen to Episode 1 of the Spencer Weekly podcast
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Listen to Episode 1 of the Spencer Weekly podcast

The first episode of Spencer Weekly, a news podcast about our community, dropped today. Our first guests were Nicholas Applegate and Lucas Kline of The Iowa Project Brewing Company. The brewery is one of the Grand Avenue happenings that a ton of people are keeping tabs on. In Spencer Weekly’s first episode, Kevin, Andy and...

Many Spencer restaurants continue delivery, to-go, drive-thru options following governor’s health emergency declaration
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Many Spencer restaurants continue delivery, to-go, drive-thru options following governor’s health emergency declaration

Spencer restaurants and coffee shops are getting the word out about how their operations will be affected by a health emergency declared today by Gov. Kim Reynolds. The health emergency, issued to combat the spread of COVID-19 in Iowa, ordered the closures of many businesses, including dining areas of restaurants and bars, at noon Tuesday....

Reynolds issues health emergency that orders closures, prohibits gatherings of 10 or more
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Reynolds issues health emergency that orders closures, prohibits gatherings of 10 or more

Iowa Gov. Kim Reynods has issued a state of public health disaster emergency effective at noon today until April 16 that implements steps requiring social distancing and limiting community spread of COVID-19. According to a press release from the governor’s office, those steps include temporary requirements that restaurants move to drive-thru, take out and delivery...

Spencer area COVID-19 community updates
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Spencer area COVID-19 community updates

While the community continues to respond to the evolving situation regarding the new coronavirus and COVID-19, the Spencer Signal is collecting information about area closings, cancellations and other updates. As of March 27, the Iowa Department of Public Health has reported zero confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Clay County. One confirmed case has been reported...

City of Spencer February building permits
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City of Spencer February building permits

The City of Spencer in February issued six building permits on projects that together totaled over $4.35 million in construction costs. Fees for the permits totaled $5,015. Here’s more information about February’s permits, as provided by the city. Weasy’s Lounge, 216 Grand Avenue, exterior facade remodel, $50,000 construction cost, $150 permit fee Nicholas Applegate, 316...

The Iowa Project Brewing Company: A big win for downtown Spencer
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The Iowa Project Brewing Company: A big win for downtown Spencer

Nick Applegate and Lucas Kline are steadily making progress on opening a business that many in Spencer had hoped would come eventually – a brewery. They’ve collected $50,000 toward their brewery, The Iowa Project Brewing Company, from the city’s Retail Kickstarter program and have soared through a crowdfunding campaign that so far has raised $12,605....

NW Iowa Emerging Leaders Summit hopes attendees leave inspired
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NW Iowa Emerging Leaders Summit hopes attendees leave inspired

The organizers of Friday’s Northwest Iowa Emerging Leaders Summit in Spencer want attendees to leave inspired and ready to engage with their communities. The event, held at the Clay County Fair and Events Center from 12-5 p.m., is being put on by the SpencerUSA Young Professionals and the Lakes Area Young Professionals. There will be...

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