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City to emphasize front yard parking rules after fair
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City to emphasize front yard parking rules after fair

Spencer officials will place a greater emphasis on new front yard parking restrictions once the Clay County Fair is over. Speaking at last week’s Spencer City Council meeting, Planning Director Steve Hallgren said the ramp-up to enforcement will being with “an educational component” first from planning department staff. “We’re going to be reaching out to...

City park rules updates approved
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City park rules updates approved

Ice fishing will be allowed on ponds in Spencer this winter, including at Stolley’s. The Spencer City Council approved that and other rule changes at its July 15 meeting as it reviewed revisions to park system rules proposed by the park board. The changes address many new rules and some updates for city parks, including...

LGBTQS Alliance Group’s pride trees show support
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LGBTQS Alliance Group’s pride trees show support

A local group is making a statement of LGBTQ support, one that can be seen in numerous Spencer neighborhoods. The group, LGBTQS Alliance, has been decorating trees with sashes – the colors of the rainbow – to allow people in Spencer and other area towns to show support for members of the LGBTQ community during...

City wants to offer more recreation programming; school resource officer agreement approved
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City wants to offer more recreation programming; school resource officer agreement approved

A reorganized Spencer Parks and Recreation Department in the future will offer programs and activities to encourage more use of city parks. The city council discussed the focus while approving a job description for the new position of recreation director and updated descriptions for current positions of golf superintendent and school resource officer. City Manager...

Panel discusses how communities like Spencer can welcome other cultures
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Panel discusses how communities like Spencer can welcome other cultures

About three dozen community members gathered at Spencer Community Theatre Tuesday to listen and participate with a panel discussing diversity and how to create a more welcoming, inclusive community for people of different cultures. The documentary “Do We Belong?” was screened before the panel began its discussion. The short film tells the story of Sunayana...

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