Category: City News

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...

Officials remove 51 cats from Spencer apartment
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Officials remove 51 cats from Spencer apartment

Officials removed 51 cats from a Spencer apartment last week. The Spencer Police Department and Spencer Zoning officials executed the warrant at 106 West First Street Apartment A on June 5 in reference to the number of animals there and the accumulation of animal waste. Court documents indicate the search warrant was applied for and...

Gas main struck near North School Park
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Gas main struck near North School Park

A contract crew struck a gas main Monday night near West 11th Street and First Avenue West, causing a large leak. Fire chief John Conyn had just finished delivering his monthly report to the Spencer City Council when the Spencer Fire Department was called to the scene. Public Works Director Mark White later told the...

City council notes: May 20
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City council notes: May 20

Drivers traveling north on Grand Avenue will eventually see new street signs and light poles thanks to private fundraising by the Grand Avenue Improvement Corporation. At Monday’s city council meeting, the council to approve a memo of agreement with the Grand Avenue Improvement Corporation (GAIC) on the installation of “historic street poles and street signage,”...

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