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Council forgives $71,000 in loan to Spencer Youth Baseball and Softball Association for Pedersen Park lighting project
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Council forgives $71,000 in loan to Spencer Youth Baseball and Softball Association for Pedersen Park lighting project

The Spencer City Council voted Monday to release the Spencer Youth Baseball and Softball Association from future financial obligations regarding the Pedersen Park lighting project. The project was finished in 2018. The city and the association (SYBSA) had an informal agreement that city would fund the project and be reimbursed by the SYBSA. Council members...

COVID-19: Updates from city, state, federal public health officials
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COVID-19: Updates from city, state, federal public health officials

Here are the latest updates from local, state and federal government officials about the new coronavirus and COVID-19 disease outbreak. As of April 6, the Iowa Department of Public Health has reported two confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Clay County. There have been 946 confirmed cases in Iowa and 25 deaths. Read Spencer area business...

Officials: Social distancing key to preventing spread of COVID-19, not overwhelming health care system
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Officials: Social distancing key to preventing spread of COVID-19, not overwhelming health care system

Spencer city and health officials believe social distancing measures being taken now are key to preventing the spread of COVID-19 and not overwhelming the local health care system. Officials shared information on social distancing and more during a Facebook Live video Tuesday. The distancing measures are necessary, they said, to prevent the local COVID-19 situation...

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...

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...

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