Category: City News

Spencer commercial air discussion continues
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Spencer commercial air discussion continues

Spencer and its economic development partners continue to look into whether scheduled commercial flights could return to the Northwest Iowa Regional Airport. Last week, at a city finance and personnel committee meeting, City Manager Amanda Mack said she was looking for direction on whether the city should to continue to explore and research its options....

Chamber, main street directors would be city employees under idea being researched
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Chamber, main street directors would be city employees under idea being researched

Executive directors of Spencer Main Street and the Spencer Chamber of Commerce would become city employees so they could access city benefits under an idea that’s still being discussed and researched. At a city finance and personnel committee meeting Monday night, representatives from both organizations said the health and retirement benefits available to city employees...

City staff looking at complete website overhaul
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City staff looking at complete website overhaul

Spencer’s city website could soon get a fresh new look and be easier to navigate. At Monday night’s City Finance and Personnel Committee meeting, Spencer City Manager shared that the website needs an update. “We would like to do an overhaul of the website,” Mack said. “It’s been about five years since we’ve done it....

Appointment or election: Committee discusses city council vacancy
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Appointment or election: Committee discusses city council vacancy

Spencer city staff and elected officials gathered at a finance and personnel committee meeting Monday evening to discuss options for filling the vacancy left by former Ward 1 City Councilman Frank Petska’s unexpected death two weeks ago. City Manager Amanda Mack told the committee it had three options to fill the vacancy: Hold a special...

Have You Noticed: More books in Little Free Libraries around Spencer?
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Have You Noticed: More books in Little Free Libraries around Spencer?

Walk through a number of Spencer’s city parks and you may notice what look like little a little house or small, enclosed bookcase with reading materials stacked inside. These are Little Free Libraries – small structures with books for people to borrow. The Spencer Public Library maintains seven little free libraries throughout the community, mostly...

City manager updates council on arts and culture, economic development projects
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City manager updates council on arts and culture, economic development projects

A Des Moines firm charged with further developing Spencer’s arts and culture community in hopes of becoming more attractive to potential and current residents kicked off a series of vision sessions last week. Representatives from McClure led multiple sessions last week, inviting community members and existing arts and culture organizations to the table. The city...

Spencer police calls and incidents report: Tuesday, Sept. 25
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Spencer police calls and incidents report: Tuesday, Sept. 25

Below are the calls and incidents as reported by the Spencer Police Department for Tuesday, Sept. 25, and the early morning hours of Wednesday, Sept. 26. Specific actions taken are in parenthesis. Tuesday, Sept. 25 1:38 a.m. – Theft from auto, 800 block of North Grand Avenue (report initiated) 2:32 a.m. – Property damage accident, 1000 block...