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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...

COVID-19 case confirmed in Dickinson County
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COVID-19 case confirmed in Dickinson County

Lakes Regional Healthcare in Spirit Lake has confirmed a case of COVID-19 in Dickinson County after a man between the ages of 61 and 80 was diagnosed today. This is the first confirmed case in Dickinson County and the first of any counties neighboring Clay County. The hospital staff stated the man is stable, getting...

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...

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...

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....

Mayor, council members take oaths of office
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Mayor, council members take oaths of office

Newly and re-elected city officials took oaths of office Monday at the Spencer City Council meeting. Mayor Kevin Robinson, who won re-election in November, was the first to take his oath of office. He was followed by re-elected Ward 2 Council Member Bill Orrison, newly elected Ward 4 Council Member Donavon Wunschel and newly elected...

Residential tax abatements approved for 10 properties
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Residential tax abatements approved for 10 properties

The Spencer City Council approved residential tax abatements for 10 properties Monday night. The abatements are part of a program that allows property owners to apply for and potentially receive tax abatements for five years following remodeling or new construction of residential properties. Ward 5 Council member Ron Hanson wanted to make note of the...

5 homes to benefit from city’s substandard housing program
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5 homes to benefit from city’s substandard housing program

Five properties in town will receive funding for home repairs thanks to Spencer’s new Substandard Housing Rehabilitation Program. The Spencer City Council last week approved 5-0 a resolution authorizing the acceptance of bids from contractors for work on the five properties. The combined amount awarded for the five bids is $122,475. Under the program, the...

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