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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...

Spencer City Council, School Board and other Clay County election results
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Spencer City Council, School Board and other Clay County election results

Here are the unofficial election results of last night’s Spencer City Council, School Board and other Clay County elections. Spencer MayorKevin Robinson – 1,055 votes (97.32%)Write-in – 29 votes (2.68%) City Council At-LargeLoren H. Reit – 724 votes (63.62%)Rich Prentice – 412 votes (36.2%)Write-in – 2 votes (0.18%) City Council Ward 2Bill Orrison – 106...

Arrest made after Dyno’s robbery
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Arrest made after Dyno’s robbery

Authorities arrested a Florida man Tuesday night after he robbed and fled a south Spencer gas station. Spencer police in a press release stated Jaime Salina Munoz, 22, of Shalimar, Florida, robbed the Dynos Convenience Store at 1001 South Grand Ave. Officers responded at 10:18 p.m. to a call that reported the robbery. The call...

Council approves first filing of new microbreweries, microwineries and microdistilleries ordinance
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Council approves first filing of new microbreweries, microwineries and microdistilleries ordinance

Like a bad batch of beer, some ordinances apparently are best dumped and brewed fresh. The Spencer City Council did just that last week when it voted 5-1 to approve the first filing of a clarified ordinance that would allow microbreweries, microwineries and microdistilleries downtown and other areas as a permitted use. The council flushed...

NW Iowa Emerging Leaders Summit hopes attendees leave inspired
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NW Iowa Emerging Leaders Summit hopes attendees leave inspired

The organizers of Friday’s Northwest Iowa Emerging Leaders Summit in Spencer want attendees to leave inspired and ready to engage with their communities. The event, held at the Clay County Fair and Events Center from 12-5 p.m., is being put on by the SpencerUSA Young Professionals and the Lakes Area Young Professionals. There will be...

Here’s who is running for Spencer City Council and other Clay County elections
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Here’s who is running for Spencer City Council and other Clay County elections

The Clay County Auditor’s office this week released the names that will appear on ballots November 5 as voters participate in city and school elections. City of Spencer MayorKevin Robinson (incumbent) City Council Ward 2William Orrison (incumbent) City Council Ward 4Donavon WunschelDuane Bates City Council At-LargeRich Prentice (incumbent)Loren H. Reit City Council Ward 3 (to...

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