Category: Featured

Adorable & Adoptable: Meet Daddy Long Legs, Travis and Penny from People for Pets
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Adorable & Adoptable: Meet Daddy Long Legs, Travis and Penny from People for Pets

  Each week, the Spencer Signal teams up with People for Pets and Miss Behavin’ Boutique to feature a selection of pets ready to find their forever homes. This week’s featured pets are Daddy Long Legs, Travis and Penny.   Daddy Long Legs Domestic short hair, male, black, adult Daddy Long Legs is a very long,...

City council tables murals ordinance
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City council tables murals ordinance

With questions and concerns about an ordinance regarding murals on commercial buildings remaining, the city council on Monday tabled the matter until it can be discussed more. Mayor Kevin Robinson said that though the discussion has been occurring now for months, more recent feedback suggests there still are issued to iron out. “My recommendation as...

Steve King wins close race for Iowa’s 4th Congressional District
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Steve King wins close race for Iowa’s 4th Congressional District

Steve King encountered his toughest opponent of his congressional career, but emerged Tuesday night with a victory and a ninth term representing Iowa’s Fourth Congressional District. King, the Republican from Kiron, defeated Democrat J.D. Scholten of Sioux City by just more than three points last night. The GOP Congressman received 50.33 percent of the vote,...

Reynolds earns full term as first woman elected governor of Iowa
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Reynolds earns full term as first woman elected governor of Iowa

Kim Reynolds made history Tuesday night, becoming the first woman to be elected governor of Iowa. The Republican incumbent defeated Democrat Fred Hubbell to earn her first full four-year term as governor. She became governor in May 2017 when then-Gov. Terry Branstad was appointed to U.S. Ambassador to China. “I am proud to say I...

Election results: Federal, state and local
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Election results: Federal, state and local

Here’s how Election Day panned out for federal, state and local races affecting Clay County, along with a look at how Clay County voted in each race. Note: Vote totals are unofficial, but all precincts have reported. Bolded candidates have been declared winners.   Federal United States Representative District 4 Read: Steve King wins close race...

Iowa House District 2: Jones, Odor enter Election Day
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Iowa House District 2: Jones, Odor enter Election Day

Iowa House District 2 voters will decide today between a veteran incumbent Republican and a Democratic challenger running for elected office for the first time. Megan Jones, the 31-year-old Republican from Sioux Rapids, has represented the district since 2013. Her focus, she told the Signal, is to keep the state heading forward on the path...