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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...

Reynolds confident in Spencer visit, but asks for voters’ help in race for governor
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Reynolds confident in Spencer visit, but asks for voters’ help in race for governor

Gov. Kim Reynolds was confident as she addressed a group of supporters in Spencer Thursday that she’s going to win reelection on Nov. 6. About 40 people gathered in the Hy-Vee meeting room to listen to the incumbent Republican governor, who’s entering the final stretch of her campaign to defeat Democratic challenger Fred Hubbell. Reynolds...

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...

The Bear Coffeehouse and Wine Bar will close Nov. 1
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The Bear Coffeehouse and Wine Bar will close Nov. 1

One of Spencer’s most distinctive dining options is closing. The Bear Coffeehouse and Wine Bar, 24 West Park Street, will close Nov. 1, co-owners Dave and Leann Jacobsen announced early Monday evening. The space, including the former Gary’s on the River upstairs, will be available for Christmas parties and other events using private caterers until...

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