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Simonsen Iron Works facility closing
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Simonsen Iron Works facility closing

Thurston Manufacturing Company announced this week that it is closing Simonsen Iron Works in Spencer. The Thurston, Nebraska, company had been providing contract manufacturing services and producing its ChuckWagon Mobile Grilling Systems products at its Spencer facility under the Simonsen Iron Works brand name. According to a press release, the company will merge its Spencer...

Southside Grill Gentlemen’s Steakhouse owner just ‘doing my thing’
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Southside Grill Gentlemen’s Steakhouse owner just ‘doing my thing’

Chris Burg ignores any critics of Southside Grill Gentlemen’s Steakhouse. He said business has been good ever since he made the bar and grill, formerly just Southside Grill, an adult entertainment venue and restaurant hybrid at 325 11th Street SW in Spencer. “I wish I would have done this sooner,” said Burg, the establishment’s owner....

City council establishing process for front yard parking construction permits
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City council establishing process for front yard parking construction permits

The Spencer City Council on Monday approved the first filing of an ordinance requiring Spencer residents to apply for at least one permit if they want to install surface areas so they can continue to park in their front yards. In December, the council approved an amendment to city code that restricts front yard parking...

Deputies bust underage drinkers at party
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Deputies bust underage drinkers at party

Sheriff’s deputies cited 13 minors for possession of alcohol Saturday night at a party in southern Clay County. An anonymous caller informed the Sheriff’s Office that minors were consuming alcohol at a party at 2424 480th Street, according to a news release. At about 11:30 p.m., Clay County deputies, the Iowa State Patrol and the...

Sammy’s Italian Pasta and Pizza opening ‘very soon’
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Sammy’s Italian Pasta and Pizza opening ‘very soon’

After a couple months of uncertainty, Sammy’s Italian Pasta and Pizza will apparently open in Spencer very soon. On Tuesday, a sign for Sammy’s Italian Pasta and Pizza was up in place of the former Pizza Hut sign outside the building at 723 South Grand Avenue. That former pizza joint location will now be home...

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