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City council approves contract for storm sewer extension necessary for new Northwest Bank facility
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City council approves contract for storm sewer extension necessary for new Northwest Bank facility

The Spencer City Council on Tuesday approved a $572,242.50 contract for the 18th Avenue West storm sewer extension, a project made necessary by construction of a new Northwest Bank facility in that area. At its last meeting on Aug. 20, the council awarded the project to H & W Contracting out of Sioux Falls. The...

Deputies arrest Spencer man for going into street with a handgun, public intoxication
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Deputies arrest Spencer man for going into street with a handgun, public intoxication

Authorities arrested a Spencer man Saturday afternoon at the Country Villa mobile home park after an investigation determined that he had gone into the street with a handgun while intoxicated following an exchange with a male next door. Dan Freeman, 56, was detained, according to a Clay County Sheriff’s Office news release, when Spencer Police...

Mexican man pleads guilty to meth conspiracy; distributed one pound per two weeks in Iowa
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Mexican man pleads guilty to meth conspiracy; distributed one pound per two weeks in Iowa

An Mexican man residing in Spencer illegally pleaded guilty in US District Court in Sioux City on Aug. 28 to a charge of conspiracy to distribute methamphetamine. A news release from the U.S. Attorney’s Office Northern District of Iowa stated Jesus Jonathan Vazquez-Espinoza, 33, admitted in a plea agreement that he received about $10,000 worth...

Wanted Sioux City man arrested in Spencer; faces new drug, other charges
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Wanted Sioux City man arrested in Spencer; faces new drug, other charges

Authorities in Spencer apprehended a wanted Sioux City man fleeing law enforcement offers Thursday morning following a manhunt that lasted several hours. Spencer Police Chief Mark Warburton in a press release stated Justin Michael Albright was located and arrested at 9:45 a.m. in the 1200 block of West Seventh Street after a homeowner told a...

Weekend What-to-Do: Aug. 24-26
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Weekend What-to-Do: Aug. 24-26

Look no further for things to do in Spencer this weekend. The Signal’s got you covered. Friday High School Football – Spencer vs. Spirit Lake For their first game of the season, the Tigers welcome the rival Indians from up north. Kickoff is expected to begin around 7 p.m. Get to Dale Norton Field earlier...

Young professionals expect strong YP Iowa Conference turnout; council approves city sponsorship
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Young professionals expect strong YP Iowa Conference turnout; council approves city sponsorship

Local and state young professionals group representatives are hoping for a strong turnout in Spencer for the YP Iowa Conference Sept. 20 and 21. The annual conference offers young professionals across the state opportunities to network and develop professionally and personally with keynote speakers and breakout sessions. On Monday, the Spencer City Council approved a...

‘World’s Greatest County Fair Food’ to be decided at Clay County Fair; 30 new foods announced
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‘World’s Greatest County Fair Food’ to be decided at Clay County Fair; 30 new foods announced

Fairgoers to the 2018 Clay County Fair will have more than 30 new foods to try during their visit Sept. 8-16, including five that have been named as finalists for the third edition of the “The World’s Greatest County Fair Food” Contest. “Fantastic food is a highlight for many fairgoers,” said Fair Manager Jeremy Parsons....

City council approves arts and culture plan
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City council approves arts and culture plan

An arts and culture facility plan has caused some community contention. Last week, that contention was on display when the Spencer City Council voted 4-2-1 in approval of the $38,000 plan from McClure Engineering. When finished, the plan will look at Spencer’s arts and culture community to determine how best to promote that community as...

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