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Midwest Woodworks shows word-of-mouth still works
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Midwest Woodworks shows word-of-mouth still works

When people think of high-quality custom cabinets, Jeff Bendlin wants Midwest Woodworks to come to mind. Bendlin started his residential custom cabinetry business in 2008. It’s grown through word-of-mouth and a devotion to quality. “If somebody wants the best cabinets they can get, I want them to think that they’re coming from here,” Bendlin said....

MWI to purchase speculative building, expand business
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MWI to purchase speculative building, expand business

MWI Components intends to purchase the speculative building at the Green Industrial Center so it can expand operations. The Spencer City Council on Monday made the announcement and approved 6-0 a memorandum of intent that states company intends to purchase the speculative building on 350th Street. MWI will purchase the building from Spencer Industries Foundation,...

Weasy’s hopes to provide outdoor dining; “sidewalk cafés” ordinance heads to council
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Weasy’s hopes to provide outdoor dining; “sidewalk cafés” ordinance heads to council

Imagine enjoying a Weaser Pleaser hamburger and sidewinder fries with a cold beverage outside on a beautiful summer evening as you take in the bustle of Grand Avenue. Sounds nice, doesn’t it? That’s what Weasy’s Lounge and Grill is hoping for. The restaurant and bar, located at 216 N Grand Avenue and expanding next door,...

Proposed Spencer Arts District plans would fill Gary’s on the River, Hallmark building
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Proposed Spencer Arts District plans would fill Gary’s on the River, Hallmark building

McClure representatives returned to Spencer Wednesday to deliver a framework for establishing an arts and cultural district in the downtown area. McClure was hired by the city in August for $38,000 to develop an arts and culture plan, though discussions about bringing in the group began about a year ago. On Wednesday, Mickey Davis, a...

City council approves early phase of paving project; front yard parking permit process finalized
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City council approves early phase of paving project; front yard parking permit process finalized

The Spencer City Council last week approved a preliminary resolution that starts a special assessment process of a significant paving project that includes a stretch of 10th Avenue East. Brian Schmidt of Kruse, Cate and Nelson PC told the council the project has two parts. Part A is the reconstruction of 10th Avenue East from...

Weather causes flooding, sewer issues in Spencer
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Weather causes flooding, sewer issues in Spencer

Rain on top of snow that had nowhere to go caused flooding and sewer issues in Spencer Wednesday night into Thursday. Spencer Public Works Director Mark White said there were several severe issues with standing water in the southern part of town. “We had a lot of drainage issues in south Spencer, particularly south of...

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