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Southside Grill liquor license renewal denied
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Southside Grill liquor license renewal denied

The Spencer City Council denied Southside Grill’s liquor license renewal Monday due to allegations from officials that it has served alcohol to minors and intoxicated individuals and that its dancers often expose their nipples, a state code violation. Both City Attorney Don Hemphill and Southside Grill owner Chris Burg acknowledged that there is an active...

Gas main struck near North School Park
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Gas main struck near North School Park

A contract crew struck a gas main Monday night near West 11th Street and First Avenue West, causing a large leak. Fire chief John Conyn had just finished delivering his monthly report to the Spencer City Council when the Spencer Fire Department was called to the scene. Public Works Director Mark White later told the...

DejaBrew announces Spencer coffee shop location
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DejaBrew announces Spencer coffee shop location

When Liz Hoppe saw the “For Lease” sign outside The Bear Coffeehouse and Wine Bar in Spencer, she figured she had to act quickly if she wanted that space. Hoppe recently revealed that she will be opening DejaBrew in Spencer at The Bear’s former home, 24 West Park Street. She and her husband, Colin, co-own...

City partnering with county to collect delinquent parking ticket fines
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City partnering with county to collect delinquent parking ticket fines

People late to pay fines from parking tickets from the Spencer Police Department may have to pay up before they can register vehicles. That’s under a new cooperative agreement with Clay County approved Monday night by the Spencer City Council. “It’s similar to how we handle nuisance issues, as well as snow and grass,” City...

City council approves two road work contracts, reviews manhole rehab bid
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City council approves two road work contracts, reviews manhole rehab bid

It’s that time of year again – construction and road work season. On Monday, the Spencer City Council approved contracts for two upcoming street projects and reviewed a bid for a manhole rehabilitation project. The latter was the first discussed at the council’s meeting. Council members approved a $61,300 contract with Dependable Drain and Plumbing...

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