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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...

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...

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