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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...

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...

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