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J.D. Scholten campaigns in Spencer on inclusiveness, creating opportunities
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J.D. Scholten campaigns in Spencer on inclusiveness, creating opportunities

J.D. Scholten wants young people to give small towns a chance again. But before that can happen, Scholten, the Democratic candidate from Sioux City running against Republican Rep. Steve King of Kiron in Iowa’s Fourth Congressional District, says something has to change. Scholten calls this change “a new rural economy.” It’s just one part of...

Downtown Crazy Days underway
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Downtown Crazy Days underway

Some bargain hunters and browsers wasted no time in looking for deals downtown Thursday morning as Crazy Days began. Spencer Main Street Director Nancy Naeve said she expects 23 to 25 stores and service providers to have sales and discounts for shoppers during the downtown area’s annual sale event. “Even some of the places that...

Integrity Real Estate expands Spencer presence
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Integrity Real Estate expands Spencer presence

Integrity Real Estate has increased its Spencer presence by adding much of the former Century 21 Jacobsen Real Estate team and moving into that agency’s former office on South Grand Avenue. Nick Steffes, broker and owner of Integrity Real Estate, said the transition occurred July 16. He said Century 21 approached Integrity. Oxana Bedore, Dave...

City manager sees arts and culture facility plan as possible economic driver, downtown spark
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City manager sees arts and culture facility plan as possible economic driver, downtown spark

City manager Amanda Mack was visiting a Spencer farmers market last Saturday where she met an artist selling the paintings she creates out of her home’s side bedroom. The woman told Mack she heard about the farmers market and thought it would be a great place to start selling her paintings. Mack asked her whether...