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School board talks calendar, takes VR tour
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School board talks calendar, takes VR tour

The Spencer School Board last month reviewed a 2019-2020 school year calendar option that administration is likely to propose and the board is expected to vote on later this month. At the board’s January meeting, Spencer Schools Superintendent Terry Hemann said that, should the calendar be approved, one impact would be a district-wide school start...

Death reported in Clay County coyote hunting incident
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Death reported in Clay County coyote hunting incident

A man was shot and killed Sunday in a hunting incident in Clay County. Authorities identified Kirk Struve, 47, of Granville as the man who was shot. He was taken to Buena Vista Regional Medical Center, where he was announced deceased upon arrival, according to the Clay County Sheriff’s Office. The sheriff’s office stated a...

City Council passes second filing of murals amendment despite opposition
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City Council passes second filing of murals amendment despite opposition

Despite hearing from multiple downtown business owners and representatives of stakeholder organizations, the Spencer City Council on Monday passed a second filing of an ordinance that would allow murals. The ordinance amends city code to allow murals to be placed on the side or back outside wall of a commercial building, but not on the...

City Council Ward 1 candidates discuss growing Spencer, riverfront and front yard parking
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City Council Ward 1 candidates discuss growing Spencer, riverfront and front yard parking

Candidates for next week’s Spencer City Council Ward 1 special election participated in a forum last week, often emphasizing similar points, but also highlighting differences in other areas. Ward 1 voters will choose next Tuesday between Natasha Mohror, Tom Nelson and Michael Watland to fill the vacancy created when Frank Petska died unexpectedly in October....

Plan aims for hundreds of new jobs, housing units in Spencer
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Plan aims for hundreds of new jobs, housing units in Spencer

Spencer’s new economic development plan sets the ambitious goals of adding hundreds of new jobs and housing units. The Spencer City Council on Monday approved a resolution to implement the local economic development plan developed by Toyer Strategic Consulting that seeks to create new, high-quality jobs and expand the local population. The plan’s goals, determined...

Spencer City Council approves 1st filing of commercial building murals ordinance
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Spencer City Council approves 1st filing of commercial building murals ordinance

Commercial building owners in Spencer could soon be allowed to have murals commissioned for their buildings. On Monday, the Spencer City Council unanimously approved the first filing of an ordinance that would allow murals to be placed on the side or back outside walls of commercial buildings. Murals wouldn’t be allowed on the building’s primary...

Sheriff’s office arrests Spencer man for domestic assault, child endangerment
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Sheriff’s office arrests Spencer man for domestic assault, child endangerment

The Clay County Sheriff’s Office arrested a Spencer man early Saturday morning for domestic assault and three counts of child endangerment after responding to a reported domestic assault in progress. According to a press release, the sheriff’s office and Spencer Police Department both responded to the report in the 3600 block of 240th Avenue in...

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