Category: Government

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...

Spencer City Council notes: May 6
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Spencer City Council notes: May 6

Flood plain map update discussions ongoing Discussions continue on flood plain map updates that could affect parts of Spencer. Planning Director Kirby Schmidt said he and department staff met over the phone with engineers advising staff on the updates. He said he also met with a flood insurance representative a couple weeks ago. “The council...

Bernie Sanders stumps in Spencer
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Bernie Sanders stumps in Spencer

Bernie Sanders is consistent. The independent senator from Vermont proved that when he visited Spencer on Sunday. He ran through a greatest hits list of his policy ideas and then took questions at a town meeting at the Clay County Fair and Events Center. Sanders, one of more than 20 people vying for the Democratic...

Iowa 4th district Republican executive committee supports Steve King
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Iowa 4th district Republican executive committee supports Steve King

The executive committee of Iowa’s fourth congressional district Republicans has issued a statement in support of Congressman Steve King and will pen a letter asking that he be reinstated to his committee assignments. According to a release from King’s campaign, the committee’s resolution states it “fully supports our 4th District Congressman Steve King to represent...

Homeowner facing demolition speaks out
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Homeowner facing demolition speaks out

Steve Knittel wants two things. “One is to be left alone and the other is justice,” he said as he stood inside the mudroom of his home at 100 East First Street. For Knittel, those two wants are related. The city has sought a court order that would deem his home a substandard and unsafe...

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