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Budget Debate

Iowa lawmakers say they've made progress in determining how much to spend on the state's overall budget, including K-12 education.

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Spencer Woman Named Special Olympics Coach Of The Year

A Spencer woman was named the Special Olympics of Iowa Coach of the Year on Thursday.

Bird Flu Affects Clay County Fair

There will be no poultry shows at county fairs in Iowa in 2015 as the bird flu continues to infect birds.


Half-Staff Flag Orders

Flags are to be flown at half staff on two separate occaisons next week.


Spencer Helps Stamp Out Hunger

Spencer's recent Stamp Out Hunger Food Drive was up substantially from last year.

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Avian Influenza Affected Roadways

The bird flu has led to a number of road closures in the listening area.


2015 Beach Blast Off Concert

Arnold’s Park, IA (KICD)– The Iowa Rock ‘n Roll Music Association (IRRMA) announces a “Beach Blast Off” concert. Andrea Weisenmeyer…

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Chicken Barn Workers Sickened

Workers in a chicken barn under quarantine become ill.

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Spencer Avenue Of Flags Volunteers Requested

Volunteers are needed to assist with Spencer's Avenue of Flags.


Ed Funding Issue

As lawmakers struggle to resolve the state budget, a new conflict has sprung up about how much new money to give schools in the 2016-2017 school year.


Fireworks Bill Passes House

It would be legal to sell and set off fireworks in Iowa if a bill that cleared the Iowa House last night becomes law.

City Council

2015 PCC Paving Project Meeting Tonight

A public meeting highlighting the 2015 PCC Paving Project in Spencer is slated for this evening.


Curly Leaf Pondweed Surging

An aquatic plant that has been in the area since the early 1900's is surging in the Iowa Great Lakes region.


Up And Coming Country Acts To Perform At Clay County Fair

Tickets will go on sale Thursday, June 4th at 10:00 a.m...


Education Funding

A new conflict has sprung up about how much new money to give schools...

school news

Spencer Schools Retirement Reception

A retirement reception for four Spencer School District employees is slated for Thursday.

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Estherville Man to Compete in World Competition

An Estherville native is set to compete in a worldwide gliding competition.


Law Enforcement Reports

A Wallingford man faces charges after lying to authorities...


ILCC Trustees Recap

The Trustees of Iowa Lakes Community College met in Spirit Lake Tuesday afternoon.

City Council

Spencer Council Approves City Hall Study

The Spencer City Council this week approved a proposal for a city hall Preliminary Design Study/Renovation Master Plan.

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UPDATE Everly Amber Alert


An Amber alert was issued for an abducted Everly child, who has since been located.

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New Spencer 4th of July Location

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Spencer's annual Fourth of July Celebration is moving to a new location.

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IA Unemployment


Iowa's unemployment rate has dropped from 4 percent in March to 3.8 percent in April.

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Law Enforcement Update


An update of local crime reports.

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Halestorm & We Are Harlot Coming To Clay County Fair


An evening of rock music featuring Halestorm with special guest We Are Harlot has been announced for the Clay County Fair.