Spencer Daily Reporter Headlines http://www.spencerdailyreporter.com News from the Spencer Daily Reporter newspaper in Spencer, Iowa en-us Brockshus honored as Spencer's Citizen of the Year http://www.spencerdailyreporter.com/story/2407888.html "Do not waste time bothering whether you ‘love’ your neighbor; act as if you did. As soon as we do this we find one of the great secrets. When you are behaving as if you loved someone, you will... Sat, 29 Apr 2017 08:55:50 -0500 RUDY, RUDY, RUDY http://www.spencerdailyreporter.com/story/2407883.html Spencer High School hosted Daniel "Rudy" Ruettiger who spoke to a large group of students, fourth grade through seniors, on Friday. Ruettiger's Field House address focused on having a positive... Fri, 28 Apr 2017 22:44:50 -0500 Daily Reporter shifts publication from Saturday to Monday http://www.spencerdailyreporter.com/story/2407882.html Adjusting to the way people live today, and anticipating possible delivery issues in the future, the Spencer Daily Reporter will be switching to a weekday publication schedule beginning next week.... Fri, 28 Apr 2017 22:43:02 -0500 Motorcycles on display all weekend http://www.spencerdailyreporter.com/story/2407881.html Lindsay Perez, Shayla Bee Fund executive director, sits on one of the many motorcycles on display this weekend at Southpark Mall as part of the shopping sites annual Motorcycle Show. The bike... Fri, 28 Apr 2017 22:39:25 -0500 Traffic stop, search warrant lead to multiple drug charges http://www.spencerdailyreporter.com/story/2407880.html A traffic stop by a Clay County deputy led to the arrest of Earl Halbur, 56, of Spencer, on numerous drug and traffic charges. At approximately 8 p.m., Saturday, April 22, a Clay County deputy... Fri, 28 Apr 2017 22:33:04 -0500 JFK to showcase talent in Sunday performances http://www.spencerdailyreporter.com/story/2407879.html The Spencer Just For Kix program will be performing its award-winning routines at their Spring Show at the Spencer High School Field House at 2 p.m. and 4:30 p.m., Sunday. Over the past two months,... Fri, 28 Apr 2017 22:28:26 -0500 Extension, library hosting free financial workshop http://www.spencerdailyreporter.com/story/2407496.html ISU Extension and Outreach will be hosting its second free financial workshop, titled "Writing Your Retirement Paycheck" at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, May 3, and Thursday, May 4, at the Spencer Public... Thu, 27 Apr 2017 22:18:51 -0500 Student steps into producer’s role http://www.spencerdailyreporter.com/story/2407469.html Lauren Boyd, a Spencer High School senior, is utilizing her Extended Career Experiences curriculum to explore more in-depth the fine arts field. Her months of work will come to fruition Friday night... Thu, 27 Apr 2017 21:34:49 -0500 City leaders, employees, volunteers clean up Spencer http://www.spencerdailyreporter.com/story/2407468.html More than 20 volunteers, Spencer city employees from multiple departments, and local leaders, came out Thursday morning to pick up trash littering the city's ditches in Spencer. Crew leaders for the... Thu, 27 Apr 2017 21:28:02 -0500 Spencer Hospital plans facility changes http://www.spencerdailyreporter.com/story/2407467.html During its monthly meeting Thursday morning, the Spencer Hospital Board of Trustees voted to seek initial bids for a project to remodel its compounding room, noting that the project is included in... Thu, 27 Apr 2017 21:23:52 -0500 IGLFC hopes to build on Kid’s Fishing Clinic numbers http://www.spencerdailyreporter.com/story/2407454.html The Iowa Great Lakes Fishing Club will be hosting its annual Kid’s Fishing Clinic from 5-8 p.m. Wednesday, May 3, at Stolley’s Park in Spencer. There is no charge for the event which begins with... Thu, 27 Apr 2017 20:21:04 -0500 Saturday’s Special Olympics Polar Plunge cancelled http://www.spencerdailyreporter.com/story/2407451.html The annual Polar Plunge, originally scheduled for noon on Saturday at Scharnberg Park near Everly, has been cancelled due to lack of participants. The yearly event is a fundraiser for the local... Thu, 27 Apr 2017 20:18:06 -0500 Heartwarming comedy 'Squabbles’ to close out SCT’s 57th season http://www.spencerdailyreporter.com/story/2407097.html Spencer Community Theatre will welcomes audiences to the final show of its 57th anniversary season, “Squabbles” when curtains rise on the two-week performance beginning at 7:30 p.m. Friday. The story... Wed, 26 Apr 2017 23:30:42 -0500 Construction on market-rent apartments progressing http://www.spencerdailyreporter.com/story/2407095.html Construction is steadily progressing on a 69-unit apartment complex and three six-unit townhouses in Spencer. The apartment complex is located north of Southpark Mall at 1001 Ninth St. SW and the... Wed, 26 Apr 2017 18:53:45 -0500 County turbine discussions continue http://www.spencerdailyreporter.com/story/2407094.html During Tuesday's Clay County Board of Supervisor's meeting, county supervisors shared information, updates and asked questions regarding concerns raised about wind turbines that were stated at a... Wed, 26 Apr 2017 18:50:52 -0500 Board approves Spencer schools fee increases http://www.spencerdailyreporter.com/story/2407093.html A modest fee increase on school lunches and drivers education was approved by the Spencer Community School Board Tuesday night. The fee changes will take effect for the 2017-18 school year. The... Wed, 26 Apr 2017 18:44:37 -0500 Hartley woman arrested following short pursuit http://www.spencerdailyreporter.com/story/2407092.html Shortly after 5 p.m. Tuesday, the Spencer Police Department attempted to make a traffic stop in the 200 block of West Third Street. Spencer Police allege the vehicle refused to stop and attempted to... Wed, 26 Apr 2017 18:39:42 -0500 Spencer public input sought on state fine arts standards http://www.spencerdailyreporter.com/story/2407091.html DES MOINES — Iowa Department of Education Director Ray Wise will be seeking public input on fine arts standards under consideration in Iowa. The second day of public forums Thursday will involve... Wed, 26 Apr 2017 18:38:09 -0500 Preschool artists take over Arts on Grand http://www.spencerdailyreporter.com/story/2407089.html Students from Trinity Preschool viewed artwork from area preschools at Arts on Grand Wednesday morning. The artwork featuring everything, from kites flying to flowers growing, was created by students... Wed, 26 Apr 2017 18:35:27 -0500 Citizen of the Year reception May 1 http://www.spencerdailyreporter.com/story/2407090.html A reception honoring Spencer's Citizen of the Year will be held on Monday, May 1, from 4:30-6:30 p.m. at the Clay County Fair and Events Center. A short program will be held at 5:30 p.m. The new... Wed, 26 Apr 2017 18:35:18 -0500 Polaris to discontinue production at Milford location http://www.spencerdailyreporter.com/story/2406279.html MILFORD — Polaris Industries officials on Monday confirmed plans to discontinue production at its factory on the south edge of Milford. The public announcement came at about 3 p.m. “Our hearts go out... Mon, 24 Apr 2017 22:20:04 -0500 SHS prom is a ‘ball’ http://www.spencerdailyreporter.com/story/2406277.html (Above) A group of Spencer seniors are all smiles as the dance gets underway at the 2017 Spencer High School Prom Masquerade Ball. (Right) Emma Schwarck and Parker Polashek get into the spirit,... Mon, 24 Apr 2017 22:13:13 -0500 Dickens responds to Country Villa fire http://www.spencerdailyreporter.com/story/2406268.html Dickens Fire and Rescue, along with a Spencer ambulance and various emergency personnel responded to a reported deck fire at the Country Villa mobile home park, located at 3655 240th Ave. in... Mon, 24 Apr 2017 22:11:37 -0500 Spencer awarded Black Hills, Trees Forever grant http://www.spencerdailyreporter.com/story/2406263.html Volunteers and community leaders in Spencer are partnering with Trees Forever and Black Hills Energy to plant trees that save energy, improve air quality, and reduce stormwater runoff. Black Hills... Mon, 24 Apr 2017 22:09:27 -0500 Teens cited following early morning complaint http://www.spencerdailyreporter.com/story/2406258.html A suspicious persons complaint originating at 3230 260th Ave. in rural Spencer resulted in five curfew violation citations to Spencer area teens. The Clay County Sheriff’s Office responded to the... Mon, 24 Apr 2017 21:59:41 -0500 Arnold Motor Supply celebrates 90th birthday http://www.spencerdailyreporter.com/story/2406257.html More than 800 individuals from Arnold Motor Supply stores from across the region found their way to Spencer this weekend to help celebrate the company’s 90th anniversary. The celebration events... Mon, 24 Apr 2017 21:55:32 -0500 Spencer Youth Football registration information http://www.spencerdailyreporter.com/story/2407897.html Second- through fifth-grade students interested in playing football on Spencer’s third- through sixth-grade football teams this fall will have three opportunities to register. Signup dates are 6-7:30... Sat, 29 Apr 2017 01:17:11 -0500 Boji Bay Ice Arena to offer summer roller hockey http://www.spencerdailyreporter.com/story/2407896.html Can’t get enough skating time? Try summer roller hockey. The Lakes Area Hockey Association will host an informational meeting about the new sporting opportunity on Wednesday, May 3, at 5 p.m. at Boji... Sat, 29 Apr 2017 01:16:26 -0500 Silva signs with Purdue Northwest http://www.spencerdailyreporter.com/story/2407895.html Purdue Northwest University has signed an Iowa Lakes Community College men’s soccer player. Renato Silva, midfielder, appeared in 12 games for the Lakers. He registered nine goals in his sophomore... Sat, 29 Apr 2017 01:15:17 -0500 Sioux Central’s Prior commits to BVU http://www.spencerdailyreporter.com/story/2407894.html Sioux Central standout athlete Mac Prior signs his commitment letter this week to attend Buena Vista University in Storm Lake with the purposes of pursuing his academic and baseball careers. The... Sat, 29 Apr 2017 01:14:17 -0500 ILCC women's basketball to hold clinic http://www.spencerdailyreporter.com/story/2407893.html The Iowa Lakes women’s basketball program will be holding a clinic on Sunday, April 30 for girls grades K-12 at Iowa Lakes Community College gymnasium, on the Estherville Campus. The first session... Sat, 29 Apr 2017 01:13:26 -0500 Tiger girls unable to top Indians http://www.spencerdailyreporter.com/story/2407892.html SPIRIT LAKE — Spencer’s golf girls saw Spirit Lake for the third time this season Friday night during non-conference double dual action featuring Sheldon at Okoboji View Golf Course. The Indians, led... Sat, 29 Apr 2017 01:12:27 -0500 Botcher 6th at Drake Relays http://www.spencerdailyreporter.com/story/2407890.html DES MOINES — Spencer’s Brandi Botcher, reigning 3A state shot put champion, got her second chance at a Drake Relays crown Friday, competing in the all classes competition around 8:30 a.m. Botcher... Sat, 29 Apr 2017 01:08:05 -0500 The ship is sinking http://www.spencerdailyreporter.com/story/2407891.html When my parents finally upgraded from the five fuzzy, antenna channels to satellite TV just before my freshman year of high school, one channel easily occupied at least 80 percent of my viewing time.... Sat, 29 Apr 2017 01:07:16 -0500 Orabs outduel Tigers http://www.spencerdailyreporter.com/story/2407889.html Spencer’s boys ventured out on Spencer Golf and Country Club Friday night in what would be politely called less than ideal conditions to play host to Spirit Lake and a Sheldon Orab squad currently... Sat, 29 Apr 2017 00:40:11 -0500 Students ‘Take Back the Night’ http://www.spencerdailyreporter.com/story/2407861.html STORM LAKE — Buena Vista University’s gender and women’s studies class and Students Against a Violent Environment, along with Centers Against Abuse and Sexual Assault hosted a Take Back the Night... Fri, 28 Apr 2017 23:36:59 -0500 Ruth Hoffman http://www.spencerdailyreporter.com/story/2407878.html Services for Ruth Hoffman, 90, of Spencer, will be conducted at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, May 2, 2017, at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Spencer. Rev. William Schreiber will officiate the service.... Fri, 28 Apr 2017 22:23:03 -0500 Melvin Henning http://www.spencerdailyreporter.com/story/2407877.html Services for Melvin “Mel” Henning, 83, of Spencer, will be conducted at 10:30 a.m. Thursday, May 4, 2017, at Bethany Lutheran Church in Spencer. Rev. Jan Henry will officiate the service. Visitation... Fri, 28 Apr 2017 22:22:26 -0500 Public invited to climate advocacy workshop http://www.spencerdailyreporter.com/story/2407876.html The public is invited to attend a climate advocacy training run by the non-partisan Citizens Climate Lobby from 1-5 p.m. Sunday, May 7, at Mahan Hall at Iowa Lakeside Laboratory. Steve Shivvers,... Fri, 28 Apr 2017 22:20:51 -0500 Wahpeton kidnapping trial sees another delay http://www.spencerdailyreporter.com/story/2407875.html The trial for two Spencer residents accused of kidnapping an apartment tenant from the village of Wahpeton has been put on hold. Twenty-year-old Tanner Meysenburg and 23-year-old Jordaen Duhn were... Fri, 28 Apr 2017 22:17:24 -0500 Truth in politics http://www.spencerdailyreporter.com/story/2407874.html We have interesting discussions at Coffee with the Editor on Tuesday mornings. The Daily Reporter buys the coffee at 7 a.m. Tuesdays in the dining room at the Dream Center and we talk about whatever... Fri, 28 Apr 2017 22:15:15 -0500 Analyzing the divide http://www.spencerdailyreporter.com/story/2407870.html We’ve progressed beyond the crossroads. I feel as if we’re emulating the future H.G. Wells described in “The Time Machine.” Humanity seems to be dividing itself into two distinct groups, bound for... Fri, 28 Apr 2017 22:11:42 -0500 Legislative Update http://www.spencerdailyreporter.com/story/2407867.html On April 22 we concluded the 2017 legislative session. Typically, this session was to have 110 days. We cut it down to 100 days in the de-appropriation bill, but went into overtime by about four... Fri, 28 Apr 2017 22:07:04 -0500 A challenge to King? http://www.spencerdailyreporter.com/story/2407864.html These days, topics for letters to the editor appear to be limitless. Many focus on the merits or deficiencies of those in elected office. Others choose to promote causes, the virtues of their... Fri, 28 Apr 2017 22:03:23 -0500 The 1st 100 days http://www.spencerdailyreporter.com/story/2407863.html The news is out. Most Republicans that voted for Donald Trump think he is doing a great job. However, though Hillary Clinton got 48.2 percent, a 2.9 million advantage over Trump’s 46.1 percent in the... Fri, 28 Apr 2017 22:00:11 -0500 'Squabbles’ http://www.spencerdailyreporter.com/story/2407807.html Spencer Community Theatre welcomes audiences to the final show of its 57th anniversary season, “Squabbles.” The story pits a father in law against a mother in a comedic succession of squabbles. Jerry... Fri, 28 Apr 2017 21:27:07 -0500 Foosball Shaw returns victorious http://www.spencerdailyreporter.com/story/2407850.html Spirit Lake graduate Justin Shaw boarded a plane earlier this month for Hamburg, Germany with aspirations of earning a gold medal in the 2017 International Table Soccer Federation World Cup. Shaw and... Fri, 28 Apr 2017 20:49:48 -0500 Grassley visits medical center: Forget ‘Trumpcare’ http://www.spencerdailyreporter.com/story/2407849.html STORM LAKE — U.S. Sen. Charles Grassley couldn’t make it for the dedication of a $26 million expansion at Buena Vista Regional Medical Center earlier, but took advantage of Congress’ Easter break to... Fri, 28 Apr 2017 20:42:06 -0500 Storm Lake Latinos focus on child care void as job No. 1 http://www.spencerdailyreporter.com/story/2407848.html STORM LAKE — A Latino Political Network event was planned in Storm Lake Sunday to encourage local Latinos to consider running for political offices. What it unexpectedly turned into was a referendum... Fri, 28 Apr 2017 20:32:22 -0500 Arnold Motor Supply, PPG donate to ILCC auto program http://www.spencerdailyreporter.com/story/2407845.html A shiny topcoat just isn’t enough for the students and teachers in the auto collision repair and paint technology program at Iowa Lakes Community College — they know that what’s below the sparkle... Fri, 28 Apr 2017 20:15:39 -0500 Around Campus http://www.spencerdailyreporter.com/story/2407837.html LINCOLN, Neb. — Austin Jeffre Helmink, of Spencer, was among more than 1,900 University of Nebraska-Lincoln students honored during individual college celebrations and the All-University Honors... Fri, 28 Apr 2017 19:42:49 -0500 New law allows approved pistol cartridges for use in rifles to hunt deer http://www.spencerdailyreporter.com/story/2407834.html DES MOINES — Iowa hunters will have a new option this fall while hunting deer during the youth season, disabled hunter season and both shotgun seasons — rifles that are capable of shooting straight... Fri, 28 Apr 2017 19:35:08 -0500 New legislation makes nursery seedling sales more flexible http://www.spencerdailyreporter.com/story/2407833.html DES MOINES — Landowners and homeowners can now order smaller quantities of high-quality native tree and shrub species from the State Forest Nursery. Beginning immediately, the nursery is accepting... Fri, 28 Apr 2017 19:33:29 -0500 Be careful what you wishcycle in your recycling bin http://www.spencerdailyreporter.com/story/2407832.html DES MOINES — The road to the recycling center is paved with good intentions, like basketballs, bubble wrap and Styrofoam. We all want to do the right thing. We’re trying to keep our junk out of... Fri, 28 Apr 2017 19:29:15 -0500 Experiment with color to catch more fish http://www.spencerdailyreporter.com/story/2407830.html People who like to fish spend a good amount of time talking about the different things that can help them catch more fish. There are a number of considerations that can partially or fully determine... Fri, 28 Apr 2017 19:24:45 -0500 Preparing for the Iowa Great Lakes Walleye Weekend http://www.spencerdailyreporter.com/story/2407829.html You can feel the excitement as anglers prepare for the Iowa Great Lakes Walleye Weekend. Always held the first full weekend in May (May 6-7), people travel from near and far to be part of the annual... Fri, 28 Apr 2017 19:18:58 -0500 Countdown to RAGBRAI Spencer overnight stay http://www.spencerdailyreporter.com/story/2407423.html The countdown to RAGBRAI has begun and we need your help! Spencer RAGBRAI needs residents to help in many different avenues, from welcoming to cleanup and everything in between, including hosting... Fri, 28 Apr 2017 13:46:14 -0500 Tigers get season sweep of Indians http://www.spencerdailyreporter.com/story/2407498.html SPIRIT LAKE — Five goals were scored in the final 18 minutes of Spencer’s boys game against Spirit Lake Park-Okoboji Thursday night. All but one of those went to the Tigers as the purple and gold got... Thu, 27 Apr 2017 23:44:16 -0500 Cantrall 2nd at Drake Relays http://www.spencerdailyreporter.com/story/2407501.html DES MOINES — The reigning 3A state high jump champion made his way to the Blue Oval at Drake University Thursday, looking to add a Drake Relays title to his list of accomplishments. Spencer’s Cameron... Thu, 27 Apr 2017 22:46:06 -0500 Midgets give Tigers test http://www.spencerdailyreporter.com/story/2407500.html ESTHERVILLE — Spencer’s tennis boys saw Estherville Lincoln Central for the second time this season Thursday night, hoping to duplicate a 9-0 sweep. The Midgets put up quite a fight this time... Thu, 27 Apr 2017 22:42:29 -0500 ELC squeaks out win over Spencer girls http://www.spencerdailyreporter.com/story/2407495.html For the second straight match, Spencer’s tennis girls went into doubles play with an even 3-3 scoreboard Thursday night, but once again, the Tigers were unable to seal the deal, falling to... Thu, 27 Apr 2017 22:07:06 -0500 Tiger girls handle SLP-O http://www.spencerdailyreporter.com/story/2407494.html Spencer’s soccer girls dominated the action Thursday night against Spirit Lake Park-Okoboji, generating 20 shots on goal to the Indians’ one, but all those attacks didn’t add up to a blowout as the... Thu, 27 Apr 2017 22:05:45 -0500 The Disney Dreamer http://www.spencerdailyreporter.com/story/2407402.html If you want to make movies, sometimes you start by cleaning the bathroom — with style ... Tourist: “How many Mickeys are there?” “Why, there’s only one Mickey, of course.” Tourist: “Then why did I... Thu, 27 Apr 2017 22:02:45 -0500 Louis Wiemers http://www.spencerdailyreporter.com/story/2407448.html Funeral services for Louis Charles Wiemers, 90, of Spencer, will be conducted at 11 a.m. Saturday, April 29, 2017, at First English Lutheran Church in Spencer. Rev. Paul Kaldahl will officiate the... Thu, 27 Apr 2017 20:16:21 -0500 Roger Kathman http://www.spencerdailyreporter.com/story/2407445.html Roger Duane Kathman, 72, of Spencer, passed away April 25, 2017, peacefully with his family surrounding him. Celebration of life will take place at 2 p.m. on May 7, 2017, at Faith Pentecostal Church,... Thu, 27 Apr 2017 20:13:44 -0500 Grandfather’s barn journeys to rejoin family http://www.spencerdailyreporter.com/story/2407441.html VARINA — It felt like a member of the family coming home. “My grandpa built it, my dad helped him when he was young. We lost my dad recently to cancer, and it just seemed kind of fitting to get it... Thu, 27 Apr 2017 20:02:00 -0500 Judge approves delay for Spirit Lake attempted murder trial http://www.spencerdailyreporter.com/story/2407440.html SPIRIT LAKE — District Court Judge Carl Petersen on Tuesday agreed to delay the trial for a Spirit Lake man charged with attempted murder. Lakes attorney Jack Bjornstad asked for a delay on behalf of... Thu, 27 Apr 2017 19:58:04 -0500 Latest Habitat for Humanity family excited to begin building http://www.spencerdailyreporter.com/story/2407439.html STORM LAKE — There are lots of activities one can do on Earth Day. Most of us flock to the outdoors even if it is no longer our natural habitat. On Earth Day, about 30 volunteers and students turned... Thu, 27 Apr 2017 19:55:06 -0500 The CommStock Report http://www.spencerdailyreporter.com/story/2407434.html President Donald Trump's announcement on a tax measure was mostly designed to beat the 100-day thing. Fill in a few lines ... leave others blank. Trump wants to do big things that set benchmarks for... Thu, 27 Apr 2017 19:49:14 -0500 Pastor’s Column http://www.spencerdailyreporter.com/story/2407429.html We are told that the veil of the Temple that separated the Holy Place from the Most Holy Place was torn in two from the top to the bottom at the time of Jesus’ death. Before you say, “Oh, big deal!”... Thu, 27 Apr 2017 19:38:25 -0500 Cloverton to perform at Spencer’s GUMC http://www.spencerdailyreporter.com/story/2407427.html Grace United Methodist Church, in an effort to bring high quality music to the community, will host a free public concert by Cloverton at 7 p.m. Friday, May 5. According to organizers, the church... Thu, 27 Apr 2017 19:29:07 -0500 Randy’s Review: ‘The Promise’ http://www.spencerdailyreporter.com/story/2407426.html An apothecary in a small Armenian village, Mikael (Oscar Issac), dreams of earning his medical credentials and returning to his village to serve the region in the Ottoman Empire. He agrees to marry a... Thu, 27 Apr 2017 19:24:31 -0500 Opposition greets manure management plan near Terril http://www.spencerdailyreporter.com/story/2407142.html All was quiet on the western side of the Dickinson County Courthouse Tuesday morning. On the east side, however, a murmer could be heard coming from the Dickinson County Supervisors meeting. A public... Wed, 26 Apr 2017 23:12:42 -0500 4 Tigers sign college commitments http://www.spencerdailyreporter.com/story/2407101.html Four Spencer Tigers committed to their collegiate futures Wednesday afternoon at Spencer Fieldhouse. Tiger linemen Nic Hoefling, Cameron Essick and fullback/linebacker Dylan Holst all signed their... Wed, 26 Apr 2017 21:13:07 -0500 Spencer Youth Football registration information http://www.spencerdailyreporter.com/story/2407099.html Second through fifth grade students interested in playing football on Spencer’s third through sixth grade football teams this fall will have three opportunities to register. Sign-up dates are 6-7:30... Wed, 26 Apr 2017 19:07:47 -0500 Boji Bay Ice Arena to offer summer roller hockey http://www.spencerdailyreporter.com/story/2407098.html Can’t get enough skating time? Try Summer Roller Hockey! The Lakes Area Hockey Association will host an informational meeting about the new sporting opportunity on Wednesday, May 3 at 5 p.m. at Boji... Wed, 26 Apr 2017 19:06:36 -0500 We need Obama http://www.spencerdailyreporter.com/story/2407088.html "Understand, democracy does not require uniformity. Our founders argued. They quarreled. Eventually they compromised. They expected us to do the same. But they knew that democracy does require a... Wed, 26 Apr 2017 18:31:02 -0500 Ambassadors cut ribbon at new senior living complex http://www.spencerdailyreporter.com/story/2407087.html The Spencer Ambassadors joined St. Luke’s Executive Director David West, staff and board of directors to cut the ribbon on the complex’s newest living offering, South Ridge Heights. The... Wed, 26 Apr 2017 18:25:37 -0500 Iowa Crops and Weather Report http://www.spencerdailyreporter.com/story/2407086.html DES MOINES — Iowa Secretary of Agriculture Bill Northey commented on the Iowa Crop Progress and Condition report released by the USDA National Agricultural Statistical Service. The report is released... Wed, 26 Apr 2017 18:24:07 -0500 Grow your own tropical paradise in a container or garden http://www.spencerdailyreporter.com/story/2407085.html Add an exciting new look to your garden, poolside, patio or deck with elephant ears. These easy tropical plants have tall stems and giant leaves that measure up to two feet across. You can use them... Wed, 26 Apr 2017 18:18:59 -0500 Ladies of the Lake begin program year http://www.spencerdailyreporter.com/story/2407083.html The Ladies of the Lake Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution will begin its program year with a meeting on Tuesday, May 9, at the Spirit Lake United Methodist Church. The history of the... Wed, 26 Apr 2017 18:04:40 -0500 Spencer impressive at Sioux City Relays http://www.spencerdailyreporter.com/story/2406301.html SIOUX CITY — Spencer’s girls were well represented at the Sioux City Relays Saturday following their 114 point victory in Estherville Friday night, picking up three wins and four additional top three... Tue, 25 Apr 2017 00:18:48 -0500 Tornadoes slip past Spencer girls http://www.spencerdailyreporter.com/story/2406300.html STORM LAKE — Spencer’s tennis girls came as close as they have all season to cracking into the win column Monday night, pushing Storm Lake to the limit in a 5-4 defeat. “We went to doubles tied 3-3,... Tue, 25 Apr 2017 00:15:54 -0500 West pummeled by Tiger girls http://www.spencerdailyreporter.com/story/2406299.html SIOUX CITY — The 2A No. 6-ranked Spencer Tiger soccer girls walked into Monday night’s game with 1-6 Sioux City West as a heavy favorite, and the purple and gold performed as such, walloping the... Tue, 25 Apr 2017 00:14:13 -0500 Tiger girls solid at Willow Creek http://www.spencerdailyreporter.com/story/2406298.html LE MARS — Spencer’s golf girls put up their best team score of the season Monday night with a 188 at Willow Creek Golf Course during Lakes Conference play against Le Mars and Spirit Lake. The score... Tue, 25 Apr 2017 00:12:41 -0500 Spencer brooms Storm Lake http://www.spencerdailyreporter.com/story/2406297.html Despite a change in scorekeeping, Spencer’s boys matched the final score from their season-opening meet with Storm Lake, once again sweeping the Tornadoes 9-0. “We change the scoring halfway through... Tue, 25 Apr 2017 00:10:03 -0500 Lunde to challenge King in GOP primary http://www.spencerdailyreporter.com/story/2406259.html AMES ― Paul Lunde, a lifelong Republican and attorney in Ames announced Monday his intention to challenge U.S. Rep. Steve King, R-Kiron, for his Iowa House District 4 seat in next year's GOP... Tue, 25 Apr 2017 00:06:20 -0500 Another shootout, another win http://www.spencerdailyreporter.com/story/2406296.html Monday night’s game between Spencer’s boys and Sioux City West wasn’t the prettiest exhibition of soccer, but it accomplished the most important thing for the Tigers, putting another notch in the win... Mon, 24 Apr 2017 23:57:53 -0500 Tigers carve up Brooks http://www.spencerdailyreporter.com/story/2406295.html OKOBOJI — Spencer’s golf boys shredded the par 35 yellow course at Brooks Golf Club Monday despite 30 mph wind gusts, matching their best team score of the season with a 155. Le Mars (178) and Spirit... Mon, 24 Apr 2017 23:54:45 -0500 Louis Wiemers http://www.spencerdailyreporter.com/story/2406254.html Funeral services for Louis Wiemers, 90, of Spencer, will be conducted at 11 a.m. Saturday, April 29, 2017, at First English Lutheran Church in Spencer. Rev. Paul Kaldahl will officiate the service.... Mon, 24 Apr 2017 21:47:33 -0500 Robert Mincer http://www.spencerdailyreporter.com/story/2406252.html Robert “Bob” W. Mincer, of Sioux Falls, went to be with his Lord, family, and friends on the morning of Sunday, April 23, 2017. He was surrounded by his family. Bob was born near Spencer, Iowa, on... Mon, 24 Apr 2017 21:44:12 -0500 Richard Clasing http://www.spencerdailyreporter.com/story/2406250.html A Mass of Christian burial for Richard “Dick” Albert Clasing, 86, of Ruthven, will be conducted at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, April 25, 2017, at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Ruthven. Rev. Clem Currans... Mon, 24 Apr 2017 21:41:14 -0500 Spring a time for optimism and honoring Citizens http://www.spencerdailyreporter.com/story/2406243.html Like beautiful exotic birds, with colorful plumage and bright-eyed optimism, the photos jumped off the pages of my Facebook feed on Saturday evening and Sunday morning. Young people you remember as... Mon, 24 Apr 2017 21:32:29 -0500 How I learned to stop worrying and hate comedies http://www.spencerdailyreporter.com/story/2406237.html I was recently watching "A Brighter Summer Day," a Taiwanese film by Edward Yang. It's a beautiful film, but there are a few hurdles to jump if you want to enjoy the film. First, it's a film in a... Mon, 24 Apr 2017 21:22:19 -0500 Johnson honored for 50 years as Free Mason http://www.spencerdailyreporter.com/story/2406228.html April 10 was a very special night for the Brothers of Highland Lodge No. 487 in Ruthven. Brother Norman Lee Johnson was honored by lodge members for 50 years of dedicated service with the Free Masons... Mon, 24 Apr 2017 21:18:03 -0500 Sirens - April 25 http://www.spencerdailyreporter.com/story/2406233.html April 15 — Jason Wayne Birchard, 33, Spencer Driving under suspension Provide proof of insurance Failure to use seat belts --- April 15 — Sarah Loretta Graves, 31, Hartley Felony forgery, two counts... Mon, 24 Apr 2017 20:00:10 -0500 Patchwork Quilt http://www.spencerdailyreporter.com/story/2406229.html Getting older doesn’t mean what it used to. For many aging Americans, it is a phase of life where interests, goals, and dreams can get a new or second start. Today, aging is about eliminating... Mon, 24 Apr 2017 19:05:55 -0500 The Highlands’ Homeowner of the Week http://www.spencerdailyreporter.com/story/2406227.html Carol Lee was born near Milford and grew up on a farm near Webb. On Aug. 18, 1939, shortly after graduating from AIB College of Business in Des Moines, Lee married Harold. While he worked as a... Mon, 24 Apr 2017 18:56:13 -0500 Prom celebration explodes with fun, dancing and laughter http://www.spencerdailyreporter.com/story/2406221.html Following the grand march which occurred in Spencer High School’s new fine arts facility Saturday evening, students processed from the auditorium, down the concourse and into the Spencer Field House... Mon, 24 Apr 2017 18:28:56 -0500 Clover Corner http://www.spencerdailyreporter.com/story/2406218.html How many youth have a dog at home who could use some manners? Or maybe you don’t have a dog, but really want one. Maybe this is your chance to convince your parents that if you got a dog you could... Mon, 24 Apr 2017 18:15:56 -0500