Spencer Daily Reporter News http://www.spencerdailyreporter.com/news/ News headlines from the Spencer Daily Reporter newspaper in Spencer, Iowa en-us February Fireworks http://www.spencerdailyreporter.com/story/2387546.html It took a while to get there, but once the topic of last week’s collective bargaining legislation hit the floor at Saturday’s Eggs & Issues session, the gloves came off in council chambers at Spencer... Mon, 20 Feb 2017 16:50:18 -0600 Wahpeton break-in leads to kidnapping charges http://www.spencerdailyreporter.com/story/2388419.html Two Spencer residents face assault, robbery and kidnapping charges after a break-in at an occupied apartment Monday night in Wahpeton. The Dickinson County Sheriff's Office is still putting together... Tue, 21 Feb 2017 21:28:54 -0600 Fair, Arts on Grand to host centennial art contest http://www.spencerdailyreporter.com/story/2387450.html The Clay County Fair and Arts on Grand are collaborating on a commemorative art project contest, "100 Years of The Clay County Fair" to help commemorate the centennial celebration of the “World’s... Fri, 17 Feb 2017 21:41:16 -0600 Spencer native donates for new park shelter http://www.spencerdailyreporter.com/story/2387454.html A donation of $100,000 has been given to the Spencer Parks Department to be put toward a new shelter in North School Park. Former Spencer resident Robert Wright, who was born in Spencer in 1927,... Fri, 17 Feb 2017 20:17:21 -0600 Lifelong resident seeks to give back on council http://www.spencerdailyreporter.com/story/2387453.html Lifelong Spencer resident and Spencer Hospital employee Dana Kramer has entered his name for consideration to fill the vacant Ward 4 Spencer City Council seat left by recently elected Clay County... Fri, 17 Feb 2017 20:13:24 -0600 Wilson re-enters supervisors race http://www.spencerdailyreporter.com/story/2387451.html Mike Wilson has once again entered his name for consideration in the race for Clay County supervisor. Wilson initially campaigned for one of two open seats on the board of supervisors during the... Fri, 17 Feb 2017 19:56:35 -0600 ‘Do not get too comfortable with this, it’s not going to last forever’ http://www.spencerdailyreporter.com/story/2387449.html Don’t break out the bathing suits and suntan lotion just yet. That caution provided courtesy of Brad Temeyer, a meteorologist with the National Weather Service, who suggested the current warming... Fri, 17 Feb 2017 19:44:41 -0600 Self-started golf ball recycling business comes to Spencer http://www.spencerdailyreporter.com/story/2387423.html As a resident of Arizona, David Brink spent his childhood collecting abandoned golf balls with his friends and selling them at garage sales. What started as a way to earn a little extra money has now... Fri, 17 Feb 2017 18:19:24 -0600 Spencer writing education enhanced with Units of Study http://www.spencerdailyreporter.com/story/2387115.html A recent shift in the writing education format at Spencer elementary schools have yielded success in student comprehension and passion for the subject. The school district began using the Lucy... Fri, 17 Feb 2017 08:56:34 -0600 Collective bargaining buzz http://www.spencerdailyreporter.com/story/2387111.html Over the course of the week, the buzz surrounding a proposed collective bargaining bill has rippled out from Des Moines to communities across the state. Sen. David Johnson, I-Ocheyedan, has been... Fri, 17 Feb 2017 00:12:55 -0600 Bates to help maintain, move community forward if elected councilman http://www.spencerdailyreporter.com/story/2387105.html Maintaining the community and ensuring Spencer does not slip back into former issues is the main platform of Spencer City Council Ward 4 candidate Duane Bates. An interest in city politics, as well... Thu, 16 Feb 2017 23:59:22 -0600 Reit plans to bring new eyes to county supervisors board http://www.spencerdailyreporter.com/story/2387103.html Having gained the Republican nomination for the vacant seat on the Clay County Board of Supervisors, Spencer resident Loren Reit is continuing his campaign for the position. The party conducted a... Thu, 16 Feb 2017 20:46:56 -0600 Absentee ballots arrive http://www.spencerdailyreporter.com/story/2387100.html Absentee ballots for the March 7 special election have been printed and are available at the Clay County Auditor's Office for Clay County residents. Ann Baschke, Clay County first deputy auditor,... Thu, 16 Feb 2017 20:41:42 -0600 Clay County driver's license station plugs along http://www.spencerdailyreporter.com/story/2387099.html Two empty desks stand in the corner of the Clay County Treasurer's Office, ready to hold various pieces of equipment from the Iowa Department of Transportation. Late last month, the Clay County Board... Thu, 16 Feb 2017 20:39:11 -0600 Boy Scout troops hone winter survival skills at Klondike Derby http://www.spencerdailyreporter.com/story/2387098.html Fire building, shelter crafting and first aid skills will all be taught and tested at the annual Boy Scouts of America Thundercloud District Klondike Derby in Scharnberg Park Saturday. Scout troops... Thu, 16 Feb 2017 20:33:59 -0600 No injuries reported following east beltway accident http://www.spencerdailyreporter.com/story/2387096.html A collision at the intersection of Clay County Roads M-50 and B-24 on the East Spencer Beltway, between a pickup and a semitractor-trailer Tuesday morning, resulted in more than $6,000 in estimated... Thu, 16 Feb 2017 20:31:41 -0600 Spencer pair charged with felony burglary http://www.spencerdailyreporter.com/story/2387094.html EVERLY — Following an investigation by the Clay County Sheriff's Office into the report of an alleged burglary on Friday, Jan. 20, a pair of Spencer residents were taken into custody Tuesday morning.... Thu, 16 Feb 2017 20:28:22 -0600 Jones welcomes Spencer insurance agent http://www.spencerdailyreporter.com/story/2388083.html DES MOINES — Last week Rep. Megan Jones, R-Sioux Rapids, met with Scott Simpson, an Independent Insurance Agent of Iowa. Simpson was visiting the Capitol to talk with legislators as a part of... Tue, 21 Feb 2017 01:06:42 -0600 Scouts attend Klondike Derby http://www.spencerdailyreporter.com/story/2388082.html After a few modifications to accommodate for the lack of snow, the Boy Scouts’ annual Klondike Derby was held at Scharnberg Park Saturday. A variety of events, including the state wrestling... Tue, 21 Feb 2017 01:03:21 -0600 Family Fest set for March 4 http://www.spencerdailyreporter.com/story/2388081.html The Clay County Regional Events Center and Positively Spencer Youth will host Clay County’s seventh annual Family Fest at the Events Center from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, March 4. Family Fest is... Tue, 21 Feb 2017 01:01:59 -0600 Koenig wants to keep county in the black http://www.spencerdailyreporter.com/story/2388080.html While Marty Koenig had been somewhat interested in county politics in the past, he had never run for office. However, with the unexpected passing of Clay County Supervisor Linda Swanson, Koenig... Tue, 21 Feb 2017 01:00:30 -0600 City storm sewer project to include Cobbs Court http://www.spencerdailyreporter.com/story/2388079.html The city staff has continued to keep several plates spinning as multiple improvement projects continue to progress in Spencer. Monday night, contracts were awarded for the Grand Avenue Bridge... Tue, 21 Feb 2017 00:58:58 -0600 Location of former pastor’s trial still undecided http://www.spencerdailyreporter.com/story/2388078.html Judge Nancy Whittenburg heard arguments on Monday to determine if a well-known pastor and nonprofit director could get a fair trial in Clay County. As of now, Kevin Grimes is scheduled to stand trial... Tue, 21 Feb 2017 00:57:35 -0600 Around Campus http://www.spencerdailyreporter.com/story/2387433.html MANKATO, Minn. — The academic high honor and honor lists (dean's lists) for the past fall semester at Minnesota State University, Mankato, have been announced by Provost and Senior Vice President for... Fri, 17 Feb 2017 20:49:43 -0600 The migration begins http://www.spencerdailyreporter.com/story/2387447.html Trumpeter swans arrived at King’s Pointe in Storm Lake Tuesday, joining the hundreds of Canada geese who have rested on the melting ice on their journey north, and some resident birds who have ridden... Fri, 17 Feb 2017 19:19:31 -0600 Jackson County man faces child solicitation charges http://www.spencerdailyreporter.com/story/2387446.html LAKEFIELD, Minn. — As Jackson County deputies were entering his home, Gregory Fitzloff, of Lakefield, Minnesota, was locking himself in a bathroom on the main level of the house. He had his phone... Fri, 17 Feb 2017 19:17:50 -0600 ILCC Trustees receive progress report on grant to strengthen education http://www.spencerdailyreporter.com/story/2387438.html The Iowa Lakes Board of Trustees met Tuesday afternoon and learned about the positive impact of the Title III grant which will help the college strengthen education through technology, curriculum and... Fri, 17 Feb 2017 19:00:47 -0600 Former Arnolds Park man placed on Florida sex offender registry http://www.spencerdailyreporter.com/story/2387435.html The former Arnolds Park man who was caught in a 2012 child predator sting has been released from a Florida prison. Frederick Joseph Wilson was added to the list of Florida sexual offenders and... Fri, 17 Feb 2017 18:53:51 -0600 Sacred Heart students CDA posters advance http://www.spencerdailyreporter.com/story/2387434.html Fourth- to sixth-grade students at Sacred Heart School in Spencer recently entered the Catholic Daughters' of the Americas, Court No. 408, annual poster contest. Entries were to reflect one of the... Fri, 17 Feb 2017 18:47:40 -0600 Business Briefs http://www.spencerdailyreporter.com/story/2387428.html Spencer Municipal Utilities recently promoted Mike Carlson as the company’s new assistant general manager. Carlson has been with SMU for almost five years and has gained a vast knowledge of SMU... Fri, 17 Feb 2017 18:29:40 -0600 Christian women’s event coming to Arrowwood http://www.spencerdailyreporter.com/story/2387073.html OKOBOJI — Three well-known area women will bring their humor, inspiration and heart to Okoboji this spring to bring a message of hope, healing and understanding to women interested in cultivating... Thu, 16 Feb 2017 19:48:46 -0600 LaTorre to speak at RiseFest http://www.spencerdailyreporter.com/story/2387072.html SHELDON — RISE Ministries, the organization behind the Christian music festival RiseFest, is pleased to announce the first speaker on the 2017 lineup, Pedro LaTorre. Former touring drummer for a... Thu, 16 Feb 2017 19:43:17 -0600 ‘The Lightning Thief’ at Pearson Lakes Art Center Saturday http://www.spencerdailyreporter.com/story/2387071.html OKOBOJI — “The Lightning Thief,” a new musical adapted from the book “The Lightning Thief” by Rick Riordan, will be performed at the Pearson Lakes Art Center, live on the Lauridsen Performing Arts... Thu, 16 Feb 2017 19:28:52 -0600 Storyteller Kling to perform in Orange City http://www.spencerdailyreporter.com/story/2387070.html ORANGE CITY — He’s a master storyteller and down-home philosopher. He’s famous for his commentaries on National Public Radio’s “All Things Considered.” His autobiographical stories — of hopping... Thu, 16 Feb 2017 19:25:28 -0600 Films for the Cinematically Disadvantaged returns http://www.spencerdailyreporter.com/story/2387068.html For more than 20 years, Arts on Grand and Carey’s Electronics have been presenting for your viewing pleasure Films for the Cinematically Disadvantaged. Twice a year foreign films are shown in the... Thu, 16 Feb 2017 19:07:22 -0600