Spencer Daily Reporter News http://www.spencerdailyreporter.com/news/ News headlines from the Spencer Daily Reporter newspaper in Spencer, Iowa en-us Ruthven-Ayrshire reps exchange contract proposals http://www.spencerdailyreporter.com/story/2398136.html The Ruthven-Ayrshire Education Association proposed a yearly salary increase of $750 for its teachers for 2017-18, and the Ruthven-Ayrshire Board of Education countered with a base salary increase of... Mon, 27 Mar 2017 22:36:45 -0500 Foot chase ends in Taser use, drug charges http://www.spencerdailyreporter.com/story/2398143.html Saturday morning, an attempted traffic stop turned into a short foot pursuit. The Spencer Police Department attempted to perform a traffic stop in the parking lot at Car-Go Express, located at 1804... Mon, 27 Mar 2017 21:53:09 -0500 Clay County Community Foundation hosts 2017 awards http://www.spencerdailyreporter.com/story/2398139.html The Clay County Community Foundation, an affiliate of the Community Foundation of Greater Des Moines, hosted an awards ceremony last night which awarded $91,216.30 to 22 local groups and... Mon, 27 Mar 2017 21:05:10 -0500 Pony Express Riders celebrate 50 years http://www.spencerdailyreporter.com/story/2398144.html It may have been a little cool and damp, but the conditions didn’t stop local Pony Express Riders from celebrating the 50th-anniversary ride Saturday morning. Departing from the horse barns and... Mon, 27 Mar 2017 21:02:17 -0500 Weaver makes it official http://www.spencerdailyreporter.com/story/2398141.html Mon, 27 Mar 2017 20:58:38 -0500 Fourth Avenue West tree removal underway http://www.spencerdailyreporter.com/story/2398140.html Crews from Campbell's Tree Service work to remove select trees and clean debris along Fourth Avenue West Monday. Designated trees, along the route associated with the Fourth Avenue West storm sewer... Mon, 27 Mar 2017 20:55:46 -0500 Rock'n Bac'n Brew'n draws crowd http://www.spencerdailyreporter.com/story/2398137.html The air was filled with rocking beats, the smell of sizzling bacon, and a hint of fresh hops lingered on patrons' taste buds at the third annual Rock'n Bac'n Brew'n, Saturday, at the Clay County Fair... Mon, 27 Mar 2017 20:42:15 -0500 Joint search nets drug charges, warrant arrest http://www.spencerdailyreporter.com/story/2398122.html A search warrant executed Thursday resulted in a pair of drug-related arrests and a third arrest associated with a Pocahontas County warrant. The Spencer Police Department and Clay County Sheriff’s... Mon, 27 Mar 2017 20:33:45 -0500 Spencer RC club award 2 cars, memberships http://www.spencerdailyreporter.com/story/2397633.html Spencer RC Park received 10 nomination letters for its giveaway in 2016. Two letters were chosen to win Traxxas Slash radio-controlled vehicles and memberships given out at the end of December. The... Sat, 25 Mar 2017 00:50:09 -0500 Library inherits approximately 25 acres near Everly http://www.spencerdailyreporter.com/story/2397641.html The Spencer Public Library Board discussed plans for approximately 25 acres of land during its Thursday evening meeting donated to the library. The land comes from the estate of George Haygarth and... Fri, 24 Mar 2017 21:46:10 -0500 Warner Dialysis Center project to move forward http://www.spencerdailyreporter.com/story/2397640.html During its meeting Thursday, the Spencer Hospital Board of Trustees approved a project bid for the remodel of a hospital-owned building, which will become the new Warner Dialysis Center. The bid from... Fri, 24 Mar 2017 21:25:20 -0500 Time for a little MARDI PARTY http://www.spencerdailyreporter.com/story/2397639.html Spencer Tailtwisters hosted a Field House full of young people for its annual fundraising Mardi Gras Carnival at Spencer High School Friday night. The annual event, supported by many donations and... Fri, 24 Mar 2017 21:23:48 -0500 Library faces state, perhaps federal cuts http://www.spencerdailyreporter.com/story/2397638.html The Spencer Public Library has had its state funding cut by almost half based on last year's Enrich Iowa funding. Cuts total $2,500 from the $6,000 it received last year to $3,500 this year. "Enrich... Fri, 24 Mar 2017 21:18:37 -0500 Tourism grants awarded to local organizations, events http://www.spencerdailyreporter.com/story/2397637.html The Clay County Convention and Visitors Bureau awarded the first round of Clay County Tourism grants, totaling approximately $20,000 to local organizations and events in Clay County. Grants awarded... Fri, 24 Mar 2017 21:16:12 -0500 Meysenburg enters 'not guilty' plea, trial date set http://www.spencerdailyreporter.com/story/2397636.html SPIRIT LAKE — The court process continues for a Spencer man who faces kidnapping and robbery charges in Dickinson County. Tanner Meysenburg on Thursday entered pleas of "not guilty" to charges of... Fri, 24 Mar 2017 21:11:50 -0500 'Diminished responsibility' defense planned in Barb's Corner robbery case http://www.spencerdailyreporter.com/story/2397634.html Defense attorney Michael H. Johnson on Monday informed court officials that mental health concerns may have influenced Joshua Mandelkow's decision to rob a rural Clay County restaurant at gunpoint.... Fri, 24 Mar 2017 21:07:28 -0500 Charitable Chariots hits the road, again http://www.spencerdailyreporter.com/story/2397242.html Thu, 23 Mar 2017 21:34:03 -0500 Spencer students get hands-on experience http://www.spencerdailyreporter.com/story/2397238.html Two separate Spencer High School classes were able to get outside the classroom and into the community to gain some real-world experience this week. Liz Kluver's interior design career experience and... Thu, 23 Mar 2017 21:24:57 -0500 Local beef processor takes home taste award http://www.spencerdailyreporter.com/story/2397236.html Ruthven Meat Processing received the Iowa Meat Processors Association Grand Champion award for their Innovative Beef Product recently. The commendation came to Chris and Terry Kraft of Ruthven Meat... Thu, 23 Mar 2017 21:21:33 -0500 Local conference hopes to inspire women of faith http://www.spencerdailyreporter.com/story/2397234.html OKOBOJI — The Overcomer Conference conducted in Okoboji Saturday at Arrowwood Resort and Conference Center from 9 a.m. to noon hopes to inspire women of faith. Karen Schwaller, manager of the... Thu, 23 Mar 2017 21:05:59 -0500 Rock'n Bac'n Brew'n returns Saturday http://www.spencerdailyreporter.com/story/2397232.html Looking at the weather wondering what it's going to do? "The weather forecast for the weekend is bac'n with a side of rock'n and brew'n," Andrea Wiesenmeyer, Clay County Fair and Regional Events... Thu, 23 Mar 2017 21:02:12 -0500 Spencer Community School Foundation awards more than $59K http://www.spencerdailyreporter.com/story/2397230.html The Spencer Community School Foundation presented over $59,000 in scholarships to 63 seniors on Sunday, March 19, at the Clay County Fair and Regional Events Center. A total exceeding $900,000 has... Thu, 23 Mar 2017 20:54:15 -0500 ILCC rejects bids on new performing arts center http://www.spencerdailyreporter.com/story/2396899.html ESTHERVILLE — During its meeting Tuesday, the Iowa Lakes Community College Board of Trustees rejected all bids for a new performing arts center. Bids of $8,475,800 from Christensen Construction out... Thu, 23 Mar 2017 00:33:05 -0500 Tree removal surrounding storm sewer project raises questions http://www.spencerdailyreporter.com/story/2396909.html Trees marked with a pink “X” and pink ribbon have been targeted for removal as a result of impending construction (associated with storm sewer work) from West Seventh Street to West 11th Street in... Wed, 22 Mar 2017 19:46:52 -0500 CC-E High School debuts ‘Anything Goes’ tonight http://www.spencerdailyreporter.com/story/2396908.html With a cast of 30 Clay Central-Everly High School students, Musical Director Alyda Haack and Co-musical Director Bruce Tepfer will set sail with “Anything Goes,” a musical set aboard a cruise ship,... Wed, 22 Mar 2017 19:42:24 -0500 Salton charged with ‘displaying dangerous weapon’ http://www.spencerdailyreporter.com/story/2396907.html A 58-year-old Dickens man was taken into custody by Clay County Sheriff’s deputies after brandishing a weapon in what the sheriff’s report alleged was a “road rage incident.” William Salton was... Wed, 22 Mar 2017 19:37:27 -0500 SFD battles fire in vacant home http://www.spencerdailyreporter.com/story/2396906.html Fifteen firefighters from Spencer Fire and Rescue responded to a house fire at 620 E. 18th St. Tuesday morning. At 11:30 a.m., emergency communications notified Spencer fire responders that a vacant... Wed, 22 Mar 2017 19:36:00 -0500 Official name change part of CCF's centennial kickoff http://www.spencerdailyreporter.com/story/2396905.html It’s official, Clay County Fair Manager Jeremy Parsons told a large crowd gathered at Tuesday evening’s Business After Hours, that the property will now be known as the Clay County Fair and Events... Wed, 22 Mar 2017 19:17:30 -0500 Spencer RAGBRAI Committee announce headliner, logo http://www.spencerdailyreporter.com/story/2396902.html The Johnny Holm Band will take the stage as the headline act when riders stay overnight on July 23. Holm is the most entertaining entertainer performing today. The show is dedicated to the fans, and... Wed, 22 Mar 2017 19:11:21 -0500 Legislators welcome Iowa Lakes REC members http://www.spencerdailyreporter.com/story/2398107.html DES MOINES — Reps. John Wills, R-Spirit Lake, and Megan Jones, R-Sioux Rapids, met with members of the Iowa Lakes Rural Electric Cooperative. The group was visiting the Capitol to talk with... Mon, 27 Mar 2017 19:56:19 -0500 Thee resigns from Iowa Great Lakes Chamber http://www.spencerdailyreporter.com/story/2397627.html Iowa Great Lakes Area Chamber of Commerce officials on Tuesday confirmed the upcoming departure of the organization's president and CEO. “He turned in his resignation Friday," Okoboji Tourism... Fri, 24 Mar 2017 20:29:39 -0500 City chooses new King’s Pointe management http://www.spencerdailyreporter.com/story/2397626.html STORM LAKE ― The Storm Lake City Council has selected a new company to manage the King’s Pointe Waterpark Resort, and completed a termination agreement with current management Kinseth... Fri, 24 Mar 2017 20:26:09 -0500 BVU students retrace dark history of death camps http://www.spencerdailyreporter.com/story/2397625.html Buena Vista University is looking for students wanting to take a historical journey through Europe visiting points of interest of the Holocaust. On Friday, March 10, Dr. Peter Steinfeld had an... Fri, 24 Mar 2017 20:21:23 -0500 OPERA Iowa to return to Lakes region http://www.spencerdailyreporter.com/story/2397624.html OKOBOJI — The stage was set and the curtain was ready to go up on OPERA Iowa’s 31st annual tour recently. The performing group visited the area on March 23 and performed for students at Okoboji... Fri, 24 Mar 2017 20:14:57 -0500 ‘Anything Goes’ will hit the seas for final time tonight http://www.spencerdailyreporter.com/story/2397617.html EVERLY — The final performance of Clay Central-Everly High School’s spring musical “Anything Goes” will be conducted Saturday in the old high school gym in Everly. With a cast of 30 CC-E students,... Fri, 24 Mar 2017 19:57:25 -0500 Community, pizza go hand-in-hand for 30 years http://www.spencerdailyreporter.com/story/2397611.html SPIRIT LAKE — When Terry Veldman first found his spot near an oven, there were only 10 eateries in the region that had a "Pizza Ranch" sign over the door. Now the popular franchise has 200 locations... Fri, 24 Mar 2017 19:44:58 -0500 Farm Bureau delivers books to Clay County schools http://www.spencerdailyreporter.com/story/2397601.html Mike Maurer (adult right), board member of Clay County Farm Bureau, presented the book, "The Kid Who Changed the World" by Andy Andrews, to Sacred Heart School teacher Charlie Doyle (adult left), and... Fri, 24 Mar 2017 19:15:34 -0500 SMS hands out first 'Tiger Expectation’ awards http://www.spencerdailyreporter.com/story/2397597.html By exemplifying the ideals of the “Tiger Expectations,” among other positive attributes, 30 Spencer Middle School students earned the first ever, Tiger Expectations Award. Through surveys, five... Fri, 24 Mar 2017 19:12:19 -0500 New additions to RiseFest http://www.spencerdailyreporter.com/story/2397180.html SHELDON — RiseFest has added more talent to its the 2017 lineup: Josh Brewer from LifeLight Global, worship band For All Seasons and rapper KJ-52. These three join a lineup that already includes... Thu, 23 Mar 2017 20:42:30 -0500 SL natives mark late son’s 1st birthday with $25,000 campaign for kids http://www.spencerdailyreporter.com/story/2397193.html STORM LAKE — When most families would be planning a big celebration with balloons and a smash cake to mark their child’s first birthday, one family with Storm Lake roots is using what would have been... Thu, 23 Mar 2017 19:52:21 -0500 Sign, sign everywhere a sign http://www.spencerdailyreporter.com/story/2397190.html Some foam board, a permanent marker and Donald Trump's 2016 victory recently brought a 2000 Spirit Lake graduate some extra attention. Kristin Garvey mixed personal beliefs and politics to create a... Thu, 23 Mar 2017 19:45:25 -0500 Weapons threat leads to charges in Spirit Lake http://www.spencerdailyreporter.com/story/2397188.html SPIRIT LAKE — A 23-year-old Spencer man faces a series of charges following a brief standoff with authorities in Spirit Lake. Chase Douglas Peterson is scheduled to make his initial appearance at 4... Thu, 23 Mar 2017 19:36:07 -0500 SPARC presents Masters of Soul http://www.spencerdailyreporter.com/story/2397178.html The Spencer Performing Arts Coalition will welcome Masters of Soul to Spencer for a performance at 7:30 p.m. Friday, April 7, at SCT. In the early '60s some of the most iconic names in the history of... Thu, 23 Mar 2017 19:02:54 -0500 Halverson to conduct book talk, signing http://www.spencerdailyreporter.com/story/2397177.html Lee Halverson, who grew up on a farm a few miles southeast of Sioux Rapids, will host a book talk and signing for his publication “Cong Catchers” from 10 a.m. to noon on Saturday, April 1, at Arts on... Thu, 23 Mar 2017 18:57:50 -0500 Spencer Library receives Black Hills Energy donation for Summer Reading Program http://www.spencerdailyreporter.com/story/2396893.html Spencer Public Library is pleased to announce it has received $500 from Black Hills Energy for the Spencer Public Library’s Summer Reading Program. Last summer, the Library had almost 1,000... Wed, 22 Mar 2017 20:57:53 -0500 Ag Breakfast serves hundreds to celebrate Agriculture Week http://www.spencerdailyreporter.com/story/2396897.html Approximately 400 omelets were served to Clay County business people and area residents at the 33rd Annual Clay County Ag Breakfast Tuesday morning at the Clay County Regional Events Center. Omelets,... Wed, 22 Mar 2017 18:35:59 -0500 Farmers Insurance welcomes Ambassadors to new location http://www.spencerdailyreporter.com/story/2396896.html Lezlie Pohlman welcomed the Spencer Ambassadors to the new location of her Farmers Insurance agency at 221 Grand Ave. Tuesday morning. Pohlman, a Lake Park native and Buena Vista University graduate,... Wed, 22 Mar 2017 18:31:58 -0500