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Rotary supports Northwest Iowa Autism Network

Spencer Rotary recently supported the Northwest Iowa Autism Network with a $500 donation. Rotary President Greg Rasch, and his wife, Theresa, lead the organization. (Photo submitted)

SHS students, alumni show up for flood victims

Spencer High School graduates and students came together with District Activities Director Taylor Chapman, breaking into work crews and assisting families impacted by the flooding remove damaged items from their home. The crew pictured about provided help to David and Sara Schmidt in southeast Spencer. (Photo submitted)

Spencer Community School Foundation 2024 Scholarship Recipients

This year, the Spencer Community Schools Foundation awarded scholarships to 79 seniors on Sunday, March 17, at the Clay County Regional Events Center. These awards are available through benefactors, as well as annual contributions from those choosing to support students, the school and the community. (Above) The Kim and Steve Grell/Community State Bank Scholarship: Meredith Baker. (Below) The Thomas A. Conley Memorial Scholarship: Tyriana Vail.

Spencer Hospital maintains service amidst crisis

SPENCER — Despite the ongoing flooding crisis in Spencer, Spencer Hospital has maintained uninterrupted service for patients and emergencies.

Brenda Tiefenthaler, president/CEO of Spencer Hospital, commended the dedication of the hospital staff and volunteers.

Fire chief: Enter houses marked with a circled red 'X' at your own risk

The Spencer Fire Department has identified more than 50 structures in town with major damage and is still searching, according to Chief Jesse Coulson. 

Grassley 'enthused' by accounts of neighbors helping neighbors through flood

U.S. Sen. Chuck Grassley met with local officials in Spencer on June 26 to discuss ongoing flood relief and recovery efforts following the deadly, devastating June 22 flood.

Circled 'X' denotes house occupancy, entry issues

FEMA officials will begin registering for recovery assistance soon

Officials from the Federal Emergency Management Agency are on-site in Spencer and expect to begin helping residents register for flood recovery assistance soon, City Manager Dan Gifford said Wednesday.

Art of the Que canceled

After careful consideration, the Art of the Que event, scheduled for Friday, June 28, and Saturday, June 29, has been canceled due to the recent flooding disaster in the Spencer community. The Clay County Fair & Event Center, Art of the Que Planning Committee and Spencer Radio Group express their disappointment with this turn of events, suggesting that the focus should be on the community and care of those needing assistance. (File photo)

Emergency clinics open in Spencer Hospital

In light of the ongoing flood disaster affecting our community, Spencer Hospital is swiftly mobilizing resources to provide crucial healthcare services through temporary clinics.

Semi, van accident blocks busy intersection

An accident, at approximately 11:15 a.m., Tuesday, slowed traffic in the southbound lane at the intersection of North Grand Avenue and Eighth Street, in front of Hy-Vee. According to a witness, a van turned in front of, and collided with, a southbound semitruck and trailer. Spencer Ambulance responded to the scene, along with the Spencer Police Department, Spencer Fire-Rescue and the Iowa State Patrol. The driver of the van refused to be transported from the scene.

Feenstra confirms disaster declaration

Tuesday morning, U.S. Rep. Randy Feenstra, R-Hull, Iowa 4th District, announced the news that President Joe Biden approved Iowa Gov. Kim Reynolds’ disaster declaration for five counties impacted by catastrophic flooding in northwest Iowa.

First flood-related fatality washed away crossing flooded roadway

Monday, members of the Clay County Sheriff’s Office, Iowa Department of Natural Resources, Iowa State Patrol and Spencer Ambulance were able to extricate an Illinois man from his vehicle after two days of attempting to reach the vehicle off the east beltway outside Spencer.

William Schulze, from Elburn, Illinois, was recovered from the vehicle after being declared missing in Illinois, Saturday. He was declared the first fatality directly associated with flood-related occurrences.

Federal disaster declaration imminent, governor says

Gov. Kim Reynolds met with local officials and response agencies in Spencer on June 24 to discuss ongoing relief and long-term recovery efforts following the historic flood that hit the town over the weekend.

No Spencer Reporter Print Edition Tuesday

For reasons involving delivery, the Spencer Reporter will not be printed and distributed on Tuesday, June 25. 

However, we will continue to put content online for our readers, and items that are of importance to the community at large in terms of what to do and when, those will be posted for free for everyone on the website and at our Facebook page.

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