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Seasons Center receives funding from Fund for Siouxland

As part of the Fund for Siouxland 2022 initiative, Seasons Center was awarded $1,180 to furnish a “Self-Care Room” at the Sioux City office location.

Secretary Pate named co-chair of national elections committee

DES MOINES — Iowa Secretary of State Paul Pate is the new co-chair of the National Association of Secretaries of State Elections Committee. Pate will serve for one year overseeing the important, bipartisan committee, along with New Mexico Secretary of State Maggie Toulouse Oliver. They will work together to share best practices and help every state conduct smooth, clean elections.

3 new physicians join Spencer medical community

Two new radiologists and a hospitalist have joined the Spencer medical community.

Radiologists Drs. Tim Hurst and Louis Roemhildt have joined Dr. Nate Rohling of Midwest Radiology & Imaging, serving Spencer Hospital as well as other hospitals in northwest Iowa. Dr. Craig Simons has joined Spencer Hospital as a hospitalist, filling the vacancy due to Dr. Brian Dvorak’s retirement in September.

All three physicians have Midwest roots.

Award-winning author to visit Spencer library

As part of a Lunch and Learn program, the Spencer Public Library will be hosting an author talk with award winning Iowa author Joseph LeValley on Sept. 6 at noon. A light lunch will be provided by the library while LeValley will discuss his writing experiences as a former news reporter and current mystery author.

State auditor announces 2022 PIE winners

Auditor of State Rob Sand recently congratulated counties, cities and school districts across Iowa for participating in the Public Innovations and Efficiencies — PIE — program. Both the city of Fostoria and Sioux Central Community School District were among those recognized.

Iowa National Guard senior leaders visit Kosovo

Iowa National Guard leaders wrapped up a weeklong visit to Kosovo to foster and strengthen the state partnership with the Kosovo Security Force this week.

Maj. Gen. Ben Corell, the adjutant general of the Iowa National Guard, and command Sgt. Maj. Joseph Hjelmstad, the command senior enlisted leader, joined the Kosovo Minister of Defense, U.S. Embassy personnel and KSF members in touring several cities to learn more about Kosovo history, traditions and culture.

The 2022 fair continues its mission of ag education

Fairgoers can expect lots of opportunities to learn more about one of Iowa’s largest industries ― agriculture ― at the 2022 Clay County Fair powered by SMU, Sept. 10-18.

“Ag education has always been one of the core missions of the fair,” fair manager Jeremy Parsons said. “This year we are excited to spread those educational opportunities across the entire fairgrounds.”

Students receive warm welcome back to school

Spencer students were welcomed back to school this week with open arms. Several Spencer schools kicked off their school year with school staff and other community members greeting students at the school doors with kind words and high-fives. With an enthusiastic greeting from their community, students were all smiles on their first day of school. (Photos by Celia Brocker)

Great Lakes Communication to expand broadband request

Great Lakes Communication Corporation recently submitted a proposal requesting county financial support to provide broadband in areas where the service isn’t currently available. During the Clay County Board of Supervisors meeting on Tuesday, it was revealed the provider would like to expand its current proposal.

Supervisors approve 2 loans for Oneota Environmental Learning Center

Clay County Conservation’s plan to construct the Oneota Environmental Learning Center has gotten closer to becoming a reality after receiving two loans. Spencer Municipal Utilities and Iowa Lakes Electric Cooperative have each agreed to loan Clay County $360,000 in accordance with the USDA’s Rural Economic Development Loan and Grant program, a decision approved by the Clay County Board of Supervisors during their meeting on Tuesday.

Day care service opens at CC-E this week

After being discussed by the Clay-Central Everly School Board last month, a day care room for the Safari Childcare and Preschool opened at CC-E Monday.

“We are now servicing ages 4 weeks to 10 years of age, because we got our infant and toddler room approved,” said Dani Muller, owner of Safari. “Families could just give us a call and come take a tour anytime, and then registration we can do in house or via email.”

AccuWeather's 2022 US fall forecast

It has been a hot summer across the United States with the mercury frequently flirting with the 100-degree mark in countless cities and towns across the country and even some of the longest-duration heat waves in a decade. However, there is a light at the end of the tunnel for those awaiting the return of hoodie weather, pumpkin-flavored beverages and even snow.

First responders receive resiliency training

Several local law officers participated in a resiliency training program hosted by the First Responders Foundation on Tuesday and Thursday morning. Director of Behavioral Health Jason Workman spoke to the officers about taking care of their mental health and demonstrated strategies for dealing with work-related stress in healthy ways. (Photos by Celia Brocker)

Senator Grassley pays visit to Demco in Spencer

As part of his 99-county tour, U.S. Sen. Charles Grassley stopped by Demco’s Spencer location Wednesday afternoon to tour the facilities and visit with staff.

Hospital board approves easement, jurisdiction agreement over former city property

In preparation for the construction of Spencer Hospital’s new emergency department, the Spencer Hospital’s Board of Trustees approved a property easement and transfer of jurisdiction agreements during its meeting on Thursday. The agreements transfer a portion of East 11th Street and First Avenue East from the city of Spencer to the hospital and provides for easement access.

Downtown ice cream social has successful turnout

Spencer residents cooled down amidst the humid August weather with a scoop of ice cream at Main Street’s Ice Cream Social event on Thursday. The event had a large turnout, with residents of all ages stopping by for a sweet treat. Families spent the evening enjoying outdoor games, face painting and a dish of ice cream paired with cookies from the Spencer Hy-Noon Kiwanis. (Photos by Celia Brocker)

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