News & Events

A cherished family tradition

Monday, September 04, 2017

County fairs are a fantastic family-friendly tradition. Year after year, they bring communities together for competitions, entertainment, food and festivities. The first modern Clay County Fair...
Come home to the fair

Monday, August 28, 2017

The first Clay County Fair Association was organized in 1917, which means the “The World’s Greatest County Fair” celebrates its centennial this year, September 9-17. Spencer,...
I’ll see you at the fair.

Monday, August 21, 2017

County fairs give residents a chance to step back to a slower time, when people made their own entertainment. These fairs contribute to the local...
Bike to Boji

Monday, August 14, 2017

There’s nothing quite like hitting the open road on a motorcycle. The thrill of the ride tends to melt away everyday anxiety, allowing people to...
Come sail away

Monday, August 07, 2017

Have you ever noticed that being around a body of water can help you feel calmer? There's a whole body of research suggesting water brings...
What do you do?

Monday, July 31, 2017

Begun in 1992, Iowa Lakes Corridor Development Corporation, ILCDC brought together Clay and Dickinson counties with the goal of fostering, aiding and assisting the growth...
Working Together to Grow a Region

Monday, July 24, 2017

Many rural areas of the country face tough economic times. The ones that make the most headway have formed collaborative groups. Working together, they can...
Higher education for high-tech workers

Monday, July 17, 2017

Locales that have the biggest pools of highly trained workers have higher education readily available. It just makes sense. Students are attracted to schools with...
Good training = good workers

Monday, July 10, 2017

Finding a pool of qualified workers is one of the biggest struggles for companies in these days of high-tech everything. There is a severe shortage...
Local food scene keeps on truckin’

Friday, July 07, 2017

Food trucks have been a mainstay in metropolitan communities for years, but the four-wheels-with-food approach is starting to find a foothold in the Iowa Great...
RAGBRAI town meeting held

Friday, July 07, 2017

The Spencer RAGBRAI Team conducted a town meeting at the Stables on the Clay County Fairgrounds to talk to the community about everything planned during...
Studio 12 open for innovation

Friday, July 07, 2017

Second floor renovation meant as anchor for collaborative neighborhood for entrepreneurs.          Economic development director Lyle Hevern says the internet and mobile technology...
Finding the right workforce

Monday, July 03, 2017

Businesses relocate for a variety of reasons, but finding a skilled pool of workers is one of the most common. Change is hard, but for...
Eaton building in Spencer for sale

Saturday, July 01, 2017

Eaton Corporation has listed its Spencer building for sale. The company is asking $3.3 million for the 330,000-square-foot building that sits on just less than 63...
Adult learners are motivated

Monday, June 26, 2017

More than 40 percent of all higher education enrollments are aged 25 or older, officially known as adult learners. Teachers love them. They are motivated...
Spencer Hospital Adds 3D Mammography Technology

Thursday, December 29, 2016

Spencer Hospital has added three-dimensional mammography technology to its array of diagnostic imaging  services for enhanced patient care.  Three-dimensional (3D) mammography combines traditional mammography with advanced...
Spine surgeon relocates to Northwest Iowa

Friday, December 16, 2016

Experienced spine specialist Dr. Daniel J. McGuire has relocated his practice, Iowa Spine Care PLC, to northwest Iowa. Associated with Northwest Iowa Bone, Joint and...
Spencer Hospital: "Healthier Together"

Thursday, November 17, 2016

Hospital leaders and healthcare professionals across the country continue to expand their focus from caring for people with illnesses to include keeping people well through...