Spencer Weekly

Spencer Weekly

Spencer Weekly is a new way to plug in to the Spencer, Iowa, community. Once a week, we'll sit down with awesome people who are doing awesome things right here in Spencer. We will also include a lightning-fast rundown of news and events happening in the area.

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July 23, 2021 37 min

This week we sat down with Arla Kintigh, author of The Tangney Hotel: An Upscale Hotel for an Upscale Iowa Town.  We were able to record this episode in the Tangney Hotel itself!  We talk with Arla about her journey writing the book, being a teacher, and some of the cool history of the Hotel.

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Welcome to a new Get to Know Your Host episode.  This week Andy talks with Kevin about what brought him to the Spencer Signal, the Grand Avenue Community Outreach, and his love of Spencer.

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This week Spencer Weekly welcomes Mary Faber!  Mary is the Director of the Spencer and Spirit Lake Campuses of Iowa Lakes Community College.  We talk with Mary about the ins and out of Iowa Lakes Community College, the Soccer team, and living in downtown Spencer!

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This week Spencer Weekly welcomes Jared Elbert with Spencer Parks and Recreation!  Jared is the Recreation Director.  We talk with Jared about everything Spencer Parks, including the trail system, the master plan, and of course, THE ROCKET SLIDE!

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June 25, 2021 36 min

Spencer Weekly welcomes back Eric Meter to talk about The Loft by Pressed!  Eric shares the story about how The Loft came into existence, what The Loft provides, and even gives an audio tour.

The Loft by Pressed: https://www.theloftbypressed.com/

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June 4, 2021 37 min

Spencer Weekly is sad to see Amanda Mack leave Spencer for a new opportunity in Watertown, South Dakota.  Amanda sat down with Kevin and Andy at The Loft by Pressed to talk about her time in Spencer, loving where you live, and what she is looking forward to in Watertown. 

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April 8, 2021 24 min

Spencer Weekly is now officially in Season 2! First up this season is a chat with Susan Zulk of Spencer Hospital. Susan shared a local covid-19 update for a look at how Spencer and Clay County are doing at this stage of the pandemic, announced an upcoming vaccination clinic which will now be this Saturday at Spencer High School and more about the hospital.

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Welcome to Episode 30 (whoa!) of Spencer Weekly. For this episode,  we brought in Brian Dalziel, interim president and CEO of the Iowa Lakes Corridor, to talk about what's going on in economic development, entrepreneurship and business attraction across the corridor's region, which includes Clay County and Spencer.


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February 18, 2021 52 min

Well, Spencer Weekly has finally made it. That's right, we landed the guest of all guests for this episode – "Mr. Spencer" himself, Bob Rose. Bob is the former executive director of the Spencer Chamber of Commerce and Spencer Main Street, but he's also been involved in so much more in the community – too much to list here.

So, here is Bob Rose, a.k.a. "Mr. Spencer," on how he arrived in Spencer, why he loves ...

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January 21, 2021 35 min

It's the first Spencer Weekly episode of 2021! For this week's episode, we're featuring an interview with State Rep. Megan Jones that dives a little into what to expect from this year's legislative session. 

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December 8, 2020 35 min

This week on Spencer Weekly, we spoke with Rev. Beth Preston of The Way Station in Spencer, a mission outreach of the Episcopal Diocese of Iowa. Rev. Beth shared what The Way Station is all about, how it is serving the community, how her family arrived in Spencer and more.

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November 24, 2020 39 min

Who's ready for the return of Spencer Weekly? We sure are! After some time off, we are releasing an episode we recorded a while back with Spencer artist Kipp Davis. You might know Kipp for his mural work around town. We spoke with Kipp about his work around town and the local art scene.

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And get ready for more great episodes in the near future...

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October 3, 2020 56 min

We brought in the mayor of Spencer himself, Kevin Robinson, for Episode 25 of Spencer Weekly and, wow, we covered a lot of ground. We touched a lot on his official duties, of course, but we also dove into how he came to Spencer, a story that begins at the UNI Dome. From there, we spoke with him more about his personal life, including special moments enjoying the outdoors with his daughter and what it was like to lose his father to ...

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In a normal year, this would have been the busiest week in Spencer – fair week. As everyone knows, 2020 is anything but normal. The Clay County Fair was postponed until 2021. This week, we talked to the man in charge of Clay County Fair and Events, Jeremy Parsons, to get some insight on what went into that decision, the impacts of that decision and much more. 

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September 17, 2020 37 min

Hey, Spencer Weekly is back and we've got some great shows lined up. We're starting off with something a little different, though. This week, we interviewed our very own Andy Green. 

Aside from being a talented podcast host, Andy works for Boy Scouts of America, a job that brought him to town. We spoke to Andy about how that's been going lately during the COVID-19 pandemic, plus a ton of other amazing things he does to k...

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August 22, 2020 40 min

This week's guest is owner of a business that's making a big move and has big plans to go with it! We spoke with Kevin Rohan from Game State, a table top game store that has carved out quite the niche for itself not only in Spencer, but in the region, too. In case you missed the news, Game State is moving to the old Hallmark building on Grand Avenue. Kevin's got great plans for the space, so asked him to share more abou...

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Flattening the curve of COVID-19 in Clay County has been a team effort. This week's guest, Jeff Messerole with Spencer Hospital and Clay County Public Health helped establish a unified command group of leaders from Spencer, Clay County and other county communities that has met Monday through Friday for months to make sure communities and organizations are all on the same page as they battle the novel coronavirus. We spoke with ...

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This past week we caught up with Tom Nelson, owner of Nelson Jewelry on Grand Avenue in Spencer and Ward 1 city council member. You can bet we covered those topics, but we'd be willing to bet you didn't expect us to talk about Tom's adventures in Canada, including a cabin-invading bear! 

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COVID-19 hasn't gone anywhere. In fact, Clay County and Spencer saw a significant jump in cases in June. The county had its first death due to COVID-19 earlier this month.

So, this week on Spencer Weekly, we caught up with Colette Rossiter from Clay County Public Health and talked about where the area is at in managing COVID-19 locally, why it's still important to social distance/wear a mask and more.

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You're getting TWO episodes of Spencer Weekly this week! First up is Will Dible with Spencer Community School District. Will fills us in on the school district's Return to Learn plan and where that's at. We also dove into Will's non-COVID duties, primarily as a leader of the high school's No Boundaries program.

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