Clay

Abraham Lincoln took office as the 16th president of the United States on March 4, 1861.  

The next month, the first shots of the Civil War sounded at Fort Sumter in South Carolina.  

The community of Spencer, Iowa is remembering the veterans of this deadly conflict.  

“This new exhibit it’s called “Boys in Blue, Grand Army of the Republic,” said Stephanie Horsley.  

Walking into a wing of the Clay County Heritage Center transports you to a time of turmoil for the United States starting in April of 1861.

Solar Powered

Aug 27, 2015
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What’s all the buzz about solar power? Find out as Gretchen Gondek speaks with Kim Clay, Area Specialist, Rural Development, U.S. Department of Agriculture about the upcoming Solar Energy Conference on September 2nd in Le Mars. Dolf Ivener of King of Trails will also speak about his role in the conference and harnessing the power of solar energy.  

Mammoths to Fairs in Clay County

Jun 29, 2015

Do you know the history behind the fireworks ban in Iowa... and many other states? You can hear the story at the Clay County Heritage Center in Spencer. You will also find mammoth bones, baseball lore, and more. The center is now entering the fourth year in their new facility. Recently, FM90’s Duane Kraayenbrink visited with Executive Director Cindy McGranahan, who spoke about their exhibits, and about their big baseball celebration this summer, featuring an appearance by Hall of Famer Rod Carew.