County

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.

Did you know some of our local ISU Extension and Outreach county offices have been here serving Iowans for over 100 years? In 1903, a group of Sioux County farmers cooperated with Iowa State University to establish the "extension idea" - taking the knowledge and research of our land-grant college to the people. Today Iowa State University Extension and Outreach serves as a 99-county campus providing education and partnerships designed to solve today’s problems and prepare for the future.

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.

George Boykin
Mark Munger

The Woodbury County Board of Supervisors recently voted to end all county funding of non-profit organizations and works, including the Sanford Center's gang prevention program. This program, which has relied upon county funding, was instituted in 1992 to help curb a burgeoning gang culture in Siouxland.