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Looking back at the year that was

Skimming the biggest headlines of 2023

And just like that, the sun has set on 2023 and we're on to the New Year.

Though the pages of the Sentinel-News were filled with hundreds of stories over the past 365 days, some stood head and shoulders above the rest. They commanded multiple headlines throughout the year and impacted the community in unique ways.

With the page about to flip to 2024, it's time to fill the 2023 scrapbook. What follows is a rundown of the biggest stories to grace the pages of the Sentinel-News during past year.

Fire destroys downtown Spencer businesses

Area fire departments responded to a fire in downtown Spence...