Having contributed as a staff writer at the Spencer Daily Reporter for just shy of a year, Seth Boyes joined the Dickinson County News staff in March of 2017. During his time in Spencer, Boyes wrote as a general assignment reporter and focused mainly on city and county government. Boyes graduated from Iowa State University in 2009 with a degree in Integrated Studio Arts. Following his graduation, he and his wife, Janet, lived in Iowa City for a time. Boyes worked in a packing and shipping center, while his wife completed her degree in dentistry from the University of Iowa. The couple then spent a year in Fort Dodge, before moving to Spirit Lake in 2015. Both he and his wife hail from Clear Lake and have come to expect summers to be full of the hustle and bustle of tourists and visitors.