• More testimony in Case Frederiksen trial Thursday.
Jurors in Hamilton County District Court yesterday heard more testimony in the third day of the trial of 35 year old Case Frederiksen. Wednesday's testimony came fron Iowa Department of Criminal Investigation special agent Jeff Seward,Jr.. Seward told the jury he stepped down from the investigation due to a tremendous emotional toll that he was facing. Others testifying included FBI agent Jennifer Sullivan who interviewed Frederiksen in an Illinois prison in 2007. Frederiksen was serving time for charges of child pornography. She told jury members Frederiksen told her he saw a man grab Evelyn Miller while holding a knife to her body on July 1,2005.Sullivan said Frederiksen told her he didn't bring up the man with the knife earlier because he didn't want the girl's mother to be mad at him for not stopping it. During cross examination, Sullivan said Frederiksen never admitted to killing Evelyn Miller during her questioning. Others testifying through the day were former Iowa DCI agent Mike Morris and Floyd County Chief Deputy Sheriff Jeff Crooks. The trial resumes at 9 Thursday morning. Frederiksen is charged with first degree murder and first degree sexual assault in the death of five year Evelyn Miller in July,2005. The trial is being held in Hamilton County instead of Floyd County due to a change in venue.
• Webster City FFA receives a generous donation.
The Webster City FFA has received a $2500 donation from Hamilton County farmer Kreg Kantak and America's Farmers Grow Communities, sponsored by the Monsanto Fund. The donation will help the organization pay for their 65 members to attend leadership conferences which will help them gain leadership and agriculture experience. Webster City FFA advisor Kurt Veldhuizen said the local chapter is excited and grateful for the donation. The chapter wants to continue to market agriculture to the community through the agriculture career fair and the agriculture presentation that the chapter puts on for the elementary students. For five years, America's Farmers Grow Communities has collaborated with farmers to donate over $16.5 million to over 7,300 community organizations across rural America. This year winning farmers will direct another $3.3 million to nonprofits to help fight rural hunger, purchase life saving fire and EMS equipment, support ag youth leadership programs, buy much needed classroom resources and more. America's Farmers Grow Communities is part of the America's Farmers initiative. Since 2010, the America's Farmers campaign and programs have advocated on behalf of farmers and their efforts to meet society's needs through agriculture and how food is grown.
• Testimony continues Wednesday in Casey Fredericksen trial.
Today will mark another day of testimony in the trial of Casey Frederiksen in Hamilton County District Court. Jurors spent yesterday hearing the testimony from the father of Evelyn Miller, Andy Christie. Christie told the jury he knew Frederiksen since high school and were best friends for a long time. He said he planned to pick up Miller the night of her death on July 1,2005 but found out she was missing. Christie also talked about the demeanor of Frederiksen during the search for Miller when he was frustrated with police. Others testifying before the jury included Tanya Martinez who was a next door neighbor of Noel Miller, the mother of Evelyn Miller. The final witness Tuesday afternoon was Scott Katcher who was kayaking the Floyd River when he discovered the body of Evelyn Miller in early July,2005. A jury of five women and seven men along with two alternates are hearing testimony in this trial in Hamilton County District Court. Casey Fredericksen is charged with first degree murder and first degree sexual assault in the death of five year old Evelyn Miller. Frederiksen was watching Miller for her mother when allegedly sexually abused the girl and stabbed her to death. The trial is being heard in Hamilton County on a change of venue from Floyd County.
• Two people arrested after chase in a four county area.
• Roland Story School Board to meet Monday evening