• State rests case against Frederiksen,trial resumes Monday.
The state has rested its case against Casey Frederiksen in Hamilton County District Court in Webster City. The jury has gone home for the weekend to report back to the court room Monday morning at 9 a.m. when the defense will present its case. Jury members heard testimony Friday afternoon from Dr. Jerri McLemore who was a state medical examiner in 2005 when Miller was killed. She showed the autopsy pictures to the jury members. Some of the members of Miller's family left the courtroom during the graphic testimony. Casey Frederiksen is facing charges of first degree murder and first degree sexual assault in the death of Evelyn Miller in July,2005. The trial is being held in Hamilton County from Floyd County on a change of venue.
• S.E.E.D. Marketing Study set for this month.
Hamilton County S.E.E.D. is in the process of hiring Arnett Muldrow and Associates to conduct a branding and marketing initiative for Hamilton County S.E.E.D. and the historic downtowns of Ellsworth, Jewell, Stanhope and Stratford. The purpose of the effort is to create a consistent image package for S.E.E.D. and its community partners to use to continue to build local pride, recruit investment to the communities and market Hamilton County to visitors. The marketing and branding resource visit for Hamilton County will begin on Monday,March 23 with a series of round table meetings with various stakeholder groups. The public is invited to share their thoughts on the marketing image for Stratford at the elementary cafeteria on March 23, for Ellsworth on March 24 at the library at 7:00 p.m. and in Stanhope at the community center on the 25th at 5:30 p.m. The team will be back in Jewell the week of April 6. There will be more information on the public meeting in Jewell in the coming weeks. The intensive process is designed to immerse the project team in the district and to provide a marketing and branding plan in a very short time frame. The project team will then spend the time working on design concepts that will be presented to each community sometime in early April. Arnett Muldrow and Associates, Limited with offices in Greenville, South Carolina; Wilmington, Delaware and Seattle, Washington has completed branding and marketing programs for over 350 communities in thirty states. For additional information please contact Hamilton SEED director Sarah Thompson at 515-832-9575
• Kendall Young Library Board to meet Tuesday.
The Kendall Young Library Board will meet Tuesday afternoon at 4:00 in the downstairs meeting room of the library. The board will review investments with BTC Money Mangers during the first two hours of the meeting. The regular board meeting will be at 6:00 p.m. There will be a review of goals and objectives for the library and the upkeep of the library building. Kendall Young Library Director Angie Martin Schwarze will present her report on current library activities.
• Plans for Hamilton County Laborshed study.
• Webster City Community School Board to meet Monday evening.