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 • Webster City Planning and Zoning Commission to discuss Sign Ordinance.

 The Webster City Planning and Zoning Commisison will meet Monday evening at 7:00 in the city hall council chambers. The commission will continue to update the city's sign ordinance plus other matters that may come before the commission.

 • Mother of Evelyn Miller takes to the witness stand in Frederiksen trial.

 Testimony from the mother of Evelyn Miller was presented to jurors Thursday afternoon in Hamilton County District Court. Noel Miller told the jury the events surrounding the night her daughter went missing on July 1,2005. She said that the front door to the apartment she shared with Casey Frederiksen was not working properly. A butter knife was used to open the door. She also testified that on the night Evelyn went missing, she ran outside notifying neighbors searching for her daughter. Another person testifying Thursday afternoon was Richard Carter,who was in a federal prison while Frederiksen was serving time for child pornography. Carter described some of the conversations he had with Frederiksen over the death of Evelyn Miller. He said Frederiksen's story changed many times. Carter testified that Frederiksen said if investigators knew what he knew, Frederiksen would get a life sentence. In one of the conversations he had with Frederiksen, Frederiksen admitted to sexually assaulting Miller.During the period of cross examination, Carter admitted that he was in prison for distribution of child pornography. He also said he was concerned that Frederiksen might not be telling the truth about the death of Miller.Others testifying Thursday were retired FBI special agent Randy Van Gent who interviewed Frederiksen in 2005. The trial resumes Friday morning at 9:00 in Hamilton County District. Casey Frederiksen is charged with first degree murder and first degree sexual assault on the death of five year Evelyn Miller in July,2005. The trial is expected to continue into next week.

 • Squaw Creek Watershed project to receive water quality initiative funding.

 Iowa Secretary of Agriculture Bill Northey announced Thursday that three additional watershed demonstration projects have been selected to receive $1.4 million in funding through the Iowa water quality initiative over the next three years. In addition to the state funds, the three projects will provide an additional $1.4 million in matching funds to support water quality improvement efforts as well as other in kind contributions. One of the projects to receive funding will be the Squaw Creek Watershed Water Quality Improvement project for Boone, Hamilton and Story Counties. The grant award is for $609,164 with the total project amounting to $930,788. The Prairie Rivers of Iowa R C and D, in cooperation with the Squaw Creek Watershed Management Authority is leading the effort in the Squaw Creek Watershed. The project will take a collaborative approach involving multiple stakeholders to address runoff in the watershed through practice implementation, outreach/education events and assessment. The Squaw Creek Watershed Management Authority established a strategic plan in 2014 to help guide and target implementation efforts within the watershed. The plan includes an assessment of the watershed that will help assess and target locations for best management practices to protect and improve water quality. The partners in the project include the Squaw Creek Watershed Management,the Story and Boone County Supervisors, Hamilton Story and Boone County Soil and Water Conservation Districts,City of Ames, Story County Conservation Board, Iowa Corn Growers Association, Iowa Soybean Association,Heartland Cooperative, Iowa Agriculture Water Alliance, Technical Service Provider Network, Emmons and Oliver, Iowa State University Bioeconomy Institute and Dupont Pioneer. The two other projects announced are in Sac, Carroll and Calhoun Counties with the Elk Run Watershed Water Quality Initiative and in Buena Vista and Pocahontas Counties with the Headwaters North Raccoon River project.

 • More testimony in Case Frederiksen trial Thursday.
 • Webster City FFA receives a generous donation.



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