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Aug 20, 2021

David Feist, one of three men convicted for the murders of Wade and Ellen Zick in 1976 is scheduled to be released after serving 45 years in federal prison.   David Feist is the third and last of the three to be released from prison.  His younger brother, Sebastian Feist was released last year in Texas and the third...

Mar 10, 2020

Episode 9 – Telephone interview with Sebastian Feist from federal prison.

I was recently contacted by Sebastian Feist who had previously declined to speak with me about this story.

In this episode I speak with Feist over the telephone.  I ask him about his time in Zeeland, the crime, why the Zicks needed to be killed...

Feb 9, 2020

In this update episode, Dakota Spotlight interviews Peter Hicks of Sleepy Driver who very generously allowed me to use their songs and musical arrangements in Season 2, ZEELAND, the Untold Story of Wade and Ellen Zick, their lives and their tragic murders in 1976.

Peter shares his thoughts on songwriting, sources of...

Jan 22, 2020

Episode Seven

Chapter 28Guns and Piggy Banks   photos

Chapter 29 California Dreaming photos

Chapter 30No Different Than You photos

Chapter 31Crossing the Street photos

Music by Peter Hicks, performed by Sleepy Driver
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‘To God be the Glory’ sung...

Jan 21, 2020

Episode Six – Flip a Coin

Chapter 23Valentines Day   photos

Chapter 24 County Jail photos

Chapter 25Strong Coffee and Nazi’s photos

Chapter 26Worse than Death photos

Chapter 27David Feist photos

Music by Peter Hicks, performed by Sleepy Driver
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