OWATONNA – The Woman’s Club of Owatonna will meet at 1 p.m. Thursday, April 3, at St. John Lutheran Church, 1301 Lincoln Ave. S.

This months program will be presented by Beth Bednar about the disappearance of television news anchor Jodi Huisentruit almost 19 years ago, and the investigation to bring her abductor to justice. Beth is very passionate about this and will have you asking many questions.

Television news anchor, professional speaker, trainer, spokesperson, emcee and host: Beth Bednar’s career represents a composite of work in front of an audience. Her background as a television journalist and independent businesswoman gives her unique qualifications to make presentations on a variety of topics.

For nearly twenty years, Beth was a respected TV news anchor on a Minnesota ABC affiliate, earning nominations for three consecutive years for Outstanding Minnesota Broadcast personality. Since 1997, she has pursued a successful career as a professional speaker and seminar trainer, setting herself apart with refreshing candor and uncommon insight into today’s business challenges

Beth is the author of Dead Air: The Search for Jodi Huisentruit. The true-crime story explores the cold case file of a missing North Iowa morning anchorwoman who mysteriously disappeared in 1995. She will speak about developments in the Jodi case since the publication of Dead Air, and will also address new developments in another Iowa cold case on which she’s been working. She will be selling her book after the program.

I firmly believe Jodi died the day, perhaps the very hour of her disappearance. This is not a rescue operation; this is an operation of justice for her and her family. It’s become an operation of duty for me and others. Far from it, it has expanded, and sometimes I still find myself on the road, still talking to some of the key players in the case. I can be found at times knee-deep in the notes and files that have resulted. And at times I still love nothing more than to sit with Gary Peterson and talk for hours about minute details of the investigation.

Beth regularly posts on the www.findjodi.com website.

Currently active in international mission and humanitarian work, Beth engages audiences all over the world. She has brought her message to audiences in the U.S., Canada, Central America, Western Europe, India, and Africa.

The Woman’s Club of Owatonna meets the first Thursday of the month September through May except January at 1 p.m. at St. John Lutheran Church in Owatonna. For information please contact Membership Chair, Marlene Camilli, at 507-451-7292.

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