MASON CITY —  In the days and months before she disappeared on June 27, 1995, Jodi Huisentruit’s top priority was her career.

Her daily life was filled with work, family and friends. She enjoyed travel, social activities and looking for a special someone with whom to share her life.

The KIMT-TV morning news anchor had high hopes of moving to a larger-market television station.

“My number one goal is to get a new job,” she wrote in a personal journal in April 1995, two months before her disappearance.

And in an entry Sunday, June 25, two days before she disappeared, she wrote, “Great friends (in Mason City), but professionally, I’m fed up. It’s difficult finding a new job and I’m confused about agents and what to do.”

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Photocopies of the journal — a total of 84 pages — were sent to the Globe Gazette from an anonymous source earlier this month.

Law enforcement authorities have confirmed the copies are of the journal they found at her apartment early in the investigation.

The Mason City Police Department and the Iowa Division of Criminal Investigation say they are investigating who might have provided the Globe Gazette with the journal.

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