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News from Clarissa's Past

The Clarissa Independent

25 Years Ago

January 4, 1995

The Clarissa Flyers saw some baseball action this past weekend. On Saturday, Clarissa played the Elrosa tournament, losing the first game 2-1, and winning the second 4-0. The Flyers received superlative pitching performances from Paul Ostrowski and Paul Johnson in the two games, but defense let them down in the first game as Jake Henry put two unearned runs across for the win.

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Several of the 1995 Eagle Valley High School graduates were speakers at their commencement ceremony: Jodi Taggart delivered the “Class of ‘95 Yesterday” message. William Eckel delivered the “Class of ‘95 Today” message and Grant Hest delivered the “Class of ‘95 Tomorrow” message.


50 Years Ago

June 4, 1970

Two Clarissa community girls will compete for the title of Todd County Dairy Princess at the annual Todd County Dairy Day scheduled in Staples on Friday, June 5. The girls are Linda Fuller, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Donald Fuller, and Cheryl Carlson, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Rickard K. Carlson.

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A former Clarissa community resident, Duane Larson, son of Mr. and Mrs. Oscar Larson, has been making “creamery news” during the past few months at Cold Spring. The newspaper said “Congratulations to the creamery Manager Duane Larson, and the board of directors, for increasing the gross income of the cooperative by more than $100,000 in 1969...at a time when many creameries are losing headway and many more are closing.”


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