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Harkening Back

News from Clarissa's Past

25 Years Ago

January 15, 1997

Twenty-one Cub Scouts and seven adults attended a basketball clinic sponsored by the Timberwolves at the Target Center. The boys were able to be on the floor and receive a Crush (Timberwolves mascot) autograph if they wanted. Then they were able to stay and watch the guys warm up and play the Denver Nuggets. The Timberwolves beat the Denver Nuggets in overtime.


The Eagle Valley Elementary School participated in the “Partners in Excellence” reading program during the fall. The World Book Company matched $1 for every $2 raised by schools for buying World Book materials. Eagle Valley raised over $1600 toward the purchase of World Book Materials. Participants included Tara Dickinson, Josh Ehnes, Gwen Genz, Joseph LaVoie, Jennifer Taylor, Sean Connolly, Candace Synder, Jennifer Woge, Alicia Jahraus, Ashley Coburn and Tiffany Doehling.

50 Years Ago

January 13, 1972

As Brian Beaudoin, a paperboy was delivering papers early Wednesday morning, he noticed the large plate glass doors at the Co-op Store and the Clarissa Farm Service had been broken. He told Jerry Schnettler, the local postmaster, and Schnettler immediately notified Vernon Pedersen, manager of the Farmers Co-op Store, and Merle Benson, owner of the Clarissa Farm Service.


Art Linkletter says in his introduction to the book, High on the Campus: “I know from bitter, tragic experience that parents are too often apt to underrate the drug abuse problem in America today. All of us are prone to believe that it can’t happen here. We think that drugs are an evil that plagues only the ignorant, the stranger or the underprivileged.”

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