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Harkening Back

News from Clarissa's Past

25 Years Ago

January 22, 1997

A rural Clarissa man, Gordon Hokanson, 79, fell to his death on Tuesday, January 14. Hokanson was cleaning snow off the roof of a loafing shed on his farm and fell through the skylights.


The Clarissa Commercial Club is sponsoring a Winterfest celebration on Saturday, February 8. This event is part of the year-long centennial celebration. Snow sculptures and a parade will be the highlights of the day. Snow sculpture categories are most original, most colorful, most authentic likeness (person or thing), most humorous and Gomer Award.

50 Years Ago

January 20, 1972

Thieves broke into the Clarissa Ballroom, owned by William Asmus, sometime last Wednesday night or early Thursday. A broken window in the firm was reported to Police Chief Dennis Meyer; he notified Mrs. William Kulick, former owner of the ballroom. Upon investigation, it was discovered that a radio, a beer sign and a rack of potato chips were missing.


Because of a lack of people who are willing to take parts in the play, the Tooter Rooters are not going to present the play “The Mouse That Roared.”

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