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Harkening Back

News from Clarissa's Past

25 Years Ago

January 29, 1997

Residents of Clarissa and Eagle Bend will have a chance to ask their questions about getting natural gas into the two cities. Representatives from NSP and the cities’ natural gas committee will host a public hearing on the subject Thursday night at 7:30 at the Eagle Valley Elementary School gym. The committee is proposing that the two cities invest about $1.7 million into bringing natural gas from the mainline northeast of Bertha to each town.


Dan Reining of rural Bertha reported that a dog or dogs attacked nine head of young livestock on his farm in the early morning hours of Sunday, January 26. The approximately five-month-old calves were treated for injuries. Pat Lunemann had five calves killed by dogs early Monday, January 20. At least two dogs attacked seven calves in their poly dome hutches at his farm north of Clarissa. Another calf escaped, jumped into a pen with a beef cow and was not injured. The dogs returned the next night and chewed on the carcasses of the dead calves.

50 Years Ago

January 27, 1972

Janet L. Godding has been named Clarissa’s Betty Crocker Homemaker of Tomorrow for 1972. She was chosen on the basis of her score in a written knowledge and attitude examination taken by senior girls on December 7 and will receive a specially designed award charm from General Mills, sponsor of the annual educational program. Additionally, she is now eligible for state and national honors.


At the annual meeting of the stockholders of the Farmers State Bank held on Saturday, January 22, and the ensuing organizational meeting of the board, Dennis Feda was elected to the position of executive vice president and Cashier.


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