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Harkening Back

News from Clarissa's Past

25 Years Ago

February 26, 1997

A convenience store will be built on the corner of Highway 71 and County Road 11 in Clarissa. According to Mayor Schnettler, the developers Dan Meyer and Randy Hutmacher expect to open the new gas and grocery business by July 1. The council approved their building permit for the building and approved the purchase agreement of $2500.


On Saturday, March 1 at 8 p.m., Lorie Line will make a special visit to the University of Minnesota-Morris’ studio to perform live on Pioneer Public Television. She will help kick off the Pioneer’s “March Festival” by performing during program breaks of the TV concert special “Lorie Line Live.” Her 23 member Pop Chamber Orchestra adds a unique dimension to the televised concert, playing a range of diverse instruments.

50 Years Ago

February 24, 1972

Glen Kotval, a local dairy farmer in this area, was an award winner of a Dairyman’s Trophy, for having one of the highest producing dairy herds. It was announced this week by Paul Shea, agricultural engineer for Minnesota Power and Light Company.


Mrs. Marjorie Axum, an English teacher on the Clarissa High School faculty, has been elected as MEA delegate for the 1972 Delegate Assembly to be held in Rochester on April 6-8. Mrs. Axum will represent the education association of Bertha-Hewitt, Eagle Bend, Browerville, and the Clarissa Public School.


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