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Harkening Back

News from Clarissa's Past

25 Years Ago

March 5, 1997

Eighteen property owners representing 42 residents on the west edge of town petitioned the city of Clarissa for annexation into the city. They are also petitioning Eagle Valley Township to detach from the township. According to the petition, the property owners want to annex into the city to take advantage of the benefits of the municipality such as sewer and water, as well as natural gas if it becomes available.


On Saturday, March 8, 126 young singers from area schools will spend the day at Battle Lake School making music. The event is the “Celebration of Young Musicians” sponsored by the Minnesota Music Educators Association. It is open to singers in grades 4-6. Students from the Eagle Valley School who are involved in the event are: Michael Mensen, Kali Dickinson, David Winkler, Megan Skillings, Jessica Motl, Sara Sales, Meg Soli, Michael Stotereau, Brian Yates, Brittany Lorentz, Instructor Deb Haroldson, Megan Busch, Jessica Woida, Meg Taylor, Andrea Motl and Steven Winkler.

50 Years Ago

March 2, 1972

Maxine Perish, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Lawrence Perish, had an essay she wrote published in the “Young America Speaks,” which is an anthology of essays written by high school students. The book is published by the National Essay Press of Los Angeles, California.


Twenty-seven Boy Scouts from the Clarissa Troop No. 37 and three leaders spent the weekend at the “Camp-Out” at Fort Ripley, along with 810 other scouts and leaders from the Central Minnesota area who also attended the 1972 Winter Rendezvous.


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