News from Clarissa's Past
25 Years Ago
March 12, 1997
The Clarissa City Council held a special meeting Thursday afternoon with City Attorney Mark Hanson, to discuss a petition to annex into the city. Hanson advised the council that they could not consider the present petition because it was not in the proper format. The city received a petition dated February 21 to annex 18 residents onto the west of County Road 11 into the city of Clarissa. Hanson said that the petition to detach from Eagle Valley Township and annex into the city of Clarissa was the type used between two cities that share boundaries. Hanson said the annexation laws affecting cities and townships have changed so often, and the petition follows an old format.
The Eagle Valley Odyssey of the Mind team presented their creative solution to “Can You Dig It?” on Saturday, March 8, at the Central MN Regional Tournament. This exciting and highly visual event was held at the Sartell Middle and Intermediate School. Team members include Jana Hierl, Emily Hudalla, Gabrielle Godding, Ricky Rowe, Barrett Lunemann, Kevin Johnson, and Peter Christenson.
50 Years Ago
March 9, 1972
Eugene V. Lindquist, from National Executive Committeeman, of Clarissa, was among more than 1500 executives and officials of the American Legion who attended the 12th annual Washington Conference.
The Clarissa Buccaneers were eliminated from the east sub-district competition when they lost in an exciting overtime game last Thursday evening to the Swanville Swans. At the end of the fourth quarter, the score was tied 55-55. Three-minute overtime was played with the Bucs losing by a score of 79-62.