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Harkening Back

News from Clarissa's Past

25 Years Ago

April 2, 1997

On April 5, the Clarissa Centennial is holding a Vintage Fashions of Yesteryear-style show. The show is being co-sponsored by the Pillager Trading Post. Bob Jenkins, who is the producer and presenter of the show, has over 170 years' worth of clothing that will be on display as well as modeled by local individuals. Forty men and women are needed for models in assorted sizes. The Centennial Committee would also like some of the original local fashions that are at least 40 years old.


A 15-minute drive to work, instead of an hour and 15 minutes, has been one of the benefits enjoyed by Dorris Jennissen this winter. Jennissen became director of Todd County Public Health earlier this year. Her most recent position has been Director of Nursing in a five-county Public Agency in southwestern Minnesota. Counties included were Swift, Chippewa, Lac Qui Parle, Big Stone and Yellow Medicine.

50 Years Ago

March 30, 1972

Beverly Shimota, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Joe Shimota, was selected at the 1972 delegate to the Girls’ State by the Clarissa American Legion Auxiliary Unit 213.


Jonathan Hanson, son of Rev. and Mrs. Andrew Hanson was selected as a winner for the third consecutive year of the State Final Piano Contest. He competed this year in the Senior B group, which is the highest of the ensemble groups. The other two winners were Janice Crider, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. LaVerne Crider and Carolyn Harris, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Donn Harris, both of Eagle Bend.



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