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Harkening Back

News from Clarissa's Past

25 Years Ago

May 21, 1997

A special meeting Tuesday evening, May 13, lacked a quorum of the Clarissa City Council to vote on vacating a 150-foot-long street. According to the city attorney, it takes a majority vote of the council to vacate the street. At Monday night’s council meeting the council tabled making a decision until the property is surveyed and an alley can be plotted. Dale Foote agreed with the council Monday night to have a 20-foot alley replace the 66-foot street between his and Marilyn Reuses lots. Sovich estimated that Reuses' house was about 12 feet over the street right of way.


A fire broke out about 7:45 a.m. on Tuesday, May 13, in a storage shed at the Art Pratt home seven miles north of Clarissa. According to the Pratt’s, the shed contained tools and a deep freezer which were totally destroyed along with the entire shed.

50 Years Ago

May 18, 1972

John Godding and Robert Kolodji, the two men who had filed for the positions open on the Clarissa Board of Education, won the election in Tuesday’s school district balloting.


Forty-three in the Class of ‘72 will receive their diplomas at May 26 exercises. Commencement exercises at the school will take place for the seniors on the evening of Friday, May 26, at 8 p.m. in the school auditorium.


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