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Harkening Back

News from Clarissa's Past

25 Years Ago

May 28, 1997

The residents of Eagle Bend and Clarissa will go to the polls on Monday, June 2, to cast their ballot for or against forming a gas utility company. Voters will also vote on whether to give each of the city councils the authority to sell $990,000 in bonds to finance the construction of the natural gas utility. Northern States Power Company proposes that the two towns form one municipal utility with two representatives from each city council.


The United States Achievement Academy announced that Andrew Lancaster of Clarissa has been named an All-American Collegiate Scholar. Lancaster, who attends Southwest State of Marshall was nominated for this national award by Professor Mike Chandler. Lancaster is the son of Dianne Lancaster of Clarissa.

50 Years Ago

May 25, 1972

Wayne Lundstrom was chosen first place winner in the Chapter Marketing Division at the Distributive Education Clubs of America National Leadership Conference held in Los Angeles, CA on May 2-6.


The Clarissa Buccaneers won their opening game in sub-district tournament play on Tuesday at Long Prairie. They defeated Swanville by a score of 5-1.


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