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Harkening Back

News from Clarissa's Past

25 Years Ago

June 11, 1997

Members of the Dickinson family have lived northeast of Clarissa in Eagle Valley Township for almost as long as there has been a township by that name. Eagle Valley was organized in 1880. Hollis Dickinson’s grandparents homesteaded there in 1892. Irvin and Minnie Dickinson were the next generation to farm there, aided by sons Hollis and Wally. The farm had grown to 310 acres. He and Wally farmed together until Wally died in 1983. In 1966 Hollis and his wife, Mavis, moved about a half-mile down the road to their present home. They are the parents of eight children: Gary, Larry, Leon, Linda, Carol, David, Jim and Bob.


The Clarissa City Council met to hear reports, ask the state for more money and set gas prices. The Council passed two motions to request additional funds for the street projects that were bid last month. They are asking the Department of Trade and Economic Development for an additional $16,000 for the Leslie Street project, and Rural Development is being asked for another $27,000 to repair Main Street.

50 Years Ago

June 8, 1972

Colleen Holmquist, blue-eyed light brown-haired daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Vernon Holmquist of Clarissa was crowned as the 1972 Todd County Dairy Princess at ceremonies held at the Clarissa High School Auditorium last Wednesday evening, May 31.


Limited paper burning will be permitted within the villages of the county, with the permission of their local fire chief. They may decide to set up certain hours of the day for this.


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