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Harkening Back


News from Clarissa's Past

25 Years Ago

June 18, 1997

The weekend of June 21 will be a busy one for the one hundred members of Clarissa’s United Methodist Church. They will be celebrating their 100th anniversary with special events Saturday and Sunday. Many former members and clergy have been contacted and are planning to attend. The celebration begins at 7 p.m. Saturday evening, June 21. The renowned gospel ensemble Jubilations will be in concert. Founded in 1991 by former Clarissa resident Harold Anderson, Jubilations is one of the top gospel singing groups based in the Twin Cities.

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Jerry Briest, Roy Nelson, Harold Biskey, Bonnie Asleben, Dorothy Klick and Harlen Guse stood by the pile of clothing collected by the Disabled American Veterans (DAV), Chapter 12 serving Morrison and Todd counties as they completed their annual used clothing and household items drive in Long Prairie. The items collected will be shipped to the DAV Thrift Stores in Minneapolis and St. Paul. The chapter is paid by the trailer load.

50 Years Ago

June 15, 1972

Gene Lindquist, rural mail carrier and lifetime resident of this community, retired as a volunteer fireman, after serving for 26 years on the Clarissa Fire Department.

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Airman Ronald F. Larson, son of Mr. and Mrs. Paul B. Larson of Clarissa, has completed his U.S. Air Force basic training at the Air Training Command’s Lackland AFB, Texas. He has been assigned to Keesler AFB, Mississippi, for training in communication electronics systems. Airman Larson, a 1967 graduate of Clarissa High School, received his B.A. degree in 1971 from Gustavus Adolphus College, St. Peter.



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