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Harkening Back

News from Clarissa's Past

25 Years Ago

July 16, 1997

Except for the downpour which drove the POW-WOW, Czech Dancers and History Pageant performers out of the park and into the Eagle Valley Elementary School gymnasium, the first part of Clarissa’s Centennial celebration went smoothly. There will be a concert in Memorial Park featuring the Long Prairie Chamber Orchestra and a free John Wayne movie will be shown.


Tina Zimmer, Violet Zimmer, Farmer’s Union, and Bruce Zeidler, National Farmer’s Organization, purchased $550 worth of cheese products on Wednesday, July 9. They spent $405 at Jon and Rita’s Super Valu in Clarissa and the remainder was spent at Bisel’s Supermarket in Eagle Bend. The two local organizations bought the cheese and delivered it to the food shelf in Crookston to help flood victims in the Crookston area.

50 Years Ago

July 13, 1972

Jerry Hinzmann was hired by the village council as the new chief of police for the village at a special meeting of the council last Friday evening.


The sale of a local business place was completed this week in the village when Mr. and Mrs. Oscar Nelson sold their gas station business to Mr. and Mrs. Wayne Anderson. The station is located on the corner of Highway 71 and Robert Street.


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