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Harkening Back

News from Clarissa's Past

25 Years Ago

August 13, 1997

The city council heard reports and discussed new street lighting and the future of the Clarissa Museum. Vonda Hedlund approached the city fathers with a question about the future of the museum, “Where do we go from here?” The building used for the museum during the centennial is not large enough nor accessible for a museum. The council said they were willing to provide a group of historians the old laundromat building for a museum, but they were not willing to be responsible for supporting it financially. The council encouraged Hedlund to see if there was enough interest for a group to clean up the old building and operate a museum before they made any commitments.


The Eagle Bend and Clarissa Volunteer Fire Departments were both honored by The Prudential Insurance Company of America for acquiring portable cardiac defibrillators through The Prudential Helping Hearts Program. Both received funds from Prudential to cover approximately half the cost of the defibrillator unit. The presentation took place at the Eagle Bend Fire Hall.

50 Years Ago

August 10, 1972

Glenda Eckel of the Sod Busters 4-H of Eagle Bend was selected Grand Champion 4-H Dairy Exhibitor at the 1972 Todd County Fair. Miss Eckel won the championship on her advanced Holstein cow.


Joel Hokanson, son of Mr. and Mrs. Gordon Hokanson and a 1972 graduate of Clarissa High School, was selected to represent Clarissa in the 1972 Minnesota Teen Program held at Alexandria, August 4 and 5.


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