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Harkening Back

News from Clarissa's Past

25 Years Ago

August 27, 1997

Jean Eisenbraun was at the Clarissa City Council meeting to let them know she was not pleased with her water pressure, nor the fire hydrant on her property. She was told that the hydrant was not moved because the whole block was not dug up as originally planned. When the hydrant was dug up they found a four-inch water main, rather than the two-inch that the old plans showed. The city agreed to have Sovich run water through her new line to try to clean it out not that the line has been looped. She was on a dead-end line for years.


A three-vehicle accident occurred in Clarissa on Highway 71 across from the Central Todd County Care Center on Sunday, August 24. A Chevy Corsica driven by Wilma Sellin of Eagle Bend was struck in the rear by a Chevy Camero driven by Brandon Olson of Browerville. Sellin was taken to Staples Hospital, treated, and released. Sellin’s vehicle received damage to the rear of the car. The vehicle driven by Olson received extensive front-end damage.

50 Years Ago

August 24, 1972

Three men from Clarissa are listed as contestants in the amateur calf tie of the Lions Rodeo this weekend. The “Clarissa Cowboys” team of “Sundown Steve” Anderson and Larry “Linerider” Fimon will compete against teams from Upsala, Melrose and Little Falls Saturday evening.


Navy Petty Officer Third Class David J. Sobotka, son of Mr. and Mrs. Richard J. Sobotka of Clarissa, has reported for duty at the Naval Air Station, North Island in San Diego.



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