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Harkening Back

News from Clarissa's Past

25 Years Ago

September 17, 1997

Don Meyer, the owner of “Gas and Goodies,” the new convenience store being constructed on Highway 71 in Clarissa, says he hopes to have the business open in early October. The store will feature four islands plus one diesel island. They will carry videos, and food and have a sit-down area inside. Meyer owns a full-service station in Perham and a convenience store in Motley also.


Debra Engen of Browerville brought in her family’s pet boa constrictor named Karnac. The Engens have owned Karnac for seven years and it is currently six feet long and feeds on rats that are purchased at a pet store.

50 Years Ago

September 14, 1972

Allen Holmquist of the Hustlin’ Rustics 4-H Club of Clarissa, Dianne Krause of the Wykeham Willing Workers 4-H Club of Eagle Bend and Nick Bertram and Brad Braaten of the Golden Gate 4-H Club received top placings on their 4-H dairy and beef animals at the Minnesota State Fair.


Wrestling will be initiated as one of the major programs at the Clarissa School it was announced this week. The decision to begin this program was made by the Board of Education at their monthly meeting held last Monday evening.

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