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Harkening Back

News from Clarissa's Past

25 Years Ago

October 15, 1997

Tim Bayerl from the engineering firm submitted the second pay estimate for the street construction work for $307,575. The bill includes payment for additional work on Leslie Street of $6187, Williams Street additions of $6511, and $799 for Ann and Pleasant Streets. The city’s share of the bill is $843, and the balance is covered by Rural Development and the Department of Trade and Economic Development. Bayerl figured the project was over the original bid by the amount of $13,500.


The Eagle Valley Rebels gave a fine effort but came up two points short last Friday as they lost to the Parkers Prairie Panthers 21-19. This was the last home game for the Rebels and five seniors played their hearts out to try and end with a win. Those seniors are quarterback Bill Zeidler, center Dustin Alexander, fullback Jason Martinson, guard Jason Lennes and tackle Jesse Schauer.

50 Years Ago

October 12, 1972

Two new members have been added to the faculty of the Clarissa Public School. Mrs. Marvel Fisher of Motley will work on the Initial Acquaintance Program with the pre-kindergarten children. Mr. Kenneth Rubenzer, formerly of White Bear, will work on the Special Learning Disabilities Behavioral Problems program with children in grades one to three.


In a deal completed recently, the Bill Peterson family of St. Paul and the Arnold Engstrom family of Coon Rapids became the new owners of the Horseshoe Lake Pavilion and Supper Club.

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