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Harkening Back

News from Clarissa's Past

25 Years Ago

November 26, 1997

Clarissa City Administrator Millicent Godding turned the natural gas valve on at the substation north of Clarissa where the natural gas is routed to Clarissa and Eagle Bend. She is pictured with and was assisted by Marc Loken, NSP Project Coordinator; Larry Erickson, Construction Foreman for Mueller Pipeline; and Dan Woehrle, NSP Construction Engineer and Manager. Over 90 percent of the potential gas users had pipes installed in their homes or business. This is nearly double the number of installations NSP projected for the first year, which contributed to the delay of the project’s completion. There were 240 installations in Clarissa and 200 in Eagle Bend. This includes 15 rural hookups including three turkey barn operations and three corn dryers. They began using natural gas in the corn dryer at Central Ag services last week.


The Rebels began practice last Monday, November 17. We have some new looks and they are looking to play some very competitive teams in and out of our conference. We open the season with a tough experienced team, Henning, on Tuesday, December 2 at home in Clarissa. We will travel to Battle Lake on Thursday. These games are just around the corner and we are looking forward to getting our season going.

50 Years Ago

November 23, 1972

The Clarissa School Subscription Drive for the Clarissa Independent came to a close on Friday, November 10, and the tabulations of the students’ sales netted their student council a total of $167 plus 1400 bonus points for a total of $187 commission.


Schroeder’s Floral, rural Eagle Bend, will be holding a 10th-anniversary celebration of their business in connection with their annual Christmas Open House this Sunday, November 26.


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