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Harkening Back

News from Clarissa's Past

25 Years Ago

March 25, 1998

Mrs. Schiffman’s second-grade class at Eagle Valley Elementary proudly surrounded the quilt they made in this photo. They drew pictures of things that made them feel good. Mrs. Schiffman then put the works of art together into a quilt. They will have a drawing at the end of the year and one lucky student will get to keep it.


Jim Anderson has been busy voluntarily cleaning up and repairing Clarissa’s new museum building. The former laundromat has been a blacksmith shop, post office, and electrical appliance shop. The historical society is looking for volunteers to help complete the remodeling of the building, pack up the old museum, and move to the new location. The museum will be open on Wednesday and Thursday during April for packing and Jim Anderson will be working in the new building whenever the weather permits.

50 Years Ago

March 22, 1973

Evidently, burglars didn’t get as much as they anticipated when they tried to break into Wayne’s Station early last Saturday morning or late Friday evening. Wayne Anderson, the proprietor of the station, discovered the break-in when he went to open his station for business before 7 a.m. The lock on the door was busted, and the door was jimmied.


The Clarissa High School band participated in the district band contest held in Parkers Prairie on March 20. The band received a star rating for their performance of “Rhapsodic Episode” by Carter. However, since two stars are required for advancement to the state contest, they will not be moving on.

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