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Harkening Back

News from Clarissa's Past

25 Years Ago

April 8, 1998

Ryan Meyer, a sophomore at Browerville High School, recently spent a week at the State Capitol in St. Paul working as an aid to State Representative Mary Ellen Otremba (DFL-Long Prairie). During the week, Ryan worked on various projects. One of the tasks he did was to collect, tally, and report the results of a survey conducted by Representative Otremba and State Senator Dallas Sams (DFL-Staples). Representative Otremba said Ryan was very helpful and she was impressed by what he did with the results of the survey. After Ryan’s work was completed, his parents and two of his siblings traveled to the State Capitol to visit with Representative Otremba and take Ryan home.


The Todd County Dairy Princesses were crowned in Staples on Saturday, April 4. The three girls that will go on to the Regional competition are: Lisa Detloff, Amanda Clasemann, and Arin Stoterau. Detloff was also voted Miss Congeniality.

50 Years Ago

April 5, 1973

Telephone service was disrupted Monday afternoon on the north side of town and some rural lines were affected when workers from Minnesota Power and Light accidentally cut 50 pairs of telephone cables.


The Moorhead State Baseball Team, of which Vic Carlson is a member, left on Saturday, March 31, for southern Illinois and Missouri where they will play several different college baseball teams. Vic is a 1970 graduate of Clarissa High School and is attending Moorhead State College. He is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Don Carlson of rural Clarissa.



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