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Harkening Back

News from Clarissa's Past

25 Years Ago

April 22, 1998

On March 26, the fourth-grade class was visited by Virginia Beach, a representative from the American Dairy Association and “TAD” (Todd’s American Dairy Clown). The class was presented with a talk about a dairy farm and how the cows on the farm produce the dairy products in the stores. The class was able to see the food a dairy cow eats and were told of the volume of food and water consumed in a day. Did you know that a cow eats 90 pounds of food a day? Compare that to 480 hamburgers. They also learned that a cow drinks 25 to 50 gallons of water, like a bathtub full each day. After answering questions, smelling and feeling cow food, the students received ADA pencils and erasers. They were then treated to ice cream cones by Mrs. Beach and TAD.


Kathy Wagner and her children, Kyle, Laura and Anthony, recently traveled to the State Capitol in St. Paul for a field trip. Kathy is homeschooling her son, Kyle, and the trip to the State Capitol was a lesson in state government. During the day the Wagners met with State Representative Mary Ellen Otremba. Representative Otremba, who is home-schooling her daughter Elizabeth at the Capitol during the legislative session, said she enjoyed visiting with the Wagners and talking to Kyle about what she does as a state representative.

50 Years Ago

April 19, 1973

Darla Peterson, a local high school student, was named a winner in the Region Six speech contest in Fergus Falls last Saturday. She and Nancy Rieslenberg of Perham will compete in non-original oratory against fourteen other regional winners at the state contest to be held in Minnesota on April 28.


Beverly Kotval is one of four 4-H’ers from Todd County who was recently selected by the 4-H leaders council to attend the National 4-H Citizenship Short Course at Washington, D.C. from August 4 through August 11. The event will be held at the National 4-H Center located in suburban Washington, D.C.



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