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Harkening Back

News from Clarissa's Past

25 Years Ago

May 27, 1998

Pianist Mark LaVoie of Clarissa was declared a winner in the Minnesota Music Teachers Association State Music Contest. LaVoie will perform in the 63rd Annual State Honors Concert which will be held at Northrup Auditorium on Saturday, May 30 at 7 p.m. Dr. William Hones will conduct the 640 winners in the 31 composition for ensemble piano. Mark is a student of Teacher Wendy Lindlief of Wadena.


Insects were collected on May 14 by Mrs. Meyer’s eighth grade class in Eagle Creek. Mr. Steve Marod, DNR of Little Falls, assisted in collecting and keying insects. Caddis fly: northern case maker 117, common net spinner 12. Mayfly: burrowing 45, flat-headed 116, Pringgills 3, little stout crawler 2. Dragonfly: darner 57, common skimmer 4, club tail 1. Damselfly: broad-winged 40. Others collected were true bug, aquatic beetle, alder fly, true fly, snails and scud.

50 Years Ago

May 24, 1973

Carmen Carlson was crowned Clarissa’s 1973 Dairy Princess during the annual award ceremony held at the Clarissa School last Friday evening. She was crowned by Colleen Holmquist, last year’s Clarissa winner of the title Dairy Princess of Todd County.


The Clarissa Bucs track team won the Prairie Conference Championship in track on Wednesday, May 16. The Bucs scored 58 1/2 points, Swanville 44, Brooten 40 1/2, Browerville 40 1/2 and Osakis 30. Eagle Bend, Grey Eagle and Upsala were the other teams participating in the meet.

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