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Harkening Back

News from Clarissa's Past

25 Years Ago

September 2, 1998

Mike and Theresa Dorman of Eagle Bend have recently purchased Moen Tire Service in Clarissa. The new business will be called Dyna-Mike’s Automotive. Mike will specialize in minor and major auto repair, multi-line tire sales, on farm tire service, propane refill station and four wheel alignment. Mike has had over 10 years of expertise in automotive repair. He was employed at Neil’s Service Center in Eagle Bend most of that time. Dyna-Mike’s will be open Monday through Saturday.


Jerry Jasmer of Aldrich signed up his brother Rick of Pillager, his son Jeremy and himself for the Mighty Mississippi Bicycle Adventure, a 1600 mile trip organized by Tom Sullivan of Minneapolis. The full trip cost $2100 per person unless they use the fundraising option. That’s what they did, raising almost $6000 with Habitat for Humanity and the Immanuel Lutheran Church in Bartlett Township. The Jasmers left Minneapolis on July 26 with 30 other bike riders, and 23 days later arrived in New Orleans, Louisiana.

50 Years Ago

August 30, 1973

The Bucs are a young team this year with only two returning seniors from last year’s team. However, there are nine returning lettermen and an excellent group of returning squad men. Returning, Rich Kotula, Tim Sobotka, Dan Bosek, Gregg Thompson, Dennis Cuchna, Lonnie Adamietz, Chuck Karjala and Kevin Beaudoin.


Four hundred and seventy-six students marched through the doors at the Clarissa High School last Thursday, August 23, on their first day of school for the 1973-74 term. This is a drop of 18 students from last year’s enrollment on opening day when 494 students were counted. The figures include enrollment in the elementary and secondary special education classes.



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