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Harkening Back


News from Clarissa's Past


25 Years Ago

September 23, 1998

George Vakoc of Clarissa wanted to plant something different this year. He is pictured with a sunflower blossom that measures 18 inches across and the stem is 10 feet tall.

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The Clarissa City Council met on Thursday, September 15 to go over the proposal by four engineering firms on the $3.8 million water project for the city. The city will be repairing, replacing and upgrading the 50-year-old city water system. This includes a new water treatment plant and a new 150,000 gallon water tower, two new wells and some new water lines.

50 Years Ago

September 30, 1973

About 150 people attended the grand opening of Clarissa Carpets last Saturday. The Clarissa Carpets is a new business and is owned and operated by Mr. and Mrs. Randy Craven and Mr. and Mrs. Gerry Hammer.

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Homecoming activities will get into ‘full swing’ this afternoon, Thursday, at the Clarissa High School gymnasium with skits being performed by each class. Selections by the high school band and cheers by the student body hope to inspire everyone to get into the spirit of the annual event. The week will climax on Friday evening when the Clarissa Buccaneers host the Browerville Tigers.


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