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Harkening Back

News from Clarissa's Past

25 Years Ago

November 18, 1998

The accelerated readers at Eagle Valley Elementary for the first quarter are (high point earners for the entire school): Patrick Perish, Rachel Allen, Brian Denny, Joseph Harren and Justin Smith. They each won certificates to the book fair to be held on November 16.


Students in Mrs. Hommerding’s third grade class in Clarissa have been busy cutting soup can labels and cereal box tops for education. The third graders cut the labels for the whole elementary and have about 6500 labels right now. The labels will be collected through March 1999.

50 Years Ago

November 15, 1973

The Clarissa basketball gals went down in defeat to a mighty Alexandria team in the semi-final round of the District 22 basketball tournament last Thursday evening at Alexandria. The final score was Alexandria 53 and Clarissa 14.


George Wagner of rural Clarissa became a very happy hunter this year when he dropped a large buck while bow and arrow hunting. This is only the second year that George has been hunting deer with his bow and he said, “This is one of the greatest experiences of my life!” The 10 point buck, weighing in at over 200 pounds, was taken north of Clarissa near the Germania Town Hall. George would like to caution other bow hunters that while field dressing a deer, not to forget that the sharp arrowhead still could be embedded in the animal and could cause a severe cut. George has a nicked finger to prove this point.



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