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Harkening Back

The Clarissa Independent

25 Years Ago

January 18, 1995

Nancy Carlson, author and illustrator of Poor Carl, Louanne Pig, Harriet, Loudmouth George and Walt books will be visiting Eagle Valley Elementary for the entire day on February 15.


Kermit Titrud wrote: It’s good to be back on the old farm for the year. It will be my first Minnesota winter in 30 years when I stayed for a year with my grandparents, George and Gunda Titrud. I was a freshman back then, attending what was the high school in Clarissa. School was okay, but what I really enjoyed was doing farm work with my Uncle Glen. Since then I have lived in a number of states and countries, but more of the past years have been in the Philippines.

50 Years Ago

January 15, 1970

Carol Carrick was reelected chief of the Clarissa Fire Department at its annual meeting last Monday evening. Reelected as well were other officers; Jim Anderson, secretary-treasurer; Fred Bain, first assistant chief; Jerry Schnettler, second assistant; and Wayne Burns, fourth assistant. On the entertainment committee for the department during the coming year will be Gene Booker, Jim Anderson and Kenneth Ward. Oscar Nelson will again have charge of the fireman’s cabin located on Maple Lake.


The Clarissa and Eagle Bend school districts have moved closer to a possible consolidation it was indicated in a review of events that have taken place regarding the proposed merger during the past month.

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