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Harkening Back

News from Clarissa's Past

25 Years Ago

April 7, 1999

Long Prairie Packing Company has leased the former Johnson Tool building on Highway 71 in Clarissa to make dog treats for the $80 million pet food industry. Cecil Foote, vice president of operations at Long Prairie Packing, told the Clarissa City Council Monday night that he hopes to capture five to 10 percent of the pet food market. The factory in Clarissa will saw the bones to length, pack, baste and package dog bones made from the femur bones and back straps of cattle processed in Long Prairie.


The Eagle Valley Rebels baseball team is set to open its season Friday, April 9, at 4:30 against Parkers Prairie. The Rebels have high hopes as they return all nine starters from last year’s team. Seniors are Erik Line and Charlie Kuhnau, juniors are Anthony Murch, Kip Greenwaldt, Justin Ahrendt, John Kassube and Adam Prather; sophomores are Charlie Woida and Justen Boseck.

50 Years Ago

April 4, 1974

Word has been received from the department of the Air Force that Phyllis Tinseth, a former Clarissa High School teacher, was selected by the Busan American School of Korea to tape several English textbooks for usage in the Korean Schools.


Surveys were sent out to all telephone subscribers of the Eagle Valley Telephone Company this week for a ‘yes’ or ‘no’ check to the company’s proposal of an all one-party system.



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