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Harkening Back

News from Clarissa's Past

25 Years Ago

June 16, 1999

Fire Chief Bob Cuchna received approval for a proposal to apply for a $105,000 loan from Rural Development for a new $160,000 fire truck. The city has $30,000 to put toward a new truck and the fire department has $22,000 from the townships to equip the new truck. The townships bought the last new truck 17 years ago for about one-third of the price. The loan is for 12 years at 4.75 percent interest. The fire department will get rid of the 1963 truck which will help the city’s fire insurance rating.


Todd County Dairy Princesses Arin Stoterau, Amber Benning, Amanda Claseman and Becca Asfeld served ice cream treats to the residents and visitors at the Central Todd County Care Center in Clarissa in recognition of June Dairy Month.

50 Years Ago

June 26, 1974

Carrie Branum will leave this Friday from California heading to Tokoya enroute to Indonesia where she will teach missionary children at Bandung, Java. Carrie left from Colorado going to California on Monday of this week. She is a 1964 graduate of the Clarissa High School and is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Art Branum of this community.


Two new bright red stop signs that were recently erected at the corners of Bridge and Ann Streets (making that intersection a four-way stop) were missing Monday morning.



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