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Harkening Back


News from Clarissa's Past


25 Years Ago

June 30, 1999

“In the 1950s there were over 30,000 hatcheries. Today there are only about 300 left,” said Dave Kanis, owner of Hometown Hatchery, one of Clarissa’s newest businesses and one of the countries newest hatcheries. Dave and his wife Diane have extensive experience in hatching. They have over 40 years experience working in hatcheries in Washington and Oregon. They moved to Clarissa from New Orleans where he was in the pipe organ repair business.

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What looked like a great beginning ended up an ugly finish. The Rebels started out the game with three runs with a lead off hit by Murch, Woida getting on by an error, a walk from Greenwaldt and a two run single by Kuhnau.Most of the runs could have been prevented, and the Rebels outplayed Cold Spring for most of the game. It was definitely one of those games you want to forget in a hurry.


50 Years Ago

July 4, 1974

It’s a “Fisherman’s Paradise” three men from Clarissa exclaimed as they arrived home from a week of fishing at Nonacho Lake (About 2000 miles northwest of here) with about 175 pounds of lake trout and northerns. Arnold Hinzmann, Harlan Dixon and Willis Johnson returned home with a limit of five huge lake trout each and three northerns each. Hinzmann caught the granddad of them all, a 40 lb. lake trout!

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New double tennis courts will be built in the new city park, it was announced this week by the village council. The courts will serve as a basketball court also with basketball hoops placed on each end.


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