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Harkening Back

News from Clarissa's Past

25 Years Ago

October 11, 1995

Richard Lundgren, high school principal at Eagle Valley Public School, has been actively involved in distance learning since the mid-1970s. At that time, he and then Superintendent Will James were successful in obtaining the United States' first license issued for a low power educational television station. Channel 45, as it was known, was a two-way television station that linked the schools of Eagle Bend, Clarissa, Bertha-Hewitt, Staples, and Parkers Prairie. It allowed teachers at any of the schools to conduct two-way classes with students in all of the schools.


The Eagle Valley Rebels volleyball had a very busy week. Aside from all of the homecoming activities, the team played two Prairie Conference matches then participated in the tournament in Bertha on Saturday. The Rebels came out beating the number two team at the tournament. They defeated New York Mills 2-0 and had a split with Greenway Coleraire and a split with Verndale.

50 Years Ago

October 8, 1970

One of Clarissa’s aged citizens was honored last week when he was made an honorary member of the local Sons of the American Legion. He was George Wiltermouth, who last Friday received the honor because his father was a Civil War veteran and because he was a charter member of a group of young men in Lake City, Iowa, whose fathers served in the Civil War.


The fall immunization clinics for Smallpox and Diptheria-tetanus and Polio are scheduled for the month of October through the cooperation of the doctors, schools, school nurses, and the Todd County Nursing Service.

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