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Harkening Back

News from Clarissa's Past

The Clarissa Independent

25 Years Ago

October 18, 1995

The residents and staff of the Central Todd County Care Center in Clarissa were entertained by the St. Cloud Area Senior Fun Singers on October 13. The Great Pumpkin made his rounds greeting everyone in attendance. The group performed songs and skits from the Corn Stalk Fiddle to Barney Google to the Tennis Shoe Waltz.


LaDean’s business “Crafts by the Bridge” has settled into its new home. Formerly located in the old creamery building in Clarissa, it is now located on Highway 71. Stop in and see her Halloween displays.

50 Years Ago

October 15, 1970

A former Clarissa man has been named vice president of corporate planning for the Premium Corporation of America. Curtis D. Hirschey was named to the post by Chairman Curtis L. Carlson who is also president of the Gold Bond Stamp Company and Chairman of the Board of the Radisson Hotel Management Corporation.


Mrs. Vern Kotval, chairman of the 1970 “Little Red Stocking” Appeal in Eagle Valley Township, announced that the neighbor-to-neighbor fund drive will begin on October 19. Large “Little Red Stocking” envelopes are designed to be passed along to township residents who are asked to make a contribution and then pass it on to the neighbor who next appears on the envelope. This will afford every family the opportunity to voluntarily support the Children’s Home Society of Minnesota, our state’s only privately supported adoption agency.



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