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Harkening Back

News from Clarissa's Past

25 Years Ago

November 22, 1995

An Eagle Valley teacher and coach, Phillip Dean Carlson, 31, of Clarissa, escaped serious injury in an accident early Saturday morning. The State Patrol received the call at 12:53 a.m. on November 18. Carlson was southbound on Highway 71, about two miles outside of Eagle Bend when his 1991 Chevy S10 pickup left the roadway, hit an approach and flipped on its top. The vehicle was a total loss. Carlson was transported to the Long Prairie Hospital where he was treated for cuts and bruises. He was held overnight and released. The Clarissa Rescue Squad assisted at the scene.


According to the Federal Aviation Administration, the city of Clarissa must remove the trees which are on the east end of the airport. The trees are on the land of Bob Mason. Mason will receive $500 for the tree removal and is free to use the trees for whatever he wants. Mason told the council he would take care of the brush.

50 Years Ago

November 19, 1970

Two Clarissa football players were named to the all-conference team of the Prairie League by a vote of the coaches of the schools which are members. They are Spence Hayes, son of Mr. and Mrs. Leo Hayes, and Joe Hokanson, son of Mr. and Mrs. Gordon Hokanson.


In order to aid high school students who are taking French, a new device has been purchased by the Clarissa Public School. This new piece of audio equipment is called the Edison Voice Mirror.

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