News from Clarissa's Past
25 Years Ago
January 10, 1996
Clerk Millicent Godding reported to the Clarissa City Council that the “buildings were cleared at the courthouse.” Later in an interview, Clerk Godding said that the Mason Brothers grocery company in Wadena donated the old Miller Grocery building to the city. The city plans to use the building for a museum during the Centennial celebration and will decide after that what to do with the building. The other building is the former Coast to Coast building, but final papers have not been signed.
The Eagle Valley girls basketball team opened the New Year on the road at Royalton. The Rebels come away with a hard-earned 37-34 victory over their conference opponent. The game started with both teams red hot. Eagle Valley jumped to an early lead on three Christy Hinzmann jumpers, but the Royals responded with six unanswered points to take a 13-11 first-quarter lead.
50 Years Ago
January 7, 1971
Robert Cuchna, who served on the village council for a number of years and who declined to run for re-election last November, accepted the open position at a regular meeting of the council last Monday evening.
The Clarissa Fire Department answered 26 calls during 1970, according to a report this week by Jim Anderson, secretary of the organization.