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Harkening Back

News from Clarissa's Past

25 Years Ago

January 24, 1996

The fifth-grade students at Eagle Valley School will receive a gift book titled “The Way To Go.” This gift is presented to them by civic-minded leaders in this community. Many communities throughout the nation are participating in this program.


Eagle Valley Co-op members elected two new board members at their annual meeting last Tuesday. Mark Gmyrek of Browerville and Jeff Hauer of Clarissa were elected to replace Gary Dickinson and Harold Cook.

50 Years Ago

January 28, 1971

After a lapse during 1944 when butter production dropped here, the Eagle Valley Cooperative Creamery again made over a million pounds of butter in 1945 and had receipts that totaled nearly three-quarters of a million dollars in 1945. Secretary Henry Jedlicka reported that the auditors prepared the annual report this week.


Many property deals were completed last week in the village. Ray Sutton sold his business lot west of the feed mill to the Farmer’s Co-op Produce. Ernest Johnson sold his village home to John. H. Peterson, who recently sold his farm to Elmer Titrud. The Johnson house has been occupied by the W.A. Albrecht family. Arthur Branum, a veteran, has rented the Ernie Mann garage building and expects to open a modern machine shop within a short time and the farm owned by Chas. Crabtree was sold to W.A. Holmquist.


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