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News from Clarissa's Past

25 Years Ago

March 6, 1996

Firefighters from Eagle Bend and Browerville assisted the Clarissa Fire Department with a fire call at Central Ag Services on Wednesday, February 28. The call came in at 5:21 a.m. when dense smoke and flames were reported coming from a 40x40 two-story grain storage building. The cause of the blaze is unknown, but it destroyed most of the 10,000 bushels of soybeans, barley, and oats it contained.

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“I don’t want to make a big deal out of it,” said Clarissa’s Kim Wolf. “I’d rather wait until after the finals.” Kim’s proud parents, Tony and Marion Massmann felt differently about their daughter’s success in advancing to the finals after competing against six others. Wolf is one of nine finalists who will perform on March 12. Musicians, dancers, and comedians will compete for a top prize of $1000, a trophy, and an engagement at Jackpot Junction.


50 Years Ago

March 4, 1971

Five students of the Clarissa High School were inducted into the National Honor Society at the traditional annual ceremony held at the auditorium last week on Wednesday. Named to the honor society this year were: Jan Larson, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Paul Larson; Daryl Brever, son of Mrs. Brever; Joel Hokanson, son of Mr. and Mrs. Gordon Hokanson; Marty Johanson, son of Mr. and Mrs. Wm. Johanson; and Alan Behrends, son of Mr. and Mrs. Robert Behrends.

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The Clarissa Buccaneers start sub-district competition this Thursday night in Sauk Centre. The Bucs’ first-round opponent is Eagle Bend.


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