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Harkening Back

News from Clarissa's Past

25 Years Ago

March 27, 1996

Governor Arne H. Carlson has announced the award of a Small Cities Development Grant of $420,022 for the city of Clarissa. These grants are highly sought after and the competition among applicants is intense. The city will use the funds to reconstruct a storm sewer drainage system that has deteriorated in a section of the city. They will also use the funds to assist 16 homeowners with housing rehabilitation.


The Clarissa City Hall roof and adjoining post office roof will be replaced this spring. The city hall roof has been leaking, again, despite attempts at patching it. Steve Herzog, from Herzog Roofing, came to explain the repair work that needs to be done. The roof will be torn down to the insulation. They will replace the roof with rubber roofing. The current roof has been on since 1959.

50 Years Ago

March 28, 1971

Seven schools participated in the instrumental contest which was held at the Eagle Bend High School all day on Tuesday, March 23. Out of 19 entries, Clarissa received 10 “A”s. The groups were directed by William Johnson, the school band instructor. Solos that received an “A” were: string bass solo, Alan Behrends; tuba solo, James Axum; trumpet solo, Luther Fragodt; French horn solo, Bonnie Bergs; flute solo, Marlyn Duda; trombone solo, Marty Johanson; and piano solo, Jonathan Hanson.


Merle Benson of the Clarissa Farm Service wishes to remind everyone of their Annual Appreciation Day, Thursday, March 25, from 9 a.m.-4 p.m.


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