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Harkening Back

News from Clarissa's Past

25 Years Ago

April 10, 1996

The Clarissa City Council bought a new lawnmower, discontinued smear tournaments at the liquor store, and reduced tax-forfeited property values. Three Lions members, Ruben Miller, Dick Hahn, and spokesman Allen Bailey, informed the council that the Saturday smear tournaments were jeopardizing the Lions' gambling license. According to the most recent gambling newsletter, any “organized” commercialized, or systematic card game is illegal. “Social Bets” are legal if they are not part of organized gambling. The council agreed to stop the card games rather than jeopardize the $30,000 to $40,000 in pull tab money for the community.


Dennis and Cheryl Tyrrell were recently honored as the 1996 Todd County Farm Family of the Year along with their four children: Jakin, 18; Nichole, 15; Troy, 12; and Brent, 10. They operate Oak Crest Dairy Farm in rural Browerville. In addition to milking 75 registered Guernsey dairy cattle, they raised seven replacement heifers, 45 dairy steers, and farm 320 acres of irrigated corn, 140 acres of irrigated alfalfa, 65 acres of red clover, and 60 acres of rye.

50 Years Ago

April 8, 1971

The Library Service Club of Clarissa High School went on a field trip to St. Cloud on Saturday, April 3. This group was students who work in the library under the direction of Mrs. William Johanson.


The Clarissa Boy Scout Troop will be raking lawns and cleaning yards again this spring. Please contact a scout or see Jerry Schnettler. Also, anyone wanting maple trees, see the scouts.


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