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Harkening Back

News from Clarissa's Past

25 Years Ago

May 15, 1996

Karin Nauber and Carol Becker, reporters for the Independent News Herald, were recipients of the News Media Awards from the Minnesota Education Association Mid-Minnesota UniServ. They were among the guests honored at the MMU’s 22nd annual Friends of Education Recognition Banquet held May 9 at the Oaks Supper Club in Little Falls. Nauber and Becker were honored for their outstanding media coverage of education. Nauber was nominated by the Bertha-Hewitt Education Association. Becker was nominated by the Eagle Valley Education Association.


Russell Lerfald, a resident of Clarissa, placed third in the Golden Bows division of the 23rd annual Swayed Pines Folk Festival fiddling contest held at Saint John’s University on April 27. The Golden Bows division is for fiddlers over the age of 70 years. More than 60 fiddlers from across the upper Midwest competed in the contest.

50 Years Ago

May 13, 1971

Postmaster Jerry Schnettler said that increases in most postage rates will take effect May 16 as the new United States Postal Service begins its task of achieving self-sufficiency as required by the Postal Reorganization Act.


The fourth-grade boys and girls of the Clarissa Public School, under the direction of their teacher, Miss Grace Lundquist, observed Arbor Day by planting a spruce tree on the school lawn.


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