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Harkening Back

News from Clarissa's Past

25 Years Ago

January 24, 1996

Members of the Lone Star 4-H Club served ice cream and provided some entertainment for the residents at the Todd County Care Center in Clarissa on July 2. The entertainment included a piano piece by Jenni Voeltz, a reading of the Gettysburg Address by Paul Tanberg, a song by Tesse Tanberg, an instrumental piece by Shanda Stracek on the clarinet and Josh Salber on the trombone. They also performed a skit, “The Hamburger,” by Paul and Tesse Tanberg, Shanda Stracek, Josh Crider, Hannah and Ruth Bromeling.


Tom Hock, physician’s assistant, started at the Clarissa Medical Center on July 15. Hock grew up in Valley City, North Dakota. He completed his training at the University of North Dakota Grand Forks. He worked as a registered nurse in the emergency room in Grand Forks for 13 years. He worked one year in intensive care and one year in the cardiology department. Hock returned to the University for his PA training and graduated in January.

50 Years Ago

July 29, 1971

What probably would have been a disastrous fire was averted last Tuesday morning on the farm of Wallace and Irvin Dickinson, four and a half miles northeast of Clarissa, when neighbors and firemen from Clarissa and Eagle Bend removed about 90 tons of chopped hay from a haymow of a barn.


The Clarissa High School varsity cheerleading squad returned last week from a four-day cheerleading camp at the International Peach Garden on the Canadian-North Dakota border. The camp was conducted by the American Cheerleading Association, which headquarters in Florida.


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