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Harkening Back

News from Clarissa's Past

25 Years Ago

August 7, 1996

Natural gas. It’s a more cost-effective alternative to fuel oil and LP. At least that was the message presented on August 1 at the Clarissa City Hall. Several interested parties attended the informational meeting. There were people from Eagle Bend and Clarissa interested in the presentation made by Northern States Power and Superior Water, Light and Power Company. Gary O’Hara from NSP told the audience that they had recently built three natural gas distribution systems and six more are in progress as well as 20 plus prospects and proposals. The natural gas distribution system which would be built somewhere between Eagle Bend and Clarissa would probably run under a Municipal Option. The feelings at the meeting were mixed. Some were concerned about the problems and controlling costs of natural gas, while others were very interested when it would be available for use.


Arvilla Dixon and Ira Yates of Clarissa were chosen Outstanding Senior Citizens at the Todd County Fair. Yates, who recently returned to Clarissa, has an extensive record of services to his country and has always maintained roots in Clarissa. Dixon has served many people, especially the elderly, quietly and individually for many years. They are now eligible to compete at the state level.

50 Years Ago

August 5, 1971

Clarissa has another new business this week on Main Street as Glen Luberts of Minneapolis opened a TV repair shop in the building formerly occupied by Ev-Lense Shoes. Mr. Luberts will also do other repair work including radios and he plans to also feature sales of TVs in the near future.


An open house will be held in honor of Mr. and Mrs. Roy Peterson on the occasion of their 25th wedding anniversary on Sunday, August 8, at the Immanuel Lutheran Church in Clarissa. Their children will be the hosts.


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