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Harkening Back

News from Clarissa's Past

25 Years Ago

October 2, 1996

Sixth graders from Eagle Valley Elementary participated in the annual Hoe and Hope Garden Club sunflower growing contest. The students were given sunflower seeds in fifth grade and planted them in the spring. Sarah McDermot (28.25”), Crystal Becker (25”), Katie Adameitz (23”), Kali Dickinson (35” and winner of first place bird feeder) and Jeremiah Coburn (32” and second place winner of bird feeder).


The Rebels came up short. Todd Holmquist leaped and come down with the potential tying touchdown with 25 seconds left in the game as the Rebels attempted to ruin the Bertha-Hewitt Bear’s Homecoming last Friday. With a score of 14-13, the Rebels elected to go for the win on the extra point. The pass was bobbled and fell incomplete to give the Rebels their first loss in the conference.

50 Years Ago

September 30, 1971

In a business transaction last Friday, Mr. and Mrs. Gene Watts became sole owners of the stock of Etzell Publications, Inc., purchasing the holdings in the company from Mr. and Mrs. George F. Etzell.


Five girls and boys were being considered at the Clarissa School this week for king and queen at the annual homecoming festivities this Thursday and Friday. Queen candidates are Colleen Holmquist, Bonnie Bergs, Peggy Anderson, Sandi Jenkins and Karen Sobotka. King candidates are Ron Jansen, Joel Hokanson, Mary Johanson, Kenny Hayes and Jarl Perna.


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