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Harkening Back


News from Clarissa's Past

25 Years Ago

October 16, 1996

The Eagle Valley Volunteers have done many things for the community since they began. Volunteer President Kelly Bican explained they started out as JCs, but it was expensive and cost about $40 per person and those funds didn’t stay in the community. They became the Eagle Valley Volunteers on February 1, 1992. They have done Toys for Tots, Easter Bunny Day at the elementary school, a haunted house each Halloween and they decorate and light the community Christmas tree. President Marion Bergs of the Lutheran Brotherhood Friendship Branch donated $400 toward the community bulletin board.

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On Sunday, October 5, the Boy Scouts from this area collected food for the Browerville Food Shelf in the cities of Clarissa, Eagle Bend and Browerville. Six boys collected the food totaling 1100 pounds that will go to the Browerville Food Shelf. The boys were: Steve Winkler, Kevin Johnson, Tom Holt, Tyler Notch, Torry Line and Jordan Kramer. The three adults assisting were Joleen Johnson, Dan Kramer and Mike Line.


50 Years Ago

October 14, 1971

Joel Hokanson of the Clarissa High School’s football team was one of 32 players named to the current WCCO Radio All-State Team of the Week.

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The seventh annual solicitation by the Clarissa United Fund will begin on Thursday of this week it was announced. The organization will solicit for the raising of funds for 11 organizations.


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