Remember When

Remember When – April 3, 2021

A look back at what happened in Shakopee history. You may also find this column in the Shakopee Valley News.

125 Years Ago: From the April 9, 1896 Scott County Argus

It is stated that Wm. Germond of Minneapolis will make arrangements this week for putting in a first-class barbershop here. With four shops handy Shakopeeans’ birute appendages ought to be well cared for.

100 Years Ago: From the April 7, 1921 Shakopee Tribune

Mr. and Mrs. R. T. Schumacher and family have moved into their home recently purchased from T. J. Nickolay. Mr. and Mrs. George Dellwo who had occupied the place have moved into the Mrs. H. Heller house on fourth street.

75 Years Ago: From the April 4, 1946 Shakopee Argus-Tribune

Legion Band To Rehearse Thursday Night

First rehearsal of the new Legion sponsored community band now in the process of organizations has been set for 7:45 p.m. next Thursday, Roman J. Kopp, Legion Commander, announced Tuesday.

The band will be under the direction of Joseph Schmitz and membership is open to any men or boy who plays a band instrument, it was learned. Residence in Shakopee or membership in the Legion are not essential to a place in the band.

In announcing the first rehearsal sponsors urged all likely band members to bring their instruments. The rehearsal will be held in the Legion club.

50 Years Ago: From the April 7, 1971 Shakopee Valley News

Easter Egg Hunt Will Be Held Saturday

Shakopee’s annual Easter Egg Hunt for youngsters will be held again this year, according to the Shakopee Jaycees, who act as the Easter Bunny’s helpers in staging the event on Saturday, April 10 starting at 1 p.m.

The location of the hunt is different this year than last. Jaycee Project Chairman John Schmitt said the affair will be held in the swimming pool recreational area south of Sweeney Elementary School along County Road 15. Previously it has been conducted at Memorial Park.

Areas will be set aside for three age groups – Preschoolers, Kindergarten through second graders, and third and fourth graders. Schmitt said the event is free, and numerous prizes will be awarded in each age group.

25 Years Ago: From the April 4, 1996 Shakopee Valley News

City Council approves short-term goal list

A decision on downtown Blocks 3 and 4 is the top short-term priority for the Shakopee City Council, according to the results of a goal-setting work session it held last week.

The two-hour session on March 26, which was attended by eight city staff members as well as the council, produced a top-10 list of goals for the coming six months. Elected officials had submitted a list of their priorities before the session. Councilors and staff first rated each item for its short-term importance.

In descending order of importance, the top picks were:

  • Blocks 3 and 4.
  • A second fire station – finding a location and deciding on a building plan.
  • Begin preliminary action on the 1997 budget process.
  • Metropolitan Council issues – MUSA line, Comprehensive Plan, Livable Communities Act, a possible conference of southwest metropolitan mayors.
  • A review of building department staffing.
  • Scott County justice center campus project – planning and impact.
  • City employees – staff incentives and customer service issues.
  • Establish an office of economic development coordinator.
  • Adopt a city telecommunications ordinance.
  • Meet with school and county officials in semiannual meetings.