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Remember When – Aug. 21, 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 Aug. 27, 1896 Scott County Argus

The members of the Board of Education of the Union School have been busy this week and the results of their labor will be of far-reaching benefit to the school. The southeast room of the second floor has been fitted up for a recitation room, and Prof. Walter will be given an assistant. This has been deemed necessary as the school is now doing more than two years of High School work and the prospects are favorable for admission to the State board next year. Among the graded schools of the state Shakopee and Burnsville now rank highest. The appropriation of $200 from the state has been received, and with $10 from the library fund has been expended in a valuable microscope, a new set of the International Encyclopaedia, a physical apparatus, and supplementary text books.

100 Years Ago: From the Aug. 25, 1921 Shakopee Tribune

Jos. Ploumen has installed a new dough mixer into his up-to-date bakery.

75 Years Ago: From the Aug. 22, 1946 Shakopee Argus-Tribune

St. John’s Lutheran Parish Plans Construction Project

Plans for improving and enlarging St. John’s Lutheran church and the erection of a parish hall are under consideration by parishioners and their pastor the Rev. Norbert Augst, it was learned.

Members of the parish have voted to launch the project and an architect has been employed to prepare preliminary plans for submission to the parish before a final decision is reached.

A school addition to the north end of the church which will nearly double the present making capacity of 140, and a 32×40 foot parish hall attached to the east side of the church are included in the plans…

50 Years Ago: From the Aug. 25, 1971 Shakopee Valley News

Shakopee and Northern Eagle Creek Consolidated

City Area to Be 24 Square Miles

The City of Shakopee and the 21 northernmost sections of Eagle Creek Township will be consolidated, according to a decision by the Minnesota Municipal Commission announced early Tuesday afternoon.

Shakopee and the affected portion of the township will, following an election of Mayor and Council, comprise a municipality of approximately 24 square miles and 8,500 citizens.

The new borders of Shakopee will be Savage on the East, County Road 79 on the west, the Minnesota River to the north, and a power line running just north of County Road 76 on the south. The southerly border has two small jogs, one around the Prior Lake Indian Reservation, and the other Pike Lake area…

25 Years Ago: From the Aug. 22, 1996 Shakopee Valley News

BHS buys care facility being built on city medical campus

The 51-bed long-term and transitional care facility under construction at the SouthValley Health Campus in Shakopee has been acquired by one of the owners of St. Francis Regional Medical Center.

Benedictine Health System (BHS), Duluth, announced the purchase from Health Dimensions Inc., of Cambridge, last week…

The facility will have 20 transitional-care beds designed for people who require extended recovery or rehabilitation time but not hospitalization. That would include those who have had orthopedic procedures or strokes, as well as some trauma patients. The remaining 31 beds will be for long-term care.

The long-term care portion of the facility will be divided into three small “pods,” with private and separate rooms that have large windows overlooking accessible courtyards. It will also have a private family meeting room and a large dining room…

St. Gertrude’s is scheduled to open in November.

By Wes Reinke

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