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Remember When – Aug. 26, 2023

125 Years Ago: From the Sept. 1, 1898 Scott County Argus

H. P. Marx has decided to close out his stock of Watches, Clocks, Jewelry, Silverware, and the China at auction. The stock is of the highest quality and every article has his personal guarantee. See his ad. on first page.

100 Years Ago: From the Aug. 30, 1923 Shakopee Tribune

Business Transfer to Take Place Saturday

John Czaia, who recently purchased the shoe repair shop from Fred Wessel, will take possession Saturday and continue business at the same stand.

Mr. Wessel conducted this business for seven years and has been very successful. Mr. and Mrs. Wessel and family will leave Saturday for New Ulm where they will reside in the future…

75 Years Ago: From the Aug. 26, 1948 Shakopee Argus-Tribune

Flees Institution for Eight Hours

An inmate whose identity was not disclosed wandered away from the state reformatory for women here about 5 a.m. Saturday but was back in the institution at 8 p.m., J. P. Wermerskirchen, sheriff, said.

The girl, it was explained, had been working in the fields near the reformatory when she made the break for freedom. She finally made her way to Holmes street bridge and was near the north end of it “thumbing” a ride when she was picked up…

50 Years Ago: From the Aug. 29, 1973 Shakopee Valley News

Industrial revenue bond proposal for Certainteed examined by city

A proposal to use industrial development revenue bonds for the Certainteed plant in Shakopee was brought before the city council Tuesday night.

Certainteed asked the council to consider giving its name to the revenue bond issue for a million dollars so the company could purchase additional equipment and water and fuel storage tanks at the plant site…

The matter will be taken up again at a future council meeting.

By Wes Reinke

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