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Remember When – Dec. 31, 2022

125 Years Ago: From the Jan. 6, 1898 Scott County Argus

About the first of next month C. L. Wilcox will tear out the front of his building, now occupied by Tailor Gillen, and replace it with a store front with plate glass show windows. Ultimately Mr. Wilcox will erect a fine store building on the corner, the stie of the Ziethen blacksmith shop, which he recently purchased, but until that is done he will make use of the remodeled frame building as a salesroom for wall paper, paints, etc.

100 Years Ago: From the Jan. 4, 1923 Shakopee Tribune

The K. of C. Library will be opened to the public next Monday, January 8th, and after that date will be open every evening except Sunday from 7 to 7:30. A. J. Mingo will act as Librarian for the year 1923.

75 Years Ago: From the Jan. 1, 1948 Shakopee Argus-Tribune

Ball Light Meeting Set

Continuing the movement to provide lights for Shakopee’s baseball park, committees representing civic, fraternal and veterans organizations are to meet with officers of the baseball association at a session to be held either in the Legion club or the city hall Monday night, Jan. 12, Vincent Marschall, secretary of the ball association disclosed.

Letters have been sent to the various organizations asking each to select committees to work with the baseball association in its effort to find ways and means of lighting the ball park.

The Shakopee Fire department had first planned to assume the responsibility for the project but abandoned the idea after probing the problems and difficulties involved.

What plan will be evolved as a result of the coming meeting was not forecast, but it is evident that men interested in the project are hopeful that an organization representative of all groups in the city will eventually be formed to carry the project to successful completion.

In disclosing the date of the Jan. 12 meeting Marschall also made it clear that anyone interested in the effort is welcome to attend the session.

By Wes Reinke

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