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Remember When – Dec. 9, 2023

125 Years Ago: From the Dec. 15, 1898 Scott County Argus

As will be seen from the published report of the proceedings of the common council, the city has won in the suit of the Steamer “Daisy” against the city for damages to the boat caused by a collision with the bridge on the night of the 14th of June, 1896. The suit was most preposterous to begin with, and the outcome, which puts the costs of the suit upon the owners of the “Daisy,” is the only one that could have been expected.

100 Years Ago: From the Dec. 13, 1923 Shakopee Tribune

The Scott County Welfare Board met last Thursday at the court house. Mrs. H. W. Messerer of Jordan was appointed to succeed Mrs. Wm. Berger who resigned.

75 Years Ago: From the Dec. 9, 1948 Shakopee Argus-Tribune

Open Body Shop on Atwood Street

Opening of a car body repair shop in the brick building north of the Gipson lumber company on Atwood street is announced this week by Clarence Kunz and Lawrence Von Bank, co-proprietors in the business.

To be known as the Kunz Body Shop the firm will also deal in used cars, the men said. Both are experienced mechanics.

50 Years Ago: From the Dec. 12, 1973 Shakopee Valley News

Police, firemen quell incident at reformatory

Shakopee police and firemen were called to the Correctional Institute for Women in Shakopee over the weekend to help settle a disturbance in one of the security cottages.

Five women originally began the incident with a sit-down strike over television privileges about 2:30 a.m. Sunday, according to administrator Jackie Fleming. She said that three of the inmates were returned to their rooms, but the remaining two lit fires in a bathroom.

Ms. Fleming said one fire was started in a wastebasket and a second ignited curtains and scorched a wall. Police and firemen quickly had the fires out and the smoke cleared, she added.

The two remaining inmates were placed in a maximum security area where they remained early this week.

Ms. Fleming said the incident arose in protest to late television privileges which were to start this weekend. The inmates involved had wanted the new policy to be effective last weekend.

25 Years Ago: From the Dec. 10, 1998 Shakopee Valley News

Spooky World, Murphy’s part

Halloween theme park moves to Canterbury in 1999

For Spooky World and Historic Murphy’s Landing, the haunted honeymoon is over.

After four years on the grounds of the recreated 18th century village, Shakopee’s outdoor harvest them park is pulling up stakes and heading to its new home at Canterbury Park…

Interested in Shakopee history? Find even more at the Shakopee Heritage Society website.

By Wes Reinke

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