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Remember When – Feb. 27, 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 Feb. 27, 1896 Scott County Argus

Anthony Marschall has purchased a Davis cream separator for use in the dairy, and is delighted with the work it does. The milk, fresh from the cows is poured into the separator, the cream is straightway taken from it and the skim milk can then be fed. The butter is better in every way, and the care in handling the milk and cream is much lightened. Those of his neighbors who are not familiar with the workings of a cream separator would do well to visit Mr. Marschall’s farm to see it in operation. The cream separator will soon be deemed as indispensable to the farm as the cows themselves.

100 Years Ago: From the March 3, 1921 Shakopee Tribune

Sam Kahn has sold his soft drink establishment to Jack Dale of Belle Plaine. We understand the new proprietor has leased the entire building and will conduct a rooming house upstairs.

75 Years Ago: From the Feb. 28, 1946 Shakopee Argus-Tribune

New Shakopee American Legion Home

When the Shakopee Post of the American Legion holds its regular session Monday night it will be meeting for the first time in the new home at the corner of Holmes and Second streets.

Now known as the Legion club, the building, formerly the Shakopee hospital, was purchased by Legionnaires Aug. 31 from Dr. J. A. Malerich. Immediately following the purchase members of the Legion began remodeling the structure and most of the work is now completed, officers said.

The second floor of the cub now includes a spacious meeting room which is ready for occupancy. Work on other facilities for the second floor is still in progress.

On the first floor a lounge, check room and kitchen have been provided, as well as quarters for the Legion Auxiliary. Redecorated, papered and painted the club is expected to become one of the most pleasant and popular meeting places in Shakopee and is already receiving much favorable comment from men and women who have seen it.

50 Years Ago: From the March 3, 1971 Shakopee Valley News

Reorganization of City Staff Is Proposed

Convening Tuesday night in a special session called by Mayor Ray Siebenaler, the Shakopee Council gave first reading to an ordinance which was billed as the first step in a reorganization of Shakopee City government.

The ordinance, which will be discussed further with the Shakopee Public Utilities Commission before its second reading and publication, would combine the offices of Shakopee Treasurer and Assessor.

Under the plan, Shakopee Public Utilities Secretary Marty Walsh would become City Treasurer and continue with his assessing duties, and Shakopee City Coordinator Robert Erickson, presently City Treasurer, would take over Walsh’s duties as Public Utilities Secretary.

The move is being proposed in an effort to improve communications and cooperation between city government and the Public Utilities Commission…

25 Years Ago: From the Feb. 29, 1996 Shakopee Valley News

Council votes for city to join area prosecution group

The Shakopee City Council last week moved to join the Scott Joint Protection Association (SJPA) by unanimous vote.

The SJPA is a consortium of Scott County cities – Savage, Prior Lake, Belle Plaine, Elko/New Market, Jordan, and soon, Shakopee – that has pooled its resources for prosecuting most gross misdemeanors and misdemeanors committed within these cities. All member cities must now sign a joint powers agreement with Shakopee in order for the city to become a member of SJPA…

By Wes Reinke

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