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Remember When – Feb. 6, 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. 6, 1896 Scott County Argus

The event of the season was the Calcio Ball given by the thriving Degree of Honor Lodge last Friday evening. Perfect weather, excellent music and prompting, a dance floor in prime condition, and a thoroughly congenial crowd of dancers made the hours from nine until four slip by all too rapidly. The affair was a grand social success, and reflects much credit upon the various committees in charge.

100 Years Ago: From the Feb. 10, 1921 Shakopee Tribune

We learn with regret that the Shakopee Laundry will close down after this week as the patronage has not been sufficient to make the venture a success. It is too bad that a home institution of this kind is not supported on a scale to make it successful. The laundry has been doing good work and the families who have been getting their work done thee have been well satisfied.

75 Years Ago: From the Feb. 7, 1946 Shakopee Argus-Tribune

Nine Communities To Join In Scout Ceremony Here

As a part of the nation wide observance of Boy Scout week Feb. 8 to 14 and this year marking the 36th anniversary of the movement in America, nine troops of the Lake District of the Minneapolis Area council will join in starting a public court of honor and memorial service in the high school auditorium here at 3 o’clock Sunday afternoon…

50 Years Ago: From the Feb. 10, 1971 Shakopee Valley News

School Board Approves Staff for Another Elementary School

Shakopee Superintendent of Schools Dr. Robert Mayer was authorized by the board of education to hire six elementary classroom teachers, a physical education teacher, a music teacher, three para professionals, a principal and a secretary Monday night.

The approval on the part of the board amounts to the establishment of a third elementary school in Shakopee, but there is still a question about where it will be located. The cost estimate of hiring the additional personnel was given at $87,000 per year. Six of the 13 classrooms needed will be located in the Junior High School building, as at the present, but where the remaining seven will be is still undetermined. Shakopee Senior High School has been used to house some elementary classes in the past, a situation which has caused complaints on the part of some of the senior high school students…

25 Years Ago: From the Feb. 8, 1996 Shakopee Valley News

County government is about to enter another dimension

…County commissioners last week gave staff an informal go-ahead to bring the county on-line.

Cyberspace – as the quasi-dimension of computer interaction has come to be called – is a subject rile with jargon. In a presentation designed to chop through the backwoods, commissioners were given an explanation and demonstration of on-line capabilities by Keith Hegg, the county’s director of computer systems.

Hegg proposed building a county “homepage,” which would link certain components of the county’s computer network to the Internet. The homepage would serve as a directory of county offerings and information for Internet users…

A homepage for Scott County would allow the public to electronically peruse such county items as meeting agendas, code and permit information, personnel directories and job postings. Eventually, applications for county services might become available via electronic mail, often called e-mail…

On-line implementation will be done in three phases – design, installation and maintenance, Hegg said. He estimated the usual, one-time cost to be $12,500. The bulk of that is from two expenditures: $5,000 for the initial design of the system, which will likely be done by Barr Engineering. Another $4,800 is slated for software that would protect the county’s private and confidential files from computer hackers. Security software can cost up to $14,000, Hegg said…

By Wes Reinke

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