Remember When

Remember When – Jan. 15, 2022

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 Jan. 21, 1897 Scott County Argus

Dr. Smith informs us that last evening Mrs. Louis Prescott, one of the Sioux Indians living on the reservation east of town, attempted suicide by hanging. Her act was discovered in time, however, and prompt medical attendance brought her back to continue her meanderings through this vale of tears.

100 Years Ago: From the Jan. 19, 1922 Shakopee Tribune

Shakopee to Have Ice Skating Rink

Under the auspices of the Community club, work is progressing in arranging a skating rink at the high school.

The school board allowed the user of the ground on the east side of the high school. The City is donating light also water for flooding and the services of Wm. Sudman, who with the help of the students are busily engaged in preparing the grounds and flooding them.

Work is being carried on as rapidly as possible and it is presumed the rink will be complete by the last of the week.

This is surely a move in the right direction and the Community club is to be commended for the undertaking.

75 Years Ago: From the Jan. 16, 1947 Shakopee Argus-Tribune

Named Deputy Scott County Treasurer

Miss Barbara Mayer has been appointed deputy treasurer of Scott county and is now assisting Leo M. Hirscher, recently elected treasurer, in conducting the affairs of the office.

Until this month, Miss Meyer had been the acting treasurer, having been appointed to that position following the death of the late Henry Groesser who had held the office for several terms.

50 Years Ago: From the Jan. 19, 1972 Shakopee Valley News

Mrs. Horeish Sells Business Interests

Mrs. Agnes Horeish, part owner of Mertz-Horeish, Inc., Shakopee, has announced the sale of her interest in the business to Richard Mertz and Fred Kerber.

Mertz and Kerber plan to continue the insurance part of the business and to expand the real estate department. Kerber, a Shakopee native, will serve as manager of the office and will be assisted by Betty Dols and Lucy Gish. Kerber worked in the insurance business for eight years prior to joining Mertz-Horeish, Inc.

Mertz, while being associated with the firm, will not be active in the daily management. He will continue in the investment business as an officer of Keenan and Clarey, Inc. He will be in the office Saturdays.

25 Years Ago: From the Jan. 16, 1997 Shakopee Valley News

Two new schools, expansion recommended

Task force says two bond issues totaling $34 million needed

A task force Monday night recommended that the Shakopee School District ask voter approval in two bond issues to fund two elementary schools and pay for expanding the junior and senior high schools by the year 2001.

The 21-member Facility Task Force, appointed by the School Board, met over a six-month period to study population trends and school building capacities…

By Wes Reinke

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