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Remember When – July 10, 2021

125 Years Ago: From the July 16, 1896 Scott County Argus

Asbestos towels are among the curiosities of the day. Every printing office should have one of these convenient articles; when soiled all that is necessary is to throw them into the fire and after a few minutes draw them out fresh and clean ready for use.

100 Years Ago: From the July 14, 1921 Shakopee Tribune

Hirscher Furniture Shop Was Scene of Fire

The fire alarm aroused the people of Shakopee yesterday morning at five o’clock and called out the fire department to fight fire which was discovered in the workshop of Hirscher’s furniture establishment and which might have proved a disastrous one had conditions not been favorable.

All the fire apparatus was called into use and after a half hour fight the flames were under control but not until the building had been well gutted and the roof burned off. An altar which was under construction and most of the other valuable contents were removed and saved. The extent of the loss on building and tools has not been determined but will not be very heavy.

The fire is believed to have started from spontaneous combustion from oiled rags and fortunately was discovered shortly after it started by Jos. Hirscher who lives close by and the alarm was turned in and a bucket brigade started to subdue the fire. Through good work of the fire department and absence of wind, adjoining buildings did not take fire and the blaze was confined to the work shop. A lot of lumber stored in the second story escaped damage.

75 Years Ago: From the July 11, 1946 Shakopee Argus-Tribune

School Board To Employ Architects

Votes Unanimously to Engage Architects to Draw Preliminary Plans

Another step toward the improvement of the public school facilities in Shakopee was taken Monday night when the board of education of Independent School District No. 1 voted unanimously to employ the architectural firm of Long and Thorshov, Minneapolis, to draw preliminary plans and specifications for the project…

50 Years Ago: From the July 14, 1971 Shakopee Valley News

Major Courthouse Shuffle Asked to Provide Room for Courtrooms

Meeting Set Friday Night…

County Commissioners were presented Monday with a proposal for another major shift of offices in the county courthouse building as a way of providing additional space for judiciary functions.

The proposal, tendered by Chief County Judge F. J. Connolly and Associate County Judge Kermit Lindmeyer, asks that all non-judiciary offices now housed on the first floor of the courthouse be moved temporarily to temporary quarters, in a place to be worked out by County Administrator Joseph Ries.

In addition, the judge’s proposal asks that the first floor is remodeled and redivided to provide for two courtrooms, two judge’s chambers, two jury rooms and other pertinent judiciary offices…

25 Years Ago: From the July 11, 1996 Shakopee Valley News

$60,000 worth of playground equipment is donated by Lions Club

Expressing a hope to turn Shakopee’s Lions Park into the park in town, representatives of the Shakopee Lions Club donated $60,000 worth of park equipment to the city last week.

By Wes Reinke

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