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Remember When – July 17, 2021

125 Years Ago: From the July 23, 1896 Scott County Argus

Messrs. Henry Vierling and Ed Haack have made arrangements to open a barber shop in the Mergens block on Holmes street. The outfit they propose to put in is of the best, and includes revolving chairs, porcelain bath tubs, and all new furniture. They hope to be ready for business by Tuesday of next week.

100 Years Ago: From the July 21, 1921 Shakopee Tribune

Woman Wins Place on the Shakopee School Board

The annual school election for the Shakopee Independent School District, was held at the high school last Saturday evening and around an unusual amount of interest due to the fact that a woman had filed for membership on the school board. Contrary to the usual experience, a large crowd of voters turned out for the school election this year and a total of 356 ballots were cast.

The terms of Peter Ploumen and Dr. H. W. Reiter, as members of the board, had expired and both were candidates for re-election. In addition to the old members, the women had a candidate in Mrs. H. C. Schroeder who had also filed. The election proved to be a closely contested one and resulted in the election of Mrs. Schroeder to succeed Dr. Reiter and the re-election of Mr. Ploumen. The vote stood, Ploumen 220, Schroeder 199 and Reiter 187.

75 Years Ago: From the July 18, 1946 Shakopee Argus-Tribune

New Hearing on Rail Crossing Closing Is Assured Shakopee

Although no definite date has been set, H. E. Flynn, city attorney, has been assured that another hearing on the proposed closing of slow grade crossings of the Omaha railway here will be held before any further action on the matter is taken, it was learned.

The hearing is to be conducted by the Railroad and Warehouse commission, whose recent order closing the crossings to vehicular traffic evoked a resolution from the city council opposing the closing order.

50 Years Ago: From the July 21, 1971 Shakopee Valley News

Long Wait for Highway Bridge Is Indicated

Hopes for a bridge across the Minnesota River and the construction of an upgraded Highway 169 south of Shakopee within the next five or six years received a considerable jolt at the last Shakopee Council meeting.

The bad news came in the state highway department commissioner’s answer to a resolution passed by the Shakopee City Council June 8 which asked for some answers on the timetable and plans for construction of Corridor D highway plan.

The letter from Commissioner Ray Lappegard did, on the positive side, affirm that the System D concept has been approved, but the rest of his message was not received with much enthusiasm by council members.

The communication indicated that none of the work necessary to development of System D has been scheduled prior to 1976, but that it is anticipated that the major part of these improvements will be scheduled prior to 1980…

25 Years Ago: From the July 18, 1996 Shakopee Valley News

EDA is cautious on Blocks 3-4 decision

Approves negotiation of joint-powers pact with county HRA

With some commissioners openly apprehensive about the step they were taking, the Shakopee Economic Development Authority (EDA) last week unanimously moved to negotiate a joint-powers agreement with the Scott County Housing and Redevelopment Authority (HRA) for redevelopment of Blocks 3 and 4 downtown.

The HRA is considering senior housing for part of the development…

The HRA’s housing development would be combined with ground-level retail outlets, an estimated 37,000 square feet…

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