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Remember When – July 8, 2023

125 Years Ago: From the July 14, 1898 Scott County Argus

The improvements upon Dr. H. P. Fischer’s residence, outlined in a former issue, have been completed, and the result is very pleasing. The walls of the house have been given three coats of paint, and they now closely resemble Milwaukee brick. The cornices, gables and shingles are painting in cream and ecru, and the woodwork is in black. The old west wing has been torn down, and in its stead is a neat little porch. The windows on the west side have been replaced by new two-lighted ones, another marked improvement. Taken with the beautiful lawn, the well-kept flower gardens, shade trees and hedges, the doctor has one of the most attractive homes in the city.

100 Years Ago: From the July 12, 1923 Shakopee Tribune

August T. Dell Is Acquitted

A. T. Dell, cashier of the defunct Security State Bank of Shakopee, who was charged with accepting and receiving money on deposit when the bank was insolvent, was found “Not Guilty” by a Sibley County jury, at Gaylord, Saturday, June 30.

The trial of the case was transferred from Scott County to Sibley County, under the defendant’s plea for a change of venue on the claim, that the feeling was so strong in Shakopee that a fair trial could not be obtained at a term of court here…

75 Years Ago: From the July 8, 1948 Shakopee Argus-Tribune

Dry Cleaner’s New Quarters Well Under Way

Remodeling of the building that will be the new home of the Shakopee Cleaners at the corner of Second and Lewis streets is progressing rapidly.

A large concrete block addition on the west side of the building is being erected by Cy Fischer and his crew. Interior alterations of the main building, including partitions, counters, and cabinets are being done by the S. M. Hennen contracting firm.

50 Years Ago: From the July 11, 1973 Shakopee Valley News

Pollution Control Inc. Survives July 4 Blaze; Clean-up Continues

Several tons of smoldering scrap metal littered the yard of Pollution Control Inc. after last week’s spectacular fire.

Hundreds of 55 gallon drums filled with chemicals exploded in the fire which raged for over ten hours.

PCI president Charles Robertson said the company would continue regular operations as near normal as possible after the blaze.

Robertson said a preliminary examination showed damage to the receiving dock, control room, lunch room and material handling department.

A major portion of the plant including the company’s office building, power source and operating equipment appeared to be undamaged according to Robertson.

Although fire and explosions ripped through the storage area, firemen were able to protect much of the plant itself through the long afternoon…

25 Years Ago: From the July 9, 1998 Shakopee Valley News

Building consolidation plans studied by county

Although the upfront costs may seem hefty, the Scott County Board is considering a plan to consolidate human services, and employment and job training programs into one Shakopee site.

Last month the commissioners, acting as the Public Service Committee, gave the go ahead for continued planning on the Work Force Development Center. The center would serve the Work Force Center, the Carver-Scott Educational Cooperative, and the CAP Agency…

The 62,000-square-foot office/warehouse building would be located on 4.6 acres along County Road 83 in Shakopee, just northeast of Canterbury Park…

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