Remember When

Remember When – June 12, 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 June 18, 1896 Scott County Argus

As if he had not already won the hearts of Shakopee excursionists, on the recent school excursion Capt. Kent of the steamer Daisy extended an invitation to the townspeople to enjoy an excursion Sunday afternoon up and down the river with his compliments. The boat had taken an excursion from St. Paul to Chaska, and while awaiting the time for return thus won the thanks of 250 people from this city.

100 Years Ago: From the June 16, 1921 Shakopee Tribune

City to Have Playground

Holmes Park to be Equipped for Recreation Place for Children.

The plans of Shakopee women for a public playgrounds for the children of the community, are nearing realization. The movement for suitable playgrounds was started in the Home Economics club several months ago and a committee, with Mrs. R. T. Schumacher as chairman, was appointed to work out the project…

The city council has granted the use of Holmes Park for the playgrounds and the ladies hope to have them open in about ten days. The playgrounds will be properly supervised and open to all children of the community…

75 Years Ago: From the June 13, 1946 Shakopee Argus-Tribune

Recommends Board Employ Architects To Draw Preliminary Plans For School

Commercial Club Committee Sees Need or New Building To Include Present Auditorium; Reports Finding Over-crowded and Sub-standard Condition

Recommending that the Board of Education immediately employ an architect to prepare preliminary plans and cost estimates for enlarging and improving the Shakopee public school, the initial report of the 20-man committee assigned to make a study of the school problem was adopted by the Shakopee Commercial club at its regular monthly meeting at the Legion club last Wednesday night.

Presented by Judge F. J. Connolly, committee chairman, the report specifically recommended the “enlarging, modernizing and improving of the public school of the present site, using the 1929 auditorium addition as a basis.”…

50 Years Ago: From the June 16, 1971 Shakopee Valley News

Man Charged with Flooding County jail

A prisoner in the Scott County jail was charged with criminal damage to property and arson by Scott County Sheriff Robert Moody last week after reportedly plugging up a toilet in a cell causing water to flood the building and starting a fire on the cell table…

25 Years Ago: From the June 13, 1996 Shakopee Valley News

Court lifts Co. Rd. 18 injunction

Work could begin in fall, but plaintiffs continue to fight

A court injunction that has delayed the reconstruction of County Road 18 for two construction seasons was lifted by District Court Judge M. Eugene Atkins last Thursday.

The court action will allow construction to proceed, according to Scott County Attorney Tom Harbinson.

The county requested that the injunction be tabled during a court hearing on May 30. The request came as a result of an interpretation by the commissioners for the Minnesota Department of Transportation (DOT) and the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency (MPCA) and legislation passed last year concerning noise mitigation and road projects. The commissioners concluded that Scott County demonstrated that it will “employ all reasonably available noise mitigation measures to … traffic-generated noise” in the project. Atkins vacated the injunction after taking the request under advisement for a week…

By Wes Reinke

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