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Remember When – June 15, 2024

150 Years Ago: From the June 18, 1874 Shakopee Argus

It is reported that some scamp entered a house in East Shakopee, a few nights ago, and carried off some clothing. It is a poor thief that cannot steal money enough to buy new clothing with.

125 Years Ago: From the June 15, 1899 Scott County Argus

Martin Daugherty, late in the saloon business at New Progue, has bought a half interest in the saloon kept by Anton Ries in this city. Mr. Ries, it will be remembered, bought out Hubert Marx a month or more ago.

125 Years Ago: From the June 16, 1899 Shakopee Tribune

The Shakopee lime kilns are now running fuller than at any time during the past six years. The company are employing fourteen men and running both kilns at full capacity.

100 Years Ago: From the June 20, 1924 Shakopee Argus

The residence portion of the building occupied by John Heinen is being completely renovated and remodeled. Carpenters and plasterers have been busy for the past week removing and changing partitions until the entire lay of the upper floor has been changed.

100 Years Ago: From the June 19, 1924 Shakopee Tribune

P. G. Miller Changes Cafe into Restaurant

P. G. Miller has recently changed his cafe into a restaurant, and renovated the interior of his building on Second Street.

The room formerly used as a bar room is appropriately arranged for a dining room, containing several tables and a lunch counter. Private dining-rooms are arranged for use in the adjoining rooms.

Mr. Miller also improved the front of his place of business, giving it the appearance of a restaurant.

75 Years Ago: From the June 16, 1949 Shakopee Argus-Tribune

Purchases House for New Funeral Home in Shakopee

Purchase of the Art Gelhaye property at the corner of Fourth and Lewis streets was announced this week by C. M. Cavanaugh who will use the large residence as a funeral home.

Mr. and Mrs. Gelhaye have purchased a small duplex at Chisago City where they will make their future home.

Cavanaugh said that minor remodelling work would get under way immediately and that he planned to have the new funeral home in readiness by July 1. First floor of the structure is to be utilized as a mortuary and casket display room. His present facilities on First street are to be converted to use as a part of his furniture store.

Second floor of the home, the owner said, will be an apartment for the Cavanaugh family. They plan to move in as soon as possible.

75 Years Ago: From the June 16, 1949 Shakopee Valley News

Special School Election To Decide On Bond Issue For New Building

Voters of Shakopee will decide on the erection of a new school building this year when they go to the polls at a special election Thursday, June 30.

At that time they will vote on a bond issue of $140,000 as the additional money needed to build and equip a new high school.

A previous bond election two years ago carried by a large majority, but the $300,000 approved at that time is not sufficient for the construction of the school…

50 Years Ago: From the June 19, 1974 Shakopee Valley News

Site work has started at the Minnesota Valley Mall shopping center complex on the west edge of the city. Al Holman of Watson Centers, developers of the project, said this week that leasing arrangements are still going well. The company has building permit applications at City Hall now and work on final working plans and specifications is progressing Holman said. Actual construction could begin later this month he added.

25 Years Ago: From the June 17, 1999 Shakopee Valley News

Meeting is set on plans for facility for girls

A proposal to bring a correctional facility for juvenile females to Shakopee will be discussed at a community information meeting next week.

The meeting will be Wednesday starting at 7 p.m. in the Community Center’s multipurpose room. Members of the public will have an opportunity to review plans and ask questions about the proposal. This will be the second meeting in Shakopee in which officials from the Minnesota Department of Corrections (DOC) will explain the plan. Earlier this spring, the proposal was presented to community leaders.

The DOC is considering a joint program with Hennepin County to house up to 50 juvenile girls who have chronic legal issues including felony-level convictions. The proposal calls for a facility on 10 acres the state owns at the intersection of Sixth Avenue and Adams Street, across from the state correctional facility for adult women…

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