Remember When

Remember When – June 18, 2022

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 24, 1897 Scott County Argus

Henry C. Koerner’s residence is undergoing extensive alterations under the hands of Schneider & Schneider. The entire building is being raised to two stories in heighth and an addition will be made on the north side.

100 Years Ago: From the June 22, 1922 Shakopee Tribune

Dale L. Halver arrived in our city Monday and will practice as a Veterinarian. Dr. Halver recently graduated with a degree in Veterinary Medicine at the Iowa State College, Ames, Ia. The field seems to be open here for a good Veterinarian and Dr. Halver should fit in very nicely.

75 Years Ago: From the June 19, 1947 Shakopee Argus-Tribune

School Plans Progressing

Detailed plans for Shakopee’s proposed new school, funds for which were voted last February, are progressing satisfactorily, it was learned this week.

The architects, Lang and Thorshow, are developing the projected school, room by room, in close co-operation with the state department of education and local school authorities.

Although still far from complete, the working details are so well advanced that the Board of Education is now considering the possibility of dating a test bid on the project some time in the late fall or early winter, authorities said…

50 Years Ago: From the June 21, 1972 Shakopee Valley News

$250,000 HUD Grant Awarded for Historic Restoration

Following Intricate Maneuvers…

A long-awaited grant from the Department of Housing and Urban Development was awarded Thursday afternoon, to help develop a historic restoration in Shakopee according to an announcement from the office of Second District Congressman Ancher Nelsen.

The grant of $250,000 followed a labyrinthine series of moves between the city, the county and the Scott County historical society involving deeds and leases on the property and buildings in order to satisfy HUD requirements.

Margaret MacFarlane, director of the restoration project has worked on the application over the past two years. She said the amount of paperwork and technicalities and last minute difficulties involved “has turned my eyebrows white.”…

25 Years Ago: From the June 19, 1997 Shakopee Valley News

Former clinic proposed for new public library

County officials cool to idea

Though the Shakopee Public Library isn’t slated for improvements until at least 2005, city officials, along with Scott County Library Director Janet Williams and Shakopee Librarian Barb Hegfors, toured the former Park Nicollet Clinic as a potential library building.

The City Council is looking at the 8,120-square-foot building, located on about three acres of land at 10th Avenue and Marschall Road, to replace the city’s 6,000-square-foot library.

Councilor Jane DuBois brought the location to the attention of the City Council and asked that it consider the building soon because there are other buyers interested in the building. DuBois said the county is looking at the building for use by the CAP agency. Any negotiations the city makes would be … on the Scott County Library Board, which runs the county libraries along with the cities, would have to agree with a change in facilities…

By Wes Reinke

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