Remember When

Remember When – June 4, 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 10, 1897 Scott County Argus

While interest centered in the departure of the steamboat excursionists Tuesday morning, two hoboes, who were not going on the boat, stole a keg of beer from Heller’s delivery wagon and made their escape to the suburbs thinking, doubtless, to drown their grief in the foaming lager. But the iron hand of Justice fell upon them even before their spirits had begun to rise with those in the keg, and the chapter closed with the words from Justice Nachtsheim, “ten days.”

100 Years Ago: From the June 8, 1922 Shakopee Tribune

The Scherkenbach Electric Shop, this week installed a new radio machine into its place of business. It is a two stage amplifying set and has given satisfactory results in its transmission, during the few days since its installation. The agency for radio sets has been given to the Scherkenbach Electric Co. who expect to be able to place a number of these sets before long, as radio seems to become more popular each day.

75 Years Ago: From the June 5, 1947 Shakopee Argus-Tribune

Garage Business Here Under New Ownership June 1

In a transaction effective June 1, the Sales Service company formerly operated by Harold Noyes was sold to James B. Covington and in the future will be known as Jim Covington Motor Sales, the new owner announced this week.

Covington said Tuesday that personnel of the shop will remain the same and that he will be in charge of the management with Bob Ryan as assistant manager and shop foreman…

50 Years Ago: From the June 7, 1972 Shakopee Valley News

Bank Breaks Ground for Major Addition

Officers of the First National Bank of Shakopee have formally announced plans for major additions to the present bank structure.

Plans explained by Connie Schmidt, bank cashier, showed that the addition will comprise 490 square feet, nearly doubling the space in the present structure. The construction, which has already begun, will extend the building 41 feet to the north, and 20 feet into the parking lot to the east.

The additional space will enable the bank to add a new driveup window location, add three private offices and a director’s room, enlarge the lobby and add teller stations, as well as provide an additional community room measuring 40 by 60 feet…

25 Years Ago: From the June 5, 1997 Shakopee Valley News

Forklift firm is moving to Shakopee

A Savage forklift firm plans to move to the Shakopee industrial park by late July.

Quality Forklift Sales & Service recently began construction of a 27,840 square foot corporate headquarters on 2.4 acres in Valley Green Business Park…

The company buys, sells, leases and repairs forklifts.

By Wes Reinke

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