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Remember When – June 8, 2024

150 Years Ago: From the June 11, 1874 Shakopee Argus

During the past two weeks the farmers of this county have been marketing large quantities of wheat. Some days as much as sixteen hundred bushels have been delivered at the Elevator. During that time the price has ruled at $1.05, but to-day it is only $1.00 a bushel for No. 1.

125 Years Ago: From the June 8, 1899 Scott County Argus

Mrs. C. M. Nachtsheim is planning to move her millinery store into the Schott building, on Holmes street, about the first of next month.

125 Years Ago: From the June 9, 1899 Shakopee Tribune

The townships of Eagle Creek and Jackson are doing some very fine work with their new road grader. The town line between the above mentioned towns has been graded from the Shakopee line to the woods. There is a nice bicycle track on either side of the road. The work is a credit to its superintendents, Messrs. John O’Dowd and Dominic Majerus.

100 Years Ago: From the June 13, 1924 Shakopee Argus

Dr. A. C. Riemer, Chiropractic, will open an office in the location formerly occupied by the Southworth law firm, on June 16th. He will have an office at Chaska also, but intends to make this city his home and as soon as arrangements can be made for suitable living quarters will bring his mother here to live. Dr. Riemer is a graduate of the Midwest College of Chiropractic at Minneapolis, one of the largest schools of its kind in the northwest, and for the past three years has been connected with that school as an instructor and X-ray Laboratorian besides conducting a practice.

100 Years Ago: From the June 12, 1924 Shakopee Tribune

Otto Siems and Chas. Cassellius Lease Pavilion

The Scott County Agricultural Society leased the pavilion on the fair grounds to Otto Siems and Charles Cassellius. The lease period runs from May 29, 1924 to Dec. 31, 1924, excepting the three days during which the county fair is to be held, Aug. 28, 29 and 30…

75 Years Ago: From the June 9, 1949 Shakopee Argus-Tribune

Sound System in Ball Park

A new and modern public address system was made a part of the Shakopee baseball plant this week when engineers completed the installation of the amplifying unit, microphone and four speakers.

Purchase of the system, which cost approximately $400, was made possible through the contributions of public spirited business places and citizens of Shakopee, solicited by Jim Covington, Commercial club president, and Jack Lill, ardent baseball fan…

75 Years Ago: From the June 9, 1949 Shakopee Valley News

To Crack Down On Garbage Dumpers

In an attempt to halt the practice of dumping refuse, rubbage, and garbage along county highways, the Board of Commissioners, at their regular meeting Tuesday, directed the sheriff and county attorney to prosecute vigorously any persons apprehended of the act. Commissioner reported that in addition to being a health nuisance, rubbage has been interfering with the work of county road crews.

50 Years Ago: From the June 12, 1974 Shakopee Valley News

School Board accepts new bleacher bids

The Shakopee school board accepted bids for new bleachers and a new roof at their meeting Monday evening.

Portable, wooden bleachers, seating approximately 530 people were accepted by the board with the low bid coming from Hauenstein & Burmeister Inc. of Minneapolis. The bleachers will be in addition to the ones now on the football field at the senior high…

25 Years Ago: From the June 10, 1999 Shakopee Valley News

Expansion of theater proposed

Sale, store relocation could bring up to 22 screens to city mall

If a host of things fall into place, Shakopee’s six-screen movie theater at the city’s lone mall could have a new owner and expand to 22 screens.

Mall owner Carlson Real Estate Co. is working on a proposal that would expand the theater and give a boost to the mall, which last year lost anchor County Market and is soon expected to lose Kmart, which plans to move to Marschall Road and Vierling Drive.

Under the proposal, theater owner GTI Theaters would sell out to Marcus Theater Corp. of Milwaukee, which last year bought several Twin Cities movie theaters. In addition to the existing theater’s 21,728 square feet, Marcus is interested in purchasing an additional 19,747 square feet of retail store space occupied by JoAnn Fabrics. That additional space would allow Marcus to expand the theater from six screens to 12. In a proposed second phase, Marcus might acquire 30,000 square feet of land used for parking behind the mall, which would eventually allow the theater to expand to as many as 22 screens. The new theaters would have stadium-style seating, and existing theaters would be retrofitted with stadium seating…

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