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Remember When – Oct. 28, 2023

125 Years Ago: From the Nov. 3, 1898 Scott County Argus

Owing to failing health Mrs. C. M. Nachtsheim has decided to retire from the millinery business, and she is offering her entire new stock for sale at a bargain either at wholesale or retail. The best stock of millinery goods in the city is thus thrown upon the market at greatly reduced prices. Ladies should take note of this at once, as it will be first come, first served. Bend her advertisement in this issue.

100 Years Ago: From the Nov. 1, 1923 Shakopee Tribune

Old Landmark is Razed During Week

The old building, which was originally built and used as a blacksmith shop by Nick Heger on the present Chas. Schultz property across the street from the stock fair grounds, has been torn down during the past week. The building was one of Shakopee’s old landmarks.

75 Years Ago: From the Oct. 28, 1948 Shakopee Argus-Tribune

Girl Scout Troop Will Be Organized

Plans are gradually taking shape to organize a Girl Scout troop in Shakopee under sponsorship of the PTA.

Four Shakopee ladies have volunteered their services as leaders and will go to Minneapolis in the near future to take a three-day leader’s training course. They are Mrs. Norman Kue, Mrs. Jos. Kelery, Mrs. Frank Strunk and Mrs. John A. Thole.

Each leader will have an assistant who will meet weekly with the young girls at the high school. These meetings will start as soon as the leaders have completed the training…

As far as known, three divisions will take care of the girls: the Brownies from 7 to 10, and two groups of 11 to 14 year olds.

Miss Mary Sampson has also volunteered her services and will be Mrs. Kelery’s assistant.

50 Years Ago: From the Oct. 31, 1973 Shakopee Valley News

Kawasaki begins building in Valley Industrial Park

Commissioner James R. Heitser has announced that a Japanese company has advised the state department of economic development that it has begun construction on a $1.3 million research and development center for small internal combustion engines in Shakopee this fall.

Heitser said Sergi Yamada, General Manager of the Engine Division of Kawasaki Motors Corp., U.S.A., has informed him that the plant is being constructed on a 55-acre site in the Valley Industrial Park.

The center will develop and test engines for exclusive distribution to Arctic Enterprises, Inc., a Thief River Falls snowmobile and leisure products manufacturer, as well as other Kawasaki products for the recreational field…

By Wes Reinke

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