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Remember When – Oct. 7, 2023

125 Years Ago: From the Oct. 13, 1898 Scott County Argus

The best bit of news of the week comes to us just as we go to press. Flaherty & Lies will erect a big two-story business block upon the site of their store, the work to be begun at once. The firm has rented the Condon store, next to Segelbaum’s, and will commence moving to their temporary quarters the first of next week.

100 Years Ago: From the Oct. 11, 1923 Shakopee Tribune

Rademacher and Kirkeby New Business Partnership

Peter Rademacher and Victor Kirkeby, two well known young men of this city, have formed a partnership in the plumbing, heating and sheet metal business, which the former recently purchased from M. L. Neubeiser. The new firm will continue to do business at the old stand in the Henry Mergens building on First street.

Both young men are able and reliable workmen and are deserving of the support and patronage of the community. The new firm will be welcomed into the business circles of the city.

75 Years Ago: From the Oct. 7, 1948 Shakopee Argus-Tribune

Drop Plans for Electric Power Plant

Terminating for the present at least, the consideration of a municipally owned electric power generating plant, the city council Thursday night entered into a new energy contract with Northern States Power company.

The new contract, abrogating the one in force for the past seven years, is to run for 10 years from date of signature and according to authorities will effect a substantial annual saving in the cost of energy purchased by the city.

Although a lower rate clause goes into operation under the new agreement, the contract imposes a higher demand charge, provides for adjustment to meet increased costs of fuel used in generating electricity and calls for a 5% penalty for late payment of monthly bills. Previously a discount was allowed for prompt payment.

50 Years Ago: From the Oct. 10, 1973 Shakopee Valley News

School Board will try to purchase county land

Negotiations for the sale of 20 acres of land owned by Scott County to the Shakopee School Board continued this week.

The school intends to build a school on the land, located south of Tenth St. near Co. Rd. 17, if bond issues are successfully passed. Formal plans for a new school first hinge on the district’s purchase of the county land, which is likely to go before local voters around the end of November…

Proceeds from the land sale have already been earmarked for use in construction of the new county courthouse.

25 Years Ago: From the Oct. 8, 1998 Shakopee Valley News

Justice Center to open for court on Oct. 19

Court will be in session in the new Scott County Justice Center on Oct. 19 as the new $12.2 million facility is opened for daily activity…

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