Remember When: 1966

From the Shakopee Valley News

Jan. 6, 1966

Store Wide Clearance Sale. Many items as much as one half off or more. Discounted items and odd lots. Grab Bags 50 cents and up. Come in and browse around. Andy’s Hobby Shop. 101 South Lewis. Shakopee, Minn.

Jaycee Radio Day To Be January 29. The Shakopee Junior Chamber of Commerce will meet Thursday, January 6, at 8 p.m. in the Community room, First National Bank of Shakopee, to finalize plans for their annual Jaycee Radio Day, which will be held on Saturday, January 29, on KSMM…

Free Figure Skating Lessons. Shakopee area girls, age 10 to 15 years, interested in learning a few of the basic fundamentals of figure skating, are invited by the Shakopee Recreation board to come to the Huber Park skating rink this Saturday afternoon, January 8, at 3 p.m. when Mr. and Mrs. Dick Vraa will be present to instruct the group. Both of these people are outstanding instructors. Both are Gold Medalists. Mrs. Vraa is a past member of the United States Olympic team…


Chamber Sponsors Event To Benefit Rodeo Arena

One of the first feature attractions and community-wide events to be held in the new gymnasium of the Shakopee Public high school on Tenth Avenue will be the Shakopee Chamber of Commerce presentation of the Minneapolis Choralaires at 7 p.m. in concert on Sunday, January 16.

The proceeds from the event are to be used by the Shakopee Chamber of Commerce for the improvements of the rodeo area in Huber park, according to Dr. W. Adair Muralt, Chamber executive secretary…

Jan. 13, 1966

Raze Fire Ruins. Razing of the fire ruins at the New St. Paul House, Second and Fuller, was under way on Monday of this week.


City Five-Man Council Organizes; Names New Planning Commission

Organization of the City of Shakopee’s new five-man Common council was effected in short order Tuesday night of this week, at the first regular meeting of the new body with the session completed in less than two hours, yet several other items of business were conducted.

The new five-man council was sworn in at the December 28 adjourned meeting. The new council, in accordance with recent voter approved charter changes and with aldermen elected in the special December 6 City election, took office effective January 1, 1966.

In accordance with Ordinance No. 238, which had its second reading and was passed at the regular November meeting, the new council named the new members of the Shakopee Planning Commission, now reduced to five members from the former nine as provided in the ordinance…


Open House Tuesday At Minnesota Natural Gas Company Division Office

Minnesota Natural Gas Company will hold a grand opening for their new Suburban Division headquarters next Tuesday, January 18…

Minnesota Natural moved into its new building at Second and Lewis Street last month. Prior to this time and since 1948 the company’s office was located at 140 Holmes street…

Construction started for the new Suburban Division headquarters last summer and was completed late last year. The building and premises are owned and leased to Minnesota Natural by Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Topic, Jr.

General contractors for the 7,500 square foot structure were Link Brothers Construction Company of Shakopee.

The new headquarters building includes a Home Service auditorium and kitchen facilities, a business and merchandise display area, a drafting and records room, as well as office facilities for divisional personnel…


‘Battle Of Ages’ At Huber Park This Saturday Night

One of the highlights of Shakopee’s Winter Holiday will be a broomball bout between the youthful members of the Shakopee Junior Chamber of Commerce and the “old men” of the Shakopee Chamber of Commerce.

The colorful and “anything-can-happen” sports spectacle will be under way at 7:30 this Saturday, January 15, at the Huber park hockey rink.

The Chamber of Commerce will be featuring such “speed merchants” as Bill Wermerskirchen, Rudy Gmitro, Dr. W. Adair Muralt, Bob Jasper, and many others…


Shakopee School Included In Data Processing Facility

Included in the allocation of about $225,000 for education projects in Minnesota as announced last Thursday by the federal Office of Education were funds for the establishment of a joint suburban “co-ordinated data processing service and facility” that is to include activity at the Shakopee Public high school.

The federal grant given Edina high school which proposed the plan of the first stage of a state education information system to co-ordinate computer services among 38 school districts which comprise the membership of the Education Research Development Council and includes the Shakopee School district.

Superintendent John Feda of the Shakopee Public schools announced this week that the plans will include the locating of a remote panel at the Shakopee school. The plans are being instituted to make available to the schools the use of computer services further the activity of the school administration itself as well as making the field of data processing familiar to students.


Shared Time Classes Begin Next Monday

Next Monday, January 17, shared time classes in three areas will get under way at the Shakopee Public school with students from parochial schools participating in accordance with the proposed plan under federal grants authorized by the Elementary and Secondary Education Act, as adopted by the Shakopee School District No. 720…

Beginning next Monday will be shared time classes in home economics, industrial arts and science for a total of 106 eighth grade pupils from the parochial schools in Shakopee.

Jan. 20, 1966

Puppet Show For Shakopee Pupils Next Monday

The National Puppet Theatre will bring their spectacular new production of “The Pirates of Penzance” to the Shakopee Elementary and Junior High School at Fifth and Holmes, the presentation to be at 9 a.m. on next Monday, January 24.

There is a huge cast of puppets who are to present the full production in the style of this famous and favorite company…


Engineering Firm Ownership Change

Valley Engineering Co., Inc. announced this week that William Schmokel of Prior Lake has purchased the major interest of the firm.

T. Flatebo will remain with the company as an associate member, but plans on basing his future operation out of his office in Wayzata.

Schmokel said that as of February 1, Valley Engineering Co., Inc., located at 124 South Sommerville in Shakopee would have a main office to be located in Prior Lake.

Jan. 27, 1966

Members of the Shakopee Mrs. Jaycees were at the Shakopee Public Elementary school last week, to present principal Virgil Mears literature of the Warwick Method of detection, sponsored by the Minnesota chapter of National Cystic Fibrosis Research Foundation.

The Shakopee Mrs. Jaycees are undertaking this co-operative activity with the foundation as the initial project of its type in the state…


Cement Firm Blaze $100,000 Loss, Five Runs This Week For Firemen

Fire at Valley Inc., cement block and ready-mix concrete firm, five miles south of Shakopee and a half-mile west of the Highway 169-41 intersection, last Thursday evening, January 20, resulted in an estimated $100,000 loss which include a cement block making machine, valued at $50,000.

No injuries were reported in the blaze that destroyed the cement block plant, along with several ready-mix trucks, including a fork-lift, and other items of equipment…

Feb. 3, 1966

Name Rick Luis Sports Director For Yale Radio. Rick Luis, son of Mr. and Mrs. Carlos Luis, 225 East Fifth, has been named sports director of radio station WYBC at Yale University, New Haven, Connecticut…

Anthony Berens Named Shakopee Outstanding Man Of The Year. Anthony “Bud” Berens of Berens’ Fairway of Shakopee was named the Outstanding Young Man Of The Year Tuesday evening of this week, when he received the Distinguished Service Award at the Third Annual Greater Shakopee Jaycees Award Banquet at the new Shakopee high school…


Operating In Former Ford Agency Location

Now operating in the building, the former Shakopee Ford location at Spencer and West First is an auto service firm.

Offering services as an auto body shop and specializing in auto clean-up and polishing, the firm is being operated by “Hank” Cups of Minneapolis.


43-Year-Old Firm In New Location

Mertz-Horeish, Inc., of Shakopee have moved to their new quarters in the former Minnesota Natural Gas Co. building at 140 South Holmes, which has been remodeled to accommodate the insurance and real estate firm.

Richard Mertz pointed out that the company has been in business in Shakopee since 1923, and in the 43 years of operation has always been within 200 feet of the original office.

It was announced that the company will be better able to serve this growing community with the expanded staff and facilities. The former Mertz-Horeish building at 112 South Holmes, is being reconditioned and will be offered for rent or sale, Mertz stated.


New Firm Will Be Located On South Sommerville

New firm locating in Shakopee at 217 South Sommerville, opposite the Northwestern Bell Telephone facility, is Precision Machine & Design, Inc…

The firm is to conduct a general machine shop, specializing in tools, jigs and fixtures and machine and tool design…


Mr. and Mrs. Ernest Bosselman purchased the Shakopee Coast-to-Coast hardware store recently from Ivar Hanson…

Bosselman stated that extensive changes would be made at the Shakopee Coast-to-Coast store, and that prices would be roughly in line with other Coast-to-Coast outlets, throughout the Midwest. A Grand Opening will be held at a date to-be announced, he added.

Feb. 10, 1966

Council Acts To Condemn Flour Mill Property On Lewis Street. Adopted at the regular meeting of the Common Council of the City of Shakopee Tuesday night was Resolution 92 providing for condemnation of the old flour mill property, located just to the east of the Utilities power house on the east side of Lewis and north of East First…


Will Operate New Laundromat Facility

Eugene O’Keefe of Shakopee, will operate the new laundromat being erected on West First adjacent to Sears Roebuck by John L. Ries, Shakopee plumbing and heating contractor.

It is expected the new facility will be completed about March 1 with a Grand Opening date to be announced in the near future.

Feb. 17, 1966

Public Invited To Open House At ‘Stockade’

The Shakopee community was invited this week by the leaders and members of Shakopee Boy Scout Troop No. 218 to attend an Open House from 2 to 4 p.m. this Sunday, at the new Troop Stockade, located on the Marystown Road just south of West Sixth Avenue.

Purpose of the event is to show visitors what has been done with the remodeling that began last summer when the troop took over use of a cattle barn as a meeting place…


Now taking shape is the new Shakopee Presbyterian Church edifice being erected at the east end of Shakopee Avenue and County Highway 17 (Spring Lake Road).

The $153,700 structure for which ground was broken on Sunday, November 7, of last year, is expected to be completed for occupancy by July of this year…


Plan Radio Party

Next activity of the Shakopee Golden Age club will be a “Radio Party” at the Shakopee American Legion clubrooms Monday afternoon, February 28, from 1 to 4 p.m.

During most of this time the group will provide a live audience for the afternoon programs of Shakopee Radio Station KSMM…

Feb. 24, 1966

Mobil Officials Fly To Visit Earl Dressen. Mobil Oil Company officials flew to New York in their own private jet liner to the Metropolitan Airport and motored in the airport limousine to visit and congratulate Earl Dressen, Mobil bulk agent, on a successful operation of his Shakopee Mobil bulk plant.


Specialists To Conduct Fire Inspection March 8

Specialists in fire prevention, representing Capital Stock insurance companies, will be in Shakopee Tuesday, March 8, to conduct a city inspection, particularly business firms and public buildings, it was announced this week.

The specialists are all members of the Fire Prevention Association. They are donating their services to Shakopee at the request of the civic organizations, the Shakopee Junior Chamber of Commerce which is co-operating with the Shakopee Volunteer Fire Department, to observe Fire Prevention Week in this community.


Chimney Fire Brings Unscheduled School Holiday On Tuesday

An unscheduled holiday was given Shakopee Public high school students Tuesday of this week due to lack of heat after a fire alarm was given at about 1:12 a.m.

Shakopee Policemen Richard Kaley and Roger Dedeker on patrol noticed the excessive flames shooting out of the chimney at the high school building. Firemen were summoned and found a malfunction with the combination gas and oil furnace, as oil was being used due to the zero weather. This caused a soot build-up in the chimney, which had two cracks on the inside but not serious.

It was not determined definitely if an explosion had occurred…


Sheriff’s Maps Now Pinpoint Law Breaking

Now meeting the eye as one enters the office of the Scott County Sheriff are two large wall maps of Scott county mounted on the east wall of the lobby that have pins of several colors.

Purpose is to pin-point on one of the maps the location types of damage and injuries in Scott county, as well as deaths resulting from traffic infractions in the county.

The other map, through use of the several colors of pins, shows the location of the types of criminal activity in Scott county according to seven classifications…

March 3, 1966

Will Form AFS Student Chapter For Shakopee

At a Meeting held Tuesday evening of this week, March 1, it was decided by those present to form a chapter of the American Field Service Program in Shakopee, Wallace Bishop, Shakopee Public high school counselor announced.

The chapter association will be submitted to the Minneapolis office for approval immediately, and it is hoped that approval will be given in time for an A.F.S. student to come to Shakopee for the 1966-67 school year…


Mayor Proclaims Shakopee Girl Scout Week Mar. 6-12

Mayor Ray Siebenaler of Shakopee has proclaimed March 6 to March 12 as Girl Scout Week in Shakopee in conjunction with the national observance of Girl Scout week, with the Shakopee observance to be highlighted this Sunday, March 6, when all Girl Scouts and adults in Girl Scouting are to attend churches of their choice in a body.

Following the ceremony of the Mayor, proclaiming this special week for Shakopee Girl Scouts, he was presented a promissory note by Mrs. R. F. Bawden that indicated a wide variety of services that the 300 Girl Scouts of Shakopee have promised to provide throughout the community this year…

March 10, 1966

Cartoonist To Appear At Public School April 1. Victor Onstad, chalk-talker and cartoonist, will present a program in the Shakopee Public School gymnasium, Fifth and Holmes, at 1:30 p.m. Friday, April 1, under the auspices of the elementary and junior high schools…

Cheerleading Event Next Monday Eve. Eighty-one girls will present a brief public cheerleading demonstration at 7:30 p.m. next Monday evening, March 14, at the Shakopee Public School auditorium, Fifth and Lewis…

March 17, 1966

New Band Uniforms Get School Board Approval. Approval of accepting bids on band uniforms for the Shakopee Public High School band was given Monday night of this week at the regular meeting of the District No. 720 Board of Education…It was determined that some 80 uniforms would be required, with the cost estimated at approximately $80 per uniform. It was also stated that the present uniforms, purchased in 1953 and somewhat depleted, would be used to meet the needs of the Junior band.

Offer Instrumental Music Lessons To Grade Pupils. Beginning instrumental music lessons are now available for all pupils in grades five through eight, with these offered free of charge and given at the public elementary school to all pupils in the public and parochial schools of Shakopee…


Traveling Auto Abandoned During Speed Chase Sun.

A wild chase for 14 blocks on Shakopee streets with the stolen auto abandoned at Fifth and Spencer, while yet traveling 40 miles per hour, as the culprit escaped on foot was reported this week by Shakopee Patrolman John DuBois.

The 1965 Plymouth Fury was taken from the front row on the lot of Brambilla Motors on West First and was spotted by Patrolman DuBois at 8:02 p.m. last Sunday as it made a screeching turn at the corner at Scott and Tenth…

March 24, 1966

Scott Sheriff’s Office Now New Link In State-wide Communications. With installation this month of a teletypewriter machine, the Scott County Sheriff’s office is now a link in a state-wide teletypewriter communications system, as authorized by the last session of the state legislature…


Archery Group To Be Organized

All bowhunters and archery enthusiasts are invited to attend a meeting at 6 p.m. next Monday evening, March 28, in the Community Room, First National Bank of Shakopee, with the purpose to organize a Shakopee club.

Also the forming of this group will make possible the building of a field range for practice, the staging of tournaments and other activities…


Raceway Park Opens April 3, To Expand For Drag, Road Racing

In announcing that the largest remodeling and rebuilding program ever planned is to be underway with the first project to be completed by opening race date of Sunday, April 3, was the announcement this week by Darwin Hentz, owner of Raceway Park on Highway 101, between Shakopee and Savage, who also announced Tune Up Day is to be on Saturday, April 2, with the third-mile oval opened for practice and the afternoon’s activities free to the public.

Hentz added that he expected a 75 car field in the April 3 opener with the largest purse ever offered locally for a single class and largest offered for an opening day race, this is expected to reach $2,000.

Expansion under way at Raceway Park includes a new 3,500 foot drag strip as well as the enlarging of the present oval to a huge three-eighths mile and an unusual one mile road course. Also added will be covered chair seats…

March 31, 1966

Hauer’s Drive-In NOW OPEN daily & Sunday from 11 a.m. For quick and courteous service, right to your car, just drive in. Whether it’s a snack or a dinner, you’re always the winner, with delicious food at thrifty prices.

New Shakopee Rubberizing Plant 4th Largest Of Its Kind In Nation. The American Rubberizing Company, which moved to Shakopee in February of this year, is the fourth largest company of its kind in the United States…


Jaycees To Stage Safe Driving Auto Road-E-O

The Shakopee Jaycees announced this week the staging of a Safe-Driving Auto Road-E-O for Shakopee, with Shakopee Ford as co-sponsor and to supply autos used in staging the event.

Dates for the driving competition has been set for Saturday, May 14, with place yet to be determined by the committee in charge, Jerome Ince, Jaycee chairman, announced this week…

The competition is held in two categories, a written test and then a safe-driving test. Date for the written test is Monday, May 2, with place yet to be announced…

April 7, 1966

To Direct Shakopee Harmonettes Group. Mrs. John Hobday, former member of Robert Mantzke’s Choraliers and a teacher of elementary music in the St. Paul schools, has accepted the position as directoress of the new Shakopee women’s singing group, recently named the Harmonettes…

Mantoux Clinics For 2,200 Area Pupils. Approximately 2,200 pupils in this area will have the opportunity to earn a TB Control certificate for their schools, if they and their teachers give their whole-hearted support to the tuberculin testing surveys scheduled soon for schools…

Twins A & W Drive-In. East 1st Ave. Shakopee, Minn. Open Sunday Thru Thursday, 11 a.m. – 11:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday 11 a.m. – 12:30 a.m.


‘This Atomic World’ AEC Program Presented at Shakopee Hi Assembly

A demonstration lecture, sponsored by the Atomic Energy Commission, on atomic energy and its uses was presented at Shakopee Public High School on Tenth Avenue Monday of last week, March 28.

The program, “This Atomic World,” is designed to acquaint students with the basic principles of nuclear energy, its sources and role in industry, agriculture and medicine.

April 14, 1966

Scouts To Stage Home ‘Accidents’ Tomorrow Evening. Friday night shoppers in Shakopee will become on the scene witnesses in an assortment of “accidents,” when members of Boy Scout Troop No. 218 stage Home Safety demonstrations in several Shakopee business places tomorrow evening, April 15…

Name Kenneth Hanel Police Sergeant. Conferring with Mayor Siebenaler’s appointment at the regular meeting Tuesday night was the Common Council of the City of Shakopee naming Shakopee Police Patrolman Kenneth Hanel to the new position of Police Sergeant…This is the first time a Police Sergeant has been designated for the City of Shakopee.

City Negotiates On Property Buy. A proposal of sale of the real property of the City of Shakopee, the old flour mill, located just to the east of the utilities power house and behind Montgomery Ward on Lewis Street, for $38,000 by Kopp & Associates was presented to the Common Council of the City of Shakopee Tuesday night of this week, with aldermen approving a motion of extending a counter proposal of $32,000…


Sign-Up Now For Safe Driving Auto Road-E-O

Entry forms are now available for the Shakopee Jaycees’ Safe Driving Auto Road-E-O, to include written tests to be given on Monday, May 2, and the entrants driving a skill course on Saturday, May 7.

The Common Council of the City of Shakopee at its regular meeting Tuesday night of this week approved the closing of Tenth Avenue, between Holmes and Spencer, for the May 7 activity. Plans are to use the parking lot of Shakopee Public High School for the skill driving course. If weather is inclement, the course is to be laid out on Tenth Avenue…

Purpose of the Road-E-O is to encourage safe driving and to give recognition to the skillful driver. Winner of the Shakopee Road-E-O will have the opportunity to compete in the State contest. Plaques, to be awarded in the Shakopee competition, are being given by Shakopee Ford, First National Bank of Shakopee and The Shakopee Valley News…

April 21, 1966

Archers To Work On Field Range Sunday. The Shakopee Archery Club will work on its field range project in Eagle Creek township near Dean’s Lake, east of Shakopee this Sunday, April 25, Lee Martinson, president, announced…


Seek Electric Scoreboard for HS:
Shakopee Lions To Offer Light Bulbs In Drive

The Shakopee Lions Club will conduct an all-out drive beginning Saturday, May 7, and continuing through Saturday, May 14, to furnish electric light bulbs to residents of the Shakopee community, according to an announcement by Lions’ President John Roepke…

Proceeds from the light bulb sale this year will be used to purchase an electric scoreboard for the high school athletic field…

April 28, 1966

Council Gets Petition On Fluoridation. A petition for fluoridation of city water was presented the Common Council of the City of Shakopee at an adjourned session Tuesday night of this week by Mrs. Charles Ten Eyck of Shakopee, with aldermen referring this proposal to the committee of the whole for study and recommendation…


City Approves $1,500 For Mill Restoration

An appropriation of $1,500 was approved by the Common Council of the City of Shakopee at an adjourned session Tuesday night of this week to aid in the Scott County Historical Society in its proposed project of restoring the grist mill in Memorial Park at the east edge of the city…

City Attorney Julius Coller reported that R. M. Weiler of Shakopee, was heading a committee of the society which plans to restore the grist mill and establish a museum. He added that the projected cost of the restoration would be $3,100 and it is planned to erase the funds by subscription…

May 5, 1966

Shakopee Trackmen Make History As They Host First Meet On New Oval. Shakopee High trackmen were host to a quadrangular meet last Friday, April 29, first competition on the newly completed track at the school on Tenth Avenue, but even more, the first high school track meet ever held in Shakopee…


Two Maus Brothers New Super-Valu Co-Owners

Opening for business under new ownership next Monday will be the former Cooper’s Super Valu supermarket on West First, it was announced by the new co-owners this week. It is now to be known as Maus’ Super Valu.

Purchasing the grocery business from Jake Cooper of Chaska are brothers, David and Kenneth Maus of Monticello…


Seniorama At High School May 15

More than 350 citizens from Scott county and nearby suburban communities are expected to attend Seniorama in Shakopee on Sunday, May 15, to be held at the Shakopee Senior High School on Tenth Avenue.

The event will be from 2 to 4:30 p.m. in the lunchroom with all Scott County Senior Citizens, 60 years of age and older, invited. There is no admission charge. Those attending do not have to be members of the Golden Age Club.

Co-sponsored by the Shakopee Golden Age Club and Rotary Club of Shakopee, the event is being held for the first time in the outstanding new Shakopee Senior High School. Registration (no charge, or course) will continue at the lunchroom at 1:30 p.m…


Lions Light Bulb Sale Begins Saturday

This Saturday, May 7, will kick-off the canvass of residents of Shakopee by members of the Shakopee Lions club offering light bulbs in the organization’s Annual Light Bulb Sale.

Headed by Willard Paul, the activity will continue through Saturday, May 14, in the drive to gain proceeds to be used for the purchase of an electric scoreboard for the Shakopee Public High School athletic field…


Public Invited To Student Event

The ninth grade home economics class at Shakopee Public High School will present a fashion show at 3 p.m. next Wednesday, May 11, in the lunchroom of the Senior High School on Tenth Avenue.

Students will participate by modeling garments that they constructed in classes under the direction of Miss Sandra McNellis, home economics instructor…

May 12, 1966

Future Water Needs Projects Under Way. To afford better fire protection for the City of Shakopee and meet needs resulting from future expansion the Shakopee Public Utilities Commission now has underway the project of providing a $109,700, two-million-gallon water reservoir on a site adjacent to St. Mark’s Cemetery…


First Field Shoot For Archers Monday

The Shakopee Archers will have their first field shoot beginning at 7 p.m. next Monday, May 16, at their new field range near Dean’s Lake.

All archers, bowhunters and interested spectators are invited.

The range is not entirely completed, but eight or nine targets of the proposed 14 target course are to be used. The range is one half mile south of Dean’s Lake in Eagle Creek township…

May 19, 1966

SHS Chemistry Class Visits Rahr Laboratory. Fifty-five members of the Shakopee senior High School chemistry class were given an opportunity to observe an industrial laboratory in operation when they toured the Quality Control laboratory at Rahr Malting Co. on May 10 and May 11…


Restoring Old Grist Mill To Bring History Closer To Future Generations

Restoration started last week on the third oldest building in Scott County, which when completed will bring Minnesota Valley history closer to future generations of Shakopee area residents.

The old grist mill, situated at the N.Y.A. Camp, east edge of Shakopee just off Highway 101, is being renovated under the auspices of the Scott County Historical Society, largely due to the efforts of R. M. Weiler, a Shakopee resident greatly interested in the history of his community…


New Owners Of Shakopee Floral

Mrs. Clara Chalupsky of Carver, and Mrs. Doris Dunlap of Shakopee, are new owners and operators of Shakopee Floral, now to be known as The Shakopee Floral Company, it has been announced.

The Shakopee floral business was purchased from Jerry Hansen, who had been in the floral business in Shakopee since last July.

May 26, 1966

Bearded Look Prediction For City Merchants

No doubt noticed about Shakopee in the near future will be a “new look.”

That is the report of Norm Erickson, chairman of the Shakopee Pow-Wow Days, who says the ball is rolling to have Shakopee Businessmen wearing beards, mustaches, either or both, to join in as walking advertisements of the big celebration to be staged on August 19, 20 and 21…


9-Hole Golf Course Plans Now Underway

The Shakopee Golf Club met Monday evening of this week, May 23, to incorporate. Articles of Incorporation were drawn up and are being filed, members report.

Plans are presently underway to develop a nine-hole public golf course on the unused municipally owned 75 to 80 acre tract lying east of the present Memorial Park. Memorial Park itself, and the Old Pond Grist Mill (presently undergoing restoration) are not included in the proposed site…

June 2, 1966

Parade Sat. Eve

Highlight event of the Third District American Legion convention to be held in Shakopee this weekend, tomorrow, (Friday), and Saturday, June 3 and 4, will be the Twilight Grand parade.

This event will begin at 7:30 p.m. this Saturday, June 4, with assembly at Maus’ Super-Valu on West First, and the procession proceeding east to the Shakopee Post No. 2 American Legion clubrooms on East First at the edge of the city. The annual convention hall is to follow in the Shakopee American Legion hall and clubrooms.


Restoration of the Shakopee Grist Mill, third oldest building in Scott County, is now under way under the supervision of John Weckman, veteran stone mason, of Shakopee…

It was hoped by members of the Scott County Historical Society to find the original millstones and mill wheel, but it has been discovered that these relics were hauled away some seven or eight years ago by Minneapolis junk dealers.

At present, a search is on for replacements, possibly from another old, abandoned mill.


Hap Mankowski Completes Ford Institute Course

George “Hap” Mankowski of Shakopee Ford, has just completed a course in retail selling conducted by Ford’s Marketing Institute in Detroit.

The course is one of a number offered by Ford Marketing Institute to benefit Ford and Lincoln-Mercury customers by emphasizing after-purchase service and better customer relations.

June 9, 1966

No AFS Exchange Student This Year. Wallace Bishop, chairman of the Shakopee Chapter of the American Field Service program, announced this week that he had been informed this week by A.F.S. headquarters in New York, New York, that the program has already placed all the foreign exchange students for the coming school year, and that no others will be available…

Harmonettes Grow, Welcome Joining of More Singers. Women living in the Shakopee area, who like to sing, are cordially invited to join the Harmonettes which meet each Tuesday evening at 8 o’clock in the Choral Room of the new Shakopee Public High School on Tenth Avenue…

Chilean Congressmen At Rotary Ask Shakopee To Be Sister-City. Officials of the City of Shakopee have authorized the Shakopee Rotary Club to carry out plans for Shakopee to have a sister-city – Rio Negro in the province of Orsono in Chile…

Seek To Re-establish New St. Paul House at Millpond Club’s Site. That consideration was being given the purchase of the Millpond Trout Club at the east edge of Shakopee, and this facility to be expanded and operated as the new St. Paul House of Shakopee, was presented to the City council Tuesday night of this week, convened to act as the Board of Equalization…


Lite-A-Bike Clinic Saturday

Scotch-lite tape will be applied and safety checks will be given bicycles as a community service project, the Lite-A-Bike clinic, to aid all children reporting between 9 a.m. and 2:30 p.m. this Saturday, June 11, at the parking lot of the First National Bank of Shakopee.

The activity is sponsored, as in past years, by the Shakopee Post No. 4046, Veterans of Foreign Wars, assisted by the Shakopee Junior Chamber of Commerce, will be the scotch-taping and safety check only…

June 16, 1966

Council Orders Report On Proposed Off-Street Parking Plan For City. Adoption of a resolution directing that the petition be validated to now become legally active and that a report be prepared on the program of providing off-street parking in the City of Shakopee’s central business district by assessment was the unanimous action taken by the Common Council of the City of Shakopee at its regular meeting Tuesday evening…

Proposed Sandlot Park Denied. Unanimously rejected by the Common Council of the City of Shakopee at its regular meeting Tuesday night of this week was the petition for a proposed sandlot park at the corner of Tenth Avenue and Main, with Ordinance No. 253, providing for the sale of this particular parcel in the Southview addition to Shakopee Finance Company for $1,820.20 having its first reading…

Opens Office. Dr. John J. Hobday has announced the opening of a chiropractic office in the Nevin Building at 300 East First Avenue in Shakopee…

50 Years Of Voluntary Service Tribute To Shakopee Leader. On Monday evening of this week, June 13, Mrs. Mayme Schroeder of Shakopee, retired after 50 consecutive years of voluntary service to the American Red Cross…

June 23, 1966

Popular Turtle Derby Tomorrow. The Shakopee Playground Turtle Races, the first main series of playground special events, will be held tomorrow (Friday) morning, June 24, starting at Stans Park (formerly Water Tower)…

Condemnation Hearing On Old Flour Mill Set. A hearing will be held at 10 a.m. on Saturday, July 16, in the city council chambers, called by the commissioners, named by the City of Shakopee to make an appraisal of the property, lots six, seven, eight, nine and 10, in block three, the City of Shakopee, the old flour mill building behind Montgomery-Ward, just to the east of Shakopee Utilities office and pumping house on Lewis Street…

Dan Topel has purchased the A & W Root Beer Drive-in in Shakopee from Kenneth Santelman, and took over the operation of the business on Monday, June 6…Among future plans for the drive-in he lists upgrading of the menu as foremost.


Turn Up ‘06 Phone Directory, Only 4 Theis Listings!

Turned up this week is the directory of the Shakopee Telephone Company of 60 years ago, dated October 1906, listing 180 local subscribers and another 131 south of Shakopee…

Believe it or not, only one Theis is listed the name of Martin Theis, among the local subscribers, while the south of Shakopee listing has just three, Vall, Carl and Hy. (There are 28 Theis’ in the present directory—just count them!)…

June 30, 1966

Seek Funds To Replace Century Old St. Mary’s. To make it possible to erect a new church in Shakopee of really considerable dimensions, in order to replace the present century-old structure, as well as to meet the greatly increased cost of maintaining a Parochial School, St. Mary’s Parish is presently making a concerted effort to organize a system of Sunday contributions based upon the actual needs of the Parish…


Set Minnesota River Bridge Meeting July 7

Mayor Ray Siebenaler, at the adjourned meeting of the Common Council of the City of Shakopee, Tuesday night of this week, presented the request of Scott County Commissioner Harold Huss for a meeting with area officials on the location of the proposed bridge to span the Minnesota River…

To be considered is the proposition of presenting a proposal to the Minnesota State Highway Department on the possibility of locating the presently planned bridge to span from Rahr Malting to the 169-212 wye, in plans for future highway construction, to the south and to the east edge of Shakopee near the present city dump…


RR Engineers Taking Surveys On Track Relocation

That engineers of the Milwaukee Railroad were in Shakopee this week taking surveys to gain cost estimates on the relocation of the Milwaukee and Chicago North Western tracks using a common rail down Second Avenue that includes removal of the Milwaukee tracks, was revealed at the adjourned meeting of the Common Council of the City of Shakopee Tuesday night of this week…

It was reported the Milwaukee engineers are presently surveying the east portion of the proposed relocation. The over-all area involved is from Atwood Street on the west to a point approximately 700 feet east of County Road No. 17 on the east.

July 7, 1966

Silhouette Artist At Big V Store. Silhouette artist Patti Pate will be in the Big V Store, Shakopee Shops Shopping Center tomorrow (Friday), and Saturday, July 8 and 9, from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. both days, performing duties as an artist for the benefit of everyone in the community…

Shakopee High Teacher In Business Study. Mrs. Shirley Grossman, distributive education co-ordinator of Shakopee Public High School, is participating in a University of Minnesota project providing on-the-job training and experience in sales and marketing firms…

Twenty-four Shakopee area boys and girls entered their pet turtles in the 1966 Shakopee Recreation Board Turtle Derby held on Friday morning, June 24, at Stans Park, with approximately 300 spectators on hand to view the hilarious race, Recreation Director George Muenchow reported…


Neighborhood Youth Corp Begins Project

Nine 16-21 year old boys will be employed on a Neighborhood Youth Corps project, sponsored by the State Conservation Department in co-operation with the Scott-Carver Economic Council, Inc…

This work will be accomplished under the direction of Donald Aschenbrener, Senior Public High School Teacher from Shakopee. Aschenbrener will also spend time counseling the boys, including conservation education, tool care and maintenance, work habits and safety…


Break-In At Jean’s Juvenile On Holmes

A break-in at Jean’s Juvenile, 111 North Holmes, owned and operated by Emma Dawson, believed to have occurred sometime between 9 p.m. last Friday and 6 a.m. Saturday, July 2, was reported to Shakopee police, with $100 in cash and several items reported as missing, including a camera and clothing.

Mrs. Dawson, who also resides at this address, reported that she was sleeping at the time of the incident. It is surmised that entry was gained by forcing a rear door. Shakopee police are investigating.

July 14, 1966

Set Bike Safety Meeting. A meeting has been set by the Progress Valley Business and Professional Women’s Club to further the administration of the recently passed bicycle ordinance of the City of Shakopee which this group sponsored, as well as to further safety to preserve and protect Shakopee youth from possible accidents.


C of C Meets On Bridge Span, One-Way Traffic Plan

The Shakopee Chamber of Commerce retail division met at 7 a.m. Tuesday of this week at the Dugout Cafe to consider the proposal of relocation of the proposed Highway 169 Bridge span for the Minnesota River, along with handling traffic through the city, and set another meeting for 7 a.m. next Tuesday, July 19.

The chamber member present went on record as supporting the proposal of changing the proposed Highway 169 bridge location from near the Rahr Malting plant to the site east of Shakopee near the present city dump.

This group also discussed the traffic pattern for the new Highway 169, including the proposal of making First Avenue one-way to the end and the proposed Levee Drive (Bluff Street) one-way to the west, as well as the proposal of using one of these thoroughfares for truck traffic alone. These are to be further discussed at the breakfast meeting next Tuesday morning.

July 21, 1966

To Conduct Survey In County On Fallout. All residences in Scott County are to be included in a survey the Census Bureau began yesterday (Wednesday), July 20, to determine the fallout protection the home provides for the family…

C. Of C. Acts On Bridge Proposal. At the second breakfast meeting held by the retail division to consider the project, the Shakopee Chamber of Commerce Tuesday morning of this week passed a resolution backing the proposal for the City of Shakopee to seek the relocation of the proposed Highway 169 bridge from near Rahr Malting plant to the site east off Shakopee near the present city dump…

July 28, 1966

Firm’s Open House To Be Tomorrow. American Rubberizing Co., one of Shakopee’s newest industrial firms, announced this week an Open House to be from 1 to 5 p.m. tomorrow (Friday), July 29, at the new headquarters, 1301 West Third Avenue, just to the rear end of Rahr Malting on West First…

County Office To Move To East First Building. Planned is the move of the Scott County Welfare Department and the Public Health Nurse offices to the building, formerly occupied by Shakopee Furniture, on East First at the northwest corner of Lewis, now being renovated by Joe Topic…

School Board Meets With Architects. Future school requirements of Shakopee Public School District No. 720 were discussed at a meeting Monday night of this week with representatives of the school district’s architectural firm, Armstrong, Schlichting, Torseth and Skold of Minneapolis…


$8,000 Fire Damage To Abeln Residence

Fire damage of approximately $8,000 resulted at the residence of Herman, Ben and Helen Abeln at the west edge of Shakopee on West Sixth at 12:50 p.m. last Sunday, July 24, when the blaze broke out in the back dining room and kitchen area.

The fire, believed to have resulted from faulty wiring, was discovered by Miss Abeln, a partial invalid, who was assisted from the home by her brother, Ben. The other brother, Herman, was not at home at the time.

Completely charred were the walls and ceilings of the kitchen and dining room. Shakopee firemen were at the scene for more than an hour…


St. Francis, Keeping Pace, To Expand

Plans for a $700,000 surgical wing, one of two future projects in an expansion program, at St. Francis Hospital were revealed Tuesday night of this week at the Common Council of the City of Shakopee with the institution having made application for a building permit…

The new addition is to be to the north of the present facility with the ambulance service to face Fourth Street instead of Scott. Also included in the new addition will be additional office facilities and larger ambulance and storage accommodations…

Aug. 4, 1966

Band Rehearsals. All students, enrolled for music lessons in grades five through eight, are to meet for band rehearsals on Tuesdays and Thursdays at 9 a.m. in the Junior High Elementary Building, Fifth and Holmes. Lessons are to be scheduled at this time, Walter Heinzen, band director, announced this week.

Pow Wow Parade Grand Marshal. Governor Karl Rolvaag will be grand marshal of the Shakopee Pow-Wow Days Parade, it was confirmed yesterday by the appointment secretary to the governor…

Now nearing completion is this building just to the east of the Stage Coach, just off Highway 101, east of Shakopee, being erected to conform with the appearance of the other buildings in the Stage Coach area. To occupy the facilities is a new modern sporting goods store, featuring a modern gun shop. It is to be operated by Great Northern Trading Post which has a similar store in Anoka. Owners announce that a complete line of the latest in sporting goods is to be offered. Osborne Klavestad, owner and operator of The Stage Coach, said that he will continue to offer his antique guns at the Trading Post, and that he considered the new enterprise an asset to sportsmen of this area.


Softball Exhibition Sat.

Softball enthusiasts will have an opportunity to view an outstanding Men’s Fast Pitch Exhibition Softball game this Saturday evening, August 6, at 8 p.m. at Shakopee’s Huber Park featuring Loesch’s Bar of Hastings, Minnesota State Champions for the past two years.

Opposition will be presented by Vic’s Bar of Shakopee plus a group of Shakopee All-Stars…

Aug. 11, 1966

Readying Gridiron. Now being installed at the new gridiron at the Shakopee High School on Tenth Avenue are new lights to be ready for the coming 1966-67 season. At the meeting of the Shakopee Public School District No. 720 Board of Education Monday night of this week, it was reported that the bleachers used at Riverside Park are to be moved to the new gridiron. The board also accepted a $900 gift from the Shakopee Lion’s Club for a new scoreboard, to cost $1,440, with the district paying the difference. A sign is to be erected giving appropriate recognition to the club.

Firm To Locate On South Holmes. To be located in the former Mertz-Horeish real estate building at 112 South Holmes, beginning next Monday, August 15, is Pat Smith Services of Shakopee, an employment agency that also has branch offices in Excelsior and Wayzata.


Set September 22 For School Bond Issue Vote

Thursday, September 22, was set as the date for a bond election on a proposal for funds for a new Shakopee Elementary School to be erected in the Southwest sector of Shakopee, at the regular meeting Monday night of this week of the Shakopee Public School District No. 720 Board of Education…

Tentative plans include a 35,000 square foot structure accommodating 12 classrooms, two for kindergarten and other special rooms. The school site is presently owned by the district, being acquired in a joint purchase of Shakopee Reformatory farm land with the City of Shakopee and Scott County several months ago. It is located just east of the Marystown Road near Tenth Avenue and newly erected Shakopee Public Utilities Commission water standpipe…

Aug. 18, 1966

Oldest City Firm To Quit Business. Now closing out the entire stock, beginning at 9 a.m. tomorrow (Friday), August 19, is the M. J. Berens Department Store at First and Holmes, with this marking the final event of the more than 100 years of operation for Shakopee’s oldest mercantile establishment, a third generation business…

Finds Looted Safe Of Shakopee Dentist. Found Monday of this week at Osseo, just north of the Twin Cities, was the 800-pound safe, taken from the office building of Dr. Paul F. Nevin, Shakopee dentist, at Sommerville and First…


Name Will Be On Proposed School

The proposed new elementary school for the southwest sector of the city to be presented in the $690,000 bond issue on Thursday, September 22, is to be known as the Grace E. Sweeney School, honoring one of Shakopee’s veteran educators, a member of the Shakopee High faculty for 25 years and high school principal for 11 years.

This official recognition came Monday night of this week when the District No. 720 Board of Education by resolution approved the name for the proposed new elementary school…

Aug. 25, 1966

Groundbreaking services are to be conducted this Sunday, August 28, following the 9:30 a.m. Worship service of Christ Lutheran Church of Shakopee at the site at Tenth Avenue and Adams Street (Marystown Road) in the Notermann addition. Construction on the $134,000 edifice, the cost estimate including two off-street parking lots, is to begin next week with completion expected within six months. The new church is to face Jefferson Street, with a canopy from the parking lot to the entrance…

Shakopee Will Be Host To 18 Foreign College Students. The Shakopee community will be host to 18 foreign college students who are to arrive this Saturday, August 27, and be guests of 18 Shakopee families overnight in a community sponsored program in which the Progress Valley Business and Professional Women’s Club, the Shakopee Rotary Club and Shakopee School faculty members are co-operating…

Now Edward and Grace Sweeney Elementary School. Following a visit of a delegation of some 15 interested citizens which met with the Shakopee Public School District No. 720 Board of Education at its special meeting Monday night of this week to seek that the name of the late Edward Sweeney be added to that of his wife, Grace E. on the proposed new elementary school for the southwest sector of the city, the board unanimously approved the resolution that the school be named “Edward and Grace Sweeney Elementary School.”…

First World Honor…First club in the world to receive the Paul Harris Award, instituted in 1964-65 by Rotary International to honor the organization’s founder, was the Shakopee Rotary Club…The award was given to the Shakopee Rotary for outstanding work on the club’s Leprosarium project, introduced to the club by Dr. B. F. Pearson and Dr. F. H. Buck of Shakopee, after they returned from a trip to Africa and presented the vital need for assistance…


2 Firms Announce Opening Events

…Mary Louise Hair Fashions will have its formal opening today (Thursday), Friday and Saturday, August 25, 26 and 27, in the newly remodeled O’Connor building at the corner of West First and Fuller…

Owners, Doris Dunlap, Clara Chalupsky and Shirley Drazan, announce the Open House at the Shakopee Floral Co., 109 South Lewis, to be held tomorrow (Friday) and Saturday, August 26 and 27, with Friday hours until 9 p.m.…

Sept. 1, 1966

Organize Citizens’ Committee To Further Proposed School. With some 40 turning out for the first meeting in the Shakopee Public High School library Monday night of this week, the Citizens’ Committee to serve in furthering acceptance of the proposed $690,000 bond issue for the new Edward and Grace Sweeney Elementary School proposed for the southwest sector of the city, was organized, and those present were given details regarding the construction and financing by the school administrators and the school’s architect…

Going up last weekend was the steel scaffolding for the new Super-America auto service center to be located on East First just to the south and west of the City of Shakopee sewage disposal plant. The residence, the former William Hauer property was removed to make way for this construction. Another service station is slated for construction at the northwest corner of Fillmore and East First to be erected by Clark Oil & Refining Company and be locally operated, with the firm granted a conditional use building permit Tuesday night of this week by the Common Council with a 20-year restriction on the use of this site for this purpose.

Sept. 8, 1966

Plan New Firm. A new firm, incorporated on August 30, named T J Electric Co., Inc. for the repair, sale and service of electric equipment, appliances and fixtures, is to be located at 238 Lewis Street. Incorporators are Theodore Knutson, RR 2, Prior Lake, Marian Knutson, RR 2, Prior Lake, and John Knittle of Minneapolis. Legal notice of the articles of incorporation appear in this issue.

Underway last week was the excavation for the construction in the expansion program of St. Francis Hospital of Shakopee. First work on the project was at the front entrance with a wing to extend to the south of Fifth Street for an expanded office wing. Also planned in over-all expansion is a surgical wing to the north at the corner of Scott and Fourth…Unique feature of the expansion program will be the setting of the new surgical wing on pillars so that the area underneath may be used for emergency entrance and garage and storage areas.


Remodeling At Eastman Drug

Now undergoing extensive interior remodeling is Eastman’s Drug in the Shakopee Shops Shopping Center on East First.

Plans include the installation of a new Bridgeman soda foundation and food service area to be further to the rear of the present fountain and counter on the west side of the firm. At the rear on this side will be a new Hallmark greeting card center. The complete interior is to be redecorated.

Eastman Drug was originally located on the north side of East First, between Holmes and Lewis for two and a half years, and then moved into the Shakopee Shops Center when it was opened four years ago in November.

Sept. 15, 1966

Opens Tomorrow. The Shakopee House Theatre Restaurant, Inc., announced this week that it will open for business in the former Millpond Trout Club location at the east edge of Shakopee tomorrow (Friday), September 16. Opening has been set for 11:30 a.m. tomorrow with all in the area invited to visit and inspect the newly located firm.

Buys Barber Shop. Jerry Aronson, 931 South Main, has purchased the former Norm’s Barber Shop at 116 South Lewis from Norm Erickson and invites Shakopee area residents to walk in or call for appointments. Erickson and his family have moved to Mankato, where he is now associated with the Minnesota Natural Gas Company. Aronson announces the firm will now be known as Jerry’s Barber Shop.

Named To Phone Company Post

Mrs. Janet Schmidt has been named group chief operator for Northwestern Bell in Shakopee, succeeding Mrs. Bernadette Gerlach, who has resigned…

As a group chief operator, she will assist Chief Operator Irene Litterick in administrating matters having to do with the 65 operators who handle information and long distance calls for the Shakopee area.

Sept. 22, 1966

Municipal Swimming Pool Plan Given Further Consideration. Following reports from the respective interested agencies and further discussion on the cost and financing of the project, it was directed that City officials invite representatives of swimming pool construction firms to a meeting in the near future to ascertain if a municipal pool for the proposed $130,000 is feasible…

Sept. 29, 1966

Early Morning Fire Yesterday At Occo Feed. Shakopee volunteer firemen, after having no alarms for more than two weeks, were called out at 11:45 a.m. yesterday (Wednesday), September 28, when the office was burned out and extensive damage resulted to the interior of the warehouse at the Occo Feed building, just to the rear of the Jackson Station restaurant at the intersection of Highway 169 and 41 in Jackson township, four miles south of Shakopee…


Bonfire Restored To Shakopee Homecoming Fest

Added highlight this year to the Shakopee Public High School homecoming festivities will be the traditional bonfire, now being restored after some five years absence…

The bonfire is to be at the new Senior High School on Tenth Avenue toward the west end of the school grounds adjacent to the Water Tower skating rink.


‘Gas-O-Rama’ This Saturday

Shakopee Junior Chamber of Commerce is sponsoring a “Gas-O-Rama” from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. this Saturday, October 1, at Koehnen’s Standard Service at the Shakopee Shops Shopping Center on East First.

A dual event, it will also feature a car wash with Jaycees manning the washing equipment as well as the gasoline pumps…


Approve $690,000 Elementary School By Near 3 To 1 Margin

Shakopee School District No. 720 will have its new Edward and Grace Sweeney Elementary School on a site just east of the Marystown Road near Tenth Avenue in the southwest sector of the city…

The new school was assured last Thursday, September 22, when citizens of District No. 720 went to the polls to approve a $690,000 bond issue for the construction and equipping this new elementary school with the favorable balloting being just 15 votes shy of a three to one margin…

Oct. 6, 1966

Join ‘Operation Attic’

Shakopee Boy Scout Troop No. 218, now in the midst of beginning collection of items to establish a permanent historical museum at their stockade on the former State Reformatory For Women farm property on Marystown Road, just south of West Sixth Avenue, are asking for an assist.

They ask Shakopee area residents to join “Operation Attic.” This is the search for Scouting items typical of the 1920’s era. Shakopee Scouts are interested in getting uniforms, equipment, handbooks or any other items that would depict Scouting Days in the 1920 period.


Jr. High Stage To Hold Electronic Wonders Today

The stage at Shakopee Junior High School, Fifth and Holmes, will be covered with electronic gear that is both strange and wonderful.

Shakopee Junior High students are to see Howard Noble with his Adair production of “The World Of The Electron” at 2:25 p.m. today (Thursday), October 6.

Oct. 13, 1966

Construction Activity on East First

Construction activity is now in evidence in two locations on East First Street in Shakopee, with new facilities to be erected as older homes are being razed and another moved to a new location.

Razed this week at the northwest corner of East First and Fillmore was a two-story brick multiple dwelling, the former Dean property, while the frame home adjacent to the west has been moved from the East First site to property of Al Born on Tenth Avenue. The frame home was originally built by John Klein, Shakopee contractor…

Clearing of this corner is under way to provide the site for the new service station being erected by Clark Oil & Refining Company…

To the west on East First on the south side of the street, another building project is under way at the site adjacent to the offices of Dr. Paul Nevin, just east of the Sommerville intersection.

Here the former Mingo house has been razed, with Dr. Ivy B. Heinz planning a medical office building at this location, to include upstairs apartments.


Vandalism At Shakopee High

Vandalism at the new Senior High Athletic Field on Tenth Avenue was reported this week by school officials.

Apparently sometime during the past weekend the glass color covers on the new automatic scoreboard at the gridiron were broken by culprits throwing stones and mud…

Oct. 20, 1966

Sports Boosters To Fete Younger Football Players

The Shakopee Sports Boosters at their regular meeting Monday evening of this week formulated plans for entertaining boys, participating in the Recreation board and Public School football programs in grades five, six, seven and eight.

This party will be Tuesday evening, November 1, beginning with a fifth and sixth grade inter-squad game at 6:30 p.m. At 7:30 p.m., all are to go to the Shakopee Public Elementary School lunchroom where hot dogs and pop are to be served.

The boys are to be introduced by their coaches. High School football Coach Dale Vaughan will then give a short talk…

Oct. 27, 1966

First Student Council For St. Mary’s School. Faculty and students at St. Mary’s School in Shakopee have organized a Student Council…


First Shakopee Jaycee To Hold State Office

Appointed State Secretary of the Minnesota Jaycees is the recognition given Thomas A. Philipp, Shakopee mortician…

He brings to the Shakopee organization a “first” in having one of the members serve as a state officer…


New Type Pool At Faribault Spurs City’s Interest

New impetus was given the proposed project of a municipal swimming pool for Shakopee at the adjourned meeting of the Common Council Tuesday night of this week, when Recreation Director George Muenchow reported on a new type of pool in operation at Faribault and requested city officials to give this consideration…

Muenchow pointed out that a Faribault engineer, after five bond issues had been defeated in his community, planned and installed the pool as a private venture. It is a beach-type pool, assimilating a natural lake, with a sand bottom. At poolside is a silo-type structure that provides the filtering and aeration…

Nov. 3, 1966

When you think real estate or insurance kindly think SUBURBAN Realty & Insurance. 10th and Apgar. An older 3 br. 1 ½ story home in good condition, large kitchen and living room, 1 br. down and 2 up. 90’ x 139’ corner lot with all assessments paid. Only $12,900.

Record High of 2,052 Attend Halloween Fest. A record high of 2,052 boys and girls and teenagers participated in the several Community Halloween parties scheduled in Shakopee Monday of this week, October 31…

Nov. 10, 1966

Eddie O. Peterson, 1037 East First in Shakopee, went out in his backyard Wednesday afternoon of last week about 2:30 and heard the rustling of paper. This prompted a call to the Shakopee Police department and the Public Utilities crew. For when this Shakopee resident looked up in his backyard tree, he saw some bright orange colored paper, what looked like a deflated rubber balloon and a white, plastic box entwined in the limbs of the tree. Peterson held the ladder as Sergeant Kenneth Hanel, with the aid of an extremely long-handled trimmer attempted to cut the objects down by trimming the branches. In the meantime, the Utilities crew arrived on the scene and contributed a long-handled trimmed that finished the job. The object, it turned out to be another weather balloon with the bright orange paper-like parachute and the signal transmitting unit, the “Radiosonde,” attached. Sergeant Hanel took the “find” to the post office to turn it in, as is directed on the unit that if found, to return to the U. S. Government.

Grade Christmas Program Dec. 22. The Shakopee Public Elementary School’s annual Christmas Program will be held at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, December 22 in the Elementary Public school auditorium, Fifth and Holmes…


Plan New Phone Co. Garage

Revealed at the regular meeting of the Common Council of the City of Shakopee held Tuesday evening of this week is that construction of a facility at the corner of Second and Dakota by Beim Construction Co., 2828 Harriet Avenue, Minneapolis, to be leased by the Bell Telephone Company for a garage and equipment storage.

The location is just to the rear of the Shakopee Shops Shopping Center on East First, with the building to face Dakota Street…

Nov. 17, 1966

4-Day Grand Opening Event Of New Superamerica Begins Today. Superamerica, a new name in gasoline marketing in the Shakopee area, will make its debut today, (Thursday), November 17, with a four day grand opening of its service station at 1155 East First…

To Let New Elementary School Construction Bids December 15. Progress on the initiating construction of the new Edward and Grace Sweeney Elementary School, for which voters approved a $690,000 bond issue on September 22, was on schedule with members of the District No. 720 Shakopee Public School board of education at its regular meeting Monday night approving a resolution unanimously that final plans of the architect with minor revisions be accepted, and that construction bids are to be let at 4 p.m. Thursday, December 15, in the Shakopee High School lunchroom on Tenth Avenue…

3 Shakopee Residents Honored At Minnesota Natural Gas Dinner. Shakopee residents Howard Luhmann, Richard Steele and Donald Beckrich were three of the 39 Minnesota Natural Gas Company employees honored at the annual Award Dinner of the company, held last Wednesday evening, November 16, at the Hazeltine National Golf Club near Chaska…

Demonstration For Mrs. Jaycees. A floral demonstration by Shakopee Floral will be the feature of the regular membership meeting of the Shakopee Mrs. Jaycees to be held at 8 p.m. next Monday, November 21, in the home of Cathy Berens…

Nov. 24, 1966

Dave Robarge On HS Gridder Team Of The Week. A power-packed lineup of 31 high school gridders, featuring Shakopee High Junior Halfback Dave Robarge, son of Mr. and Mrs. Kenneth Robarge, RR 1 Shakopee, made up the WCCO Radio All-State Football Team of The Week named last Thursday night, November 17…

Traps ‘Possum. Lyle Smith, son of Mrs. Robert Smith, caught an opossum in one of his traps on the Julian Schmidt farm near O’Dowd’s Lake, just south of Shakopee…


Shakopee Area Highways In State Board’s Scenic Plan

The Minnesota Scenic Area Board has recommended that the Commissioner of Highways establish 737 miles of Scenic Highways in the state.

Highways recommended by the board include 190 miles of Interstate highway and 547 miles of trunk highways, including two designations in Scott county.

The Scott county designations are Trunk Highway 101, segments between Shakopee and junction with Trunk Highway 13 and Trunk Highway 169, Shakopee to south county line.

Dec. 1, 1966

Nearing completion is construction of the new Christ Lutheran church of Shakopee at the site at Tenth Avenue and Adams Street (Marystown Road) in the Notermann addition. The $134,000 edifice, cost estimate including the two off-street parking lots, was under way last August and is expected to be completed around April 1…

Yule Decorations went up this week in the Shakopee downtown area, with the Shakopee Utilities Commission crew on the job. New touches added this year by the Chamber of Commerce decorations, according to Executive Secretary Dr. W. Adair Muralt, will be a “Happy Holiday” decoration near Rahr Malting on West First and a large poinsettia center-piece for the overhead garland at the approach to the city from East First. Again the decorative Noel sign will be at the Holmes street bridge approach to the city…

Skating Rinks To Open Dec. 17. Shakopee skating rinks, weather permitting, are scheduled to open Saturday, December 17, with shelter buildings again being available to the public at Stans, Holmes, and Huber Parks…

Dec. 8, 1966

To Get DeMolay Award On Sunday. The “Representing DeMolay” award from DeMolay International is to be conferred on David Rockwell, son of Mr. and Mrs. Duane Rockwell of Shakopee, the presentation to be at 7:30 p.m. this Sunday, December 11, at the King Solomon’s AF & AM Lodge hall on West First, above Burshek Hardware…

New Firms’ Grand Opening Dec. 9-10. Opening of Bill Clark’s Music and Studio is announced to have a Grand Opening event tomorrow (Friday) and this Saturday, December 9 and 10, in the location of the former shoe repair shop, adjacent to Ruehle Jewelry & Gifts, 104 East First…

New Book On Wagon Trains Includes Historical Facts Of Shakopee Area. A book of documents on the northern overland wagon trains from Minnesota to Montana in the 1860s has just been published by the Minnesota Historical Society. It is entitled “Ho! for the Gold Fields,” and includes historical facts of the Shakopee area. It is now available at the Minnesota Historical Society or the leading book stores…

Named to First WCCO Cage Team Of Week. Senior center, Bob Lebens of the Shakopee High Indians Basketball team was one of 17 outstanding cage stars from all parts of Minnesota selected Wednesday night of last week, November 30, to the first WCCO Radio All-State Basketball Team Of The Week for the 1966-67 season…


Two Chosen To Attend Model United Nations

The Shakopee Public High School Seniors have been chosen to represent their school community at the Model United Nations Assembly at Winnipeg, Canada, on March 31 and April 1 of next year.

They are Miss Ann Marie Johnson, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Ronald Johnson and David Rockwell, son of Mr. and Mrs. Duane Rockwell…

Dec. 15, 1966

New Band Uniforms On Display At Christmas Concert Dec. 20. To be displayed for the first time will be the new Shakopee Public High School band uniforms, purchased by the District No. 720 board of education last summer, when the band, dressed in the new apparel, joins the Shakopee High Girl’s chorus to present the Senior High School Christmas concert, a no admission event with the public invited, at 8 p.m. next Tuesday, December 20, at the Senior High gymnasium on Tenth Avenue…

Named To Head Chamber Of Commerce. Ron Brambilla of Brambilla Motors of Shakopee was elected to head the Shakopee Chamber of Commerce at a meeting of the director held Monday noon of this week, December 12, at the Shakopee House, East edge of Shakopee. He succeeds Robert Jasper, Shakopee building contractor…

Form Room Mothers, will Assist Grade. Formation of a Room Mothers’ organization was announced this week by co-chairmen, Mrs. Theodore Miles and Mrs. Carlos Luis of the Shakopee Parent-Teachers Association, sponsoring organization. The newly organized Room Mothers are to carry out activities in conjunction with the Shakopee Public Elementary school…

Dec. 22, 1966

Scouts ‘Winteree’ At Stockade Dec. 28-29

Next Wednesday and Thursday, December 28 and 29, the Shakopee Boy Scout Troop No. 218 will hold its 14th Annual “Winteree” event.

This is an overnight series of contests that are to be conducted at the troop’s Stockade at West Sixth Avenue and Marystown Road…

Dec. 29, 1966

Eagle Creek Farm 100 Years In Schmitt Family. This week the Leo C. Schmitt family is marking the fact that the farm in Eagle Creek township has been in the family name for the past century…

Jaycees Again To Pickup Yule Trees Sunday, Jan. 8. The Shakopee Jaycees will again make the rounds in Shakopee to pick up discarded Christmas trees on Sunday, January 8, from 1:30 to 5 p.m.…


Barn, Pigs Lost In Fire At Stemmer Farm

A barn and attached hog house, along with 10 feeder pigs and some 250 bales of hay, were lost in a blaze about 8:15 p.m. last Friday, December 23, at the George Stemmer farm, RR 1 Shakopee, at the corner of Scott County Roads 17 and 76 in Eagle Creek township.

Also lost in the fire, which took the 40 by 40 foot structure, a two story barn with an attached 20 by 40 foot hog house, leaving only the foundation and smoldering ruins, was a small tractor and miscellaneous tools…


Brambilla, Inc. Buys Adjacent Corner; Pioneer Firm To Quit

Purchase of the adjacent downtown business property at the northwest corner of First and Holmes by Brambilla Motors, Inc. of Shakopee was announced Tuesday of this week.

Ron Brambilla stated that the corporation had bought the buildings and sites at the corner, with the exception of the present location of Winnie’s Dress Shop, to include the present location of Shakopee Realty, Philipp Furniture and the former Cities Service station, owned by H. G. Murfin of Excelsior, the later premises now not in use.

Brambilla further stated that the property was acquired for future expansion or development by the corporation.

George A. Philipp, owner of the Philipp Furniture and Funeral Service announced Tuesday of this week that the furniture operation would be discontinued as of February 15, effective date of the purchase of this property. He and his son, Thomas A., plan to continue the operation of the Philipp Funeral Home, Fourth and Fuller…

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