Remember When: January 2017

1892 Shakopee Courier

Jan. 7, 1892

Otto Derberger, ‘Bus and Liveryman, Shakopee, Minn. I will furnish for funerals in city Hearse, Hacks & Carriages at $2 each. In Country $4. Attend all trains. Apply at Conter House Stable.

Send your friends a Souvenir Spoon of the City of Shakopee, in sterling silver only. H. P. Marx.

To Rent.—The brick house in good repair, north of Mrs. Selcer’s, belonging to Miss Anna Koerner. For particulars enquire at Courier office.

Some people seem to think that the Shakopee pork factory has done Shakopee no good. This is a mistake. The factory, by paying out lots of money for pork, surely brings trade to town, and if the money is not spent here it is not the fault of the pork factory. There must be a screw loose somewhere else.

The sketch of Shakopee by Wm. Hinds of the Argus, just issued, in well written, on fine paper, good print, neat typography, and handsomely illustrated in colors with buildings and maps, with a few good likenesses of citizens, accompanied by biographical sketches. But, while it may not refer too much to the past, territorial and old settler days, it appears to have too little devoted to the present to be of much use as an advertising medium, even had it been published when expected by the Industrial Union, the spring, summer or autumn of 1890. Now however, our enterprises are located, obtained through other sources, and the sketch will better serve as a souvenir than an advertiser.

The only substantial figure in the Argus sketch of the Russ-Desk Jones company building is the Courier horse.

Choice sugarcured smoked Hams and Shoulders at the Packing House. All goods delivered free of charge in the city limits.

Jan. 14, 1892

House for Sale or Rent in the 1st ward. Chas T. Wampach.

County Attorney Coller’s yearly report shows that in 1891, 39 criminal cases were commenced of which there were 31 convictions, 3 acquittals and 5 dismissals. Total cost of prosecution $479.71, fines and costs collected $479.22. Sentenced to state prison 1, county jail 8, fined 22.

Nat Kline, the old veteran soldier, killed a big wolf on Tuesday night north of Frank Reilly’s farm, among the corn shocks. Mr. Kline was hauling straw from Chewning’s place, when the wolf came within about 20 rods of the sleigh and began playing with a pup they had, and following the pup to the sleigh, when about 15 rods of Kline’s arm shot and struck her, and after running around in the field she dropped. The bounty was paid.

NOTICE to whom it may concern: Anybody detected committing a nuisance in front of my shop in the future, will be prosecuted to the limit of the law. Hubert Wagner.

Miss Hammond’s music class with a few friends held a surprise party and musicale at S. L. Hill’s millinery rooms, Thursday evening. The singing was excellent, refreshments were served and a pleasant and social time enjoyed by all present.

Jan. 21, 1892

Prof. Raymond of Minneapolis, held a meeting at the Union school house Wednesday evening to make arrangements in regard to forming a singing class here.

In consequence of Messrs Ferguson and Dunham leaving the mill, head miller C. W. Newell has been extremely busy for the past few days. But he’s a worker.

Old Settlers, Henry Hinds has accepted an invitation to speak upon his European trip, at the meeting next Tuesday.

Jan. 28, 1892

It would be a very good idea if the parents would visit the schools occasionally. It would be an encouragement to teachers and scholars.

An invitation dance will be given on Thursday evening, Feb. 4th at Weiland’s hall, by the Young People’s Social Club. It promises to be a grand affair and well attended.

1892: Scott County Argus

Jan. 7, 1892

C. I. Case, our insurance agent, informs us that he intends to remove with his family to California.

Henry Deacon went to Jordan Monday to secure coopers for the shop here. He secured two, making a total of fifteen men now at work. The mill used 1,700 barrels last week, besides sacking a large amount for the want of barrels.

There is a general complaint in the heart of the town over the scarcity of well water. The new well at the mill, which furnishes such an abundance for the condenser, seems to seriously affect the wells along First street. Another argument for the elusive water works system.

Jacob Ries, of the bottling works, has issued an attractive little pamphlet describing the merits of his sparkling and effervescent temperance beverages. Every year Mr. Ries adopts some unique way of advertising his superior goods, and he finds that it pays.

Jan. 14, 1892

Dr. H. O. Smith is drawing the ribbons over a new trotter.

Owing to a break in the engine boilers the mill shut down for repairs. First street linen will probably next week appear as white as the proverbial driven snow.

Mr. J. Deutch, of St. Paul, has opened a Gent’s Furnishing Store in the vacant half of Mergen’s block.

The “Sketch of Shakopee” is on sale at the post office and Argus office. Mail orders must invariably be accompanied by the price of the book and postage, 56 cents, for no accounts will be opened.

GREAT BANKRUPT SALE!—A large stock of men’s and boy’s clothing, gent’s furnishings, boots and shoes, must be sold at fifty cents on the dollar as soon as possible. Come to Mergens’ building, Holmes street, Shakopee.

There is some “talk” of getting up a dramatic club to present one or two good plays on the home stage. There is no reason why this cannot be done nor doubt as to the success of the venture. Shakopee has long been a peer among surrounding village in regard to “home entertainments” and with such timber as could be gathered up in the town its success would be foregone conclusion.

Jan. 21, 1892

Storm windows have been ordered for the Union School building. They will doubtless add materially to the comfort of pupils and teacher.

Gustave Ramlow, a contractor and builder in St. Paul, was in this city on Friday last to make arrangements with Herman Schroeder for another large amount of brick to be used in the city buildings.

Every once, or twice, even, in a while a big brown box-car of the H. and D. road adorns the sidewalks on Lewis street. It would seem as though life was too short to allow much time being spent in trudging around such obstructions. A little more care in switching would remedy the nuisance.

John Gentgen is agitating a scheme for introducing here an elaborate bathroom in connection with his barbershop. His plan is to have subscribed $150, which will be payment in advance for baths at the rate of six for one dollar. The bath outfit is to cost about $200. This is a move in the right direction and should meet with the endorsement of all, for if there is any one thing that Shakopee needs more than another it is a convenient system of baths.

On Sunday evening, with the thermometer at ten degrees below zero, it was not a very cheering call that the fire-bell sent out to our volunteer firemen. Never-the-less they responded with a will, only to find a chimney in the brick-veneered dwelling at the corner of Second and Sommerville streets burning out in a modest and harmless manner. Too much cannot be said in regard to false alarms. Everybody is familiar with the story of the young sheperd boy and the wolf. In a town where each is dependant on the other in such an emergency and all feel in duty bound to help when necessary, the privelege of the fire alarm should be used most sparingly and only when actually necessary. We have been very fortunate in this respect in the past. Let us not fall into error in the future.

Mr. Walter Thompson, of St. Paul, has moved to this city, having been engaged as second miller in the mill here.

On Wednesday morning occured the death of Simon Daniel, one of the oldest settlers in Scott Co., at his home on the corner of Fourth and Holmes streets. He had been suffering with a tumor for over a year and succumbed under its effects complicated with the grip.

Jan. 28, 1892

Miss Ley has resigned her position as bookkeeper in the office of the Minnesota Stove Co.

Mr. Chas. Yost has given up his purpose of learning the mounting trade in the stove foundry.

August Sawyer an employee in the mill, while out hunting on Sunday last, met with the loss of one of his fingers through the accidental discharge of his shot gun.

1917: Shakopee Tribune

Jan. 5, 1917

For Rent—Four nice rooms nicely located, electric lighted. Inquire of S. B. Ferguson.

For Sale:—The J. A. Wilder home and property adjoining. Inquire of Mrs. C. G. Bowdish.

Hard Coal $11.00 per ton, delivered. Interior Lumber Yard.

Sidney Dierberger bought a fine young team of horses last week to be used in connection with his auto livery.

Jan. 12, 1917

A bunch of the younger social set enjoyed a hike to the bluffs and a wiener roast last Saturday evening.

9c Sale at Bookstaff’s Variety Store NOW ON!

Jan. 19, 1917

Officer Doody Drops Dead. Last night at five o’clock Chief of Police John J. Doody was seen to fall prostrate as he was entering the City Hall, and when aid reached him he was lying inside the office and against the door unconscious. A hack was summoned, and he was taken home, where he passed away at a quarter before six o’clock. Dr. Fischer, who attended him, found him suffering from an attack of true bulbar palsy, and beyond medical aid. He was 69 years of age, but the picture of robust health and strength, and he had served Shakopee many years as its chief of police, and endeared himself to everyone by his cheery disposition and faithful service. An obituary notice will be published next week. Funeral services will be conducted Sunday afternoon at 2:00 from St. Mary’s church, under direction of the C. O. F.

There is a well-defined rumor that Shakopee has won that Woman’s Reformatory, but the announcement cannot be made until the middle of next month, when the choice of the Board of Control will be made public.

The ice harvest is on and John Heller has several teams busy, filling his ice house for next summer’s use.

Jan. 26, 1917

Mr. Smith reports that a canning outfit is to be ordered for the Canning club work in the spring. The club is open to both boys and girls and it is hoped the young people will be interested in this work. The aim is to teach the methods of canning all kinds of fruits and vegetables in both glass and tin. This work has been successfully carried out in most schools of the state.

High School Notes. A large new gong was installed in the school the first of this week, the old one being too small to be heard in all parts of the building. It is used as a tardy bell and fire alarm.


Destructive Fire

A destructive fire occurred here early last Tuesday morning which consumed the entire general merchandise stock of J. S. Bredahl and the household furniture and personal effects of the proprietor who occupied the rooms above the store. The alarm was turned in at 3 a.m. Owing to the extreme cold weather, work of fighting the fire was rendered difficult, and it was seen at once that the structure and its contents were doomed. It is the belief that the fire was due to a defective electric wire. Mr. Bredahl estimates his loss on stock and personal effects at $8000 with $6500 insurance. Harry Broekhuizen who conducted a shoe repair shop in the rear of the building suffered a loss of $250 on his machinery which was covered by insurance. Mr. Broekhuizen was the first on the scene after the alarm and managed to save all shoes, which were in for repair.

Miss Elizabeth Ries, owner of the building states that her loss is $6500, with $4000 insurance. Her plans, as to rebuilding are not as yet complete. Mr. Broekhuizen will move his machinery in the Beckrich building east of the Gem theatre and will be ready for business by Monday. He requests us to state that all parties having shoes in for repair before the fire may call for same at his new quarters.

Mr. Bredahl is undecided as to his future plans.

1917: Scott County Argus

Jan. 5, 1917

The Home Economics club will meet January 18th with Miss Elizabeth Ries. Miss Agnes Peterson, superintendent of the state Bureau of Women and Children, will speak on the subject “The Community’s Duty to its Children”.

The Cadet Band was reorganized Wednesday evening under the leadership of J. H. Stans and will meet for practice twice each week. Bert Feldmann was elected president and August Lebens, treasurer.

Jan. 12, 1917

FOR SALE. I will sell for cost price all overshoes and rubbers, men’s, boys’ and children’s also women’s and misses’ and various articles. Carl Exner, Shoemaker.

Mrs. Kate Leidgen was granted a divorce Tuesday from John Leidgen, who is now serving a term in Stillwater for attacking her with a knife.

F. M. Painter and family of Elmore have moved into Mrs. James McHale’s house on First street. Mr. Painter is employed by the Omaha road at the freight depot.

Jan. 19, 1917

Moving Pictures next Wednesday, January 24th, at the Gem theatre for the benefit of St. Rose society. “The House of a Thousand Candles.” Everybody see this interesting photoplay.

The J. M. Spindler family have moved back into their old home on Fourth street.

K. T. Corty is the new superintendent of the Minnesota Stove Works which resumed work Tuesday after a brief shut down while inventory was in progress. Mr. Corty’s family arrived Tuesday from Belleville, Ill., and are stopping at the Pelham hotel.

Joe Koeper’s team broke loose from his milk sled Tuesday and indulged in a run around town with only the front runners attached to them. The sled was badly damaged, but little of the milk was spilled as the box containing the load slipped from the runners when the horses started to run and remained reposing upright in the street with milk cans intact.

FOR RENT—7 room house by March 16; 6 room house by May 1st. Both located on Fourth St. Inquire of Herman Boehmer.

Jan. 26, 1917

At a regular adjourned meeting of the city council Tuesday evening, J. B. Heller was elected chief of police to succeed the late J. J. Doody. Other candidates for the position were Geo. Huth and Peter Piske. C. A. Rose had no application before the council but received two votes on every ballot cast.

A real estate deal consummated Saturday was the purchase by R. G. Chapman of J. M. Spindler’s farm, comprising ten acres adjoining James E. Dean’s farm. The price was $4,000. A new home, practically built, and a modern chicken coop are already on the place. Mr. Chapman will complete the house at his earliest opportunity and move there to reside.

1942: Shakopee Argus-Tribune

Jan. 1, 1942

Chimney Fire. Shakopee firemen had a call to the Frank Hattenberger farm east of here Monday afternoon. A chimney fire in the farm home precipitated the alarm. No damage was reported.

Tire Rationing Plan Expected January 5. A complete rationing plan for tires and rubber products is being outlined by the Office of Price Administration and the Civilian Supply Division, OPM, and is expected to go into effect by Jan. 5. In the meantime, Donald Nelson, priorities director, has extended the new tire sale ban until Jan. 5, 1942…

Car Stolen, Recovered. The Heitzman car stolen on First street here, at 8 o’clock Saturday night, was recovered by the state highway patrol four hours later on Highway 169, between St. Peter and Mankato. Out of gasoline, the car was abandoned at the side of the highway.

Defense Plant Gets Another Government Contract for Army. Bringing the total to 65,000 an additional government contract for 25,000 grates and shakers for army stoves has been received by the Kienzle and Merrick company here, officials disclosed…


Governor Sets Date for Answer on Removal Plea

Governor Harold E. Stassen has set January 5 as the date for the return of the answer to charges, in the removal complaint filed with him against Municipal Judge Peter J. Schwartz, it was announced.

The complaint, signed by Sheriff J. P. Wermerskirchen and Arthur Busse, deputy sheriff, charges Judge Schwartz with malfeasance and nonfeasance, and alleges that he refused to sign search and seizure warrants when presented to him by the sheriff and his deputy.

Jan. 8, 1942

The American Legion Auxiliary, who made a drive for books at Christmas time, is grateful for the generous response afforded them by the public. Sixty-two books were delivered to the N. Y. A. camp and 34 were given to the Boy Scouts for their delivery.

House Nears Completion. Construction of a six-room home for Joseph L. Link of Jordan, is nearing completion on Sommerville street, between Sixth and Seventh streets. The story and a half frame structure, of modern architectural design, has four rooms downstairs and provision for two upstairs. Mr. Link, it was learned, plans to sell or rent the house.

U. S. Engineers Give Local Defense Plant O.K. for High Rating. The Kienzle and Merrick defense plant here was given a “high rating” by two government engineers who recently inspected the plant, company officials disclosed this week…

Meeting of First Aid School To Be Held Friday Evening, Jan. 9. The first meeting of the First Aid school, scheduled to be held Thursday evening, Jan. 8, has been postponed to Friday evening, Jan. 9. The meeting will be held in Shakopee high school at eight o’clock and promises to be of vital interest to all participating in the work…

Delegation of Marystown Citizens Met With the County Board Monday. A delegation of Marystown citizens appeared before the Scott county board Tuesday morning to make a request for further consideration of County Highway No. 5. The specific request was for the completion of about one and one-half miles to connect with Highway No. 14…

To Show Canoe Trip Films at Presbyterian Church. Under the sponsorship of the Presbyterian Ladies’ Aid the motion pictures of the canoe trip John Kline and Robert Miller took to Hudson Bay will be shown at the Presbyterian church here at eight o’clock tonight…


Starts New Year With Fire.—Damage $250

An early morning fire in the Kohler confectionery here on New Year’s day resulted in damages estimated at $250.

According to Conrad Kohler, owner, who was awakened by the smoke at 7 a.m., the fire was caused by a faulty chimney.

Prompt action of the Shakopee Fire department prevented what could easily have been a more devastating blaze. Wall cabinets and ceiling in a kitchen in the store, suffered greatest damage. Smoke and water damage was slight, it was said…


Shakopee’s Oldest House Threatened by Night Fire

The Manaige home, Shakopee’s oldest residence, in East Shakopee, was threatened by a chimney fire early Monday night.

Fortunately no damage resulted despite a strong wind. Firemen, summoned to the scene, checked the threat promptly.

Destruction of the house would have meant the passing of the city’s oldest landmark. The house was built by Oliver Faribault, pioneer settler, in 1844.


Aliens Must Surrender Radios, Cameras To Law

Sheriffs and municipal police officers received instructions this week regarding enemy aliens possessing radio transmitters, short-wave radio sets, and cameras.

With the instruction was the order which stipulates: “An alien enemy who shall have in his possession any radio transmitting set, short wave radio receiving set or camera shall … deliver such set or camera to the local police authorities of the community in which he resides, at the place designated by such local police authorities. In each case the police authorities shall issue a receipt to the alien, suitably describing the set or camera. Local police authorities will return and release any camera upon production of the letter of the United States attorney permitting the alien enemy to possess such cameras.”

Sheriff Wermerskirchen has set January 17 as the deadline for Scott county.

Jan. 15, 1942

Judge J. J. Moriarty To Head Battle Against Polio in Scott County. Judge J. J. Moriarty will head the Scott county battle against infantile paralysis it was announced today by Arthur D. Reynolds, state chairman of the Committee for the Celebration of the President’s Birthday…

135 Enrolled for First Aid Work. With 135 Shakopee men and women registered for the 10-week course in first aid, it has become necessary to conduct the classes four nights each week, Red Cross officials, sponsors of the course, announced this week…

Jan. 22, 1942

Shakopee Subscribes $798 in Red Cross Fund Drive. Shakopee subscribed a total of $798.89 in the recent countywide Red Cross war fund drive, Dr. W. A. Pomije, local drive chairman, disclosed this week…


County Air Raid Head Appointed

The task of organizing a Scott county air-raid warning system, under the Civilian Defense program, is now in progress, W. B. Schroeder, newly appointed chief warden of the Aircraft Warning service for the county, announced this week.

Schroeder, full-time deputy sheriff, was appointed to the civilian defense post Sunday by W. R. Poehler, St. Paul, aide to the state adjutant general, in charge of the Aircraft Warning service…


Becomes Sole Owner of Rock Spring Cafe Here

Leonard Ayd announced this week that he has become the sole owner of the Rock Spring cafe and will continue to operate the business under his personal management.

The transaction in which Mr. Ayd bought the interests of his former partner, George Kellogg, was completed late last week. Mr. Kellogg’s plans for the future were not disclosed…

Jan. 29, 1942

Shak O Hi News

Last week during assembly Mr. Metcalf announced to the students the advantages of having a paper drive, both to our school and for our country. The students wholeheartedly agreed to give their utmost cooperation in undertaking this patriotic drive.

Next Monday and Tuesday morning the students are to bring their paper to school – it is hoped that each student might bring about 100 pounds. The instructions about the kinds of paper acceptable, and the method of packing it are posted on the bulletin board.

If it hoped that we can raise enough money, through this method to purchase jackets for our outstanding basketball team. If there is a remainder it will go toward buying a new screen for our movies.

1967: Shakopee Valley News

Jan. 5, 1967

Eagle Creek Twp. Million, Quarter Dollars ‘Richer’. Eagle Creek Township Building Inspector Gene Hartaus in his annual report to the Eagle Creek Town Board stated “this is a record breaking year as the 1966 report indicates more than a quarter-million dollar gain from industrial and commercial property values, and almost a million gain in residential real estate value.”…

Jan. 12, 1967

Faulty chimney was considered the cause of the blaze at 11:45 a.m. last Sunday, January 8, at the woodworking shop of Pat O’Connor, Shakopee builder, located in the O’Connor building between Mary Louise Hair Fashions and Beek King of Pizza, that called Shakopee firemen out in the height of the weekend blizzard. Considerable damage resulted from the burned out rafters, with the pizza parlor having considerable smoke damage. Firemen were successful in preventing the spread of the blaze and were given high praise by O’Connor for their quick response and efforts. It is reported a workman was in the building at the time the blaze broke out, and notified O’Connor who resided in the apartments upstairs in the building. Considerable used lumber stored in the rear storage area of the workshop was carried out to prevent spread of the flames. Shakopee firemen were at the scene for about two hours. The O’Connor building is located at West First and Fuller.

Beer Party Proves Costly To Group of Area Minors. Shakopee police officer John DuBois and Terry McGovern broke up a beer party at the Valley Haven Mobile Park, in East Shakopee about 12:45 early last Sunday morning, January 8, with seven boys and two girls apprehended, 3 of the boys being juveniles. The six others appeared in Municipal Court before Judge Isla Lindmeyer on Tuesday of this week and were fined. All are from the Shakopee area.

City Council Affirms $32,500 Appraisal of Old Flour Mill Site. Approved was a resolution by the Common Council of the City of Shakopee affirming the commissioners’ appraisal of the old flour mill property, located on North Lewis, just behind Montgomery-Ward, the figure being $35,200.

Utilities Request For City Land Use Prompts Meeting With Council Jan. 31. Request by the Shakopee Public Utilities Commission of the Common Council of the City of Shakopee to use the north five acres of a city-owned tract at Fourth and Naumkeag, the present East Fourth Avenue ball park with possible negotiation for the adjacent Halver property, has prompted a meeting for Tuesday, January 31, to be a conference between members of the Public Utilities Commission and the City council…

Jan. 19, 1967

New Elementary School Work Progresses Despite Blustery ‘Deep Freeze’. Construction of the new Edward and Grace Sweeney Elementary School, despite the swirling snows and howling winds of the past two weeks is coming along “very well”, according to Foreman Gene Henry of Keller Construction Co. of Winona with the August of this year completion date expected to be met…

Dr. Paul Nevin Heads State Dental Group. Dr. Paul F. Nevin, dentist of Shakopee with offices at First and Sommerville, was elected president of the Minnesota Academy of Practice Administration for the year 1967.

Seminary Shop Seeks Articles For Selling. The “This and That Shop” in the former retreat house at Highway 212 between Shakopee and Chaska, is seeking clothing and other articles that can be sold.


Blizzards Hit Shakopee In ‘Double Dose’ Fury

Shakopee area got the “double whammy” with another blizzard roaring in with wind velocities generally ranging from 25 to 60 miles per hour late Monday afternoon of this week, after shoveling out the previous one on the weekend of January 6 and 7 had just been added to the pages of history.

Aftermath of the blizzard the first of this week, that resulted in area schools being called off about 1:30 p.m. Monday and snow days observed on Tuesday and classes resumed yesterday, Wednesday, was the frustrations of the intense cold faced by motorists and ice fishermen alike, with yesterday’s temperature record at 30 below in the early morning and the “wind-chill” reading of 60 below zero.

Jan. 26, 1967

Expect To Occupy New Church on Easter. The congregation of the First Presbyterian Church of Shakopee expect to worship in its new edifice, located at the end of Shakopee Avenue on Scott County Road No. 17 (Spring Lake Road), on Easter Sunday, March 26, if new pews are installed by this time…

First January Thunderstorm In 58 Years Hits! First January thunderstorm in 58 years, since 1909, hit the Twin Cities and Shakopee area Tuesday of this week and gave harried moments both to motorists and utilities line maintenance men…

Shakopee’s Royalty To Be Featured Models At Rosary Style Show Feb. 4. Shakopee’s royalty will be among the featured models at the Annual Luncheon and Style Show, sponsored by St. Mary’s Society to begin at 12:30 p.m. Saturday, February 4, in St. Mary’s Hall…

1992: Shakopee Valley News

Jan. 2, 1992

DuBois leaves force but is not retiring

John DuBois said he had “no burning desire to be a cop” when he was recruited for the Shakopee Police Department 29 years ago by Pat Thielen, who was chief at the time.

“But after I got into it, I loved it,” said DuBois. “I liked the excitement about it, the chase of the hunt, so to speak.”

DuBois, the department’s deputy chief, retires from the force today, but he’s quick to add, “I’m not really retiring. I just feel it’s time to move on to something else. I’m looking forward to being in the private sector.”…

Jan. 9, 1992

County gets museum proposal from Stans. A proposal in which a museum containing memorabilia from the life of Maurice Stans, the Shakopee native who served in two presidential administrations, would be built by Stans and maintained by a local government in exchange for space in the facility, has resurfaced at the county level after being rejected by the city two years ago…

McWilliams named Canterbury’s GM. Canterbury Downs’ Acting General Manager Terry McWilliams was promoted to general manager of the Shakopee track on Jan. 2…

Jan. 16, 1992

Downtown Committee dissolved. The Downtown Committee, a subcommittee of the Community Development Commission (CDC) established in the 1980s to investigate options for redevelopment, will be dissolved following action by the Shakopee City Council Jan. 7. The CDC recommended that the committee be merged with the CDC…

Poole new deputy chef. Police Sgt. Jerry Poole, a 16-year veteran of the department, was appointed acting deputy chief by the Shakopee City Council Jan. 7. Poole will replace John DuBois, who retired earlier this month.

Familiar name in auto business to open dealership. A well-known name in car dealerships has moved into the former Dan Routson Motors at 1206 First Ave. in Shakopee.

Paul Walser and Mark Saliterman are busy remodeling the former Routson dealership’s showroom and have already filled its parking lot with vehicles preparing for Shakopee Chevrolet & Oldsmobile’s opening Feb. 1…


Group propose fund raising for track, football field

Although members of the Shakopee School Board are encouraging a citizen-formed Athletic Facilities Committee in its effort to raise funds for a new football/track complex at the high school, they are asking for more information and time.

The committee, consisting of community members and district staff, is proposing an initial fundraising project with a goal of $400,000. According to Bob Loonan, committee co-chair, the funds would be used for site preparation, a nine- or 10-lane all-weather track and new football field.

The committee would like to seek donations from corporations, civic groups, foundations and individuals, according to Loonan, who appeared before the School Board Monday. He indicated that the committee was waiting for board approval to go ahead with the project…

Jan. 23, 1992

Super Booked. Of the 400 hotel/motel rooms in Scott and Carver counties, only 10 – count ‘em – 10 were available as of Tuesday for Super Bowl stragglers this weekend. And by the time readers see this story those 10 probably will have vanished as well…

Jan. 30, 1992

Cities join forces to promote county for new, expanding businesses

A non-profit organization dedicated to promoting Scott County as an attractive location for new and expanding businesses has recently been launched. Barry Stock, assistant administrator for the city of Shakopee, is chairman of the organization.

The group, known as the Scott County Economic Development Coalition (SCEDC), has joined the cities of Shakopee, Belle Plaine, Jordan, New Prague, Prior Lake, and Savage to spearhead economic development efforts countywide…

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