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1892 Shakopee Courier

May 5, 1892

Mike Berens’ brick building on First street is being rapidly completed.

An attempt was made last week to lay the second street side track but under protest from some parties here, work was stopped until the matter could be satisfactorily adjusted—that is, the Omaha railway company didn’t want to be mixed up in our Shakopee fusses.

Mrs. Henschel who lately bought out Miss Emma Busse, is an old-time resident of Shakopee, this in fact being her native place, her father and mother Mr. and Mrs. Fred. Juergens removing from here some 24 years ago, and now live in Hutchinson. Frank Juergens, Esq. of Jordan is Mrs. Henschel’s uncle.

Found on Spring Lake road near Marshall’s hill some weeks ago, a buffalo robe. Owner can obtain same by proving property and paying for this notice. Call at Courier office.

ICE. Attention! Having built and stocked a large Ice House, I am now prepared to deliver ice to any part of the city during the coming season. Wm. J. Kauth.

May 12, 1892

Shakopee Pork House is still getting lots of hogs, all they can handle per day.

Johnny Buchanan rode his bicycle to Bloomington bridge and back in an hour and a half last Sunday.

Mr. Beggs is at present finishing up the inside of the new house lately built for Mrs. Thomas in Eagle Creek.

Shakopee flour mill will shut down the middle of next week for a month to increase capacity, enlarge boilers, etc.

Clem Afolter is digging a cellar on his west lot, next to his residence, with the intention of building a residence thereon this summer.

Quite a robbery occurred Monday night at Entrup and Philipp’s stable in the 1st ward, from which was stolen a valuable saddle and a bridle, harness etc.

Mayor Weiland went to Mankato on Monday and took part in a shooting tournament returning last evening. There were about thirty good shots from Iowa, and different parts of Minnesota.

Miss Charlotte Farncomb, who purchased the lot and erected the nice building thereon, on O.S. Brown’s land, facing Holmes street, was in town yesterday the guest of Mrs. William Beggs, and expects to remove here in a few weeks time.

FINE PRESSED BRICK.—As specimen brick, we call attention to the front of Mike Berens’ new store front. A new re-pressed brick which Alderman Schroeder is making in his yards and which for beauty of finish and a firm, substantial form and make, is probably unsurpassed elsewhere in the state. To parties wishing handsome brick fronts, we recommend these we mention.

May 19, 1892

New shoe shop opened up next to Philipp’s furniture store.

The road to the trestle station is in a terrible condition. Wouldn’t it pay to fix it up once for all with gravel dressing.

The Shakopee bicyclists are lively travelers and almost noiseless. Where’s your trumpet blast, or ringing jingling bells?

E. G. Bloomfield state boiler inspector of the 3d. district has been here during the week, looking after bad boilers, and if they are bad he will probably be heard from.

An old man named Kress, living in the Third ward, while intently gazing into the cellar hole of Strelof’s place, one day last week, careened too far forward and fell head first into the hole, severely cutting his head.

Mr. Dick Beedle, of Minneapolis, is painting the office of the St. Paul Hotel this week. Mr. Beedle expects to remain in Shakopee for awhile and will open a sign and carriage paint shop over Anton Koeper’s wagon shop.

May 26, 1892

As a painter Hally Peck is a success. See the fence he painted around his father’s premises.

Mr. Maloney bought a residence, a concret home, in 3d ward next to Mr. Burns.

Mr. Strelof is building an addition to his house that he lately had moved to First Street in East Shakopee.

The boiler that was left standing between the main track and side track of the Milwaukee & St. Paul railway, was struck by the passenger car going west, on Tuesday, a portion of the car being torn away with a narrow escape for the passengers.

SHAKOPEE CEMETERY—Suggestions have been frequently made, that the officers of the association cause a resolution to be passed, that no head or foot stones be placed in the cemetery unless by consent of the President of the association and under his dirrection. Some of those that have been placed being so imperfectly done that many have cracked or broken off by the wind.

The Lutheran college committee, from the districts of Wisconsin, Ohio and Minnesota, come together July 7th., when the location will be decided upon. We understand that Shakopee has a good chance for it.

The preparation being made by the Minnesota Stove company employees for their first annual ball, are of such a character as to ensure a very successful dance, a happy occasion, and a wish by those in attendance to be present at the second annual.

1892: Scott County Argus

May 5, 1892

Frank Haack is now an employee in the stove foundry.

Dr. C. A. Entrup has fitted up a down town office in the upper rooms of the Berens’ block.

Thos. Otherday has made the purchase of a handsome two-seated platform-spring buggy in which he takes pardonable pride.

On Monday afternoon a large herd of cattle which had been bought up at the fair and placed in the Omaha yards demonstrated the disputed fact that the pen is not mightier than the sward (which is an aboriginal joke) by breaking out and wandering whithersoever they listed. Mr. Rose proved himself quite a sprinter but it was several hours before the gate again closed upon the last cowed bovine.

Last Monday was Arbor Day. No special observance of the day took place here, although a very substantial style of exercise was the planting of two fine rows of trees around his lot on Lewis street by Joseph Linhoff, and the setting out of many fine trees by Maj. Strait around his home on Third street. Others might follow these examples with profit. Probably nothing so enhances the value of residence property as an abundance of shade trees, and surely nothing else so much helps to make a town attractive. We are fortunate in this regard as it is, but might perhaps improve a little more along the line.

Henry Dieken is making a fine improvement on his lawn in the shape of a neat job of sodding.

Mrs. M. L. Henschal would announce to the people of Shakopee and vicinity that she has purchased the millinery establishment formerly owned by Miss Emma Busse and would solicit the patronage of old and new customers.

A. Greenberg has enterprisingly followed Nature’s plan of brightening up surroundings, by having the interior of his store renovated throughout. Ben Gentgen wielded the brush and the result is a very neat looking place of business.

Mr. Geo. Reis has just completed and has now on exhibition in his store an elegant brass mounted harness made in a masterly manner. It needs only to be seen to be appreciated and is certainly worth looking at, as it is the most elaborate thing in its line ever attempted in the city.

F. X. Hirscher purposes soon to erect a handsome brick structure, on the sight of his present building, which will be 25×60 in dimensions, and an ornament to our progressive First street. Work will commence in a week or two and be pushed rapidly to completion. This speaks well for the firm which is certainly attaining a wide-spread reputation in the line of altar building.

May 12, 1892

A rough estimate of the acreage of Scott Co. for this year gives wheat 35,000, oats 20,000, corn 12,000, rye 2,000 and barley about 1,000 acres. So far the season has been an average one, with perhaps a little too much of rain and cold weather, and crops are reported to be in excellent condition for this season of the year.

The many friends of Rev. C. M. Pullen will regret to learn that he will remove with his family to Austin, Minn., about the first of June. He will hand in his resignation to St. Peter’s parish during the week. The church will not be closed during the summer but will be supplied each Sunday by students, the usual morning and evening services being conducted.

Some thirty five chickens were rudely torn from their native haunts on last Friday night and spirited away to other scenes. Mr. Henry Henkels mourns their loss. Such wholesale pilfering deserves the fullest penalty of the law, and should the miscreant be apprehended he will probably receive it. He tenderly took along a few bushels of corn also to feed the flock.

The constant rain has somewhat retarded building for the week. Mr. Ries broke ground for his new residence Friday. The excavation is nearly finished. Dr. Smith put a large force of carpenters to work on his new dwelling Saturday, but the rain has laid them off till today. Mr. Berens’s store lacks only the finishing of the interior to make it complete. The residences of Mrs. Geigrich, Mr. Reynolds, and Mr. Heidenreich are finished on the exterior and will soon be ready for their occupants in a short time.

May 19, 1892

Adam Flecken is projecting an extensive addition to his popular hotel this summer.

Theodore Ohlenfort has opened a shoe shop in the building west of Philipp’s furniture store.

On Tuesday a new meat market was inaugurated in the building east of John Thiede’s blacksmith shop with John Maetzold and Jacob Oettinger as proprietors.

An extra force of about sixteen men is at present engaged in the reconstruction of the flour-mill. The old boilers have been sold and two new 16 ft. 60 inch shell boilers from the North Star Iron Works, of Minneapolis, are to take their place. The new boilers will be run at 115 lbs. pressure as against 80 lbs. on the old. The same engine, a fine (of 250 horse power) Atlas-Corliss will be retained. Two new double set of boilers will be put in, the old rolls enlarged, and the number of revolutions per minute increased from 390 to 475. Twelve improved flour dressers will also be added. Much new shafting will of course go in. All in all the additional power and machinery will increase the capacity from its former average of about 400 to 600 bbls. daily output.

John Hilgers passed several days this week in the county jail—papering, painting, and whitewashing it throughout.

Mr. Geo. Kiesel arrived in the city last evening and will succeed P. J. Foley as prescription clerk in B. A. Kohler’s Drug Store.

In our last week’s resume of the building at present going on in the city two neat dwellings were omitted. Both Mr. Krieger and John Delbo have nearly completed the two-story frame residences on the hill in the First ward near the one recently erected by Jos. Buch. They are an ornament to that part of our thriving city.

It speaks well for the enterprise of our citizens that three thousand dollars were raised in three afternoons’ soliciting, to be used as a bonus for the locating of the Lutheran College here. The parish at Belle Plaine sent up a guarantee for the other thousand and now the prospects are excellent for its location in this place. Probably no one is so short sighted as to question the value of such an institution to this city. It will benefit every merchant and trades man in the town, be he Jew or Gentile, and should it locate here its benefits socially as well as financially, will be speedily appreciated. Rumor gives it a site on the hill near O. S. Brown’s residence where it will have a fine opportunity for seeing and being seen.

On last Thursday evening, about twenty five of the business men of the town organized themselves into a bowling club to be known as the Star Kegel club. Wm. F. Witt, was chosen president, Jacob Ries Jr. secretary, and Jos. Hovorka treasurer. The other members are: Mat Berens Jr., Frank Buch, Jos. F. Buch, E. J. Gellenbeck, John Hilgers, Herman Hussman, Peter Hilgers, Wm. Koenig, H. H. Kohls, Henry Koerner, A. Kammiller, Aug. P. Lins, Nic Meyer, H. Nyssen, Geo. Nieters, A. H. Philipp, P. A. Preiser, Wm. F. Schank, Herman Schroeder, A. Schmit and Florentine Lins. The club is to meet every Thursday at Geo. Nieters’s saloon and each man will roll thirty balls allowing him a possible score of three hundred, although they will fall far below this mark as they do not replace the pins until all are down.

May 26, 1892

A neat brick walk has been laid along D. L. How’s property on Holmes street. It demonstrates the utility of brick for such purposes most conclusively.

On Wednesday afternoon Dr. C. A. Entrup skillfully removed a pterygeum, an abnormal growth on the cornea, from the right eye of Mr. Cox, of this place. It is expected that his sight will be fully restored to him.

1917: Shakopee Tribune

May 4, 1917

Peter Paul commenced work this week painting the interior and exterior of the Flaherty & Lies store.

The Minnesota Stove Co. is building an addition, 38×122 feet to their plant. The addition will be used as the enameling room.

The Hamilton house, recently purchased by George Dellwo is undergoing extensive improvements. O. H. Griffith is at present doing the plastering. Mr. and Mrs. Dellwo expect to occupy their new home in about two weeks.

While the family of Herman Boegemann of Marystown attended church services last Thursday morning, their farm home was destroyed by fire. Most of the household furniture was saved. Mr. Boegemann will rebuild the coming summer. The origin of the fire is unknown. The loss is partially covered by insurance.

May 11, 1917

Trestle Road Passable. The water which has covered the trestle road the past six weeks has finally receded and on Tuesday and Wednesday Mayor Lenertz with the help of about twelve of the local business men went to work with might and main and hauled 133 loads of rock to fill in the washouts. The repairs on this stretch of road has been an expense to the city amounting yearly to several hundreds of dollars. With the help and good will of volunteer workman the road was passable by Wednesday evening…

High School Notes. Ten rope and two chain swings have been put up on the playground and an iron pole for four see saws is in place. The tennis court is completed and is being used by the teachers and students. All the work has been done by the manual training and agricultural boys.

The Harvey Leach family are living in the Charles Manaige home moving there this week. A new five-room home will be erected by Mr. Leach this summer.

May 18, 1917

The work of repairing the trestle road was completed on Wednesday when several volunteer workmen were again on the job, hauling 80 loads of rock to fill in the bad places. Much credit is due Mayor Lenertz in his untiring efforts in getting the volunteers to make this stretch of road passable to the public.

A crew of forty-five laborers were at work here from Monday to Wednesday, laying a side track to the Minnesota Stove plant.

The Scott County Agricultural society will give a dance in the pavilion in Riverside park Friday evening May 18th. A cordial invitation is extended to all to come and enjoy a fine program of dances. The local “Star orchestra” will furnish the music. Don’t forget the date.

May 25, 1917

A deal is now pending and which, when completed, will bring a former businessman, Lee Schaefer, now of Stanford, Montana, back to Shakopee. Law. Nachtsheim, who will leave for Minneapolis in about ten days to join the U. S. Navy as yeoman, will sell his jewelry business and stock to Mr. Schaefer who is expected here June 1 to take possession. Mr. Schaefer’s wife and family have been living here since leaving St. Peter last fall and the coming back of the family to remain permanently is good news to their wide circle of friends and acquaintances.

The Herman Roepke family is occupying the west wing of the Flecken home, on First street.

The new Republic fire truck bought by the City Fire Department arrived here on Wednesday.

A real transfer of the week was the purchase by Frank Gillen of Jos. G. Ries, Lot 8 in Block 31. Consideration $350.


The Shakopee mill owned by L. Christian & Co. the past twenty-six years was sold to Shane Bros. & Wilson Co. of Minneapolis and Philadelphia, who will take possession June 1. The company now owns mills at Hastings, Albert Lea, Kansas City, Philadelphia and Watertown, N. Y.

The mill was built by George F. Strait in 1886, who was the proprietor until sold to L. Christian and Co. in 1891. C. T. Buchanan, who has had charge since 1886 will retain his position much to the satisfaction of all.

1917: Scott County Argus

May 4, 1917

Livery Sold. An important business deal of the week was the purchase of Reis Bros. livery Monday by Walter F. Schoch, who will remodel it into a first class garage and auto repair shop. The consideration was $7000. Reis Bros. will dispose of their livery equipment and horses and devote their time exclusively to farming and dealing in cattle. Mr. Schoch will take possession of the building in about thirty days.

Eagle Creek. The road below School Dist. No. 3 which has been closed to traffic the past six weeks, underwent some needed repairs last week. Frank Siebenaler and Elmer Huber did the necessary work.

May 11, 1917

NOTICE—On account of high prices, flour and feed will be sold strictly for cash. Stemmer Bros.

Twine Orders. All those who had ordered twine from Shakopee Farmers’ Elevator Co. may have their original orders filled by re-ordering from August Timmermann before June 1st. Send in your orders at once and you will be notified when car arrives sometime in June. August Timmermann.

J. P. Clemens has moved his family here from New Market and they are living in the Rachel dwelling.

Flaherty & Lies’ store has been improved with a fresh coat of paint, Peter Paul wielding the brush.

Leo Huss and Wm. Engel have rented three acres of land from Jud Holman and have planted potatoes and onions.

The fire department was called to Miss Julia Spencer’s home at eight o’clock Sunday morning, a spark from the chimney having set fire to the roof. Fortunately their services were not required as the fire was extinguished before the arrival of the department.

A pavilion dance, the first of a series to be given during the summer under the auspices of the Scott County Agricultural society, will be given Friday evening, May 18, at the pavilion on the fair grounds. Music by the Star orchestra. The public is invited. Tickets, $1 per couple.

May 18, 1917

Cattle Disease Spreading. Dr. M. S. Whitcomb and Dr. S. H. Ward of the State Livestock Sanitary board and Dr. J. A. Dean were called to the farm of C. H. Suttle of Eagle Creek township to investigate the cause of the death of a number of cattle. An autopsy and diagnosis disclosed hemorrhagic septicaemia which is a dangerous and contagious disease rapidly taking hold in the state of Minnesota, and it would be advisable for farmers to protect their herds against this epidemic by vaccination.

Harry Carlson, baker for Jos. Ploumen for the past three years, has given up his work here and left Tuesday for the home in St. Peter.

George Schwartz varied his customary Sunday visit at home from St. Paul this week by shooting Wm. Ryan’s pet fox terrier which went suddenly mad, dashed into the Ryan home and into Mrs. Ryan’s bedroom where it began snapping and tearing at the furniture and curtains and was given undisputed possession. Learning the state of affairs George entered the room and shot the dog, which was undoubtedly affected by rabies.

May 25, 1917

County Bankers Organize. Last Tuesday at Fraternity hall the bankers of Scott county organized the Scott County Bankers Association to be affiliated with the Minnesota Bankers Association. Scott county’s twelve banks were represented and the local bankers entertained the visitors at luncheon and an automobile ride to points of local interest. The following were elected officers of the organization: Pres—John Thiem of Shakopee; vice president—Michael Schreiner of New Prague; secretary-treasurer—Julius L. Effertz of Belle Plaine. The association is for the purpose of furthering the commercial, industrial, financial and agricultural interests of the county.


Mill Property Changes Hands

An important business transaction of the week was consummated when the Shane Bros. & Wilson Co. of Philadelphia and Minneapolis purchased of L. Christian & Co. the mill property of this city.

The purchasing ceremony is said to be one of the largest and most extensive milling companies of the United States, and it is understood that the capacity of the present plant will be enlarged and new equipment installed. It is also understood that three eight hour shifts will replace the present two twelve hour shifts, and that the plant will be operated continuously day and night 365 days of the year…

The new company will take possession June 1st. Score one more for Shakopee the “City of Progress.”

1942: Shakopee Argus-Tribune

May 7, 1942

Court House Cardiograph. It may not yet be general conversation, but there have been rumblings about the fence surrounding the court house square. There have been suggestions that its removal would afford opportunity for a patriotic gesture as well generally to improve the square. The old pipe and cast iron posts, say some, could go for defense; if sold for scrap the receipts could be spent for beautifying the yard. At the moment, however, the embryo project is merely in the talk stage.

A business transaction took place Monday in which Mr. and Mrs. Elmer J. Huber, purchased the newly-erected home recently completed by Jos. L. Link, on Sommerville street. The purchase was made as an investment and the Hubers are now offering the home for rent.


Court Order Authorizes Destruction of Machines

At the request of the sheriff’s office for instructions to dispose of 32 slot machines taken in raids in Scott county, Judge Moriarty signed an order May 4 empowering Sheriff Wermerskirchen to destroy the machines.

Accordingly Sheriff Wermerskirchen said, the machines will be smashed and the cash contents of the devices turned over to the county treasurer. The process of destruction, the sheriff said, has already begun.


Valley Cemetery Beautified

The Valley cemetery has been beautified during the past week, by the addition of 14 semi-blue spruce trees.

Twelve of them were used to enclose a circular drive around the windmill and tool house. The weather is so ideal for their growth, the promoters are hoping they will flourish. The association would greatly appreciate the help and suggestions of lot owners so that more improvements might be added.


Steeple Jacks Afford Thrills for Populace

Thrills for those who have the time and the heart to watch are being afforded the populace this week while two steeple-jacks ply their trade on the towering St. Mark’s church spire.

The jacks have removed the cross to coat it with gold leaf and are now engaged in painting the entire steeple from tip to roof. The agile men dart around at the dizzy height like a pair of monkeys. One of the men has a family of four small children.

May 14, 1942

Deer, Oh, Deer! As they sat on the porch of their home on East Fifth street, last Saturday evening members of the Frank Siebenaler household wondered if they were “seeing things.” Ambling down the slope from the Scherkenbach home, southeast of the Siebenaler home, was a large female deer. Mrs. Frank Siebenaler, who reported the incident, said the animal seemed unafraid until dogs arrived on the scene and frightened the doe away.

C. R. Hickman advises us that two officials of the Cargill Grain elevator company from Albany, N. Y., have moved their families into the Russell Apartments on First Street, during the past week. They are Mr. and Mrs. George Vanderhauten and child, and Mr. and Mrs. Hermit Wilson and child.

Court House Cardiograph. If there is any question about what is being done with the slot machines Sheriff Wermerskrichen has garnered in raids around the county, a glance into the waiting room on the first floor of the court house will supply the answer. In that room is a mess of mangled and mauled machines battered to bits. There one sees fragments of gay-colored aluminum cases, splinters of glass, springs, screws, castings, tin boxes, wheels of various hues and sizes and in the midst of it all a heavy sledge hammer that is the chief medium of destruction. The cash is being counted and a certified report of the total will soon be prepared.


Public Hearings Called by Council

Two public hearings of major importance to the residents and property holders of Shakopee were announced this week by city officials.

The first of the two sessions, scheduled for two o’clock Monday afternoon, May 18, concerns the application of the Omaha railroad to “abandon and remove the public highway grade crossing” where Apgar street crosses the Omaha right-of-way near the Main Oil Co., in West Shakopee.

On the following evening, (Tuesday), at eight o’clock, a hearing will be held on the question of abandoning the Lewis Street river bridge in the city, with a view to giving the salvaged metal to the War Production Board.

Because the city council, upon whom the responsibility of deciding these matters will fall, wishes to determine the sentiment of the populace on both propositions, the aldermen have called the public hearings. Both sessions are to be held in the council chambers.

May 21, 1942

Anent Question of Abandoning Lewis St. Bridge in Shakopee

The question of whether or not the City of Shakopee should abandon the old Lewis Street Bridge, came formally before the Council in its meeting Tuesday evening. However, the Council was advised that under certain provisions of the city charter it would be necessary to submit the question of abandonment to the voters of the city for determination.

At this writing we are not informed what may be done in the matter.


Red Cross Knitters and Sewers to Meet Friday

Red Cross knitters and sewers are urged to call at the Red Cross headquarters in the City hall, Friday afternoon, committee chairmen announced this week.

A new consignment of yarn has been received to fill the local quota for sweaters. Members of the sewing group are to start work on a supply of “housewives” Friday of this week and continue the project Wednesday and Friday of next week.

May 28, 1942

Army Takes Over Camp at Savage. Scott county people who for the past few weeks have been wondering “What’s going on at the homeless men’s camp at Savage,” got their answer this week with the disclosure the U. S. Army had taken over the site as an oriental intelligence center…

Shakopee Man Named To State K. of C. Position. Judge F. J. Connolly, past grand knight of the Shakopee and Belle Plaine councils of Knights of Columbus, and for several years district deputy, was chosen state advocate of the society at the annual state convention held at Stillwater last week…


Northrup King Co. To Build Addition To Processing Plant

A large concrete addition to the Northrup, King and Company seed drying plant in West Shakopee, is to be constructed soon, it was learned this week, with the disclosure that Fischer Brothers, Shakopee builders, had been awarded the contract for the job.

Excavation work was started Monday and preliminary form work is expected to get under way June 1, it was said.

The new structure, to be run at right angles to the present plant, is to be erected on the west side. It is to be 170 feet long and nearly 30 feet in width.

Much of the concrete work will be below ground level to provide a tunnel 110 feet long, 10 feet wide and 8 feet high. Along the two sides of the tunnel 12 large bins, six to a side, are to be constructed.

Parallel to the addition and on its south side a pavement slab 146 feet long and 24 feet, is to be laid.

Above ground the walls are to be constructed of concrete blocks. The roof is to be of sheet metal.

1967: Shakopee Valley News

May 4, 1967

Presbyterians To Dedicate Sun. Formal dedication and Open House of the new First United Presbyterian Church of Shakopee at Shakopee Avenue and Scott County Road 17 will be held this Sunday, May 7…

Archers To Trade Bows And Arrows For Soap-Water Activity Sunday. The Minnesota Valley Archers on this Sunday, May 7, will trade their bows and arrows for soap and water when they stage a car wash from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Koehnen’s Standard Station at the Shakopee Shops Shopping Center on East First to gain proceeds for the club’s activities…

Dedication To Be This Sunday. Dedication Service is to be conducted this Sunday, May 7, at Christ Lutheran Church, Tenth and Adams, beginning at 2:30 p.m…

New Attorney For Shakopee. J. Patrick Leavitt, Jr., former special agent for the Federal Bureau of Investigation and recently assistant county attorney in Rice County, will begin the practice of law in Shakopee on next Monday, May 8, his location being 123 East First Avenue in Shakopee (former offices of Dr. Ivy B. Heinz)…

May 11, 1967

Industrial Arts Open House is to be held as is traditional during the Annual School election next Tuesday, May 16, with the hours to be from 7 to 9 p.m. at the Senior High school lunchroom on Tenth Avenue. In previous years the exhibit of handiwork was at the Junior High-Elementary building where school election balloting is held. However, this year to provide for an expanded exhibit it will be held at the high school building with signs to announce this fact at the Elementary building polling place. One of the outstanding items to be exhibited is this desk the handiwork of Dennis Weckman, Jr., son of Mr. and Mrs. Earl Weckman, RR 2 Shakopee.

220 Register For Kindergarten PTA Reports. The Shakopee Parent-Teachers Association this week expressed its appreciation to everyone who assisted in making the Fall Kindergarten Registration successful, Helen Holsworth, chairman, and Betty White, co-chairman, announced, reporting 220 were registered for the fall kindergarten…

New Location Announced. The Motor Vehicle Registration Bureau and Driver’s License Renewal Department are now open for business in a new location at 109 Fillmore Street in Shakopee, the former Presbyterian Church building at Fillmore and East First. The change was effective Monday of this week, May 8…

May 18, 1967

More Trout For Millpond. Ray Dressely, who resides at O’Dowd’s lake, south of Shakopee and is State Fisheries manager for this area, announced this week another stocking of Rainbow trout at the Shakopee Millpond, east edge of Shakopee, a spot that proved most popular on the opening day of trout fishing on Saturday, April 29, was carried out last Thursday, May 11.

Women’s Softball State Tourney Set For Shakopee. Announced this week is that Shakopee will be the site of the 1967 Minnesota State Women’s Softball Tournament to be held Saturday and Sunday, July 29 and 30…


Further restoration of the Old Grist mill in Memorial Park, east edge of Shakopee, was given impetus this week when future plans to continue the project were announced by R. M. Weiler of Shakopee, as the Shakopee Rotary Club met at the site Tuesday of this week, May 16.

Also speaking on plans for further restoration was Mrs. Margaret MacFarlane of the Shakopee High School faculty.

The mill, once to be considered as “burning down” practice by the firemen but saved when the city voted funds for initial restoration, last year had the exterior refurbished.

Plans now are to complete the project, including the furnishing of the interior, to make a lasting historical museum for the area and the visiting public…


North Star Research Appoints Valley Industrial Park Manager

Jerome P. Bylund has been appointed general manager of Valley Industrial Park, on Highway 101, east of Shakopee it was announced this week by Dr. John W. Clegg, president of North Star Research and Development Institute, owners of the park.

One of the country’s largest industrial parks, it comprises more than 2,000 acres, and rail, highway, and water transportation are available.

Valley Industrial Park was formed in 1958 by the business community in the Upper Midwest and incorporated as the Minneapolis Area Development Corporation…


Now Considering Possible Consultant On Sought Bridge

The Scott County Board of Commissioners directed Scott County Engineer Lawrence Ploumen of Shakopee, to confer with Hennepin County engineers on the feasibility of hiring a professional consultant to consider the project of a new bridge to span the Minnesota River.

This action was taken Tuesday of this week, May 16, after a delegation from Savage, with the backing of a resolution from the Savage Village Council, attended the Scott County Board meeting to further this community’s and adjacent areas’ interest in getting the new bridge.

Commissioners directed the conferring with Hennepin County on the possibility of using the services of a professional consultant in the considerations of suggested locations, the two most considered being Normandale Road at Savage, and the Bloomington ferry bridge, where Scott County Road No. 25 joins Hennepin County Road 18, as well as the relative cost estimates for possible bridge sites…

May 25, 1967

Flagpoles For Area Cemeteries Joint Project Of Community. Joint civic project in Shakopee, involving the Shakopee Post No. 2, American Legion, the Shakopee Post No. 4046, Veterans of Foreign Wars, and Shakopee Council No. 1685, Knights of Columbus, was that of installing 35-foot flagpoles at each of the five area cemeteries, St. Mark’s, St. Mary’s, St. Mary Of the Purification at Marystown, Valley cemetery and the old Catholic cemetery, east of Shakopee…


Errant Deer Visits Our City

An errant deer cavorting in the area of Sixth and Sommerville about 11 a.m. Tuesday of this week, May 23, called for some “sleuthing” by Shakopee policemen, alerted by residents.

The out-of-the-woods visitor tangled with some flower pots at the residence of Dr. J. J. Hobday … and made tracks across the lawns of James Campbell … and was seen at the Don Thielen residence…

Police report indications are that the visitor has gone back to the woods, after his “on-the-town spree.”

1992: Shakopee Valley News

May 7, 1992

Local residents may take part in sending message to Olympic athletes. Local residents can add their names to Olympic history and send best wishes to members of the U.S. Olympic team by signing a piece of what is billed as the “world’s largest postcard” the week of May 11-17 at the Shakopee post office…


Construction manager approved for remodeling of city hall building

The Shakopee City Council, on a 3-0 vote April 28, directed staff to negotiate a contract with a firm to provide construction management services for the remodeling of the Marquette Bank building, which is scheduled to become the new city hall this summer.

Three firms responded to a request for proposals, and an interview team recommended Bossardt Corp., Edina, a building construction management company. Though one other price quote was lower, Bossardt had the most experience in such projects, said City Administrator Dennis Kraft. Bossardt will charge a fee of 8 percent of the total construction cost, and agreed to a set amount. The remodeling is expected to cost about $300,000, so the firm would receive 8 percent of that amount…


Police and Shakopee Lions sponsor bike rodeo

The Shakopee Police Department and Shakopee Lions and Lionesses sponsored a bicycle rodeo and registration Saturday at Lions Park in Shakopee.

Besides being registered, bicyclists received informational packets with safety tips, and rode through a course in which they tested their stopping and signaling skills.

The police hope to make the rode an annual event…

May 14, 1992

City OKs survey on facility needs. The Shakopee City Council on May 4 authorized a contract at a maximum cost of $6,500 for a firm to conduct a survey of residents on the need for recreational facilities…


Proposed design for Co. Rds. 18, 21 to be presented at May 26 meeting

Consultants for the Scott County Highway Department will present recommendations for the future County Road 18 design and the alignment corridor for County Road 21 at a public meeting May 26 at the Scott County Courthouse in Shakopee.

Plans call for connecting the new Bloomington Ferry Bridge with County Road 18 north of County Road 16.

County Road 21 would be extended to the north from County Road 42 to the new Ferry Bridge. This project is on a long-range schedule, and there are no plans for construction…

May 21, 1992

Fire damages Shakopee hotel. Bar patrons and hotel guests at the Canterbury Inn, 1244 Canterbury Road, Shakopee, were evacuated late Sunday after a fire of undetermined origin started in the hotel’s banquet setup area…

Tsumura leases Shakopee building. Tsumura International, whose FMG manufacturing and shipping division is located in Shakopee, has leased a 55,364-square-foot building at 4700 Valley Industrial Blvd. as a warehouse for packing materials…

Jo-Ann Fabrics opens Shakopee store. Jo-Ann Fabrics, one of the nation’s largest fabric retailers with more than 670 stores in 39 states and the District of Columbia, has opened a store at Shakopee Town Square…

May 28, 1992

Pep band performs for NBA draft lottery. The Shakopee High School Pep Band performed May 17 during the festivities leading up to the NBA Draft Lottery. Along with RAC Karaoke and KDWB radio, the SHS Pep Band provided musical entertainment for those attending the celebration. A half-city-block parking lot across from the Target Center was the site for the party and for the billboard on which Timberwolves’ mascot, Crunch, was “living” for three weeks…


Plans for office, warehouse are approved by City Council

The Shakopee City Council on May 19 approved a final planned-unit development (PUD) for an office and warehouse proposed by High Five Erectors Inc.

The firm plans to remodel a metal building on the site, which is on about 4 ½ acres, at 700 County Road 83, where a velodrome had been located. The firm also gained approval for outdoor storage on the site…


Alignment plans for county roads 18, 21 are approved by board

Following an informational meeting that attracted about 35 people Tuesday, the Scott County Board approved a feasibility study that recommended corridor locations and alignments for County Road 18 and County Road 21.

County Road 18 will be realigned to connect with the new Shakopee Bypass and Bloomington Ferry Bridge. County officials hope construction will coincide with the Ferry Bridge project, and expect the $1.2 million County Road 18 work to be finished by November 1994.

The County Road 21 project is not on the county’s five-year capital improvement plan. At this point there are no plans for construction, said county Highway Engineer Brad Larson. Cost estimate for the County Road 21 project is $7 million.

Although there is no construction timetable for the County Road 21 project, alignment plans need to be approved by the County Board to set aside future right-of-way for the future road. Future development will determine when actual construction of the roadway will be considered, said Randall Geerdes, of Strgar-Roscoe-Fausch Inc., the county’s design engineering consulting firm.

The County Road 21 alignment calls for the road to extend north from County Road 42, cross County Road 16 in Shakopee and curve eastward to the north of Eagle Creek Stables until it intersects with County Road 18, leading to the Ferry Bridge…

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