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1892 Shakopee Courier

Oct. 6, 1892

Mr. Callum has moved from the Titus house to a house up above the depot.

Mrs. Wm. Pinger has come back to Shakopee to live after living in St. Paul for a few years.

The Receiver of the property of the Russ Jones desk company, has taken possession of the machinery they brought over here.

Mrs. Henschel has opened up her stock of confectionary and fruit, and all the little fellows are going there to get a big lot for their nickel.

Two boys, Henry Cargill and Otto Kochlin are under arrest for burglarizing Marx’s saloon; they cases to be decided this afternoon as to whether they should be held to the grand jury, or discharged.

John Theis’ tomato trees, mentioned by us some weeks ago, not being injured by frost—we didn’t have any—were loaded down with the biggest kind of tomatoes, some of which we received from him lately. They have been noticed in several of the agricultural papers, since the description given in the Courier.

Oct. 13, 1892

The Shakopee Co-operative Barrel Company has employed four new men to help furnish barrels for the Mill Co.

The bridge across the creek to the trestle is now completed.

The Wampach Manufacturing Co. shipped three laundry wagons and five delivery wagons to Minneapolis last week.

Oct. 20, 1892

Casper Scott has lately stocked up with a fine lot of new boots and shoes, for gents and ladies, of the best makes, at rock bottom prices.

A Valuable Machine.—Gregory Hattenberger of Eagle Creek, on Monday last received from Illinois a “combined corn husker and fodder cutter,” something new around here. His sons will have charge of it through the country wherever engaged. It separates the corn from the stalk, throwing the corn into the wagon box on one side, and the fodder cut up, ready to feed on the other side of the machine. Farmers using this combined cutter, can feed the whole of their fodder now, a great saving.

Herman Covnick has taken the place vacated by Wm. Dols as assistant of the Milwaukee office.

Fire broke out on Wednesday afternoon at 3:30 p.m. in the barn of William Heidenreich and extended to those of Peter Radermacher and Peter Mergens on the block between Holmes and Fuller. They were entirely destroyed, a big wind blowing from the west making it a very dangerous conflagration, but owing to the determined action of our fire department the farther spread of the flames was prevented in this locality. But the high wind carried with it big sparks over two blocks east on to August Abel’s stable on Sommerville street, so that we had two fires going at the same time. Abel’s stable was destroyed but Derberger’s, which had also caught from this last fire, was saved. The firemen worked hard, and we may consider it a very lucky event that more valuable buildings and property were not burned, considering the wind. As it was, more or less serious loss was sustained in hay and feed etc. Word was sent to Chaska and St. Paul by Mayor Weiland, but was countermanded soon thereafter.

When the chimney sweep blows his morning horn, it remindeth people that they should have their chimneys cleaned. Great conflagrations may be prevented by so doing.

Oct. 27, 1892

Miss Lottie Farncamp has come to Shakopee to reside. She will occupy her cottage on the hill below O. S. Brown’s place.

Mrs. Titus has rented her house to Joe Bierline.

Flags over city hall, postoffice and bank at half mast on Tuesday account of death of Mrs. Harrison.

The Occidental hotel has enlarged their dining room, putting in a hardwood floor, and otherwise repairing up.

1892: Scott County Argus

Oct. 6, 1892

On Monday August Grosskopp tried to stop the cylinder of a separator with the first finger of his left hand. Dr. Smith trimmed down the rough edges of the finger.

Chas. Smith has moved into the Heidenreich building on Second street.

J. A. Dean has moved in the Juergens house on Second street lately vacated by Paul Fischer.

Oct. 13, 1892

Geo. Huber shot three large geese at one shot in Dean’s lake last Friday, the largest weighing twelve pounds.

Judge Cadwell has rendered a decision in the Russ Jones Desk Co. case against the city in favor of the city. By the decision the city saves the $3,000 bonus which was deposited in the bank, and secure a lead on the building for the $3,000 which had been paid over to the company to purchase the building. So by the transaction the city is a loser of only some machinery, engine and the expense of the suit. The city will probably sue the assignee of the company to recover the machinery and engine which originally belonged to the plant, and was removed from the building to Minneapolis.

Oct. 20, 1892

Joe. Buch is now employed in the mill.

Farm for sale. My farm of seventy acres east of town known as the Mrs. Haas farm. Thomas Pinches.

Oct. 27, 1892

August Abel is building a new brick barn, 19×28, on the street and alley corner, back of his house.

One thing must be insisted on in Shakopee in the future. That no building of any sort, size or description be allowed built of boards within the fire limits, whether covered with sheetiron or not. Build of stone or brick only.

Two gentlemen of the road who gave their names as Thomas Hyland and August Schultz, went through August Abel’s tailor shop last Friday and took a pair of pantaloons. The same day they broke into the Conter House and took several articles of clothing belonging to John Merten. A search warrant was sworn out by Mr. Abel and the parties were found at Ring’s hotel with some of the articles in their possession. They told Police Officer Rose where they had hid the rest, so all lost articles were recovered. They had their hearing before Justice Stevens Monday, and will board with landlord Hilgers until the Grand Jury meets.

1917: Shakopee Tribune

Oct. 5, 1917

Gem Theatre Sold. A deal was closed on Monday whereby Mr. Frank Veigel who has conducted the Gem Theatre the past year sold the same to Mr. W. A. Shelton of Williston, N. D. The new proprietor took possession the same day. We are glad to know that Mr. Veigel and family expect to remain here at least during the winter months.

The Schroeder brickyards are a busy place this time of the year a kiln of 500,000 brick being burned this week.

Oct. 12, 1917

The George Diederich family of Marystown moved on Saturday into the Niedenfuehr house, which Mr. Diederich bought last spring.

The John Sames family moved to their farm in Eagle Creek on Monday. The home they vacated is being occupied by the Carlton family.


The First National Bank has just installed a very unique and valuable feature as a window display.

This consists of a Weekly Map Window Service showing interesting Maps and Illustrations. They advise us that these Maps will show the leading events of whatever part of the world happens to be in the limelight. Just now, of course, the big interest is in Europe; so these Maps will show the battle front in Europe; just where our American boys will be; together with pictures of interest in connection with same.

These Maps will be changed weekly, and will show geographically the progress of armies and other events of world interest. Special attention is going to be given to the showing of the location of our American boys in France.

The Bank decided that after the Maps have had their turn in the window, they will present them to the local high school, making a most valuable educational feature for the school.

Oct. 19, 1917

Dies On Train. The body of an elderly unidentified man was taken from Omaha passenger train No. 3 on Thursday morning. Passengers had heard him moan and upon investigation found he was dead. Coroner Reiter was called and had the body removed to Hirscher’s undertaking parlors. A letter found in one of his pockets was addressed to William A. Brown, the postmark being Evanston, Ill. A card was also found showing that he had money on deposit in a bank at Eagle River, Wis. His destination according to the railroad ticket was Fenton, Ia. Coroner Reiter is awaiting a reply to a telegram sent to Evanston as to the disposal of the body.

For Sale—My modern seven room house on Lewis street. Bath, electric lights, hot water heat, hardwood thruout; fine garage. Small amount of cash will handle. Inquire of L. D. Nye or at the office of the Minnesota Stove Co.

The Fourth Annual Corn Show will be held at the Shakopee High School, Saturday, November 10. Now is the time to start saving your good ears of corn. There are rumors that there will be another carnival that night. We hope it will be as good as the one last year when everyone had the time of their lives.

The mill was shut down the first two days of the week according to the new government ruling, limiting the number of bushels of wheat to be used, weekly.

Willie Gross had the misfortune to fall while playing near the bridge last Saturday and as the result is carrying his left arm in a sling, having suffered a severe fracture.

Mr. Swanson of Casselton, N. D., arrived here on Tuesday and is the new miller at the local mill. His family is expected here soon. They will occupy the Riggs house on First street.

1917: Scott County Argus

Oct. 5, 1917

Michael Hergott, who bought the former Quigley place, moved into town Wednesday.

Miss Isabel Strunk has accepted a position in the mill office and began work there Monday.

Hirscher Bros. have purchased a new Studebaker truck for use in their furniture and undertaking business, and will build a handsome hearse that may be used with the truck as an auto hearse. The firm is known all over the state—and further—for their expert cabinet work and it is safe to say that the hearse, when completed, will be a handsome vehicle and the equal in appearance of any auto hearse owned hereabouts.

New Rye Mill Construction is Now Going Forward. Shane Bros. & Wilson company’s three story rye and meal mill is rapidly assuming proportions. When the structure shall have been completed and the machinery installed Shakopee will have the most modern and up-to-date rye and meal mill in this part of the state. The machinery will be operated by electric power. Score one more for Shakopee’s progress in the manufacturing line.

Oct. 12, 1917

Mrs. A. J. Munro and son Angus left Tuesday to join Mr. Munro in their new home in Cedar Rapids. Shakopee friends are sorry to lose them but wish them every success.

Fred Reimer, residing north of town, has purchased Rudolph Selbig’s residence property and will move to Shakopee next month. Lee Schaefer and family, who will vacate the Reimer residence, will move to the home vacated by A. J. Munro.

Oct. 19, 1917

Harry Broekhuizen has rented the Reis building on First street and will move his shoe repairing shop there about the last of this month.


Fish as Food

The Bureau of Fisheries at Washington is giving a series of demonstrations in the cooking, smoking, drying and salting of fish through this state and have made arrangements for a lecture and demonstration for Shakopee at the High School next Monday afternoon.

All persons interested are asked to be present.

Oct. 26, 1917

County Fuel Administrators Appointed. John Thiem, cashier of the First National Bank, has been appointed by Judge John F. McGee, federal fuel administrator for Minnesota, chairman of a committee of fuel administrators for Scott county. Associated with Mr. Thiem on the committee are J. S. Effertz of Belle Plaine, A. M. Schaefer of Jordan and Michael Schreiner of New Prague…

The L. Schaefer family have moved into the home recently vacated by A. J. Munro.


Shakopee Team Wins First Place

Last Friday a county canning contest was held at the Belle Plaine fair. Miss Baker, of the Extension Division of the State University, conducted the contest, in which Belle Plaine, Jordan, New Prague and Shakopee were each represented by a team. As a team Shakopee won first place, Belle Plaine second, Jordan third and New Prague fourth. Jordan carried off the first and second prizes for the best individual canning exhibit, New Prague taking third place. Money prizes were offered for both team work and individual exhibits. Shakopee was represented by Marguerite Schaefer, Mabel Raatz, Margaret Lies and Lilian Newgard.

The girls of the various teams were not the only ones who receive the benefit of the contest. A large number of ladies profited by the demonstrations, lectures and exhibits so nicely prepared along lines of the use and conservation of food. The educational features of the Belle Plaine fair were certainly well planned and executed, and without a doubt will leave lasting results.

1942: Shakopee Argus-Tribune

Oct. 1, 1942

Official Inspects County Plane Spotting Service

Inspection of the 13 aircraft observation posts in Scott county was completed Tuesday by Lieut. Gobel of the Minnesota State Gerard, state supervisor and organizer of the state’s aircraft spotting service.

Lieut. Gobel was accompanied on his four-day tour by W. B. Schroeder, county director, who set up the county organization. The lieutenant was well satisfied with the county organization and pronounced it a “splendid job…”


Shakopee Air Raid Wardens First Aid Started This Week

Nearly 100 of the men selected as air raid wardens for the City of Shakopee began their qualifying course in first aid at the high school auditorium, Monday night.

The first aid course, which must be successfully passed by all men serving as wardens, is to be given under the leadership of Dr. F. H. Buck, Dr. B. F. Pearson and Ray C. Schroeder…

Oct. 8, 1942

Court House Cardiograph. If two unidentified hunters who borrowed a tractor on the Clarence Marshall farm north of Shakopee Sunday night , knew what nearly happened to them, they wouldn’t try that trick again. It seems, according to the sheriff’s office who was called for assistance Marshall was aroused by the sound of his tractor some distance from his house. Suspecting theft he grabbed his gun and made for the scene. In the meantime Mrs. Marshall called Sheriff Wermerskirchen, although it was out of his territory. He took the old Indian road and there met Mr. Marshall, who advised that everything was OK. Apparently two hunters, whose car had become mired, borrowed the tractor to free the car and then drove away. They were just plain lucky Marshall didn’t see them driving the tractor down the road.


Shak-O-Hi News

Youthful Victory Aides from the high school filled the school buses and were off to husk Mr. Huss’ corn Friday morning. The husking bee was just a little tribute to Mr. Huss’ fine cooperation in helping put the lunch project across. He donated the land for the school garden, plowed it without charge, and donated all the corn that the cooks could can.

Work gangs of happy boys and girls were ready when school opened–boys in overalls, girls in slacks and hair bound up in turbans. Under the supervision of Mr. Metcalf and Mr. Maloney, 18 rows, ¾ of a mile long, were harvested.

While one group worked in the field, those in school remained at their usual task, shelling out an extra grain or two of knowledge. “It is more fun working to help someone than it is to work for money,” was the conclusion of one youth.

Oct. 15, 1942

Shakopee Branch County Defense Council Formed. At a meeting called at the City hall last Saturday evening by Chm. Berg of the County Civilian Defense Council, Shakopee’s defense council was organized by electing Mayor J. J. Cavanuagh, chairman; Miss Elizabeth K. Ries, director of citizen service, and Paul Ries, commander of defense…


Shakopee Has Woman on City Mail Delivery Job

For some months now Shakopee women, like others throughout the nation have been taking their places in the local factories and shops, doing what was always considered a “man’s job.”

Latest addition to the list is a mail-carrier in the person of Dolores Ries, who began her duties in Shakopee Monday morning. Employed as a substitute carrier, Miss Ries is taking the place of John Lynch, who reported for duty in the Naval Reserve Friday…


Watch Your Rifle

Frequent and emphatic complaints about broken windows, shattered light bulbs and slain birds has brought the declaration from R. L. Brown, police chief, that any type of rifle seen in the hands of children within the city limits of Shakopee, will be confiscated.

Chief Brown said his order applied to air rifles and .22’s alike. The list of complaints, he said, is growing daily and he is taking this means of warning rifle-owners that careless use of these guns must stop.


Citizens Favor Scrapping Court House Iron Fence

At a large meeting of representative citizens of Shakopee and vicinity gathered at the public school building Tuesday evening to round out plans for the scrap drive this Thursday afternoon, the question of the advisability of making some disposition of the obsolete and long since antiquated iron fence surrounding the court house yard, incidentally came up on the floor of the meeting.

The consensus of opinion as expressed was that the fence which has done service for more than half a century has long ago outlived its usefulness and should be scrapped. After some brief discussion the meeting by motion went on record as favoring the dismantling of the fence, the County Board to make such disposition of the salvaged material as its members may see fit, was carried by a unanimous vote of those assembled. Of course, there are other sections of the county whose people may be interested in this question, and whose interest should be consulted, but there could be no speculating as to how the group of citizens who voiced their conviction Tuesday evening has felt about the matter.

Oct. 22, 1942

Government Wants 500,000 Standard Typewriters

Due to the fact that typewriter manufacturers have practically converted their factories into defense manufacturing, there are not enough typewriters being made to supply the general needs and the considerable number needed in the army and the navy. Therefore the government is setting up plans for buying used typewriters.

The government wants 500,000 standard machines immediately. But they must be machines which were made after January 1, 1935. They will be bought from civilians at the factory trade-in allowance for such machines as of February 1, 1941.

Dallas F. Capesius has been appointed to handle the typewriter procurement program in Shakopee and vicinity. So that if there should be anyone here who has a typewriter he or she does not need and is willing to dispose of it in the way and manner described, it is suggested that Mr. Capesius be seen about it. His office is located at 120 ½ Shakopee Theatre Bldg., for further particulars.


Albert Czaia Believed Drowned in River Friday

Albert Czaia, for many years a familiar figure in Shakopee, is believed to have drowned in the Minnesota river here Friday afternoon. Searchers working along the river bank north of the Siebenaler ice house in West Shakopee, where Czaia had been fishing, discovered his cane and marks in the mud which indicated he had slipped into the stream.

Firemen dragging the river in the area, had not recovered the body up to Wednesday noon.

The aged man had been a resident of St. Francis home here and had a custom of fishing in the river. When he failed to return to the home early Friday evening, a search was instituted and it was learned he had been last seen on the river bank where his cane was found.

Oct. 29, 1942

Old Bridge To Be Razed for Scrap Metal. What seems to be the death knell for an old Shakopee landmark, which through the years has fostered rich memories of life and living in this Minnesota River town, was sounded at 10 a.m. Monday, October 26, when Deputy United States Marshal Elmer J. Kennedy served, on Mayor J. J. Cavanaugh, a United States Requisition Order claiming the old bridge that spans the Minnesota river at the north end of Lewis street.

Court House Cardiograph. Perhaps spelling “doom” for the iron fence around the court house, came a letter Tuesday morning to County Auditor A. A. Mertz, requesting the board of county commissioners to consider scrapping the rail. The letter pointed out that sentiment in the community apparently favored its removal. It is just a guess, but we’ll bet the commissioners will vote for the removal of the fence. One commissioner said: “If it will hit a Jap or a Nazi I’ll be glad to let the fence go.”

1967: Shakopee Valley News

Oct. 5, 1967

Dedication of the new Shakopee Edward and Grace Sweeney Elementary School, Tenth Avenue and Marystown Road, was held last Sunday, October 1, beginning at 2 p.m., with an open house and tours of the building from 2:45 to 5 p.m…

Evidence of vandalism by shooting was reported this week by Roman Luce whose farm is four miles south of Shakopee on Scott County No. 79 (O’Dowd Lakes Road), just northwest of Marystown. Luce brought in this electric fence charger that had holes, apparently pierced by bullets. He pointed out that “apparently some fun-loving fire-arm bearers had their fun channeled in the wrong direction.” The Scott County Sheriff’s department reported that also this past week was received a complaint of shooting mail boxes on Scott County Road No. 76.

Oct. 12, 1967

600 Tour School. Reported at the regular monthly meeting of the Shakopee Public School District No. 720 Monday evening of this week was that more than 600 attended the Dedication and Open House at the new Sweeney Elementary School on Sunday, October 1.


Break-In At Beverage Firm

Reported to Shakopee police was a break-in some time Wednesday evening of last week, October 4, at Rudy Gmitro Beverage, Inc., 134 South Main.

Entry was gained from the alley side through the basement and then through the warehouse on into the offices of the firm.

Missing were an adding machine and an electric typewriter.


Approval was given the Shakopee Utilities Commission for the letting of bids on the proposed garage and warehouse building, a 200 by 150 foot structure, proposed for the site at Naumkeag and Scott County Road 17.

Sealed bids are to be accepted until 3 p.m. Monday, October 30, by the Utilities Commission at the office in the Shakopee City building…

Pointed out was that the proposed new structure would include a meeting room that could also be used for public gatherings such as the Golden Age club and similar activity.

Oct. 19, 1967

Break-Ins At 3 City Firms Within 4 Days. City of Shakopee had a rash of three break-ins in four days this past week, with some $150 in cash and merchandise taken from Strunk’s Pharmacy on East First, $3,800 in guns from Engel’s Place on East First and an attempt to open the safe at Maus Super-Valu on West First apparently not successful…


87 Free Films Available From Phone Company

Northwestern Bell Telephone Company isn’t in the theater business, but it does have 87 different films available to loan to the public free of charge, W. R. Mahady, Shakopee manager, said this week.

Films cover a variety of subjects, including suggestions on home decorating, national defense, telephone research and development, safety, and, of course, several on good telephone usage, he added…

Oct. 26, 1967

Boy Scout Paper Drive Resumes On November 4

Shakopee Boy Scout Troop No. 218 has received notice that salvage paper can be collected again on a temporary basis.

The Shakopee troop is conducting a city-wide paper drive, to include newspapers only, on Saturday, November 4.

This date would resume the regular first Saturday of the month date the troop has used to collect paper since the 1920’s…


West End River Bridge Span ‘Choice’ Highway Dept. Reports

That the State Highway Department engineers would recommend proceeding with the original location of the new bridge span for the Minnesota River at Shakopee, from the Highway 169-212 wye just northeast of the city to just west of Rahr Malting on West First, was the report given by Highway Department engineers at a meeting Tuesday evening for this week in the Council Chambers of the Shakopee City Building.

This announcement came in a follow-up report by Highway engineers on the comparative cost and engineering studies of the west end location for the bridge span with that of the location at the east edge of Shakopee as sought by city officials, primarily to serve Valley Industrial Park…


Maurice Stans On Nixon Bandwagon

Maurice H. Stans, budget director under former President Dwight Eisenhower, and a member of the 1925 Shakopee High graduating class, for whom Stans Park was recently dedicated and named in his honor, has been named national finance chairman of the Nixon-For-President committee.

Stans made an appearance in Shakopee with former Vice President Nixon during the Eisenhower administration, when Nixon came to Shakopee as guest speaker at a testimonial dinner for Stans on Thursday, September 16, 1965. This event was sponsored by the Shakopee Education Association and the Shakopee Federation of Teachers in recognition of Stans’ assistance in the program for scholarships for post-high school study for Shakopee High graduating seniors.

1992: Shakopee Valley News

Oct. 1, 1992

After moving its restored house from 303 East First Avenue to 437 East Fourth Avenue, Van Horn Home Improvements has moved back to First Avenue. Van Horn Home Improvements has purchased an old house at 339 West First Avenue which will enjoy the same kind of window, door and siding improvements that the old Van Horn location enjoyed. Van Horn Home Improvements will be celebrating the Open House of its new offices at 339 West First Ave. today, tomorrow and Saturday (Oct. 1-3), 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. There will be a 25-percent discount available on Ply-Gem custom-made vinyl-replacement windows and doors. All Ply-Gem’s new styles will be on display. Free refreshments will also be available.

Out with the old, in with the new. Construction of a new Minnesota River bridge in downtown Shakopee continues this fall. Lunda Construction Co. of Black River Falls, Wis., is removing remnants from a previous bridge and will construct concrete piers. The bridge is expected to be completed in November 1993. Bid-letting on the companion downtown mini-bypass project is scheduled Oct. 23. The total project is scheduled for completion in November 1994.


Norwest remodeling, will add drive-up banking service

Remodeling and expansion projects at the Shakopee office of Norwest Bank were celebrated Sept. 15 during a ground-breaking ceremony.

According to Todd Schwartz, consumer bank manager and vice president, a new parking lot and five-lane drive-up banking area are being constructed adjacent to the south side of the bank. The new drive-up area will include a 24-hour automated-teller machine.

The bank’s interior will be remodeled to include a larger reception area and a teller station specifically designed to provide more access to those with disabilities. Also, there will be remodeling to provide separate offices and additional space for bankers to work individually with customers…


SACS’ endowment campaign begins

The Shakopee Area Catholic Schools (SACS) has begun a campaign to establish an education endowment. The endowment committee, chaired by Bert Notermann, is aiming for a $600,000 goal, in hopes that the fund will eventually grow to $1 million.

The endowment was established in March 1991 but the committee chose to hold off on the campaign until the parish center improvements at St. Mark’s were completed…

Oct. 8, 1992

Residents say taxes high but city services good

While Shakopee residents believe that in comparison to other suburban communities their property taxes are on the high side, they also appreciate the city services they get and are willing to pay for them.

And overall, a whopping 87 percent of city residents believe the quality of life in Shakopee is either “good” or “excellent…”

Oct. 15, 1992

Towering heights. Construction of a 265-foot malthouse tower at Rahr Malting Co. in Shakopee was completed this week. The malthouse is the fifth such structure at Rahr, and represents a major expansion by the Minneapolis-based firm. Construction of the tower required continuous pouring of concrete over about 400 hours involving 80 workers and two 12-hour shifts over about three weeks. The entire project is expected to be complete by January 1994.


City Council orders study proposal on Lions Park arena

Shakopee city officials hope they can get some lingering questions answered, once and for all, about a proposal to put a permanent roof over the Lions Park ice arena.

The council voted 5-0 on Oct. 6 to direct staff to prepare a “request for proposals,” for a feasibility study to provide those answers.

Among the topics council members want answers about concern the cost to operate the arena, anticipated revenues, and outlook for ice-rental income…

Oct. 22, 1992

SACS endowment campaign gets under way this week. The campaign to raise $600,000 in endowment funds for the Shakopee Area Catholic School (SACS) officially got under way this Wednesday as members of the advance gifts committee met for an orientation and training meeting. About 250 prospects from St. Mark’s and St. Mary’s in Shakopee, and St. Mary’s of Marystown, will be visited for lead-off gifts…


Hockey team will have a home away from home

The Shakopee Hockey team will hold its practices and games this coming winter season at the Eden Prairie Community Center.

According to Dale Vaughan, Shakopee High School’s director of activities, Shakopee will play all its home games at the Eden Prairie facility. Two of the Indians’ 10 home games will be played Saturday at 2 p.m. The other eight home games will be played weekdays at 4 p.m.…

Oct. 29, 1992

$10.6 million school bond referendum set for Feb. 2

The Shakopee School Board Monday voted unanimously to hold a $10.59 million bond referendum Feb. 2 for the acquisition of land, school expansions and improvements to facilities.

On Saturday, the School Board met in a special work session during which recommendations from facility committee members and Kevin Sullivan of Wold & Associates, the St. Paul architectural firm chosen for the design of the additions to Pearson and Sweeney elementary schools, were reviewed.

The board then came up with a pared-down version of the committee’s wish lists. If the referendum is successful, the district will make the following improvements:

* Expansion and remodeling at Pearson Elementary, estimated to cost $3.8 million…

* Expansion and remodeling at Sweeney Elementary, estimated to cost $4.345 million and be completed by August 1994…

* Land acquisition for expansion of the high school and outdoor facilities would cost an estimated $1.543 million, with a completion date of August 1994…

* Technology improvements throughout the district would cost an estimated $795,000, and be phased-in throughout 1993 and 1994…

* Another district project would include remodeling so that buildings are handicapped-accessible, at an estimated cost of $150,000…


Mishap causes five-day shutdown at Anchor Glass

The Shakopee Fire Department was called to Anchor Glass Container Corp. early Friday after a furnace – which holds 300 tons of molten glass – leaked, spewing 150 tons of the hot liquid to a retaining vat, according to Plant Manager Don Hennen.

The incident resulted in a shutdown until Wednesday…

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