f/8 and Be There by Fred Lynch http://www.semissourian.com/blogs/flynch/ en-us Eddie Erlbacher builds towboat http://www.semissourian.com/blogs/flynch/entry/67717 Dec. 21, 1935 Southeast Missourian Another 60 days will see completion of this $125,000 Mississippi River towboat which Eddie Erlbacher is building at his docks off North Main street south of the shoe factory. The picture shows the boat in its partial completion state. (G.D. Fronabarger photo) Girardeau-Built Towboat, Costing $125,000, to be Ready in Sixty Days If things go well at Cape Girardeau's "shipyard" on the Mississippi River at the north edge of the... Wed, 24 May 2017 00:00:17 -0500 College High graduates - Class of 1956 http://www.semissourian.com/blogs/flynch/entry/68529 Members of the graduating class of College High School pose for G.D. Fronabarger in these photos published May 18, 1956 in the Southeast Missourian. Above, from left, front row: Wayne Kight, Bob Adams, Jimmy Fischer, Dean Farrow, Marilyn Borchelt, Nylah Portlock and Shirley Spurlock; second row: Burton Windeknecht, Earl James, Sara Jane Hanebrink, Nadine Summers, Judith Lindsay, Kenneth Kuykendall and Jim Putnam; back row: David Lange, Ronnie Kirkpatrick, Bob Etherton, Carl Armstrong, Bill... Mon, 22 May 2017 00:00:29 -0500 P.M. scenes: 'A Day in the Life of Cape Girardeau' http://www.semissourian.com/blogs/flynch/entry/68779 Previous blog: Staff and community photographers hit the streets on May 7, 1987 to record on film the everyday scenes that normally don't make the news: 'A Day in the Life of Cape Girardeau' Here are more photographs from that ordinary day. Sandy, a two-year-old golden retriever, is ready for a ride on the motorcycle at 2:30 p.m. Owner Chris Cook says Sandy can sit up, jump over the motorcycle, count and turn out the light. (Bill Chamberlain photo) Cape Girardeau is... Wed, 17 May 2017 00:00:26 -0500 The worst flash flood in Cape Girardeau http://www.semissourian.com/blogs/flynch/entry/68260 On May 15, 1986, flash flood waters from Cape LaCroix Creek spilled over the roadway and vehicles at the Kingshighway and Independence intersection, remaining the next day when this photo was taken. (Mark Sterkel photo) May 15, 1987 Southeast Missourian 1 year later: Flood control efforts stepped up By Mark Bliss and Peggy Scott CAPE GIRARDEAU - One year after flood waters ravaged Cape Girardeau, city officials and community leaders are still working to help ensure the... Mon, 15 May 2017 00:00:30 -0500 'A Day in the Life of Cape Girardeau' http://www.semissourian.com/blogs/flynch/entry/68430 Niti Pratoomsindh hits the street with his camera for "A Day in the Life of Cape Girardeau." (Joel House photo) More photographs from that day are below this introduction to a special photography section published June 28, 1987 in the Southeast Missourian: A Day in the Life of Cape Girardeau Cape Girardeau is people. The individuals who make up the heart of the city are those who most often receive the least recognition. They are just regular people doing regular... Wed, 10 May 2017 00:00:45 -0500 Record river crest in 1943 http://www.semissourian.com/blogs/flynch/entry/68906 Mississippi River flooding at Cape Girardeau, May 27, 1943, with the record river stage at 42.4 feet. The highest recorded crest of the Mississippi River at Cape Girardeau was 48.86 feet on Jan. 2, 2016. May 27, 1943 Southeast Missourian River Tops All-Time Record Mark 42.3 Reading at Girardeau Sudden Foot Rise in 6 Hours Breaks 99-year Record Here The Mississippi River today set an all-time high record at Cape Girardeau. With a stage at 8 a.m. of 42.3 feet, the river,... Mon, 08 May 2017 00:00:09 -0500 Mock tornado drill in 1982 http://www.semissourian.com/blogs/flynch/entry/68689 May 3, 1982 Southeast Missourian A mock tornado, a part of a disaster program presented Sunday afternoon, roared out of the south and touched down at Cape County Farm Park. Shown above, a man was found in tree limbs. See more photos below. (Fred Lynch photos) Mock tornado hits county, disaster crews go into action It was one of the worst disasters to ever strike Cape County. Fortunately, it never happened. It was all make-believe, the victims nothing more than actors in a disaster... Wed, 03 May 2017 00:00:52 -0500 Kelly FFA, Tom Lett project http://www.semissourian.com/blogs/flynch/entry/68579 March 18, 1959 Southeast Missourian Community beautification. These members of the Future Farmers of America chapter at Kelly High School, near Benton, Missouri, are shown as they pitched in Friday on a community project on the Chamber of Commerce property at Benton, planting multiflora rose and loblolly pine. In the background is the abandoned grade school, which has been equipped as a furniture manufacturing plant. In the foreground is the vocational agriculture instructor, Tom Lett, and... Mon, 01 May 2017 00:00:12 -0500 Campus School garden - then and now http://www.semissourian.com/blogs/flynch/entry/68743 May 19, 1956 Southeast Missourian Youngsters start early in Cape learning about garden care. This kindergarten group, supervised by Miss Louise M. Gross at College Training School, are weeding and trimming out the flower beds. In the photo are Tom Otto, John Sheets, John Rueseler, Walter Lamkin, Fred Naeter, Cynthia Schoss and Martha Vogel. (G.D. Fronabarger photo) The former school playground is now a parking lot. The photo below taken April 13, 2017 shows the "gum tree" at... Wed, 26 Apr 2017 00:00:05 -0500 Elephants delight thousands at Houck Stadium http://www.semissourian.com/blogs/flynch/entry/68153 The Southeast Missourian's 50th anniversary circus featured elephants June 7, 1954 at Houck Stadium. The Tom Packs Circus was seen by two capacity crowds. (G.D. Fronabarger photos) ----------------------------- June 8, 1954 Southeast Missourian __9274 See Performances of Anniversary Circus in Cape__ Two capacity crowds--the official ticket count showed 9274, the greatest number of people ever to see a single entertainment feature in Cape Girardeau history--laughed and... Mon, 24 Apr 2017 00:00:34 -0500 The third steamer Cape Girardeau http://www.semissourian.com/blogs/flynch/entry/68212 With the loss of the second steamer Cape Girardeau in 1916, the Cape Girardeau trade was carried on for the Eagle Packet Co. by the steamer Bald Eagle until 1924. On April 23, 1924, with Capt. William "Buck" Leyhe barking orders from the upper deck, the third and final steamer Cape Girardeau docked here for its christening ceremony. It was 233 feet long and was steel-hulled. A crowd of more than 5,000 persons jammed the wharf to welcome the town's namesake. It was christened... Wed, 19 Apr 2017 00:00:09 -0500 First woman meter reader in Cape http://www.semissourian.com/blogs/flynch/entry/67710 Aug. 17, 1973 Southeast Missourian The first woman meter reader in Cape Girardeau, Miss Janet Crites, is learning the ability to subtract is a must in determining the amount of various utilities residents have used in a month. Her instructor is Jimmie L. Smyth, district manager for Missouri Utilities Co. First woman meter reader to 'lib' it up in Girardeau By Cecelia Sonderman She's that gal about town. She might be seen scanning the yards, the basements, the closets... Mon, 17 Apr 2017 00:00:49 -0500 State College Pep Band 1961 http://www.semissourian.com/blogs/flynch/entry/68542 Feb. 15, 1961 Southeast Missourian The State College Pep Band presented a jazz concert at the half of the Springfield-State College cage game Monday night. The organization, members self-supported, are shown in their new uniforms at final rehearsal before the game. Rudy Gardner is the director. Front row, left to right: Gardner, Jim Dunlap, Glory Kissel, Jerry Oliver, Jim Leist, Ron Hahs, and Nick Leist. Second row: Fred Palmer, Dave Miller, John Rice, Gene Zeile, Tom Dickens, Jackie Crites... Wed, 12 Apr 2017 00:00:42 -0500 May Greene School: a new spirit http://www.semissourian.com/blogs/flynch/entry/68595 March 1, 1982 Southeast Missourian Sam Jarrell, principal of May Greene School, displays the school banner to Billy Stringfield and Nicole Robinson. T-shirts are worn once a week on a designated day to enhance school spirit. Billy is the school artist who drew the bobcat symbol. In photo below, Gloria Willis and Lory Gavi are seen as they make a sale to Catherine Rhoton and William Campbell. Lee Ayers, left, Chris Chapman and Deniese Wynn proudly display the craft items they... Mon, 10 Apr 2017 00:00:47 -0500 Central High student body in 1964 http://www.semissourian.com/blogs/flynch/entry/68154 The student body of Cape Girardeau Central High School gathered in front of the school along Caruthers Avenue in 1964. The following item from Out of the Past, Sept. 18, 2014, might describe the scene: Central High School students are caught between morning rain and a bomb scare; an anonymous bomb ruse causes the school to be evacuated while authorities search the building; heavy rain drenches many pupils and teachers before they are allowed to return to the... Wed, 05 Apr 2017 00:00:32 -0500 Spradling's spaghetti, more by Frony http://www.semissourian.com/blogs/flynch/entry/68191 Sept. 23, 1959 Southeast Missourian Mrs. Albert M. Spradling Jr.'s spaghetti dinner is looked upon as gourmet fare by the men in her family. Her young sons, Al, shown here with his mother, and Bob, insist that she put mushrooms and ripe olives in the meat sauce. (G.D. Fronabarger photo) Spaghetti dish, with tangy meat sauce, featured in Cape A big platter of fluffy spaghetti oozing with a tangy meat sauce--a salad of "everything green"--and thick slices of hot crunchy... Mon, 03 Apr 2017 00:00:09 -0500 Joey Haines new SEMO State track coach in 1982 http://www.semissourian.com/blogs/flynch/entry/68541 July 16, 1982 Southeast Missourian SEMO State athletic director Marvin Rosengarten introduces new track coach Joey Haines to the media at a press conference on Thursday, July 15, 1982. Haines, who coached at Austin Peay the past four years, takes over for Kevin White. __Haines takes over SEMO State track__ There were three reasons why Joey Haines was selected from a field of 40 applicants to be Southeast Missouri State's new track coach, athletic director Marvin Rosengarten... Wed, 29 Mar 2017 00:00:06 -0500 Reynolds House saved in 1982 http://www.semissourian.com/blogs/flynch/entry/68594 The Reynolds House, 623 N. Main St., is seen March 23, 2017 in Cape Girardeau. March 4, 1982 Southeast Missourian Historical Association acquires Reynolds House on North Main It came close to being torn down and being used as a parking lot, but thanks to the efforts of the Historical Association of Greater Cape Girardeau, the 125-year-old Reynolds House on North Main street has been spared demolition and will be renovated in much the same fashion as the Glenn House here has... Mon, 27 Mar 2017 00:00:17 -0500 Joe Uhls, SEMO State baseball coach http://www.semissourian.com/blogs/flynch/entry/68048 March 17, 1977 Southeast Missourian Coach Joe Uhls, veteran head coach of the SEMO State baseball Indians, talks with a group of veteran pitchers during a break in drills at Capaha Park. The Indians open the season Friday against Memphis CBC, with a doubleheader, scheduled to start at 1 p.m. Above, from left: Trae Hastings, Mark Doerr, Jeff Hunt, Don Buechting and Terry Bazzel. Bazel was on red-shirt status last year. Below, Coach Uhls talks with an umpire during a game. (Fred Lynch... Wed, 22 Mar 2017 00:00:45 -0500 Two-lane Highway 61 widened in 1977 http://www.semissourian.com/blogs/flynch/entry/68045 March 17, 1977 Southeast Missourian Crews for R.B. Potashnick Construction, Inc. have begun the $2.2 million widening project for Highway 34-61. Trees near Wedekind Park are being removed. The road will be divided from the Interstate 55 intersection, east to a point near Boulder Crest drive on the downhill side. From there it will be an undivided four-lane road to where the present four lanes end near Route W. March 25, 1977 Southeast Missourian The once... Mon, 20 Mar 2017 00:00:58 -0500