f/8 and Be There by Fred Lynch http://www.semissourian.com/blogs/flynch/ en-us Old McKendree Chapel restoration in 1977 http://www.semissourian.com/blogs/flynch/entry/68693 Above: Reginald Gerhardt, left, of Old Appleton, nails metal lath between logs as Ed Hahn of Jackson removes old mortar on Old McKendree Chapel during restoration work. Below: Robert Kasten of Cape Girardeau sweeps up debris after the workers completed the north wall of the old shrine. Bottom: Weatherboarding is shown above the entrance to Old McKendree Chapel. (Fred Lynch photos) Wed, 20 Sep 2017 00:00:40 -0500 Out of Egypt: Needles' research journey http://www.semissourian.com/blogs/flynch/entry/69023 Sept. 14, 1977 Southeast Missourian Mr. and Mrs. Frank W. ("Bill") Needle Jr. pore over material on Egypt at their home in Cape Girardeau. The couple made a research journey to that land last year and came away not only with the information they were seeking, but an array of unusual experiences. (Fred Lynch photo) __Letter, taxis, planes, cats liven up Egyptian trip__ By Judith Ann Crow and Don Gordon A London-to-Cairo flight diverted from its normal routing. Israeli warplanes... Mon, 18 Sep 2017 00:00:48 -0500 Soldier statue, fountain restored http://www.semissourian.com/blogs/flynch/entry/68943 Aug. 30, 1982 Southeast Missourian Cape Girardeau firemen began working today on the soldier statue that stands at the center of the historic Courthouse Park Fountain. About a half-dozen off-duty firemen were working on the fountain and statue this morning. Scaffolding was put up, and workers have begun to scrape off green paint from the pewter statue. Here fireman Mike Carlton gently removes years of paint from the statue. Renovation work on the fountain will include installation of a... Wed, 13 Sep 2017 00:00:11 -0500 St. Vincent's College aerial in 1981 http://www.semissourian.com/blogs/flynch/entry/69491 The former St. Vincent's College and Seminary site, now the River Campus of Southeast Missouri State University, is seen in this aerial photo taken in 1981. Notice the basketball gymnasium, below, and handball court, upper left. Both no longer exist. The college was founded by the Congregation of the Mission, also known as the Vincentians, and chartered by the state of Missouri in 1843. After 1979, the site was converted to an Evangelization Center which continued until 1989. The property... Mon, 11 Sep 2017 00:00:16 -0500 Gridiron Meat Loaf http://www.semissourian.com/blogs/flynch/entry/68238 Aug. 29, 1962 Southeast Missourian Jim Springs, left, and Dan Dunagan, friends since boyhood, enjoy a hearty laugh over a hearty, charcoal-cooked Gridiron Meat Loaf, their original recipe. (G.D. Fronabarger photo) Meat loaf, masculine version, a treat Adventures in home cooking await those who learn to use ground beef skillfully and with ingenuity. Many men like to experiment with cooking and recipes, but few devise ones they wish to repeat. Amateur chefs Dan Dunagan and Jim D.... Wed, 06 Sep 2017 00:00:00 -0500 Sunday sales 'Blue Law' put to vote http://www.semissourian.com/blogs/flynch/entry/69025 Sept. 5, 1982 Southeast Missourian A petition drive is underway in Cape County to put the question of Sunday sales before voters in the November election. The drive, headed by an action group known as the "Open Sundays Committee," seeks to have the state's Blue Law repealed in Cape County, thus clearing the way for businesses to open on Sundays. Here, at a petition booth at West Park Mall, Jim Mayhew gets a signature from Peggy King as Terry Warren keeps an eye out for... Mon, 04 Sep 2017 00:00:35 -0500 Farmers' tractorcade on Broadway http://www.semissourian.com/blogs/flynch/entry/68942 Aug. 29, 1982 Southeast Missourian Merchants and shoppers on Broadway in downtown Cape Girardeau were confronted with an unusual sight Friday afternoon when more than 30 Southeast Missouri farmers, all members of the American Agriculture Movement, drove their tractors to the offices of 8th District Republican Congressman Bill Emerson and his Democratic challenger Jerry Ford. The offices are located about a block from each other on Broadway. Stronger parities needed, says... Wed, 30 Aug 2017 00:00:42 -0500 Bob Hope: Thanks for the memories http://www.semissourian.com/blogs/flynch/entry/68938 Comedian Bob Hope drives a golf ball toward the northwest from the roof of the Show Me Center on Friday, Aug. 28, 1987, prior to his show that evening. Observing his style are David Ross, left, Show Me Center director; Jim Doyle, events coordinator; and Cord Dombrowski, a member of the board of managers. Below, Hope autographs a few golf balls. (Fred Lynch photos) Bob Hope talks with the press during his arrival at the Cape Girardeau Municipal Airport. He autographed a... Mon, 28 Aug 2017 00:00:31 -0500 Cape Rock a historic landmark? http://www.semissourian.com/blogs/flynch/entry/69685 Oct. 5, 1980 Southeast Missourian A towboat passes by Cape Rock, one of Cape Girardeau's picturesque and historic spots. Duncan Wilkie, a SEMO State University instructor and archaeologist, and the Cape Girardeau County Historical Society are trying to gather enough evidence to prove the site was a trading post in the 1730s and have the site listed in the National Register of Historic Places. (Fred Lynch photo) Girardot solid as a rock... Cape Rock "On this rock promontory,... Wed, 23 Aug 2017 00:00:32 -0500 Solar eclipse over Cape Girardeau in 1984 http://www.semissourian.com/blogs/flynch/entry/69650 May 30, 1984 Southeast Missourian Dr. Leo Connolly of the SEMO State University physics faculty mans an "eclipse station" from a fence on the campus as spectators wait their turn to view the solar event through specially set up telescopes. The eclipse dimmed skies in every state but Alaska today. The peak of the eclipse came here at about 11:20 a.m with about 80 percent of the sun's image covered by the moon. The event is precisely known as an "annular eclipse"... Mon, 21 Aug 2017 00:00:40 -0500 Independence & West End Boulevard - then and now http://www.semissourian.com/blogs/flynch/entry/69250 July 30, 1961 Southeast Missourian A crew from the Cape Girardeau Public Works Department continues to work on putting in new pavement at the intersection of Independence and Boulevard. The truck in the center is moving through the only portion of the intersection open to traffic. Police have issued 43 citations to drivers failing to obey traffic signs at the detours. Below is a recent photograph of the intersection. In the 1961 photo, a sign identifies Herman's Shell Service.... Wed, 16 Aug 2017 00:00:41 -0500 Landfill closed, now Galaxy Park http://www.semissourian.com/blogs/flynch/entry/68939 Aug. 19, 1987 Southeast Missourian The city of Cape Girardeau is expected to spend about $613,000 in meeting state requirements regarding the closing of the Cape Girardeau landfill, shown above. The estimated cost is substantially less than the approximately $5 million which Missouri Department of Natural Resources officials had initially projected for the job. (Mark Sterkel photo) Cost of closing city landfill could be about $613,000 City manager Gary A. Eide discussed the closing... Mon, 14 Aug 2017 00:00:38 -0500 Arena locomotive named 'Hoppy' http://www.semissourian.com/blogs/flynch/entry/69207 May 17, 1987 Southeast Missourian The train engine in Arena Park will bear the nickname of Jim Johnson's great-grandfather Virgil "Hoppy" Hopkins. The name was chosen from over 1,200 entries. "Hoppy" worked on the train when it was in operation at Marquette Cement. (Fred Lynch photo) Arena train named after switchman CAPE GIRARDEAU - An 11-year-old Cape Girardeau boy thought the train at Arena Park should be named after his great-grandfather who worked on the... Wed, 09 Aug 2017 00:00:23 -0500 Michael Reagan's upriver speedboat record http://www.semissourian.com/blogs/flynch/entry/68926 July 23, 1982 Southeast Missourian With a helicopter for an escort, Michael Reagan's speedboat blazes by Cape Girardeau enroute to setting a new upriver speed record between New Orleans and St. Louis. The helicopter flew ahead of Reagan's boat to locate logs and other river debris that could cause damage to the boat. Traveling at about 55 miles per hour, Reagan and the helicopter whizzed under the Mississippi River bridge here at about 2:15 p.m. Thursday. (Fred Lynch... Mon, 07 Aug 2017 00:00:47 -0500 Wanted! Train Robbers http://www.semissourian.com/blogs/flynch/entry/68934 Above, Gene Johnson, left, and John Burton ride out of a corn field to surprise passengers on the St. Louis, Iron Mountain & Southern Railway train. Below, Burton and Johnson catch up to the train. See more photos below story. July 26, 1987 Southeast Missourian Rowdy raiders rob relaxing rail riders By Peggy Scott A ruthless gang of gun-toting bandits has been terrorizing Southeast Missouri residents and visitors, robbing trains and most recently a Charleston... Wed, 02 Aug 2017 00:00:36 -0500 LaPierre-Sawyer Handle Factory in Jackson http://www.semissourian.com/blogs/flynch/entry/68929 July 28, 1982 Southeast Missourian Jackson Chamber of Commerce members and area farmers tour the LaPierre-Sawyer Handle Factory in Jackson. Dealing Runnels, photo above, explains handle grading to the group. In photo below, Marlin Collins explains the lacquer and drying process. The factory visit was part of the annual farm and business tour sponsored by the chamber and the Cape County Pork Producers. The factory, which has been operating in Jackson for more than 82 years, manufactures... Mon, 31 Jul 2017 00:00:24 -0500 Riverfest '82 http://www.semissourian.com/blogs/flynch/entry/69384 June 20, 1982 Southeast Missourian Had Mark Twain happened down the muddy Mississippi Saturday, he would have surely wondered what had become of his "monstrous big river" that he described in "Life on the Mississippi" as not only the longest (4,300 miles) but the "crookedest river in the world." All the commotion on the Cape Girardeau riverfront, Twain would have learned, was Riverfest '82, and like the river it was a "monstrous big"... Wed, 26 Jul 2017 00:00:52 -0500 Gas War! Fuel prices plunge in Cape Girardeau http://www.semissourian.com/blogs/flynch/entry/68796 July 13, 1972 Southeast Missourian New station starts gas war Hundreds of motorists, some waiting in line as long as 20 to 30 minutes, flocked into two self-service filling stations here today to pay the lowest gasoline prices conceivable. Most left wishing the tanks of their cars were only bigger. A gas war like Cape Girardeau has never seen was sparked by the grand opening today of a new Saveway Service Station at Houck Place and Broadway. The U-Pump Service Station, Pacific... Mon, 24 Jul 2017 00:00:19 -0500 Tom Harte creates 'My Daddy's Cheesecake' http://www.semissourian.com/blogs/flynch/entry/68470 July 19, 1987 Southeast Missourian Tom Harte, left, serves Lauchette Low and David K. McKinney some of his cheesecake at Jeremiah's Restaurant. Harte, a college professor who likes to cook, will provide the restaurant with one of his dessert specialties, cheesecake, as a part-time business. (Fred Lynch photo) __This SEMO college professor is a chef__ By Ray Owen, Associate Editor Tom Harte is a college professor who believes that man shall not live by bread alone. The proof is in... Wed, 19 Jul 2017 00:00:51 -0500 Folk singer Jeannie Hinck: 'The Battle of the Beans' http://www.semissourian.com/blogs/flynch/entry/69351 June 11, 1982 Southeast Missourian Jeannie Hinck, local folk-song writer, sings her recent recording, "Political Prisoner," in front of the bars of Common Pleas Courthouse in Cape Girardeau. The well-known yellow ribbon on her guitar symbolizes support for farmer Wayne Cryts. On the flip side of the record is "The Wayne Cryts Song," with a subtitle, "The Battle of the Beans." [The song can be found on YouTube.] (Fred Lynch photo) Folk singer finds new farmer... Mon, 17 Jul 2017 00:00:26 -0500