f/8 and Be There by Fred Lynch http://www.semissourian.com/blogs/flynch/ en-us Capaha locomotive asbestos removed http://www.semissourian.com/blogs/flynch/entry/67491 Dec. 3, 1986 Southeast Missourian Above, Carl Koessel, one of the workers who will help with the asbestos removal, and Jack Richey, with United Thermal Industries of Marion, Illinois, look over the locomotive at Capaha Park before building the structure which will surround the locomotive during the actual asbestos removal. Below, Lenny Essner of the Local 1770 Carpenters Union removes parts of the old locomotive at Capaha Park in preparation for removal of the asbestos. Work began... Wed, 30 Nov 2016 00:00:27 -0600 New Interstate 55 affects Highway 61 business http://www.semissourian.com/blogs/flynch/entry/67555 Sept. 7, 1972 Southeast Missourian Opening of Interstate 55 from Fruitland to Brewer has curbed the heavy volume of business along Highway 61, but to some it offers long-awaited solitude. Orville Holcomb, above, owner of Holcomb's Red Barn, an antique shop three miles north of Fruitland, enjoys a relaxing moment outside his business without the steady hum of passing trucks and cars. Below, Howard McCain pumps gas at Cape County Oil Co., Fruitland, which reports an 80 per cent... Mon, 28 Nov 2016 00:00:18 -0600 Circus parade on Broadway http://www.semissourian.com/blogs/flynch/entry/66641 Oct. 11, 1981 Southeast Missourian The Franzen Brothers Circus came to Cape Girardeau Saturday, kicking off with an old-fashioned parade from Capaha Park to Arena Park. Above, an elephant performs for onlookers along Broadway at the urging of trainer Wayne Franzen. Below, Justin Cannon, the six-year-old son of Mr. and Mrs. Bob Cannon, is greeted by one of the many friendly clowns who took part in the parade. The circus was sponsored by the Cape Girardeau Shrine Club, whose members walked... Wed, 23 Nov 2016 00:00:20 -0600 Fonnie Jones painted Main Street http://www.semissourian.com/blogs/flynch/entry/67490 May 23, 1976 Southeast Missourian There is only one man in Cape Girardeau who can lay claim to having painted every building on Main street, and he is Fonnie Jones. Above, he works on a Main street building. Above, Fonnie Jones works at Broadway and Main streets. Below, he enjoys the view of the Mississippi River while working on top of the floodwall. (Gordon L. McBride photos) In the distance is the Mayflower weather vane which Fonnie Jones has painted a number of times... Mon, 21 Nov 2016 00:00:40 -0600 Jackson's Rotary Lake dedicated http://www.semissourian.com/blogs/flynch/entry/67388 Aug. 27, 1976 Southeast Missourian Thank-you messages to the Jackson Rotary Club were plentiful Thursday night when the new 10-acre lake in Jackson City Park was dedicated. The lake was built by the Rotarians at a cost of $11,000, and the crowd attending the ceremony heard Mayor Carlton Meyer and Mrs. Mysie Keene, Jackson Park Board chairman, express appreciation to the club. Dr. T. Wayne Lewis, club president, christened the lake, which will be stocked with fish next year and should be... Wed, 16 Nov 2016 00:00:56 -0600 Independence Street tracks removed http://www.semissourian.com/blogs/flynch/entry/67427 Nov. 7, 1986 Southeast Missourian Removal of the Independence Street railroad tracks is underway in Cape Girardeau. The rail line, which runs partially down the middle of Independence Street, was abandoned last year. For years, it has created hazardous driving along that stretch of road. See story below. (David Hente photo) Nov. 7, 1986 Southeast Missourian __Independence rail removal begins__ By David Hente The long-awaited removal of the abandoned Missouri... Mon, 14 Nov 2016 00:00:19 -0600 Pigeon Racing http://www.semissourian.com/blogs/flynch/entry/67361 April 25, 1976 Southeast Missourian Bill Headrick checks racing homing pigeons Friday, April 23, 1976, as he starts final preparations for the race on Sunday. The pigeons were sent to Newport, Arkansas, early Sunday morning for the 150-mile flight back to Cape Girardeau. Below, Kris Headrick, 11-year-old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Bill Headrick, displays one of her racing homing pigeons (Fred Lynch photos) Pigeon racing: a really true sport [The red-bar hen checked in at 9:30... Wed, 09 Nov 2016 00:00:42 -0600 Clark Avenue then and now http://www.semissourian.com/blogs/flynch/entry/64755 G.D. Fronabarger made this picture of the 100 block of North Clark Avenue at the Whitener street intersection circa 1961. That's the year Grace United Methodist Church was built, seen in the distance on the right, beyond the Central High School property. Below is how the scene looks in January, 2016. Previous blog: {http://www.semissourian.com/blogs/flynch/entry/65267 West Independence then and now} Mon, 07 Nov 2016 00:00:22 -0600 Kingsway Skate Club http://www.semissourian.com/blogs/flynch/entry/67362 Sept. 5, 1976 Southeast Missourian Skating is just a matter of practice as Scott Wilson and Beth Beasley will be sure to tell you. Above, the young skaters (Beth is the youngest member of the Kingsway Skate Club) practice on their spins before an exhibition. Below, Laura McNeely, left, and Lisa Sutherland perform their duet free-style skating routine. (Fred Lynch photos) Above, skating coach Mrs. Sheri Dillow and Terry White lead the other skaters through some basic... Wed, 02 Nov 2016 00:00:24 -0500 Coach Marvin Rosengarten http://www.semissourian.com/blogs/flynch/entry/67355 Sept. 7, 1975 Southeast Missourian Coach Marvin Rosengarten, veteran cross-country and track and field coach at SEMO State University, keeps tabs on runners during a practice session at Capaha Park. Indian distance men cover about 100 miles a week--besides competitive action--during the harrier season. (Fred Lynch photo) April 2, 2002 Southeast Missourian Rosengarten was a pioneer in Southeast Athletics By Larry Lewis Marvin Rosengarten may have been the single most important... Mon, 31 Oct 2016 00:00:07 -0500 Mary Kempe, longtime librarian http://www.semissourian.com/blogs/flynch/entry/67099 Oct. 28, 1960 Southeast Missourian A new book in the Public Library stock, with others on the counter before her, is examined by Miss Mary Kempe, new Cape Girardeau librarian. She succeeds Miss Ross L. Crigler, who resigned and plans a rest for a time. Miss Kempe, reference librarian, said she had consented to take the position at least for the time being depending on how the work load develops without a staff replacement. R.E.L. Lamkin Jr., president of the Cape Girardeau Public Library... Wed, 26 Oct 2016 00:00:01 -0500 Seeds of Cape County health unit http://www.semissourian.com/blogs/flynch/entry/67384 Nov. 30, 1973 Southeast Missourian Mrs. Robert Wallis, left, and Mrs. W.A. (Charlotte) Craig, nurses serving as coordinators for the upcoming health unit election: "A public health unit today means meeting the health needs of a population at less cost." Nurses work to promote health unit By Sally Wright Brown Giving a diabetic the daily insulin injections he must have to survive. Providing a young accident victim with regular medical attention. Clearing a restaurant... Mon, 24 Oct 2016 00:00:51 -0500 Cape police classroom 1960 http://www.semissourian.com/blogs/flynch/entry/66658 Feb. 27, 1960 Southeast Missourian Achievement Edition Attendance at a two-hour period of schooling each Tuesday morning is one of the requirements to be met by members of the police department. Here, Sgt. Ivan E. McLain of the criminal division is giving a demonstration in the regular classroom location in the basement of the new headquarters building. Chief Percy R. Little (standing) supervises the school. Observing the demonstation are: First row, left to right: Patrolman Glen A. Wilson,... Wed, 19 Oct 2016 00:00:38 -0500 Bill Coomer, magician http://www.semissourian.com/blogs/flynch/entry/65064 Bill Coomer entertains a young school group with magic in 1982. (Mark Sterkel photos) Bill Coomer shows the children how the Chinese linking rings illusion can resemble a Disney character. Bill Coomer performs a signature trick, tearing up a newspaper and restoring it. -------------------------------------------------- June 20, 1980 Southeast Missourian Who says a nickel won't buy anything anymore? Five cents proved its old-time value Thursday night for... Mon, 17 Oct 2016 00:00:55 -0500 'SEMO Red' university mascot http://www.semissourian.com/blogs/flynch/entry/67062 Oct. 12, 1986 Southeast Missourian Danielle Hennecke, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Bill Hennecke of Cape Girardeau, meets SEMO Red during the annual Southeast Missouri State University Homecoming parade Saturday morning. (Fred Lynch photo) SEMO Red made his debut a year earlier: Oct. 22, 1985 Southeast Missourian (excerpt) Rep. Kasten to serve as SEMO parade marshal State Rep. Mary Kasten, R-Cape Girardeau, will serve as marshal for the SEMO State University Homecoming... Wed, 12 Oct 2016 00:00:20 -0500 GOP's Spiro T. Agnew visits Cape Girardeau http://www.semissourian.com/blogs/flynch/entry/67245 Maryland Gov. Spiro T. Agnew, Republican nominee for vice president, meets people Oct. 3, 1968 at the Cape Girardeau Municipal Airport. Oct. 3, 1968 Southeast Missourian The Boeing 727 jet airplane which carried the Republican nominee for vice president in to Cape Girardeau today is one of the largest ever landed at the Cape airport. Oct. 4, 1968 Southeast Missourian Thursday was a big day for Cape Girardeau Republicans. The party's vice presidential... Mon, 10 Oct 2016 00:00:00 -0500 Football rivalry: Jackson's Webber vs. Central's Waller http://www.semissourian.com/blogs/flynch/entry/66642 Jackson head coach Paul Webber gives assistant Dave Riney a ride after after the Indians' big win over the Central Tigers Thursday, Oct. 8, 1981 at Houck Stadium. Jackson defeated Central 22-3 for their first win over the Tigers since 1975. More than 9,000 fans attended the football game. (Fred Lynch photos) Cape Girardeau Central coach Tom Waller, center, and assistant Larry Clemens, left, offer their congratulations to Jackson coach Paul Webber following the gridiron clash... Wed, 05 Oct 2016 00:00:27 -0500 Riverfront Park built in 1986 http://www.semissourian.com/blogs/flynch/entry/67067 Oct. 1, 1986 Southeast Missourian Construction work continues on Cape Girardeau's riverfront park project. The contractor, Kiefner Brothers, Inc. of Cape Girardeau has completed about a third of the concrete work. The project involves construction of terraces for a riverfront amphitheater and boat ramps on both sides of the amphitheater. (Fred Lynch photo) Here are recent views of Riverfront Park with the USS LST 325 docked there: USS LST 325 in Cape Girardeau Mon, 03 Oct 2016 00:00:30 -0500 Don Louis Lorimier http://www.semissourian.com/blogs/flynch/entry/66490 Aug. 18, 1956 Southeast Missourian The only picture of Don Louis Lorimier is the painting done by Tony Rosso, a member of The Missourian art staff, who did the painting in 1946 from a description of Lorimier written by Louis Houck. In the painting, Lorimier is astride his spotted pony, using his long queue as a riding whip. The description of Lorimier was printed in this story from the sesquicentennial edition of the Southeast Missourian: Lorimier, Founder of Cape, Lived an... Wed, 28 Sep 2016 00:00:05 -0500 Breathalyzer for Cape police 1960 http://www.semissourian.com/blogs/flynch/entry/66657 Nov. 1, 1960 Southeast Missourian The new Breathalyzer, used to determine intoxication of drivers and other persons suspected of being drunk, arrived at Cape Girardeau police station Monday and was demonstrated for various area law enforcement officers. From the left, Sgt. G.W. Lampley of the State Highway Patrol, Cape Police Chief Percy R. Little, Cape County Sheriff John C. Crites, Evidence Technician of the Highway Patrol Sgt. Howard I. Rhodes, Cape City Court Judge Vernon Auer, Cape... Mon, 26 Sep 2016 00:00:46 -0500