f/8 and Be There by Fred Lynch http://www.semissourian.com/blogs/flynch/ en-us 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 Parking tickets "civilianized" http://www.semissourian.com/blogs/flynch/entry/66001 Aug. 12, 1981 Southeast Missourian In her second day on the job today, police aide Kathy Payne marks the tires on a car on Water street. She is one of two women hired by the city recently as part of a new system of administering parking tickets and fines. Parking tickets easier to pay By Greg Sellnow Cape Girardeau residents who receive parking tickets will no longer need to be processed as if they had committed a major offense. Beginning Friday, a new system will go into effect... Wed, 21 Sep 2016 00:00:20 -0500 Cape Girardeau Northern Engine No. 9 http://www.semissourian.com/blogs/flynch/entry/64568 Louis Houck completed the basic lines of the Cape Girardeau Northern Railroad by 1905. That line extended from the Thebes bridge to Cape Girardeau and on to Jackson, Perryville and Perryville Junction opposite Chester, Ill., on the Frisco line. In Cape Girardeau, underpasses had to be constructed on Good Hope street and Morgan Oak street. Employees of Houck's railroad lined up in front of Engine No. 9 and the C.G.N. depot on Independence Street for this photo. The Missouri Pacific... Mon, 19 Sep 2016 00:00:26 -0500 Louis Houck on the stump http://www.semissourian.com/blogs/flynch/entry/64484 Sept. 11, 1925 Southeast Missourian, New Building Edition Mr. Louis Houck At the great memorial meeting held at the State College to eulogize Louis Houck, president of the Board of Regents for nearly 40 years, and recognized as the father of the institution, it was said that if a permanent memorial is to be erected it should be made from a picture that hung on the wall of his office, and under it should be the inscription, "It shall be done." This is a copy of the picture. It... Wed, 14 Sep 2016 00:00:58 -0500 Stratospheric balloon launch at Cape airport http://www.semissourian.com/blogs/flynch/entry/66243 Sept. 11, 1972 Southeast Missourian Just prior to the launch of the first in a series of six stratospheric balloons from the Cape Girardeau Municipal Airport, a helium-filled bubble in the top of the balloon was held stationary as men and vehicles stood ready. The smaller sphere in the lower left of the bubble was a small balloon used to test wind direction and was released just minutes before the launching at 2:05 that morning. The balloon's payload consisted of scientific apparatus... Mon, 12 Sep 2016 00:00:54 -0500 The World's International Kart Association http://www.semissourian.com/blogs/flynch/entry/66925 Aug. 21, 1961 Southeast Missourian World champion go-kart racing on this track near Municipal Airport will take place this week sponsored by The World's International Kart Association. It is one of the most outstanding kart tracks in the nation. (G.D. Fronabarger photo) More photos below. ------------------------------ Aug. 16, 1961 Southeast Missourian __Go-Kart Craze Rips Noisily In as New National Sport__ By Howard Emerson, Missourian Sports Writer America is known for... Wed, 07 Sep 2016 00:00:31 -0500 "Resume Speed - Thank You" http://www.semissourian.com/blogs/flynch/entry/66048 Missouri State Highway Patrol officers work a two-vehicle accident along the two-lane stretch of Highway 61 next to Memorial Park north of Cape Girardeau in this undated photo by G.D. Fronabarger. Known as One-Shot Frony, the photographer made two pictures with his 4x5 Speed Graphic on this occasion. A license plate indicates the year circa 1961. Mon, 05 Sep 2016 00:00:00 -0500 Fiberglass Indian linked to nickelodeons http://www.semissourian.com/blogs/flynch/entry/66767 Fellow blogger Sharon Sanders told the story behind the 27-foot fiberglass statue of an American Indian that was installed above the entrance to Houck Stadium on August 4, 1981. (See photos of the installation below.) The statue remained there until the summer of 1991. {http://www.semissourian.com/blogs/fromthemorgue/entry/66469 Fiberglass giant has been gone 25 years} But where did the statue come from? As noted in the blog above, it had stood at The War Drum Restaurant in Sikeston,... Wed, 31 Aug 2016 00:00:00 -0500 West Independence then and now http://www.semissourian.com/blogs/flynch/entry/65267 Jan. 15, 1960 Southeast Missourian It was like old times. This was a view on West Independence in Cape Girardeau on Thursday afternoon. Some showers overdid it a little, and the picture was snapped following one of these. Chillier air blew in over night. (G.D. Fronabarger photo) Here is the area as seen Feb. 21, 2016. Mon, 29 Aug 2016 00:00:37 -0500 Tower Rock http://www.semissourian.com/blogs/flynch/entry/66544 Aug. 25, 1976 Southeast Missourian Just a skip away Tower Rock, which is listed in the National Register of Historic Places, located just east of Wittenberg, Missouri or just west of Grand Tower, Illinois on the Mississippi River, appears to be much closer to shore than it actually is now that the water level here has dropped to a point where it is possible to walk to the historic rock from the Missouri shoreline. River stage at Cape Girardeau today was 7.97. It is expected to drop to the... Wed, 24 Aug 2016 00:00:01 -0500 Bollinger Mill at Burfordville restored http://www.semissourian.com/blogs/flynch/entry/66542 Aug. 17, 1981 Southeast Missourian The over-century-old Bollinger Mill at Burfordville has been restored to how it appeared in the late 1880s. The water-powered grist mill machinery has been refurbished and is now operational. Below, state Rep. Marvin Proffer addresses the crowd at the dedication of the mill on Sunday, Aug. 16, 1981 in Burfordville. State Senator John C. Dennis of Benton cuts the ribbon with the assistance of John A. Karel, director of the Division of Parks... Mon, 22 Aug 2016 00:00:00 -0500 Two-way Broadway returns in 1983 http://www.semissourian.com/blogs/flynch/entry/66756 Sept. 22, 1983 Southeast Missourian There was a bit of a traffic snarl between 7:30 and 8 a.m. this morning on Broadway. The left-turn traffic signal for westbound traffic on Broadway at Sprigg (pictured above) was hard to see because of the early morning sun shining on it, and a parked van obstructed the view for traffic northbound on Frederick street, but officials said they were pleased with the way the conversion of the street from one-way to two-way happened this morning. Below, a... Wed, 17 Aug 2016 00:00:12 -0500 New Cape police HQ opens in 1976 http://www.semissourian.com/blogs/flynch/entry/66656 Aug. 15, 1976 Southeast Missourian Chief Henry H. Gerecke traded his usual blue blazer for a T-shirt and green fatigues while moving books and other departmental papers into the new police headquarters at Sprigg and Merriwether Saturday, Aug. 14, 1976, from the old facility at 1 South Sprigg. (See more photos below.) Occupy new station By Jean Ann Bailey A first impression for those familiar with the old and introduced to the new is that you've stepped from the past century... Mon, 15 Aug 2016 00:00:37 -0500