f/8 and Be There by Fred Lynch http://www.semissourian.com/blogs/flynch/ en-us SEMO State Coach Abe Stuber http://www.semissourian.com/blogs/flynch/entry/69300 Oct. 25, 1982 Southeast Missourian Abe Stuber, left, coach of the 1937 SEMO State University football team which went undefeated and gave up only 12 points during the course of the season, is presented a football by Mike Richie, representing the SEMO State Alumni Council in a pre-game ceremony Saturday honoring the former coach and his team. In photo below, Stuber speaks to the crowd. (Fred Lynch photos) Nov. 20, 1989 Southeast Missourian Stuber dies at age 86; long-time Tribe... Wed, 22 Nov 2017 00:00:45 -0600 Video gamers compete at Shivelbine's http://www.semissourian.com/blogs/flynch/entry/69637 Nov. 20, 1980 Southeast Missourian David Kinder, 6, is elated as he scores a touchdown against eventual football champ Jon Rust, left, during the second-ever video games tournament at Shivelbine's in Cape Girardeau. Below, competitors concentrate on their screens as they attempt to knock out their opponents in the quest for the video football and baseball titles. (Fred Lynch photos) Video games competition By Greg Sellnow, Missourian Staff Writer It was the upset story... Mon, 20 Nov 2017 00:00:07 -0600 Dungeon in Common Pleas Courthouse http://www.semissourian.com/blogs/flynch/entry/69974 Sept. 28, 1970 Southeast Missourian Mrs. Naomi Lusher, an attendant at museum maintained at Common Pleas Courthouse by the Cape County Historical Society, opens a barred door in the courthouse dungeon to view the caved-in earth that now fills what was once apparently an exterior entrance. County historical society tours courthouse, museum Trooping from dungeon to tower, members and guests of the Cape County Historical Society examined historic Common Pleas Courthouse here... Wed, 15 Nov 2017 00:00:33 -0600 SEMO/Cape Central Coach 'Dutch' Meyr http://www.semissourian.com/blogs/flynch/entry/69447 Nov. 13, 1977 Southeast Missourian Cape Central Coach Ryland ("Dutch") Meyr portrays the jubilation of his players and most of the fans in attendance Sunday at Houck Stadium after Ronnie Rencher (88) caught a 10-yard pass from Andy Limbaugh with 16 seconds to play, giving the Tigers a 20-17 victory over Ladue in their 4A state playoff game. Mike Gibson (46) and Ted Osburn (63) are happy, too. Below, Meyr continues with the celebration. (Fred Lynch photos) A week... Mon, 13 Nov 2017 00:00:00 -0600 Ron Wilson, KFVS12 photojournalist http://www.semissourian.com/blogs/flynch/entry/70181 When I met Ron Wilson in 1975, he had been a "cameraman" for a decade at KFVS-TV. Compared to my single-shot 35mm camera, his equipment required a little more strength to handle. In those days, about the only people who carried a camera did so to report the news. We might sometimes take a shot of a fellow reporter or photographer doing their job. A Southeast Missourian photographer snapped a picture of Ron with his Canon Scoopic 16mm film camera during a fire drill outside the... Wed, 08 Nov 2017 00:00:14 -0600 Rush H. Limbaugh Sr. touts home-rule charter http://www.semissourian.com/blogs/flynch/entry/69690 Nov. 7, 1980 Southeast Missourian Rush Limbaugh, head of the Cape Girardeau Chamber of Commerce's subcommittee investigating a charter form of government for the city, explained at a chamber meeting today the advantages the city would have under a home-rule charter. A petition drive began today to gather signatures necessary to put the issue on the April general election ballot. (Fred Lynch photo) Chamber kicks off drive for charter government By Jay Wolz, Missourian Staff... Mon, 06 Nov 2017 00:00:20 -0600 Golden Eagles Band salutes director LeRoy F. Mason http://www.semissourian.com/blogs/flynch/entry/69995 Golden Eagles Band director LeRoy F. Mason and Mrs. Mason ride in the Southeast Missouri State University Homecoming parade as grand marshals Nov. 1, 1975. Below, Mr. Mason directs the band's performance at Houck Stadium at halftime of the football game with Maryville. (Gordon L. McBride photos) The Golden Eagles Band pays tribute to its retiring director, LeRoy F. Mason, with a special formation of his name on the field while playing "A Jolly Good Fellow" at... Wed, 01 Nov 2017 00:00:26 -0500 Water Street - then and now http://www.semissourian.com/blogs/flynch/entry/69533 This view of Water Street is looking north from about 11 N. Water toward the three-story Hobbs Furniture store on left, at the southwest intersection with Themis, then across to old Riverview Hotel (light colored facade) and old Frisco passenger depot in center distance at "end" of tracks. The ferryboat Gladys barely visible in river at right, with Missouri riverboat Morning Star docked. Circa 1914. See more in story below. (Photo courtesy of Robert White of Southeast Missouri... Mon, 30 Oct 2017 00:00:27 -0500 Carter Cab Company http://www.semissourian.com/blogs/flynch/entry/67732 Seven taxicabs owned by Carter Cab Co. are displayed at Houck Stadium, possibly in 1960 when the company purchased new Ramblers. (G.D. Fronabarger photo) Oct. 27, 1951 Southeast Missourian Nick Carter Jr. announced today opening of Carter Cab Co. and said the four-taxicab concern was open for business as of noon today. Carter and his father founded Broadway Cab Co. in 1946, later selling out to the present owners. The Carters also formerly operated the Yellow Cab Co. here.... Wed, 25 Oct 2017 00:00:08 -0500 Missouri Photojournalism Hall of Fame inducts the late Garland D. Fronabarger http://www.semissourian.com/blogs/flynch/entry/70168 The Missouri Photojournalism Hall of Fame inducted the late Garland D. Fronabarger, one of five photojournalists in the 13th group of inductees since its founding in 2005, on Oct. 19, 2017 at the Reynolds Journalism Institute on the University of Missouri campus in Columbia, Missouri. A video of the presentation with a collection of his photographs and remarks by Southeast Missourian photojournalist Fred Lynch may be viewed below these photographs: Links to more of Garland... Mon, 23 Oct 2017 00:00:55 -0500 Scott County judges not angry http://www.semissourian.com/blogs/flynch/entry/69298 Oct. 16, 1977 Southeast Missourian "Now if you're finished, I'll talk a minute," First District Judge Eldon Ziegenhorn, left, tells fellow members of the Scott County Court. Presiding Judge Louie Hirschowitz, center, has just finished reiterating his position on the type of structure he prefers for the new estimated $180,000 to $207,000 Magistrate Court Building. Second District Judge Melvin Glueck, right, waits his turn. (Phil Nash photo) Scott County Court: Grass roots democracy By... Wed, 18 Oct 2017 00:00:51 -0500 Broadway parade - then and now http://www.semissourian.com/blogs/flynch/entry/70117 A local high-school band marches west on Broadway toward Houck Field for the Southeast Missouri State College Homecoming on Nov. 2, 1957. G.D. Fronabarger took the photo, as well as another of a parade float, featured in this previous blog: SEMO Homecoming 1957 Veterans display the Stars and Stripes as they walk east on Broadway during the homecoming parade for Southeast Missouri State University on Saturday, Oct. 14, 2017 in Cape Girardeau. Below, the Southeast Marching Band leads... Mon, 16 Oct 2017 00:00:49 -0500 Archaeology dig in south Cape Girardeau http://www.semissourian.com/blogs/flynch/entry/69427 Above, archaeology students work in individual pits unearthing various artifacts from a civilization that vanished hundreds of years ago. Below, Homer Hulsey, foreground, and Sara Hughes carefully dig away dirt from around the fragile skull of an infant at a prehistoric archaeological site on the south side of Cape Girardeau. July 8, 1981 Southeast Missourian Ancient history unearthed By Jay Wolz Missourian Staff Writer The remains of two infants were unearthed earlier... Wed, 11 Oct 2017 00:00:39 -0500 Main and Themis - then and now http://www.semissourian.com/blogs/flynch/entry/69535 This photograph of Main and Themis streets in downtown Cape Girardeau was possibly made about 1929. The clock on the corner of Sturdivant Bank, at right, was removed in 1939. In the background is Common Pleas Courthouse. At left is the St. Charles Hotel. In February 1967, the hotel was razed to make room for the Sterling variety store. Below is a recent view of the area. Previous blogs: First downtown clock - Sturdivant Bank St. Charles Hotel Downtown Clock dedication Mon, 09 Oct 2017 00:00:37 -0500 Fountain facelift completed in 1982 http://www.semissourian.com/blogs/flynch/entry/69248 These pictures show the fountain that was restored by Cape Girardeau firemen in Common Pleas Courthouse Park in 1982. The cast-iron statue of a Civil War soldier stood until May 12, 2003, when a limb from a nearby oak tree fell, smashing it to smithereens. Read about the statue's demise and replacement in this previous blog. Sept. 19, 1982 Southeast Missourian Sentry proud once more The Union soldier atop the fountain in the city's Courthouse Park looks as fresh today... Wed, 04 Oct 2017 00:00:07 -0500 SEMO students protest 'open house' policy http://www.semissourian.com/blogs/flynch/entry/69251 Sept. 22, 1977 Southeast Missourian About 300 SEMO State University students gathered Wednesday in front of the school's administration building to witness a protest against the university's present open house policy in the dormitories. See more photos below story. (Phil Nash photo) Students ask change Applause and chants of "open house" came from the crowd of about 300 students gathered in front of Academic Hall on the SEMO State University campus Wednesday... Mon, 02 Oct 2017 00:00:01 -0500 Central Hotel in Lutesville http://www.semissourian.com/blogs/flynch/entry/69026 Sept. 7, 1982 Southeast Missourian The Central Hotel stands across the street from the old train depot in Lutesville, Missouri. The hotel is the last of Lutesville's old hotels, a reminder of a simpler time. You won't find a swimming pool at this hotel or brass chandeliers in the lobby, but it's a functional place whose rooms display a neat, tidy appearance. Below, Ruba Cates is the 74-year-old owner of the Central Hotel. Here, she proudly points out that her place is the... Wed, 27 Sep 2017 00:00:52 -0500 'Leestamper's Campers' http://www.semissourian.com/blogs/flynch/entry/69024 Sept. 20, 1977 Southeast Missourian Students opposed to new stricter open-house rules at SEMO State University set up a tent encampment to dramatize their displeasure. The students plan a rally Wednesday on the Academic Hall steps at 1 p.m. They want a relaxation of rules for permitting students of the opposite sex in residence hall rooms. One major complaint is the reduced number of hours the halls are open as compared to last year. Stricter rules were devised after numerous violations... Mon, 25 Sep 2017 00:00:34 -0500 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