f/8 and Be There by Fred Lynch http://www.semissourian.com/blogs/flynch/ en-us 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 hero__ By Mary L. Spell,... Mon, 17 Jul 2017 00:00:26 -0500 Capaha Park oval pool - then and now http://www.semissourian.com/blogs/flynch/entry/69343 The oval pool at Capaha Park is seen in these undated photographs by G.D. Fronabarger. The pool opened in 1919 and closed in 1955 when a modern pool was built nearby. A recent photo below shows the area. The modern pool no longer exists. Read about the opening of the pool with links to more photos: {http://www.semissourian.com/blogs/flynch/entry/41698 Fairground Park pool opens in 1919} Wed, 12 Jul 2017 00:00:11 -0500 Summer School for midyear pupils http://www.semissourian.com/blogs/flynch/entry/68921 July 11, 1958 Southeast Missourian These eighth graders are getting a practical mathematics lesson from Principal Fred Wilferth of Junior High and, while others in the class look on, those at the blackboard in demonstration work are Robert Thompson, Dean Houck, Pauline Ayers, Carol Cox and Lois Luebbers. (G.D. Fronabarger photo) Summer School Classes for Last of Cape Midyear Pupils One hundred sixty Cape Girardeau children are attending school this summer in order that the midyear... Mon, 10 Jul 2017 00:00:27 -0500 Delta Queen, Mississippi Queen stop at Cape http://www.semissourian.com/blogs/flynch/entry/68928 July 6, 1987 Southeast Missourian The Delta Queen, left, and the Mississippi Queen made stops in Cape Girardeau Sunday morning, and several residents, including some Girl Scouts, turned out to greet passengers. (Mark Sterkel photos) Wed, 05 Jul 2017 00:00:15 -0500 Cape native designs wood-powered truck http://www.semissourian.com/blogs/flynch/entry/68367 June 3, 1982 Southeast Missourian Cape Girardeau native John Vogel has been touring the country recently in a truck he helped design which runs on scrap wood. Here, Vogel, who is a researcher for the Mother Earth News magazine, tops up his tank while in Cape Girardeau for a visit with his parents, the Raymond Vogels. Truck 'beats all,' including cost By Greg Sellnow John Vogel doesn't buy much fuel for the 1970 Chevrolet pickup he drives. He knows a lot of people who are... Mon, 03 Jul 2017 00:00:23 -0500 Coach Jim Lohr savors 'Missouri Night' at Murray State http://www.semissourian.com/blogs/flynch/entry/69267 Sept. 5, 1978 Southeast Missourian SEMO State head coach Jim Lohr, right, hugs offensive coordinator Dennis Parker near the end of the Indians' 24-21 victory over Murray State Saturday night, Sept. 2, 1978, at Murray, Ky. The win was Lohr's first over Murray State and the Indians' first over the Racers since 1929. Lohr attributed the season-opening win to his team's superior physical conditioning, backed by a number of outstanding individual plays. "The biggest... Wed, 28 Jun 2017 00:00:12 -0500 Bridge freeing in 1957 http://www.semissourian.com/blogs/flynch/entry/68680 June 26, 1957 Southeast Missourian A token of things to come, the portals of the traffic bridge appear to extend a warm welcome in this very impressive picture. The sign calls attention to the celebration incident to the lifting of tolls on the 29-year-old span over the Mississippi River at Cape Girardeau. (G.D. Fronabarger photo) Thousands Expected at Cape Celebration Fun and entertainment to suit the likes of folks of all ages from a hundred miles around in southeast Missouri... Mon, 26 Jun 2017 00:00:04 -0500 Amphitheater completes Riverfront Park http://www.semissourian.com/blogs/flynch/entry/69205 Nadine Louibiere, cruise director for the Delta Queen steamboat, speaks at the dedication ceremony for the Riverfront Park amphitheater on May 13, 1987 in Cape Girardeau. (Mark Sterkel photo) Riverfront amphitheater is dedicated By Mark Bliss Southeast Missourian staff writer CAPE GIRARDEAU - A crowd of about 200, including passengers on the Delta Queen steamboat, turned out for the dedication of Cape Girardeau's riverfront amphitheater Wednesday. The steamboat was making its... Wed, 21 Jun 2017 00:00:35 -0500 Wedekind Park lost to progress http://www.semissourian.com/blogs/flynch/entry/68688 June 16, 1992 Southeast Missourian A bulldozer continues clearing trees Monday at Wedekind Roadside Park, situated between the northbound and southbound lanes of Highway 61 between Cape Girardeau and Jackson. The project will alter the entrance to the Missouri Veterans Home and will turn the park into a highway median. MidAmerica Hotels Corp. is financing the project. It received a permit from the Missouri Highway and Transportation Department to bulldoze the trees. (Fred Lynch... Mon, 19 Jun 2017 00:00:37 -0500 Arena Park footbridge - then and now http://www.semissourian.com/blogs/flynch/entry/68636 June 11, 1992 Southeast Missourian Cape Girardeau Parks and Recreation Department employee Rick Wilson constructs a barricade across the footbridge over Cape LaCroix Creek in Arena Park. The bridge was closed because it was considered structurally unsound. Below, a modern bridge over the creek is seen May 9, 2017 with Camille Johnson, left, and Alka Johnson. The old wooden footbridge was surrounded by floodwaters from the Cape LaCroix Creek in 1981, as seen in this previous... Wed, 14 Jun 2017 00:00:16 -0500 William Street widening: losing trees and lawns http://www.semissourian.com/blogs/flynch/entry/68385 June 6, 1973 Southeast Missourian Missouri Highway Department's William street widening project will drastically change the present appearance of the east-west artery. The intersection of William and Sprigg, the furthest easterly point, above, will be extended to four lanes as will the entire Route K urban stretch. (See a recent photo below story.) Above, trees lining either side of the street just east of the William-West End Boulevard intersection will go, as will the house... Mon, 12 Jun 2017 00:00:23 -0500 'June Bug' is CB buddy to truckers http://www.semissourian.com/blogs/flynch/entry/68366 June 7, 1977 Southeast Missourian Martha Vandivort - "June Bug" is her handle to CB friends. (Fred Lynch photo) June Bug gives 18-wheelers Big 10-4 By Sally Wright Brown To say that June Bug likes to modulate with 18-wheelers while they double nickle along the highway is, to say the least, a Big 10-4. Translated, that means that Mrs. Martha Vandivort likes to spend a lot of her spare time talking with the drivers of those huge tractor-trailers as they travel along the... Wed, 07 Jun 2017 00:00:07 -0500 Gov. John Ashcroft taken 'hostage' on train http://www.semissourian.com/blogs/flynch/entry/68730 Return with us now to those thrilling days of yesteryear. Well, sort of, when members of the Scott County Sheriff's Posse staged a mock holdup of the St. Louis Iron Mountain & Southern Railway tourist train on June 3, 1987 near Gordonville, Missouri. Gov. John Ashcroft, a passenger, was in the area for a dedication of the Lee-Rowan plant expansion, and to attend a fundraising activity, of which the train ride was a part. Area supporters celebrated the governor's 45th... Mon, 05 Jun 2017 00:00:50 -0500 The Bridge over 'The Big Ditch' http://www.semissourian.com/blogs/flynch/entry/69079 Glenn Lampley, left, and Milburn Miller pose for this photo taken in 1927 at the bridge over the flooded Diversion Channel. (Photo courtesy Eloise Schrader) Feb. 7, 1925 Southeast Missourian Big Bridge Spans are in Place $150,000 Structure Opens Soon The $150,000 bridge spanning the floodway on Kingshighway, south of Cape Girardeau, will be completed within less than six weeks, Dennis Scivally, resident engineer for the State Highway Commission said today. The three... Wed, 31 May 2017 00:00:40 -0500 Sen. Spradling speaks on Memorial Day 1977 http://www.semissourian.com/blogs/flynch/entry/68270 May 31, 1977 Southeast Missourian Former state Sen. Albert M. Spradling Jr., center, addresses about 300 persons at Memorial Day ceremonies Monday, May 30, 1977 at Memorial Park. At right is Cape Girardeau Mayor Howard C. Tooke and holding the American flag is James Warner, representing the Veterans of Foreign Wars. (Fred Lynch photo) Holiday rites well attended A total of nearly 500 people attending Memorial Day services in Cape Girardeau and Jackson, heard former state Sen. Albert M.... Mon, 29 May 2017 00:00:15 -0500 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