f/8 and Be There by Fred Lynch http://www.semissourian.com/blogs/flynch/ en-us Harold Kuehle, camera collector http://www.semissourian.com/blogs/flynch/entry/67815 Feb. 16, 1992 Southeast Missourian Harold Kuehle displays some of the old cameras that he has collected over the years. Although the cameras might still click, the right film size for most is not readily available. (Fred Lynch photo) Cameras of all kinds Collection makes conversation pieces By Mark Bliss Harold Kuehle collects cameras the way some people collect snapshots. His house is crammed full of cameras, some of them dating back to around the turn of the... Mon, 27 Feb 2017 00:00:00 -0600 The Dunk at old Central gym http://www.semissourian.com/blogs/flynch/entry/67843 Feb. 23, 1977 Southeast Missourian The slam-dunk, which was reinstated in basketball for the 1976-77 season, has added new excitement to the game, and above, Charleston's Ricky Frazier shows how it's done. The 6-6 senior frontman collected 23 points and hit the boards for 17 rebounds in helping his Blue Jays to a 73-59 win over Cape Girardeau Central Tuesday. In this play, however, Frazier was called for a charging foul against Central's John Heins, but the bucket did count.... Wed, 22 Feb 2017 00:00:02 -0600 Kingshighway then and now http://www.semissourian.com/blogs/flynch/entry/67787 Feb. 24, 1962 Southeast Missourian The view of Highway 61, taken from a point just north of the Broadway intersection, shows the congestion that builds up on the thoroughfare many times each day. The new double lane, to be built along the shoulder to the right, will extend from north city limits to Highway 74. The photo below shows a current view of the area. Mon, 20 Feb 2017 00:00:25 -0600 Washington, Lorimier, Franklin Schools benefit from bond issue http://www.semissourian.com/blogs/flynch/entry/67856 Dec. 1, 1972 Southeast Missourian Cape Girardeau voters are to go to the polls Tuesday to decide, among other things, if classrooms like the one, above left, at Washington School, should be remodeled to resemble the classroom on the right. Mrs. Finley Maddox's sixth-grade room has high, noisy ceilings and hardwood floors. There is no rest room on the third floor of Washington School, either. A favorable vote Tuesday would change all that, transforming the unattractive room into one... Wed, 15 Feb 2017 00:00:56 -0600 Aleen Vogel Wehking http://www.semissourian.com/blogs/flynch/entry/67644 Aleen Vogel Wehking, a member of the former Southeast Missouri Teachers College "Tomahawks" pep squad of the 1920s, thumbs through a scrapbook containing memories of her college days, in this photo taken in December, 1986. Through the years she has continued to attend university events and supported the university in several other ways, doing whatever she can to help promote school spirit. ---------------------------------- Dec. 29, 1986 Southeast Missourian Cheering for... Mon, 13 Feb 2017 00:00:11 -0600 Culinary images by Frony http://www.semissourian.com/blogs/flynch/entry/68156 Garland D. Fronabarger was the resident food photographer for the Southeast Missourian when he wasn't covering the news with his Speed Graphic. A photograph appeared with a food feature nearly every week, so he took hundreds of pictures for the series during the 1950s and 1960s. Here are a few of photos: Mrs. Charles E. Knote Dec. 26, 1957 Southeast Missourian Appetites satiated with Christmas goodies will welcome the tangy cheese dips featured for casual parties at the Charles... Wed, 08 Feb 2017 00:00:12 -0600 Class reports to courthouse dungeon http://www.semissourian.com/blogs/flynch/entry/67751 Jan. 21, 1982 Southeast Missourian SEMO State University history professor Robert White, center, instructs students in his historic preservation class on the proper method of listing county records during a Wednesday night visit to the Cape County Courthouse cellar vault. Listening to the instructions are, from left, Frank Woodson and Robert Ulrich. The class is making an inventory of old county records. Class to put dungeon in order JACKSON - It's called the... Mon, 06 Feb 2017 00:00:07 -0600 SEMO Coach Ron Shumate's first year http://www.semissourian.com/blogs/flynch/entry/67785 Feb. 7, 1982 Southeast Missourian Ron Shumate, the first-year mentor of the Southeast Missouri State Indians, spends as much time out of his seat as in it during the games. He converses with assistant coach Ed Arnzen, above, directs traffic and hides his eyes when what he sees doesn't please him. (Fred Lynch photos) Feb. 7, 1982 Southeast Missourian Shumate hopes personality is reflected By Rick Underwood, Missourian Sports Editor Ron Shumate, the first-year... Wed, 01 Feb 2017 00:00:35 -0600 Neighborly coaches: Arnzen and Milligan http://www.semissourian.com/blogs/flynch/entry/67822 Notre Dame Bulldogs coach Ed Arnzen, left, gestures for a time-out, and Cape Girardeau Central Tigers coach Dan Milligan, right, yells encouragement to his players, with assistant Dick Wadlington, during a basketball game Feb. 1, 1977 at Houck Field House. The Bulldogs had won the last seven straight games with their cross-city rivals. On this night, the Tigers won, 54-50. (Fred Lynch photos) ----------------------------------- Jan. 29, 1974 Southeast Missourian __Neighbor coaches... Mon, 30 Jan 2017 00:00:40 -0600 "Quality Corner" - Buckner-Ragsdale in 1929 http://www.semissourian.com/blogs/flynch/entry/63384 The Buckner-Ragsdale Co. clothiers was located on the corner of Main and Broadway. The photo is looking south and was published Oct. 3, 1929 in the Southeast Missourian's 25th Anniversary Edition. Other visible signs include Sample Shoe Store and Selz Shoes. Read more about the store's history in this previous blog: Buckner-Ragsdale Co. Wed, 25 Jan 2017 00:00:14 -0600 The first Civil War soldier statue at Courthouse Park http://www.semissourian.com/blogs/flynch/entry/67762 The original statue of a Civil War soldier atop the fountain at Common Pleas Courthouse Park was photographed in January, 1982. The present statue is a replica of this one. The first statue was erected Memorial Day in 1911, 50 years after the start of the Civil War. It was purchased by the Women's Relief Corps. A limb from a nearby oak tree fell onto the cast iron statue on May 12, 2003, smashing it to smithereens. The stories below from the Southeast Missourian detail the statue's... Mon, 23 Jan 2017 00:00:04 -0600 Bruce Thomas, SEMO State wrestler http://www.semissourian.com/blogs/flynch/entry/67805 Jan. 16, 1977 Southeast Missourian SEMO State University's premier heavyweight wrestler, Bruce Thomas, left, and Maryville's Mike Papino square off in a match at Houck Field House Saturday afternoon. Thomas won the match. The Indian heavyweight won two matches Saturday, the second against Kirksville, to run his season's record to 10-1. The Indians lost both ends of the double-dual, 24-12 to Maryville, and 24-15 to Kirksville. Maryville won over Kirksville, 30-9. Indian Randy... Wed, 18 Jan 2017 00:00:37 -0600 Old St. Francis Hospital becomes University Hall http://www.semissourian.com/blogs/flynch/entry/67733 Jan. 14, 1977 Southeast Missourian Miss Barb Carter and Miss Fancy Accardi run from University Hall to a waiting van that will transport them to their classes at SEMO State University. In photo below, Miss Debbie Grubb studies on the floor in her room. (Fred Lynch photos) The old St. Francis Hospital has taken on a new title, University Hall, or as the students call it, "U-Hall." Jan. 14, 1977 Southeast Missourian __SEMO coeds take over old hospital__ The halls of old... Mon, 16 Jan 2017 00:00:00 -0600 Coke sign revealed on former Vandeven Mercantile http://www.semissourian.com/blogs/flynch/entry/67750 Dec. 21, 1986 Southeast Missourian Workers with Fitzsimmons Tuckpointing tear off the brick veneer surface on the Craftsman Office Supply building to reveal a 50-year-old Coca-Cola sign. The workmen are preparing to sandblast the building this week. (Mark Sterkel photo) Renovation uncovers 50-year-old sign on side of local business CAPE GIRARDEAU - A hidden treasure was found by renovators at Craftsman Office Supply, 835 Broadway, last week. As they were tearing a brick veneer off the... Wed, 11 Jan 2017 00:00:48 -0600 SEMO University Museum opens in Memorial Hall http://www.semissourian.com/blogs/flynch/entry/67646 Dec. 5, 1976 Southeast Missourian The new SEMO State University Museum, a contemporary setting for a glimpse into the past. Below, museum director James V. Parker holds an Apache basket, a contrast to the bright, contemporary art hanging above it. Dr. Robert E. Leestamper, president of SEMO State University, admires one of the museum's major works, "Indian in Canoe," by Fritz Scholder. Below, pieces from the Beckwith Collection, a museum focal point. Dec. 5, 1976... Mon, 09 Jan 2017 00:00:11 -0600 Louie Hirschowitz leaving? http://www.semissourian.com/blogs/flynch/entry/67632 Dec. 30, 1986 Southeast Missourian Louie Hirschowitz, retiring Scott County presiding commissioner, shows off a mantel clock he received Monday from county officials and employees in recognition of his 16 years of service in county government. __Hirschowitz is marking his time, vows a return to political life__ By Mark Bliss BENTON - Scott County Presiding Commissioner Louie Hirschowitz spent Monday saying hello to a lot of people who were telling him goodbye. For 16 years,... Wed, 04 Jan 2017 00:00:18 -0600 Alvin F. Klaus Park http://www.semissourian.com/blogs/flynch/entry/67951 Gabrielle Renner leads a group of racers during the Cyclewerx Crankfest 2011 on Aug. 21, 2011 at Klaus Park. (Fred Lynch photo) {http://www.semissourian.com/gallery/8815 Photo gallery: Cyclewerx Crankfest 2011} {https://youtu.be/giavUkXlrJc Video: Cyclewerx Crankfest 2011} {http://www.semissourian.com/story/1755110.html Bicyclists come out for race at Klaus Park} ----------------------------------- Oct. 29, 1966 Southeast Missourian __To Attend Klaus Park... Mon, 02 Jan 2017 00:00:01 -0600 Postmaster Wilver Wessel retires http://www.semissourian.com/blogs/flynch/entry/67643 Dec. 31, 1981 Southeast Missourian Wilver Wessel, Cape Girardeau postmaster, will come to work for the last time Jan. 8. Wessel, 62, is retiring after more than four decades of service with the U.S. Postal Service, all of it in Cape Girardeau. __Retiring postmaster just 'realigning priorities'__ By Greg Sellnow Ever since he was 19, Wilver Wessel has been a slave to the alarm clock. For 44 years it has stirred him from sleep at hours familiar to quick-shop clerks, hospital nurses... Wed, 28 Dec 2016 00:00:47 -0600 Traffic cop conductor http://www.semissourian.com/blogs/flynch/entry/67663 Dec. 27, 1972 Southeast Missourian One of the unsung heroes of the Christmas shopping season has got to be the traffic cop. In this case it's Sgt. Burl R. Statler. Tuesday afternoon he manned the corner he has appeared at regularly during the shopping season, conducting the traffic through one of Cape Girardeau's busiest intersections--Broadway and Main streets. At times, Sgt. Statler was virtually up to his ears in traffic, though he unsnarled the autos with the grace of... Mon, 26 Dec 2016 00:00:05 -0600 Fire damages Cape Hotel, Cape Cut Rate http://www.semissourian.com/blogs/flynch/entry/67645 Nov. 26, 1976 Southeast Missourian Fire severely damaged the Cape Hotel and the Cape Cut Rate drugstore beneath it at the southwest corner of Broadway and Sprigg street in Cape Girardeau. Fire reached into the second and third floors of the hotel, where firefighter Jim Niswonger, below, examines a room. The resident had tied a string of sheets to the bedpost in an attempt to escape the blaze. In bottom photo, broken glass and burned merchandise litter the charred drugstore. Nov.... Wed, 21 Dec 2016 00:00:44 -0600