Water from a broken main drenched the 300 block of Broadway, Jan. 16, 1962. The main was broken when an automobile driven by Mrs. David Minnen of Cape Girardeau backed into the fire hydrant, rupturing the main. Water erupted for some time before the flow was shut off. (Southeast Missourian archive photo)
Published Jan. 17, 1962.
Water from a bursted main formed a shimmering fan of droplets cascading over the terrace at the home of Mrs. Herman Bremmermann in the 300 block of Broadway. The main was broken when an automobile driven by Mrs. David Minnen of Cape Girardeau was backed from its parking place against the fire hydrant, rupturing the main. Water erupted for some time before the flow was shut off. (Southeast Missourian archive photo)
Published Nov. 19, 1971.
Charles H. Brune, left, and John T. Lamkin enjoyed a smile together as they looked over Neal C. Edwards' shoulder as incoming directors of the Cape Girardeau Chamber of Commerce. The other new director, Robert J. Earley, was unable to be present. Brune and Edwards represented the commercial service division, Lamkin the retail division and Earley the civic division. They were selected on the nominating ballots sent after an initial mail ballot of Chamber of Commerce members. All served three-year terms. Retiring board members were Richard D. Jones, civic division; Gary Rust, retail division; Gilbert W. Logel, commercial division, and Charles L. Drury, industrial division. (Steve Robertson ~ Southeast Missourian archive photo)
Published June 8, 1977.
M. Luther Hahs, left, retired Cape Girardeau insurance executive, received a certificate naming him an "Honorary Captain in Girardot's Navy" from Charles E. Knote, chairman of the Chamber of Commerce Community Development Committee. The presentation was at a picnic held by the committee at Dennis Scivally Park. Hahs was the first Cape Girardeau resident to receive the award, which was initiated by the committee earlier in 1977 to honor visitors to the city and local citizens. Knote explained that it was Hahs who, during his Jaycee days, originated the slogan "Mecca of the Midwest," which was used on the certificate. Knote said Hahs also was honored as an "inspiration to the citizens of Cape Girardeau," referring to Hahs' recovery from a debilitating stroke. (Southeast Missourian archive photo)
Published April 23, 1979.
Gary Mueller, the Rev. Aphonse Hoernig, C.M., and Michael Lawless walked over the grounds of the century-old St. Vincent's College in Cape Girardeau. Hoernig, who was principal of the school in 1979, was a student there from 1945-47. Mueller was the son of Mr. and Mrs. Jerome Mueller of St. Louis, and Lawless was the son of Mr. and Mrs. Donald Lawless of Denver, Colorado. Both students were to graduate that spring, in what became St. Vincent College's last graduating class. (Phil Nash ~ Southeast Missourian archive photo)
Published Feb. 20, 1990.
Five local photographers were tapped to present a photography workshop that benefited the Historical Association of Greater Cape Girardeau for its upkeep of the Glenn House. From left, seated, were Don Beattie and Dr. Charles Wilson. Standing: Steve Robertson, Dr. David Crowe and Fred Lynch. (Southeast Missourian archive photo)
Published March 11, 1990.
Bill Craig, left, president of Cape West Rotary Club, presented a $750 check to Melvin Gateley, Vision 2000 chairman of the community relations council, with Harry Rediger, Rotary rose committee chairman. The funds were used to buy roses to beautify the city. (Southeast Missourian archive photo)