Captured on Film #177
Thursday, July 19, 2018
Captured on Film galleries feature Southeast Missourian photographs taken mainly in the 1960s through the 1990s, before the age of digital photography. Comments or questions about these images should be directed to librarian Sharon Sanders at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Published July 11, 1993.
U.S. Sen. Kit Bond, left, State Sen. Peter Kinder, center, and Tom Schulte, aide for Sen. Bond and Sen. John Danforth, tour Highway 74 Saturday at Dutchtown. Residents are scrambling to erect a 5 1/2-foot sandbag levee to protect homes from flood waters. (Don Shrubshell ~ Southeast Missourian archive)
Published June 22, 1993.
David Barklage, former city councilman and owner of Spanky's convenience stores, appeared before the city council Monday evening to discuss the Sunday liquor sales issue. The council read a letter at the meeting from state officials saying the city had no authority to usurp a new state law allowing packaged liquor sales. (Melina A. Mara ~ Southeast Missourian)
Published Aug. 26, 1983.
The hottest subject in Cape Girardeau Public School classrooms these days is just that--the heat. And it was no exception this morning in Mrs. Janet Meyer's fifth grade class at Jefferson School. Mrs. Meyer was teaching her group in a breeze created by three box fans. Each pupil also kept a glass of ice water on his desk, taking turns at a water cooler to keep the glasses filled. Here, Stacey DeCourley fills her cup. At 10 a.m., it was 92 degrees in the classroom according to the thermometer there. (Fred Lynch ~ Southeast Missourian archive)
Published July 25, 1978.
Excellent weather has permitted construction to move along well on the giant New Marquette Co. project in south Cape Girardeau. The work on the new cement plant, now about 10 percent complete, does not at this point show any significant structures. Shown above is the finishing mill area and the large concrete pilings that will support the weight of the building slab to prevent it from settling into the ground. According to Lee Whetzal of Kaiser Engineers, the plant is expected to be completed in January 1980. Cost of the plant is estimated to be in excess of $80 million and is the largest single project in the city's history. (Fred Lynch ~ Southeast Missourian archive)
Published June 14, 1993.
Glenn Reeves sports a Chethlahe original art T-shirt printed from the visions of the late David Paladin, an internationally recognized artist in native art. (Southeast Missourian archive)
Published June 8, 1993.
At Monday's city council meeting, Assistant City Manager Al Stoverink, left, defends the city's procedure in recommending that Sverdrup Corp. for engineering services in regard to the city's solid-waste hauling contract. At right is Mayor Gene Rhodes. (Don Shrubshell ~ Southeast Missourian archive)
Published May 23, 1957.
Blocked by high water, Alfred Leggett went to Delta Wednesday and during the time the heavy rain swept the district. He was unable to return to his home on Route T east of the Little River Diversion Channel. Here, he points to a gauge reading nearly 4 feet of water on Route N, whose junction with Route T is across the stream in the background. A few hours later the stream was much higher. (G.D. FRONABARGER ~ Southeast Missourian archive)