Captured on Film #8
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 April 11, 1989.
Though the mercury sank to 26 degrees last night in his peach orchard, David Diebold was optimistic enough to smile this morning. In an effort to fool Mother Nature, his irrigation system encapsulated the buds overnight and "locked in" a temperature of 32 degrees on six acres of trees growing next to his retail store near Benton. (Fred Lynch ~ Southeast Missourian archive photo)
Published Feb. 11, 1990
With Jackson High losing to Cape Central 34-25 at the half, Jackson head baskeball coach Steve Burk had his work cut out for him in the locker room. Here, he tried to get the players motivated and discussed strategies for the second half. (Southeast Missourian archive photo)
Published Sept. 23, 1987.
Bonkers the Clown, portrayed by Dave Kaempfer, clowned around during the United Way's Blitz Day kickoff breakfast held at the Drury Lodge. Looking on were co-chairmen Mike Heston, Cape Girardeau Civic Center, and Roger Nichols, Cape Girardeau County Chapter of the Red Cross. Volunteers and people from the various agencies supported by the United Way were seeking contributions to fund the agencies' projects. (Mark Sterkel ~ Southeast Missourian archive photo)
The Rev. Alphonse Hoernig, C.M., was rector of St. Vincent's College in Cape Girardeau, when the school closed its doors in 1979. (Tim Landis ~ Southeast Missourian archive photo)
Published March 25, 1966.
Farmers of the area and their hosts, Cape Girardeau businessmen, visited a number of Cape Girardeau industries. Here they viewed the Missouri Dry Dock and Repair Co., where they saw a few towboat propellers waiting to be repaired. The firm reconditioned about 1,000 of these big screws annually, according to W.A. Connally, at left, who is explained the service to visitors. The event was sponsored by the Chamber of Commerce's agriculture committee. (Southeast Missourian archive photo)
Published March 4, 1990.
"Rip Van Winkle," a legendary character, was put to rest here. After 15 years atop the Sleepy Hollow Sign on North Kingshighway, he was taken down, making room for a new sign. Sleepy Hollow became Carriage House Furniture Gallery. Removing the sign were, from left, Bob Jackson, general manager, and Dave Patrick, owner. (Fred Lynch ~ Southeast Missourian archive photo)
Published March 11, 1990.
Patrolman Eddy James wrote a description of an unoccupied pickup truck which crashed into the Union Electric service building at 45 S. Minnesota Ave. The truck apparently slipped out of gear and rolled across the street, coming to rest against the building. (Southeast Missourian archive photo)