- Two men seriously hurt in crash near Fruitland (9/21/16)3
- Perryville man arrested for alleged patronizing prostitution, harassment (9/23/16)6
- Video and evidence largely confirm trooper's claims in April traffic stop shooting (9/23/16)9
- Cape man may lose eye after shovel beating, police say (9/25/16)2
- Funeral procession of former Cape Girardeau police chief Henry H. Gerecke (9/22/16)17
- Cape man accused of attacking pregnant girlfriend (9/22/16)
- Driver charged with manslaughter in crash that killed 2 (9/27/16)
- Show Me Center upgrades may allow facility to draw more elaborate shows (9/21/16)17
- Man convicted of Perryville convenience-store heist (9/21/16)
- Planning, design puts renovations of H-H building into hotel on hold (9/26/16)5
Cape Girardeau lost two great men recently in Leo Kohlfeld and J.T. Seesing.
Leo Kohlfeld was the founder of Kohlfeld Distributing in Jackson. After working his way up in the William B. Schott Distributing company, Kohlfeld bought the distributor. One of his business accomplishments was building the popularity of the Stag beer brand in Southeast Missouri. His company has now grown to offer more than 180 beers and nearly 100 nonalcoholic products. Kohlfeld served on several boards within the beer industry. More importantly, his company -- now run by his sons, Mike and Mark -- has been invested in improving the community.
J.T. Seesing was a key figure in Cape Girardeau's aviation history. Under his guidance, the Cape Girardeau airport transformed from a military airfield to a civilian airport. Seesing was one of the partners in the Consolidated School of Aviation, later renamed Cape Central Airways. The company provided services such as fueling and aircraft maintenance. Seesing is also remembered as the founder/charter member of Missouri Pilots Club and founder/charter member of the Cape Girardeau Pilots and Owners Association.
Both men were well liked and hard working people. While their business accomplishments were many, each was also an active volunteer in the community.
The legacies left by the two men are proud ones.