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Cape Central High Photos

Ken Steinhoff, Cape Girardeau Central High School Class of 1965, was a photographer for The Tiger and The Girardot, and was on the staff of The Capaha Arrow and The Sagamore at Southeast Missouri State University. He worked as a photographer / reporter (among other things) at The Jackson Pioneer and The Southeast Missourian.

Come here to see photos and read stories (mostly true) about coming of age in Southeast Missouri in the 1960s.

Please comment on the articles when you see I have left out a bit of history, forgotten a name or when your memory of a circumstance conflicts with mine. (My mother says her stories have improved now that more and more of the folks who could contradict her have died off.) Your information helps to make this a wonderful archive and may end up in book form.


Bill Hopkins Gets Steamed Up

OverheatedI sent a copy of this photo to Bill Hopkins for interpretation. Bill has had a hard time holding a job: he’s been a lawyer, a judge, a goat roper and a far from adequate student body presidential campaign manager. Right now he’s an author, just like Wife Sharon.

Anyway, Friend Bill said, ” I don’t recognize the car but it looks like me under the hood.”

I’m pretty sure the other guys are John Hodges, Kenny Fischer and John Mueller. You can click on the picture to make it large enough to confirm my IDs.

That’s about the right ratio of folks: three people to watch another guy stare at a motor. I have to give Bill credit. Based on my long relationship with him, I would have thought he would have opened the trunk and not the hood to look for the reason the car wouldn’t run.

11 comments to Bill Hopkins Gets Steamed Up

  • Terry Hopkins

    John Hodges, Kenny Fischer, John Mueller and Bill Hopkins; that would be the answer to the strangest question of the 60’s. I guess the Oldsmobile’s thermostat got stuck, that was what usually happened in those olden tymes to cars. Not Hodges car, or Fisher’s either and way too cool for Hopkins (not me, Bill) maybe Mueller’s dad’s car? This sounds like a mystery to me! Maybe a retired Judge could solve this mystery for Bill.

  • I do not remember that car. I do know Mueller and I rented an apartment together when we went to Mizzou. Perhaps that is why Mueller hasn’t spoken to me since 1968.

  • The question is why any of your friends will talk to you, after you make fun of them, Ken!
    Did Bill graduate from Cape Central, too?

  • Jesse James

    That looks like Mike Rogers next to John Hodges to me.

  • van riehl

    Agree on Mike Rogers

  • Terry Hopkins

    I thought about it too, and that probably is Mike Rogers! I remember him having those dumb white sneakers…and the nose is Rogers….so that answer would be Mike Roger, John Hodges, John Mueller and a steaming Bill Hopkins….

  • Bill Kaiser

    Definitely Mike Rogers

    • Bill Kaiser!!
      Wow, where are you? Haven’t seen or heard from you since 1966. You were my good buddy back then. I don’t live in Cape anymore but I still have a few family members left there. Hope life has been good to you old friend.

      • Bill Kaiser

        Darla Yow. Good to hear from you. It has been a very long time! Went to school at Oklahoma State University after Central graduation, then stayed in Oklahoma. Have a commercial construction business here now. Life has been very good overall. Hope the same is true for you. b.kaiser@sbcglobal.net

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