Cape Coral has long been in the news in Southwest Florida. Phyllis Koelber, a long-time resident and ex-wife of Fred Koelber, an employee of Cape Coral Police, starting collecting news articles when John F. Kennedy was assassinated.
Fred Koelber worked as Community Relations director and served as part of a special crisis squad in the Police Department. Because of his involvment with the city, Phyllis had a special interest in the city as well.
Her clippings include a wide range of subjects - from the deaths of John F. Kennedy, Martin Luther King and Elvis to the landing on the moon and the explosion of the Challeger as well as notable events such as the black out in New York City, the Bicentennial and Hurricanes Donna, Eloise and Charley. When she read of the historical outreach, she brought in her collection to share with us.
If you click on the links below you can view the articles and photos about Cape Coral from her collection.