Students work to preserve a piece of Missouri's history

Saturday, February 18, 2012 | 6:00 a.m. CST; updated 3:11 p.m. CST, Saturday, February 18, 2012

CAPE GIRARDEAU — Several hours into a blustery, ice-cold February afternoon of tearing shingles and carrying heavy, rotted-out pieces of a decades-old porch, Chris Kinder took a short break and explained a few things he's learned during many weekends since September.