Free Newspapers!

July 21, 2016

I’m going to be moving soon and I’m ready to part ways with my collection of the Glimpses newspapers. Would anyone like to take them off of my hands?
They are fun to leaf through. Let me know and we’ll set up a time for you to pick them up. Thanks!

Now I Love it! Post Election Reflection 2015

April 12, 2015

Now that the 2015 consolidated general election is in the rear view mirror, I’ve had time to think about what happened and I’m actually glad that it turned out the way it did.
Right up front I’d like to say I did not vote for any of the winners in the Village of Winfield trustee race…Carl Sorgatz, Dennis A. Hogan and Robert C. Greer…but I would like to publicly congratulate them now.

Now I’m looking forward to the progress as promised on their campaign signs. The village president and board of trustees are all men cut from the same cloth and they’ll be able to do pretty much whatever they want.
The drama is gone, the opposition is gone, the scapegoats are gone…nothing is in their way to solve all of our towns problems and I can sit back and watch it happen. It’s not often that you get to see something like this and that’s why I’m loving it.

About 55 % of the voters in town wanted it this way and I hope they’re right…only time will tell.

What do you think will happen?

Welcome “New Glimpses” Readers

December 16, 2014

glimpse logo
If you’ve made your way to this site via the articles in The Winfield Glimpses newspaper currently being circulated in the Village Chronicles newspaper….Welcome!

village chron banner

While I am no longer adding to this site on a regular basis…there’s plenty of stuff to look at. There are several ways to travel around this site. Click on any of the archive links for random past posts…or check out a “Category” for something more specific…and if you’re looking for something really specific, try a search in the search box.

Thanks for stopping by and I hope you find something you like.


Herewith I Say : Farewell

June 23, 2014

Sad to say but I’m ceasing these Glimpses posts…at least on the schedule I have been doing for the last 3 1/2 years. Hope you’ve enjoyed reading them as I have enjoyed posting them. I may post something in the future if I come across something cool (or feel like commenting on something), but the three posts per week is over. In honor of this occasion, I’m including the front of the last Glimpses and then the front of the first Examiner….both from June of 1976. I’ll keep this site up for future reference…thanks again for reading!

last glimpses toplast glimpses bottom

first examiner issue

This represents my 535th post….not a bad run!

Cool Old Pics

June 20, 2014

Technically I shouldn’t be posting these pictures, because they come from the Examiner instead of the Glimpses…but what the heck, I like ’em and I want to share ’em. This Examiner issue had info about the upcoming Good Ole Days celebration and as was the case with the Glimpses, they liked to showcase old photos relative to Winfield. Here are the ones that were published in September of 1977…

schmidt meat market 1943

john schramer

class of 1894'

winfield road

thirsty beer drinks

thanks to mrs spanke

winfield fuel good ole days ad

Big Mother was Watching

June 18, 2014

Back in the 1950’s, comic books were the scourge for our youth and mothers were keeping an eye on things as we learn in this Glimpses article circa August of 1954…

big mother

and here are a few other tidbits from the same issue…

daddies watch those sons

grandma higgins back on the job

misc info

picnic box ad

Speedy Service

June 16, 2014

In May of 1963 the Glimpses reported on a new ambulance service for the Winfield area…the H & J Ambulance Service…

h and j ambulance

and today’s post is brought to you by my shameless plug. If you’d like to learn about home coffee roasting…I’ll be holding a “class” on the topic at the Winfield Public Library this Thursday June 19th at 7 pm. If you’d like to sign up…check out the library event calendar for more information…

Abbey’s Beginning & End

June 13, 2014

In May of 1963, the Glimpses ran a rendering of the forthcoming Abbey nursing home in Winfield…

abbey nursing home

It was built, closed down many years later…became the Marklund Deicke Home for awhile…and now the building is gone and the property for sale…

old abbey site

(photo taken 6/12/14)

This post is brought to you by the LeKander Woodward Funeral Home…

lekander woodward funeral home ad

Will There Be A Cop If You Need One?

June 11, 2014

That was a question posed in a Glimpses headline back in March of 1976…

will there be a cop if you need one

police article

Ronald Mcdonald Site Yesterday & Today

June 9, 2014

Here’s a quick little piece from the May 7, 1969 issue of the Glimpses, showing the property along Winfield Road that will soon be a Ronald Mcdonald house….

ronald mcdonald site

and here’s what it looks like today (June 8, 2014)…

ronald mcdonald house