A Good 60’s Flashback (part two)

December 31, 2010

I’ll start today’s post with a hearty “Happy New Year!” to all you local history fans. Thanks for reading and I hope you stick with me into 2011. My resolution is to continue posting three old articles per week (Monday, Wednesday and Friday). Give me some feedback on what you think of this blog so far. Do you like the mix of articles? Would you like to see more of a certain topic? Is it too many stories per week (or not enough)? Any thoughts from you would be greatly appreciated. Anyways, let’s now take a look at the continuation of the article I posted earlier this week(A Good 60′s Flashback (part one)).

A Good 60’s Flashback (part one)

December 29, 2010

While the endless “years in review” roll in as 2010 comes to a close…I of course had to add my own double look back as today’s post features The Winfield Glimpses 1960’s “decade in review” as told in its January 14th, 1970 issue. It’s kind of long, so I’ll feature the continuation of the article later this week. It’s also only one article in a series, but I’ll post the rest in the future as I come across them.
I usually crop out the extraneous articles that surround the piece I am focusing on, but thought I'd leave in the segment about a fallen former resident, as a tribute (and showing yet another case where it seems like things never change). See you Friday.

Don’t Forget Your Sticker

December 27, 2010

I thought I’d throw this front page story out for your perusal, since this topic has been brought up recently around town. Wonder how it worked out? (click to enlarge)

Merry Christmas! From the Present and the Past

December 25, 2010

I wanted to wish you all a Merry Christmas from 2010 and The Winfield Glimpses Advertisers wanted to wish you a Merry Christmas from the 1950’s….

Still Buying Gifts?

December 24, 2010

Here’s some last minute gift ideas as seen in the 1952 and 1958 Winfield Glimpses.

To Have Modern Sewers or Not…That Was the Question.

December 22, 2010

I came across this late 1950’s Winfield Glimpses article after reading the winfield411.com post about the possibility of changing our ruralish postal numbering system to something a little more urban. The headline, “Suburban or Rural Life?”, grabbed me immediately.

Once you dig into the article, you’ll see that the question then was whether or not we should change from a rural way of dealing with sewage to an urban one. Luckily this change was indeed carried out in most areas of Winfield and if the address change could be carried out it would probably be a good thing too. Unfortunately, the Village doesn’t have as much direct power in enacting the address change as they did with the sewers. Enjoy the article, which also touches on how the area was developing at the time and remember to click on the image to see it larger.

I have to admit that I didn’t know what a “pfennig” or a “beutel” was, as referenced near the end of the article, so I Googled the words. Turns out they are both German words. A pfennig is an old German coin and a beutel is a purse, bag or pouch (but then you probably knew that).

Shop Local

December 20, 2010

It’s often said that we should shop local whenever possible. Today’s post is a case in point, from the December 8th, 1964 edition of the Glimpses. Although it seems to me that maybe the business owner should’ve tried a little longer before pulling the plug. (click to enlarge article)

Bring Back the “Citizens Party”

December 17, 2010

As we’re gearing up for the local election in 2011, it’s a good time to pause and look back at a past Winfield campaign. How far back? How about the early 1930’s. In the April 2, 1963 Winfield Glimpses, the editor published an article regarding one groups platform from thirty years earlier. Looks like some pretty solid planks! (click to enlarge)

New Fire Truck…But Water Too Weak?

December 14, 2010

I haven’t had any posts regarding the Winfield Fire Department yet, but that changes today with an article from the July 1st, 1953 issue of the Glimpses. (click to enlarge)

Do you feel Winfield Road should be extended to North Avenue?

December 13, 2010

We now know the answer to that question but back in the Fall of 1963 The Winfield Glimpses posed this question to residents and businessmen. Here are the pros and cons as presented in the November 5th edition of the paper.