And The Winners Were…

January 31, 2011

Last week I posted a series of Winfield Glimpses articles relating to the local election of 1963. If you missed them, they were here, here and here. Anyways, today is the big reveal of who won in this highly competitive race. The results were published May 7th. (click on the images for an expanded view)


The Trusty Trustee Candidates of ’63

January 28, 2011

As promised Wednesday I’m posting the bio’s of the Village Board Trustee candidates as published in April of 1963. It was a big race that year with five seats open, including the President. Two parties were formed for the race. The Villagers Party and the Winfield Village Party. As a side note, Hil Teske, who was running on the Winfield Village Party slate, still lives in Winfield (and right across the street from me). May the best men win and I’ll post the result story next week.

The Winfield Village Party Vs. The Villagers Party

January 26, 2011

Today’s post continues looking at the Winfield Village Board election from 1963 (as introduced in Monday’s post). Those running, split themselves into two groups and the Winfield Glimpses newspaper from April 2nd, presented information on all the candidates. First let’s take a look at the two vying for President…and then on Friday I’ll post the info on the Trustee candidates.

Campaign Trail ’63

January 24, 2011

As the town’s unofficial historian, I thought it would be fun to take a look back at a Winfield Election from 1963, as we head into our 2011 Election cycle. Today we get a preview of the ’63 race from the February 5th edition of the Glimpses. I will follow up with more articles about this particular election in future posts. (click the article to enlarge)

Are You Ready For The Fallout?

January 21, 2011

I couldn’t resist this front page story from the May 2nd, 1960 issue of the Glimpses. Anybody find one of these in their yard? Have a great weekend and click the article for larger view.

Glimpse of 1975 Village Board

January 19, 2011

I’ll admit that this isn’t the most exciting article I’ve ever posted from the Winfield Glimpses, but I like these types of stories. The article reviews a Village Board meeting from January of 1975. There are a few interesting tidbits, as you’ll see when you click to enlarge the article…

Housing Boom ’69

January 17, 2011

Here’s a Winfield Glimpses ad from the May 7th, 1969 edition. Gotta love those prices.