Memorial Day 1973

May 30, 2011

Hope you are enjoying your Memorial Day weekend. I’m watching the creek waters creep up, but everything should be fine (fingers crossed). Thanks to all that served and died in our armed forces. Today’s post is from the June 6th edition of the Glimpses 1973. (As always, click to enlarge)


Origin Of Park District

May 27, 2011

Apparently a group of Winfield businessmen were behind the creation of our park district. Back in January of 1964 the group got together to support the idea. I wonder if they envisioned that nearly 50 years later, Winfield taxpayers would be paying about twice as much in taxes to the park district as compared to what is paid to the village. (click on article to enlarge)


Red Text Ousted From Winfield School

May 25, 2011

The 1950’s must’ve been an interesting time to live, judging by articles in the Glimpses of that era. Most issues are filled with stories of how Communism was infiltrating our community from many angles. This one caught my eye and provides a good example of the tone of many articles. From November 1st, 1952. (click to enlarge)


Winfield Fuel In U.S. News Ad

May 23, 2011

Here’s a quick item from the January 1st 1969 Glimpses. Anyone know who was driving the truck? It looks like the picture was taken downtown West Chicago at the intersection of Main and Washington. (Click on article for a larger view)


Get Ready For The Third Annual Good Ole Days

May 20, 2011

I’ve already covered the first “Good Ole Days” in a previous post, and took a look at the Miss Winfield contest from the second “Good Ole Days’. So today I thought we could see what was planned for the third “Good Ole Days”.
This Glimpses article previews the event and even provides a nice picture of the main entertainment. From August of 1970, click on each segment to enlarge and enjoy.




Jewell Road Unsafe

May 18, 2011

That attention grabbing headline was featured in the January 31st, 1968 edition of the Glimpses. The article tells of the struggle to figure out how to fix the road. Sound familiar? Anyways, apparently Jewell Road was part of County Highway #27 at one time as you’ll see in todays post.
(click article to enlarge)


Faces To The Glimpses

May 16, 2011

The Winfield Glimpses changed ownership many times during its run and today I thought I would share some articles that covered one of those changes. In March of 1973 it was announced that Ed Petrik would become the new publisher of the paper, taking over from Al Sennett. Also announced was a new managing editor, Elmer Ill Junior. It’s kind of fun to see pictures of the people behind my favorite newspaper. Notice how happy and relieved Mr. Sennett seems as he passes the torch. (click picture to enlarge)