Today’s post features an editorial and one of my “yesterday and today” segments. The editorial looks at a growing Winfield circa May 1964. A lot of common themes can be found here that you still hear today. It’s also interesting to note that some of the developments discussed in the editorial have come and gone. One that remains is the church pictured in the article. I’m including a current picture of the church, which is now known as the Winfield Community United Methodist Church. (click each to enlarge)
Now that power is restored to my neighborhood I can get on to celebrating my 100th post. I thought I’d dedicate it to Bob Slivinski. Who’s Bob Slivinski? He’s the guy that I acquired a set of Winfield Glimpses newspapers from. Actually, he acquired them from his sister Donna Siefert (who apparently was going to throw them out if he didn’t want them). She had acquired them from an office that used to house the Glimpses offices (where the papers were left behind). Anyways, Bob read the papers and told me of the great stories contained within the pages. He passed them on to me and I enjoyed them too (perhaps a little too much). Bob and I both thought more people from Winfield should see the articles and that’s one of the reasons why I came up with the idea of posting three articles per week, on this blog. So as a further tribute to Bob, here is a Glimpses article from October 9th, 1974 (I would meet him a year later) in which he is pictured winning a poster contest. Let’s all raise a glass to Bob this weekend and wish him a hearty “Na Zdravie”! (click article to enlarge)
Due to the extensive power outage, my blog is on hold for now. I was able to sneak in to post this message, but no time or resources to scan and post for a full piece. This was to be my 100th post too! Hopefully see you here Friday. Let’s hope the power is back up soon!
Winfield’s attempt to get a new post office (on Church Street) in the 1960’s was fraught with problems. Today’s featured article from May 5th, 1964 details a delay due to a lack of funds.
At the bottom of the post is a bonus photo of the building as it appears today (the Harvey Bogin dentist office).The cool thing is that there is still a postal box out front as a nod to the past.
That was the big headline Glimpses readers were faced with on October 1, 1963. The article shows an attempt by some Winfield businessmen to try and get a proposed north-south route from Roosevelt Road to North Avenue, changed from County Farm Road to Winfield Road. While we know now how things turned out, it makes you wonder how things would’ve been different for Winfield had the change been made. (click each section to enlarge)