Weeds Takeover Village

July 29, 2011

Are you keeping up with your mowing as we head into the dog days of Summer? Apparently back in August of 1968, there were some “weedy” areas around town. Check out this Glimpses pictorial in four segments (click each to enlarge)

Winfield Fair Queen

July 27, 2011

The DuPage County Fair begins today and in honor of that occasion, let’s look back to the fair queen of 1966…Ruthanne Lima of Winfield.
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See you at the fair, and wish me luck as I try to defend my title as the Friday vegetable exhibitor champion.

Winfield Gone Wild

July 25, 2011

According to today’s Glimpses article (from February 1, 1958), police activity in Winfield pretty much skyrocketed in the preceding year. Check out the stats by clicking and enlarging the image below.

If you’d like to check out how these stats compare to today’s…check out some of the recent Winfield police logs here.

Wacky Pool Inspection Fee

July 22, 2011

Check out this article from July of 1975, as pool owners tried to fight a five dollar inspection fee. Wonder if it’s still on the books?

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Delinquent Car Taxes Hold Up Street Repairs

July 20, 2011

As we struggle with how to pay for road repairs today in Winfield, back in the 1950’s all that was needed was to get the late vehicular tax payers to pony up. If only we had it so easy. In addition to the street repair issue, today’s article from May 1, 1952 also has a few other tidbits from a village board meeting. (click to enlarge)

Today’s posting is being brought to you by “Gas Incinerators” (an ad from the same 1952 Glimpses)

John’s Renovation

July 18, 2011

I spent a bit of time at John’s on Saturday night, celebrating the Wego High class of 1981’s 30th reunion. A good time was had by all that attended. Anyways, as I was recuperating the next day, leafing through some of my newspaper collection, I noticed this picture of John’s just after it had been remodeled in the mid 70’s. Some of the elements are still there, but it definitely has changed since this picture was taken. Enjoy this glimpse back at John’s from February of 1974.

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Relocating Train Station Thwarted

July 15, 2011

An idea was floated in the mid 1970’s to move Winfield’s train station to County Farm Road to better serve the county complex. Residents didn’t take kindly to this plan and kept it from happening. The Glimpses published two letters (from county board members), in February of 1974, explaining that the move wouldn’t happen. Both are posted below. (click each to enlarge)

Winfield Vulnerable To Nukes

July 13, 2011

That’s what the Winfield Community Club learned from a speaker at its April, 1952 meeting. Read all about it by clicking on the article below.

Village Office Moves From A Home To John’s

July 11, 2011

According to a Glimpses January 1962 article, the village moved its offices from the village clerk’s home to above John’s Buffet. Check it out by clicking and enlarging the picture below.

Another Look Back At That Great Weekend!

July 8, 2011

The “great weekend” was the 4th Annual Good Ol’ Days from September of 1971.
Let’s enjoy a slideshow of images from the event, courtesy of the Winfield Glimpses…

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