It’s Resignation Time!

May 30, 2012

That was the headline greeting Glimpses reader’s back in June of 1971. The resignations were announced at a village board meeting and the story goes on to report on other board news, including some police stuff (always a popular topic)…

and if you’re looking for a project this Summer….how about a patio? This Winfield Fuel ad from the same Glimpses tells you how…

Memorial Day ’72 Pictorial

May 28, 2012

In honor of Memorial Day, let’s go back to 1972 and see what Winfield’s events looked like in these Glimpses photos…(click each to enlarge)

Winfield Had A Bakery

May 25, 2012

One of these days, Winfield is supposed to get a bakery in town. While we are waiting, let’s look back to when Winfield had one. The story and ad comes from the November 1964 edition of the Glimpses…(click each to enlarge)

a bakery in the kitchen of the white wood realty?…no wonder it didn’t last long. and speaking of white wood realty…how about an ad from them to cap off the week…

How Many Policemen Were Needed?

May 23, 2012

Okay, a couple more police items from the Glimpses. One of today’s articles looks at how many policemen were needed in Winfield back in 1976, the other asked residents if they felt safe with the police force… (click each to enlarge)

Police Residency Defeated

May 21, 2012

Since I’ve been hearing (and reading) a lot of stuff about the Winfield police department lately, I thought a couple of posts about the department from the past would be in order.
Today’s deals with a proposal for a police residency requirement from March of 1976…

There was also an editorial on the topic in the same Glimpses issue…

More Glimpses Of Winfield Women

May 18, 2012

The Glimpses featured a “women’s section” for awhile in the 1960’s called…

In March of ’68 the section featured a “fashion show” article, Q & A about dress lengths, and some recipes from a local resident….

Let me know if you try the meat dumplings….I’d love a review

New Stuff For Winfield in ’64

May 16, 2012

Back in September of 1964 Winfield saw the official opening of Central DuPage Hospital, a restaurant called Mary’s Snacks and the announcement that stoplights would be installed at the intersection of Roosevelt & Winfield Roads (without camera’s 😉 ). All were featured on the front page of the Glimpses (of course!)…

District 34 Board Was An Effective Cutter

May 14, 2012

Interesting article today from the Glimpses October 1957 edition. The school board was faced with cutting back expenses on its nearly $38,000 (yes, a total budget of 38K) budget and came up with ideas to accomplish the goal. Check out all the details by clicking the article below….

and today’s post is sponsored by Ruzicka drugs….watch out for that asiatic flu!

Post Office Extravaganza

May 11, 2012

Winfield finally had its new post office (after a lot of ups and downs) and dedicated it in April of 1966. The Glimpses dedicated almost an entire issue to the event… (click each segment to enlarge)

New Police Chief

May 9, 2012

In 1966 Winfield got a new police chief. The Glimpses introduced him to the village…

and from the same issue check out these real estate prices from White Wheel Realty…