Revak’s Market

June 29, 2012

Finishing up the week by staying in the 1940’s. Today you’ll learn about the Revak’s taking over Schmidt’s Meat Market in the Fall of 1949…

and here is an ad for the new store from the same issue of the Glimpses…

Too bad the coupon has expired.
Keep in mind the Revak’s were competing with the Higgin’s store…


A-Bombs & Winfield’s Water Supply

June 27, 2012

What would happen if an A-bomb hit Winfield’s water supply? That was a question that the townsfolk were asked to address at a special meeting back in November of 1949…(click to enlarge)

I’ll have to keep my eye open for a follow up article on this issue…hopefully they didn’t spend a lot of time or money on a plan.
…and today’s post is brought to you by Al’s Auto Body…


On The Spot Radio & TV Repair

June 25, 2012

If you needed a radio or TV repaired back in the 1940’s, Winfield was covered by a new service. Check it out below in an article and an ad from October of 1949…


Even More Glimpses Of Winfield Women

June 22, 2012

I like these articles from the Glimpses “women’s page”…I’ve run a couple in the past (see here, and here). Today we meet Lena Berkes and her recipes (the dandelion wine looks good), Alice Neubauer gearing up for Good Ole Days, and an actual pattern to make your own bonnet. From August of 1968…(click each to enlarge)


St. John’s Addition

June 20, 2012

The May 1956 edition of the Glimpses featured an article about an addition to Winfield’s St. John The Baptist church…check out the details in the picture and article below…

and here’s a picture of what the addition eventually looked like…


Tribute To Alyce Bartlett

June 18, 2012

I was saddened to hear that Alyce Bartlett died last week. According to her obituary Mrs. Bartlett began her career at the Winfield Glimpses in 1967. I’m sure I’ve read hundreds of her articles, but unfortunately the Glimpses didn’t credit each article, so I don’t know exactly which were hers (as I would’ve liked to have posted a few today). Mrs. Bartlett was listed in the information box of the paper in August of 1967…

I never met Alyce Bartlett, but I wish I could have thanked her for all her work in covering Winfield over the decades. She helped greatly in preserving the history of our town.


Father’s Day Glimpses Style

June 15, 2012

Happy Father’s Day to all that it applies to. I have a couple of items, in the spirit of the day. First up are some thoughts on the day from Winfield dad’s…(from 1971)

and if you’re looking for some last minute gift ideas, check out these from a 1960 TS Bowie ad…(in two parts)

Personally I’d like to get the oiler…Have a great weekend!


Misc Pics From1970

June 13, 2012

I was reading the August 26, 1970 edition of the Glimpses the other day and noticed it featured a lot of picture/articles. Most are featured below for your perusal…


Water Plant Proposed In The 50’s

June 11, 2012

Today I’m going back to May of 1956, when a water plant was proposed for the village…in six parts (click each to enlarge)



and finally here’s a look at the property today as seen from a Google map…the water tower is long gone, but its footprint can still be seen…


Early Days Of The Plan Commission

June 8, 2012

Caught this article leafing through a June 1960 issue of the Glimpses. Not the most exciting stuff in the world…but I thought it was interesting from a historical perspective.

and today’s post is brought to you by Ray Roberts Steakhouse….

the restaurant is long gone…but the property was used to house a temporary “gas station” for a scene in the old Blues Brothers movie.