Door to Door Salesmen & Who’s To Blame?

August 31, 2012

Ending the week with a couple of tidbits from a 1963 Glimpses. In one, the police chief warns of unruly salesmen…and in the other a Glimpses writer warns of unruly children in town…(click each segment to enlarge)

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Another Fire Call

August 29, 2012

As promised Monday, here are some more articles about the Winfield fire department from the chock full August 1963 edition of the Glimpses. Today you’ll see a photo of the firemen in action, read a Glimpses editorial on the firemen and learn about the history of the department prior to ’63…(click each to enlarge)


Stellar Fire Department

August 27, 2012

Back in 1963 the Glimpses praised the Winfield fire department with several articles and a commentary in its August 6th issue. Let’s take a look at these in the next two posts…


Population Zooms

August 24, 2012

I saw this article about a special census for Winfield in 1963…

The article inspired me to look up our 2010 data for comparison, and here’s what I found (looks like the ladies now outnumber the gents)…

and today’s post is brought to you by TS Bowie and color!…


Origin Of Mr. Tyle

August 22, 2012

In honor of the Winfield Central School cranking things up again today (Wednesday), I thought this article announcing the new teachers for 1974 was appropriate. One of them happens to be Robert Tyle, a teacher that is still at it in Winfield (now the science teacher). Check out his bio and photo below, along with a few others that are not still teaching at Winfield…(click each to enlarge)


Park District Was Coming Along In ’64

August 20, 2012

Some Winfield businessmen were strong advocates for the formation of a park district back in the early 1960’s. The following article from March of 1964 updated the status of the proposed district…

Remember getting your film developed? Check out this ad from the Winfield Village Pharmacy from the same issue…


We Should Be More Like Oxford Wisconsin

August 17, 2012

That was the gist of an editorial from the Glimpses back in 1967. It featured a nice pictorial comparison of the two towns…

I looked up Oxford on wikipedia (en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Oxford,_Wisconsin) and as of the 2000 census the town had pretty much the same population as it did in ’67. I’d love to see some pictures of that town today.