All Hail Ginny Hoppe

September 28, 2012

I’ve posted about this “Miss Winfield” contest before, but today’s article has more details about the winner (and runner’s up) Ginny Hoppe… (click to enlarge)


Rumor Mill

September 26, 2012

The Glimpses reported on some rumors in its February 1, 1966 issue. The rumors were in regards to a bank, a village official and roads. (click to enlarge)

and don’t forget to use this White Wheel Realty “coupon”, so you can have a cool agent stop by your house…


Funeral Home Buried

September 24, 2012

In 1969, zoning for a funeral home was proposed for the intersection of Winfield Road and Sunnyside. I’m not positive, but I’m guessing this would’ve been the parcel that our library currently sits on. Things certainly would’ve been a little different had the village board voted to approve. Check out this Glimpses article that also recaps other board action from the same meeting… (click to enlarge)


Schibur’s Take Over

September 21, 2012

Starting with the March 5th 1963 issue of the Glimpses, Beverly and Bill Schibur took over operations of the paper. They announced their intentions in the following commentary…

Now let’s take a look at one of their first front page stories…

and finally how about this deal from a rare Roosevelt Road business, from the same issue…


Roads ‘N Sewers

September 19, 2012

While Winfield has always been battling bad roads…things became worse as sewer lines were being installed in 1965/66…as you’ll read in this series of articles from the Glimpses January 4 1966 edition…

(and without having to turn to page two…here’s the editorial…


Seeds Of The Library

September 17, 2012

In the mid 1960’s, the idea of Winfield having its own library started taking shape. The Glimpses covered what was happening at the time in these clips from March of 1965…


Piecing Together West DuPage Woods

September 14, 2012

Back in 1965, DuPage County officials announced that they bought the last big chunk of land to finish up the West DuPage Woods Forest Preserve. Here’s how the Glimpses reported the story, followed by a Google overhead map of the preserve area as it looks today…

Today’s post is brought to you by Village Liquors…


New Business Zoning in ’60

September 12, 2012

The following article appeared in the July 1960 issue of the Glimpses and spells out what types of businesses could be located where…(click to enlarge)

 

As a companion piece…here’s an ad from a Winfield business of the time…


Connection To A Publisher

September 10, 2012

While I’m pretty much Good Ole Dazed out for this year I did find out something cool during the festival. Turns out a guy I’ve known for years, Bernie Happel, is actually a grandson of early Glimpses publisher/editors Louis Happel and Corinne Happel. In honor of learning this factoid I’m posting some of their work today. The Happel’s piloted the Glimpses through the 1950’s and I always enjoy their articles including the “anti-red” slant on pretty much everything. Check out this one of from March of 1953…



Happy Good Ole Days!

September 7, 2012

I like using the word “ole”, when I reference the town party, ’cause that was what the original event was called. Anyways, how about a pictorial extravaganza from the 1974 “Good Ole Days” to finish up my “Good Ole Days” week? There are pictures of the parade, water fight, and fireworks and don’t miss the article about the local lady getting beef at the bottom of this post…









See y’all out and about this weekend!