Catholic Cheerleaders & “General Scott” Visits

November 30, 2012

A couple quick items that you might enjoy…all pretty much self explanatory, and they are from the December 5th, 1973 Glimpses. Have a nice weekend!


Solving A Crime Wave

November 28, 2012

Here’s an interesting article from October of 1958, detailing an area “crime wave” and what should be done about it. Especially delightful are the last two paragraphs…

I’m thinking the problem could’ve been averted, had the would be criminals gone to this school…(an ad from the same paper)

Modular Rescue Unit

November 26, 2012

Check out the cool rescue unit that the Winfield fire department added back in June of 1975…

Black Friday In Grandma’s Pockets

November 23, 2012

How about a new tradition for the so-called “Black Friday” shopping day?…

and here are a couple other Christmas shopping ideas from the November 1974 edition of the Glimpses…

Giving Thanks For Thanksgiving

November 21, 2012

Thanksgiving is one of my favorite holidays, and if you like it too, I hope you have a great day (and even if you don’t like it I hope you have a great day). Anyways here are some turkey day tidbits from November of 1968 and ’69 to add to your feast…

Post Office Delayed

November 19, 2012

In May of 1964, the Glimpses reported on construction delays for the new post office.

It would take years for the building to be finished.

Start Of The Slippery Tax Slope

November 16, 2012

Today we’ll take a look at the early days of the sales tax in Winfield. As is always the case when these types of things are added or raised…someone will usually say something like, “but it’s only ________.” In this case the figure was 1/2% but as we know now it was just the beginning. From the Glimpses September 1955…

and today’s post is brought to you by Doenges Stationary …