Year End Review

December 31, 2012

Happy New Year! I’m going to join the throngs of media types providing some sort of year end review. My version will involve the second half of 1967. Let’s look back a little bit today and then again on Wednesday (oh wait, we’re always looking back on this site)…from the January 10, 1968 Glimpses…

67 in review part one

september 67

october 67

Man Of The Year!

December 28, 2012

Back in early 1970, Joe Jedlovec Sr. was named “man of the year” (of 1969) by the Holy Name Society. All the details are featured in three sections from the Glimpses January 14, 1970…

man o the year

man of the year article

man of the year part three

Bank/Village Hall?

December 26, 2012

Today’s article comes from the November 1971 issue of the Glimpses describing the search for a new village hall… (click to enlarge)

considered bank as village hall

Simply Put…Merry Christmas!

December 24, 2012

christmas glimpses 75

Take A Walk

December 21, 2012

The Winfield Library Association’s Holiday House Walk, that is. Check out the featured homes in this pictorial from the Glimpses November 24th, 1971 edition. (in three parts)

holiday house walk part one

holiday house walk part two

holiday house walk part three

Rain On The Way?

December 19, 2012

I was just reading a pretty wild weather forecast for our area where we’ll get either a lot of rain, a lot of snow or both in the next couple days (although i suspect it’ll be neither). Anyways, as I was flipping through the Glimpses, I noticed this picture/article from October 1972 of some flooding on East Street. I always like to remind myself of Winfield’s flooding potential to keep me on my toes…

flooding on east street

and how about a little holiday bonus from the same issue?

santa convention

Positive Gang & Vandalism News

December 17, 2012

How about some positive youth stories from August of 1971…

bridge gang

vandalism drops

’74 Rave Out

December 14, 2012

Then publisher, Ed Petrik, took to the pages of the Glimpses to air his opinions on zoning changes and development. Interesting read from May of 1974…(features some common themes that linger today)….


and here’s a bonus Bank of Winfield ad from the same issue…

bank of winfield ad

Safety Expert

December 12, 2012

Bear with me…i’m going to be a bit self-indulgent with today’s post. Normally I probably wouldn’t publish the following article about some kids winning a poster and essay contest…but when I noticed it featured a friend of mine and an avid reader of this blog, I couldn’t resist. Check out Pete Welz in the front row of this front page article from November of 1971…

safety winners

I’d sure like to know what was on that winning poster.

Attempt At Decency In Winfield

December 10, 2012

A local group of the “Movement to Restore Decency” (or MOTOREDE) held a meeting in Winfield back in April of 1969. The Glimpses gave us a look at what the group hoped to accomplish…

motorede movement