Slice O’ Life 1970

April 29, 2013

Let’s start the week with a series of article/pictorials giving us a glimpse into Winfield’s community life as the town moved into the 70’s…(from the Glimpses August 19, 1970 issue)

a danish touch

bible class and brownies

local artists to exhibit

“Fort” On Woodvale

April 26, 2013

Here’s a fun article from the cover of the August 19 1970 edition of the Glimpses…coverage of Dennis Ohnstad’s furlough from the military…followed up with an ad from Village Liquors from the same issue…

fort ohnstad

village liquors

Don’t Build Too Small Of A Home

April 24, 2013

Back in the early 60’s, the village was looking to set a minimum size in regards to the square footage of any new homes to be built. I’m not sure if this went through, but it doesn’t appear to be on the books today…and apparently the Glimpses editor wasn’t too fond of the idea. From August 1961…

board sets house size

house size article

Friendly Town

April 22, 2013

What a difference a few days makes. As the sun set on Sunday I pretty much had my backyard back (and the front yard, side yard etc)…


(btw, here’s my “front yard” from last Thursday)

Last weeks flood was the second worst that I had seen…and thanks to a little pre-planning and a lot of pumps I had virtually no damage or loss…just a lot of mopping up and shoveling silt off my driveway and from inside my garages. A lot of friendly folks in town offered to help and did help on the cleanup end of things and speaking of friendly…check out this story from July of 1966…

friendly town project

Flood Insurance For Winfield?

April 19, 2013

For some reason flooding was on my mind this week, so the following headline grabbed my attention…and I’m passing it on to you…(it also contains other news from the village board meeting of December 1972)

not eligible for flood insurance

Also check out this newly listed “waterfront property”…cheap!

resort property

One Ways

April 17, 2013

Back in January of 1960 the village board created some one way streets in town…

one way streets

and a bonus ad from the same issue…Chuck’s Barber Shop…

chucks barber shop ad

Police Were Wanted

April 15, 2013

Here are a couple Glimpses articles from the Fall of 1971 in regards to the village police. One is an ad for officers and the other two highlight the first meeting of the police commission. (click each to enlarge)

police wanted ad

police board at workfirst police board meeting

Friday Frolic

April 12, 2013

Heading into the weekend, after this long dreary, rainy week…I’ve skimmed through the September 29th, 1971 issue of the Glimpses and pulled some lighter fare, along with a few old ads. Have a good one!

good ole days dog show

winfield boy scouts

ccw trip

second hand rose

winfield ace ad

bunker hill tap ad

In Mourning

April 10, 2013

Sadly I predicted the outcome of this weeks election in a previous post. But being the good sport I am, I’d like to congratulate our new president and trustees. Actually, I can’t wait to see what the big “change” will be. My last words on the subject? …get ready to defend your wallet.
Now let’s take a look back at the trustee race from April of 1971 and see the totals from that year…

new trustees 71

Fifth Of Junior’s

April 8, 2013

While a few folks in town don’t seem to care for this group, a lot of others are thankful for the work they do (I count myself among these people). One thing that can’t be denied is that the Winfield Junior Woman’s Club has been around town a long time. Back in March of 1972 the club was celebrating an anniversary…

juniors fifth anniversary 1

juniors fifth anniversary 2

also from the same issue there was an article about an upcoming fundraiser…

winfield juniors fundraiser

and if you want to see what the club is up to these days check out