More Dudes And A Prediction

December 30, 2013

Apparently in 1964 they couldn’t decide on one man of the year….so they name three! John Karwoski Sr., George Willard and George Higgins…

men of the year

and from the same issue i noticed this wacky prediction…

population 20k by 75

I guess they were a little off on that one.

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Dudes Of The Year

December 27, 2013

Here are a couple “Men of the Year” as reported in the Glimpses. Bob Stuart for 1965 and George “Roger” Higgins in ’68…

bob stuart man of the year 1965

george higgins man of the yeargeorge higgins article


Merry Christmas One And All!

December 25, 2013

Have a great holiday and enjoy these bits from the front page of the 1965 Winfield Glimpses and from inside the same issue a “question box” column…

christmas blessing

christmas is for kids

and here’s a link to what I consider the best Christmas song ever…
http://youtu.be/foKqhDG3aaI


Ad Ridden Edition

December 23, 2013

The December 1965 edition of the Glimpses was stuffed full of Christmas ads from all the local businesses…some even provided last minute shopping ideas…

johns buffet ad

norms shell

proseks ad

ts bowie ad part onetsbowie ad part two

village beauty shoppe ad

winfield food mart ad

winfield fuel ad

winfield pharmacy ad

winfield service station ad

wynwood and equity builders

bills enco service ad

country squire ad


Fountain Square Christmas

December 20, 2013

With Christmas less than a week away I came across the December 14th, 1965 issue of the Glimpses and it was loaded with items. Here are a few article/pictures in regard to a nativity and tree display in “Fountain Square”…

fountain square prep

winfields christmas tree

and what would Christmas be without vandals?

christmas tree vandals


Pretty Hospital

December 18, 2013

Back in August of 1964, the folks at Central DuPage Hospital were getting ready for an open house to unveil their brand new facility…

countys most beautiful hospital

and if you haven’t been to Winfield’s hospital lately (and I hope you haven’t) here’s what it looks like these days from the room I was in last June…

hospital room 1

hospital room 2


Sensible Christmas

December 16, 2013

The December 7th, 1960 issue of the Glimpses was chock full of Christmas items…one being a bit of a sermon from the editor…

sensible christmas

christmas seals

moose lions party

a couple of ads on the front page too….anyone ever go to Kim’s Variety store?

kims variety store

campbells beauty for you ad