Speedy Service

June 16, 2014

In May of 1963 the Glimpses reported on a new ambulance service for the Winfield area…the H & J Ambulance Service…

h and j ambulance

and today’s post is brought to you by my shameless plug. If you’d like to learn about home coffee roasting…I’ll be holding a “class” on the topic at the Winfield Public Library this Thursday June 19th at 7 pm. If you’d like to sign up…check out the library event calendar for more information… http://www.winfield.lib.il.us/evanced/lib/eventcalendar.asp

Abbey’s Beginning & End

June 13, 2014

In May of 1963, the Glimpses ran a rendering of the forthcoming Abbey nursing home in Winfield…

abbey nursing home

It was built, closed down many years later…became the Marklund Deicke Home for awhile…and now the building is gone and the property for sale…

old abbey site

(photo taken 6/12/14)

This post is brought to you by the LeKander Woodward Funeral Home…

lekander woodward funeral home ad

Ronald Mcdonald Site Yesterday & Today

June 9, 2014

Here’s a quick little piece from the May 7, 1969 issue of the Glimpses, showing the property along Winfield Road that will soon be a Ronald Mcdonald house….

ronald mcdonald site

and here’s what it looks like today (June 8, 2014)…

ronald mcdonald house

New Teachers

June 6, 2014

I’m going to end the week with an article about new teachers coming to Winfield School in 1965…

new teachers part one

new teachers part two

also from the same issue…an update on the new rectory at St. John the Baptist Church…

new rectory

Graduating Time

June 2, 2014

Since this is the season for graduating and/or promotion…i thought i would post some school stuff this week. Today let’s take a look at the Winfield School class of 1969…

winfield school class of 1969

and here’s an ad for a place you might have gone to celebrate a graduation…the viking…

the viking ad

Memorial Day with Steve Billman

May 26, 2014

It’s Memorial Day 2014…but today I’m going back to March 1st 1966 when the Glimpses ran a piece about local resident Steve Billman who was getting close to being shipped out to Vietnam. Steve had a poem published along with the article and I thought I would share it with you…

steve billman

and this Memorial Day special is brought to you by the Winfield Restaurant…

winfield restaurant ad

Loss of a Leader & Meet the Staff

May 12, 2014

Couple of items from the August 16, 1966 edition of the Glimpses. One is the obituary for George Higgins…the other showcasing some of the employees of the Glimpses…

george higgins obit

glimpses staff

glimpses weekly ad

and here’s a bonus star-light terrace restaurant ad…note the dress code

star light terrace ad

Wyncliff Revisited

May 7, 2014

I’ve had a few posts about the Wyncliff swim club, but i couldn’t resist one more…check out these article/pictures from the Glimpses August 4, 1964…

wyncliff 1

wyncliff 2

wyncliff 3

wyncliff 4

wyncliff 5

Believe It Or Don’t

May 5, 2014

I was intrigued by this “Believe It or Not” article in the Glimpses October 1966 issue…

believe it or not

It was sent to the Glimpses by a reader…

letter to the editor

I thought it would be fun to find this tombstone and post a picture of what it looks like today…unfortunately I’ll have to go to Winfield, Alabama to accomplish that…and it doesn’t look like I’m going to be down that way any time soon.
I did go to the two cemeteries that the reader thought the stone might be in, but after coming up empty, I did a little research online and that’s when I found out the story is from Winfield, Alabama and not Winfield, Illinois. Here’s a link to a site that talks about the legend

Bottom line…don’t believe everything you read in newspapers.

Police Force Doubled

April 30, 2014

Big addition to the Winfield police force back in the 1965…

winfield police doubled

and check out this Winfield Cab Company ad…

winfield cab company