Cool Old Pics

June 20, 2014

Technically I shouldn’t be posting these pictures, because they come from the Examiner instead of the Glimpses…but what the heck, I like ’em and I want to share ’em. This Examiner issue had info about the upcoming Good Ole Days celebration and as was the case with the Glimpses, they liked to showcase old photos relative to Winfield. Here are the ones that were published in September of 1977…

schmidt meat market 1943

john schramer

class of 1894'

winfield road

thirsty beer drinks

thanks to mrs spanke

winfield fuel good ole days ad

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Big Mother was Watching

June 18, 2014

Back in the 1950’s, comic books were the scourge for our youth and mothers were keeping an eye on things as we learn in this Glimpses article circa August of 1954…

big mother

and here are a few other tidbits from the same issue…

daddies watch those sons

grandma higgins back on the job

misc info

picnic box ad


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


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


Building Boom ’54

May 30, 2014

In the Fall of 1954 the Glimpses reported on how much construction was going on in Winfield…

building boom

also from the same issue, check out these items for comfortable living…

the wall fill company


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


Winfield in the 20’s

May 23, 2014

Back in 1971, Winfield was celebrating its 50th anniversary of incorporation as part of the annual Good Ole Days weekend. In gearing up for the event, the Glimpses published a variety of articles and pictures in regards to Winfield in the 1920’s. Feel free to peruse the items below…

gay blades of the 20's

daleidens drugs boies hill st johns school kids

canoeing on dupage

alice hggins neubauer and gertrude heinz higgins

reminiscing residents

police and lions club

old wagon bridge

nick enders train station lena and mary

downtown winfield in the 20s

five of winfields finest

bills enco ad

carmens ad