Herewith I Say : Farewell

June 23, 2014

Sad to say but I’m ceasing these Glimpses posts…at least on the schedule I have been doing for the last 3 1/2 years. Hope you’ve enjoyed reading them as I have enjoyed posting them. I may post something in the future if I come across something cool (or feel like commenting on something), but the three posts per week is over. In honor of this occasion, I’m including the front of the last Glimpses and then the front of the first Examiner….both from June of 1976. I’ll keep this site up for future reference…thanks again for reading!

last glimpses toplast glimpses bottom

first examiner issue

This represents my 535th post….not a bad run!


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

Millionaire For a Day

March 28, 2014

In July of 1975 the Bank of Winfield had a “Millionaire for a Day” contest winner…

millionaire for a day

Other winners from the same issue, involved a dog show…

dog show winners

and as a bonus tidbit…here’s an editorial about the intersection of Roosevelt and Winfield Roads…


Rising Taxes & Whee The People

January 10, 2014

A couple of items from the July 1948 issue of the Glimpses. One in regards to taxes…the other, some fun stuff from the editorial page…

taxes rise july 48

wheel the people

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

Time For Thanks

November 27, 2013

It’s Thanksgiving time again, and I’d just like to say that I am thankful for these old Glimpses newspapers. They have informed and entertained me for many years (keep in mind that I’m easily entertained). I’m also thankful for the readers of this blog, I hope that you too are being entertained and informed on some level. Now for the cover from 1968…followed up with an ad for a store that was open on Thanksgiving…

thanksgiving cover 1968

wheaton pharmacy

Rare Headline

November 25, 2013

Today’s Glimpses story features a headline that you won’t see anytime soon, thanks to our new president Erik Spande and trustees Jack Bajor, James McCurdy and Phillip Mustes. Last week these fellas decided to give us a tax increase without our having a say in the matter (via referendum)…and here I thought they were all about “listening to the residents.” Sadly I predicted this outcome back in April, and I hate to say it but I don’t think they are done…look for more tax increases in the near future and new fees (vehicle stickers). At least now we know what the “change” was in their campaign slogan of “need all 4 for change.”
Anyway, let’s take a look back to September of 1969 when the Winfield village board eliminated a tax levy…no to levy