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


Convenient History Lesson

May 2, 2014

One of the cool things about the Glimpses leading up to the various “Good Ole Days” celebrations, was that a lot of times they would publish articles/pictures about the history of Winfield. The September 4th 1974 edition is a good example. Look at the wide variety of articles and pictures ranging from the fire department to St. john the Baptist, as well as pictures of local families…

1931 fire department

st johns history

the bugler newspaper

chicago avenue 1897

john and mary

school days 1902

schmidts meat market


klein family

village liquor ad

Roarin’ 20’s

April 21, 2014

As part of the lead up to the Good Ole Days celebration in 1973, the Glimpses published a bunch of town history articles. The theme of the party that year was the 1920’s, so one of the articles was about Winfield in that era…

pioneers reminisce


The issue also included history articles about the Fire Department, indians in the area and the newspaper itself…

fire department history

indians here

glimpses history


April 2, 2014

This post represents my 500th on this blog. To celebrate I’m going to post a few pictures from the 1969 Good Ole Days event….specifically water fighting and the beer garden. Na Zdravi!

water fight 1

water fight winners

beer garden

I hope you’ve enjoyed these 500 posts as much as I’ve enjoyed putting them together. I’m planning on continuing the blog for awhile longer.

New & Old in ’73

February 3, 2014

In the February 1973 edition of the Glimpses…the paper had a couple of items highlighting new things to come in the village and a couple regarding some long time residents. First the new…

fire station groundbreaking

winfield fuel new look

and then the old…
old landmarks

marguerite roth

Fire Department Stuff

October 23, 2013

Couple of new items for the Winfield Fire Department in July of 1967…a cool station wagon and smell remover!

fire stuff

Town Center ’73

September 25, 2013

Here is a letter written by the Winfield Chamber of Commerce president that was published by the Glimpses in the Fall of 1973. It provides a look at what was going on around town at the time. My favorite part is about how a portion of Winfield Road was set to be four lanes…

chamber newsletter