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!


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


Hard Workin’ Clerk

May 28, 2014

In June of 1973 the Glimpses highlighted the activities of longtime Winfield Village Clerk Claire Jedlovec…

claire jedlovec

also…in the same issue…an article about a rummage sale at St. John The Baptist church. It features a picture of a current organist at the church…

mrs william rose


Name Change

May 21, 2014

In April of 1976, the Glimpses ran an article describing a pending name change to the paper…

new name contest

also from the same edition…an article about the bicentennial…

bicentennial celebration


Fun Friday

May 16, 2014

How about a little potpourri from August 22, 1973 as we head into the weekend? The front page featured a dog show contestant, a teen pageant contestant and the latest cheerleaders. I’m also going to plug yours truly for being featured in a WBEZ Curious City segment that aired Thursday (5/15/14)…if you missed it here’s a link

dog show

miss teen

cheerleaders


Happy Mothers Day!

May 9, 2014

Hope all the mothers have a great weekend!…in honor of the day here are a couple of tidbits from the Glimpses May 1975 edition…

oldest mother

mothers day breakfast


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