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


Will There Be A Cop If You Need One?

June 11, 2014

That was a question posed in a Glimpses headline back in March of 1976…

will there be a cop if you need one

police article


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


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


96 Year Old Felled Tree

April 7, 2014

How about this one from the Glimpses February 1960 edition…an elderly resident could still cut down a tree…

tree feller

and another item of interest from the same issue…a police report…

1960 police report

all brought to you by chuck’s barbershop…

chucks barbershop


Stray Dogs & Prowlers

March 3, 2014

Luckily those are a couple issues from Winfield’s past that have been straightened out over the years…(July 1966)

prowler reports

stray dog problem

morkens ad


Speeders Beware

February 19, 2014

Luckily no one speeds through Winfield anymore…but back in August of 1952 the village was clamping down…

costly race track

but it turned out someone wasn’t happy with the new law…

vandals steal sign

and let’s say today’s post is brought to you by Winfield Radio & TV Service…

winfield radio and tv ad