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


“Under Construction”

September 11, 2013

That’s something that we’re getting used to around Winfield these days (at least in regards to the manchester and the winfield road bridge projects). Back in the Fall of 1968 it was Jewell road. This picture/article has the details….though i mainly wanted to post this because it provides a cool old view of John’s and Carmen’s…

construction work

and here’s an ad from the same Glimpses highlighting an actual business on Roosevelt Road…

pizza queen ad

…and welcome to the site tom!

Bad Roads In Winfield?

May 3, 2013

Guess what? It turns out Winfield had bad roads back in 1966…

road repairs v car repairs

Despite decades of deplorable road conditions in town, I’m confident the new village board will finally get this issue resolved once and for all.

Finishing up with a Morken’s ad from ’66…

morkens ad

One Ways

April 17, 2013

Back in January of 1960 the village board created some one way streets in town…

one way streets

and a bonus ad from the same issue…Chuck’s Barber Shop…

chucks barber shop ad

Road Repair Foiled Again

October 17, 2012

It’s always interesting to see how Winfield officials attempt to fund the repair of the village’s roads. The article pictured below chronicles what happened in 1957…(in two parts, click each to enlarge)

Rumor Mill

September 26, 2012

The Glimpses reported on some rumors in its February 1, 1966 issue. The rumors were in regards to a bank, a village official and roads. (click to enlarge)

and don’t forget to use this White Wheel Realty “coupon”, so you can have a cool agent stop by your house…

Roads ‘N Sewers

September 19, 2012

While Winfield has always been battling bad roads…things became worse as sewer lines were being installed in 1965/66…as you’ll read in this series of articles from the Glimpses January 4 1966 edition…

(and without having to turn to page two…here’s the editorial…