New Teachers

June 6, 2014

I’m going to end the week with an article about new teachers coming to Winfield School in 1965…

new teachers part one

new teachers part two

also from the same issue…an update on the new rectory at St. John the Baptist Church…

new rectory


Scientists and Toymakers

January 13, 2014

The February 1973 edition of the Glimpses brought us news of the St. John’s science fair and the happenings of Girl Scout Troop 675…

st johns science fair

st johns science fair article

girl scouts


First Baby Of ’68 & Other Stuff

January 8, 2014

The first edition of the Glimpses in 1968 featured Winfield’s first baby of the year on the cover, along with approval of a medical building site and pictures of the St. John Wildcats basketball teams…

winfields first in 68

board approves medical building

st john wildcats


Real Nuns

September 13, 2013

School has been underway for a few weeks now, and since I haven’t posted any school stuff for awhile…i thought today would be a good day to remedy that. Here’s a pictorial, featuring the staff of St. John The Baptist School circa 1967…back when they had actual nuns as teachers…(Glimpses October 11)

st john faculty 1

st john faculty 2

st john faculty 3

and as i like to do on occasion…a couple of bonus ads…

winfield pharmacy

sears tv ad


More Pomp

May 31, 2013

Since I had a picture of the 1971 Winfield public school graduation class the other day…I figured it was only fair to also post the St. John’s class of 1971…

st johns class of 1971


Science & Fashion

January 18, 2013

Couple of quick pictorial articles as we head into the weekend. The first one features Winfield public grade school science fair winners and the second features models from a St. Johns fashion show. Both are from the April 1972 Glimpses…Enjoy!

science fair winners

fashion show

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six percent interest


Catholic Cheerleaders & “General Scott” Visits

November 30, 2012

A couple quick items that you might enjoy…all pretty much self explanatory, and they are from the December 5th, 1973 Glimpses. Have a nice weekend!


Lot’s Of Doings In ’52

August 3, 2012

I was reading the October 1952 issue of the Glimpses the other day and was struck by the wide variety of stories on the front page. They ranged from banning text books, to an ill village president needing a break, an early morning fire, a new priest, speeding truckers and finally to a story on square dancing. All these articles are posted below for your perusal….(click each to enlarge)


St. John’s Addition

June 20, 2012

The May 1956 edition of the Glimpses featured an article about an addition to Winfield’s St. John The Baptist church…check out the details in the picture and article below…

and here’s a picture of what the addition eventually looked like…


More ’75 Graduates!

June 6, 2012

Monday’s post featuring a picture of Winfield’s public school graduates, turned out to be really popular. So in an effort to be fair, today I’m posting a picture of the 8th grade graduates from Winfield’s St. John the Baptist school. From the same Glimpses issue, in four parts…Enjoy…