WHEATON, Ill. – Having lived in Wheaton all their lives, Diane Knippen Lynch and Jim Scheffler have amassed quite a bit of “Wheaton” knowledge. They can tell you what Wheaton was like when there was a Woolworth’s downtown or how the Wheaton Theatre was a great place to catch a double feature. Or they can name their old high school hangouts like Willow Snack, where kids would get burgers and fountain drinks at tables with a juke box on each one.
You will no longer find farm land for raising hogs and growing produce in Wheaton, but that was the Wheaton of Scheffler’s and Lynch’s childhoods. These former elementary school classmates sit down in a new edition of “Wheaton Remembers”
to reflect on their formative years. Listen as Scheffler and Lynch share their memories growing up in the ’30s and ’40s, and hear how their stories are intertwined with generations of Wheaton’s well-known families. “Wheaton Remembers”
is a recurring television series produced by the City’s Communications Department in which longtime Wheaton residents share their stories of growing up in Wheaton in order to educate residents and preserve Wheaton’s history for future generations.
If you or someone you know are a longtime Wheaton resident and are interested in being a guest on “Wheaton Remembers,” contact Richard Sagen at 630-260-2036 or email@example.com
. The City is seeking both individuals and small groups to participate in the series.