Donald Tobkin hasn’t moved far from where he grew up, 10 miles northeast of Detroit Lakes, Minn. He lives on lakeshore property just across the township road from his family’s home farm, where he grew up.
It was some years ago when Brandon Dewald picked up his nickname, and it was appropriate.RELATED CONTENT
Here’s the story behind the song “White Christmas.” Neighbors carried a story this past Christmas season about how that song affected servicemen on a World War II battlefield.RELATED CONTENT
Koly Speer, Ulen, Minn., had a question in December for Neighbors’ readers: What was the children’s show on a local TV station weekdays in the late 1950s and early 1960s, and who was the station’s announcer who was featured?RELATED CONTENT
Many of you were gathered around the TV set 45 years ago tonight to watch an epic event. It was Christmas Eve 1968, the day Apollo 8, the first manned mission to the moon, entered lunar orbit.RELATED CONTENT
Going to town to get nuts, Christmas candy and oranges (a special treat) was one of the Christmas traditions Virginia Wilder remembers.RELATED CONTENT
It was a rugged place to spend Christmas in 1942: Guadalcanal, where the 164th Infantry Division of the North Dakota National Guard was in fierce combat with the Japanese forces occupying the Pacific island.RELATED CONTENT
Stories about the horse-drawn vehicles called “hacks” that hauled kids to and from school years ago continue to come in.RELATED CONTENT
Let’s dig into Neighbors’ mailbag. Bruce Speich, Milnor, N.D., sends in a copy of the front page of the old Fargo News, dated Dec. 25, 1952.RELATED CONTENT
FARGO – He was a man who had a deep understanding of biblical truths, who was a friend of evangelist Billy Graham, who loved seeing people grow spiritually and, incidentally, who loved cheese on his soup. This was the Rev. Arthur Grimstad, who just wanted to be called Art, and who died Saturday at age 95.RELATED CONTENT
Information has come in concerning the ancestors of North Dakota Attorney General Wayne Stenehjem, including Wayne’s grandfather Martin Stenehjem.RELATED CONTENT
Stories about the old Dakota Business College in Fargo led Justin Swank, Fargo, to write about his father, James Swank.
This story could be in Nicole Phillips’ Forum column, which focuses on kind things people do for one another.RELATED CONTENT
Don K. Johnson, of Fargo, seeks your help in tracking down a poem. “I have searched far and wide for a poem I misplaced many years ago,” Don writes.
Bowman and Havana are North Dakota towns on opposite corners of the state. But Neighbors has received inquiries about how both of them got their names.RELATED CONTENT
Sure, it’s May, but Neighbors is still catching up with mail concerning past winter storms, although the way the winter has dragged on, maybe it’s not so inappropriate today to recall the infamous March 1966 blizzard and how it affected local rail lines.RELATED CONTENT
You can add this to the list of ways to eat lefse.RELATED CONTENT
Here’s a postcard from the past, and a request for information about it. It comes from Katherine Cannon, of Clifton, Texas, a woman who can claim a relative who was a big political name in Minnesota, and who lives near a town much in the news recently.RELATED CONTENT
Neighbors carried a piece some time ago about someone taking the old Galloping Goose branch line train to the Canadian border, where it was turned around on a hand-operated turntable.RELATED CONTENT