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Neighbors: Kernel of truth in ‘Noon Day’ contest story

Steve Sydness made a name for himself, even though it wasn’t a name connected with his locally famous father.

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Neighbors: ‘Pie plant’ sprouts up again

Neighbors has carried several stories about rhubarb and how many people call it “pie plant.”

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Neighbors: Cheap land leads to a long, cold trip to Minn.

Farmland was a lot cheaper in the Red River Valley area in the late 1930s than it was in Nebraska. That’s why Manuel Jerger became a Minnesotan.

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Neighbors: More memories about Inkster baseball diamond

A column about the long-gone Inkster, N.D., baseball diamond brings a note from Pat Colliton, Fargo.

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Bob Lind: A wild winter tale

Spring has settled in, but thoughts of winter events remain. Including imaginary events.

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Neighbors: Fifth-grader makes Detroit Lakes man's day

Here’s how a fifth-grade student recently made Donald Tobkin’s day. Neighbors carried a story about him early this year, telling of his growing-up experiences in the 1940s.

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Neighbors: Vietnam Chapter 941 searches for family members of five vets before Memorial Day service

Maybe you can help the local chapter 941 of the Vietnam Veterans of America.

Neighbors: Mother’s Day poem for missed mothers

On Mother’s Day in 2003, Larry, of New Rockford, N.D., composed a poem which, he says, “describes my most affectionate feelings about my mother and was written in tribute to her.”

Neighbors: Polar vortex inspires Moorhead man to write a poem

It was the polar vortex, of all things, which spurred Merle Johnson to write a poem.

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Neighbors: 'Captain Jim,' the Unbelievable Uglies and the Grizzley Band

Neighbors has carried several columns about former KXJB-TV announcer Jim Rohn, 87, sometimes known as Captain Jim because of the children’s program he hosted.

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Neighbors: A letter from grandpa about the golden times

One December night in 1994, Victor Gelking received a phone call from his 13-year-old grandson, Jared Cunningham, of Atascadero, Calif. Jared told Grandpa Vic he was going to be tall like him some day. But the big news was that he’d just played in a baseball game in which he hit two homers.

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Neighbors: Rec center welcomed many musical acts

The Red Dogs. The Fab Flippers. The Castaways. And don’t forget the Churchkeys

Neighbors: Unbelievable Uglies helped make a couple’s Christmas memorable

Stories have been carried here about the Legion Recreation Center in Halstad, Minn., and the musical groups that performed there.

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Neighbors: Car hops, frenchees and jukeboxes: ‘Quality’ time at King’s Food Host

What was the name of that old Fargo café in which you placed your order via a phone in the booth?

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Neighbors: Jan. 12, 1888 storm like no other

Sure, this area has had some rugged storms this winter. But none of them have been as bad as the blizzard of Jan. 12, 1888.

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Neighbors: Self-taught musician wrote music about the state he loves, North Dakota

You know, since North Dakota is celebrating its 125th year of statehood this year, someone ought to write a song about the state.

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Lind: A visit from Chet Huntley, more on DBC

We’re into 2014, but Neighbors’ mail from 2013 is piled high. Let’s look at some of it, starting with a story from Curt Johnson, Lakeville, Minn., formerly of Lisbon, N.D.

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Neighbors: Family that worked together, married together

Here’s an update on an old store that sold, among other things, two brands of gasoline.

Lind: More readers remember bands that played Halstad

Remember the Uglies? Or how about the Marauders? Or the Fabulous Flippers?

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Neighbors: Broadcasters’ deaths loss to area

The area lost two popular broadcasters this year: Marv Bossart and Larry Ristvedt.

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