Neighbors once had a column about funny signs businesses around the country had posted, such as, "If attacked by a mob of clowns, go for the juggler," and the one on the door of a maternity room reading, "Push. Push. Push."
Folks living in the Good Samaritan Society in Arthur, N.D., could always count on Mary McPherson to help them adjust to living in a nursing home by giving them a shoulder to cry on, an ear to listen and a friendly face to help them feel wanted, loved and cared for.
This summer, Neighbors carried a story about a tree in the area known as Bachelors Grove near McCanna, N.D., west of Grand Forks, which was planted by a man long ago as a tribute to his wife. But it was unknown by the person writing in if that tree is still there. The good news: Yes, it is.
Did you know that more money is printed every day for the game of Monopoly than by the U.S. Treasury? Neither did Neighbors, until it read an email from Pat Colliton, Fargo, who forwarded some facts he found on the web.
Today we celebrate Columbus discovering America. And today, Neighbors celebrates discovering an email about the old days of radio and TV.
When North Dakota State University officials announced last year that they planned to rebuild the University Village campus housing complex, Duane Midboe's ears perked up. That's because he lived there when he was attending NDSU in 1975, and when, he writes, the complex was "practically new — only four years old."
Every day, people are in the news who broke the law or deliberately did something mean to someone. But happily, there are many folks out there who go out of their way to be kind.
Neighbors ran a story awhile ago about Roger Maris, the baseball player from Fargo who became a major league baseball star.
Walks to raise funds for projects and organizations are common these days. But 50 years ago this Friday, Sept. 28, about 3,000 students and a few adults from Fargo-Moorhead became national pacesetters for such endeavors.
The last words Ole Fiske told his children before he died were, "Don't forget Jesus Christ." They, and following generations, certainly didn't. Many of them became Lutheran pastors or took studies in doing lay ministry.