Saturday, 16 January 2021

Neighbors: Did a newspaper man used to live in this Fargo house?

One was a Forum editorial page, another was the comics and the third was primarily ads.

“I’m fairly sure a newspaper man from that era owned this house,” Christian writes, “because the paper used to hold the insulation (ground up newsprint) in the wall looks like the paper that the pulp mill used to cover the rolls of paper that The Forum printed on.”

Christian would like to know who from The Forum lived in his house 80 years ago. He also would like to know if there is a way to get prints of these pages from the mats.

Unfortunately, he says, “I believe that after they’ve been rolled up in the wall for so long there is really no hope of getting any kind of print off these, but we would love to be able to display our find.

“With technology these days, it sometimes seems like anything is possible, but of course there are limits.”

Any former newspaper folks out there who can help Christian?

Did you hear Lucier?

And here’s a question for you long-time area radio listeners.

Allen Finney writes, “I don’t know if I’m dreaming, but did Rod Lucier have a short program on KVOX where he played the guitar and sang?

“I think his theme song was ‘Tis Sweet to be Remembered,’ an old Mac Wiseman song.

“This would have been in the ’50s or ’60s.

“I’m putting your readers to the test.”

Allen now lives in Ottertail, Minn., but when he was hearing Rod sing, he lived in Humboldt, Minn., northwest of Hallock on U.S. Highway 75.

If you have an item of interest for this column, mail it to Neighbors, The Forum, Box 2020, Fargo, ND 58107, fax it to 701-241-5487 or email


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