Bloomington, Ill., Is Closed by Bowlmor AMF

by Bob Johnson 0

AMF Circle Lanes in Bloomington, Ill., was closed down by Bowlmor AMF on Sunday.

The center was built in 1959 with 32 lanes, and another pair was added in 1983.

Nearby Pheasant Lanes is expected to absorb many of Circle Lanes's league bowlers.

Read more here: http://www.pantagraph.com/business/local/longtime-bloomington-bowling-alley-closes/article_c000c11e-f14a-5797-8c29-f298dd138eaf.html

Bob Johnson

Bob Johnson has received more national writing awards than any other bowling writer — close to 70 over the course of his 40-year career. He began at age 16 as a staff writer and then assistant editor for the weekly Pacific Bowler newspaper in his native California, and within three years was writing feature stories for Bowlers Journal. He has written for the magazine ever since, except for a five-year span when he was hired as the founding editor of another magazine. He moved to Chicago in 2000 and spent 13 years in the Windy City, including five as Bowlers Journal’s Editor. In 1975, Johnson received the Robert E. Kennedy Award as California’s top undergraduate high school journalist. Five years earlier, on the lanes, he had shared the Bantam Division Doubles championship in the Orange County Junior Bowling Association Championships. Today, he continues to work full-time for Bowlers Journal as its Senior Editor, to write his popular “Strikes Me” column, and to edit Luby Publishing Inc.’s weekly business-to-business Cyber Report.