Kokomo Center Owner Hopes to Reopen Within a Week

by Bob Johnson 0

Kokomo Sport Bowl in Kokomo, Ind., was among many businesses badly damaged by the tornado that hit the community on Sunday. When part of the center’s roof blew off, debris was scattered across the lanes. Local high school bowlers volunteered to help clean up the facility, and owner Gary Brown said he hoped to reopen within a week. The full story is here (http://www.theindychannel.com/news/good-news/teens-help-clean-up-kokomo-bowling-damaged-in-tornado).

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.