Loading
Search
NEWS STORIES

Local bowling leagues roll into merge Submitted: 06/19/2017
Local bowling leagues roll into merge
Story By Taylor Pomasl

ONEIDA, FOREST, AND VILAS COUNTIES - Rhinelander, Wabeno, and Eagle River each feature their own bowling leagues, but this summer, those leagues will merge into one. The United States Bowling Congress required the leagues to make the change, which should unite the leagues and allow bigger, more cooperative events. The merger will affect more than 300 bowlers in the area.

"We can do a better job of providing for our bowlers. We can do more toward getting the youth programs up, because they are the future of bowling," said Merged Association Transition Committee Chair Alice Sturzl. "Merging the associations will bring uniformity to the sport for all bowlers."

The biggest changes will come to association tournaments. In the past, men, women, and kids bowled separately. New tournaments could feature men's and women's co-ed competition or a mix of all three. The leagues themselves can still operate normally.

"The leagues will still have their individuality," Sturzl said. "You'll still have officers. You'll still have your league activities. The things that will change will be at the next level."

The association is holding a series of four meetings for bowlers to come vote on new bylaws and leadership. The meeting dates and locations are as follows:

Sunday, June 25 at 5 p.m. in Wabeno
Monday, June 26 at 7 p.m. in Rhinelander
Tuesday, June 27 at 7 p.m. in Land O' Lakes
Wednesday, June 28 at 7 p.m. in Eagle River


Text Size: + Increase | Decrease -
| Print Story | Email Story
Sponsored in part by HodagSports.com





 IN OTHER NEWS

WAUSAU - Police arrested a Tomahawk man and Wausau woman Thursday for going on the run with 290 pounds of marijuana, three guns, and two stun guns.

The Marathon County Sheriff's Office and Wisconsin State Patrol helped arrest 32-year-old Joel Helding near Osseo in western Wisconsin.

+ Read More

EAGLE RIVER - Some kindergarteners got a glimpse of the World Championship Snowmobile Derby Friday.

Snowmobile racer Jordan Grabowski stopped by the Eagle River Elementary School to talk to some kindergarteners about snowmobile safety.

"It's kind of a dying out sport and I want to keep it going. [I] try to get them to realize that it's not okay to ride without a helmet on and our safety gear on and that it is dangerous if you do ride it without because you could get hurt," said Grabowski.

+ Read More

RHINELANDER - The Rhinelander District Library recently added a program to make the library more inclusive. 

"[It's] designed specifically for kids on the autism spectrum and those with sensory processing needs, but any kids and families who feel like they just want a little more laid back, hands-on story time it would be appropriate," said children's librarian Katie Kubisiak.

+ Read More

ASHLAND COUNTY - A prosecutor has cleared a sheriff's deputy in a 14-year-old boy's death.

+ Read More

Play Video

- On Friday, a Northwoods bank went above and beyond to celebrate National Popcorn Day. Minocqua's River Valley Bank had a kettle machine up and running from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.

The bank partnered with Minocqua popcorn for the fundraising event.

+ Read More

PHILLIPS - When students go to Phillips Elementary School, their classroom might be heated to only 60 degrees. It could also be 80 degrees.

The heating system is old enough that consistency is nearly impossible, and fixes are tough.

"We can't get parts [anymore] for a lot of the heating systems," said Principal Dave Scholz.

Underneath the school on Thursday, he pointed to the support structure.

"You can see all of the floor joists," he said. "Most of them are rotting right out. A lot of breaking off."

+ Read More

Play Video

RHINELANDER - These days, it can feel like physical stores get overshadowed by online shopping. But that's not completely true in Rhinelander.

A new women's clothing boutique opened today in downtown Rhinelander.

Oak Tree Boutique owner and Rhinelander native Amber Bellile remembers a time from her childhood when downtown flourished.

"Over the years once I moved away and would come back I noticed businesses were shutting down," said Bellile. 

+ Read More
+ More General News
Search: 





Click Here