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To the Editor:

My name is Arlene Pennington, and I am writing in regards to the Horseshoe Lanes Bowling Alley and the A-D-M School. My husband and I owned the bowling alley for 10 years. Gary Nelson, now retired coach, of A-D-M Schools did a great job bringing the kids back and forth from the school so that they could bowl at the hometown bowling alley.

The new owners, Steve Van Pelt and Sandy Meyers, are doing a great job of supporting the community and keeping the business going. Steve is one of the hardest working men and best mechanics you can find to work on these machines. He loves the Horseshoe Lanes and has bowled there as a child and an adult along with many of his family members as well. Many people in Adel and the surrounding towns have done a great job of keeping the bowling alley open and supporting it for many years.

I found out a few days ago that the kids from A-D-M Schools are being transferred from the school to Waukee to the bowling alley. What a shame that the home town bowling alley is blocks away from the school and you can’t save the time and the money to support the local business.

Arlene Pennington

Marion

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