Created By: Coleman Memorial Museum
Bowling has a long history in Ellendale. Some of its history since the 1950s is recounted in this doggerel poem by one of Ellendale’s biggest bowling fans: http://bit.ly/bowlingpoem
Several smaller establishments featured bowling lanes, but this full-sized dedicated facility—named “Pheasant Lanes” dates to 1961.The business was a partnership between Elmer Bjorlie, Iver Undeby, Roy Jolliffe and Avis Jolliffe. They ran it for several years, and then Pheasant Lanes, Inc. was established as a limited partnership between Alex and Pauline Zimmerman, Pete Flynn, Ray Ulmer, Ray Ginsbach, and Jim Comstock.
In 1973 Verland and Nadine Zinter bought the business and changed the name to Zig Zag Lanes. In 1980, the Richard Young family purchased the business and brought back the original name. In Dick and Twyla Young took full ownership. Since 2012 Pheasant Lanes has been owned by Dana and Lou Ann Geller.
This point of interest is part of the tour: Ellendale - Tour of the Core City