Battle of the Businesses!

Brooten Lanes hosting annual bowling tournament in honor of Rick Thonvold


Rick Thonvold shown working at a wrestling tournament in January 2016, sitting by former Brooten Buccaneer wrestling teammate Thor Amundson.

The Brooten Lanes is excited to host the annual Battle of the Businesses bowling tournament this Saturday, April 7 in downtown Brooten. The event will be held in honor of the late Rick Thonvold, who passed away in March 2016. Thonvold, a 1987 graduate of Brooten high school, was an avid bowler at Brooten Lanes and a huge, huge promoter and very, very loyal supporter of all things related to Brooten, Sunburg and also B-B-E schools.

Rick Thonvold shown in the 1987 Brooten yearbook.

Money raised from this event will go towards scholarships for deserving B-B-E graduates. In 2017, Jacob Steinhofer and Amber Thonvold earned scholarships from this fund. The first B-B-E graduates who earned scholarships from this fund (2016) were Jake Fischer and Ben Feuerhake.

Below is the schedule for the day:

1 o'clock - KaDe Shack / Rooney's Bar

2 & 9 o'clock - Brooten Auto / Winter Construction & Custom Duct / Belgrade Coop

3 & 8 o'clock - Olson Farms / Thonvold Excavating & Wildman Farms / North American State Bank-Belgrade

4 & 7 o'clock - RJ's Mini-Mart / Bonanza Valley State Bank & Bohmer Insurance Agency / MJC

5 & 6 o'clock - Kollman Repair / Brooten Medical Clinic & Jim's Grocery / Rogers Repair & Coop's Corner


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