Young entrepreneur opens bowling alley


Lam’s Lanes, the only bowling alley in Newburg recently opened it’s doors again.

The bowling alley has been around since the 1970’s,but since the original owner passed away– ownership of the property has changed through the years.

This time a local 16-year-old boy is running the whole operation by himself.

Running a business has been a passion for Trent Hunskor since he was a little boy.

Trent Hunskor/ Owner “I’ve always been in business with something, when I was little I did a lemonade stand on the side of the road here,” said owner Trent Hunskor.

Fast track a couple of years, and now at the age of sixteen Trent runs the community bowling alley with his own money.

“I hated this place just sitting here doing nothing, I used to have birthday parties when I was little and it was always fun,” said Hunskor.

And so his mission began to bring the fun he used to have as a kid back to his community.

“I oil the lanes, I make sure the machines are working ok, I get customers in here and make sure that they’re getting the shoes they need, cleaning, everything,” said Hunskor.

Community members have nothing but great things to say about the place

“It’s just a place to go if you want to hang out with friends after work and something to do on the weekends,” said Maxxbass resident Cody Pease.

Trent says he owes his entrepreneurship to his parents

 “My parents are always on every board in Newburg I think they’re always doing something and I guess I kind of  take on after them,” said Hunskor.

Aside from the bowling alley, this young entrepreneur has other responsibilities.

“I have school first till three ten in the afternoon, I have piano lessons on Wednesday’s, I work at Cenexx sometimes till five thirty, Also I’m taking duo classes through a college in Bottineau so it really gets to be hectic sometimes with my schedule,” said Hunskor
but the reward makes it all worth it.

 “It’s just fun to be able to do something fun for the community, give back, I just really enjoy it I guess,” said Hunskor.

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