DEVELOPING: Fire engulfs historic Ramona Roller Rink

Published 8:18 pm Tuesday, May 7, 2024

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SISTER LAKES — A business that has overlooked Round Lake for nearly 100 years is currently the scene of a large structure fire.

Firefighters responded to a fire that erupted at a Ramona Roller Rink, 93103 County Road 690, Dowagiac, Tuesday evening. The cause of the fire is currently unknown and it is not known if anyone has been injured.

The former big band dance hall and longtime roller rink has operated under the same name since its opening, despite being passed down through four different owners. Ramona is the oldest operating business in Sister Lakes, according to owner Harold Schaus. Like the name and longevity of the business, the building itself had lasted surprisingly well through the years and is set to turn 96 years old on July 2.

The business made a Facebook post requesting community members to refrain from calling and messaging at this time and to be on the lookout for the business’ cat, Nugget.

This is a developing story. will be updated as more information becomes available.