- Associated Press - Saturday, April 26, 2014

ESCANABA, Mich. (AP) - It’s become a tradition in Escanaba, perhaps the real end to winter: When will a pickup truck fall through the melting ice in Little Bay de Noc in the Upper Peninsula?

It finally happened Thursday, and the winning prediction was made by Cheryl Ohman, who guessed the correct date. Her time prediction was just 25 seconds off the exact time.

Ohman gets about $1,600, free tires and two passes to Bark River International Raceway. The icebreaker contest is sponsored by the Bark River Lions Club, which spends half of the $2 entry fees on local charity.

The pickup has no engine. It also is tethered to a dock with a cable so it’s easier to retrieve when it falls through the ice.

Copyright © 2018 The Washington Times, LLC.

The Washington Times Comment Policy

The Washington Times is switching its third-party commenting system from Disqus to Spot.IM. You will need to either create an account with Spot.im or if you wish to use your Disqus account look under the Conversation for the link "Have a Disqus Account?". Please read our Comment Policy before commenting.

 

Click to Read More

Click to Hide