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That sinking feeling comes early

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Gazette Staff
February 10, 2009
— You know it's unseasonably warm when the Suburban falls through the ice in February.

The Janesville Kiwanis Blackhawk Golden K Club will continue to sell tickets for the Truck on Ice fundraiser through Wednesday, even though the truck fell through Monday, said Bob Johnson, fundraiser co-chairman.


It will choose the winners by raffle, just as it did three years ago when the ice never got thick enough to put the vehicle out.


This is the earliest the truck has fallen through in the fundraiser's six years, Johnson said. The previous record was March 2.


Last year, the truck didn't fall through until March 20.


Janesville set a record Monday with 52 degrees and could set one again today.


The record for Feb. 10 was set in 1999 at 58 degrees. Temperatures are expected to fall in the latter half of the week.



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