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Kiwanis group names 'Truck on Ice' winners

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Gazette staff
March 16, 2011
— Claude Eakens guessed the closest time of when a truck on the frozen Traxler Park Lagoon would sink in the Janesville Golden K Kiwanis Club's "Truck on Ice" competition.

His guess earned him $3,000, according to the group.


A clock that stops inside the truck when it hits the water indicated the truck sank at 1:03 p.m. Feb. 18. The clock was read after the Suburban shell was pulled from the water Tuesday morning.


Eakens of 1424 Liberty Lane, Janesville, guessed the truck would sink at 1:05 p.m. Feb. 18. Sixty-three others also chose Feb. 18.


Other winners in the annual contest include:


-- $250óDon and Ruth Robinson, 2909 Timber Lane, Janesville; Gloria Hexom, 1520 Maple Ave., Janesville; John Schroeder, 3210 N. Wright Road, Janesville; and John Dooley, Sun Prairie.


-- $100óBarbara Gunderson, 1608 Greenwood Court; Carol Fosshage, 1408 Elida St.; Diane Henning, 2719 Woodlane Drive; Cabinet Country employees, 1515 Newport Ave.; Stephanie Bunton, 2617 Citation Drive; Joel Bailey, 6818 W. Woodridge Drive; Jim Flister, 419 S. Milton-Shopiere Road; Amy and Jerry Denson, 1301 Gartland Ave.; Jon Cramer, serving abroad in the military; Al O'Leary, 3902 Southwyck Court, all of Janesville.


Enough tickets were sold to raise almost $17,000. Proceeds help children in the Janesville area, according to Pete Kealey and Bob Johnson, event co-chairmen.



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