Willis wins cash in IceBreaker contest

ESCANABA – The Bark River Lions Club’s third annual Off Road IceBreaker Contest has a winner.

Organizers say John “Jack” Willis is this year’s recipient of $2,194 for correctly guessing the time and date a truck parked near the municipal dock in Escanaba would sink through the ice. In addition to the prize money, Willis has won two weekend passes to this year’s Bark River International Raceway in June and $500 worth of tires from Mr. Tire.

The truck went through the ice at 3:54 p.m. Friday afternoon, later than the first two years of the contest; last year the truck sunk through at 5:05 p.m. on March 17, while in 2011, it fell through at 9:02 p.m. on April 10.