2004-01-29 / Front Page
Tip-up Town, U.S.A. 2004 closes with prize-filled second weekend
Tip-up Town, U.S.A., came to a close Sunday after a second weekend of fun and games and prizes galore.
The winner of the grand prize drawing, a Honda ATV, was Chris Katura of Canton. Winning $300 for second place was Russ Ambrose of Wolverine. Third place, $150, went to Mary Crigger of Liberty Center, OH.
First prize ($150) in the ice sculpture contest went to Richard Kristof and Steve Stuck for the Taco Bell astronaut; second place ($100) went to Parker Seiler for his tribute to the American soldier; and third prize ($50) went to Stuck and Kristof for their American map and polar bear dip bear on skates (tie).
Top prize, $125, in the ice shanty decorating contest was earned by Head Start. Second prize went to Granny Bs ($75); and The Star earned third place ($50).
The person who traveled the farthest was Patricia Pease of Dallas, TX. The youngest at Tip-up Town was Benjamin Albasta, 16 months, of Saginaw. The oldest visitor was Lonzo Hooper of Gladwin, age 82. The person with the most badges was Russ St. John of St. Clair Shores with 43; Dan Dsckilsen of Ann Arbor had 39.
In the Brothers of the Brush beard contest, the following were recognized for their prolifery of facial hair: Best mustacheRuss St. John of St. Clair Shores; handle barPat Golden of Brighton; Van DykeDan Kerry of Dearborn Heights; Fu Man ChuBruce Seyfield of Dewitt; Mutton ChopsRobert Foster of Prudenville; fullest beardFred Gettle of Prudenville; best groomedJake Foglio of Lansing; and longest beardSteve Schlecht of Lewiston.
The following won in the redneck horseshoes contest the first weekend: Saturday1st, Terry Pease of Mt. Morris; 2nd, Jim Welch of Falmouth. Sunday1st, Bob Schmitz of Pewamo; and 2nd, John Schmitz of Pewamo.
Winners in the traditional horseshoes games were: Saturday1st, Jim Welch of Falmouth; and 2nd, Chuck Garrow of Merritt. Sunday1st, Sandy Dorcha of Gregory; and 2nd, Nathan Hawley of Ionia.
The second weekend results for redneck horseshoes: Saturday1st, Robert Groves of Harrison; and 2nd, Jerry Welter of Prudenville. Sunday1st, Luke Schmitz of Pewamo; and 2nd, Ken Barkley of Boyne City.
Second weekend results in traditional horseshoes: Saturday1st, Brian Willett of West Branch; and 2nd, Jeff Davis of Westland. Sunday1st, Robert Groves; and 2nd, Kevin Pease, Houghton Lake.
The 2004 Fishing Contest brought in some nice fish to the board Sunday. First prize winners received a Polar tip-up and Rapala fillet knife with sharpener. Second place winners received a deluxe Polar Therm tip-up. Third place winners received an ice fishing combo.
1st-Marty Haag, Alma, 6 pounds, 11 ounces, 26-1/2; 2nd-Ron Henschel, Harrison, 3 pounds, 5 ounces, 22-1/2; 3rd-Hunter Grace, Croswell, 3 pounds, 2 ounces, 20-1/2.
1st-Joe Gibson, Houghton Lake, 16 pounds, 2 ounces; 2nd-Jeff Parsons, Ada, 5 pounds, 7 ounces; 3rd-Tom Lafferty, Frankenmuth, 3 pounds, 9 ounces.
Northern pike single
1stJoe Grundas, Houghton Lake, 8 pounds 3 ounces, 32-3/4; 2nd-Dave Barth, Houghton Lake, 7 pounds, 10 ounces, 30-1/2; 3rd-Tim Dolan, Houghton Lake, 6 pounds, 13 ounces, 30-3/4.
Northern pike catch
1stNathan Scoles, Prescott, 13 pounds, 8 ounces; 2nd-Mike Penyrich, Breckenridge, 12 pounds, 14 ounces.
1stMark Brown, Houghton Lake, 8 ounces, 8-5/8; 2nd-Ken Parkhurst, Prudenville, 7 ounces, 8-3/4; 3rd-Tammy Moss, Prudenville, 7 ounces, 8-1/4.
Bluegill catch limit
1st-Mark Brown, Houghton Lake, 7 pounds, 12 ounces; 2nd-Dennis Leszczynski, Houghton Lake, 2 pounds, 9 ounces; 3rd-Kellen VonSteenburg, West Branch, 1 pound, 5 ounces.
1stTammy Moss, Prudenville, 7 ounces, 8 inches.
1st-Ken Parkhurst, Prudenville, 8 ounces.
Speckled bass single
1stJerry Auberlin, West Branch, 2 pounds, 5 ounces, 15; 2nd-Dave Kuzava, Clio, 1 pound, 9 ounces, 13; 3rd-Ron Henschel, Harrison, 1 pound, 2 ounces, 12-1/4.
Speckled bass catch
1stTed Peck, Swartz Creek, 6 pounds, 1 ounce; Joe Nelson, Houghton Lake, 3 pounds, 14 ounces; 3rd-Kellen VonSteenburg, West Branch, 2 pounds, 2 ounces.
1stTom Coulter, Mt. Morris, 10 ounces, 10-1/2; 2nd-Anne Leszczynski, Houghton Lake, 8 ounces, 10-1/2; 3rd-Jeff Parsons, Ada, 7 ounces, 10.
1st-Nancy Tappan, Highland, 4 pounds, 13 ounces; Tom Coulter, Mt. Morris, 2 pounds, 7 ounces; 3rd-Ken Booker, Houghton Lake, 8 ounces.
Rock bass single
1st-Fred Tramel, Houghton Lake, 1 pound, 6 ounces, 11-1/2; 2nd-Marty Haag, Alma, 15 ounces, 10-1/4; 3rd-Dave Vandermolen, Grand Rapids, 13 ounces, 10.
Rock bass catch