U.P. Hall of Fame tickets on sale

ESCANABA – Tickets are available for the 42nd Annual Upper Peninsula Sports Hall of Fame induction banquet.

The banquet is May 11 at Island Resort and Casino in Harris, 15 miles west of Escanaba on U.S. 2-41.

Tickets are $25 per person and must be purchased and/or ordered by May 8. They are available throughout the U.P. from members of the UPSHF executive council.

The banquet begins at 6 p.m. (EDT) in the room behind the casino proper. Also recognized will be four U.P. high school students who will receive scholarships from the Hall of Fame.

The 2013 induction class includes Paul Miller and Pat Groleau of Escanaba; Rick Comley and John Vasseau of Marquette; the late Ron Nettell of Hancock; Bob Whitens of Hermansville; Bob King of Manistique; Ron (Satch) Englund of Menominee; Deanna (Sutton) Kreski of Rudyard/St. Ignace and Deke Routheaux of Ironwood.

The UPSHF nomination deadline is June 1.

New nominations, or updated information on previous nominees, should be submitted to UPSSA executive secretary Dennis Grall in Escanaba, either at 2115 24th Ave. S., 49829, or via email at

For tickets, contact: Manistique, Seb Rubick (341-2400); Munising, Dee Jay Paquette (387-4673); Marquette, Craig Remsburg (228-2500); Ishpeming, Steve Swanson (485-1316); and Negaunee, Rod Guizzetti (475-4055) and Dave Hallgren (475-6546).