Black Creek 2017 news in review

January:
The Black Village Board considered and approved the appointment of Arianna Denson to the library board for a three year term running from Jan. 9, 2017 through Dec. 31, 2019.
The Wisconsin Lions Camp, owned and operated by the Wisconsin Lions Foundation Inc., begins its 61st year of camping for youth and adults with disabilities on May 30, 2017.
The eleven-week summer camping program is provided free of charge, made possible by the financial support of the Lions, Lioness, and Leo Clubs of Wisconsin.
Individuals and corporate donors also assist the Lions with financial support, making the Camp possible.
One position for Village president is open, Steve Rettler and Kathy Pasch are candidates.
Three positions for Trustee are available, incumbent Paul Rettler, Stacy De Voe and new candidate Justin Stingle are running in the April election.
Terry Rettler, (current president) has filed Non-Candidacy papers.
February:
The Nichols Fire department met with all of their municipalities (Cicero and Maine) and the general public on Monday, Feb. 20 at 7 p.m.
The discussion was about the possible purchase of a new bigger equipment firetruck to replace the smaller one they have. After much discussion they basically proposed the motion to put the process on hold for six months.
They decided to form a committee which will include five firemen and three rural fire board members one from each municipality to propose a twenty year plan.
March:
World Down Syndrome Day, observed on March 21 every year, is a global awareness day which has been officially observed by the United Nations since 2012.
Down Syndrome International encourages their friends all over the world to choose their own activities and events on World Down Syndrome Day to help raise awareness of what Down syndrome is, what it means to have Down syndrome, and how people with Down syndrome play a vital role in our lives and communities.
April:
Black Creek American Legion Post 332 started construction on a Veteran’s Memorial in downtown Black Creek this week. A ground breaking ceremony was conducted on April 3, 2017 and the heavy equipment needed followed.
The memorial is a joint effort of the American Legion Post, the Village of Black Creek, and the Black Creek Business Association. The site will feature a granite memorial dedicated to all branches of the Armed Forces and will be flanked by 2 granite walls which will be engraved with veterans’ names honoring them for their service.
May:
Black Creek’s First Annual Glow Run was a huge success! The event took place on Friday, April 28 and many children, teachers and adults participated. Food, blow-ups and fun were provided. The run happened at dusk. Everyone who attended had a great time.
June:
Kay Christenson was named this year’s recipient of the annual Citizen of the Year award sponsored by the Black Creek Advancement Association last month; she is being recognized for her contributions to the Black Creek community at-large through a long history of volunteerism at the library.
Members of the Black Creek Legion Post 332 held Memorial Day ceremonies at three cemeteries on Monday, May 29.
The first ceremony was at Twelve Corners Cemetery, followed by Center United Methodist Cemetery and then the Town of Black Creek Cemetery.
June:
Black Creek Elementary School Student, Statten Uhlenbrauck, 11, wrote a letter to his Great Uncle Ron asking him to help build a “Buddy Bench” for his School’s playground.
Statten wanted the bench built to indicate when a classmate sat on the bench, they would like a “buddy to play with during recess.
Ron Nachtwey, who has a big heart is Stattten’s great uncle that spent the time and money needed to build the bench.
The bench was delivered on Thursday, June 8, and will be on the playground readily awaiting the new school year in September.
July:
Saputo is proud to be a partner in this great initiative, and as such, has donated $25,000 through the Saputo Legacy Program to Black Creek Youth Sports to fund a new baseball field at South Park.
August:
Black Creek Fire Department turns 100 years old. Event Coordinator, firefighter Todd Uhlenbrauck was very pleased, with the fire departments celebration on Saturday, Aug. 19.
He said, “We had a great turnout, it was at least what we expected if not more. Everything was organized really well and people approached us and asked if we would do it again next year, as an annual firefighters picnic.”
Blaize Koon from Black Creek won the burger eating contest again this year at Burger Fest.
It took 15 years in the making but the Black Creek American Legion Post 332 dedicated the completion of their Black Creek Veterans Memorial.
A ceremony was held on Saturday, Aug. 26, to unveil the monument to the community.
September:
For the third year in a row, Shiocton artist Spencer Young and fellow artist Zane Statz of Sturgeon Bay are giving traffic on Lombardi Avenue in Green Bay an eyeful of Green Bay Packers – this year as superheroes.
Packers mural depicts defensive end Mike Daniels and linebacker Clay Matthews as anime/cartoon superheroes.
October:
On Saturday, Oct. 7, 2017, the Nichols Rural Fire Department will be holding their annual Open House at the Nichols Fire Department. With Fire Prevention Week beginning Oct. 8-14, it is only befitting that each of us take the time to review escape plans, test smoke alarms and fire extinguishers, and brush up on prevention strategies for fire safety within our homes. A visit to the Nichols Fire Department’s Open House can help.
November:
Another successful Black Creek’s school food drive.
Nov. 6. through Nov. 20 marked the dates of the Black Creek canned food and money drive. Goals were set for 3,500 cans and $1,500.00.
Both results were impressive. The canned food drive collected a total of 4,244 cans (744 cans over our goal.) Cans were donated to our local Community 2000 pantry.
December:
Santa Claus made a visit to the Black Creek Fire Station to visit with children from the community on Wednesday, Dec. 13.
As a matter of fact, it was jolly old Saint Nick’s final stop in his 40th year of listening to Christmas wishes from children and adults.
Black Creek resident Roland Genske, 74, who plays the dubious role of this gift-giving legendary figure, is hanging up his red suit due to health issues.