BLACK CREEK/NICHOLS

The News from Black Creek & Nichols

New congressman happy with assignments, mood

By Ray Barrington, Reporter Reid Ribble, just days into his term as the new U.S. Representative for the 8th District, has already found one surprising thing about his job: he’s getting more exercise than he thought. “One thing that’s surprised…

Sweeney Todd hits the SCHS stage

The cast of Sweeney Todd: row 1. left to right: Morgan Anschutz, Eiley Schiffer, Megan Tabel, Kaitlynn Carr, Coral LaPalm, Gail Goodacre, Shadow Webster, Jared Schmidt, Zach Goodacre; row 2: Emily Herman, Abby Christensen, Nefretiri Gillette, Kristin Kmecheck, Jo Saindon, Logan Witthuhn, Kimberly Kobussen, Sam Krause, Keenan Bone; row 3: Jenna Palubicki, Ariel Jochman, Molly Hanson, Mariah Webster, Steven Hilgenberg, Joey Krohlow, Alex Hasse, Allyssa Demrath, Emily Shelto, Drew Morrisey, Karissa Siebers; row 4: Elizabeth Renkos, Kayla Doersch, Jenna Albert, Taylor Bailey, Clint Bone, Chris VanHoozen, A.J. Roark, Michael Schaumberg, Eric Friestrom and Zach Halfman; not pictured: Reed Schneider.  - Photo by Rick Cohler

Special to ACN-Times Press Sam Kutska Prepare for the bone-chilling production of “Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street” performed by Seymour High School this February. Adapted from Hugh Wheeler’s book with music by Stephen Soundheim, Sweeney Todd tells…

No one runs for BC treasurer

Nobody filed nomination papers for what will be the vacant Black Creek village treasurer position when it appears on the April election ballot. Incumbent Martin Johnson said he will not seek another term. Incumbent village president Steve Rettler will be…

Books look at personal stories of area’s past

Audrey and Quintin Thede have written three books about area history. - Photo by Ray Barrington

A few years ago, Quintin Thede was talking with a friend about the old detention camp in the Town of Bovina. Thede was told the story of how the camp was used to house German prisoners of war during World…

Trail friends anxious for spring

Friends of the Newton Blackmour Nature Trail heard about plans for spring activities on the trail when spring arrives at their meeting on Wednesday, Jan. 5. One event being considered is a spring walk for Good Shepherd Services. Plans are…

Black Creek/Nichols in 2010

Black Creek residents look over maps of sewer and water main work in the village during a town hall meeting. The work disrupted traffic through a large part of the summer. - Photo by Ray Barrington

It was a tough year to get anyplace in the Black Creek-Nichols area. If it wasn’t two bouts of flooding in Black Creek that blocked WIS 54, it was construction on WIS 47 that tore up Main and Maple streets…

BC residents reminded to clear sidewalks, hydrants

By Lowell James Black Creek Police Chief Special to ACN-Times-Press Now that winter has shown that it is intent on staying around, the Village of Black Creek would like to remind residents that a village ordinance requires that all sidewalks…

MS benefit Jan. 7 at Romy’s Nitingale

The sixth annual “Help Find a Cure” for Multiple Sclerosis Benefit Dance will take place Jan. 7 at Romy’s Nitingale south of Black Creek. Boogie and the Yo Yo’z will perform. Doors open at 6 p.m. with music from 8…

Newton Blackmour Trail group to meet

The Friends Group of the Newton Blackmour State Trail will meet on Wednesday, Jan. 5 at 6:30 p.m. at the Black Creek Community Center, 507 S. Maple St. During the group’s first meeting of 2011, new ideas and plans for…

Students to get dose of reality

What teenager doesn’t fantasize about moving out of home and living on their own, free of parental rules. That is, until they found out just what it costs for rent, utilities, taxes and more. SCHS business teachers Kate Grassel and…