BLACK CREEK/NICHOLS

The News from Black Creek & Nichols

Winners listed in Nichols holiday events

Special to the ACN-Times Press The Nichols Holiday Parade was another success. The Nichols Advancement Association would like to extend a grand thank you to all those who helped in supporting the “Light Up Nichols” decorating contest, the Holiday Parade,…

Nelson joins ballot for Outagamie County Executive

Tom Nelson, outgoing representive for the 5th Wisconsin Assembly District has joined the list of candidates for Outagamie County executive. Nelson filed his intentions on Monday, Dec. 20, but is waiting until after Jan. 1 to launch his campaign for…

Treasurer won’t seek another term

Black Creek village treasurer Martin Johnson will not seek another term and has filed a declaration of noncandidacy with the village clerk’s office. No one has filed to run for the treasurer’s office. Steve Rettler has taken out nomination papers…

Final payments approved for BC sewer project

The Black Creek Village Board approved the final payment for the sewer construction that went through the village during the summer at its Dec. 13 meeting. The final cost of construction was $919,347.34. This was over the contract price of…

Newton Blackmour State Trail has logo, plans being made for 2011

A logo was chosen for the Newton Blackmour State Trail. Pictured are, left to right: Cindy Sherman, logo contest winner Kimberly Rohm, Nancy Raabe and Mike Gustman. - Submitted photo

At the beginning of the year, the Friends Group of the Newton Blackmour State Trail held an open logo contest. Participation was encouraged to all members of the community. We were pleased to announce the winner at our October meeting…

Nelson holds final listening sessions

Dave Taubel, left, converses with Representative Tom Nelson during a listening session at Don’s Quality Market in Seymour on Monday, Dec. 13. - Photo by Rick Cohler

After serving the 5th Wisconsin Assembly District for six years, Democrat Tom Nelson of Kaukauna held his last series of listening sessions last week. Nelson did not seek a fourth term, instead making an unsuccesful bid for lieutenant governor on…

Fire damages Black Creek garage, home

A hot snowblower is thought to have started a fire which destroyed the garage at the Norbert, Ruth and Gerald Theobald home in Black Creek on Sunday, Dec. 12. - Photo by Rick Cohler

As a blizzard brought nearly blinding snow to the area Sunday afternoon, Black Creek firefighters were called to the Norbert Theobald home at 207 S. Maple St. to battle a garage fire. It is believed the fire started near a…

Fair makes profit in 2010

The Outagamie County Fair posted a $14,456.50 net income in 2010. The year’s figures were presented at the Fair Association’s annual banquet on Thursday, Dec. 9. The number is down $3,374.85 from 2009. The fair had revenues of $474,771.91, compared…

Three churches, three sites help the needy

A raffle of this Christmas Village and other items will benefit the Loaves & Fishes Food Pantry. - Photo by Ray Barrington

It’s always been a dream, said Dan Coenen, to start something to help people for free. Now, he’s part of a group overseeing three places to help the needy in Outagamie and Shawano counties. Coenen is parish coordinator at St.…