BLACK CREEK/NICHOLS

The News from Black Creek & Nichols

Memorial Day activities at three cemeteries

The Black Creek American Legion post 332 will take part at three graveside ceremonies on Memorial Day, May 31. They will be at St. Mary’s Catholic Cemetery, CTH B, at 9:30 a.m.; Immanuel Lutheran (Old St. Peter’s Cemetery), LaFond and…

Dumpster ordinance goes back to committee

An ordinance requiring dumpsters in Black Creek to be fenced in will go back to committee, the Black Creek Village Board decided May 10. The board heard from several businesses who said they were being punished for litter from dumpsters…

Area food pantries say thanks

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Many thanks to the generous donations of food for the recent Post Office Food Drive. The food drive was a success due to the volunteers that helped pick up the food, the generous giving and the hard work of the…

Hikers, hunters asked to watch for illegal marijuana plots

At the Navarino Wildlife Area marijuana site discovered last fall, the above photo shows how drug cartel growers saw the trees off with handsaws about waist high to let the sun in to grow their crop. - Photo by Rick Cohler

Drug cartels have found it is easier to grow large quantities of marijuana in Wisconsin and the Midwest than to grow it in the West, then transport it to the markets in the Fox Valley, Green Bay or Milwaukee. Last…

Wisconsin Lions Week is May 9-15

Lions plant trees in local parks.

By Tammie Ward Special to ACN Recently a coworker asked me, “Why Lions? What would make you want to join the Lions club?” The question caught me off guard. I responded by listing some of the good things the Lions…

Area residents gather for prayer at annual breakfast

Eight area clergy led the closing hymn of “I Love to Tell the Story,” at the Fifth Annual Prayer Breakfast held on Thursday, May 6 at St. John’s United Church of Christ in Black Creek.

Eight area clergy led the closing hymn of “I Love to Tell the Story,” at the Fifth Annual Prayer Breakfast held on Thursday, May 6 at St. John’s United Church of Christ in Black Creek. The annual event is hosted…

Black Creek students compete at Destination Imagination

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The Black Creek third and fourth grade team solved the DIrect Deposit Challenge at the elementary level at the State Destination Imagination competiton April 17 at the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point. They won second place at regionals. Pictured are (front,…

Board sets lock times for park restrooms

Lockup times for the restrooms at Black Creek parks were approved during the reorganizational meeting of the Black Creek Village Board on April 20. Automatic locks have been added at Lake Park and Sebald Park to help fight vandalism. The…

DOT clarifies WIS 47 project

The Wisconsin Department of Transportation has issued the complete designation of where passing lanes will be added during reconstruction of WIS 47 in Outagamie and Shawano counties. They are: Outagamie County • Southbound between 1,100 feet north of Brusewitz Road…

Musical ‘Willy Wonka Jr.’ at Black Creek Middle School

Cast members of “Willy Wonka Jr.” include, from left, Amanda Stingle, Bethany Marcks, Kristina Herman, Gail Goodacre, Isabelle Bartman, Katelyn Schmidt, and Haley Bowers. - Submitted photo

Megan VanSwol Special to ACN The Black Creek Middle School has been working very hard for the past few weeks on the musical, “Willy Wonka Jr.” The musical consists of two of our favorite things, singing and chocolate! Everyone in…