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The News from Black Creek & Nichols

Flooding Hits Black Creek

(For more photos, click on ACN GALLERIES.) It wasn’t the “perfect storm,” but a combination of a one-hour cloudburst, failed pumps and a sewer system that is being fixed led to a wet Monday in Black Creek. Flooding hit the…

Too quiet in Nichols due to construction, economy, rain

Rain does not, by itself, stop a business. Neither does road construction. A bad economy can, but many businesses weather recessions. Put them all together in a small town, however, and it’s a perfect storm. Just ask the folks in…

Village Board takes steps toward monthly water bills

The Black Creek Village Board took another step toward monthly water bills at its July 12 meeting. The board approved discussing options for monthly water billing with the state Public Service Commission, and if the village gets PSC approval, it…

Ribble’s goal: Cut growth in government for future

Reid Ribble has no experience in elective office, but hopes that will work in his favor in his run for the 8th District Congressional seat. Ribble, the retired owner of a Kaukauna roofing firm, is one of four Republican candidates.…

Summers declares for 5th Assembly District

Mert Summers, a longtime Kaukauna-area resident and business representative for the union carpenters, announced his candidacy last week for the 5th Assembly District in the Democratic Party. “For 37 years, I have lived, worked, and raised my family in Green…

Outagamie County 4-H Project Learning Day

Area 4-H members prepare for the annual fair for months before the fair. In order to get ready, Outagamie County 4-H Project Learning Day was held at Fox Valley Technical College on Saturday, February 20, 2010. This year 168 4-H…

Black Creek plans less work on Main Street

Instead of replacing both water mains on Main Street this summer, the Black Creek Village Board voted in a special meeting June 29 to construct just one main and extend laterals, replace hydrants and replace valves between WIS 54 and…

Grudge match slated for July 31

Special to ACN The annual Black Creek North/South Grudge Match, rekindling rivalries between village and country, north and south, will play out this year on Saturday, July 31. Held at Black Creek’s South Park and co-hosted by the Black Creek…

BC Auto Body owners branch into car sales

The owners of BC Auto Body, 105 E. Burdick St., have opened a used car lot across Burdick Street. Black Creek Auto Sales, which opened earlier this year, ties in well with the auto body business, said Bill Schmidt. “We…

Black Creek students help Special Olympics

For the 20th year, Black Creek students volunteered for the spring track and field Special Olympics at Appleton North High School. Volunteers included the seventh-grade class, along with some eighth-grade and high school students. Students also raised and collected donations…