BLACK CREEK/NICHOLS

The News from Black Creek & Nichols

Stuff the Bus to return Aug. 13-14

The fall school term begins in several weeks and the Lee Nimmer Agency Fourth Annual Stuff the Bus event will be held on Friday, Aug. 13, from 9 a.m.-5 p.m. and Saturday, Aug. 14, from 9 a.m.-noon to help all…

Two hurt in crash at 47 and A south of Black Creek

Two Shawano-area women were evacuated by the Theda Star rescue helicopter after a truck made a left turn into their lane. The crash happened just before 2 p.m. on Wednesday, Aug. 4. According to reports filed with the Outagamie County…

Fourth Annual Ride for the Timbers to be held on Saturday, September 11

Fallen Timbers Environmental Center is hosting its fourth annual non-competitive bicycle event for individuals and families of all ages, Saturday, Sept. 11. Dedicated to the memory of an outstanding teacher, Joel Cartier, this Outagamie/Shawano/Waupaca county ride has attracted over 350…

Catch A Pig winners listed

On an evening so warm even a mud bath felt cool, intrepid wrasslers took on swine that flew in the second FFA Alumni Catch A Pig contest in front of the grandstand at the Outagamie County Fair. Teams competed in…

Savard exits congressional race

News Release from Reid Ribble Campaign Marc Savard announced today he is withdrawing from the Republican primary race to challenge Steve Kagen in the fall election and is endorsing Reid Ribble. “Out of all the remaining candidates in the Republican…

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.…