BLACK CREEK/NICHOLS

The News from Black Creek & Nichols

Hikers, hunters asked to watch for illegal marijuana plots

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

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. The annual event is hosted…

Black Creek students compete at Destination Imagination

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

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…

Preparations underway for WIS 47 project

The Village of Black Creek recently held a public meeting on plans to reconstruct sewer and water main service along Maple, Forest and Main streets.The Wisconsin Department of Transportation is preparing for major highway projects beginning in June on WIS…

Four part-time police officers named

Black Creek Police Chief Lowell James has named four part-time police officers for the village. Three had been part-time village police officers in the past before the village laid off police in 2009 because of budget cuts, going with two…