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“The Phantom of This Location” on stage at SCHS

It’s that time of year for a brand new “Phantom of the Opera,” but with a twist on location. Meet the Virelli family, a famous group of actors who can’t stand one another. At the head of the family is…

Black Creek WWII vets see memorial

Dick Schmidt, left, and Ralph Sassman are shown in front of the Field of Stars at the World War II memorial in Washington, D.C. Each star represents 10,000 combat deaths during the war. The photo was taken by “Bear” O’Brien of WNCY radio, who was the guardian of the two men during the Honor Flight that took them to Washington.

By Ray Barrington Reporter Ralph Sassman and Dick Schmidt of Black Creek went on one more mission April 7. They returned with new memories to go with those gained more than 65 years ago. The two men were part of…

Black Creek committees filled

The Village of Black Creek filled its committee appointments at its reorganizational meeting on April 19. The board also approved current village clerk Rochelle Holtz for the new combined clerk-treasurer position. Committees include (chairman listed first): Finance – Terry Rettler,…

First Baptist Church welcomes new pastor

Northeastern Wisconsin is a new experience for Pastor Brian Birner, but he says he knows God called him to serve the congregation at First Baptist Church of Seymour, N6971 French Road. From his community of Dundalk, Md., he could look…

Town of Black Creek man apparent drowning victim

The body of Leslie Reihl, 65, of the Town of Black Creek man, Reihl was recovered from the Wolf River in the Town of Bovina on Monday, April 18. The Outagamie County Sheriff’s Department said it received a call for…

History and more in Nichols

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Family, friends and neighbors – including Mabel Marx, left, 101 years old, gathered for the annual dinner and program of the Greater Nichols Area Historical Society Saturday, April 9, at the Whistle Inn in Nichols. Those attending saw displays of…

Accident claims life of former Seymour man

A former Seymour man was electrocuted while taking photos with a surveying crew in Jacksonville, Fla. on Thursday, April 14. According to a report in the Florida Times Union, Matthew Rynish, 27, Eau Claire was working with a survey crew…

Council affirms staff reduction in DPW

The Seymour City Council Monday night, April 11, approved Personnel and Streets and Sanitation committees’ joint recommendation that a vacancy in the Department of Public Works remain open due to budget uncertainties. Employee Dan Stroess has been on medical leave…

Suspects in marijuana grow operation set for July 18 trial

Suspects charged with producing more than 10,000 marijuana plants in national forests in Northeastern Wisconsin in 2010 will face trial in federal court in Green Bay on July 18. Eight of the dozen suspects were arrested in a raid on…