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City expected to cut one police officer from force

A final vote will not be taken until Nov. 29, but the Seymour City Council came to a consensus Monday night to lay off a probationary police officer, thus reducing department staffing and to put the question of a city…

Accidents claim one life, hurt seven

Traffic crashes have killed one person, critically injured two more, and sent the remaining five victims to area hospitals. Four people were hurt about 2:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 17, when a 19-year-old Town of Black Creek woman apparently failed…

New store cites local ownership, unique items

Black Creek has a new store named Country Dollar Plus, and it’s the “plus” that owners Clint and Maureen Glaser like to talk about. “We’re more than just dollar items,” Maureen said. “We have clothing, tools, jewelry, gifts….” That they…

Superintendent pelted with potatoes

Flying Taters. Shiocton School Administrator Chris VanderHeyden took the spuds on the nose, on the chin and all over as students earned the right to toss the taters by collecting canned goods for the high school’s food drive. – Photo…

Spending up $9,952 in Black Creek

The Black Creek village budget proposed for 2011 shows an increase in spending of $9,952 in a $998,671 budget. That’s up from $998,719 in 2010. The proposed tax levy is up $13,702, to $477,760 for 2011 after a $464,058 levy…

WIS 47 open, but caution urged

The sign at Ron’s Service said it all: “Welcome back! We missed you.” The sign is aimed at the traffic returning to the village on WIS 47 after it was opened Friday, ending a summer-long closing between Black Creek and…

Shiocton softball coach Fischer retires

Varsity girls softball coach Tom Fischer’s resignation was accepted Nov. 15 by the Shiocton School Board. Fischer has been the softball coach at Shiocton for 15 years. “He just said it was time to let someone else do it,” District…

Tax levy higher in Shiocton budget

An increase of $11,389.76 in the tax levy is listed in the proposed Shiocton village budget for 2011. The proposed budget shows an increase in spending of $17,148.97 in a $753,458.69 budget. That’s up from $736,609.72 in 2010. The proposed…

Adoption

Darlene and John Zeutzius and big sister Kyla, 9, would like to announce the adoption of Sasha, 7, A.J., 4, and Tavi, 2. Their family doubled officially on Sept. 28, 2010. Grandparents are Leslie and Shirley Mueller, Seymour, and Rick…

Simpson returns to PP&K state competition

Rebecca Simpson will be participating at the state level NFL Punt, Pass and Kick competition for the third straight year at the Don Hutson Center/Lambeau Field on Dec. 5. Simpson won the local competition at Black Creek and advanced to…