Buck Manley is the new chief of the Holmen Area Fire Department. The fire board held a closed session Nov. 7 to discuss Manley’s future with the department, then voted to not only continue the chief’s employment, but change his official title to fire chief. “It was unanimous to make Buck Manley the department’s fire chief,” said Doug Jorstad, Holmen Village Board’s representative on the fire board. Manley was hired as the department’s assistant chief during the summer to fill a position left vacant with the retirement of Assistant Chief Bill Bulawa. During the probation period of his employment, Manley also assumed the responsibilities of fire chief after the retirement of Fire Chief Paul Menches.