“I believe the law is being broken there,” is how village president Mike Longhenry described the new smoking room with a window looking out on to Madison Avenue in downtown Grantsburg.

The Village of Webster has many great amenities like a modern library, a dog park, bicycle and hiking trails. There is also a ping pong players group. Who knew?? They've been around without fanfare for four years, but now they're "exposed"!

Grantsburg Chief of Police Jeff Schinzing officially turned in his resignation to the Grantsburg officials Monday afternoon.


GRANTSBURG––Authorities executed a search warrant in the Village of Grantsburg and were able to recover methamphetamine, marijuana and various drug paraphernalia. Three individuals were arrested following the search warrant.

Northern Lakes Center for the Arts in Amery was the setting for this year's Rural Arts Forum. More than 30 attendees represented communities from Rhinelander to Hudson and Stacy, Minn. The Forum was hosted by LaMoine and Mary Ellen McLaughlin, who, as the Center's directors, are celebrating …


Multiple sclerosis, or commonly known as MS, is a chronic, unpredictable, often disabling disease of the central nervous system that disrupts the flow of information within the brain, and between the central nervous system to the brain and body.

Burnett County Sheriff’s Department responded to a report of a crash between a motor vehicle and a person riding a bike on County Highway FF in the Village of Webster July 2 at approximately 6:10 p.m.

A search warrant was executed at a residence in the Village of Grantsburg resulting in the arrest of 3 people on the evening of June 30. The search revealed illegal drugs and paraphernalia. The Grantsburg Police Department, Siren Police Department, the Burnett County Sheriff’s Office and St.…

A public hearing will be held next month on the subject of the highly controversial proposed concentrated feeding animal operation, or CAFO, for hogs that is set to be built in Trade Lake.

The Wisconsin State Patrol arrested Shana L. Corbine, 39, Webster, for operating a motor vehicle under the influence, seventh offense.


Webster’s claim to fame was mostly due to a band of men called the Wild Rivers Boys. In the beginning of 1965, all of the communities in the area were getting ready for the County’s centennial celebration. Most of the towns already had everything together and were rearing to go. The co-found…


The Humane Society of Burnett County has officially moved from Midtown Road to County Road D. The new facility was full of community members stopping by to check out where the county’s four-footed friends will now reside.

The second annual Anishinaabe Values Awareness Motorcycle Ride for Recovery is on July 6. The ride is to raise awareness of the Anishinaabe values in the community.

For the last four years, the Grantsburg Primary and Elementary Schools have been using the Achievement Gap Reduction program, or, AGR. The goal is to try and increase the average RIT scores so that they are above the national average. At the Grantsburg School Board meeting on Monday, Ibby Ol…

Siren athletic director Ryan Karsten came up with a solution, so football can be played in Siren this upcoming season.

The Sentinel reached out to a number of officials present at the listening session on June 20 and gave them the opportunity to speak directly to the community on the issue of drugs and addiction in our community.

Last year’s Gandy Dancer Fly-in brought in almost 4,000 people to the Burnett County Airport. This year’s fly-in, held on July 20, organizers hope to have even more.


The Grantsburg Public Library was packed to standing-room only status for a listening session on the effects of methamphetamine use on the community. It began with concerned citizens bringing up a property in the village they had concerns about being a suspected drug house.

The contracts have been signed and now the Village of Grantsburg is just waiting to get a start date for the upcoming construction project on Main Street. Village clerk/treasurer Sheila Meyer said A-1 Excavating has been awarded the contract for the project.

Fifteen months ago, Beth Rank set a goal for Burnett County 4-H and that goal was to reach 100 members across the county. She reached that goal in June.

The Webster School board thanked elementary school principal Martha Anderson for her 27 years of service to the school.

The Webster village board heard from some residents from the Devils Lake concerned citizens group. Don Hamilton heads the group and he spoke to the board about his concerns with the campground.

Grantsburg Revitalization Operation, commonly known as GRO, is in the process of completing their fitness trail that will wrap around the Grantsburg pool area.

Brickfield Brewing hosted Hymns on Tap with the help of the Faith Lutheran of Grantsburg congregation last week. Pastor Mike Peterson started the evening by telling people that they would sing two verses from any hymn that people wanted to sing.

Siren Nationals brought in hundreds of spectators to watch cars drive down the 1/8-mile runway at the Burnett County Airport. They were also able to get a look at classic cars in the car show and the newly added swap meet.


Wisconsin’s Lt. Governor Mandela Barnes was in Siren to get an inside look at the counties Highway department, current infrastructure needs and also met with health and human services staff at the Government Center.

There was a two-vehicle crash on State Highway 70 at the intersection of County Highway H Wednesday morning. Both drivers were airlifted to Minnesota following the accident for injuries sustained in the accident.


Juana Olson walked across the stage May 19 with the rest of the Grantsburg Class of 2019 students just like any other graduate.


The Grantsburg library is home to a new and improved children’s play area. They will now have gross motor skill toys and STEM oriented materials in the library.

Siren officials are pleased with the relationship the village has with the new Burnett County Sheriff Tracy Finch. Finch spoke with the Siren village board for about 10 minutes last week and received thanks from a number of trustees.

When Grantsburg Baseball Coach Pete Johnson came to speak with the school board members this last Monday, he had a lot of wonderful ideas to share when it comes to his dream of the Jorgensen Youth Ballpark in front of the Elementary School. Since last Fall, he has been trying to receive some…

The Grantsburg Village board recently received a letter from someone in the Memory Lake Campground asking if they could be allowed to drive their golf carts on all public roads.

BEMIDJI, Minn.–– KJ’s of Wisconsin, Inc., announced it has entered into an agreement with SpartanNash to acquire the existing Gordy’s stores in Barron, Chetek and Cornell, Wisc. and rebrand the stores KJ’s Fresh Market. SpartanNash will continue to distribute grocery and fresh products to th…

The idea of a full-time assistant district attorney was met with conflicting opinions at the public safety committee meeting. District Attorney Joe Schieffer was in favor, but Clerk of Courts Jackie Baasch was not.


The Webster Tiger baseball team did re-peat their championship win of last year by posting an 11-1 win over the Mineral Point Pointers in today's WIAA Division 4 Championship game at Fox Cities Stadium in Grand Chute.

Four new council members were elected by members of the St. Croix Tribe of Chippewa in their election Saturday June 8, according to the unofficial vote count.

Jail Administrator Mark Schmidt told the public safety committee that he was once again in the midst of the summer season up in the jail.

The issue of methamphetamine is a major concern for many citizens in Burnett County. A forum will be held in Grantsburg later this month to hear from officials on what can be done to help with what some grouped into the nationwide epidemic.


Danbury Fire & Rescue received a call for a structure fire at the on Main Street in Danbury June 10 at approximately 4:30 p.m. The building is home to Amelia’s Cafe and Bakery and Cabin Corner Gifts. According to the Sheriff’s Office, the building sustained substantial damage. There were…


Two Grantsburg High School alumni are back for the summer to teach young kids all about science. The duo of Anneka Johnson and Kathryn Segner are both graduate students and have taken the first step to earn their Ph.D.’s.

McNally Industries will be moving into the new Grantsburg Enterprise 2.1 building as soon as it has been completed. This new building will allow to expand and will allow them to accept new contracts in the future.

While doing routine maintenance on the Siren Football field, a hole was found about 3 to 4 feet across and about 2 feet deep. It was filled in, but then another hole was created. Since then, the field has been roped off.


In a tense and packed county board room Tuesday, the Land Use and Information committee ruled they needed more information and details on the proposed campground on Devils Lake.


Every spring Grantsburg High School holds their career day. They are usually spread out in the cafeteria and into the gymnasium, but the gymnasium is under construction, so the cafeteria was flooded last week with career opportunities for students.

A proposed campground on Devils Lake is on the agenda at next month’s Land Use committee meeting. It is setting up to have a similar public backlash to the Big Wood Lake Campground earlier this year.


Every year during Police Week, Burnett County holds their Law Enforcement Memorial Service. For the last two years, it was held in Siren’s school auditorium.