The Branstad Bucks were officially recognized as a new club as part of Burnett County 4-H. Tessa Zeller, of the Branstad Bucks, accepted the official starter set from Beth Rank, 4-H Youth and Family Development Educator.

On Monday, November 11 at 10 a.m. in the Grantsburg High School gymnasium, Grantsburg High School will host its annual Veterans Day program. Community members and all school district students are invited to join us in honoring Veterans.

A Webster man has been charged with multiple counts of arson and two domestic violence related charges after allegedly burning items belonging to his girlfriend and her children.

Charles H. Beenken, 40, Frederic, pleaded guilty but not guilty due to mental disease or defect to child abuse – intentionally cause great bodily harm in Burnett County stemming from an incident last November.

Carol Ahlquist, the Director of Nursing at the Continuing Care Center (CCC) in Grantsburg was the first recipient to receive the Service Above Self award.


The tradition of setting a separate table in honor of our prisoners of war and missing comrades has been in place since the end of the Vietnam War. The manner in which this table is decorated is full of special symbols to help us remember our brothers and sisters in arms.

MADISON — Gov. Tony Evers today announced his appointment of James Rennicke to serve as Burnett County District Attorney.

BURNETT COUNTY—Remember to set your clocks back one hour before retiring Saturday evening, and enjoy an extra hour of sleep. Daylight Savings Time officially ends at 2 a.m. Sunday, November 3.

A couple was arrested after allegedly finding illicit substances in their vehicle at a Siren gas station with their infant son nearby.

SIREN––In a split vote the Siren School Board denied a motion to sign a resolution going around the state calling for the end of using Native American symbols or people as mascots for schools.

OAK HARBOR, Wash. – Airman Nathaniel Denkmann, a native of Frederic, Wisconsin, joined the Navy following in his uncle’s footsteps and wanted a bigger sense of purpose.

Which business had the best Halloween costume for Main Street Treats? The winner will be announced in next week's paper along with the winning photo. The poll will be up until Friday at 10 a.m.

Jess Przybylski had never really dealt with loss. Then the father of her children was killed in a car crash. In 2011, her friends offered her methamphetamine to distract from the grief.

Farmers are always at the mercy of the weather and this fall farmers across Burnett County are dealing with the extreme wetness in the soil and may be harvesting well into December.

MEENON––The County Board of Supervisors heard a presentation from Tim D’Jock, Executive Director of SOFTEC last week.

The Concerned Citizens of Big Wood Lake will be arguing their case in court on Friday during a scheduled four-hour motion hearing. The group is against the expansion of the former Wood Lake Bible Camp.

WEBSTER––A group of middle school students along with staff participated in Make A Difference Day this year at the elementary school and around the greater Webster community.

As we wrap up the fall season and before the snowfalls, many homeowners wonder about leaves and what to do with them.

MADISON––A prosecuting attorney for Burnett County has been charged with a misdemeanor charge of theft – false representation in Dane County.

GRANTSBURG––The road running through downtown Grantsburg is expected to be closed for a number of days to allow crews to finish the concrete work.

The recommendation to sign a contract with MSA Professional Services was passed at the village board meeting in Siren. This contract allows MSA to create a preliminary design for Aldren Road.

GRANTSBURG––A house near the corner of S. Oak Street and W. St. George Street caught fire after a gas line was accidentally hit and cut Monday afternoon. The gas ignited and set the house on fire.

Members of the University of Wisconsin Board of Regents were in town last week for a tour of Four Cubs Farm.

State Representative Nick Milroy (D-South Range) presented Marie Bernatz of the Town of Scott in Burnett County with the First Responder of the Year Award for the 73rd Assembly District at a ceremony at the State Capitol.

GRANTSBURG––Community members got together recently to celebrate what would be the 30th birthday of Grantsburg native Carson Holmquist by cleaning up his highway.

Michael Denn, 57, Grantsburg, pleaded guilty to vehicle operator flee or elude officer and pleaded no contest to attempting to disarm a peace officer, both charges are felony counts. He was initially facing five felony counts, three misdemeanor counts and six traffic cases.

TOWN OF GARFIELD––A vehicle rollover accident resulted in the death of a man from Siren, according to the Polk County Sheriff’s Office. On Sept. 30 around 3:41 p.m. the department was dispatched to the accident on State Highway 65 north of the intersection of 70th Avenue in the Town of Garfield.

DANBURY––“I just don’t know what to do,” Judge Melissia Mogen said after watching a movie about substance abuse. When asked about how to solve the problem, Mogen was blunt.


GRANTSBURG––The bump outs on Madison Avenue have arrived and they are red.

RURAL OSCEOLA––A teenager was riding his bike in rural Osceola when a vehicle hit him and he later died of his injuries.

SIREN––Customers of Fourwinds Market in Siren can order their groceries online, have them picked out and can then get curbside pickup all on the store’s website or using their mobile app.

A former town of Grantsburg clerk has pleaded guilty to a misdemeanor charge of theft of movable property after facing felony forgery charges.

Michael Denn, 57, Grantsburg, was arrested in February of 2018. He is facing five felony charges, three misdemeanor charges and a number of traffic violations stemming from a high-speed chase last year.

The Grantsburg Area Historical Society Board (GAHS) would like to thank all of the wonderful people and businesses who have donated to us or given us grant monies. We have been able to accomplish many things that we very much needed for our grounds upkeep and for the advancement of our recor…

Preparations are underway by hunters and wildlife observers as all look forward to fall and winter outdoor activities in Burnett County, as well as other northwest counties.

GRANTSBURG––Officials of Grantsburg School District and law enforcement investigated a potential threat to the Grantsburg High School last week. This came after a number of online posts began being shared with information about a potential shooting at the school.

A Danbury woman was arrested twice for operating while intoxicated over the last few months. She has also been charged with felony attempt to flee or elude an officer and felony bail jumping.


The Humane Society of Burnett County (HSBC) is now the proud owner of the largest solar array in Burnett County. Sunday afternoon, HSBC held a ribbon cutting ceremony for the solar system along with a volunteer reception to thank the volunteers.

A pair of Republicans have thrown their hat in the ring for the upcoming special election to fill Wisconsin’s 7th Congressional seat.