Over the last 30 days the number of confirmed COVID-19 cases in Burnett County has tripled, going from 30 cases in mid-August to over 90 cases today.


“For those of you who still hold it’s a man’s world or believe Women’s Lib is something new on the scene, take a gander at the above 1950 photograph. Pictured there is none other than the Seattle Post Office’s own Meta Shepherd, Personnel Clerk (Relief), Lander Street Annex, who, believe it …


Siren Nationals will be back at the Burnett County Municipal Airport on Saturday. The event includes a car show, 1/8 mile radar run, swap meet and local vendors selling concessions.

Two motorists were cited for 5th or 6th OWI in Burnett County in August. One was found drink-ing a beer behind the wheel and another drove into a mailbox and ended up in a ditch.


GRANTSBURG–– Ask any DNR conservation warden lucky enough to work in Burnett County and you’ll hear about this northwestern county’s abundant natural resources, great neighbors and incredible outdoor recreation opportunities.

On August 26 surrounded by loving family and friends, Glen Patrick Taylor was honored for his service in the United States Army in the Ordinance Core from May 31, 1960 to June 10, 1963. Ella Parker, from the Burnett County Veteran’s Services Offices, gave a short speech and presented Mr. Tay…

“Amazing program. I’m glad BCTC decided to hold this event...I hope participation triples next year!” That was the feedback from one of 16 participants at the end of last year’s Burnett County Tourism Coalition-sponsored first Poker Paddle on the Yellows.

The Land Use and Information committee voted to deny a conditional use permit with no opposing votes for a campground near Big Sand and Viola lakes.

“It was a once in a lifetime opportunity,” Cris Peterson told the Sentinel following her speech at the Republican National Convention. “It was quite the opportunity to speak on national television in front of millions of viewers.”

One of Grantsburg’s famous founders is memorialized with a statue and over the weekend the glass incasing a statue of Big Gust was broken.

The Burnett County Sheriff’s Office would like to introduce our second K-9 “Croix.” Croix came to us from Slovakia. He is a one year old German Shepherd. He is a very big dog that has a calm demeanor. Croix and his handler Deputy Bailey Mangen will be attending intensive training for 10 week…

Burnett County Sheriff Tracy Finch announces the relocation of William Cauley within Burnett County. In 2016, Cauley was convicted of multiple counts of Possession of Child Pornography. A decision to notify the Burnett County community of Cauley’s relocation has been made by members of a cor…

Yellow Lake River Bridge construction could start in August 2022. The project will be mostly funded with federal funds.

MADISON–– The Wisconsin Grocers Association (WGA) will be recognizing Rick Estridge, owner of Wayne’s Foods Plus, for his outstanding contributions to the grocery industry in Wisconsin with the Excellence in Operations Award. Rick was nominated by Jason Nilssen, Rick’s business partner and o…

As teachers are preparing for the upcoming school year there will be many new guidelines in place in and out of the classroom.

Faith Lutheran Church held their annual school supply distribution event last Wednesday. They hold this event every August and the event is sponsored by their School Supply Mission and supported by Faith members, community members, other Grantsburg churches and the Grantsburg Lion’s Club.

The highway department is seeking public input for planned improvements to Yellow Lake Road in the town of Union. The main topic of discussion is expected to be whether or not to raise the bridge.

The short answer is, we don’t exactly know and the long answer is that we will know more over time.

With the governor’s new mask mandate, the Grantsburg School District has had to make a revision to their reopening plan with less than a month before schools reopen their doors for class.

There are two options for a new jail in Burnett County. An architecture firm gave two estimates spanning between $15 million and $21 million for a potential new jail.

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The Siren School board is still working on their plan for how to re-open schools. They held a meeting for families and staff at Crooked Lake Park to discuss the proposed plan.

“Right now the state has these powers, what this resolution is doing is asking Madison to make a law to change that so we, at the county level can make those decisions,” County Chairman Don Taylor said when attempting to explain a resolution.

34 percent of Wisconsin’s 2.4 million households are struggling to afford basic necessities like housing, child care, food, transportation, and internet access. The statistic was revealed in the state’s third ALICE report, released today by United Way of Wisconsin in partnership with United …

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Since Saturday everyone in the state is required to wear a mask whenever indoors and not in their home. Following Governor Tony Evers executive order sheriff’s across the state including Burnett County gave a statement regarding enforcement of the mask mandate.

Regardless the outcome of this fall’s election, the Wisconsin state Senate will look quite different as seven of the state’s 33 senators have either recently stepped down or announced they will not seek re-election. Among three August 11 primary races in west-central Wisconsin is the 10th Se…

Burnett County schools are eligible to receive over $350,000 to counter the effects of COVID-19.

On August 1st Webster Seniors will finally walk across the graduation stage on the Webster Football Field.

There won't be a 23rd Annual Gandy Dancer Days in Webster this year. "Masks, social distancing, sanitizing to the max -- those just aren't elements compatible with Gandy Dancer Days' fun, entertainment and activities, " said Bill Summer, Webster Area Chamber of Commerce. "It just isn't worth…

Burnett County Public Health along with the county’s COVID-19 Response Team is encouraging everyone who is able to wear a mask to wear one when in a public setting.


When Burnett Dairy Cooperative employees reported a potential structure fire in the Wood River Creamery building it could have been an unmitigated disaster. However, Burnett County First Responders and fire crews from the surrounding area jumped into action.


Readers of the Burnett County Sentinel are being asked to help recognize the best of everything from food to shopping to best local sports team.

The Grantsburg graduates are set to have their graduation ceremony on Friday, July 31 at 7 p.m. at the R.W. Olson Community Field. The gates will open at 6 p.m.