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.

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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.

Marjorie G. (Currey) Nelson, who with her husband, Bill, founded the Burnett County Sentinel, died Thursday, May 2. She was 94.

When Jerry Fiedler announced Fiedler Ford was closing its doors earlier this year there were a lot of questions surrounding the announcement. One of the biggest was what will happen to the car show Fiedler ran during Big Gust Days.

In their second trip to the State competition, the Webster SkillsUSA team returned with two national qualifiers in Evan McKee and Mason Getts. Monday night, the Webster school board approved their trip to the National competition in Kentucky at the end of June.

Webster’s American Legion Otis Taylor Post 96 and the American Legion Auxiliary Unit 96 will celebrate the American Legion’s 100th anniversary locally in conjunction with Memorial Day observances Monday, May 27.

State Treasurer Sarah Godlewski and Senator Patty Schachtner (D-Somerset) highlighted Board of Commissioners of Public Lands (BCPL) investments in Burnett County communities during a visit to the town of Wood River.


The Webster Elementary School library has over 11,000 books and a brand-new computer system which allows students to find books themselves, this is all possible thanks to a fund beginning over 170 years ago.


Grantsburg High School’s trip to Costa Rica lasted from March 15 - March 24. The trip consisted of 11 students and five chaperones who went and stayed with host families. The group arrived in Liberia, Costa Rica and took a beautiful bus ride down the West Coast of the country down to San Jos…

In the early 1920s, the poppy was adopted by the American Legion as its official memorial flower to honor World War I veterans and is used to this day to honor veterans of all past conflicts. The ladies of Webster’s American Legion Auxiliary Unit 96 will have the iconic flowers available out…

WEBSTER–The Webster Board discussed cleaning up the mobile home park at their meeting last week. Webster Mobile Home Park owner Ron Machel attended the meeting in hopes of allowing an older trailer to move back into the park.

SIREN––Chris Moeller of the Siren Chamber of Commerce led a public hearing last week for a potential grant. It was suggested after the Siren's Economic Development Advisory committee brainstormed for a year on how to improve the Village.

The Grantsburg High School and iForward students and staff earned another US News and World Report national medal. There were 17,000 schools throughout the US and District of Columbia that were included in this ranking, and Grantsburg High School placed in the top 40 percent of these schools.

Grantsburg Village President Mike Longhenry was sworn in along with village trustees Diane Barton and Joe Sturdevant at their Monday night meeting. Longhenry also nominated Julie Roberts to fill his vacant seat on the board.

Citizens voiced their concerns of the proposed hog farm in Trade Lake. They cited the smell, airborne bacteria and potential contamination of the water supply.

The Infrastructure committee has begun discussing how to fund their roads for general maintenance and upkeep. None of the committee members were very happy about a potential wheel tax for residents.


The St. Croix Chippewa Indians Tribe is being fined $5.5 million after the National Indian Gaming Commission (NIGC) for embezzling $1.5 million of gaming revenue.

Hundreds of community members and first responders from across the state came to the Pine City Civic Center on Friday, April 26, to pay their last respects to Pine City’s DNR Conservation Officer Eugene Wynn.

Burnett County’s warrant resolution was described by Clerk of Court Jackie Baasch as a very successful day. She said 13 people came in and they were able to resolve over 20 warrants.

Register in probate Jennifer Faber returned from a juvenile conference and told the public safety committee about identifying drug-related clothing and courtroom security.

They came from all over northwest Wisconsin – Bayfield to Burnett, Ashland to Amery. Two dozen professionals in tourism-related agencies and the Department of Natural Resources were invited to Spooner to participate in the first of four stakeholder sessions held as part of the Wisconsin Depa…

Earlier this month the Burnett County District Attorney’s office got a new victim/witness coordinator. She has experience working with domestic abuse and sexual assault victims in Burnett County.

MADISON–Attorney General Josh Kaul announced that at Drug Take Back Day, held on April 27, 2019, Wisconsin had a preliminary collection of 58,408 lbs.

Forensics is a speech and drama competition for individuals and groups where students have the opportunity to choose their event category and their individual subject material. Over the past three months, students from Grantsburg High School have found, developed, and competed in the followi…

The Siren school board passed a resolution Monday night that will allow them to move forward with their $4,000,000 referendum project for improvements to the school.

Recent visitors to Crew Meadows Wildlife Area have noticed large stacks of cut logs placed along East Refuge Road. DNR area supervisor Steve Hoffman said part of the reason for prescribed burns is to remove large trees to maintain nesting bird habitat. Much of the cut timber is dead wood sti…

GRANTSBURG – A slow southernly breeze, cloudy skies and light rain in the overnight forecast made Sunday a perfect day for the largest-ever controlled burn at Crex Meadows Wildlife Area north of Grantsburg.

A story centered around WWI Veterans living in an old soldiers’ home in France in the late 1950s is the story coming to the American Legion Hall in Grantsburg during Memorial Day Weekend.