GOVERNMENT CENTER––Burnett County Forest and Parks Department has completed their camper cabin and it has successfully been delivered to it’s home in the Town of Roosevelt.

SIREN––A man was killed after being struck by a vehicle in Siren on Highway 35/70 in front of the Dollar General Wednesday evening, according to the Siren Police Department.

SIREN––The Siren Village Board wants to know what will be done with the former Fourwinds Market site. The store has been closed since 2017 when the store moved to their new location on Airport Road near the roundabout.


GRANTSBURG–There is a room at the Grantsburg High School called the closet. It was started to help kids in need and help aid kids that may not have necessities.

MEENON––One man is dead following a one vehicle crash near the intersection of State Highway 70 and Clam Lake Drive in the Town of Meenon early Sunday morning, according to the Burnett County Sheriff's Office.

Jeremy J. Paulson, 36, Siren, has two open cases in Burnett County both involving drugs and bail jumping. He led officers on a high-speed chase that reached 95 mph in Grantsburg last month.

A former clerk for the town of Grantsburg has been charged with uttering a forgery, a class H felony, that could result in a $10,000 fine, 6 years in prison or both.

MEENON––The jail has been a topic on many minds for the last year and the county will be enlisting the services of Kueny Architects and the architecture firm BWBR.

GRANTSBURG––Blueberry Rentals gave a project update to the Grantsburg Village board at their meeting and also asked the board about an easement.

The Burnett County Sheriff’s Office is looking to expand their K-9 unit. Sheriff Tracy Finch said the department is exploring the option of bringing on a second dog.

As the whirlwind of the new school year dies down after its first week, Joshua Watt took the time to speak with the Sentinel about his new position with the Grantsburg School District.

The Grantsburg School Board meeting Monday night began with a new staff welcome reception. There were refreshments and snacks provided to those that came. Each new staff member of the district, brick-and-mortar and iForward, each took their turns standing up and introducing themselves. They …


GRANTSBURG––Madison Avenue in downtown Grantsburg is mostly just a dirt road today. Crews from A-1 Excavating have removed all blacktop from the west end of Madison Avenue after removing the curb, gutter and sidewalk from the east end.

SIREN––The Siren football was ready for the start of the season thanks to a number of donations from local businesses, Jenneman’s Hardware and Evergreen Landscaping, who donated their time to repair the Siren football field.

There is an alleyway between Jensen Sundquist Insurance Agency and the Senior Center downtown Grantsburg. This alleyway is being used to support the growth of local artists by giving them a safe place to come and show off their artistic talents through painting.

Matthew Larson was recently awarded his white medical coat from the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health in Madison after his first year.


In 1919 Gust Wedin purchased 80 acres of land in the Town of Wood River in Burnett County. Today his great-grandson Daryl Wedin runs the family farm.


Nine million Americans served in the Vietnam War, according to the United States Department of Veteran Affairs (USDVA). Of those nine million about seven million are still alive. Burnett County has joined a national program to thank those veterans still with us that never received the proper…

The maintenance department over the last several months has been dealing with issues with the sewer system in the jail. There has been a string of incidents involving the inmates flushing various items into the system.

Grantsburg High School is looking for area businesses for their expanding Youth Apprenticeship program. The program, which is run through CESA, is open to juniors and senior students.

SIREN––The School District of Siren will have two new banners to hang in the school after returning from a leadership conference in the Wisconsin Dells.

At the Grantsburg School Board meeting Monday, superintendent Joshua Watt took a little time to update the board on the district’s summer projects at each of the schools. Many new updates and building projects have taken place at each of the schools throughout the summer.

Alan W. Byers, 43, Grantsburg, was given a ten-year sentence for repeated sexual assault of a child. He will serve three years in state prison and then seven years in extended supervision.

Wisconsin Republican Congressman Sean Duffy is set to resign this fall. He made the announcement on Facebook Monday morning, saying he will be resigning in September. As he and his wife prepare for their ninth child due in October, they learned that she will be needing more love, time and at…


“I don’t really like the name ‘cold case’ as I think it implies we have pushed it off to the side and as law enforcement, we never give up, we never quit searching for the answers,” said Polk County Sheriff Brent Waak during a press conference last week regarding the 2009 disappearance of Ro…

Starting Thursday, August 29, there will be no street parking allowed on the west side of Madison Avenue in downtown Grantsburg as they prepare to continue their construction project from the east side of Main Street.


WEBSTER—A herd formed at the south end of the Central Burnett County Fairgrounds the morning of August 10 for the Webster Police Department Bicycle ‘Roadeo.’ Held in conjunction with Gandy Dancer Days festivities, the bicycle ‘roadeo’ encourages safe riding practices and gives kids a chance …

Robert Lee Bradford passed away August 14, 2019 at Abbott NW Hospital after struggling with pulmonary fibrosis and pneumonia. Bradford was 80 years old. He had many family members that were with him that day including his wife, children and grandchildren.

WEBSTER––Kids will be able to participate in a series of races this fall all taking place on Sunday at Webster High School.

WOOD RIVER––A group of concerned citizens have filed a civil lawsuit against the owners of Wood Lake Camp & RV, LLC. They are hoping to block further work on the former Wood Lake Bible Camp property until the proper permits are obtained.

As August winds down, school districts throughout the county are beginning to prepare for the new school year. Grantsburg High School has a new principal and he says he is excited to start the school year and interact with the students.


Due to the recent reconstruction of the airport there will be no Siren Nationals event this fall. The Burnett County Airport in Meenon recently had one of their runways reconstructed and officials decided it would be best to not have the event this year.

The Black Plague was a widespread epidemic that wiped out most of Europe, killing 25 million people. Burnett County experienced its own black plague in the early 1900s. This plague was diphtheria.

SIREN––During Siren’s Village Board meeting on August 8, Chief of Police, Chris Sybers, had only good news to tell during the police report and there was an update given on the Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) and the Pedestrian Trail.

At the Natural Resources Committee meeting on August 8, Greg Chafer was there to speak about some boating issues in the county and Jake Nichols was there to give the committee an update on the Devil’s Lake Project.

During the Grantsburg School Board meeting on Monday night, the board was given an update on the gymnasium floor in the High School. The new high school principal, Matt Haase, explained that the project is well underway.

GRANTSBURG––Dan Wald was sworn in as the new Chief of Police of Grantsburg Monday night. Village officials discussed a number of topics including enforcing smoking room rules.

TURTLE LAKE––A woman allegedly stabbed her boyfriend resulting in his death in Turtle Lake over the weekend, according to the Turtle Lake Police Department. They believe there is no danger to the public at this time.