Guarding Your Right To Know Since 1875
The Burnett County Sentinel was the county’s first newspaper when Matthew Westcott began publishing on Feb. 19, 1875. The Sentinel continued weekly until its building and presses were destroyed by fire in 1909. The business was sold to its competitor. The Journal changed its name to “Journal and Sentinel”, but later reverted to the Journal of Burnett County. When the Journal folded in 1962, Wilbur A. Nelson revived the Burnett County Sentinel. Following his death in 1975, his wife, Marjorie Nelson and son, Gary Nelson operated it until Feb. 1, 1994, when it was purchased by Mainstream Publications. It was then purchased by Eugene Johnson on Dec. 1, 1998.
The Burnett County Sentinel makes every effort to insure accuracy in all classified and display advertising, but will not be liable for errors beyond the cost of first insertion. The publisher reserves the right to reject or cancel any advertisement at any time.
The Burnett County Sentinel is published every Wednesday by Sentinel Publications, LLC. USPS No. 080020. Second-Class Postage Paid at Grantsburg, WI 54840. POSTMASTER: Send change of address form to the Burnett County Sentinel.
Our office is located at 114 W. Madison Ave., Grantsburg, WI 54840. We are open from 8:30 am to 4:00 pm Monday - Friday.
Call: 715-463-2341; Fax: 715-463-5138; Mail: P.O. Box 397, Grantsburg, WI 54840