Burnett County Sheriff Tracy Finch honored Webster High School student Rylie Snorek with a special award last Wednesday, May 17, at the Danbury Fire Hall, as the high school junior was given accolades for his heroism during an incident several months ago. 

A budgetary gap of $3.6 million between money in hand and the likely actual cost of the new  Burnett County Public Safety Facility/Jail was the primary topic of discussion and action for the Burnett County Board of Supervisors at their regular monthly meeting on Thursday, May 19.

Starting in June, the Grantsburg School District will begin district site soil borings and site surveying to better prepare for future renovations following the passing of their $19.7 million referendum back in April. Before the construction planning process can begin, the district has to ha…

MADISON– With the national average cost for regular gas steadily climbing, three states—Georgia, Kansas, and Oklahoma—are still holdouts for crossing the $4 per gallon mark. The national average for a gallon of gasoline is now $4.48. The increase is primarily due to the high cost of crude oi…

A pickup truck caught fire but was kept from spreading around noon on Friday, May 13 near the Gandy Dancer Trail. 

Every year during National Police Week, members from our local law enforcement agencies and surrounding communities gather together to honor those officers who lost their lives in the line of duty and to express our gratitude for the selfless sacrifices all public servants and their families…

The Siren Village Board had some reassuring news recently from their engineering consultant about how future development plans jibe with current water supply and pressure issues, meaning they can likely move forward with the plans, with just one little hiccup.

Burnett County’s new public safety facility and jail project bids came in slightly higher than expected and will likely require some extra cost-cutting to make budget. 

The recent Drug Take Back Day event across Burnett County proved highly successful, and according to the Burnett County Sheriff’s Office (BCSO) they took in approximately 116-pounds of drugs to be disposed of safely and properly.

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An out-of-control wildfire near Danbury over the weekend led to a dramatic evacuation notice for residents, but may have gone beyond the people who might have been affected.

MADISON – As days get warmer, the itch to hit the field gets stronger. It’s springtime in Wisconsin, which means planting season is getting underway for farmers across the state.

It was a big weekend for the Grantsburg Chenal brothers, Leo and John, both of whom entered the National Football League draft, which culminated with team selections in recent days.

Two teens are facing a variety of criminal charges for allegations of several troubling incidents in rural Danbury that left a man in the hospital and a motorhome burned to the ground, apparently because the man would not buy the teens alcohol.

The Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources (DNR) is excited to announce the 2022-2023 fishing season will open on Saturday, May 7. All regulations and license requirements apply.

Burnett Medical Center is excited to sponsor the 2022 BMC’s Go for the Gust event (previously known as the Carlyle Sherstad 5K/10K Run/Walk) during Grantsburg’s “Big Gust Days”. This year’s event will take place on Saturday, June 4, 2022, on a course starting and finishing at Burnett Medical…

There is a vacancy on the Siren Board of Education after board member Tiffany Meyer resigned her position last week, citing additional interests and responsibilities she has taken on recently, limiting her time available for the board.

Bond has been set at $100,000 cash for the rural Webster man accused of two counts of attempted first-degree intentional homicide, as well as two other felonies of endangering safety by reckless use of a firearm, after he is alleged to have shot at two passing vehicles in the Town of Oakland…

Even though it doesn’t always quite feel like it, spring is upon us. With spring comes our bird friends who are rejoining us after migrating for the winter. It’s a perfect time to greet them back home with either a new bird house, bird feeder, or bird bath after their long journey back. This…

At the Grantsburg School Board meeting on Monday, April 25, board president Dave Dahlberg brought up to the other board members that the Grantsburg village reached out to him regarding some land at the Nelson School. 

GRANTSBURG - The Grantsburg Area Historical Society (GAHS) board of directors welcomed members and guests to the organization’s annual meeting at the Crex Education and Visitors Center April 21.

Eagle-eyed people along the Gandy Dancer Trail may have noticed an atypical hiker over a few days recently; He was dressed in vintage chain male armor, with a serious helmet, and toting the business end of a spear. The hike was part of an unusual research project, and the former rail line-tu…

Almost a dozen Webster High School students competed in the recent – and ongoing – Skills USA events, and those Tigers were highlighted by the Webster Board of Education at their regular meeting on Monday, April 25.

At the Grantsburg school board meeting Monday evening, there were two new faces sitting around the table to be welcomed. (L-R) Incumbent Dave Dahlberg was re-sworn in alongside new members Kelly Rombach and Peter Denn and they took their ‘Oath of Office” before they began their first board m…

A letter directed to the state Department of Ag, Trade and Consumer Protection (DATCAP) is pushing for “an urgent material review” of the recently passed ordinance that addresses concentrated agricultural feeding operations (CAFOs) and has also been forwarded to members of the board of trust…

The Webster Village Board approved moving forward with their new, improved village hall project, approving a contractor to do a complete interior remodel to turn a 1,352-square-foot former downtown chiropractic office into their new board room, village office and police station.

After 18 years on the Grantsburg School Board, Russ Erickson is making his leave and opening the door for a younger generation to come in and have their opportunity to make memories with the board as he did. He attended his last school board meeting as a board member on April 11 where the re…

Attempted homicide charges are being prepared against a 22-year-old Webster man who is alleged to have used a gun to fire at cars passing him in the Town of Oakland last Friday, April 15.

Grantsburg High School junior women were treated to an afternoon of career advice and background last Wednesday, April 13 at T-Dawgs event center in Grantsburg.

Longtime Democratic State Representative Nick Milroy of South Range has chosen to retire from the Assembly, leaving his District 73 seat open this fall, announcing late last week that he would not be seeking a return to his seat after multiple terms, which go back to 2008.

The Burnett County Board of Supervisors addressed the long-discussed and debated issue of campground limitations, and how they can legally control the growing demand for new and expanded camping options in the county.

Grantsburg’s new public works director, John Erickson, made his first appearance before the village board on Monday, April 11, where he noted several issues the village is facing after a long winter, including several water main breaks near the Burnett Medical Center that they have had to ad…

The Grantsburg school board members can now smile, relax a bit, and breathe a sigh of relief as the community supported their $19.7 million referendum on April 5 as it passed voter muster. Though the job is far from over, the biggest step of passing the referendum, which failed the previous …

After a two-year break, the Webster Education Foundation was able to bring back their annually scheduled Taco Bingo event last Saturday, April 9. This event was the fifth Taco Bingo for the foundation and by far the biggest ever with over 500 people in attendance this year.  They had event f…

There will be a new street in the village of Siren, made to allow access off of State Highway 70 to several businesses and future development down the road, and will be the new primary entrance to a new industrial park on the southwest end of the village.

The Siren Board of Education approved the first of what promises to be a much-discussed policy regarding their two school forest properties, and what is allowed or restricted at the two properties.