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Keeping the Barron County waste-to-energy facility in compliance with air quality standards is the goal of a $4 million loan to finance an “acid gas removal system,” following a vote on Tuesday, morning, Oct. 5, 2022, by the County Board Solid Waste Committee. Read more

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A Thursday, Sept. 22, 2022, accident in southeastern Barron County resulted in an overturned dump truck and possibly injured driver, according to the Barron County Sheriff’s Department. The accident took place on eastbound County Hwy. AA near 26 1/4 Street in the town of Dovre, about three m…

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The anticipation is building for National 4-H Week, during which millions of youth, parents, volunteers and alumni across the country will be celebrating everything 4-H. Established in 1912, its aim is to improve the head, heart, hands and health of youth. Barron County 4-H will observe Nati…

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Signs of summer in northwest Wisconsin always include the opening of The Red Barn Theatre’s first show of the season.  This year, audiences will be delighted by “Aboveboard,” a funny and new capricious caper written by Peter Bloedel and Emily Kimbal, directed by Brandon Brown and assisted by…

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Chippewa Falls police made an arrest Tuesday, April 26, in the killing of Iliana “Lily” Peters, a 10-year-old girl who was found dead Monday morning after visiting her aunt’s home in the city.

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Many in the community have visited Jackson’s Journey Benefit, a Facebook page acting as a journal for the Kangas family.

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The Chetek Alert would like to welcome Rhoda Hetke, as the new Office Manager. She comes to the Chetek Alert with several years of office/managerial experience. In her free time she enjoys helping manage her daughter’s lash business, Lash Lounge by Ryann, traveling and spending time with her…