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Attendance was extraordinary at the Chetek Fire Hall for the Chetek Fire Department’s annual open house and pancake breakfast on Saturday, June 25. The event, which served an estimated 400-500 Chetek residents and visitors alike, gave attendees a chance to meet the local firefighters, see th…

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The Chetek Alert took home 11 awards at the Wisconsin News Association Foundation’s Better Newspaper Contest on Friday, June 24, for 2021.

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Attendees enjoyed another successful wine walk in Chetek. The season’s first Chetek Wine Walk hosted hundreds of happy people who enjoyed beverages, shopping and fun. The wine walk began on Tuesday, June 21, and ended Thursday, June 23, with a prize drawing. The event sold a record number of…

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A presentation entitled, “The Telegraph: An Instrument of Change,” will be held at 10:30 a.m., Saturday, June 25, at the Weyerhaeuser Train Depot. The invention of the telegraph in the 1800s was as revolutionary as the advent of the computer and Internet in today’s world.

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The Chetek Chain of Lakes has been a tourist haven for decades. For one family from Chicago, it’s been their home away from home for 60 years. Marlene Nummer and her family will be celebrating their Diamond Jubilee on June 25 at the family cottage on Prairie Lake. For the Nummers, this celeb…

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The Barron County Sheriff’s Department is searching Red Cedar Lake for a 55-year-old-male who went missing sometime Sunday evening on the water.  His boat was recovered Monday morning on the shore unoccupied. On Tuesday, the Sheriff’s Department received assistance in searching the lake from…