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A special Christmas concert will be held at the Chetek United Methodist Church on Sunday, Dec. 9. And while the program itself will celebrate the birth of Jesus Christ, many of those attending will also be celebrating the life of a friend they lost earlier this year.

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The Heart O’North Conference showed their support to the Barron community Friday night, encouraging everyone to wear green on Friday, Nov. 30.

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Methamphetamine remains one of the top concerns for Barron County, as meth-related cases accounted for 80–90 percent of workload for the Department of Health and Human Services, said DHHS director Stacey Frolik, pictured above, right. Barron County Sheriff Chris Fitzgerald, pictured above, l…

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The Chetek Alert will be mailed a day late as the USPS and federal government observe a day of mourning for the late President George H.W. Bush on Wednesday, Dec. 5. The current edition is available on local newsstands and the e-edition can be viewed online with a subscription. 

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A University of Wisconsin-Stout racing team, led by a Chetek-Weyerhaeuser graduate, has earned the distinction of having one of the top Baja racing cars in the nation.

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Family Day in Chetek is Saturday, Dec. 8—a day that features fun Christmas-related activities for children and their families.

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Chetek shop owners, Kelly Critser and Lori Trowbridge, say the decorations in front of their storefront at Off “R” Rockers have been defaced and it is frustrating because it is becoming an ongoing issue.