Pepin County Board of Supervisors Chair Dwight Jelle presents Supervisor Dorothy Thompson with a plaque recognizing her service to the County. Thompson has resigned from the Board, effective April 30, 2017. Laura Berndt photo
By Laura Berndt The Pepin County Board of Supervisors met last Wednesday, April 19, and recognized exiting Supervisor Dorothy Thompson. The Board also voted on a proposed amendment to the Pepin...
Pepin County Board of Supervisors Chair Dwight Jelle presents Supervisor Dorothy Thompson with a plaque recognizing her service to the County. Thompson has resigned from the Board, effective April 30, 2017. Laura Berndt photo
The Durand High School Forensics team recently finished another successful season. Above is the state DHS Forensics team. Submitted photo
By Laura Berndt The Durand High School (DHS) Forensics team recently finished their season and, once again, enjoyed a successful year. Coaches agree that the team also has a bright future, as well....
The Durand High School Forensics team recently finished another successful season. Above is the state DHS Forensics team. Submitted photo
The mother of a student involved in the mock crash at Plum City High School arrives at the scene of the accident. Laura Berndt photo
By Laura Berndt Plum City High School students took in a sobering scene last Friday afternoon as they witnessed their classmates and local emergency responders enact the aftermath of a mock car...
The mother of a student involved in the mock crash at Plum City High School arrives at the scene of the accident. Laura Berndt photo
The Buffalo Pepin Literacy Alliance (BPLA) hosted Annual Recognition Luncheon on Friday, March 31. Above, in front, are Thomas, Liam, and Miguel Hernandez. In the second row are Luisa Tepole, Linda Schaub, Luz Oritz, Janette Ruff, Barb Wright, and Rita Mango. And, in the third row, are Carol Bauer, David Opell, Pete Adler, Yata Peinovich, Karen Ruppert, Michelle Zagozen, and Suzanne Ebersold. Laura Berndt photo
By Laura Berndt The Buffalo Pepin Literacy Alliance (BPLA) hosted Annual Recognition Luncheon at the Cell Block in Durand on Friday, March 31. That afternoon, the group recognized the some of its...
The Buffalo Pepin Literacy Alliance (BPLA) hosted Annual Recognition Luncheon on Friday, March 31. Above, in front, are Thomas, Liam, and Miguel Hernandez. In the second row are Luisa Tepole, Linda Schaub, Luz Oritz, Janette Ruff, Barb Wright, and Rita Mango. And, in the third row, are Carol Bauer, David Opell, Pete Adler, Yata Peinovich, Karen Ruppert, Michelle Zagozen, and Suzanne Ebersold. Laura Berndt photo
Dave Constantine, of Durand, recently won the National Wild Turkey Federation’s (NWTF) National Custom Call Championship for the tenth time. Submitted photo
By Laura Berndt Dave Constantine, a life-long resident of Durand, recently won the National Wild Turkey Federation’s (NWTF) National Custom Call Championship – for the tenth time. If that wasn’t...
Dave Constantine, of Durand, recently won the National Wild Turkey Federation’s (NWTF) National Custom Call Championship for the tenth time. Submitted photo
Pepin County Board of Supervisors Chair Dwight Jelle presents Supervisor Dorothy Thompson with a plaque recognizing her service to the County. Thompson has resigned from the Board, effective April 30, 2017. Laura Berndt photo
The Durand High School Forensics team recently finished another successful season. Above is the state DHS Forensics team. Submitted photo
The mother of a student involved in the mock crash at Plum City High School arrives at the scene of the accident. Laura Berndt photo
The Buffalo Pepin Literacy Alliance (BPLA) hosted Annual Recognition Luncheon on Friday, March 31. Above, in front, are Thomas, Liam, and Miguel Hernandez. In the second row are Luisa Tepole, Linda Schaub, Luz Oritz, Janette Ruff, Barb Wright, and Rita Mango. And, in the third row, are Carol Bauer, David Opell, Pete Adler, Yata Peinovich, Karen Ruppert, Michelle Zagozen, and Suzanne Ebersold. Laura Berndt photo
Dave Constantine, of Durand, recently won the National Wild Turkey Federation’s (NWTF) National Custom Call Championship for the tenth time. Submitted photo

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Durand-Arkansaw School District's Board of Education Board members Tammy Hoyt and Bill Yingst, who have each been re-elected for a new three-year term on the Board, recite the oath last Wednesday evening. Pictured on the right is Board Clerk Becky Richardson. Laura Berndt photo
By Laura Berndt Last Wednesday, April 19, the Durand-Arkansaw School District’s Board of Education met. During the meeting, recently elected Board members took their oath, and the Board later agreed...
Perkz Café LLC owners Josette and Travis Perkovich look forward to serving guests home-style meals in a family-friendly setting.  Laura Berndt photo
By Laura Berndt Perkz Café LLC owners Josette and Travis Perkovich are looking forward to offering a welcoming and family-friendly dining atmosphere at their new restaurant in Durand. Perkz Café...
Durand High School students Hannah Prissel and Emily Annis were selected as Wisconsin Ambassadors of Music, a prestigious honor through Voyageurs International, Ltd. Laura Berndt photo
By Laura Berndt Durand High School students Hannah Prissel and Emily Annis were selected as Wisconsin Ambassadors of Music, a prestigious honor through Voyageurs International, Ltd. As Music...
Josh Biesterveld watches a high-flying ball during the game against Mondovi. Beth Kraft, Mondovi Herald Editor, photo
The Durand baseball team had a busy week. On Tuesday after Easter Monday, Durand traveled to Elk Mound to visit Conference co-favorite Elk Mound. The Panthers lost a 2-1 heartbreaker, as Elk Mound...
Ben Mueller keeps an eye on the Boyceville runner last week. Heidi Stewart photo
By Laura Berndt The Pepin-Alma (P-A) Eagles have earned another win against Plum City, but also endured a loss to Boyceville last week. First, the Eagles took on Boyceville on Tuesday, April 18, at...
McCormick Kannel pitches for the Blue Devils last week. Laura Berndt photo
By Laura Berndt The Plum City baseball team recently lost two games, and is hoping to earn another win during a busy week. Last Thursday, April 20, the Blue Devils took on the Spring Valley...
Above, from left to right in the front row, are Kay Sievwright, Matt Juliet, and Mitch Auld. In the second row are Brenda Jiskra, and Roy and Ronda Elsenpeter. Cabrina Grundseth is not pictured.  Laura Berndt photo
By Laura Berndt During the 78th annual Wisconsin Association of Meat Processors (WAMP) convention, The Durand Smokehouse, LLC, earned multiple awards. The Durand Smokehouse received the 2017 WAMP...
Above are Scott Stori, employee Jacky Chilson, and Pam Stori at the Panther Drive In in Durand. Laura Berndt photo
By Laura Berndt This year, the Panther Drive-In has reached another milestone, and is celebrating decades of business. The local business opened for the season on April 7. Pam and Scott Stori (...
Above is the Durand golf team. From left to right in the front row are Kaelyn Tappe, Gavin Tappe,  Dylan Bauer,  Andrew Morris, Alex Radle,  Connor Tappe, and Ryan Bauer. In the second row are Coach John Pollock, Julia Hayden, Drew Bryan, Gavin Polzer, Carter Ward, TJ Tulip, Mason Stangret, and Coach Paul Churness.  Michael’s Portrait Design photo
By Laura Berndt The Durand golf team’s season is underway and, already, head coach Paul Churness said that the team has made significant improvements. Last year, Durand finished third in the Dunn-St...
From left to right, in the front row, are Jordan Fluekiger, Austin Fetzer, Dylan Fetzer, and Wyatt Johnson. In the second row are Cole Herold, Jeffrey Peterson, Ryan Mikelson, Andrew Brevik, and coach Dan Noll. Caleb Ritscher and Payton Torrez are not pictured. Laura Berndt photo
By Laura Berndt Eagles’ head golf coach Dan Noll says that this year’s team is young, and that he looks forward to watching the team members develop their skills and improve. This year’s team, said...

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