The Durand Smokehouse recently earned two awards at the American Cured Meat Championships in Lexington, Kentucky. Above, from left to right in the front row, are Matt Juliet, Cabrina Grundseth, Mitch Auld, and Kay Sievwright. In the second row are Roy Elsenpeter, Ronda Elsenpeter, and Brenda Jiskra. Laura Berndt photo
By Laura Berndt The Durand Smokehouse recently attended the American Cured Meat Championships in Lexington, Kentucky. Although they were up against many strong competitors, the local business...
The Durand Smokehouse recently earned two awards at the American Cured Meat Championships in Lexington, Kentucky. Above, from left to right in the front row, are Matt Juliet, Cabrina Grundseth, Mitch Auld, and Kay Sievwright. In the second row are Roy Elsenpeter, Ronda Elsenpeter, and Brenda Jiskra. Laura Berndt photo
The Mark Cameron Band performs during the 2016 Blues on the Chippewa event, held in Durand’s Memorial Park. Laura Berndt file photo
By Laura Berndt Each year, Blues fans and community members pay a visit to Durand’s Memorial Park for the annual Blues on the Chippewa music festival. This year marks the tenth year of the event....
The Mark Cameron Band performs during the 2016 Blues on the Chippewa event, held in Durand’s Memorial Park. Laura Berndt file photo
Emergency personnel, and staff members from Pepin Health and Rehab, work together to evacuate “residents” from the facility during a training exercise held last Wednesday evening. Laura Berndt photo
By Laura Berndt Last Wednesday, July 12, staff at Pepin Health and Rehab, with assistance from several area agencies, held an emergency evacuation drill. During the mock incident, people portraying...
Emergency personnel, and staff members from Pepin Health and Rehab, work together to evacuate “residents” from the facility during a training exercise held last Wednesday evening. Laura Berndt photo
Drew Seifert, of the Chippewa 4-H Club, participates in last year’s Livestock Show at the Pepin County Fair. The 140th Pepin County Fair is scheduled for Friday, July 21, through Sunday, July 23. Laura Berndt file photo
By Laura Berndt The 2017 Pepin County Fair starts next Friday, July 21, and there’s something for everyone to enjoy at this year’s Fair. The Fair runs July 21 through July 23. Fair Association Chair...
Drew Seifert, of the Chippewa 4-H Club, participates in last year’s Livestock Show at the Pepin County Fair. The 140th Pepin County Fair is scheduled for Friday, July 21, through Sunday, July 23. Laura Berndt file photo
Youth watch the 2016 Duck Race during last year’s Arkansaw Creek Park Days. This year, Arkansaw Creek Park Days is July 7 and 8.  Laura Berndt file photo
By Laura Berndt Arkansaw Fur, Fish & Game will host the 39th annual Arkansaw Creek Park Days on Friday, July 7, and Saturday, July 8. The fun begins on Friday, with food in the Community Center,...
Youth watch the 2016 Duck Race during last year’s Arkansaw Creek Park Days. This year, Arkansaw Creek Park Days is July 7 and 8.  Laura Berndt file photo
The Durand Smokehouse recently earned two awards at the American Cured Meat Championships in Lexington, Kentucky. Above, from left to right in the front row, are Matt Juliet, Cabrina Grundseth, Mitch Auld, and Kay Sievwright. In the second row are Roy Elsenpeter, Ronda Elsenpeter, and Brenda Jiskra. Laura Berndt photo
The Mark Cameron Band performs during the 2016 Blues on the Chippewa event, held in Durand’s Memorial Park. Laura Berndt file photo
Emergency personnel, and staff members from Pepin Health and Rehab, work together to evacuate “residents” from the facility during a training exercise held last Wednesday evening. Laura Berndt photo
Drew Seifert, of the Chippewa 4-H Club, participates in last year’s Livestock Show at the Pepin County Fair. The 140th Pepin County Fair is scheduled for Friday, July 21, through Sunday, July 23. Laura Berndt file photo
Youth watch the 2016 Duck Race during last year’s Arkansaw Creek Park Days. This year, Arkansaw Creek Park Days is July 7 and 8.  Laura Berndt file photo

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Parker Schneider earned first place in the 1500 meter run. Submitted photo
By Laura Berndt On Saturday, June 17, several athletes from the Durand-Arkansaw School District competed in the 2017 Badger State Games, held at Veterans Memorial Field Sports Complex’s Roger...
Trap team members shoot at the end of season Team Fun Night. Submitted photo
By Laura Berndt The Durand trap team wrapped up their 2017 season with an end-of-season Team Fun Night and awards presentation at the Durand Rod and Gun Club on Wednesday, May 31. This year’s team...
From left to right in the front row are Josh Biesterveld, Chase Brunkow, William Berger, Reid Hansen, Bret Schlosser, Christian O’Keefe, Preston Milliren, and Kadin O’Keefe. In the second row are Head Coach Tony Hansen, Nathan Hurlburt, Tyler Kilboten, Isaiah Whitwam, Riley Radle, Dustin Paje, Brett Pelke, and Assistant Coach Scott Serum. Laura Berndt photo
The Durand baseball won its third straight WIAA Regional Championship last week. The team was down 8-4 going into the bottom of the sixth, but rallied for a 9-8 win in the bottom of the seventh to...
Caiden Haake competed in both the shot put and discus events at state. He earned first in discus, and set a new state Division 3 state meet record. He also took  seventh in shot put. Brian Sheridan photo
By Laura Berndt On Friday, June 2, and Saturday, June 3, three members of the Alma-Pepin (A-P) track and field team took part in the state competition. A-P’s Laura Brevick competed in the girls’ 3200...
Brett Ingli finished 10th in the final round of competition at state in the 400 meter dash. Derrick Wolf photo
By Laura Berndt Three members of the Durand track and field team attended the state competition on Friday, June 2, and Saturday, June 3. Sophomore Brett Ingli competed in the Division 2 boys’ 400...
Above are Drew Bryan and TJ Tulip at the Division 3 Boys’ Sectional competition in Cadott. Submitted photo
On May 31, Durand golf team members finished their season at the WIAA Division 3 Boys Golf Sectional competition in Cadott. First, however, the team competed at the WIAA division 3 Boys Golf...
Brett Ingli (400 meter dash), Karter Kurth (100 meter dash), and Brooke Polzer (long jump)have earned spots at the state track and field competition. Laura Berndt photo
By Laura Berndt Members of the Durand track and field team are state-bound following last Thursday’s track and field sectional competition at Medford High School. Karter Kurth took first place in...
Above are Alma-Pepin track and field team members who earned a place at the State competition. From left to right are Laura Brevick (a sophomore competing in the 3200 meter run), Caiden Haake(a senior competing in the shot put and defending his Division III discus title from last year), and Brilyn Brecka (a junior competing in the shot put and discus. This is her third consecutive year competing in the sate discus event.) Submitted photo
By Laura Berndt Three Alma-Pepin (A-P) track and field athletes have earned spots at the state competition, following the WIAA Division 3 Sectional Championship Meet at Bangor High School on Thursday...
Above, from left to right, are Elmwood/Plum City’s Josie Tiffany, Kylee Sabelko, Emily Pickerign, Katie Feuker, and Kassye Todd, who are state-bound. Submitted photo
By Laura Berndt Following the WIAA Division 3 Sectional, held at Colfax High School on May 25, five members of the Elmwood/Plum City (E-PC) track and field team are headed to state. State-bound...
Durand golfers earned All-Conference honors, including (from left to right) Carter Ward (Second Team All-Conference), TJ Tulip (First Team All-Conference), and Drew Bryan (Second Team All-Conference.)  Submitted photo
By Laura Berndt On Tuesday, May 16, the Durand golf team competed in the 18-hole Dunn-St. Croix Conference tournament, held in Glenwood City at Glen Hills Golf Course. Despite two rain delays, the...

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