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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Norma Mae King (93) of Durand, WI died Wednesday, January 10, 2018 at the American Lutheran Home in Mondovi. She was born December 31, 1924 in Arkansaw, WI; daughter of Paul and Minnie (Oberding)...
Darlene M. Sobottka, age 84 of Eau Galle, died Wednesday, January 10, 2018 at Mayo Clinic Health Systems-Eau Claire, with her family by her side after a courageous two year battle with cancer....
Rose M. “Tootie” Unser, age 89 of Plum City, died Tuesday, January 9, 2018 at the Plum City Care Center in Plum City with her family by her side. Tootie was born on December 31, 1928 in Plum City....
Jean Andrewena (Percy) Scott, 99, passed away on Thursday January 4, 2018, at American Lutheran Home in Mondovi, WI. Jean was born to J. Arthur and Ida Dorchester Percy on August 19, 1918 in Durand...
Caroline M.Scott age 80 of Durand died Sunday January 7, 2018 at Mayo Clinic Health System in Eau Claire. Caroline was born July 17, 1937 in the Township of Dresbach, Winona County, MN. She was the...
David Arthur Catura, 74, of Plum City, Wisconsin, died Wednesday, January 3, 2018, at his daughter’s home in Hastings. He was born August 21, 1943 in Plum City, to Lyle and Bernice (Rice) Catura....
Allan Richard Seipel, age 77, of Nelson Wisconsin passed away December 23rd. Born in Eau Galle March 16th 1940, son of Richard and Beulah Seipel. Survived by brothers Kenneth (Karen), Lorin, and Gary...
Roland D. Giese, age 82 of Eau Claire, Wisconsin passed away Tuesday, December 26, 2017 at HSHS Sacred Heart Hospital in Eau Claire. He was born June 1, 1935 to Donald and Wilma (Glasspoole) Giese...
Stanley J. Jesse “Shorty”, age 70 of Durand, died Sunday, December 31, 2017 at the American Lutheran Home in Mondovi with his family by his side. Stan was born on January 21, 1947 in Menomonie. He...
Keith Leonard Reichenbach, age 86, of Eau Claire, died on December 23, 2017, at Chippewa Valley Hospital, Durand. Keith was born on March 19, 1931, in Black River Falls, to Raymond and Bessie (Bibby...

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