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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Western Wisconsin saw severe weather last Wednesday evening. Above are storm clouds near Nelson last Wednesday, around 7 p.m. Laura Berndt photo
By Laura Berndt Last Wednesday evening, severe weather descended on the Durand area once again. The storm system moved into the Pepin County area around 5 p.m., bringing heavy rain and hail. Due to...
Pepin High School friends Hope Bander (left), and Kate Gadient (right) prepare to sand their auto panels, while instructor Terry Taylor looks on at the Auto Collision – for Girls camp at CVTC June 23. The camp introduced the girls to the non-traditional occupation of auto body repair. Submitted photo
Submitted article Leann Rafferty has dreams of her artwork decorating the bodies of hot cars and vans, but realizes she first has to learn more about repairing and finishing the bodies of motor...
Todd Krause, a Warning Coordination Meteorologist with the National Weather Service visited Durand and Pepin, and hosted storm spotter training sessions last Tuesday. Laura Berndt photo
By Laura Berndt Last Tuesday, June 20, Todd Krause, a Warning Coordination Meteorologist with the National Weather Service (NWS), visited both Durand and Pepin, and hosted storm spotter training...
Bill and Pam Ingram, Durand area residents, spent this past weekend riding with Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker on his annual motorcycle ride. Submitted photo
Durand area residents Bill and Pam Ingram spent the weekend riding with Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker on his annual motorcycle ride. The ride started just outside Madison on Saturday morning, and...
Many citizens attended a meeting about the plan, held in Nelson earlier this summer. Michael Flicek file photo
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, St. Paul District, is extending the public comment period for its draft Environmental Assessment for its Lower Pool 4 dredged material management plan until July 14...
The Durand Municipal Service is seeking EMTs and first responders to join the Ambulance Service. Laura Berndt file photo
By Laura Berndt The Durand Municipal Ambulance Service is dedicated to providing help and assistance to people in need. That’s why they’re seeking additional Emergency Medical Technicians (EMTs) and...
Travis Brantner, of Durand, donated blood during last Monday’s blood drive at the Durand Masonic Community Center. Laura Berndt photo
By Laura Berndt Last Monday, June 12, brought humidity and rain to the Durand area. The weather, however, didn’t stop local citizens from participating in the community American Red Cross blood...
Chasing Mabel will perform on Wednesday, June 28, for the first Music in the Park event of the summer. Submitted photo
On June 28, pack up the family, bring your lawn chairs, and enjoy an evening of family fun and great entertainment with friends, at the historic Band Shell in Durand’s Memorial Park (located at Wells...
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...
Amber Radatz, co-director of UW Discovery Farms, speaks about farmer-led councils, and grant funding opportunities, at the Pepin County Water Resources meeting. Laura Berndt photo
By Laura Berndt Last Thursday, June 8, a Pepin County Water Resources meeting took place at the Pepin County Government Center. During the meeting, those in attendance discussed potential...

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