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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Adah H. Hooker, age 96 of Durand, died Wednesday, January 28, 2015 at the Pepin Health and Rehab Center in Pepin with her family by her side. Adah was born on February 19, 1918 in Pepin. She was the...
Gary Martin Castleberg, age 66, passed from this life on January 28, 2015, after a long battle with cancer. Gary was from Nelson, Wisconsin, but at the time of death was residing in Dallas, Texas....
Jo Ann M. Hamshire, age 75, of Eau Claire, died Sunday, January 25, 2015 at Syverson Lutheran Home, in Eau Claire WI. Jo Ann was born in Brule, Wisconsin on April 4th, 1939 to George and Florence (...
Leslie Robert Long, 86, of Red Wing, formerly of Elmwood, Wis. died Saturday January 24, 2015 at the Red Wing Health Center. He was born January 15, 1929 in Des Moines, Iowa to Earl and Vera (née...
Marie A. (Herrmann) Tomashek, age 97 of Altoona formerly of Rock Falls passed away Sunday evening, January 18, 2015 at Oakwood Villa in Altoona. She was born in Eau Claire, WI on August 10, 1917 to...
Karen Louise Murray Broadhead, born September 24, 1945, took her journey from this realm on January 24, 2015, after a courageous and determined battle with cancer. A daughter to Leo Edward and Edna...
Lloyd George Weinzirl (82) of Eau Galle died Sunday, January 25, 2015 at Mayo Health Systems in Eau Claire, WI. He was born June 16, 1932 at the family farm in Eau Galle; son of George & Alice (...
Orpha J. Baier, age 64 of Eau Galle, died Thursday, January 22, 2015 at her home in Eau Galle with her family by her side after a courageous battle with brain cancer. Orpha was born on February 3,...
Jake Dunbar dishes out a pass against Baldwin-Woodville in Durand January 20. The Panthers fell 55-50, but won 48-40 over Somerset January 23.
The Durand Panther boys basketball team broke its streak with a 48-40 win over Somerset January 23, but the win followed a 55-50 loss to Baldwin-Woodville January 20. The Panthers hosted Baldwin-...

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