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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The Durand School District is working with adult volunteers to help reduce property taxes, while exposing students to positive adult role models. Superintendent Greg Doverspike said the Senior Tax...
In a regular meeting held February 18, the Durand Board of Education discussed cuts should the April referendum be voted down. The consent agenda, including the agenda, minutes of the January 14...
An arraignment was held Monday morning in the case of the State of Wisconsin vs. Kevin Elberg. Judge Gary Schlosstein oversaw the hearing as a reserve judge. District Attorney Jon Seifert appeared...
Crockett & Boxy's Antique Attic is now open on the third floor of Toni's Interiors. Owned by Sandi and Richard Anderson, the antique store was named for the couples' favorite items, crocks and boxes.
Durand residents and visitors alike can now get their antique fix down town, on the third floor of Toni's Interiors. Sandi and Richard Anderson opened Crockett & Boxy's Antique Attic early in...
Following a 39-28 victory over Prescott on Friday evening, the Durand girls basketball team was named the 2014-15 Middle Border Conference Champions, with a 13-0 conference record.
Following a 39-28 victory over Prescott on Friday evening, the Durand girls basketball team was named the 2014-15 Middle Border Conference Champions, with a 13-0 conference record.
One question the district has gotten frequently related to both referendums is why do we need to move to one elementary school. The simple answer is one elementary school greatly increases our...
Todd Stittleburg, from Antler King, spoke at a seminar at the Durand Rod and Gun Club February 11, hosted by Countryside Cooperative. Jason Karshbaum, seed warehouse manager at Countryside Cooperative, organized the event.
Countryside Cooperative hosted an educational seminar February 11, highlighting the importance of year-round nutrition for deer. Todd Stittleburg, founder of Antler King, started the company about...
The Pepin County Health Department is offering free radon test kits to Pepin County residents until February 27. The test is quick and simple, with a 10-minute set-up and pick-up by someone from the Health Department. The test simply sits in the lowest level of the home for 48 hours and is then sent to the State lab to determine radon levels in the home.
With February being named National Cancer Prevention Month, and January having been National Radon Action Month, the Pepin County Health Department has aligned with the United States Environmental...
Virgie Evelyn Seifert (95) of Pepin went to be with her Lord on February 20, 2015 at Pepin Health and Rehab in Pepin, WI. She was born November 8, 1919 in Pepin Township the daughter of the Late...
Joyce J. Herbison, age 87 of Plum City, died Tuesday, February 17, 2015 at the Plum City Care Center in Plum City. Joyce was born on February 8, 1928 in the Town of Union, rural Plum City on the...

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