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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Loretta A. Seifert Loretta Ardell Seifert (82) of Pepin, WI passed away Friday, January 2, 2015 at St. Mary’s Hospital in Rochester, MN. She was born September 28, 1932 in Rock Elm, WI; daughter of...
Mavis Sargent Mavis J. ‘Mae’ Sargent, age 89, of Wabasha, died Tuesday, December 30, 2014 at St. Elizabeth’s Health Care Center in Wabasha. She was born June 21, 1925 in Blue Earth, MN. She was...
Built in 1983, the Oakview Care Center in Durand will close its doors on or around March 31. The care center was previously located in what is now the Pepin County Government Center. When built, the...
Chippewa Valley Hospital has announced the Oakview Care Center in Durand will be closing March 31, 2015. No further information is available at this time. The story will be updated as information is...
Jean M. (O’Keefe) Stuart Jean M. (O’Keefe) Stuart, age 67 of Arkansaw, died Monday, December 29, 2014 at Fireside Manor at Neighbors of Dunn County in Menomonie. Jean was born on September 25, 1947...
Robert Henry Zich Robert Henry Zich, age 68, of Maiden Rock, WI, died Saturday, December 27, 2014 at his home following a courageous battle against cancer. Bob was born in Eau Claire, WI on...
Norman A. “Corky” Weiss Norman A. “Corky” Weiss age 88 of Durand, died Wednesday, December 24, 2014 at the Oakview Care Center in Durand. Corky was born on July 17, 1926 in Durand. He was the son...
Jenna O’Donahue Jenna O’Donahue, age 30, passed away peacefully on December 22, 2014 at St. Marys Hospital in Rochester, MN. She was born March 5, 1984 at Sacred Heart Hospital in Eau Claire, WI, to...
Bernadine J. Radle Bernadine Julianna Radle, age 83 of Arkansaw, died Friday, December 26, 2014 surrounded by family. Bernadine was born on February 3, 1931 of Austrian heritage in the Town of...
Joyce Ann Compton (76) of Ellsworth, WI died Wednesday, December 10, 2014 of a heart attack at United Hospital in St. Paul, MN. She was born April 24, 1938 in Pepin, WI; daughter of Theodore &...

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