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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A report of vandalism at the Pepin County Fairgrounds was filed on Saturday, March 7. It was discovered that a vehicle had been driven through some fencing on the grounds multiple times, damaging posts and fence panels, likely within the last week. The Pepin County Sheriff's Department is seeking information on the vandalism.
A report of vandalism at the Pepin County Fairgrounds was filed on Saturday, March 7. It was discovered that a vehicle had been driven through some fencing on the grounds multiple times, damaging...
New scams are constantly surfacing, and the Durand Police Department is warning residents of these scams, and offering tips to protect yourself and your money. "One of the more common scams we're...
Students in Bill Rieger's welding class took first place at Chippewa Valley Technical College for their creation last week, and were awarded a new welder (pictured) as first prize.
Just last year, students in Bill Rieger's tech-ed class took third place internationally with their ehtanol car that got 954 miles per gallon. This year, more students have gained recognition for...
Recognized each year, March is National Nutrition Month, and this year's theme is "Bite into a healthy lifestyle." The United States Department of Agriculture recommends making half of your plate...
Wayne and Diane Gelhar, owners of Gelly's Pub & Eatery in Stockholm, are again hosting the Swedish town's 10th annual Irish festivities on Saturday in honor of St. Patrick's Day. The event includes live music, Irish food, and a parade.
Gelly's Pub & Eatery in Stockholm has played host to a St. Patrick's Day parade for many years. In its 11th year of business, the Gelhar's are once again hosting the event this Saturday, which...
Wayne Donald Rundquist age 83 of Stockholm passed away peacefully with his family by his side on Saturday, March 7, 2015 at St. Mary’s Hospital in Rochester, MN. He was born the son of Waldemar and...
Ardis Elaine Warren, 71, of Holmen, lost her battle with caner Friday, March 6, 2015. She passed away peacefully at her home surrounded by her family. She was born in Plum City, Wisconsin on...
Laverne H. “Sonny” White age 91 of Plum City died Saturday March 7, 2015 at the Plum City Care Center in Plum City. Laverne was born July 18, 1923 on the family farm in rural Maiden Rock. He was...
Frances R. Kirst age 87 of Durand, formerly of Cedarburg, died Saturday March 7, 2015 at The Neighbors of Dunn County in Menomonie. Frances was born May 12, 1927 in Milwaukee. She was the daughter...
Marjorie Mae Lundberg (88) of Pepin, WI died March 3, 2015 at Pepin Health & Rehab. She was born February 13, 1927 in Jamaica New York (part of New York City); the oldest of four daughters to...

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