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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Ben Mueller and Caiden Haake go for a rebound against Melrose-Mindoro January 30. The Eagles took a 74-69 win.
The Alma-Pepin Eagles boys basketball team picked up two wins last week, starting with a 79-58 victory at Augusta. The Eagles fell behind in the first quarter, 14-11, but shifted into high gear in...
William Berger drives the ball past an Amery defender January 30. The Panthers fell 53-39 at home.
The Durand Panthers boys basketball team took two losses last week, beginning with a 70-60 fall at Regis January 27. The Panthers played hard in the first quarter, overtaking Regis 15-14. Regis...
The Durand Panthers girls basketball team picked up its fourteenth and fifteenth victories last week, starting with a 64-43 Middle Border Conference win over New Richmond January 27. The Panthers...
Rhiannon Kernstock prepares to go for a layup against Alma-Pepin in Plum City February 2. EPC took a 65-36 victory over the Eagles.
The Elmwood-Plum City Wolves girls basketball team has been on a rough stretch of games, and took a 36-19 loss to Mondovi January 27. The Wolves had the lead after the first quarter, 7-3, but...
The Elmwood-Plum City boys basketball team took its fourth-straight single-point victory January 29 at Frederic over the Vikings. “We’ve been winning some very close ones,” said EPC head coach...
The Pepin Police Department put its new 2015 Ford Police Interceptor cruiser into service two weeks ago. The vehicle is replacing a 2007 Ford car.
The Pepin Police Department put a new cruiser into service in late January. The Department purchased the 2015 Ford Police Interceptor as a budgeted item, and was able to pay for all of the needed...
In a regular meeting held January 26, the Pepin Area Schools Board of Education heard a report that the Alma and Pepin volleyball teams will co-op next season. Minutes from the December 15 regular...
Though swimming outside is likely far from many peoples' thoughts this time of year, a special committee comprised of community members and City of Durand representatives is discussing options for...
Durand Panther Morganne Gruber became the 10th player in school history to reach 1,000 career points on January 6. Averaging over 19 points per game, Gruber said she couldn't have reached the goal without her team.
Durand senior Morganne Gruber became the tenth Panther in school history to achieve scoring 1,000 career points on January 6 in a game against Osceola. Gruber, number 30 on the team, is the...
Faith Lutheran Church in Durand has been selected as the new senior meal site, effective April 1. Located at 1032 Prissel Street, the church basement offers plenty of space, fitting accomodations, and good parking for the meals.
Effective April 1, Faith Lutheran Church in Durand will be the location of the senior meal site, replacing the Riverview Community Center after budgetary restrictions required a change. Pepin...

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