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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Fresh-cut Christmas trees stand ready for selection at Chippewa Valley Evergreens in Durand. The trees have been given time, care, and maintenance to become the perfect tree to trim for Christmas.
Years ago, one local tree seller said the tree of choice for Chirstmas was a spruce. "They lost their needles quick," said Sharon Bauer, owner of Chippewa Valley Evergreens. "We'd be playing in the...
In a special meeting held Monday, December 1, the Durand City Council adopted the tax levy. City Administrator Josh Eggleston reported he got questions answered about missing information on the...
An altercation between hunters led to the arrest of a Pepin man, and injuries to a Hmong man. Pepin County Chief Deputy Greg Balow confirmed that on November 5, 64-year-old Sao Lue Vang, of...
Members of the Riverview Quilters gather around a quilt and discuss the project at this week's meeting at the Riverview Community Center. The group meets Mondays at 1 p.m. to discuss, work, and share ideas. Here, members look at Jackie Schaal's quilt.
A local group of quilters is nearing its third year of meeting in Durand, and many have come a long way since the first gathering. Myrna McRoberts, of Eau Galle, was approached and asked if she...
Ava, 5, and Ellie, 10, Brenner, daughters of Will and Stacie, are set to compete in the eleventh annual Eau Claire Children's Theatre Starquest competition finals in Eau Claire on Saturday evening.
Two local sisters will be taking the stage on Saturday in the Eau Claire Children's Theatre's 11th annual Starquest competition finals at The Oxford. Ellie Brenner, a 10-year-old fifth-grader at...
Pepin Elementary School Principal Lydia Gnos accepted recognition from Deputy State Superintendent Mike Thompson October 13 for Pepin being named a Wisconsin Title I School of Recognition.
MADISON — State Superintendent Tony Evers offered congratulations to Pepin Elementary School for being among 173 schools in the state that received Wisconsin Title I School of Recognition honors for...
The Arkansaw Fur, Fish, and Game Club recently purchased the old store in Arkansaw to open it up for clubs and rental. Pictured are officers of the club. Back: Jason Unser-Vice President, Chad Mose-Board Member. Front: Mary Jo Pittman-treasurer, Curt Chilson-Board Member, Jon Kelton-President.
The Arkansaw Fur, Fish, and Game Club began talking about finding a better place to have its meetings back in June. "We had a meeting with all the members to discuss purchasing the old store in...
Nugget Lake County Park in Pierce County was placed under an interim plan to guide the management of forest resources in the park. The interim plans will guide forest management on the property...
Sheriff's deputy Joel Wener is the Republican candidate for Pepin County Sheriff on the November 4 ballot.
Less than two weeks remain for Pepin County Sheriff candidates Kevin Glander and Joel Wener to campaign for the election. The following is a series of questions the candidates were asked to answer...
In a regular meeting held October 8, the Durand City Council approved the resignation of City Police Officer Rachel Obiden. City Engineer Russ Kiviniemi updated the Council on the Washington, Ninth...

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