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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In a meeting held November 12, the Pepin County Board of Supervisors heard the proposed 2015 budget. Minutes of the October 15 meeting were approved. Finance Director Pam DeWitt reported that...
Sarah Bauer's kitchen was included in the decorations this year.
The Durand Improvement Group again organized a Christmas Walk as a part of the Dazzle Day activities on Saturday, November 29. Three homes will be featured on this year's Christmas Walk, including...
The Pepin-Alma Eagles finished their season 13-1 with a loss at State November 20 to Owen-Withee, 17-12. The Eagles brought home the silver trophy for Division 7.
After a 13-game winning streak, the Pepin-Alma Eagles fell to Owen-Withee at Camp Randall November 20, 17-12, to take second place in the State in Division 7. The Eagles found themselves in an...
In a regular meeting held November 24, the Durand City Council adopted the 2015 budget. City Engineer Russ Kiviniemi reported they are closer to finalizing quantities for the Washington, Ninth, and...
The Pepin County Board of Supervisors adopted the proposed 2015 budget at a regular meeting November 12, and finance director Pamela DeWitt said she's impressed by the efforts of the department...
Wayne and Pat Miller are the 2014 Dazzle Day parade grand marshals. Dazzle Day is set for Saturday, November 29, with a day of entertainment, sales, and activities. The Dazzle Day parade will begin at 6 p.m.
The Durand Improvement Group has named Wayne and Pat Miller as its 2014 Durand Dazzle Day grand marshals. Wayne, who grew up in Alma, and Pat, who grew up near Plum City, have been married for 43...
 The Durand volleyball team is once again planning a fundraiser game to benefit a local family.Taylynn Richardson, daughter of Matt and Josie Richardson, was diagnosed with Spina Bifida when Josie...
A small dedication ceremony was held for the carved rock sculpture near the river in Durand on August 26. Julie Dierauer completed the work as part of a project led by Imagination Nation and funded by the City of Durand.
  As part of a project led by Imagination Nation, and commissioned by the City of Durand, local artist Julie Dierauer recently completed work on the “Dialogue With the Wind” stone carving that rests...
The Widespot in Stockholm is bringing back Mu Daiko, a Japanese drumming performance September 6. Pictured is a Mu Daiko performance from the Cowles Center in 2013.
  The Widespot Performing Arts Center is welcoming back Mu Daiko—a Twin Cities-based Japanese taiko drumming ensemble—September 6 at 7 p.m. Taiko means "big drum" in Japanese. Widespot...
In its second year, the Stockholm Farmer's Market offers fresh, local goods to consumers. The market sets up on Friday evenings in the alley behind Sandy's Clothing and Gifts to coincide with the Stockholm Merchants' Market Friday events.
  The Stockholm Farmer's Market provides a way for consumers to learn about their food and where it comes from. In its second year, the Stockholm Farmer's Market was started by Jennifer Lindahl. The...

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