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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Above, from left to right, are state Solo & Ensemble participants Ellie Brenner, Alyssa Meixner, and Brendin Larson. Emily Annis is not pictured. Laura Berndt photo
By Laura Berndt Last month, Durand High School students attended the state Solo and Ensemble Competition, and Brendin Larson even earned a “Best in Site” Award, a high distinction for Solo &...
This year’s Pepin County Town & Country Breakfast will take place at the Schuh farm, in Albany Township. Above is Larry Schuh with his family. Submitted photo
By Laura Berndt The 29th annual Pepin County Town & Country Breakfast is scheduled for Saturday, June 10 from 7 to 11 a.m. This year’s event will be hosted by Larry Schuh. The farm is located in...
Brett Ingli (400 meter dash), Karter Kurth (100 meter dash), and Brooke Polzer (long jump)have earned spots at the state track and field competition. Laura Berndt photo
By Laura Berndt Members of the Durand track and field team are state-bound following last Thursday’s track and field sectional competition at Medford High School. Karter Kurth took first place in...
Above are Alma-Pepin track and field team members who earned a place at the State competition. From left to right are Laura Brevick (a sophomore competing in the 3200 meter run), Caiden Haake(a senior competing in the shot put and defending his Division III discus title from last year), and Brilyn Brecka (a junior competing in the shot put and discus. This is her third consecutive year competing in the sate discus event.) Submitted photo
By Laura Berndt Three Alma-Pepin (A-P) track and field athletes have earned spots at the state competition, following the WIAA Division 3 Sectional Championship Meet at Bangor High School on Thursday...
Above, from left to right, are Elmwood/Plum City’s Josie Tiffany, Kylee Sabelko, Emily Pickerign, Katie Feuker, and Kassye Todd, who are state-bound. Submitted photo
By Laura Berndt Following the WIAA Division 3 Sectional, held at Colfax High School on May 25, five members of the Elmwood/Plum City (E-PC) track and field team are headed to state. State-bound...
Guests line up for the chicken dinner meal at the Fire Hall on Saturday.  Laura Berndt photo
By Laura Berndt On Saturday, May 20, the community came together to support the Durand Fire Department during their annual fundraiser, held at the Fire Hall. Despite heavy rain, the event saw a good...
Brian Winnekins, of WRDN Radio, presents Middle/High School Principal Bill Clouse with the Wisconsin Broadcasters Award for Best Public Service Announcement during last Wednesday’s meeting. The Award is for a 2016 campaign for “Parents Who Host Lose the Most,” created by WRDN and the Durand High School Media class. Laura Berndt photo
By Laura Berndt Last Wednesday, May 17, the Durand-Arkansaw School District’s Board of Education met, and approved 2018 staff contracts. In addition, the Board learned about a few recent...
Durand golfers earned All-Conference honors, including (from left to right) Carter Ward (Second Team All-Conference), TJ Tulip (First Team All-Conference), and Drew Bryan (Second Team All-Conference.)  Submitted photo
By Laura Berndt On Tuesday, May 16, the Durand golf team competed in the 18-hole Dunn-St. Croix Conference tournament, held in Glenwood City at Glen Hills Golf Course. Despite two rain delays, the...
Samantha Steele, from the Nelson/Urne area, donated blood in Pepin last Tuesday. Laura Berndt photo
By Laura Berndt Last Tuesday, May 9, the Pepin Lions Club sponsored an American Red Cross blood drive at the Pepin Sportsman’s Club. This drive saw an excellent turnout, including many pre-...
Andrea McRoberts and Will Berger are Durand High School’s two top recipients of the local 2016-17 WIAA Scholar Athlete Award. Laura Berndt photo
Andrea McRoberts and Will Berger are Durand High School’s two top recipients of the local 2016-17 Wisconsin Interscholastic Athletic Association (WIAA) Scholar Athlete Award. The WIAA Scholar Athlete...

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