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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Hannah Bellerive is up to bat. Heidi Stewart photo
By Laura Berndt The Pepin-Alma (P-A) Eagles took on Colfax during an away match-up on Thursday, April 27, and earned a solid win. That afternoon, P-A dominated the home team 19-5. The Eagles had 19...
 The Plum City School District has been working diligently since November 8, 2016, when district taxpayers approved two referendum questions. Courier-Wedge file photo
Submitted article The Plum City School District has been working diligently since November 8, 2016, when district taxpayers approved two referendum questions. One question approved increasing the...
Durand-Arkansaw School District's Board of Education Board members Tammy Hoyt and Bill Yingst, who have each been re-elected for a new three-year term on the Board, recite the oath last Wednesday evening. Pictured on the right is Board Clerk Becky Richardson. Laura Berndt photo
By Laura Berndt Last Wednesday, April 19, the Durand-Arkansaw School District’s Board of Education met. During the meeting, recently elected Board members took their oath, and the Board later agreed...
Perkz Café LLC owners Josette and Travis Perkovich look forward to serving guests home-style meals in a family-friendly setting.  Laura Berndt photo
By Laura Berndt Perkz Café LLC owners Josette and Travis Perkovich are looking forward to offering a welcoming and family-friendly dining atmosphere at their new restaurant in Durand. Perkz Café...
Durand High School students Hannah Prissel and Emily Annis were selected as Wisconsin Ambassadors of Music, a prestigious honor through Voyageurs International, Ltd. Laura Berndt photo
By Laura Berndt Durand High School students Hannah Prissel and Emily Annis were selected as Wisconsin Ambassadors of Music, a prestigious honor through Voyageurs International, Ltd. As Music...
Josh Biesterveld watches a high-flying ball during the game against Mondovi. Beth Kraft, Mondovi Herald Editor, photo
The Durand baseball team had a busy week. On Tuesday after Easter Monday, Durand traveled to Elk Mound to visit Conference co-favorite Elk Mound. The Panthers lost a 2-1 heartbreaker, as Elk Mound...
Ben Mueller keeps an eye on the Boyceville runner last week. Heidi Stewart photo
By Laura Berndt The Pepin-Alma (P-A) Eagles have earned another win against Plum City, but also endured a loss to Boyceville last week. First, the Eagles took on Boyceville on Tuesday, April 18, at...
McCormick Kannel pitches for the Blue Devils last week. Laura Berndt photo
By Laura Berndt The Plum City baseball team recently lost two games, and is hoping to earn another win during a busy week. Last Thursday, April 20, the Blue Devils took on the Spring Valley...
Above, from left to right in the front row, are Kay Sievwright, Matt Juliet, and Mitch Auld. In the second row are Brenda Jiskra, and Roy and Ronda Elsenpeter. Cabrina Grundseth is not pictured.  Laura Berndt photo
By Laura Berndt During the 78th annual Wisconsin Association of Meat Processors (WAMP) convention, The Durand Smokehouse, LLC, earned multiple awards. The Durand Smokehouse received the 2017 WAMP...
Above are Scott Stori, employee Jacky Chilson, and Pam Stori at the Panther Drive In in Durand. Laura Berndt photo
By Laura Berndt This year, the Panther Drive-In has reached another milestone, and is celebrating decades of business. The local business opened for the season on April 7. Pam and Scott Stori (...

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