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 is the Durand golf team. From left to right in the front row are Kaelyn Tappe, Gavin Tappe,  Dylan Bauer,  Andrew Morris, Alex Radle,  Connor Tappe, and Ryan Bauer. In the second row are Coach John Pollock, Julia Hayden, Drew Bryan, Gavin Polzer, Carter Ward, TJ Tulip, Mason Stangret, and Coach Paul Churness.  Michael’s Portrait Design photo
By Laura Berndt The Durand golf team’s season is underway and, already, head coach Paul Churness said that the team has made significant improvements. Last year, Durand finished third in the Dunn-St...
From left to right, in the front row, are Jordan Fluekiger, Austin Fetzer, Dylan Fetzer, and Wyatt Johnson. In the second row are Cole Herold, Jeffrey Peterson, Ryan Mikelson, Andrew Brevik, and coach Dan Noll. Caleb Ritscher and Payton Torrez are not pictured. Laura Berndt photo
By Laura Berndt Eagles’ head golf coach Dan Noll says that this year’s team is young, and that he looks forward to watching the team members develop their skills and improve. This year’s team, said...
From left to right, in the front row, are Anya Bacon, Laura Brevick, Kajsa Nilsson, and Laurie Wheeler. In the second row are Claire Raethke, Brilyn Brecka, Cole Johnson, Jonah Bacon, Juhl Kuhlmeier, and Lizzy Wheeler. In the third row are Austin George, Wyatt Hamilton, Caiden Haake, Xavier Bergmann, Walker O’Brien, Michael Sandstrom, and Jacob Kircher. Tommy Wheeler is not pictured. Submitted photo
By Laura Berndt Although the Alma-Pepin track and field team has fewer members this year, head coach Andrew Graff said that the team has several strong team members, and that he has high hopes for...
Bill Traun donated blood last Monday, April 3, in Durand. Laura Berndt photo
By Laura Berndt Last Monday, April 3, the Durand community came together to support an American Red Cross blood drive, held at the Masonic Community Center. That day, area residents donated 50 units...
Author and educator Katie McKy visited Caddie Woodlawn Elementary School in Durand. Laura Berndt
By Laura Berndt Last Friday, April 7, author and educator Katie McKy visited Caddie Woodlawn Elementary School in Durand, and held writing workshops for the students. The morning began with an...
Above is the Durand trap team. Michael’s Portrait Design photo
By Laura Berndt The Durand Trap Team’s 2017 season is underway and, once again, the team has grown and continued to see strong community support. This season, the team has 40 members, up from 25 team...
Above is the Durand track team.Michael’s Portrait Design photo
By Laura Berndt The Durand track and field team has continued to grow and, this season, the team also has a number of returning athletes who excel in their respective events. In total, there are 53...
Guests at the Pepin County Farm Management Club's annual Spring Tour visit with animals at Burnside Dairy in Durand last Thursday, March 30. Laura Berndt photo
By Laura Berndt Last Thursday, March 30, the Pepin County Farm Management Club (FMC) held its annual Spring Tour. The tour featured a trip to Dairyland Power Plant in Alma, and a tour of Burnside...
Laura Fay, Agency Liaison for the Bureau of Consumer Protection within the Department of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection, speaks at an informational session in Pepin last week. Laura Berndt photo
By Laura Berndt Last Tuesday, March 28, an informational seminar took place at the Village of Pepin’s Municipal Building, where guests learned about the dangers of identity theft, and how to protect...
Above, youth look at the prize table during last year's Durand Area Optimist Club's annual Easter bunny breakfast at Durand High School. File photo
By Laura Berndt The Durand Area Optimist Club recently commemorated the 25th anniversary of the organization, and looks forward to continuing to “bringing out the best in kids” well into the future...

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