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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Theron “The Hunter” Drier, River Falls, a three-time victor of cancer, tries to pursue a healthy diet. He maintains a daily probiotic supplement and vitamin regimen, in addition to routine scans and health evaluations, to keep the cancer at bay. Submitted photo
Submitted article In this part of the country, knowing a hunter is pretty routine. But it’s likely most people don’t know a hunter the likes of Theron “The Hunter” Drier of River Falls. His unusual...
Ambree Schlosser concentrates on the basket during last week’s game against Howards Grove, during the state tournament in Green Bay, Wisconsin. Laura Berndt photo
By Laura Berndt The Durand girls’ basketball team traveled to Green Bay last week, where they faced Howards Grove in the first round of the 2017 state tournament. The Panthers battled hard, but...
Guests at the Lake Pepin Local Food Group Winter Potluck fill their plates with local dishes and fresh produce on Sunday, February 26, at the  Pleasant Corner Schoolhouse in Stockholm. Laura Berndt photo
By Laura Berndt The Lake Pepin Local Food Group is growing its vision and, after receiving a USDA Sustainable Agriculture Research and Education (SARE) grant, group organizers hope to further the...
Jump roping with friends was a favorite activity in the gym last week. Laura Berndt
By Laura Berndt Last Wednesday, February 22 and Thursday, February 23, Caddie Woodlawn elementary students had the opportunity to participate in Jump Rope for Heart and Hoops for Heart. Prior to the...
Above, students talk with local National History Day judges on Tuesday, February 21. From left to right are students Cody Wieland, Logan Moline, Katherine Loff-Peterson, and Janessa Harschlip. Laura Berndt photo
By Laura Berndt Last Tuesday, February 21, seventh grade students in the Durand-Arkansaw School District had the opportunity to share what they had learned while working on their National History...
The Wolves are on defense earlier this season. Laura Berndt file photo
By Laura Berndt The Elmwood/Plum City (E-PC) girls’ basketball team’s season has come to a close after a regional playoff loss to Spring Valley. The game took place on Tuesday, February 21, in...
The Eagles discuss the game plan during a time out earlier this season. Heidi Stewart photo
By Laura Berndt The Alma-Pepin (A-P) girls’ basketball team’s season came to an end last Tuesday, February 21, after falling to the Independence Indees during the regional playoff game. That night,...
Miss Durand 2016 Alyssa Meixner (third from left) meets the North Wind prince and princess during the Saint Paul Winter Carnival. Submitted photo
By Laura Berndt For over 40 years, Miss Durand has attended the Saint Paul Winter Carnival. This January, Miss Durand 2016 Alyssa Meixner continued this tradition and attended the annual event....
Emily Annis goes up for the rebound during last Monday night’s home game against the Altoona Railroaders. Laura Berndt photo
By Laura Berndt The Durand girls’ basketball team earned the title of Conference Champions, and is gearing up for the next level of competition. Last week, the Panthers also played three games...
Emily Rybarczyk has the ball for the Eagles earlier this season. Heidi Stewart file photo
By Laura Berndt The Alma-Pepin girls’ basketball team lost two games last week, after playing Blair-Taylor and Alma Center Lincoln. The Eagles began their week with an away game against the Blair-...

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