Above are Durand trap team members who participated in the state tournament.  In front are Caleb Lieffring, Lucas Pelke, Ethan Fedie, Levi Kelton, and Logan Mason. In the second row are Alex McNaughton, Logan Huppert, Braden Huppert, Keegan Schuh, Grace Walker, Brayden King, and Tessa Mason. In the third row are Tyler Breezee, Casey Boardman, Nataya Hurlburt, Chase Walker, Allan Kralewski, and Cody Bauer.  Submitted photo
By Laura Berndt A total of 18 team members from the Durand Trap Team participated in the Wisconsin State High School Clay Target League state trapshooting tournament in Rome, Wisconsin, on Saturday...
Above are Durand trap team members who participated in the state tournament.  In front are Caleb Lieffring, Lucas Pelke, Ethan Fedie, Levi Kelton, and Logan Mason. In the second row are Alex McNaughton, Logan Huppert, Braden Huppert, Keegan Schuh, Grace Walker, Brayden King, and Tessa Mason. In the third row are Tyler Breezee, Casey Boardman, Nataya Hurlburt, Chase Walker, Allan Kralewski, and Cody Bauer.  Submitted photo
The 2017 Funfest Grand Marshals are Terry Mesch and Lori (Miller) Mesch. Submitted photo
By Laura Berndt Funfest 2017 is Friday, June 9, through Sunday, June 11. This year’s Funfest Grand Marshals are Terry Mesch and Lori (Miller) Mesch, who are both looking forward to the event. “I...
The 2017 Funfest Grand Marshals are Terry Mesch and Lori (Miller) Mesch. Submitted photo
The Pepin County Sheriff’s Office hosted a Final Leg 5K Walk/Run Law Enforcement Torch Run for Special Olympics Wisconsin in Durand on Monday, May 22. Submitted photo
By Laura Berndt Last Monday, May 22, the Pepin County Sheriff’s Office joined law enforcement agencies across the state, hosting their own Law Enforcement Torch Run for Special Olympics of Wisconsin...
The Pepin County Sheriff’s Office hosted a Final Leg 5K Walk/Run Law Enforcement Torch Run for Special Olympics Wisconsin in Durand on Monday, May 22. Submitted photo
The Chippewa River reached 16.18 feet last week, marking the 10th highest crest in history. The above photo was taken on Saturday, as the rain continued to fall. Laura Berndt photo
By Laura Berndt The weather was dreary in Durand and the surrounding area last week, with persistent rain and the potential for severe weather. The rainfall elevated the Chippewa River to the tenth...
The Chippewa River reached 16.18 feet last week, marking the 10th highest crest in history. The above photo was taken on Saturday, as the rain continued to fall. Laura Berndt photo
Above, from left to right, are graduation speakers Reid Hansen, Andrea McRoberts, Ambree Schlosser, and Jacob Davis. Laura Berndt photo
The end of the school year is quickly approaching, and so is Durand High School’s graduation ceremony. The graduation ceremony is scheduled for Friday, May 26, at 7 p.m. at Durand High School. This...
Above, from left to right, are graduation speakers Reid Hansen, Andrea McRoberts, Ambree Schlosser, and Jacob Davis. Laura Berndt photo
Above are Durand trap team members who participated in the state tournament.  In front are Caleb Lieffring, Lucas Pelke, Ethan Fedie, Levi Kelton, and Logan Mason. In the second row are Alex McNaughton, Logan Huppert, Braden Huppert, Keegan Schuh, Grace Walker, Brayden King, and Tessa Mason. In the third row are Tyler Breezee, Casey Boardman, Nataya Hurlburt, Chase Walker, Allan Kralewski, and Cody Bauer.  Submitted photo
The 2017 Funfest Grand Marshals are Terry Mesch and Lori (Miller) Mesch. Submitted photo
The Pepin County Sheriff’s Office hosted a Final Leg 5K Walk/Run Law Enforcement Torch Run for Special Olympics Wisconsin in Durand on Monday, May 22. Submitted photo
The Chippewa River reached 16.18 feet last week, marking the 10th highest crest in history. The above photo was taken on Saturday, as the rain continued to fall. Laura Berndt photo
Above, from left to right, are graduation speakers Reid Hansen, Andrea McRoberts, Ambree Schlosser, and Jacob Davis. Laura Berndt photo

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The Courier-Wedge

The Durand Municipal Service is seeking EMTs and first responders to join the Ambulance Service. Laura Berndt file photo
By Laura Berndt The Durand Municipal Ambulance Service is dedicated to providing help and assistance to people in need. That’s why they’re seeking additional Emergency Medical Technicians (EMTs) and...
Travis Brantner, of Durand, donated blood during last Monday’s blood drive at the Durand Masonic Community Center. Laura Berndt photo
By Laura Berndt Last Monday, June 12, brought humidity and rain to the Durand area. The weather, however, didn’t stop local citizens from participating in the community American Red Cross blood...
Chasing Mabel will perform on Wednesday, June 28, for the first Music in the Park event of the summer. Submitted photo
On June 28, pack up the family, bring your lawn chairs, and enjoy an evening of family fun and great entertainment with friends, at the historic Band Shell in Durand’s Memorial Park (located at Wells...
Parker Schneider earned first place in the 1500 meter run. Submitted photo
By Laura Berndt On Saturday, June 17, several athletes from the Durand-Arkansaw School District competed in the 2017 Badger State Games, held at Veterans Memorial Field Sports Complex’s Roger...
Amber Radatz, co-director of UW Discovery Farms, speaks about farmer-led councils, and grant funding opportunities, at the Pepin County Water Resources meeting. Laura Berndt photo
By Laura Berndt Last Thursday, June 8, a Pepin County Water Resources meeting took place at the Pepin County Government Center. During the meeting, those in attendance discussed potential...
Ajit Pai, chairman of the Federal Communications Commission (FCC), talks with Brian Winnekins, of WRDN, on air during his visit to the WRDN station last Tuesday.  Laura Berndt photo
By Laura Berndt Last Tuesday, June 6, the Chairman of the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) stopped in Durand to visit the WRDN (Reel Country 1430 AM) radio station. FCC Chairman Ajit Pai was...
From left to right are Erin Smith, MSCCC-SLP; Britany Konsela, PTA; and Tricia Martin, PTA. Anna Rinholen, OTD, is not pictured.  Laura Berndt photo
By Laura Berndt LSVT BIG and LOUD Treatment for people diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease or Atypical Parkinson’s disease is now available at Chippewa Valley Hospital in Durand. This program is not...
Trap team members shoot at the end of season Team Fun Night. Submitted photo
By Laura Berndt The Durand trap team wrapped up their 2017 season with an end-of-season Team Fun Night and awards presentation at the Durand Rod and Gun Club on Wednesday, May 31. This year’s team...
Fifth grade teacher Steve Dahl and nurse Kathy Dahl (husband and wife) are retiring this year. Laura Berndt photo
By Laura Berndt This school year, three staff members of the Durand-Arkansaw School District are scheduled to retire. Paula Zwiefelhofer is a music teacher who has worked as an educator for 29 years...
From left to right are Steven Johnson, DDS, Bethany Friedrich, Dan Richardson, Representative Warren Petryk, Frank Milliren, Heidi Stewart, Gerald Bauer, and James Kraft. Laura Berndt photo
By Laura Berndt Last Friday, June 2, State Representative Warren Petryk (R-Eleva) attended the Pepin County Board of Health meeting in Durand. First, the Board heard public comments. Helen Kees...

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