The Courier-Wedge

Article submitted by the Pepin County Health Department Local parents and Public Health had hoped that the end of school would mean the end of the Pertussis outbreak in Durand, due to decrease in...
The elementary school gym is nearly complete. According to School Superintendent Greg Doverspike, the school's construction projects are progressing quickly and going well. Laura Berndt photo
Laura According to Durand Schools Superintendent Greg Doverspike, the school buildings have been a “flurry of activity” as the school’s construction projects continue...
Governor Scott Walker stopped in Pepin last Monday. That morning, he held listening session at Pepin Town Hall, and then briefly stopped at the Garden Pub and Grille. Pictured above, from left to right, are Dan and Joanne Lerum, Governor Scott Walker, and Samantha and Jacob Lerum. The Lerums own the Garden Pub and Grille. Photo by Laura Berndt
By Laura Berndt On Monday, Governor Scott Walker paid a visit to Pepin, Wisconsin. Walker hosted a 90-minute listening session at Pepin Town Hall for invited guests, and then made a brief stop at...
Mary Laschinger, a Durand native, was recently named to the Fortune 500 list as one of only 21 female CEOs. She is the chairman and CEO of Veritiv, a company formed in 2014. Veritiv is ranked 323 on the Fortune 500 company list with $8.7 billion in revenues in 2015. Members of the Laschinger family (left to right), Nancy (Laschinger) Richardson, Mary Laschinger, and Carol (Laschinger) Kirk, gather outside the New York Stock Exchange in New York City. Courier-Wedge File photo.
By Christina Lindstrom As one of eight children on the family farm in Arkansaw, growing up, Mary Laschinger said she didn't have a master plan. "I really didn't have any direction until I was...


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