By Steve Carlson Editor On a warm and sun-shiny Wednesday, July 17th from 4pm until 10pm, Bauer Built, Inc. threw a 75th Anniversary party that was well attended by company employees, 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
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
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

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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...
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...
Above are Durand High School Principal Bill Clouse, with CVTC’s Jedediah Watters, and Luke Hurlburt. Laura Berndt photo
Chippewa Valley Technical College (CVTC) on Friday, May 26, honored Durand High School with its third Partnership Award for its level of participation in the college’s dual credit program. In dual-...
Above, from left to right, are state Solo & Ensemble participants Ellie Brenner, Alyssa Meixner, and Brendin Larson. Emily Annis is not pictured. Laura Berndt photo
By Laura Berndt Last month, Durand High School students attended the state Solo and Ensemble Competition, and Brendin Larson even earned a “Best in Site” Award, a high distinction for Solo &...
This year’s Pepin County Town & Country Breakfast will take place at the Schuh farm, in Albany Township. Above is Larry Schuh with his family. Submitted photo
By Laura Berndt The 29th annual Pepin County Town & Country Breakfast is scheduled for Saturday, June 10 from 7 to 11 a.m. This year’s event will be hosted by Larry Schuh. The farm is located in...
Guests line up for the chicken dinner meal at the Fire Hall on Saturday.  Laura Berndt photo
By Laura Berndt On Saturday, May 20, the community came together to support the Durand Fire Department during their annual fundraiser, held at the Fire Hall. Despite heavy rain, the event saw a good...
Brian Winnekins, of WRDN Radio, presents Middle/High School Principal Bill Clouse with the Wisconsin Broadcasters Award for Best Public Service Announcement during last Wednesday’s meeting. The Award is for a 2016 campaign for “Parents Who Host Lose the Most,” created by WRDN and the Durand High School Media class. Laura Berndt photo
By Laura Berndt Last Wednesday, May 17, the Durand-Arkansaw School District’s Board of Education met, and approved 2018 staff contracts. In addition, the Board learned about a few recent...
Samantha Steele, from the Nelson/Urne area, donated blood in Pepin last Tuesday. Laura Berndt photo
By Laura Berndt Last Tuesday, May 9, the Pepin Lions Club sponsored an American Red Cross blood drive at the Pepin Sportsman’s Club. This drive saw an excellent turnout, including many pre-...
Jordin McMahon is the 2017 recipient of a scholarship funded by the Pepin County 4-H Leaders organization. Submitted photo
By Laura Berndt This year’s recipient of a $500 scholarship, funded by the Pepin County 4-H Leaders organization, is Jordin McMahon. McMahon is the daughter of Josh and Becky McMahon and is from...

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