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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Jaidyn Glaus is the 2017 Durand School District Spelling Bee Champion. Laura Berndt photo
The 2017 Caddie Woodlawn Elementary School Spelling Bee was held on Thursday, February 9, in the Caddie Woodlawn Elementary School Library. In all, a total of 20 contestants competed for the honor of...
Discover Wisconsin's Mariah Haberman (right) presents Maria Nelson and Jacki Drier with a "Discover Wisconsin 2017 Choice Destination" banner during Thursday evening's premier party in Pepin. Laura Berndt photo
By Laura Berndt Last Thursday evening, the Pepin County community celebrated the upcoming release of Discover Wisconsin’s “Menomonie and Pepin County – Best of the West” episode at a premiere party...
Student Tyler Breezee demonstrates how this robot can grasp and transport small objects. Laura Berndt photo
By Laura Berndt Some students in the Durand-Arkansaw School District are learning a variety of practical and innovative skills in their technology education classes. Teacher Mark Fredrickson says he...
Pictured above, from left to right, are Leah Hauck of the Menomonie Chamber, Jacki Drier, Greg Smith of Discover WI, Maria Nelson, and Jessica Murphy of Discover WI. Submitted photo
By Laura Berndt Later this month, some of Pepin County’s events and attractions will be featured on “Discover Wisconsin,” a television program that’s part of the Discover Wisconsin Media Network (...
Construction Install Services, Inc. is now located at 100 West Main Street, in Durand. Laura Berndt photo
By Laura Berndt Construction Install Services (C.I.S.), Inc. recently moved into their new location at 100 West Main Street in Durand. The business offers national end-to-end construction services...
Emily Rybarczyk approaches the basket during a game earlier this season. Heidi Stewart photo
By Laura Berndt The Alma-Pepin (A-P) girls’ basketball team played against Alma Center Lincoln last Thursday, January 19, at Lincoln High School. That night, the Eagles were down by just two...
Eva Schloss, a survivor of the Holocaust and the stepsister of Anne Frank, visited Durand on January 9.  Cheri Weiss, Bernice Traun, Tami Weiss, Eva Schloss, Doris Weiss, and Shirley Boigenzahn pose for a photo in Durand. Laura Berndt photo
By Laura Berndt Eva Schloss, age 87, has traveled the world, and told her story countless times. On Monday, January 9, Schloss traveled to Durand, and shared her story with a small group in Durand...
Pierce Pepin’s vice president of member and administrative services Chris Tackmann (right) presents Dave Klein (left) the Pierce Pepin Cooperative Services’ Live Better Community Service Award. Klein received the Award in recognition of his volunteer work within the Pepin County community. Submitted photo
By Laura Berndt Dave Klein enjoys giving back to his community and, recently, he was named the winner of the Pierce Pepin Cooperative Services’ Live Better Community Service Award. Klein received...
Members of the Durand royalty used their winnings from the Dazzle Day Christmas Tree Decorating Contest to help the Pepin County Humane Society. Above, from left to right, are Marley Brommer, Brock DeGroot, and Madelyn Fregine. Submitted photo
By Laura Berndt This holiday season, three young members of the Durand royalty decided to embrace the spirit of the season and make a difference for animals at the Pepin County Humane Society....
The Durand Ambulance Service's new ambulance arrived earlier this December, and will help the Service continue to serve the community. Laura Berndt photo
By Laura Berndt In December, the Durand Ambulance Service’s new ambulance arrived. The ambulance has already been put to work, and crew members agree that the ambulance will help the Service continue...

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