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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By Laura Berndt On Sunday, December 18, Santa Claus himself will make a special visit to Durand! He’ll be riding through town on a Durand firetruck, and his helpers (the Durand firefighters) will...
This Friday, December 2, Richard “Rich” Brommer will retire  after 36 years as a mail carrier in Durand. Laura Berndt photo
By Laura Berndt Richard “Rich” Brommer, also known as “Rich the mailman,” has walked thousands of miles, and delivered countless pieces of mail. This Friday, Brommer will hang up his mailbag after...
As the weather begins to change, and temperatures drop, it’s time to prepare for snow. Within the City of Durand, motorists will also need to obey winter parking rules. Residents should be sure to...
The new River City Welding, Inc. boat, set sail for the first time last Thursday, November 17. Laura Berndt photo
By Laura Berndt “Maggie Marie,” a 20-ton handcrafted work-boat, set sail off Deer Island last Thursday, November 17, for its maiden voyage. Wayne Prokosch, of River City Welding, Inc., designed...
Dr. Ronald Walsh
At its September meeting, the Plum City Board of Education named the district’s new superintendent of schools. Effective December 20, Dr. Ronald Walsh will replace Mary Baier, who retires on...
Veterans presented the colors during Friday afternoon's Veterans Day ceremony at Durand High School. Laura Berndt photo
By Laura Berndt Last Friday, November 11, the Durand-Arkansaw School District held two programs to honor veterans and thank them for their service. That morning, the first program took place at...
Last Tuesday, voters passed two referendum questions designed to address Plum City School District needs. Above, a sign displayed outside Plum City High School prior to the referendum encourages residents to vote. Laura Berndt photo
By Laura Berndt On Tuesday, November 8, Plum City School District residents cast votes determining the School District’s future. As the District’s two proposed referendum questions both passed, the...
Patti Blount, Durand Public Library Director, has been named the 2016 Dazzle Day Grand Marshal. Laura Berndt photo
By Laura Berndt Patti Blount, Durand Public Library Director, has been named the 2016 Dazzle Day Grand Marshal. Blount said she is honored by the gesture, and looks forward to serving as Grand...
By Laura Berndt This November, Mary Baier, the current Plum City School District Superintendent, will begin transitioning into retirement. Ronald Walsh has been selected to serve the District...
Junior Achievement of Durand strives to teach local students important skills related to financial literacy. Submitted photo
By Laura Berndt Students in the Durand-Arkansaw School District continue to learn key concepts related to financial literacy, thanks to the local Junior Achievement (JA) program. Last year alone,...

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