The 24th Annual Youth Fishing Contest comes to a close. Here, Ryann Raiche caught this Bluegill which captured first place for the 5-8 year olds. Ryann said she had a great time in the fishing...
Durand's 24th Annual Youth Fishing Contest is now happening
24th Annual Durand Area Youth Fishing Contest Begins Early anglers caught on camera were the Jeff Davidson family (Maddie, Lillie and Conner) geared up and ready to fish. Good Luck to all of the kids...
Durand's 24th Annual Youth Fishing Contest is now happening
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
Durand's 24th Annual Youth Fishing Contest is now happening
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

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  In a regular meeting held August 20, the Durand Board of Education approved two resolutions to present referendum questions to voters in November. The consent agenda, including the agenda, minutes...
The Durand School District is welcoming three new teachers this year, including Mandy Foss, high school special education, Julie Noel, elementary special education, and Alison McDowell, fifth grade.
  As students make the best of their last few days of summer vacation, area school districts are preparing for a new school year, and have welcomed new teachers. Three teachers joined the Durand...
  Arnold (Arnie) Checkalski, of Rice Lake, former band director in Durand, will have the great honor of being inducted into The World Concertina Hall of Fame on Friday, August 29, at the annual...
A group of 23 farmers from Brazil visited Countryside Cooperative in Durand last week and had the opportunity to visit local farms and learn about agriculture in Wisconsin.
  Countryside Cooperative in Durand hosted a group of 23 farmers and cooperative managers from Brazil on August 14. The group, from the state of Mato Grosso in Brazil, represented 15 different...
In November, voters will be asked to pass a $17.55 million referendum to renovate and add on to Caddie Woodlawn Early Learning Center, and demolish most of Arkansaw Elementary School to meet Durand School District needs. The referendum question comes after a District-wide survey and facilities study.
  Following recommendations from an ad-hoc committee following a facilities study and district-wide survey, the Durand School District Board of Education is sending two referendum questions to voters...
  In its third year, the B.Y.O.B. Music Festival is ready to entertain visitors this weekend with local talent. Avid music lover and musician/singer Russell Carlson, of St. Paul, has been visiting...
Becky Traun, along with her husband, Chad, are the new owners of the Hide-a-While bar outside of Rock Falls. They took over August 4.
  As of Monday, August 4, the Hide-A-While Bar outside of Rock Falls is officially under new ownership after Dave and Sally Steinke ran it for 31 years. Chad and Becky Traun, of Mondovi, purchased...
Former Durand football players Garrett Auth (left) and Jacob Biesterveld (right) participated in the 2014 Wisconsin Football Coaches Association All-Star game in Oshkosh July 19. They were nominated by Durand football coach Rod Rosemeyer (center). Former Pepin player Charlie Raethke also played in the game.
  Three area football players were nominated by their coaches and selected to play in the 2014 Wisconsin Football Coaches Association All-Star game in Oshkosh on July 19. To participate, players and...
Joel House wipes down his cast iron kettle at a festival.
  Originally from Rochester, a Pepin man has been in the kettle corn business for 13 years. Joel House moved to Pepin in September, and got married in October. He resides just north of Pepin, and...
Travis Breunig, from Thrivent Financial, made a $500 donation to Betty Lou Imler to buy guitars for the Music for the Military program. Travis and Betty Lou are pictured here with guitar sets ready for shipping to the USO.
  Travis Breunig from Thrivent Financial presented a $500 check to Betty Lou Imler to buy three guitars for Music for the Military. Betty Lou started the foundation January 2011 and has received cash...

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