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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...
Jeff Rogers, far right, leads a group in his traveling 'Pack the Park' workout session that came to Durand July 31. The next session is planned for Friday at 6 p.m. between the boat landing and Veteran's Memorial.
  As part of a fitness program at work, one local woman was introduced to a workout program that has now come to Durand. Three years ago, trainer Jeff Rogers, of Eau Claire, started Pack the Park. "...
  Area schools are again facing a projected cut to state aid, according to superintendents from local districts. Pepin Area Schools Superintendent Bruce Quinton said for about the last eight years,...
Joel Wener is one of two Republican candidates facing off in the August 12 primary election for Pepin County Sheriff. The winner of the primary will face Democratic candidate Kevin Glander in the November election.
  Two candidates for Pepin County Sheriff will face off August 12 in the primary election. The two candidates running on the Republican ticket are Stan Ridgeway and Joel Wener.    What is your law...
After 31 years of ownership, Sally Steinke has sold Dave & Sally's Hide-A-While Bar outside of Rock Falls, and will be moving to Holcombe to retire. New owners Chad and Becky Traun will take over August 4. A retirement party will be held at the bar the afternoon of August 3.
  In 1960, a schoolhouse outside of Rock Falls closed up, and reopened as a bar in 1963 under the ownership of Vern and Leone Anibas. In 1974, Lee and Janie Klocke took over, until it was passed on...
Kylee Schmillen (left) has joined the staff at the Stockholm Health Care Clinic, owned by Mary Peterson (right). Since opening in November, Peterson has added staff and services to the clinic.
  Since opening mid-November, the Stockholm Health Care Clinic has expanded both its staff, and offerings.  Owner and nurse practitioner Mary Peterson began as the receptionist, medical assistant,...
Josephine Stellar, Brett Tomlinson, and Rachel Seifert ride around the show ring at the Pepin County Fairgrounds to warm up their horses for the last practice session July 17. The youth are three of eight who will be showing horses at this weekend's Pepin County Fair.
  In late May, new horse project leaders thought they'd work to increase participation in the horse project in Pepin County 4-H. Dale and Debbie Bauer, who are new to Pepin County, have an extensive...
Hunter Shoengarth, who is pursuing Eagle Scout, held a 5k to help raise money for his project, replacing the playground equipment at the Plum City American Legion Park. Approximately 44 people participated in the walk/run, and approximately $1,000 was raised.
  In an effort to achieve the rank of Eagle Scout, Plum City Scout Hunter Shoengarth has been working since November to raise money to replace the playground equipment at the American Legion Park. ...

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