Pepin County, WI

Pepin County, WILeader-Telegram

Back on the farm: Pepin County dairy breakfast draws a crowd

Don Weiss admitted to feeling just a bit nervous ahead of the Pepin County Town and Country Dairy Breakfast on June 12. But a couple hours into the event, he said he was feeling good as well as grateful for the nice weather as hundreds of visitors milled about the farm he owns with his wife, Colette, and sons Noah and Nathan just northwest of Durand.
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Pierce County, WIRiver Falls Journal

Church Mouse: Fishing for enough from the Pierce County side

It was always a treat this time of year to take a drive along the Wisconsin side of the Mississippi River before going to work. For most of the seven years during my part-time job at the church, there were several days a week when I didn’t have to be at my desk until shortly after noon. An outdoor patio a little ways into Pepin County was a favorite spot to linger. If I allowed enough time, I could stop at beautiful scenic overlooks in Pierce Country coming and/or going.
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Pepin County, WIWEAU-TV 13

Crews respond to Pepin Co. barn fire

PEPIN COUNTY, Wis. (WEAU) - Multiple fire crews were called out Monday to a barn fire in Pepin County. This was by the intersection of County Roads D and SS, near Durand. The fire was out when our crew arrived on the scene. No one was hurt.
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Pepin Co. celebrates the 33rd annual dairy breakfast

EAU CLAIRE, Wis. (WEAU) - The 33rd annual Pepin County Dairy Breakfast was held this morning at Weiss Family Farms Following last year’s unique drive-through event. The gathering Saturday was, mostly, back to normal. The event started earlier in the morning to try to keep the crowd smaller and did not include some of the kid activities as it normally would. However, Chairman of the Dairy Promotion Committee, Randy Kollar says he suspects this could be one of the largest turnouts the event has ever seen.
Wisconsin StateWEAU-TV 13

Western Wisconsin town to host pride festival in June

STOCKHOLM, Wis. (WEAU) - A small Pepin County village will be celebrating its LGBTQ community next month. The inaugural Lake Pepin Pride is coming to the Village of Stockholm June 11-13. “Simply, it’s a celebration. It’s a celebration of everybody,” said Alan Nugent, the owner of a Stockholm Pie and...
Pepin County, WIWatertown Daily Times

New Rustic Road guide available

MADISON — A new Rustic Road guide that offers two more routes is available in print and online. The two newest roads are Rustic Road 121, Lee Road, in the towns of Plymouth and Fountain, Juneau County; and Rustic Road 122, Semple Road, in the towns of Waterville and Waubeek, Pepin County.
Pepin County, WIwisfarmer.com

Report provides insight into farmer attitudes toward nitrate contamination

Researchers at the University of Wisconsin–Madison recently produced a report about farmers’ attitudes toward nitrate contamination of ground water and the agricultural practices required to address this type of contamination. The report, which summarizes the results of a survey taken by farmers in Wisconsin’s Pepin County, was one of 25...
Pepin County, WIWEAU-TV 13

3 arrested after Pepin County search warrant, accused of stealing mail

DURAND, Wis. (WEAU) - Three people were arrested Friday after the Pepin County Sheriff’s Office conducted a search warrant of a Durand residence that was accused of stealing mail. Pepin officials say Yer Phengduangdeth, Tam Phengduangdeth and Blong Yang were all arrested. Officials added that members of the household were...
Pepin County, WILeader-Telegram

Three arrested in Pepin County mail theft case

DURAND — Three people were arrested in connection with a mail theft and identity theft case in Pepin County. Deputies executed a search warrant Friday at an apartment on County Lane in Durand. The search warrant came after an investigation suggested members of that household were stealing mail and using...
Mondovi, WILeader-Telegram

Margaret Bechel

Margaret M. Bechel, 80 of Mondovi, Wisconsin passed away peacefully at her home surrounded by family on Monday, March 1, 2021. Margaret was born on August 31, 1940 in the township of Lima, in Pepin County, Wisconsin to Vince and Mary Berger. She attended and graduated from Gilmanton High School. She met and married Casper “Cap” Bechel on August 9, 1958 at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Mondovi, Wisconsin. Together they had 4 children; Randy, Laurie, Vicky and the late Douglas. Margaret worked as a secretary for the majority of her life, and enjoyed it. She and Cap owned a farm in Naples township for many years. Margaret loved spending time with her family, they meant the world to her.
Durand, WILeader-Telegram

Jane Pittman

Jane A. Pittman, age 84 of Durand, formerly of Arkansaw, died Monday, March 1, 2021 at the Plum City Care Center in Plum City with her family by her side. Jane was born on October 31, 1936 with her twin brother, Duane, in Pepin County. She was the daughter of Dale and Isabelle (Caturia) Myers and graduated Arkansaw High School. Jane married Cyril Pittman on July 6, 1954 at St. John the Baptist Catholic Church in Plum City. After marriage, Jane and Cyril farmed and raised their family in the Little Arkansaw Valley. She had her own ceramic shop out of her home for over 22 years, Jane also worked at Roger’s IGA and the Pepin County Senior Center in Durand.
Pepin County, WIWEAU-TV 13

Two people hurt in single car crash in Pepin Co.

PEPIN CO., Wis. (WEAU) -Impaired driving and speed contributed to a serious crash in Pepin County Wednesday evening said the Pepin County Sheriff’s Office. A Chevy Impala was traveling west on County Road T when it narrowly missed an occupied home and hit a tree. The Sheriff’s Office said the...
Pepin County, WILeader-Telegram

Authorities: Pepin County crash leaves two seriously injured

DURAND — Two people suffered serious injuries in a one-vehicle crash Wednesday night in Pepin County, authorities say. The crash occurred at 8 p.m. near the intersection of Highway T and Brantner Road. A 2008 Chevy Impala was westbound on Highway T when it lost control and struck a tree...
Pepin County, WILeader-Telegram

Inattentive driving cited as reason for crash

PEPIN COUNTY — A two-vehicle crash that injured a 49-year-old woman Friday morning is believed to be caused by inattentive driving, according to the Pepin County Sheriff's Office. Rebecca K. Gruber of rural Mondovi suffered unknown injuries and was transported to an area hospital after her pickup truck was hit...