Kenosha County on Wednesday became the fifth county to achieve Bird City status from the Bird City Wisconsin organization — with features of Western Kenosha County playing a key role in the designation. Carl Schwartz, BCW state coordinator, presented Kenosha County Executive Jim Kreuser with official Bird City Wisconsin signs, a flag and a plaque […]
The Wisconsin State Parks program will hold a meeting to discuss all-terrain vehicle and off-highway motorcycle trail issues at Richard Bong State Recreation Area from 6 to 8 p.m. Nov. 14 at Richard Bong State Recreation Headquarters Auditorium, 26313 Burlington Road, Kansasville. The purpose of the meeting is to discuss ATV/OHM trail issues, opportunities, and […]
Salem resident West Jacobs was out at Bong on a recent morning — before all the hunters — and shot some photos of a pheasant in the sunlight. Thanks for sharing, West.
At about 2:36 p.m., Kansasville Fire Department units and sheriff’s deputies are responding to the Richard Bong State Recreation Area for a crash on the ATV trails. UPDATE 2:43 p.m. — Fire personnel at scene reports patient located just off the trail. Preparing to transport patient to a local hospital.
At 7:46 p.m., Kansasville Fire Department units, a sheriff’s deputy and a Department of Natural Resources warden are responding to a possible injury at the ATV area at Richard Bong State Recreation Area in Beighton. Patient is in the parking lot of the ATV area and may have a broken leg, dispatch reports.
Volunteers from Catholic Financial Life fraternal organization, the Freinds of Richard Bong State Recreation Center and family members of the honorees planted three trees at the accessible camping cabin at the park — known as the Kcabin — on Saturday. The three trees were planted in honor of: David Schultz, of Paris who was the […]
The draw down of water at Vern Wolfe Lake in the Richard Bong State Recreation area has been successful enough that DNR experts no longer fear the lake overtopping its dam, a statement released this afternoon says. However, Highway 75, which is about 50 feet away from the dam, continues to be closed for now between Highway […]
Here’s an update on the Vern Wolfe Lake Dam situation from Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources Conservation Warden Jennifer Niemeyer: At 16:00 today, the bank conditions adjacent to the culvert have not changed. Water levels dropped approximately 2 inches since this morning when we removed a board from the whistle. Water levels have dropped approximately […]
The National Weather Service out of its office in Sullivan is forecasting the possibility of heavy rain and major flooding Wednesday through the end of the work week. Rain is expected to start falling tomorrow morning and then intensify after 10 a.m. Wednesday. The largest amounts are forecast for Wednesday night and Thursday with 1 to […]
Department of Natural Resources staff and others worked today to try to allow additional water to flow out of Vern Wolfe Lake in an effort to prevent a failure of the lake’s dam. The danger of the dam failing has kept nearby Highway 75 in Brighton closed to all traffic between Highway 142 and Highway JB since Friday afternoon. […]
The Vern Wolf Lake dam is still holding as of Sunday afternoon, but Highway 75 in Brighton remains closed to all traffic between Highway 142 and Highway JB. Wisconsin Department of Natural Resource Conservation Warden Kyle Dilley, standing watch at the dam this afternoon, said the lake has receded a little bit with the lack of […]
A hole in the Vern Wolf Lake Dam detected this morning by Department of Natural Resources dam safety engineers is why DNR officials are concerned about the structure possibly failing and flooding or undermining near-by Highway 75. DNR Warden Jennifer Niemeyer said the level of water in the lake is high but the real concern […]
At about 1:45 p.m., Salem Fire/Rescue, Silver Lake Rescue and Kansasville Fire and Rescue units are responding to the Bong State Recreation Area in Brighton for a crash. Dispatch says crash involves a woman who rolled over an ATV on one of the tracks there. UPDATE 1:50 p.m. — Deputy reports that patient is up […]
Richard Bong State Recreation Area in Brighton is among the state facilities subject to campfire and other fire ban. The ban went into effect at midnight last night. Here is the whole announcement from the Department of Natural Resources: Starting at 12:01 a.m. (midnight) on Friday, July 13, 2012 the following rules apply at Big […]
Emerald ash borer has been confirmed in the Bong State Recreation Area in Brighton, the state Department of Natural Resources has announced. Emerald ash borer has also been confirmed for the first time on state owned lands. EAB adults were captured on two separate survey traps in the Richard Bong State Recreation Area in Kenosha […]
At about 10:48 a.m., Salem Fire/Rescue is responding to a report of a hunter accident at Bong State Recreation Area in Brighton. Department of Natural Resources is requesting the ambulance for a hunter accident involving a hand injury from a gun shot. UPDATE 10:56 a.m. — DNR warden reports that person who was hit with the shot is conscious and breathing and […]
At 3:23 p.m., Salem Fire/Rescue units are responding to an investigation fo heavy white smoke in the area of 248th Avenue and Highway 50, Paddock Lake. Dispatch reports that report came from a school bus driver who said smoke was heavy enough to obscure view of traffic. UPDATE 3:26 p.m. – Personnel on scene investigating, but finding […]
At 5:52 p.m., a sheriff’s deputy is responding to a report of a large turtle in the roadway at Highways 142 and B, near Bong State Recreation Area. UPDATE 6:30 p.m. — Deputy reports that turtle has been removed from the roadway. View Larger Map
At 12:26 p.m., sheriff’s deputies and Salem and Silver Lake rescue units are responding to a report of a hunter with a gunshot injury at Richard Bong State Recreation Area, Brighton. The hunter is in the vicinity of Vern Wolf Lake, dispatch reported. UPDATE 12:29 p.m. — Salem Fire/Rescue ATV at the Wilmot station being dispatched to scene. […]