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Air-One flies to Progress Days

Air-One, one of the specially equipped helicopters for protective services, visited Bristol Progress Days. It flew over the parade and landed near the end of the parade route. The helicopter and crew stayed for a couple for hours so people could see the helicopter and ask questions. The helicopter typically responds, when agencies request, to disasters, […]

Couple gets married at Bristol Progress Days parade

Family and friends gathered to watch Todd Kreuger and Laurie Koller exchange marriage vows before the Bristol Progress Days parade Sunday. The ceremony was on the spot where Todd had proposed one year before, also at the parade. The ceremony was officiated by John McCabe, who you may recognize as a Bristol village trustee. Here is some […]

2015 Bristol Progress Days parade coverage

The Bristol Progress Days Parade took place on the streets of central Bristol Sunday. The parade is one of the largest summer parades in the area and has a well-earned reputation as being an event that supplies young watchers with as much candy as Halloween, all thrown from participants in the parade. This year’s parade also had a flyover […]

Kayla Weidner is 2015 Miss Bristol

Kayla Weidner was named the 2015 Miss Bristol Friday evening. The announcement came at the annual Bristol Progress Days banquet at the Parkway Chateau. Kayla, 18, is the daughter of Al and Wendy Weidner, She is a 2015 graduate of Central High School. In the fall, she will be attending the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater as […]

Amanda and Brandon Gorsuch 2015 Bristol Junior Outstanding Citizens

Brother and sister Brandon and Amanda Gorsuch are the 2015 Bristol Junior Outstanding Citizens. The announcement came Friday evening at the annual Bristol Progress Days banquet at the Parkway Chateau. Master of ceremonies Todd Becker said this year it was decided to name a boy and girl junior outstanding citizen. It just so happened that the committee […]

Jill and Matt Gillmore named 2015 Bristol Outstanding Citizens

Jill and Matt Gillmore were named 2015 Bristol Outstanding Citizens Friday evening. The announcement came at the annual Bristol Progress Days banquet at the Parkway Chateau. The nomination info read at the banquet by master of ceremonies Todd Becker praised the couple for their work in their church, 4-H and raising money for causes such […]

Air-One Support helicopter to be featured at Bristol Progress Days

The Air-One Support helicopter will join the Bristol Progress Days Parade on Sunday July 12, 2015 for a fly over of the entire parade route (contingent on weather). Air-One will be landing at Progress Days for viewing, inspection and photo opportunities from 1:30 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. The landing zone for Air-One will be the vacant field just east of the […]

Bristol Progress Days 2015 will be July 10, 11, 12

Note: Bristol Progress Days is a westofthei.com sponsor. — DH Bristol Progress Days, the annual community festival held the weekend after the Fourth of July, in Bristol, Wis. will take place over three activity-packed days on July 10, 11, 12. The theme for this year is “Bristol Takes Flight in 2015″ The festivities include the Miss Bristol […]

Still time to participate in 2015 Bristol Progress Days parade

There is still time to register to participate in the Bristol Progress Days parade. The parade will feature a number of marching bands and entries from area organizations and businesses. The parade will step off at 12:30 p.m. on Sunday, July 12. Here is more information on participating, including contact information and a route map.

Bristol Progress Days 2014 parade coverage (PHOTOS and VIDEO)

The Bristol Progress Days parade — 2014 edition — took place today along the streets of the village. The parade is well known for its generous outpouring of candy thrown to spectators from parade participants. This year did not disappoint in that regard. Participants represented civic organizations, youth groups and businesses. There also were several […]

Bristol Progress Days 2014: Don’t go hungry!

There’s no good excuse for going hungry while your visiting Bristol Progress Days at Hanson Park along Highway 45 this weekend. Local organizations such as The Bristol Fire Department, the Washburn Masonic Lodge of Bristol, Job’s Daughters and other vendors are offering a variety of goodies.

Bristol Progress Days 2014: Volleyball tournament

One of Saturday’s activities at Bristol Progress Days is a volleyball tournament. Here’s a few photos of the action today:

Bristol Progress Days 2014: Pedal tractor pull

The annual Bristol Progress Days pedal tractor pull took place Saturday at Hanson Park in Bristol. Participants competed in age classes to see who could pedal the farthest pulling a weighted load on a sled. Here are some more photos from the competition:

Emily Olson is 2014 Miss Bristol

Emily Olson was named Miss Bristol at the 2014 Progress Days banquet Friday night at the Parkway Chateau. As Miss Bristol, Olson will participate in Progress Days activities and represent Bristol in various other activities through the year. Emily, 17, is the daughter of Jon and Cynthia Olson. She graduated from Central High School in […]

Seth Bayles named Bristol Jr. Outstanding Citizen 2014

Seth Bayles was named the Bristol Jr. Outstanding Citizen for 2014. Seth will be a seventh grader at Bristol. Despite facing some medical challenges, his nomination lauded him for his positive attitude. At school he is involved in band and jazz band along with being an assistant to the softball team. Seth also has earned recognition […]

David and Carol Gorsuch named Bristol Outstanding Citizens 2014

David and Carol Gorsuch were selected as the 2014 Bristol Outstanding Citizens. The announcement was made at the Bristol Progress Days banquet tonight at the Parkway Chateau. The Gorsuches together operate Gorsuch Chiropractic in Paddock Lake. Among their civic activities are involvement in 4-H, Kiwanis Club, Bristol Progress Days, PTA. They also were recognized for sponsorship […]

Bristol Progress Days 2014 begins today

Note: Bristol Progress Days is a westofthei.com sponsor. — DH Bristol Progress Days, the annual community festival held the weekend after the Fourth of July, in Bristol, Wis. begins today and will continue over three activity-packed days on July 11, 12, 13 The theme for this year is “Still Has The Jive” 1969-2014. The festivities include […]

Bristol Progress Days Parade is Sunday

Note: Bristol Progress Days is a westofthei.com sponsor. — DH The Bristol Progress Days Parade will begin at 12:30 p.m. on Sunday. The parade is known for its large number of varied entries and its abundance of candy treats thrown by those in the parade. The parade route works its way through downtown Bristol and […]

Auction a big part of Bristol Progress Days

The auction on Sunday is a featured part of Bristol Progress Days. The list of items available for bid is extensive with something for everyone. The auction starts at 2 p.m., in the west pavilion at Hansen Park. Bristol Progress Days, the annual community festival held the weekend after the Fourth of July, in Bristol, […]

Live music part of Progress Days fun

Note: Bristol Progress Days is a westofthei.com sponsor. — DH Music is always a part of the fun at Bristol Progress Days. Here is the lineup for this year: Saturday, July 12 by 4 Grand. Sunday, July 13 by Burro Creek. Bristol Progress Days, the annual community festival held the weekend after the Fourth of […]

Annual honors are announced at Bristol Progress Days banquet

Note: Bristol Progress Days is a westofthei.com sponsor. — DH One of the first events of Bristol Progress Days is the banquet, which is always held on the first day of the festival. This year’s banquet will be on Friday, July 11. The banquet is held at Parkway Chateau on Highway 50. At the banquet […]

Bristol Progress Days 2014 will be July 11, 12, 13

Note: Bristol Progress Days is a westofthei.com sponsor. — DH Bristol Progress Days, the annual community festival held the weekend after the Fourth of July, in Bristol, Wis. will take place over three activity-packed days on July 11, 12, 13 The theme for this year is “Still Has The Jive” 1969-2014. The festivities include the Miss […]

Bristol Progress Days seeks entries for parade and car show

The Progress Days Parade Committee would like to extend an invitation to you to be in their parade and car show. This year will be the parade’s 45th year. The parade date is July 13. The theme for this year is: “Still has the Jive: 1969-2014.” The starting time is 12:30 p.m.; parade participants are expected […]

Bristol Progress Days Craft and Vendor Expo April 5

The second annual Bristol Progress Days Craft and Vendor Expo will take place Saturday, April 5 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Bristol School, 20121 83rd St., in the large gym. Lunch  provided by VFW will be available for purchase. There will be a visit from the Easter Bunny from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. […]

Bristol Progress Days Second Annual Craft Fair and Expo seeking vendors

Bristol Progress Days Second Annual Craft Fair and Expo will take place Saturday, April 5 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Bristol School. Business owners and crafters are being sought to exhibit at the event.  Contact  fair coordinators Lisa Wadin at 857-3099  LWadin@wi.rr.com or Carol Gorsuch  at 857-9769 CGorsuch@wi.rr.com for more information and an application. The cost of a […]

Bristol Progress Days 2013 parade coverage

The Bristol Progress Days Parade stepped off right on time Sunday under sunny skies and before streets lined with audience all along the route. This year’s parade included seven bands as well as entries from community organizations, businessses, churches and other groups. Here are some more photos from freelance photographer Earlene Frederick:

Natalie LaForge is 2013 Miss Bristol

Natalie LaForge was named the 2013 Miss Bristol at the Bristol Progress Days coronation banquet Friday night. As Miss Bristol, LaForge will represent the community for the next year at various events, starting with this year’s Progress Days festival this weekend. LaForge, 17, will be a senior at Central High School this fall. At school […]

Kayli Bohr named 2013 Bristol junior outstanding citizen

Kayli Bohr was named the 2013 Bristol junior outstanding citizen at the Bristol Progress Days coronation banquet Friday evening. Kayli is 12, and will be a seventh grader this fall at Bristol School. She is the daughter of Steve and Rhonda Bohr. Here is some video of Kayli being named the junior citizen: Kayli’s nomination […]

Cheryl Nichols is 2013 Bristol Outstanding Citizen

Cheryl Nichols was announced as this year’s Bristol Outstanding Citizen at the Bristol Progress Days Banquet Friday at the Parkway Chateau. Nichols active role in her church, Zion Lutheran Church, and as a member of the main Progress Days Committee and several of its sub-committees were cited in her nomination. Here is some video of […]

Bristol Progress Days begins today

Note: Bristol Progress Days is a westofthei.com sponsor. — DH Bristol Progress Days, the annual community festival held the weekend after the Fourth of July, in Bristol, Wis. will take place over three activity-packed days on July 12, 13, 14. The theme for this year is Around the World in 2013. The festivities include the […]

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