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Units responding to crash in Bristol

At about 8:05 a.m., Bristol Fire and Rescue units are responding to a report of a crash at Highways MB and C in Bristol. Share23 Tweet Share Pin +1 StumbleShares 23

Bristol to seek grant for restoring oak savanna at Bristol Bay Passive Park

Bristol is applying for a grant to help restore land at the Bristol Bay Passive Park to the oak savanna that was in the area before settlement. The park, which is still under development,  is located at approximately the southeast corner of Highways 45 and 50. This will be a passive or conservation park, designed […]

Units responding for crash in Bristol

At about 2:26 p.m., Bristol Fire and Rescue units are responding to a report of a crash at Highway 45 and 50 in Bristol. Per dispatch: Scene is just south of Highway 50 on Highway 45. At least one injury being reported. UPDATE 2:27 p.m. — Salem Lakes Fire/Rescue is requested to respond as mutual […]

Bristol Fire Department conducts 2018 recognition ceremony

Sunday morning, Bristol Fire Department honored members of its past and current members of the department. They gathered at the Bristol Firefighter’s Memorial, created to commemorate the bravery, courage, honor, and valor of Bristol firefighters, past and present, and pay tribute to the men and women who have served Bristol. It was dedicated in 2016. […]

Units responding for crash on state line

At about 2:39 p.m., Bristol Fire and Rescue and sheriff’s deputies are responding to a report of a crash in the 12000 block of 128th Street along the Wisconsin-Illinois state line. Per dispatch: A car and a pick up truck are involved. UPDATE about 2:42 p.m. — Newport Fire Department also dispatched. Share Tweet Share […]

Units responding to crash in Bristol

At about 5:42 p.m., Bristol Fire and Rescue units and sheriff’s deputies are responding to the 20800 block of Highway V in Bristol. Per dispatch: Crash involves a car and a bicyclist. Share15 Tweet Share Pin +1 StumbleShares 15

2018 Bristol Progress Days Parade coverage (VIDEO & PHOTOS)

The 2018 Bristol Progress Days Parade made its way through the streets of the village Sunday afternoon. The parade, an annual part of the yearly community Progress Days festival, featured entries from local organizations, businesses, elected officials and candidates for public office and several marching bands. The theme this year was “Shooting for the Stars […]

Brystal Schultz is 2018 Miss Bristol

Brystal Schultz was named the 2018 Miss Bristol on Friday at the banquet that kicks off the Progress Days community festival. The naming of Miss Bristol is a traditional part of the banquet that kicks off the first day of the three-day community festival. First runner-up was Kaitlyn Shaffer, second runner-up and Miss Congeniality was […]

Ayden Crowe and David James (DJ) Wiebers named 2018 Bristol Junior Outstanding Citizens

Ayden Crowe and David James (DJ) Wiebers were named the 2018 Bristol Junior Outstanding Citizens at the Progress Days Banquet Friday evening. Each year a girl and a boy are named outstanding citizens as part of the Progress Days community festival. Crowe, 11, in her introduction was recognized as being very involved in school, receving […]

Cheryl Widen and Mike Hole named 2018 Bristol Outstanding Citizens

Cheryl Widen and Mike Hole were named the 2018 Bristol Outstanding Citizens as part of the Bristol Progress Days opening night banquet. Each year one man and one woman from Bristol is selected for the honor as a traditional part of the Progress Days community festival. Widen was lauded by her nominator for service to […]

A word from our sponsors: Bristol Progress Days 2018 will be July 13, 14, 15

Note: Bristol Progress Days is a westofthei.com sponsor. This is a paid announcement. — DH Bristol Progress Days, the annual community festival held the weekend after the Fourth of July, in Bristol, will take place over three days on July 13, 14, 15. The theme for this year is “Shooting for the Stars 2018.” The […]

Units responding for smoke on I-94

At about 6:37 p.m., Bristol Fire and Rescue is responding to a request from Newport Fire Department for assistance in the northbound lanes of I-94 at about mile marker 2. Per dispatch: Incident is a car with smoke. Bristol is requested to send a squad. Share6 Tweet Share Pin +1 StumbleShares 6

Bristol Fire and Rescue commissions new ladder truck

Bristol Fire and Rescue members, local and state elected officials and other supporters of the department and community officially put a new ladder truck into service for the fire department at the Fire Station Monday evening. The new Truck 5231 is Bristol’s first all new, custom-built aerial ladder truck and was fabricated by Pierce Manufacturing […]

Bristol Fire and Rescue to commission new ladder truck Monday

Bristol Fire and Rescue will conduct a commissioning, wet down and push in of its new ladder truck on Monday, June 18 at 7 p.m., at the Fire Station. The public is invited to attend the ceremony. The Fire Station is located at 83rd Street and 198th Avenue in Bristol. The new truck is a […]

Bridge over Dutch Gap receives WisDOT funds for repairs

A bridge along the state line is among those announced Thursday as being part of the 2018-2022 Local Bridge Improvement Program. The bridge over Dutch Gap Canal in Bristol is the local awarded, says a press release for the state Department of Transportation. From a WisDOT announcement of the program released Thursday: Governor Scott Walker […]

Units responding to crash in Bristol

At about 3:52 p.m., Bristol Fire and Rescue units and sheriff’s deputies are responding to a report of a crash in the 18400 block of Highway 50 in Bristol. UPDATE 3:54 p.m. — Deputies on scene report crash is on Highway D, south of Highway 50. One vehicle involved, in the ditch. One person injured. […]

Community turns out for Herda Farm fire benefit

Western Kenosha County an estimated 700-plus people turned out Friday evening to support a local farm family that suffered major loses to their property in a May 1 fire. The Herda Farm in Wheatland lost its cow barn and suffered other damage to structures in the fires. No people were hurt and all the farm’s […]

Power outage in Bristol

A power outage has hit a portion of Bristol as of about 6:40 p.m. We Energies is reporting the outage is due to a tree. A crew has been assigned to resolve the problem. UPDATE 8:26 p.m. — We Energies reporting outage resolved. Share Tweet Share Pin +1 StumbleShares 0

Units responding for crash in Bristol

At about 9:02 p.m., Bristol Fire and Rescue units and sheriff’s deputies are responding for a report of a crash in the 6900 block of Highway 45 in Bristol. UPDATE 9:05 p.m. — Updated location is closer to Highway K (6000 block). UPDATE 9:09 p.m. — Bristol to respond with another ambulance and Salem Lakes […]

Units responding for fire in Bristol

At about 11:40 a.m., Bristol Fire and Rescue units are responding to a report of a fire in the 8600 block of 200th Avenue in Bristol. Per dispatch; A bush is reported on fire. UPDATE 11:42 a.m. — Deputy on scene reports fire is under control. Other responding units can hold in quarters. Share Tweet […]

Power outage centered in Bristol

At 7:55 a.m., We Energies is reporting a power outage centered at Highways 50 and 45 in Bristol. The cause is under investigation and 646 customers are being reported as affected. UPDATE 9:48 a.m. — Outage being reported as resolved. Share Tweet Share Pin +1 StumbleShares 0

Local fire department responding for mutual aid to Antioch

At about 4:58 p.m., Bristol Fire and Rescue units are responding to a request for mutual aid from the Antioch Fire Department, which has a structure fire at 835 Holbeck Drive in Antioch. Per dispatch: Bristol is being requested to respond with a engine for a change of quarters. Share17 Tweet Share Pin +1 StumbleShares […]

Bristol open burning ban lifted

The ban on open burning in Bristol enacted earlier this week has been lifted. From a communication from Bristol Fire and Rescue Chief John Niederer distributed Thursday: Effective May 5th, 2018 at 0600hrs (6 a.m.) open burning will be permitted in accordance with Village Ordinance Sec. 5-2-8. Please have a current 2018 burn permit and check […]

Open burning ban issued for Bristol

Bristol Fire and Rescue Chief John Niederer has issued a burning ban for Bristol. From a news release issued Wednesday: Effective immediately open burning is not permitted in the Village of Bristol. This ban will stay in place until the U.S Drought Monitor for Southeast Wisconsin reduces the fire risk from high to a lower […]

Units responding for crash in Bristol

At about 8:55 p.m., Bristol Fire and Rescue units are responding to a crash at Highways WG and U in Bristol. Per dispatch: Sheriff’s deputies already on the scene. One person involved in the crash needs to be checked out for injuries. Share Tweet Share Pin +1 StumbleShares 0

2018 Bristol Arbor Day celebration coverage (PHOTOS)

Some Bristol village officials and other tree lovers celebrated Arbor Day Saturday at the village dog park. It was a working celebration, with participants spreading wood chips at the base of the trees at the park. This is Bristol sixth year being designated as a Tree City USA. Holding an Arbor Day celebration is one […]

Bristol exploring other ways of funding address signs

Some members of the Bristol Village Board are ready to explore other ways of funding uniform address signs as a way to jump start the installation of the public safety devices. The issue was discussed at Monday’s regular Village Board meeting. Uniform address signs are designed to make it easier for emergency services personnel to […]

Local fire department responding to Lake County for mutual aid

At about 5:12 p.m., Bristol Fire and Rescue is responding to a request for mutual aid from the Newport Fire Department for a brush fire in the 42700 block of North Sheridan Oaks Road in Lake County, Illinois. Bristol is being requested to respond with an ATV. Share Tweet Share Pin +1 StumbleShares 0

Moving the Old Bristol Town Hall

After three years of fundraising and planning, the Bristol Historical Society saw the 1870 Town Hall moved from county property to Fireman’s Park, across from the current Village Hall. The move was just as much an achievement in utility movement. WEenrgies and assisting power company units relocated lines by lowering them, raising them, or when […]

Move of old Bristol town hall to prompt road closures, powers outages Tuesday

The moving of the 1870 Bristol town hall from its current location in a county park along Highway C to downtown Bristol in Firemen’s Park will take place Tuesday. The structure is already up on a trailer and ready to be moved down Highway C starting at 9 a.m., Tuesday. Highway C will be closed […]

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