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Local fire departments responding for mutual aid to Kenosha

Western Kenosha County fire departments are among those responding to requests for mutual aid from the Kenosha Fire Department, which is fighting a structure fire in the 1500 block of 54th Street. Bristol Fire and Rescue is requested to respond with a squad and a chief to cover a Kenosha station and Salem Lakes Fire/Rescue […]

Local fire departments responding for mutual aid to Gurnee, Ill.

At about 1:19 p.m., Bristol Fire and Rescue and Pleasant Prairie Fire and Rescue units are responding to a mutual aid request from the Gurnee (Ill.) Fire Department for a crash on I-94 at about the 1.25 mile marker. Per dispatch: Bristol is due to respond with an ambulance and a squad. Pleasant Prairie Fire […]

Trick or treat hours changed to Saturday in Bristol; staying on Thursday in Paddock Lake, Salem Lakes, Randall, Twin Lakes

An unpleasant weather forecast has prompted one local municipality to change trick or treat hours this year, but most Western Kenosha County municipalities have decided to stick with sending the youngsters out on Halloween on Thursday as originally planned. Bristol on Wednesday afternoon changed trick or treating hours in Bristol to Saturday, Nov. 2, from […]

Units responding for alarm in Bristol

At about 6:34 p.m., Bristol Fire and Rescue units are responding for an alarm in the 12000 block of Bristol Road (Highway 45) in Bristol. Per dispatch: This is a supervisory fire alarm at a business. UPDATE about 6:40 p.m. — Fire unit arriving on scene reports no signs of smoke or fire from exterior. […]

Bristol Deputy David Gomez honored with 2019 First Responder of the Year Award for 61st Assembly Dist.

State Rep. Samantha Kerkman (R-Salem Lakes) presented the First Responder of the Year Award for the 61st Assembly District to Kenosha County Sheriff’s Deputy David Gomez at a ceremony in Madison on Thursday. Gomez joined 79 other first responders at the State Capitol to receive this award and be honored by the Wisconsin State Assembly.  Deputy […]

Job’s Daughters hosting open house Sunday, Oct. 6

Job’s Daughters Bethel 79 is hosting an open house from 1 to 2:30 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 6, at Washburn Masonic Center, 8102 199th Ave., Bristol. The event will have an informational session, a fun activity for girls and light refreshments. Job’s Daughters is an organization for girls and young women ages 10 to 20. Members […]

2019 Growing with Bristol Fall Fest is Sept. 21

The Growing with Bristol 2019 Fall Fest will be held Sept. 21. The family oriented, free event will offer a variety of activities and contests. Most of the activities will take place at Hansen Park, 86th Place and 198th Avenue in Bristol. Activities are scheduled from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. More information including a […]

Local fire departments responding for mutual aid to Burlington for fire

Local fire departments are responding for mutual aid to the Burlington Fire Department for a structure fire in the 500 block of State Street. Due to respond are: Town of Wheatland Fire Department with an engine, Randall Fire Department with a tender (water tanker) and Paris Fire and Rescue with an ambulance. Requested to respond […]

Retired Kenosha FD battalion chief displays 9-11 memorial in Bristol

This is a photo of a 9-11 Memorial display in the Bristol front yard of retired Kenosha Fire Department Battalion Chief Richard “BO” Bosanko. About 9-11 Bosanko said: I was on duty at the fire station on 9-11-2001 when the planes hit the towers.  We watched the horror unfolding on television like the rest of the […]

Units responding for crash in Bristol

At about 9:03 a.m., Bristol Fire and Rescue units and sheriff’s deputies are responding for a report of a crash at Highways 45 and C in Bristol. Share17Tweet17 Shares

Units responding for alarm in Bristol

At about 9:20 a.m., Bristol Fire and Rescue units are responding for an alarm at a business in the 12700 block of 60th Street (Highway K) in Bristol. Per dispatch: Alarms are registering from multiple points in the building. Share2Tweet2 Shares

Bristol finds dams on canal with Sheriff’s Department drone

Bristol recently uncovered two dams obstructing drainage on the Dutch Gap canal with an assist from the Kenosha County Sheriff’s Department surveillance drone. Removing such obstructions is key to getting the canal to drain better, which affects areas of the village from Lake George south. The drone was flown over an area of the canal […]

Rainy Monday; dry rest of the work week

It’s rainy on Monday morning and it should rain the rest of the day, but that should be it for precipitation through Friday, says the latest, local National Weather Service forecast. Rain is expected to fall much of the day on Monday. There will be a lesser chance of rain starting at about 4 p.m. […]

Identity released of motorcyclist who died in Salem Lakes crash

The identity of a motorcyclist who died in a crash in Salem Lakes on Monday has been released by the Kenosha County Sheriff’s Department. Jonathan G. Wynn, 30, of Bristol, died at the scene, a sheriff’s department news release said. A Sheriff’s Department news release said Wynn was in about the 21900 block of Highway […]

Bristol effort to clean out canal my get an eye in the sky assist from Sheriff’s Dept.

Bristol has an ongoing problem with keeping the Dutch Gap Canal clear so it can properly drain the many acres of Bristol land that flow into it. Despite the village’s efforts to keep the canal free of obstructions from tree branches to beaver dams, the channel seems to not stay free flowing for long. But […]

Western Kenosha County not escaping opioid crisis, says DA

Western Kenosha County may have largely escaped other drug death crises, but opioids — prescription and illegal — are killing West of the I residents at about the same rate as east of the I residents, District Attorney Michael Graveley told the Bristol Village Board Monday. “I’ve never seen a drug crisis that had this […]

Units responding for crash in Bristol

At about 4:06 p.m., Bristol Fire and Rescue units and sheriff’s deputies are responding to the 13600 block of 104th Street in Bristol for a crash. Per dispatch: Two vehicles involved, one of which is a motorcycle. Share16Tweet16 Shares

Bristol Firemen’s Association 2019 Bristol Fire & Rescue Recognition Ceremony coverage (PHOTOS & VIDEO)

The Bristol Firemen’s Association celebrated the 50th year of the Bristol Rescue Squad at this year’s recognition ceremony on July 14 at the fire station. Former Chief Don Wienke was a featured speaker. Wienke received his emergency medical technician certification in 1966. He was the first EMT on the department. Last year Bristol Fire and […]

Deputies responding for crash in Bristol

At about 9:58 a.m., sheriff’s deputies are responding to a crash at Highways Q and U in Bristol. Per dispatch: Crash involves two vehicles. Scene is not blocking the roadway. No injuries being reported at this time. Share10Tweet10 Shares

Units responding for crash in Bristol

At about 7:59 a.m., Bristol Fire and Rescue units are responding to a report of a crash at Highway 45 and 121st Street in Bristol. Per dispatch: Crash involves a semi truck and an SUV. Injuries being reported. Deputies already on scene. Share23Tweet23 Shares

2019 Bristol Progress Days ping pong drop coverage (VIDEO)

Bristol Progress Days introduced a new contest this year — a ping pong ball drop. Leading up to the drop on Saturday evening, people could purchase a ball for $2. All of the ball were then carried 86 feet up the Bristol Fire and Rescue aerial ladder by firefighter Steve Bohr. Bohr then dropped the […]

2019 Bristol Progress Days adult games coverage

Free kids games and a pedal tractor pull have long been a part of Saturday at Bristol Progress Days, but this year games were added for older kids and adults. One of the contests was pie eating. Contestants had to eat with their hands behind their backs and finish a pudding and whipped cream pie. […]

From picnic to three-day festival: That’s Progress

Bristol Progress Days celebrating 50 years in 2019 Bristol Progress Days, which Western Kenosha County now knows as an annual three-day community festival with live music, softball tournament, a huge parade, fireworks and more, had humble beginnings 50 years ago. It all started as a picnic. In 1969, Bristol town Chairman Earl Hollister and Don […]

Bristol Historical Society holds grand opening for Davidson Hall

The Bristol Wisconsin Historical Society held a grand opening at Davidson Hall Sunday. The event was the first public showing of the nearly finished hall and the many historical relics inside. The hall, which once was the Bristol Town Hall, was moved last year from its original location along Highway C in Bristol Woods County […]

Local fire dept. responding for mutual aid to Pleasant Prairie

At about 11:22 a.m., Bristol Fire and Rescue is responding to a request for mutual aid from Pleasant Prairie Fire and Rescue for a crash at 120th Avenue and Wilmot Road (Highway C) in Pleasant Prairie. Per dispatch: Bristol is requested to respond with an ambulance. ShareTweet0 Shares

Local fire department responding for mutual aid to Zion, Ill.

At about 6:35 p.m., Bristol Fire and Rescue is responding to a request for mutual aid for the Zion Fire Department for a fire in the 16600 block of Russell Road in Zion. Per dispatch: This is described as a fully involved semi-tractor trailer. Bristol is being requested to respond with a tender (water tanker). […]

Child injured in Bristol crash

A 7-year-old child was among those injured in a crash in Bristol Friday evening. From a news release from the Kenosha County Sheriff’s Department: The Kenosha County Sheriff’s Department is investigating a two-vehicle crash at the intersection of Highway Q (104th Street) and Highway U (136th Ave) in the Village of Bristol that resulted in […]

Units responding to crash in Bristol

At about 6:23 p.m., Bristol Fire and Rescue units and sheriff’s deputies are responding to a report of a crash at Highways Q and U in Bristol. Per dispatch: Injuries being reported. Two vehicles involved. UPDATE 6:34 p.m. — Fire unit arriving on scene reports one vehicle in the ditch and all occupants out of […]

Local fire departments responding for mutual aid to Antioch

At about 3:15 p.m., Salem Lakes Fire/Rescue and Bristol Fire and Rescue units are responding to a request for mutual aid from the Antioch Fire Department. Per dispatch: Salem Lakes is requested to respond with a tender (water tanker) and Bristol with a ladder truck to a structure fire in the 22300 block of West […]

Wrong way driver collides with two vehicles on Highway 50

A man from Illinois was arrested and awaits charges in connection with driving the wrong way on Highway 50 in Bristol Sunday morning, hitting two other vehicles in the process. From a Kenosha County Sheriff’s Department news release: On 05-12-2019 at 11:19 am the Kenosha County Sheriff’s Department, Village of Bristol Fire and Rescue, and […]

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