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State orders Paris to hold recall election for Town Board

The Wisconsin Elections Commission found Friday that the Paris town clerk’s finding of insufficiency for recall petitions of the Town Board members was in error and ordered that the town move ahead with a recall election to be held in late November. A staff recommendation, which the commission accepted, stated in part: The conclusion of […]

Paris, Somers, Kenosha come to agreement on I-94 development, border and extension of water/sewer service

Officials from Paris, Somers and Kenosha announced an agreement Tuesday afternoon regarding I-94 development, extending sewer and water service to that area and a permanent border for Paris at a special meeting of the Paris Town Board. “Today, we have a tentative agreement and we’re in concurrence with one another on the major tenets going […]

Units responding for crash in Paris

At about 9:58 a.m., Paris Fire and Rescue units and sheriff’s deputies are responding to a report of a crash at Highway 142 and Highway UE in Paris. Per dispatch: Crash involves a car and a truck. One person my be trapped in their vehicle.

Units responding for alarm in Paris

At about 3:26 p.m., Paris Fire and Rescue units and a sheriff’s deputy are responding to the 20400 block of 45th Street in Paris for a supervisory alarm. UPDATE 3:38 p.m. — Fire unit arriving on scene reports no visible signs of fire from outside. UPDATE 3:57 p.m. –Fire units have returned to quarters.

Units responding for crash along Paris-Bristol border

At about 2:40 p.m., Paris Fire and Rescue units and sheriff’s deputies are responding for a report of a crash in the 12500 block of Highway K (60th Street) along the Paris-Bristol border. Per dispatch: Vehicle may be rolled over. UPDATE 2:49 p.m. — Fire units arriving on scene reports a single vehicle on its […]

Status of Paris recall election still undecided

The fate of a recall election for the Paris Town Board is still working its way through a state commission. A total of three complaints filed by Joe Kolnik against Paris town Clerk Beverly McCumber were received Aug. 10 and Aug. 12 – one against each decision to find insufficiency of the petition for recall for the […]

A word from our sponsors: Twin Lakes Chamber’s Business in the Park Business Expo, Annual Car Show and Craft fair is Aug. 27

Note: Twin Lakes Area Chamber and Business Association is a sponsor. This is a paid announcement. — DH The Twin Lakes Area Chamber and Business Association’s Business in the Park Business Expo, 2nd Annual Car Show and Craft fair will take place Saturday, Aug. 27 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. in downtown Twin Lakes. The street […]

Units responding for fire in Paris

At about 12:13 p.m., Paris Fire and Rescue units and sheriff’s deputies are responding to a report of a car fire in the 21400 block of Highway NN in Paris. UPDATE 7:19 p.m. — Paris Chief Roland Iwen shared some more information about this incident at the Town Board meeting Tuesday night. He said the […]

Paris Town Board recall organizers to appeal decision rejecting recall election

The organizers of a recall of the Paris Town Board say they will challenge the decision of town Clerk Beverly McCumber that the petitions calling for a recall of the Town Board were insufficient. Said recall leader Joseph Kolnik via a Facebook post: Elections are the method in which an elector’s voice is heard. This action denies that […]

Baby exhumed in 26 year old homicide case

Today, the Kenosha Sheriff’s Department exhumed their first grave for criminal investigation. It took almost four hours to do it.  “It’s something that the department has never done, according to Sgt. Eric Klinkhammer.  It not something that’s done very often”.  They had to go through the maps of the cemetery, and the location of the […]

Paris responding to Interstate

3:27 pm Paris Fire and Rescue responding to the 100 block of I-94 for a vehicle smoking. 3:29 a caller reported a van by the median with smoke showing. 5500 enroute. 3:34 pm Deputy going the other way does not see a fire.

Paris supervisor proposes debate with recall candidates

Paris town Supervisor Ron Kammerzelt, at Tuesday’s regular monthly Town Board meeting, proposed having a debate with one or even all of the candidates who are seeking to recall the board. “I would personally like to talk with one of you or all of you at any time,” Kammerzelt said during citizens comments, stepping out from the table […]

Paris incumbents file challenge to recall petitions

The incumbent Paris Town Board members have filed formal challenges to the recall petitions filed last week. received notice of the challenges via an email from town Clerk Beverly McCumber, who said she received the challenges Friday. The email included a copy of each of the challenges from town Chairman Virgil Gentz and Supervisors Kenneth Monson […]

Paris recall organizers, one board member share views on recall

A week ago, petitions calling for a recall of all Paris Town Board members were submitted to the Paris town clerk. The clerk will have 31 days to decided if the petitions were sufficient to schedule an election, based on the requirements of state statutes. The recall is being spearheaded by a group of residents who oppose the town’s […]

Paris Town Board recall petitions submitted

Petitions calling for the recall of all members of the Paris Town Board were submitted to the town Wedensday. An announcement of the action was made via email to local media by a group of residents who oppose the town’s intergovernmental agreement with Somers that would see some 2,500 acres of Paris land transferred to Somers […]

Paris adds to legal budget

The Paris Town Board at its Tuesday regular monthly meeting added $200,000 to this year’s budget for legal expenses. Board members acknowledged that the change was necessary due to legal expenses related to its intergovernmental agreement with Somers, which is being challenged by some Paris residents and the city of Kenosha. “As everyone knows, dollars […]

Paris to hold special meeting regarding intergovernmental agreement with Kenosha and lawsuit

The Paris Town Board will hold a special meeting at 1 p.m. at Paris Town Hall, 16607 Burlington Road (Highway 142) in Paris. A notice distributed by the town clerk-treasurer Tuesday says the board intends to go into closed session to discuss matter related to the lawsuit against the town regarding the Somers-Pazris integovernmental agreement, an intergovernmental cooperation agreement between […]

Units responding for crash in Paris

At about 6:20 p.m., Paris Fire and Rescue units and sheriff’s deputies are responding to a crash at 7th Street and 172nd Avenue in Paris. Per dispatch: Crash involves a car and a motorcycle. UPDATE 6:26 p.m. — Flight for Life medical transport helicopter response being requested. UPDATE 7:14 p.m. — Flight for Life helicopter has […]

Petition for referendum on intergovernmental agreement rejected by Paris

A petition for a referendum on the intergovernmental agreement between Paris and Somers regarding land boundaries has been declared short of the needed signatures by Paris town Clerk Beverly McCumber. The state statute says the signatures must come from “the electors residing within the territory whose jurisdiction is subject to change as a result of the agreement.” The […]

One dies, one seriously injured in crash along county line

One man died and a woman was seriously injured in a crash at Highways 45 and KR along the Paris-Union Grove border Thursday evening. Form a media release from the Kenosha County Sheriff’s Department: On Thursday evening, May 5, 2016, at approximately 1700 hours (5 p.m.), the Kenosha County Sheriff’s Department responded to a two-vehicle […]

Units responding for fire in Paris

At about 3:56 p.m., Paris Fire and Rescue, Bristol Fire and Rescue, Pleasant Prairie Fire and Rescue and Somers Fire and Rescue units and sheriff’s deputies are responding to a report of a fire in the 18500 block of Burlington Road (Highway 142). Per dispatch: First report was that a dryer was on fire, but […]

Paris site of alleged arson has another fire

A fire at a property in Paris that is already the subject of one arson case had another fire Friday. Paris Fire and Rescue units and sheriff’s deputies responded to the fire in the 19400 block of 38th Street (Highway N) in Paris at about 5:17 a.m. Friday, said Paris fire Chief Roland Iwen. Arriving […]

Discussion of intergovernmental agreement dominates Paris annual meeting

Discussion concerning the recently approved  intergovernmental agreement with Somers dominated a marathon Paris annual meeting Tuesday evening. An audience of over 60 people at its peak asked questions of the board and at times making motions, most of which ultimately were advisory only. The meeting started at 7 p.m. and adjourned at about 10:25 p.m. On April […]

Units responding for down wire in Paris

At about 1:07 p.m., Paris Fire and Rescue units are responding to a report of a down wire in the 12900 block of Highway 142 in Paris.

Units responding to fire in Paris

At about 5:05 p.m., Paris Fire and Rescue units and sheriff’s deputies are responding to a report of a vehicle on fire in the 3400 block of 176th Avenue in Paris. Per dispatch: Caller reported a van on fire near a barn. UPDATE 5:08 p.m. — Deputy responding to the scene reports large plume of […]

Units responding to crash in Paris

At about 4:03 p.m., Paris Fire and Rescue units are responding to a crash at Highways 142 and A in Paris. Per dispatch: Crash involves a truck and a car. Injuries unknown at this time. UPDATE 4:06 p.m. — Paris Fire command requests Somers Fire and Rescue also respond. UPDATE 4:08 p.m. — Bristol Fire […]

Answers to common questions about Paris-Somers IGA

Part of the presentation at a meeting Thursday on the Paris-Somers intergovernmental agreement on a development corridor along I-94 focused on answering common question from residents about the contract. At a joint meeting Thursday, the Paris Town Baord and the Somers Village Board approved the IGA, which will be effective April 15. The agreement will have […]

Paris and Somers approve intergovernmental agreement on I-94 corridor

The Paris Town Board and the the Somers Village Board approved an intergovernmental agreement regarding I-94 development at a joint special meeting Thursday in Bristol. The meeting followed a public hearing on the agreement, which had almost 200 people in attendance. Most of the people who commented were property owners within the corridor of Paris that […]

Cruz campaign makes a stop in Paris

The campaign bus and entourage of Republican presidential candidate Ted Cruz made a stop in Paris Monday. Cruz stopped, like many another visitor to the area, at Mars Cheese Castle on Highway 142 at I-94. Cruz made his way around the store, posing for photos and sampling food. His young daughters had him try some flavored popcorn. […]

Paris-Somers intergovernmental agreement seeks to set stage for I-94 development

A proposed intergovernmental agreement being contemplated by Paris and Somers seeks to create an environment where development can occur along I-94 along the municipalities’ shared borders, benefiting both the town and the village, a draft version of the IGA obtained by suggests. The agreement is substantively done, but continues to undergo refinements leading up […]

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