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Units responding for crash on I-94

At about 1:50 p.m., Paris Fire and Rescue units are responding for  a report of a crash in the southbound lanes at Highway 158. Per dispatch: Two vehicles involved. Vehicles are in the median. A tire may be on the roadway. Air bags deployed in at least one of the vehicles. Injuries unknown.

Paris Town Board incumbents keep positions in recall election

All the incumbent Paris Town Board members won in a recall election held Tuesday. Results as posted at the Town of Paris website at about 8:23 p.m. are: Chairman — Virgil Gentz  397; Joe Kolnik 256. Supervisor 1 — Ron Kammerzelt 397; Paul Terry 255. Supervisor 2 — Ken Monson  388; Robert Fliess  263. Gentz and Kammerzelt’s margins of victory were nearly […]

Units responding to crash in Paris

At about 6:28 p.m., Paris Fire and Rescue units and sheriff’s deputies are responding to a report of a crash near Highway 45 and Highway N in Paris. Per dispatch: Single vehicle is off the road. Several occupants in the vehicle. Extent of injuries unknown. UPDATE 6:30 p.m. — Bristol Fire and Rescue dispatched to […]

Paris Town Board recall election is today

Voters in Paris can cast a ballot in the Paris Town Board recall election Tuesday. The polls at the Town Of Paris Safety Building, 16607 Burlington Road  (Highway 142), will be open until 8 p.m. Incumbent Chairman Virgil Gentz is being challenged by Joseph Kolnik. Incumbent Supervisor Ron Kammerzelt is being challenged by Paul Terry. Incumbent Supervisor Ken […]

Paris Town Board recall election candidate questionnaires

Voters in Paris will be able to vote in a recall of the Town Board election on Nov. 22. Incumbent Chairman Virgil Gentz is being challenged by Joseph Kolnik. Incumbent Supervisor Ron Kammerzelt is being challenged by Paul Terry. Incumbent Supervisor Ken Monson is being challenged by Robert Fliess. westofthei.com sent identical questionnaires to each […]

Units responding for crash along Bristol-Paris border

At about 5:50 p.m., Bristol Fire and Rescue units and Paris Fire and Rescue units are responding to a crash at Highways 45 and K along the Bristol-Paris border. Per dispatch: Deputy at scene reports one car is in a field in the southeast corner and another vehicle off the road in the southwest corner. […]

Units responding for crash along Bristol-Paris border

At about 6:37 p.m., Paris Fire and Rescue units and sheriff’s deputies are responding for a report of a crash in the 16800 block of Highway K (60th Street) along the Bristol-Paris border. Per dispatch: One vehicle involved with single occupant injured. UPDATE 6:46 p.m. — Deputy requests tow. Says heavy passenger side damage.

Paris Town Board recall election debate coverage (VIDEO)

The Paris Town Board recall election debate took place Thursday evening at Paris School. As expected, the three incumbent Paris Town Board members — Virgil Gentz, Ron Kammerzelt and Ken Monson — attended and participated and the three challengers — Joseph Kolnik, Robert Fliess and Paul Terry — did not. About 30 audience members attended. […]

Kammerzelt sets time and place for Paris Town Board recall debate

Paris town Supervisor Ron Kammerzelt firmed up plans for a debate before the Nov. 22 Town Board recall election, but he might be kind of lonely that night. Kammerzelt said, in an email we received Friday, a debate will take place Thursday, Nov. 10 at Paris School, starting at 6:30 p.m. In a follow-up message Kammerzelt said […]

Paris passes resolution regarding new IGA with Somers and Kenosha

The Paris Town Board unanimously passed a resolution regarding a new intergovernmental agreement between Paris, Somers and Kenosha regarding development along I-94 and boundaries. The approval was expected as a tentative memo of understanding regarding the resolution was approved earlier by all three entities. The action came at the board’s regular monthly meeting Tuesday The […]

Paris Town Board recall nominations close with just expected challengers

As nominations for the recall election for the Paris Town Board closed Tuseday there were no surprises with just the already announced challengers filing papers. That means on the ballot Chairman Virgil Gentz will be challenged by Joseph Kolnik, Supervisor Ken Monson will be challenged by Robert Fliess and Supervisor Ronald Kammerzelt will be challenged […]

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 westofthei.com 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. westofthei.com 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 […]

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