Solidarity with the ahr valley

The flood disaster in july, which in some cases took everything from many people, moves the school family of the siegmund-loewe-realschule very much. Now director uwe schonfeld was able to hand over the proud sum of 8000 euro for flood victims in marienthal. The money had been collected at the "day of solidarity.

"Once again this year, many of our students did voluntary work among their families and acquaintances to generate donations," the director said proudly. The annual campaign is intended to show that humanity and solidarity are high on the school's agenda. Through the parents' council of the school, there is direct contact with the head of the village, rolf schmitt from marienthal. There the flood relief marienthal e.V. Founded to coordinate the joint reconstruction of the village.

"Marienthal is a district of the town of bad neuenahr in the district of ahrweiler. The municipality has 103 inhabitants and about 20 houses", tells the BRK-ler robert unglaub, who as group leader disaster control unit together with colleagues of the circle federation kronach of 27. July to 31. July in the disaster area ahrtal was used. Their immediate area of operation was marienthal.


Annika graser and leonie kreil lend a hand

Save us who can. That’s the campaign FF USV jena is using to fight for survival. And in the middle of it all: two female soccer players from the district of bad kissingen who are under contract to the thuringian second division team. Annika graser moved to jena in 2014. She previously played soccer for her hometown club SV aura, TSV grobbardorf and ETSV wurzburg. Leonie kreil, who started her career at FC poppenroth, also moved to grobbardorf, later to the U-17 team of FC bayern munchen, and from there to ETSV wurzburg; and in 2016, as an 18-year-old, went to a college in the u.S. To fulfill her dream of playing professional soccer at the university of west florida. Both players were specially supported by dfb base coach peter ruckel and are regular players in jena.

For years, the club has been a good address for talented youngsters from franconia because of its proximity to the region. "Leonie came from the USA in the summer to find her feet in germany again. And annika is more or less a "homegrown", says press spokesman robert schmiedel about the 19-year-old, who will graduate from high school next year and then wants to go to university. Where, annika graser deliberately leaves this open. Instead, enjoy the days off before the start of training in january with the family on the franconian saale river. "What is happening at the moment naturally keeps you busy. This is about the existence of a club. In the meantime, this is also an affair of the heart", says the high school student who plays her sport on a semi-professional level.

In november, the board of directors informed the women’s soccer club, which has about 200 members, that it was about 100,000 euros short of funds that had to be raised by the end of the season. "In the 1. League, there were grants of 300,000 euros per season; as a second-division club, there are only 30,000 euros left.", says robert schmiedel. In addition, there are current demands from the employers’ liability insurance association, and a loan from a belgian inverstor in the amount of 100,000 euros is also listed under "liabilities" at. FF USV, an offshoot of the large university sports club with its focus on mass sports, had been playing in the national league for ten years without interruption before relegation became the trigger for financial problems. "But we are not giving up. And it’s nice to see how the cohesion of all those involved has grown. Our sponsors have also moved even closer to the club", says schmiedel, who receives an expense allowance as a press spokesman and will begin an apprenticeship with deutsche bahn in january. Without volunteer work, women’s soccer in jena would not be possible. An average of 300 spectators came to bundesliga games, now there are about 150.


Association lobbies for new toilet facility in klaushof

association lobbies for new toilet facility in klaushof

The chairman of the "friends of the klaushof wild park" association, prof. Dr. Ekke haupt, gave a brief overview of the association’s activities at the members’ meeting. St. Nicholas festival, easter nest hunt and wild park festival attracted many visitors from near and far. However, the association is also committed to the further development of the wild park in a less publicized manner. Haupt took this opportunity to thank all the helpers in front of and behind the scenes for their tireless efforts. He also praised the good cooperation with the city, the nature conservation association and the forestry administration. The new elections went off without a hitch. The old board of directors was re-elected for another four years without any changes: chairman prof. Dr. Ekke haupt, deputy gerald klemm, secretary dr. Gudrun heil-franke, treasurer martina licht. The auditors markus eckert and gunther rothe were also confirmed in their offices.
Afterwards, there was a lively exchange of ideas about upcoming projects and desirable improvements. Again the lack of contemporary toilet facilities was criticized. With around 60,000 visitors a year and weekly visits from school classes, the renovation is not a luxury but an absolute necessity. Thankfully, dr. Heil-franke made himself familiar with ecological toilets. They do not require any connections or fundament. A wooden building with a barrier-free toilet and two additional toilets and an external urinal is expected to cost 14,500 euros. A baby changing area should be planned.
A visitor analysis showed that two thirds of the visitors are families with children. Toilets with baby changing facilities were at the top of the list of proposed improvements. Now that the wildpark has developed into a supra-local environmental education facility, eco-toilets would also serve as a role model.
The concept of the wild park as an environmental education facility and as an extracurricular teaching and learning site also fits in with the concept developed by wild park director axel maunz of a bee educational stand (in place of the raven enclosure) in connection with a circular route on the subject of bees and butterflies and their habitats. A wetland and a dry biotope are to be created along the path, a butterfly forest planted and a perennial flower meadow planted. The edge of the forest should also be made insect-friendly.
The number of flying insects has decreased by 75 percent in the last 30 years. The association therefore supports this project. Emphasizing the importance of the honeybee as a domestic animal in our cultural landscape also fits in well with the concept of the wild park. Fortunately, the city budgeted 15,000 euros for the project and submitted an application for funding in accordance with the "guidelines for the promotion of regional forest attractions" put. If the project called "unknown species diversity in near-natural forest insects and their habitats" if the project is approved as eligible for funding, implementation could begin immediately.
Axel maunz also pointed out that the wildpark should get a broadband connection and an info-point for the surrounding attractions. Also desirable is an increased marketing, a national advertising on busses as well as an expansion of the homepage and the use of facebook and youtube.
Gerald klemm


Deadwood garden yes, but not at the cemetery

The former fire station in effeldorf is to be put up for sale. The dettelbach city councilors agreed on this with 11:7 votes in their meeting on monday evening. Even if the district’s horticultural and fruit beautification association would have liked to use the house as a storage space for gardening tools: a second municipal building next to the former school is not necessary for a council majority in the district. In addition, when the decision was made to build a new fire station in effeldorf, the council agreed to sell the old building once it had been completed. For some councillors it was also a question of justice: many dettelbacher associations would have to worry themselves about an appropriate accommodation.

Further points of the meeting were:

Almost all council members found the proposal of the environmental and nature conservation group dettelbach in the landesbund fur vogelschutz for the construction of a deadwood garden to be excellent, however, some of them had reservations about the proposed location at the cemetery. In the deadwood garden otherwise not usable fresh wood is to be "carted together" and be able to weather. For many animals and plants, a habitat that is hardly available anymore due to cleared forests. Majority the city council assigned the administration to find together with the LBV an appropriate property in the external area.


The burgerhaus wustenahorn has its first ceremony

On thursday afternoon, mayor norbert tessmer immured current issues of the daily newspaper, coins and a certificate in a soldered copper sheet sleeve in the foundation stone of the citizens’ house at wolfgangsee in wustenahorn. " laying the foundation stone is always a nice event, as it stands for dynamism, progress and the future", said tessmer. The mayor recalled the almost 20 years of "tenacious" construction work history of the civic and district house. "A first note dates back to the year 1999." tessmer quoted the then managing director of wohnbau coburg, willibald fehn, according to whom the construction of the burgerhaus would take about four to five years. First concrete discussions about the project within the framework of the "social city" project followed only in 2009.

Tessmer: figurehead for coburg

tessmer described the future community center as a flagship for the city of coburg and a "key project and milestone for neighborhood development" for the wustenahorn district. The building should be finished in february of next year. A total of two million euros will be invested. Building officer and mayor birgit weber acknowledged the sponsorship of the community center by the government of upper franconia.

The children of the pfiffikus kindergarten and pupils of the melchior franck school sang the song of the "industrious craftsmen", put in the windows and painted the walls. Further the short ceremonial act on the shore of the wolfgangsee was followed by numerous people from wustenahorn and members of the civic association.


One building – so much history

The kastenhof has always been used. Even in the days when its condition was pitiful. Dora neff can tell you about it. The today 78-year-old led pastor josef lauer the household. First in iphofen, then in weismain. There, however, the vicarage first had to be renovated, so the two of them moved into rooms on the second floor of the kastenhof next door right at the start. The word "temporary accommodation" does not give any information about the actual housing situation. "A tree grew out of the roof", dora neff describes from memory. The water ran down the wall of the living room, the ceilings were covered with foil, and in winter the old electric heating system just managed to keep the rooms at a temperature of 15 degrees. Last but not least, a piece of plaster had even fallen from the ceiling onto the pastor’s desk. "It was quite bad", summarizes his housekeeper.
Neff could experience in addition, what became after 1991 from the monument-protected former office building. "Outstanding" it’s all there today, she says, and adds that she actually likes old houses.

The charm of the historic rooms welcomes visitors to weismain’s tourist information and the nordjura museum. Director andrea goldner sometimes experiences how the vaulted ceilings of her modernly equipped workplace are marveled at. As the town archivist and district local historian, she is of course familiar with the history of this early 18th-century camp. The building was erected at the end of the nineteenth century and will be opened on the "open monument day" (10. September) like to tell about it. On the subject of this year’s motto, which was once again determined on a nationwide basis, "power and splendor the kastenhof fits best under the aspect that the bamberg prince-bishop lothar franz von schonborn was the builder and the building served for representation purposes as well as for the collection of the tithe or taxes. Exercise of power thus. During world war II, the kastenhof served the nazi regime as a labor service camp. Again a form of demonstration of power.
From 1945 to 1975, various uses followed as a forestry office, kindergarten, school, doctor’s residence and by various businesses. In 1990, still under mayor max goller (CSU), the urgently needed renovation was begun, which required a high financial outlay and dragged on for years in several stages. New rooms for the library. The museum opened in 2004. The environmental station of the district of lichtenfels moved in in 1999. One is proud of this enrichment in weismain.

Events on the "open monument day at the 10. September:
9.30 o’clock opening event for the administrative district lichtenfels in the box yard in weismain, afterwards as well as from 14 to 17 o’clock opportunity for the inspection. There are three other points of contact in the district:
wallersberg pilgrimage chapel st. Catherine, 2 – 5 p.M.
Banz monastery guided tours of the banz monastery grounds and museum, bad staffelstein town, 1 and 3 p.M. (75 min. Each).); open 10 a.M. – 5 p.M.
Lichtenfels 13.30 guided tour of the restored attic of the historic town hall with ulrich sunkel (head of the structural engineering department). City archivist christine wittenbauer informs about the history of the dientzenhofer town hall built in 1743.


Suspect to appear before magistrate after bloody attack on bus

Suspect to appear before magistrate after bloody attack on bus

After the bloody crime in a public bus in bavaria, the suspect is to be brought before an arresting judge. This is to decide today whether the 37-year-old must be remanded in custody.

Police suspect the man stabbed his separated wife to death on monday in the public bus in the allgau region of germany. During the act, there were several children on the bus, who were apparently on their way home from school.

After the attack with several stabs on the 27-year-old woman, the man left the knife in the bus and fled. Investigators searched for him with a large contingent and were able to arrest him a short time later. The woman came shortly after the attack life-threateningly injured in a clinic. But the doctors could not save them.