A wiesentheide love story in the castle courtyard

A musical is a gift from the gymnasium for the 1100th anniversary of wiesentheid. The play with the title "eleonore", which shows the life of the young countess eleonore von hatzfeld, spatere schonborn, around the year 1694, was written by evi and gerd semle, two teachers of the school. It will be performed at the original location, namely in the courtyard of the schonborn castle. This thursday, 12. The premiere will take place on july, with two more screenings to follow.

Since this monday not only the stage is set up in the castle courtyard, in the days before the performance rehearsals will take place there. There is quite a lot going on, after all, almost 100 people are involved in the whole work, whether as actors, in the band or with the technology and all the trimmings. The participants range from sixth to eleventh grade. Being on stage is not entirely new for her.

Whether they already trace a little bit of limelight fever? No, that will probably come just before, when the audience is there, say the madels, who previously sang as a choir on stage. After all, they have already played theater in school. "Rather topical subjects, like a piece about refugees. But now open air, i.E. Under the stars, that’s really great, something completely different," say anna gotz and leni warta. They go to the younger performers from the music class.

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With a-ha we are all 16 again

With a-ha we are all 16 again

"I feel like I'm 16 again," says, kerstin cheers, completely exhausted after the last notes of "take on me" have faded away. Like the 49-year-old from kulmbach, many visitors – presumably especially the female ones – felt the same on this wednesday evening. The norwegian cult band a-ha closes the HUK-open-air-summer 2018 – with a grandiose concert.

It is the first time in the 33-year career of the three norwegians, morten harket, magne furuholmen and pål waaktaar-savoy, that they have found the way to coburg. In 2009 – on the farewell tour – it had almost worked out once before, the contracts were as good as signed, but then the management backed out at the last moment, because the band had already fixed a concert in nurnberg and didn't want to perform twice in a row in france.

Anyway, today they are here – and how. You can't expect a big choreographed stage show from a-ha, after all, the three guys are more or less approaching 60, but there's no need for that. Morten harket's crystal clear voice, the powerful music and the impressive lightshow are just the right ingredients for many goosebump moments on this balmy summer evening at the schlossplatz.

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Davos discusses ways out of the euro crisis

Davos discusses ways out of the euro crisis

The 42. WEF takes place against backdrop of sovereign debt crises, upheavals in the arab world and skyrocketing food prices. In the run-up, investment legend george soros sharply attacked germany’s management of the euro crisis. "Germany is dictating a policy that will lead to a debt spiral with deflationary consequences," soros said. He wondered when the realization would take hold "that the truth union is on a self-destructive course.".

As a way out of the crisis, soros suggested forcing problem states like greece not only to impose strict budgetary discipline. "They also need a stimulus that will prevent a deflationary spiral," soros demands. He proposed a "lender of last resort" of the european central bank and the EFSF and ESM crisis mechanisms to help struggling states like italy and spain. With this guarantor in their backs, the states were able to refinance themselves favorably.

Soros accused germany of setting unattainable goals for euro-crisis states and thus turning them against itself. The current euro crisis management is creating resistance in peripheral countries.

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The people of poxdorf like it when it really goes bang

2013 is a very special year for the poxdorf boller gunners. There are two important events in it, which it is essential for the poxdorfer to celebrate with the appropriate auand. The bollergruppe of the schutzenverein edelweib poxdorf will be 25 years old this year. And then the poxdorfer have also the 8. June thickly marked in the calendar when your community the 22. Frankish boller protection meeting will host.

One of the four passionate poxdorf shooters who started the bolller group in 1988 is hans kupfer. Since then, kupfer has been managing the association together with his three colleagues on the board, otto freund, franz schmidt and rainer werner. In addition, he also filled the office of commander.
The poxdorf boller group today consists of eighteen active and two passive members. Among them are five women. However, kupfer does not like to talk about weapons when it comes to explaining his passion. Kupfer prefers the term "schiebgerate" instead. Of which the poxdorfer own handboller, schaftboller, standboller and a cannon.

They love the conviviality
Recklessness is not the thing of the poxdorfers. Each active member of the club had to pass a so-called bollerprufung. In addition, all the sliding gears are inspected by the bombardment office in mellrichstadt every five years.

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Charlotte schneider turned 91

Charlotte schneider turned 91

Charlotte schneider was able to celebrate her 91st birthday at the quellenhof in the best of spirits. Celebrating their birthday.

The birthday girl was born in antonienhutte in upper silesia, the youngest of two children. Shortly before her high school graduation, the jubilarian had to flee her old home in 1945. The escape brought them to allgau. In 1953, she married her husband karl, whom she had met in lindau on lake constance and to whom she gave three children. A grandson is her pride and joy.

Charlotte schneider spent two years with her husband in persia, where he was traveling on business. Her husband died in 2001. Via freiburg, she then moved to the quellenhof in bad staffelstein in 2015 because her son herbert works and lives nearby.

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Christmas truckers bring joy

Christmas truckers bring joy

Christmas anticipation is on the rise. Only a few days are left until the feast of love. And it is at this time that the human conscience is particularly sensitive to the poverty of others. That's why charity clubs are at their peak at this time. With many of the organizations, however, you have to fear that donations don't even get to where they are supposed to go.
With the christmas trucker campaign of the johanniter, these worries are unfounded. "It is important for us to give the package directly to the children", tells trucker driver and johanniter andreas jutzi. The honorary ones drive now already for many years always to the christmas season into poor countries and hand over there to children packages. Schaeffler is participating in the aid campaign for the eighth time this year. This year there are 202 "care packages" met by staff. "This exceeds with 82 packets even the result of the previous year", explains works council member norbert lamm. A collection point was provided by schaeffler and a truck was used to load the packages directly onto the company premises. Up to 1500 packages fit in one truck. Lamm explains the company's large involvement by saying that the employees there are now very familiar with the volunteer christmas campaign. "Since the packages are delivered directly by the truckers to the needy, the motivation of schaeffler employees to participate is also very high." As the truckers drive voluntarily to the catchment areas of romania, albania and bosnia, an additional 276 euros was collected in fuel donations.
Herzogenaurach secondary school has also been taking part in the christmas trucker campaign for several years now. This year, at least one parcel per class was to be collected from the 28 religious classes at the school. In the end, there were many more: 70 parcels were donated. Even the minibus that was supposed to bring the packages to the collection point was almost too small. The teachers, who organized the campaign in the secondary school, also set up a donation box in the teacher's room, so that small packages with missing contents could be completed. But also additional donations were collected.
The johannitern have a fixed list of what has to go into the parcels. This ensures that no recipient is disadvantaged and that there are items for the children as well as food for the whole family. Each package contains, for example, one kilogram of rice and noodles, toothpaste, shower gel and gifts for children, such as pads and crayons. According to christmas trucker andreas jutzi, the contents of these packages will help a family of four through three to four weeks of winter. The trucks leave landshut on the second christmas holiday. "Beforehand, lists of helpers are drawn up in the countries to identify the poorest children in the villages. A copy of the list will be brought back to germany to ensure that there is no cheating. This way we know in advance how many children will receive packages", jutzi explains the rest of the process. In herzogenaurach and the surrounding area, there were a total of five schools, kindergartens and private collection points that participated this year. Further packs can still be delivered up to and including 24. December to be handed in at the collection points. 

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In the face of disaster

In the face of disaster

In the so-called roll-off container on the land of the hallstadt building yard, there is a lively exchange between the local head of operations, district fire officer bernhard ziegmann, and numerous other uniformed personnel from the district. Police officers order a surveillance helicopter, firefighters inquire about fire water holders and the rescue service corrects the number of injured upwards. Almost simultaneously, a situation meeting of the disaster control leadership group takes place in the basement of the district administration office. Henning juntunen, who heads the security and order division at the district office, gets an update on the situation. Lieutenant colonel volker rippl promises 565 field beds for the evacuees on the part of the federal armed forces, markus dotterweich reports for the police bamberg-land that a scout home has been evacuated and the bundesstrabe 279 has been closed. Meanwhile, the fire department is still measuring the gas concentration in the air, and the technical relief organization is sending a construction advisor. "We want to check which buildings are in danger of collapse", explains THW local representative michael friedrich.

All of this is part of a rough disaster response, based on the following scenario: in baunach, a tank car carrying liquefied gas exploded after being hit by a falling aircraft part. Another car and a nearby spice factory catch fire, leaving one dead and numerous injured, the gas cloud continues to move westward. The industrial area north of baunach is evacuated, and schools in the area are evacuated so that schoolchildren are not driven home at first. But the task force is even more concerned about another school class that visited the spice factory and is considered missing.

Whether it is a disaster case is decided by the district administrator on the basis of the available information, the district administration office is the responsible disaster control authority. "We’re lucky we’ve never had that before, but we have to practice so that the operations work when the time comes," says johann kalb, says johann kalb. During a site visit with host mayor thomas soder and government vice president thomas engel (all CSU), both kalb and soder praised the voluntary efforts of the nearly 140 emergency workers involved.

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“Good for the young people”

The elevator was taken by district administrator wilhelm schneider and some members of the special purpose association school center habfurt to the meeting on monday. The event took place in the teachers' room of the elementary school on durerweg in habfurt, which is now finally barrier-free thanks to this elevator. Principal gisela schott fought long and hard for this investment, partly because the elementary school has a partner class from the forderzentrum. Inclusion can now be practiced even better, she is pleased to say, because a disabled toilet was also installed in the school building as part of the renovation work. The special-purpose school association is formed by the district of habberge and the city of habfurt.

Offering children the best possible educational opportunities is the goal of all the schools at the habfurt school center. In this context, the new principal of the albrecht durer middle school in habfurt, sabine kral, reported on the practical classes that are attended by students from all over the district. There has also been a guest student from bamberg, because there is no middle school with a p-branch there.

The practical classes are offered to young people who have little chance of passing the regular secondary school leaving examination. In the P classes, however, they are to be guided to the point where they are ready for vocational training. The lessons are relieved in theory and strongly practice-oriented with a lot of practicals. "Our social pedagogue has made a lot of contacts with the companies, explained kral.

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Grateful to have found asylum in weismain

Grateful to have found asylum in weismain

It is difficult to get along with the people who have gradually arrived at the asylum seekers' home in weismain since last week. They come from afghanistan, russia, athiopia, iraq and vietnam – and barely speak german. But their body language makes it clear how open they are to the new country they now live in.

Van hiew ta also shakes hands in a friendly manner. An athletic young man whose eyes radiate gentleness. The 28-year-old vietnamese speaks a little german, but his roommates do not. Three of them live in an estimated 25-square-meter room in the new building of the former old people's home.

The walls are painted female, the sink on the left, the refrigerator on the right next to the door. Sleeping in a double bunk bed and in a second bed, which stands to the right in front of the window. The three men have a small television and a closet for everyone. Cooked in the communal kitchen in the hallway what is available twice a week in the food package. Bathroom and toilet are shared.

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Diersch: “remains committed

A regular recurring topic in the municipal council is the rehabilitation of road cracks, road slide caps, curbs and manhole frames. The building yard has defined the places that urgently need to be repaired.

The following contracts have now been awarded: grouting of cracks for 4046 euros to ABS meiller, wernberg; 50 trench slide caps for 13,625 euros to ABS meiller, wernberg; curb repair for 2006 euros to BST, bad schonbrunn; shaft frame renovation for 16,065 euros (gross in each case) to vienna, wallhausen.

In summer, the reconstruction of the elementary school and the addition of an after-school care center are to begin. Due to increased hygienic requirements in corona times, no usual porta-potty can be placed on the construction site. Instead, a sanitary container must be kept available during the planned construction period of 50 weeks. Due to the urgency, the contract has already been awarded to the company lindner-bau. The resulting additional costs were subsequently approved.

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