Bad bruckenau: a murder brings light into the darkness

Bad bruckenau: a murder brings light into the darkness

A world premiere is something you don’t see every day in bad bruckenau. With the "white crystal" stage play from the pen of secondary school student maren statt, the theater group presented "spectacular" an entertaining thriller full of errors and tangles. With spectacular twists and turns and, despite the criminalistic theme, also with a good portion of humor.

The up-and-coming author herself took part in the play, and it seemed as if she had secretly wanted to stretch the thematic arc in the background extremely far with her fast-paced work. The story really picks up with the murder of the waitress bella, who, amidst all the bills, reminders and orders, gets on the trail of a drug deal. Bella accidentally falls into trouble, because her sense of direction ultimately leads to her paying for her discoveries with her life. Bella is silenced. But her body is found by the dead colleagues, who at this moment have no idea where their journey will take them.

Because the new york diner is only a restaurant at first glance. Criminal activities take place in secret. Little of this initially comes to light. But: the waitresses sue, ava and maddi give everything to solve the murder of their colleague bella. In any case, no one believes in a possible suicide, as documented by the police in their files. But the investigation brings new dangers, the friends get lost in a maze of corruption, drug deals, cartels and intrigues.

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Further training for school bus drivers ensures greater safety for children

Over 40 school bus drivers from across lichtenfels county gathered for a clarification meeting to learn about legal requirements.

The district office, which was represented by teresa weiser from the road traffic authority and jennifer horn, school transport officer, had invited school bus drivers to this legally required instruction at the start of the school year. However, there is close cooperation in this area between the district office and the municipalities with the district traffic watch, the police, for which michael lang was present as a speaker and the head of the police station altenkunstadt, peter schardt, as well as with the schools, which were represented by the specialist advisor for traffic and safety education at the state education authority, karl-heinz jager. Alfons hrubesch, chairman of the kreisverkehrswacht, was the evening’s moderator.

Michael lang, traffic officer at the lichtenfels police station, who spent ten years with the coburg traffic police in charge of controlling heavy goods traffic and bus traffic, was particularly concerned with the safe transportation of schoolchildren. Also in lichtenfels part of his activity is school bus control.

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Munnerstadt: a friday against climate change

Munnerstadt: a friday against climate change

There is another way: the students of munnerstadt’s schonborn grammar school also wanted to take part in the worldwide school strike to draw politicians’ attention to the climate crisis. Instead of staying away from the school, the members of the "environment" working group in the SMV (schuler-mit-verantwortung – school council with responsibility), they had another idea and were able to win over the school administration for it. In the morning, a project day on climate change was on the agenda, with clothes swapping, upcycling (recycling of used objects) and much more. After the official close of school at 12.15 o’clock the schoolchildren demonstrated in their free time in front of the city hall.

"We are here – we are loud – because you are stealing our future", chanted numerous schoolchildren in the marketplace, with school spokesman frederik durr leading the way. The police assumed 200 to 220 schoolgirls at the procession from the grammar school to the market place. In addition, there were a number of middle school students, so that norbert schmaling from the windpark langes schiff estimated the total number of participants at 300. "At least.", he said.

"Everything has to change, and it has to change now, "we did our homework, you didn’t", "i want you to act as if your house was on fire – because it is," he said, members of the SMV’s environment working group quoted greta thunberg, the "fridays for future reasons.

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Initiates have a cup with them

Initiates have a cup with them

When in december in the early evening single people in winter coats and with an empty cup in their hands are walking near the hospital, they can have only one goal: the advent window of the day! On wednesday people were attracted to hildegardstrabe. In the last row of houses of the residential area, directly at the bruderwald, which presented itself on that evening deeply snow-covered, the twelfth window opened with family hartmann-muller.

The hosts have only lived in this part of town for five years and, according to otto muller, have never made friends so quickly: "we got to know most of the people through the advent calendar." Since 1995, the burgerverein am bruderwald has been organizing its advent calendar, taking up an idea from switzerland. The intention behind this was to create an opportunity for the residents of the then still young and growing district to meet and get to know each other in an uncomplicated way.

They never imagined that it would become a continuous runner that still brings people together 17 years later, say rudolf wagner-jakob and kurt filkorn, two manner of the first hour. On wednesday evenings they too stand chatting on the terrace of the hartmann-muller family. There may be 15 or 20 people, who help themselves to the two coarse hot food. There is punch with and without alcohol and a set table with lard sandwiches, stollen, squares and other little things.

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Auditorium transformed into a christmas market

auditorium transformed into a christmas market

One sales booth follows the other, a luminous christmas tree spreads an atmospheric ambience and the school bistro smells seductive. For one afternoon, the decorated auditorium of the middle school resembled a christmas market. Many visitors looked around, made purchases and socialized in a relaxed atmosphere, thus rewarding the efforts of the schoolchildren and teachers.

Home economics students in seventh through tenth grades spared no effort to help the "market strollers to be able to offer something. "The young people were really busy. They cooked, baked and were creative with their hands", praised home economics teacher waltraud fischer. The offer was impressive. The assortment of suben delicacies alone was huge. The palette ranged from macaroons, almond slivers, vanilla crescents and chocolate crossies to christmas stollen, placemats and gingerbread. And so that the goods also look good, everything was wrapped in gift foil. Roasted almonds were offered by the pupils of class 9b. The 9 ag enriched the advent bazaar with beautiful woodwork, including angels, stars, and fir trees in various rough sizes.

The school bistro exerted a magical attraction. Furnished in an original way and decorated with candles and fir branches for christmas, it was a popular meeting point. Until the evening there was a constant coming and going. And what happens to the proceeds of the action? "We do not know exactly yet. But a large proportion is used for a good cause in any case", said waltraud fischer. Rector manfred heinbuch was impressed by "his" commitment schoolchildren and their teachers are thrilled: "you've really done a great job." 

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Weibenbrunn school will soon be barrier-free

Weibenbrunn school will soon be barrier-free

In the town council meeting on tuesday in the town hall, the committee made another important decision on the barrier-free expansion of the elementary school. The committee awarded the construction of a multifunctional lift/staircase system (level teachers’ room with 1. Upper floor of the school building) to the most economically advantageous offer from the company berndt mobilitatsprodukte, bautzen, at a price of 26873.87 euros.

Peter kropf from the kropf kronach engineering office explained the details. This is a new system of a multifunctional lift/staircase installation. Originally, a wheelchair access elevator was planned, which caused additional construction costs of 16,100 euros. Peter kropf explained that this lift is more economical because it requires much less structural change.

The council also approved the continuation of the budget consolidation concept for the municipality of weibenbrunn in 2019. However, in order to maintain stabilization aids, high mabstabe are applied. Among other things, it states that, in order to regain lasting efficiency and orderly budget management, it will regularly be necessary for the municipality to limit itself to unavoidable expenditures and only provide financial services that it is legally obligated to provide or that cannot be postponed for the continuation of necessary tasks.

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Sidewalks in altenkunstadt are too narrow – what can be done??

Sidewalks in altenkunstadt are too narrow - what can be done??

How can the area between weismainer strabe and the elementary school be made more attractive?? About a dozen citizens gave their thoughts on this topic on monday evening at the third working meeting on the integrated urban development concept (isek).

While in the past two meetings, the raiffeisenplatz was the center of attention, this time it was other sections of this axis of development of altenkunstadt. "The immediate area around the raiffeisenbank is certainly the focal point of altenkunstadt’s new center. But it is also defined by other areas of the development axis between weismainer strabe and elementary school", emphasized the hofer architect hans greim. Together with him and landscape architect susanne augsten from naila, the citizens mentally walked along the axis to look for problems and possible improvements in design.

The sidewalks in the rechtsanwalt-kraub-strabe are too narrow for wheelchair and rollator users as well as parents with strollers. How to find a remedy? Mayor robert hummer (CSU) proposed to reroute the pedestrian traffic over the fronleichnamsweg and the klosterstrabe respectively the missionsstrabe and the langheimer strabe. "It is illusory for fubgangers to embark on a detour. Nobody does that", objected local councillor ludwig winkler of the free burghers of the districts (FBO). His suggestion: the roadway should be narrowed to create a walkway on one side of the street.

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Deported roma girl may only return to france alone

Deported roma girl may only return to france alone

After the highly controversial deportation, the head of state offered the 15-year-old the chance to return to france from kosovo – but only on her own. The girl immediately refused the offer.

"I don’t want to be alone in france, i’m not going to give up my family," leonarda said on saturday. Her brothers and sisters also had to be able to go to school. Harlem desir, the head of the ruling socialists, also wants to make a strong case for this.

Hollande assured girl’s readmission "if she wants to continue her schooling in france". The controversial deportation of the 15-year-old girl and her family to kosovo has been causing a stir in france for days now.

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Packages full of hope go on their way at the egf forchheim christmas campaign

Packages full of hope go on their way at the egf forchheim christmas campaign

These gifts will not reach their destination until after saint's eve, but the recipients will still be happy without reservation. Every christmas, the johanniters collect food parcels to bring to needy families in the rural regions of eastern europe. At the ehrenburg-gymnasium forchheim (EGF), participation has become a tradition. Jonas firsching, who graduated from the EGF in 2018, was able to accompany the tour of the regional association of nurnberg to northern romania last year. He was able to see for himself what the campaign achieves and how the recipients react to the packages.

The christmas trucker campaign of the johanniter was launched in 1993, and a solid network was established. The forchheim high school has been taking part since 2003. In the meantime, thanks to numerous donations from schoolchildren, parents and colleagues, the EGF is at the top of the list of all schools in northern bavaria. On the occasion of this 25th anniversary, teacher christina rauh asked her high school students who would be interested in accompanying lorand szuszner, the permanent contact person and convoy leader for many years, on the christmas trip. Despite the prospect of free time during the christmas vacations, jonas firsching agreed to go.

It all started on the morning of the second christmas holiday, says the former schoolboy. The truckers' journey via hungary took a total of two days. From the distribution centers in northern romania, cluj-napoca and bistritz, parcel distribution was then organized with the help of the partner organization tasu. The helpers loaded the paid-off boxes into smaller sprinters, as the roads away from the rough towns were often not paved. "From bistritz we drove another four hours over the mountains and worked our way back from there", says the 19-year-old.

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