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Burkardroth: a plan for the future

Burkardroth: a plan for the future

The municipal councils are thinking ahead: the market town of burkardroth wants to prepare itself for the next 15 to 20 years with a development program. The principles and objectives were unanimously approved by the municipal council at its most recent meeting after the summer break.

Many points in view

The project goes back to 2015. "The result after the first special meeting in march 2016 was that we get input for it", mayor waldemar bug (odp) said in retrospect. In further meetings, the goals and principles of the community development program were worked out. "Topics included public transport, tourism, economic aspects and local amenities." The contents are to be worked out together with the population.

The only issue that required discussion was the name of the project. "The name "market development program" (MEP) gives me a sinking feeling, said bug. "Markets exist in bavaria, but not in all other federal states." Municipalities from other federal states that were pursuing a similar goal did not know what the MEP was talking about. The committee therefore decided on the name community development program (GEP) for the market in burkardroth.

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Catholics in herzogenaurach receive the ash cross

Catholics in Herzogenaurach receive the ash cross

In the morning, a large number of believers came to celebrate mass in the parish church. Ash wednesday marks the beginning of the 40-day fasting period until easter, during which the five sundays of the fast and palm sunday are exempt from payment.

The ashes had been burned by the city parish priest helmut hetzel in the services in the city parish church st. He blessed the virgin mary magdalene before drawing the cross of ashes on the foreheads of the faithful together with father vincent chettiar. For hetzel, the 40-day fast is commonplace, with many taking it upon themselves to make changes in their lives. The number 40 is a significant number in the bible. So the people of israel spent 40 years in the wilderness and jesus, like the prophet elijah, spent 40 days in the wilderness. It is a time of purification.

Many were still amused on tuesday and should continue to be so. Because it is a matter of changing attitudes, and not so much about superficialities. As the prophet joel had already said: "rend your hearts, not your garments, and turn to the lord your god!"

Leaders

Polls: grunen-hohenflug stops – majority for new election

Polls: grunen-hohenflug stops - majority for new election

After their record result in the european elections, the greens continue to soar unchecked in the polls for the federal elections as well.

In the ARD "deutschlandtrend," they landed in first place for the first time with 26 percent (up 6 compared to the previous month), ahead of the union with 25 percent (down 3). In the latest forsa poll, they had already overtaken the CDU/CSU a few days ago. In the ZDF "political barometer" of the election research group, they are still just behind the union with 26 percent and 27 percent respectively.

The SPD continues to plummet after its european election defeat and the resignation of party leader andrea nahles. Their score drops six points in the "deutschlandtrend" to a low of 12 percent. This puts it even behind the afd with 13 percent (plus 1). The FDP remains unchanged at 8 percent, the left loses two points and comes in at seven percent.

Music

Walberlafest: the main thing is that the beer tastes good

Walberlafest: the main thing is that the beer tastes good

Eager helpers had created a small tent city on the home mountain of kirchehrenbach, the walberla, almost overnight. Afterwards the helpers could only turn their thumbs and wait for the guests to appear at the most beautiful mountain festival of the franks. With the arrival of the kirchehrenbacher heimatfreunde and their maypole many spectators gathered indeed. After the "heimatfreunde" and the supporting "kerwasburschen" had put the tree upright, their children's dance group, the "ehrabocher staudla", entertained the visitors with french dances.

Gebhardt hits the barrel
The walberlafest was opened afterwards. Accompanied by the sounds of the kirchehrenbach music club, mayor anja gebhardt (SPD) buried the visitors. It was then up to gebhardt to tap the first beer barrel. They managed to do that with just a few strikes.

The mayor and her councillors were then invited to the concordia cycling club's marquee for an evening of official business. In the meantime, the spectators and visitors of the opening spectacle dispersed to the various tapping points and enjoyed the beer and bread.

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Three parties, three ideas for the future of the volkach open-air swimming pool

Three parties, three ideas for the future of the volkach open-air swimming pool

Who will decide on the future of the volkach open-air swimming pool?? The old or new city council? Before christmas, it seemed as if the city council would prefer to leave this important decision to the new committee. But now there is movement in the discussion.

The SPD in volkach was the first to venture into the public arena when it held a meeting on 13 march. January submitted an application for the general renovation of the facility. In it, dieter sollner demands on behalf of his group that the "open-air swimming pool be retained in its existing form" to maintain and renovate. "The current rough with swimmer, non-swimmer and baby/children’s pool" should be maintained.

SPD manover for the municipal elections?

Exactly this "maximum demand stobt bei CSU-fraktionspprecher heiko bauerlein auf unverstandnis. Unfortunately, the SPD does not make any statement on the financing of the project, which is worth more than seven million euros. "How are we supposed to achieve intercommunal cooperation and motivate surrounding communities to cooperate if we, on the part of the city, strive for the most expensive variant??", it asks in an e-mail to this editorial office. Bauerlein is even more explicit in that he suspects: "the request is probably due to the upcoming election…?" It cannot be that the necessary renovation of the outdoor pool (with a seasonal opening time) is more expensive than the general renovation of the indoor pool.

Music

Line dance party in weidhausen

line dance party in weidhausen

The parquet floor shook under the cowboy boots, stars and stripes hung on the walls and cowboy hat wearing people danced in the golden oak horn. What was going on? The dance group devils in line had invited to their first line-dance party and many groups had followed the call. Normally the devils meet in the inn hofmann in mittelwasungen, but the hall there was too small.

Flu viruses were ignored, masses of snow were shoveled aside and many kilometers were covered. Dance jerks from far away amberg, rudolstadt, roslau, kastl and the nearby "sockental" (gestungshausen) besieged all parking lots around the inn goldenes eichhorn in weidhausen.
The rustic decorated hall filled up quickly and on the dance floor there were about 160 line-dancers, when at 8 pm the "electric slide" started sound.

In perfect lines was shuffled, with much euphoria stomped and kicked full of verve. For all those who do not know "line dancing" here is the translation: people danced in lines, stomped on the floor with euphoria and kicked the air full of verve.

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A separate passport for each child

A separate passport for each child

Book your trip, pack your suitcase, let's go. Unfortunately it is not that easy anymore. Before the vacation with the children the course to the passport office may not be missing any more.
Since the 26th. June it is no longer sufficient to register your child in the passport of the parents for the vacation abroad. In the meantime, every child must have its own passport. The child passport must be applied for even for newborns. However, it is only valid until the twelfth year of life. "This is new", reports veronika bosse from the passport office kitzingen. "Previously, the passport was valid until 16. Valid for the first year of life."

Agreement of both parents

For children's passports, the consent of the guardian is required. The passport office in kitzingen has found a work-friendly solution for this problem. So that both parents don't have to show up at the office, one of the legal guardians can sign a declaration of consent and give it to his or her partner. Not every passport office does this because of the risk of falsification, but veronika bosse and her colleagues have had no bad experiences with it so far. "It's just a matter of both parents knowing that the child will get a passport. Until now it has worked very well", explains bosse. "Problems are more likely to arise with divorced couples who share custody of children. There are also differences of opinion sometimes."

Music

Rudy giovannini can play hits, but also rough operas

Rudy giovannini can play hits, but also rough operas

Last sunday the waldbuhne in heldritt was transformed into an odeon for friends of folk music. "Guilt" rudy giovannini, who is also known as the "caruso of the mountains", was also involved is called.

With his distinctive and sonorous voice, the 54-year-old from sudtiroland captivated the auditorium in the completely filled audience of the waldbuhne with a great deal of emotion and devotion. The singer, whose classical vocal training was clearly evident, managed not to present his performance as a string of songs. Instead, he led through the two-hour program with a lot of wit and sophisticated humor.

Balm for the soul

Rudy giovannini succeeded in a masterly manner to take his audience away from everyday life and to take them on an emotional journey through the musical world of the mountains, including longing, love, heartache and contentment. Balm for the soul.

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Mourning in rodelsee: gerhard eyselein dies unexpectedly

mourning in rodelsee: gerhard eyselein dies unexpectedly

Deep mourning and sadness in rodelsee. On the evening of the third anniversary, 6. January, died unexpectedly at the age of 55 years, local councillor gerhard eyselein.

"A place will remain empty in the future, a dear, committed and courageous person has unfortunately gone from us much too early", writes the rodelsee CSU on its facebook page. Gerhard eyselein was popular in the village, his straightforward and honest manner was appreciated. In the municipal council. In the village. At the wine festival society, of which he was a director.

Coming from abtswind, he has quickly settled in rodelsee. In addition to his commitment to the wine festival, eyselein, who recently turned 55, was also responsible for the TSV as chairman.

Finance

Iphofen train station becomes barrier-free

iphofen train station becomes barrier-free

The train station in iphofen will be made barrier-free in the coming years. The federal government assumes the full cost of the attack. Bundestag member anja weisgerber received this good news from her colleague rudiger kruse, rapporteur for transport and digital infrastructure on the german parliament’s budget committee, according to a press release.

"The barrier-free expansion of iphofen train station is an important project for the entire southern district of kitzingen and an investment in the sustainable development of the rural area," emphasizes anja weisgerber. The accessibility of iphofen station is to be achieved by modernizing the platforms, building a ramp, constructing an elevator and carrying out further detailed inspections. All planning is expected to be completed in the course of 2020.

On thursday afternoon, the budget committee decided to finance the barrier-free expansion of 118 small train stations nationwide, including the station in iphofen, in its final deliberations on the 2019 federal budget. A total of 330 million euros is available for this between 2019 and 2026. Up to now, the federal budget has included funds for the planning of the projects, but not for their construction.