Final spurt of election campaign fell flat because of corona

Final spurt of election campaign fell flat because of corona

Run-off election? Was there something? The corona pandemic has pushed the final spurt in the municipal election campaign into the background. But in weibenbrunn and nordhalben, the citizens will decide by sunday who will be the future leader of the respective town halls. And that exclusively by brieahl.

46.3 percent of the votes were cast for michael pohnlein (), the mayor of nordhalben, in the first round just under two weeks ago. There was no election campaign in the last ten days, he says. People now have other tasks and concerns in times of coronavirus. Pohnlein hopes to be able to defend his office. Because he wanted to finish ongoing projects. Nordhalben is in a decisive phase, he says. There is a chance to give the place a future. In addition, he still wanted to overcome some challenges.

As an example, pohnlein mentions his efforts to get nordhalben involved in the trade tax and the marketing of drinking water from the use of the dam in mauthaus. Because a large part of the water there comes from the soil of nordhalben. He thinks that other arrangements had to be found here. He could not and would not accept that "the rich city of nuernberg gets the taxes and the poor town of nordhalben goes empty-handed"!"

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Hay and straw for circus henry

Hay and straw for circus Henry

Georg frank’s rough hope is currently directed at the 20. April. It could be the day when the ringmaster, with around 20 employees and over 50 animals, is finally allowed to leave the small lawn on paschendaele-strabe in dorfles-esbach – provided that the curtailment of freedom of movement then ends. Until then it is a matter of perseverance. "We are glad that there are people who help us", says georg frank and looks at a stack of straw bales that has just been donated to the henry circus.

The two donors are just approaching with the next bales in their arms and throwing them onto the pile. "If everyone helps out, we can do it", says kevin raab. Together with toni hubner, he is unloading around 80 bales of hay and straw for the circus.

The two young men from schorkendorf are happy to be able to help out. They have stored more hay and straw than they themselves need. The circus director hardly knows where to get enough for his animals. "We stay in touch. If more is needed, we can also supply some more", says kevin raab and georg frank beams. Seven to eight quintals of hay needed for the 1812 circus henry founded farm every day for ponies, sheep, goats and camels. He also needs two quintals of carrots and grain and ten to twelve kilos of dog food a day. Kevin raab and toni hubner can’t deliver that. But so far georg frank and his circus family manage to secure the supply for their four-legged artists.

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Successful start to the season for the aero club

Successful start to the season for the aero club

The restrictions caused by the corona crisis also affected aviation and the national gliding league throughout germany. The first six league rounds were cancelled. Since the 11. May gliding is allowed again under certain conditions.

Last weekend the bundesliga-season started, with the pilots of the aero-club lichtenfels with only 13 rounds left it is already clear that slips in the ranking will be more noticeable. Lichtenfels' goal is to stay in the class.

With little training, but highly motivated, the six pilots went on a points hunt for the fastest flights in the specified time of 2.5 hours. With strong northeasterly winds of up to 35 km/h and humid air masses with a strong tendency to spread, the weather drew a good outward line that stretched from lichtenfels to zwickau in saxony and back to wertheim in lower franconia.

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“Ethical discussion”: vaccination debate surrounding bavaria star kimmich

Joshua kimmich has drawn criticism and astonishment in the emotional vaccination debate. The national soccer player’s premature refusal of a corona vaccination has been met with incomprehension because of the role model role expected of the model professional.

The FC bayern midfield star made his thoughts on the publicly charged vaccination issue public in a TV interview over the weekend. In view of the clear triple-digit incidence figures for the first time since may and the quarantine for his club coach julian nagelsmann, the statements are even more explosive than they already are.

He still has "a few personal reservations, especially with regard to the lack of long-term studies," kimmich said after the 4-0 win over hoffenheim. On tv channel sky, the 26-year-old also stated that it was "very possible" that he would be vaccinated in the future. Kimmich distanced himself from groups of "corona deniers or vaccination opponents" in an interview. But there were also people who were concerned for various reasons, said kimmich. "This should also be respected, especially as long as the mabnahme is adhered to."

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“An important sign”

The young union has rejected the accusation that henry schramm (CSU) is abusing the corona crisis for election purposes. "This is not about election campaigning, but about supporting the people who save lives. It is a question of preparing kulmbach as well as possible for the coming times and giving our hospital the necessary political support for the current strain on the staff and the conversion of the departments", it says in a statement.

The district administrator and the mayor of oberburg took stock of the situation at the hospital and thanked the doctors, the nursing staff and all the members of the rescue organizations for their efforts. In the difficult times of corona, this is an important sign, says the JU. "Our mayor henry schramm and district administrator klaus peter sollner are fulfilling their responsibilities in an exemplary manner and showing their qualities as crisis managers in the current times. In addition to their political role, both are association chairmen of the kulmbach hospital and also accompany the task of the security department in their respective bodies as heads of department", continue.

The decisions to be made in the wake of the corona crisis and the associated responsibility of the county council and the mayor are enormous, and both deserve support for this.

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