Bocholter Sport loses its most dedicated ambassador with Elke Küppers

By BERTHOLD BLESENKEMPERThe sports facilities were her home, volunteering her life. In the exercise of this honorary post, Elke Küppers died suddenly and unexpectedly. After accompanying the city sports association on the Saturday during the International German Championships in G-Judo as a representative, the 79-year-old suffered a heart style stand in the Euregio hall. The Bocholter sport loses with it its most committed ambassador. The name Elke Küppers is very closely linked with that of the TC Blau-Weiß Bocholt. As president, she led the club through difficult times. 2012 gave her the job to her son Patrick Küppers. She herself was also appointed the first honorary president of the association because of her merits. One more reason for her to continue to accompany as many tournaments as possible and to be the contact person for everyone. From 1997 to 2018, Elke Küppers was at the same time deputy chairperson in the Stadt-Sport-Verband Bocholt. She also represented the volunteer in the Committee for town twinning of the city of Bocholt. Since the founding of the "Permanent Conference" of the SSV / GSV in the Borken district in the year 2008, the Bocholt woman was also its member until 2018 and spokesperson for two years. 2014 became Elke Küppers for her services to the sport at the general meeting of the Kreis-Sport -Bundes Borken awarded the honorary pin. After she no longer voted for the election of deputy chairmen in the year 2018 for reasons of age, she appointed the local City Sports Association as the "Ambassador of Bocholter Sports" and used them for representative tasks. Elke Küppers performed countless honors and trophies in this function. "The news of her death came as a complete surprise and unexpected. She really shocks us. Not only the City Sports Association Bocholt missing in the future, a personality, the entire Bocholt sports landscape is missing Elke Küppers "wrote the City Sports Association in an obituary. But not only in sports, and private Elke Küppers was always committed and helpful , For the St. Georgius Rifle Club she read for years the festival magazines correction. Whoever needed her support, she stood by the side. The 79-year-old leaves a husband and three children with their families. Not only they will keep Elke Küppers in eternal memory.Photo: Bruno Wansing / City Bocholt [...]

Stolen moped

Bocholt (ots) - On Friday between 12 and 15 clock on the Heutings way (parking of the elementary school at the Breslauer road) a white small motorbike of the mark Betamotor was stolen. The moped was found on Saturday on Kurfürstenstraße and ensured. Already on Thursday it had also come on the Heutings way to the attempted theft of a scooter. The perpetrator had pushed the scooter to the parking lot of a local restaurant or driven and left badly damaged. The police are looking for witnesses. Please contact the Kripo in Bocholt (02871-2990). [...]

Car scratched

Bocholt (ots) - In the time between Thursday, 08.00 clock, and Friday, 19.00 clock, a car Opel was scratched on the Speerstraße. The property damage is estimated at about 5.000 Euro. The police are looking for witnesses. Please contact the Kripo in Bocholt (02871-2990). [...]

Locksmith demands almost 1.400 Euros for a door opening

Bocholt (ots) - On Saturday morning residents called a locksmith, because they could not open the front door and they could only leave the patio door. The seekers turned to a locksmith, based on the information in the Internet in Bocholt to be resident appeared. The person called then forwarded the call to a company and after some time appeared two employees of a locksmiths who demanded for the opening of the door in advance 500 Euro. The Bocholter agreed and the door was opened.Then one of the staff advised to better exchange a part and estimated the additional costs to about 700 Euro. Also, the Bocholter agreed and the work was carried out. As a total closing (including the first door opening) then a sum of approximately 1.400 Euro was presented and paid by the Bocholtern. In retrospect, they filed a complaint because of usury. [...]

Accident Exodus / Exact accident location unknown

Bocholt (ots) - On Saturday a gray VW Polo was hit and damaged. The places of accident are the car park at Berliner Platz (16 - 19 clock) and the real car park at Welfenstraße (20.50 - 21.20 clock). Despite the damage caused in the amount of about 1.500 Euro, the person causing the accident had left without fulfilling his duties. Witnesses are requested to contact the Transport Commissioner in Bocholt (02871-2990). [...]