Social list Bocholt calls: To suspend monument protection and tear down town hall

Social list Bocholt calls for: Preservation of historic monuments and demolish town hall The voter community Social list Bocholt is now confirmed in terms of town hall renovation, because the costs are now completely out of control and regularly added millions more sums. At that time, the voters had voted against the town hall renovation, because the cost was much too high. She spoke of [...]

The city center in bright colors

Bocholt. A light Sunday in Bocholt initially from 13 clock with sun and clouds, early autumn and still dry, really not cold and yet with many visitors with the idea of ​​the winter fashion, even with the ice and currywurst on hand - there had to early afternoon already the decision to be made at the city visitors, [...]

ABI 84 celebrates class reunion with the movie "Class Reunion"

Bocholt. 35 years Abitur at the St.-Josef-Gymnasium (Kapu) in Bocholt are of course a reason to celebrate. And so followed 38 graduates of the Abi-year 1984 (then 74 students at the Kapu Abi made) the invitation of Christophorus Goedereis (today Provincial Minister of the Capuchin Order, who once operated the St.-Josef-Gymnasium) and Ludger Dieckhues (today Wirtschaftsförderer and City marketing director in Bocholt) to Abitreffen.Gefeiert was the reunion last Saturday in the cinema and the Ravardiviertel in Bocholt. There was a lot to talk about, especially as the 84 graduates of the Kapu are scattered in "all men's lands" (USA, Italy, Spain, England, the whole of Germany). Every 5 year has passed since graduation and each time the news and stories of family, profession, international experiences and anecdotes from ancient times do not want to end.This time was given by the longtime organizers of the 84 meeting, Christophorus Goedereis and Ludger Dieckhues, as a meeting place the cinema in Bocholt selected - not without reason. On the one hand, Spencer's Bistro and the adjoining bar provided a great atmosphere for meetings, exchanges, a buffet and good spirits among alumni. On the other hand, in addition to the reunion another highlight of the evening was reserved exclusively for the 84 high school graduates cinema 2, where the film "Class Reunion 1.0" was shown by and with Til Schweiger. Of course, fitting to the occasion and in an exuberant mood of all involved - a successful start to a nice and nostalgic evening, so the general tenor of the former. After the funny movie and some official words was then celebrated in Spencers Bistro the whole evening and told. Until late into the night we continued in the Ravardiviertel - just around the corner. The graduation year was particularly pleased about the presence of several former teachers on Saturday night in the cinema. Also there was some nice old story to tell, but also news from St.-Josef Gymnasium (Kapu) today. [...]

Halloween was no problem for the police

Kreis Borken (ots) - Three "Halloween missions" (a damage to property and two injuries) for the police in the district of Borken, that is a very positive balance. The already very good balance sheet (five assignments) from the previous year was thus still topped. The officers took one person into custody and issued a deportation order.

Burglary in residential building

Bocholt (ots) - On Thursday, burglars picked up a window of a residential building between 16.00 and 18.50 on the Anne Frank Way and searched all rooms. Concrete information on the yield was not yet available at the time of the reimbursement. The police are looking for witnesses. Please contact the Kripo in Bocholt (02871) 2990.

Accident Exodus / 5.000 damage

cholt (ots) - During the period from Thursday, 20.00, to Friday, 04.30, a still unknown vehicle driver damaged a brown Mitsubishi Outlander on the Alfred Flender road. Despite the damage caused in the amount of about 5.000 Euro, the person causing the accident had left without fulfilling his duties. Witnesses are requested to contact the [...]

Woman causes two blood alcohol in the blood accident

cholt (ots) - On Friday evening a 40 year old female driver from Bocholt drove backwards against another vehicle against 23.10 clock on a petrol station area at the Münsterstraße. Since the woman was significantly under the influence of alcohol, a test indicates a blood alcohol concentration of more than two per thousand, prohibited police officers continue driving and initiated a criminal case. [...]

Drugs in traffic

cholt (ots) - On Saturday, 03.20 police on Dinxperloer Street police officers inspected an 38-year-old motorist. A drug test was positive for the cannabis drug THC, so that the officials prohibited the onward journey and initiated a fine procedure. A doctor took a blood sample from the man to prove the drug use exactly

Burglary into business at Neutorplatz

Bocholt (ots) - On the night of Saturday, burglars beat a shop window at Neutorplatz and ransacked the store. Concrete information on the yield was not yet available at the time of the reimbursement. The police are looking for witnesses. Please contact the Kripo in Bocholt (02871) 2990.

My beautiful shining turnip and my big hunger

When in Bocholt the children go to St. St. Martin's Day through the streets, their lanterns light up. Some lanterns are made of paper, but there are also other, very special lights here: lanterns made from turnips. Beets were once a vegetable that was not expensive and was a common food, especially for poor people. And from it could also make cheap lanterns. The turnips, also called "Runkel", were cut through and "hollowed out". The interior was removed, leaving only a slightly thicker outer layer. This was decorated with a knife with different motives, as you can see in the photos. This is traditionally still done today. At the big Martinsumzug on Wednesday you can admire many such beet lanterns. Bianca from the Orbis team remembers such a move, where she got very hungry as a child and then ... (read on!) Hopefully, I thought, we'll be soon at the Town Hall, where St. Martin is pictured and sits on a white horse. With difficulty I put one foot in front of the other. The long journey in the Martinsumzug by the city strained me. My turnip lantern was heavy. Why, of all things, had I selected the largest and heaviest turnip and made my lantern out of it? Well, she had a larger area to decorate: I had lovingly carved a tree, small houses, a church, a moon and many stars in the turnip. The candle inside my turnip made all these carvings shine bright, and I was very proud of my pretty "Runkel". But now, when I was on my way to the Town Hall with my school class, the beautiful turnip was suddenly difficult. I had a hard time keeping them up so they could all see. My arms hurt more with every step. You must not cry, Bianca, the other kids could laugh at you, I thought. My stomach growled, because I was very hungry. I had to pull myself together. Then I came up with an idea: I went to the very edge of the move, so that the audience saw only one side of my lantern. The other side, which they could not see, I could just eat. Then my Martin turnip would only be half as heavy and I would not have any more hunger.So I started to nibble. Very carefully, piece by piece. Until only about half of the turnip was left. I felt better now. We arrived at the destination at the historic town hall, and I looked forward to all the delicious things that were distributed at the end of the move, on the bag of apple, orange, and speculum biscuits. Suddenly I heard the voice of my teacher: "You have only half a turnip, where is the other half? Did your turnip fall? "" No, "I answer honestly. "I was hungry, and besides, it was too heavy." My teacher laughed a lot and said, "Well, you are really a very clever one." She gave me a friendly wink and gave me my martini bag. How I would have liked to have eaten speculoos, which I was so looking forward to. But it did not work. My stomach was full, I was still full of my turnip. I have planned to use a smaller and lighter turnip than lantern next year for the Martinsumzug and, if I'm hungry, prefer to enjoy the contents of my Martinstüte. [...]

St. Martin has an important message for everyone

There is a legend of a good man here. Martin is called him. Every child has heard of him. He lived from about 1600 to 1700 years ago. He was first a Roman soldier, but later became bishop of Tours. It is said that one day he saw a freezing beggar and divided his cloak into two pieces so that the beggar could warm himself with one half. This good man became a saint, St. Martin. And even today it is customary in Bocholt to remember him in November. It is a story of Christianity. What do Muslims and people of other faiths have to do with it? When the students of Bocholter schools at 11. November, St. Martin's Day, or a few days before or after, with lanterns through the streets - why should non-Christian children join in? These questions are discussed here and there. And there are proposals to give up the Christian background of the custom and make a neutral event out of it. Some are actually just the beautiful, bright lanterns and the sweets that are distributed to the children during the St. Martin's procession. But one should not forget that from St. Martin emanates an important message that must apply to all - regardless of religion. It is: Do not just think about yourself, but also others. Help them, be compassionate. This message is multicultural. And today, where egoism, hate and exclusion are spreading, it is more important than ever. [...]