On the Thuringia tourist trail - Inverness CourierTuesday, August 20, 2019
It can be visited too.Meiningen also claims to be the place where the Thuringian dumpling originated. These dumplings, in endless varieties, can be found on the menu everywhere.Jena This is “science city”. It is home to Germany’s optics industry, has the Abbe centre for Photonics, the Schiller University (dating from 1558), and the Karl Zeiss planetarium, the world’s oldest.The first planetarium, in science city Jena.It also boasts the world’s second-oldest botanical garden. With such a concentration of skilled industry, Jena suffered pretty badly in World War II, but has rebuilt. Today it is a bustling city, with m...https://www.inverness-courier.co.uk/lifestyle/culture-castles-and-kilometres-of-trails-in-german-state-181187/
Bureau County 4-H Livestock Special Awards announced - Bureau County RepublicanTuesday, August 20, 2019
Berlin 4-H Club.
• Grand Champion Heifer, Jessica Carlson of Dover-Berlin 4-H Club.
• Reserve Champion Heifer, Aubrey Vogel of Bureau County Open Door 4-H Club.
Horse and Pony
• Grand Champion Mare, JenaLee Ohda of Walnut Winners 4-H Club.
• Reserve Grand Champion Mare, Payton Frueh of Bureau County Open Door 4-H Club.
• Grand Champion Gelding, Payton Frueh of Bureau County Open Door 4-H Club.
• Reserve Grand Champion Gelding, Adelynn Thomas of LaSalle.
• Junior High Point Performance, Payton Frueh of Bureau County Open Door 4-H Club.
• Intermediate High Point Performance, JenaLee Ohda of Walnut Winners 4-H Club.
• Senior High Point Performance, Dusty Kolb of Zearing 4-H Club.
• Junior High Point Games, Quincy Hochstatter of Manlius Boys and Girls 4-H Club.
• Intermediate High Point Games, Natasha Faber of Dover-Berlin 4-H Club.
• Senior High Point Games, Dusty Kolb of Zearing 4-H Club.
• Junior Showmanship, Payton Frueh of Bureau County Open Door 4-H Club.
• Intermediate Showmanship, JenaLee Ohda of Walnut Winners 4-H Club.
• Senior Horsemanship, JenaLee Ohda of Walnut Winners 4-H Club.
• Intermediate Horsemanship, Sierra Spohn of Ohio Windmillers 4-H Club.
• Junior Horsemanship, Payton Frueh of Bureau County Open Door 4-H Club.
• Champion Female Goat, Morgan Mahnesmith of Manlius Boys and Girls 4-H Club.
• Champion Dairy Goat, Cody Galassi of Manlius Boys and Girls 4-H Club.
• Grand Champion Market Lamb, Samuel Wright of Manlius Boys and Girls 4-H Club.
• Grand Champion Ram, Emily Wright of Manlius Boys and Girls 4-H Club.
• Grand Champion Ewe, Cody Galassi of Manlius Boys and Girls 4-H Club.
• Intermediate Sheep Showmanship, Emily Wright of Manlius Boys and Girls 4-H Club.
• Junior Sheep Showmanship, Cody Galassi of Manlius Boys and Girls 4-H Club.
• Grand Champion Barrow, Elizabeth Orwig of Bureau County Open Door 4-H Club.
• Reserve Grand Champion Barrow, Brady Peach of Bureau County Open Door 4-H Club.
• Champion Purebred Gilt, Payton Frueh of Bureau County Open Door 4-H Club.
• Reserve Champion Purebred Gilt, Zack Wiggim of Manlius Boys and Girls 4-H Club.
• Champion Commercial Gilt, Elizabeth Orwig of Bureau County Open Door 4-H Club.
• Reserve Champion Commercial Gilt, Carly Wiggim of Manlius Boys and Girls 4-H Club.
• Grand Champion Pen of Market Swine, Elizabeth Orwig of Bureau County Open Door 4-H Club.
• Reserve Grand Champion Pen, Reid Orwig of Bureau County Open Door 4-H Club.
• Senior Swine Showmanship, Elizabeth Orwig of Bureau County Open Door 4-H Club.
• Intermediate Swine Showmanship, Carly Wiggim of Manlius Boys and Girls 4-H Club.
• Junior Swine Showmanship, Payton Frueh of Bureau County Open Door 4-H Club.
• Grand Champion Standard, Hannah Williams of Western Winning Wonders 4-H Club.
• Grand Champion Waterfowl, Brady Peach of Bureau County Open Door 4-H Club.
• Grand Champion Pigeon, Hannah Williams of Western Winning Wonders 4-H Club.
• Grand Champion Bantam, Hannah Williams of Western Winning Wonders 4-H Club.
• Best of Show,...http://www.bcrnews.com/2019/08/02/bureau-county-4-h-livestock-special-awards-announced/a37x0pn/
Hildegarde M. 'Gardie' SeegerWednesday, October 17, 2018
Gallup, New Mexico, Stanley (Debra) Seeger of Merrill and Stuart (Janet) Seeger of Parkville, Missouri; 14 grandchildren, Greg (Denise) Brandenburg, Lisa (Paul) Piikkila, Jodi (John) Juhlke, Scott (Jena) Brandenburg, Jonathon Ritter, Ross Seeger, Kevin Seeger, Kelsey Seeger, Tim Seeger, Brian (Kaitlyn) Seeger, Jill (Joel) Schmidt, Luke (Kimberley) Maluegge, Ben (Amanda) Seeger and Nicholas Seeger; 19 great-grandchildren; 6 great-great-grandchildren; brother, Raymond (Geri) Hass of Florida; and sister-in-law, Lorene Hass of Merrill. Hildegard was preceded in death by her husband, Frederick Seeger; parents, Henry and Anna Hass; great-granddaughter, Madison Lyn Seeger; sister, Irene McDonald; and brothers, Harold, Art, Arnie, Norman and Edward Hass.
The funeral service for Hildegarde will be held at 11:00 A.M. Thursday, October 11, 2018 at Trinity Lutheran Church, Merrill. Rev. Scott Gustafson will officiate. Burial will take place at St. Pauls Cemetery, Town of Scott. Visitation will begin at 9:00 A.M. Thursday at the church. Taylor-Stine Funeral Home & Cremation Services, Merrill, is assisting the family with arrangements.
In lieu of flowers, the family suggest memorials be directed to Trinity Lutheran Church, Merrill.
Online condolences may be made at www.taylorstinefuneralhome.com
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A brief history of German neo-Nazi group NSUThursday, August 2, 2018
Here is a brief history of the group:
Early 1990s Uwe Mundlos, Uwe Boehnhardt and Beate Zschaepe befriend each other in the eastern town of Jena at a time when far-right ideas were on the rise in the formerly communist part of recently reunited Germany.
January 1998 The trio goes on the run from police to avoid arrest over a bomb-making workshop in Jena. By late 1998, they decide to carry out ideologically motivate killings to intimidate ethnic minorities and destabilize the German state.
September 2000 Mundlos and Boehnhardt kill Enver Simsek, a flower seller of Turkish origin, in the southern city of Nuremberg. He is the first of nine men with migrant backgrounds killed by the NSU.
January 2001 A bomb disguised as a Christmas present explodes in an Iranian family's grocery store in the western city of Cologne, seriously injuring the owners' daughter.
June 2001 Abdurrahim Ozudogru, a Turkish tailor, is shot dead in his store in Nuremberg. Days later, Turkish grocer Suleyman Taskopru is killed in Hamburg.
August 2001 Turkish grocer Habil Kilic is killed in Munich.
February 2004 Mehmet Turgut, who runs a Turkish kebab restaurant in the northern city of Rostock, is shot dead.
June 2004 23 people are injured, some seriously, when a bomb packed with 800 nails explodes on a busy shopping street in Cologne frequented by migrants.
June 2005 Turkish restaurant owner Ismail ...http://www.tampabay.com/a-brief-history-of-german-neo-nazi-group-nsu-ap_world3d1631f7210641a8829f88373565d674
Discovering Thuringia, Home to Germany’s Enchanting Christmas Markets - VogueTuesday, August 20, 2019
First-time travelers to Germany may flock to the livelier hubs that are Berlin, Frankfurt, or Munich—but hidden from the crowds in the middle of the country is Thuringia, one of Germany’s smaller states. What it lacks in size, it makes up for in a high number of historical landmarks and figures: it is where the composer Johann Sebastian Bach was born, where poets Johann Wolfgang von Goethe and Friedrich Schiller lived and developed their craft, and where the Bauhaus art and design movement was first ignited. It is also home to over 400 different castles and palaces, all of which are anchored by the scenic Thuringian Forest that holds a variety of different hiking trails.Visit Thuringia in December, though, and it really comes alive: it happens to hold some of the best Christmas markets in the world. (We’re talking next-level, capital-F festive, seriously postcard-worthy Christmas markets.) Every holiday season, communities across the state set up enchanting booths filled with plenty of local crafts, food, and wine. They are usually erected in the cities’ main marktplatz, though some of them spread their markets out across town, or even host t...https://www.vogue.com/article/touring-germanys-christmas-markets
On the Thuringia tourist trail - Inverness CourierTuesday, August 20, 2019
The state of Thuringia is in the very heart of Germany. It is packed with forests, more than 450 castles and fortresses, 16,000 kilometres of marked hiking trails, 1700 kilometres of cycling trails, loads of breweries, and its speciality is a sausage about 35cm long!With these credentials it is a great place to explore, and here are some of the delightful towns to see.The magnificent town hall of Erfurt, with replacement statues for the originals stolen at the end of the war.Erfurt This is the capital. It is around 1260 years old so has loads of old buildings, including a medieval bridge, 125 metres long with 35 houses built on it, the longest in Europe that still has people living on it as well as shops.Nearby is the Late Synagogue Museum, recalling the times of the Nazi era. There are two huge churches on a ridge dominating the market square. St Mary’s cathedral and St Severus church are angled slightly away from one another, leaving a massive triangular staircase to connect with the square below...https://www.inverness-courier.co.uk/lifestyle/culture-castles-and-kilometres-of-trails-in-german-state-181187/
Germany's Thuringia Seeks to Awaken Its “Sleeping Beauty” - Travel AgentSunday, March 3, 2019
Thuringia Garden Show in Schmalkalden // Photo by Maureen Stone
Thuringia, a region branded as the cultural heart of Germany and located in the dead center of the country, has been primarily a domestic tourism destination attracting almost 95 percent German guests since the nations 1990 reunification. Starting with this years eventful German Travel Mart, hosted during Aprils final days in the cities of Erfurt and Weimar, the German National Tourist Board and the Thuringia Tourist Board have served notice they are on a mission to attract the international market, including Americans, to their hidden gem.The regions modern tourism handicap is rooted in 1945s World War II geopolitical outcome. The allied division of the eastern side of Germany put postwar Bavaria under American control and its northerly neighbor Thuringia in Russian territory. Thuringia and four other eastern states fell into the German Democratic Republic (GDR), under which Thuringian students were required to study Ru...https://www.travelagentcentral.com/destinations/germany-s-thuringia-seeks-to-awaken-its-sleeping-beauty
How the Alternative for Germany Has Transformed the CountryWednesday, October 17, 2018
The unrest in Chemnitz in August marked a turning point for the AfD. There, the party joined a phalanx of agitators and neo-Nazis, with the AfD's Thuringia state chapter leader Björn Höcke marching side-by-side with an activist from Pegida -- the anti-Islam and anti-immigrant group -- who has multiple criminal convictions on his record.
For years, politics in Germany had been shaped by the old polarity between left and right. But those days are over. The question of identity now seems to be more important, which seemingly scrambles the party system. Sahra Wagenknecht of the Left Party is creating a new movement called "Aufstehen," German for "Stand Up," that she hopes will be a magnet for voters who would like to see a bigger welfare state and fewer immigrants. The move places additional pressure on the center-left Social Democratic Party (SPD), which has fluctuated between a culture of welcoming refugees and warnings of a loss of control since the refugee crisis. The business-friendly Free Democratic Party (FDP), meanwhile, has morphed into a law and order party. And the only thing still holding the CDU and Christian Social Union (CSU), the CDU's Bavarian sister party, together is the fear of losing power. The only parties that seem to be profiting from the new political complexities are the Greens and the AfD.
So, how to deal with a party that fulminates against the mainstream with such abandon while at the spreading its own tentacles further into the center of society, into gov...http://www.spiegel.de/international/germany/how-the-alternative-for-germany-has-transformed-the-country-a-1227360.html