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Annual splinter 2020

January

In an open letter, the city of Rodgau criticizes the slow clarification work of the Darmstadt regional council about the contaminated sites on the site of the former soot factory. A lot of excitement at the Opel test center in the Dudenhöfer forest. First, the fire brigade, police and ambulance service are alerted with the message “missing person”. After an unsuccessful search, the company receives a bomb threat. 120 employees stay at home, the company premises are secured and the area is extensively searched with emergency services. First aiders save a man's life. During a walk in the Rodgau Forest, four women find an unconscious man next to his bicycle. With presence of mind, they alert the emergency call and lay it in the stable side position. When he can no longer breathe, they reanimate him until the ambulance arrives. Clean up with 350 hp. A good five months after the devastating storm, the big clearing up in the Rodgau forest begins with the 20-ton wood harvester. It is in operation day and night to process 50,000 cubic meters of wood. In an accident on the B45, three people are injured, some seriously. The property damage amounts to 21,000 euros. Pediatrician practice in Weiskirchen has to close. After the death of the former pediatrician Dr. Marion Kindling-Rohracker in August 2019, two young trainees will initially take over the practice. But the Association of Statutory Health Insurance Physicians only takes care of a so-called emergency assignment for six months. Parents stand in long lines in front of the practice to pick up their children's patient files.

February

Before the official inauguration, the almost finished hospice at the water tower opens its doors to the public for two days. The interest of the population is huge. More than 1000 visitors are convinced of the project. The courts are concerned with the dispute over the award of a concession in Rodgau. Although the concession contract has been in force since the beginning of the year, Energieversorgung Rodau GmbH (EVR) cannot take over the power grid because Energieversorgung Offenbach (EVO) is suing against the award of a concession. The city council members decide in their meeting on the construction of the new functional building at the bathing lake. The two-story functional building is to be built around where the burned-down building stood and cost around 1.45 million euros. A pediatrician for 7,700 patients. The city is pulling out all the stops to bring another pediatrician to Rodgau. With an online petition she turns to the Association of Statutory Health Insurance Physicians in Hessen. An initial success: the Association of Statutory Health Insurance Physicians wants to allow another half a doctor's seat in the short term. The hospice at the water tower is officially opened. After only eleven months of construction, the keys for the house can be handed over to Mission Leben as operator. The deputy dean Sonja Mattes, the Jügesheim pastor Father John Peter and dean Willi Gerd Kost give the blessing for the new building.

March

The Rodgau education fair is also in its 24th edition to provide assistance on the way to professional life. More than 1000 visitors can ask the 120 exhibitors their questions about training or studies. One of the first changes caused by the Corona will hit the Geschwister-Scholl-Schule with the cancellation of the big cultural evening. Unknown people break into the fire station in Mitte and steal a hydraulic spreader and a radio. A good two weeks later, strangers gain access to the north fire station again. There they steal a complete set of hydraulic rescue equipment. On the occasion of International Forest Day on March 21st, the Hessen-Forst regional office is planting trees together with around 180 volunteers. 3,500 young trees are planted on a cleared area near the Nieder-Röder Don-Bosco-Heim. The first weddings have to take place in a smaller circle due to the corona pandemic. In addition to the bride and groom, only ten other people are allowed to participate. The former school in the center of Jügesheim is temporarily being converted into a day-care center for 50 children. The Helixpark in the Hainhausen development area is inaugurated. The green area is around 1000 meters long and has playgrounds and seating areas as meeting points. The corona pandemic is finding its way into Rodgau life. The municipal day-care centers only offer emergency care. Many concerts are canceled. Aunt Emma closes its distribution point in Jügesheim. More and more volunteers and groups are shopping for seniors and those in need. The town hall will be closed to open customers. Citizens can only get information through a window. The question of whether the written Abitur can take place despite Corona remains exciting until the last minute. Outpatient care services are reaching their limits. The Rodgau welfare station imposed an admission freeze. A supermarket in Dudenhofen introduces separate shopping times for people from risk groups in order to protect them particularly. The first online service in Dudenhofen with Pastor Christina Koch is as lively as usual.

April

Corona causes chaos at the Rodgau recycling center. While all recycling centers and composting facilities in the area are closed, the Rodgau municipal utility is trying to counteract the rush with extended opening times. With the new Corona hotline, the city is trying to provide citizens with advice and assistance on the subject of Corona. The corona pandemic prevents bathing fun. The Rodgau lido is not allowed to open as usual on the last weekend in April. Daycare fees and flat-rate meals for the months of April and May are suspended by the city in order to relieve families.

May

With a survey and YouTube videos, the city of Rodgau is trying to find out the parents' wishes to re-enter the day-to-day routine after the lockdown has been relaxed. The “Rückerhof” riding stables in Hainhausen are moving. For the new development area Rodgau West, the family and their animals have to move into their new domicile around 500 meters away. The popular 24-hour run has been canceled due to Corona, but the hosts are looking for an alternative solution. The Hainhausen sports community is converting its club restaurant on the sports field. An extraordinary general meeting of the SGH releases 42,000 euros of renovation money for the modernization. Rodgau-helfen.de serves as a platform for retailers, service providers and associations as a digital marketplace in times of Corona. The town hall and the Rodgau public utility are partially reopening to citizens. The catering industry supports itself with an initiative consisting of 16 Rodgau businesses, because the innkeepers feel abandoned when they open their bars. Church services during the corona pandemic. While some rely on tickets and distance, others stream live online. The Bonner Weg playground in Dudenhofen has been completely renovated. A large ship now forms the center of the playground. With an online survey, the city of Rodgau is trying to get an opinion on the Hegelstrasse shopping location in Dudenhofen. A strengths and weaknesses analysis should then be developed from the survey. 303 participants in a charity campaign run by the “Besi & Friends” foundation collect around 10,000 euros in donations over four days of playing sports. The former prison of the Rollwald camp gives way to a new building. Only an old cell door should be preserved for posterity.

June

With the help of a one-month test phase, Stadtwerke Rodgau wants to find out whether the Rodgau city buses should run on fuel cells, natural gas or batteries in the next two years. The limited regular operation in the Rodgau day care centers begins on June 2nd with divided groups. Supervision can be guaranteed on two days of six hours each. Longer times are not feasible due to the smaller groups and increased hygiene regulations. The planned residential area “Hinter dem Dell” in Dudenhofen will be smaller than expected. The recessed area is to be used for a new school with a gym. On a riding stables west of Jügesheim, a gelding falls ill with the rare equine anemia. The district will be cordoned off extensively for equidae. The cabaret “En haufe Leut” takes place at various stations in Jügesheimer Rodau Park. The new concept is tailored to the Corona regulations. The former doctoral center on Nieuwpoorter Straße in Dudenhofen is becoming smaller than planned. The majority of city councilors want to allow only two full storeys instead of the previous three. The Offenbach district wants to alleviate the lack of space there with another floor on the Münchhausen School building. The extension should be ready by the school year 2021/2022. The Jügesheim Emmaus day care center becomes the second family center in Rodgau. With the lockdown easing in the country, the Rodgau lido is also allowed to reopen. Up to 3500 guests can use the lake at the same time, subject to strict hygiene requirements and at a greater distance. In order to be able to reach the number of guests, the nudist area must first become a textile area. With online ticket sales, contact details are recorded and the number of visitors is monitored. The open youth work holiday games can be carried out subject to corona conditions. Instead of 280, only 170 children are allowed to participate for a maximum of two weeks. From Weiskirchen to Nieder-Roden, the railway path is not only asphalted from now on, but also continuously illuminated.

July

In the dispute over the Rodgau-Nord electricity license, the situation is worsening. Now both sides are going to court. In Rollwald, a candy vending machine causes irritation. Over-the-counter hemp products with and without cannabidiol are available to customers 24 hours a day. In order to financially meet the tenants of the restaurants in the town hall and the town houses, the city of Rodgau waives two monthly rent payments. Long-term users of the municipal sports halls should also benefit from a rent reduction. The open youth work holiday games can be carried out under Corona conditions. Instead of 280, only 170 children are allowed to participate for a maximum of two weeks. After further easing, the Rodgau daycare centers can also return to normal operations. Around 90 young people take part in the Georg Büchner School holiday camp and prepare for the coming school year. Nudists can go into the water naked again. Due to the changed regulations, the maximum number of visitors can be increased and a separate area at the lido can be set up for the nudist business. The football field in Hainhausen requested by the children's and youth parliament is now open.

The water snake in Rodgau Park is getting its center back after almost a year. The storm on August 18th destroyed the art object. The city is celebrating a Corona-compliant topping-out ceremony on Luise-Hensel-Weg in Hainhausen. The daycare center with four groups and ten residential units above is due to be completed in summer 2021. The news that a new pediatrician is taking over the former practice of the late pediatrician Dr. Marion Kindling-Rohracker is to take over from January 2021, is spreading quickly.

August

Four vegans want to draw attention to the animal suffering with painted stones spread across the city. Stadtwerke Rodgau is replacing 1074 mercury vapor lamps in street lamps with modern LED lighting. Once the building permit has been received, construction of the largest urban day-care center in Jügesheim can begin. Nikos Stergiou is the new President of the Rodgau Rotary Club, replacing Herbert Sahm. A new sweeper from Stadtwerke Rodgau for 136,000 euros will ensure a clean cityscape in the future.

September

With 70 participants, Rodgau will also start the city cycling campaign in 2020. A total of 93 705 kilometers come together. 77 years after its founding, Blumen Winter closes its doors. The city of Rodgau is participating in this year's Intercultural Weeks with a small program. During this time, part of the Rodgau pennant chain adorns the inner courtyard of the town hall. The property at Grenzstrasse 19 in Jügesheim, which was sold to the Hessen housing association, is being bought back by the city for the same price, as GWH no longer wants to build on the property itself. Theater fans won't get their money's worth this year. Despite all efforts, the theater season has to be canceled after only a few events due to CORONA. With the obligatory groundbreaking, the construction of the long-awaited cycle path between Hainhausen and Rembrücken begins. Like many other events, the 24-hour Corona race has been canceled. But thanks to smart initiators and citizens willing to donate, the virtual version “24-hour run - Corona Special” brings well over 60,000 euros into the till. The new form of the plum dumpling festival with “dumplings to go” is also extremely popular. The large sculpture “Colormaster R (odgau)” by the Düsseldorf artist Manuel Franke has found a new home in Rodau Park, north of Konrad-Kappler-Straße, after the Frankfurt Städel. Street chalk, 56 families and five hours of time and the Nieder-Röder Puiseauxplatz is colorful. The traditional children's party has to be canceled due to Corona. But the short-term children's painting campaign on the occasion of World Children's Day is also very popular. Honorary service leader Dieter Horch dies of cancer on September 26th at the age of only 55. Horch was a member of the volunteer fire brigade for more than 40 years, including 20 years as a military leader and chairman of the Weiskirchen fire brigade association. Around 300 fire fighters, friends and family accompany him to the grave.

October

The construction of the new “Rodaustrom Tonhalle” next to the SG Hainhausen gymnasium begins with the groundbreaking ceremony. The Musikverein Weiskirchen e.V. will rehearse in the newly built clubhouse in the future. Angel stones for the hospice at the water tower. 37 members of the Facebook group “Gude-Steine-Rodgau” paint 510 courage stones. Three teachers from two Rodgau schools test themselves for Corona. You are taking part in the "Safe School Study" of the State of Hesse. The aim of the study is to find out whether the corona self-test can be integrated into the everyday life of certain professional groups. Jürgen Hoffmann will not run for the next mayor election in September 2021. At the end of his second legislative term on June 9, 2022, the 59-year-old town hall boss will end his service life. Stadtwerke Rodgau is using three additional city buses for school transport. The municipal utilities are responding to parents' concerns about the increasing number of corona infections. Now the students have more space on the bus. The long-planned art exhibition Rodgau ART will not take place due to the corona. The rising number of infections leaves the city with no choice but to cancel all public, urban events by the end of 2020.

Annual splinter 2019

January

Headmaster Winfried Döring is retiring. For 26 years he was the headmaster of the Georg Büchner School in Jügesheim. After 44 years, Deutsche Post is giving up its location on Puiseauxplatz in Nieder-Roden, causing a lot of frustration among the population. Seven people had an accident with their cars on federal highway 45.
A Rodgauer's car breaks down on the hard shoulder due to a breakdown. A few minutes later, a woman's car skidded due to black ice, hit the broken-down vehicle and then slid into the ditch. She suffers serious injuries in the process. While the passenger of the breakdown vehicle looks after the driver, another young driver also loses control of her car due to slipperiness and recorded the first aider. He is trapped under the car and suffers serious head injuries. The 1st floor in the Rector Geissler House in Dudenhofen has been converted into an art gallery. The ground floor is still used as a registry office and local court. In the future, four exhibitions per year for eight weeks each are to be held in the new Rodgau Gallery. Dr. Patrick Schäfer is Rodgau's first foster father. The now 27 female Rodgau day care workers are now joined by a man. Dr. Patrick Schäfer is a biologist and lives with his wife and 4-year-old son in Jügesheim. The scientist conducts clinical research in a pharmaceutical company two days a week. On the other three days, his living room is transformed into a playroom and he looks after children up to four years of age.

February

After 30 years, the poplars have to go: the annual tree inspection shows that ten poplars have to be felled along the Rodau. They are among the last of a long row of poplars along the Rodau. However, due to old age and fungal attack, they have to be felled. 30 years ago around 600 poplars stood on the banks of the Rodau and shaped the cityscape. Today, replacement trees are being planted elsewhere. With the cooperation agreement, the city of Rodgau and the Rodgau Free Music School are closing several gaps. With 1125 students, the Rodgau Free Music School is one of the largest educational institutions in the city. Thanks to the cooperation, the music school currently offers courses in early music education at 13 daycare centers, among other things, and takes on the task of broad-based musical work on the one hand and promoting talented children on the other in a professional and committed manner.The town of Rodgau, on the other hand, proves that it has shared responsibility for a sophisticated range of music at the music school with an annual grant of 100,000 euros. The shared call taxi (AST) celebrates its 25th anniversary. Since the AST was founded in February 1994, Werner Weilmünster and his company Funk-Taxi have carried more than 200,000 passengers on behalf of the Stadtwerke, making them an integral part of local public transport in Rodgau. In the event of a garbage can fire in the inner courtyard, the Nieder-Roden municipal library building on Puiseauxplatz is damaged. A Smart parked in front of the door will also be affected. The library itself can still be used without hindrance, only the balcony is locked as a precaution.

March

A fire in a warehouse in Weiskirchen triggers a large-scale operation: The fire starts in the workshop of an agricultural enterprise and spreads to the roof.
The fire brigade can bring the fire under control, but the damage is around 50,000 euros. Riddles about hundreds of dead fish in Rodau: Walkers find dead fish in Lammerspiel in Rodau, plus some in Rodgau. The lower nature conservation authority initiates investigations. Why foam had formed days before in Rodgau in places with a turbulent watercourse is also incomprehensible, but it can also have quite natural causes. Fools are not put off by rain: the prospects don't look good at first. The sky is cloudy and raindrops keep coming down from the sky. But with the start of the carnival parade in Jügesheim, the weather also changes. The rain disappears, the sun comes out and the fools celebrate the high point of the street carnival. TSV Dudenhofen is facing a groundbreaking decision. In an extraordinary general meeting, 147 members vote for the commissioning of the board to plan the hall and to make initial preparations for its construction. The old gym on Forsthausstrasse is to be demolished and the site sold. For this purpose, a new sports hall is to be built next to the tennis hall of the TC Rodgau on Opelstrasse.

April

Unknown people blow up an ATM in the Sparkasse Weiskirchen. The damage to the building and inventory is around 50,000 euros. Rodgau as a pioneer in the switch to electric cars: With 15 charging stations throughout the city, there are now more charging stations in Rodgau than in any other city in the Offenbach district. In addition, four e-vehicles are available for car sharing customers. Stefan Lambert is the new operations manager with a technical focus at Stadtwerke Rodgau. Together with Markus Ebel-Waldmann, he will head the Rodgau public utility in the future.

May

The last shop in Rollwald closes its doors. The kiosk was once an important local supplier, but after 47 years the point of sale is now closing. Big celebration for the 125th anniversary: ​​The around 250 members of the Freiwillige Feuerwehr Dudenhofen e.V. do not spoil themselves and celebrate their 125th anniversary with a two-day anniversary party on the Dalles in Dudenhofen. The opinion of the citizens should be included: With a so-called Charrette procedure, the city of Rodgau offers citizens the opportunity to contribute their own suggestions and wishes to the redesign of the old Nieder-Roden cemetery. Around 80 Nieder-Röder think about the future together. But as different as people are, so are their desires. The second highest award in the city goes to Helga Hoffmann and Lothar Mark.
The gold citizen's medal is the second highest award given by the city. Due to their longstanding services to the city of Rodgau, as well as their services in the club life and as co-founders and founders of various social projects, Helga Hoffmann and Lothar Mark received the city of Rodgau's gold medal. After a line damage during drilling work in Offenbach, countless telephone and internet connections in Rodgau are down. A few days pass before the severed fiber optic cable, which serves as the connection to Rodgau, can be repaired. Ten months after Besi & Friends returned to Rodgau from the toughest bike race in the world, the movie “All for One” celebrates its premiere. The second film about Besi & Friends tells about the top sporting performances the team achieves in the race “Race across America” and the highs and, above all, the lows they master together. Since the MS-sick racing cyclist Beseler suffered a life-threatening accident through no fault of his own two months before the start, he could not ride as planned and lead the team of four.

June

With the groundbreaking, the construction of the hall of Sportfreunde Rodgau e.V. on Weiskircher Straße begins. Sports fans secure the urban area next to the Rodgau-Mitte volunteer fire brigade for 99 years. For this, they pay the city rent of 2,348.48 euros a year. According to the contract, the new hall must be built within 36 months. The city homepage has been given a new look. With the relaunch, the new homepage www.rodgau.de is not only more modern and clearer, it also adapts to all end devices. In order to avoid lengthy searches, the search function has been given an exposed place. Rodgau is participating in CITY CYCLING for the first time and lands in Hesse among the newcomers and with the highest number of parliamentarians in 1.307 cyclists covered 72,209 kilometers in ten days and thus avoided 10,254 kg of CO2 compared to car journeys. The Rodgau senior cinema celebrates its premiere with the film Grand Budapest Hotel. In cooperation with the local cinemas, the city's senior counseling is introducing the Rodgau senior cinema and giving older people the opportunity to watch a film once a month at a reduced admission price and to spend entertaining hours in the cinema.

July

Young people attending a German advanced course at the Claus von Stauffenberg School collect $ 800 for the initial equipment of a school library in Cambodia. The Nieder-Roden community center is being comprehensively renovated for the first time in almost 30 years. The building will be given a new roof and three new ventilation systems. The topping-out ceremony for the first inpatient hospice in the Offenbach district at the Jügesheimer water tower is a complete success. During the event, the Rotary Rodgau Hospice Foundation will donate 130,500 euros for a good cause.

August

Opera at the bathing lake. Around 500 listeners watch each other in the lido “La Traviata” by Giuseppe Verdi. Dudenhöfer maypole must be dismantled early. Due to the prolonged period of heat, excessive drying cracks appear on the tree. As a precaution, the Dudenhofen Trade Association is dismantling it. On two days, instead of one day, the Rodgauer Strandbadfestival will take place under a new direction and on a larger scale. The Rewe market in Hainhausen is attacked by a 17 year old boy who is caught a short time later thanks to the good nose of a sniffer dog. Only a few minutes and the storm Bernd puts Rodgau in a battlefield. A 68-year-old man is hit by a tree, roofs fly off houses, trees fall, countless cars are destroyed. Wendelin Meisner, pastor of the Catholic parish of St. Nikolaus and St. Marien in Jügesheim, is retiring after 46 years. Father John Peter succeeds him.
With the groundbreaking ceremony, the new construction of the day-care center including ten residential units in Luise-Hensel-Weg in the Hainhausen development area begins. With a colorful festival and actors from all parts of the city, the city of Rodgau is celebrating the 40th anniversary of the municipality together with the citizens. Representatives from the four twin cities arrive for the festival.

September

With whistles and a demo, the citizens' initiative is aiming to change the traffic in the through-town. It does not require trucks, 30 km / h and stricter controls. The city council approves the first phase of the urban development master plan. However, there is still a long way to go before the finished residential area of ​​Rodgau-West is reached. The annual 24-hour run brings together almost 97,000 euros in donations. Rodgau composting plant as a model for Saudi Arabia. Employees from the Saudi Ministry of Agriculture are guests at the Rodgau Composting Plant. Waste specialists from South Korea visited the facility as early as the spring of 2017. The 38th municipal children's festival will take place for the first time on Puiseauxplatz in Nieder-Roden. Visitors and organizers are enthusiastic about the new location. The storm on August 18th made the forest recreation facility unusable. The two roundabouts in the new Hainhausen development area are surrounded by wind chimes and the insects have a bee-friendly flowering meadow. After the storm, the forest leisure facility in Weiskirchen cannot be opened for the music club's Oktoberfest. But the association rescheduled at short notice and set up the tent on a meadow nearby. The term “Wies’n” thus also has a Rodgau reference. The Besi & Friends foundation collects 10,000 euros in donations while collecting altitude meters in the Odenwald.

October

The foundation stone for the hospice at the water tower is laid with a time capsule. The electricity license for Rodgau Nord is awarded to Stadtwerke Rodgau Energie GmbH. The previous network operator is taking legal action against the award of the electricity network for the next 20 years. Almost a year after the body of a man was found on the edge of the Hainhausen forest, the dead man's former wife was sentenced to three years in prison for bodily harm.

November

Benjamin Schwarz, chairman of the Greens, resigns from his mandate as city councilor. The city of Rodgau is building three residential buildings on Dudenhöfer Strasse in Jügesheim. His aim is to create more affordable living space in Rodgau.
The city councils unanimously decide to buy another piece of land next to the previous location of Stadtwerke Rodgau at Justus-von-Liebig-Straße 8 in order to create additional areas for the. 133 trees for Rodgau orchards are paid for in the annual collection campaign by the Offenbach district. During a public information event, around 80 visitors exchange ideas, fears and wishes about the planned residential area Rodgau-West. JSK Rodgau is building another artificial turf pitch in the Maingau Energy Stadium. Despite the very high acquisition costs, the advantages of artificial turf outweigh the advantages. Rodgau is committed to tolerance and respect. The Rodgau Declaration of Diversity is solemnly signed by 65 organizations and more than 100 people.

December

The first Rodgau toboggan race organized by the Dudenhofen trade association really spices up the Rodgau Advent market in Jügesheim on the last day. The Evangelical Church in Dudenhofen is 250 years old. Even at the third attempt, no merger succeeds. The sports community and the Nieder-Roden gymnastics community remain independent, as formal and financial hurdles still seem too big. With a cooperation majority, the city council decides to develop an industrial park on Boschstrasse in Weiskirchen Ost. The new OF-40 city bus line goes into operation, replacing the previous three Rodgau bus lines. With the youth management award “It's a matter of honor” from the Offenbach district, the Rodgau initiative “Kult-inkl” and the working group “MAJD” are honored. The first 15 town trees will be planted during a small celebration in Rodau Park. Around 130 replacement trees for the trees destroyed by the storm in August come together in the “Town Tree - 10 for One” fundraising campaign. After more than 25 years, the AST collective taxi changes from the previous operator “Funk-Taxi Rodgau” from Werner Weilmünster to the company “Taxi Ludwig”. The traditional Jügesheim restaurant “Bei Ammie” has to give way to a new building. A day care center: The city of Rodgau is fulfilling this extraordinary wish with the Wunschbaum campaign.

Annual splinter 2018

January

Car sharing starts in Rodgau: Energieversorgung Rodau GmbH is installing a charging station for electric cars next to the town hall. The electrically powered car sharing car is available to all citizens.
Hurricane gusts topple trees and cause water damage in the municipal day-care center 6 in Rollwald. Seven traffic signs and twelve fastening sleeves were stolen by strangers at the forest leisure facility in Dudenhofen, which were actually intended for the timber auction. The beginning of the long-planned renovation of the station forecourt in Dudenhofen starts punctually at the beginning of the year with the symbolic groundbreaking ceremony. A bring and wooden zone for parents' taxis will be set up at the garden city school in order to equalize the volume of vehicles and to reduce the chaotic conditions associated with it. Marianne Hilge from Hainhausen closes her costume rental business after more than 30 years. In order to dissolve the treasure trove for fools and fools, over 3000 costumes and around 100 real hair wigs have to be sold. After almost 20 years, during which the “Lichte Haide” development plan (W18) is already in force, the Hessische Landgesellschaft (HLG) buys the approximately six hectare area on behalf of the town of Rodgau and plans the structural development. The works of art made of scrap metal created at the Rodgauer ART have found their permanent exhibition space on the garage roof at the community center in Nieder-Roden. The Rodgau city administration is responsible for monitoring hazardous goods for the cities of Seligenstadt, Heusenstamm, Dreieich and Langen. The President of the Dieburg Carnival Association, Günter Hüttig, ceremoniously hands over the “Wooden Lantern” to the Rodgau Monotones. This is the highest external award of the Dieburg Carnival Association and has been given to people or institutions since 1982. With the groundbreaking ceremony, the renovation of the station forecourt in Dudenhofen begins. The sand and gravel works sells parts of the lake back to the town of Rodgau, as the sand and gravel supplies are exhausted.

February

The third round of mediation between Wildtierarche and the Offenbach district is intended to settle the legal dispute. The city parliament commissions the Hessische Landgesellschaft (HLG) to buy the 14.8 hectare area between Ferdinant-Porsche-Ring in Jügesheim and the district cross-connection and to coordinate the development of the new industrial area. With the principle "Better to prevent than to punish", the municipal regulatory authority has had positive experiences and has acquired a third speed measuring board. It not only measures and saves the speed in both directions of travel, but also greets the driver with a short text or a symbol. The Rodgau gymnast Reinhard Eichenberg, who is on the board of SV Weiskirchen as well as head trainer for competitive gymnastics, takes part in the RTL trampoline parcours show "Big Bounce". The 22nd Rodgau Education Fair is once again a complete success with around 130 exhibitors and countless visitors. EDEKA Ermel is donating 50 cuddly teddy bears to the Rodgau volunteer fire brigade, which will now go on missions and give consolation to the children on site. The company not only supports the German Teddy Foundation, but also the local fire brigade.

March

Walk of Fame: The Weiskirchen sports association is launching a fundraising campaign to mark the club's 125th anniversary. For each year of existence, a concrete slab is to be poured on which the donor of the slab can immortalize himself with hand and footprints. The panels are then laid to a long walk on the sports grounds. 40 years of Rodgau Monotones: A cult band begins their - open to the rear - worldwide farewell tour. Old braids for children with cancer. Roger Keil is collecting long hair again in his hairdressing salon in Dudenhofen, which is then auctioned off by the Federal Association of Second Hair Specialists. The association wants to use the proceeds of the auction to help children with cancer. The furniture market "Spilger's Sparmaxx" in the Nieder-Röder industrial area closes. A dark column of smoke can be seen for miles. On March 20, six weeks before the opening of the bathing season, the functional building at the Nieder-Roden lido burned down. The building is so badly damaged that it has to be completely demolished and replaced. 46 firefighters are on duty with ten vehicles. The 63 participants of the Spring Festival experience a rush of visitors like they have not for a long time. The festival is now being organized for the second time by the Dudenhofen Trade Association. Around 600 people are taking part in the “Clean Rodgau” campaign. However, the amounts of garbage that come together are unpleasant. Auto parts and street signs are also picked up. Pupils from the Claus-von-Stauffenberg-Schule take part in the video competition organized by HessenTV on the subject of “My training”. In their latest graffiti campaign, young people from the Rodgauer Kulturakademie "Kultinklusive" have embellished a wall on the S-Bahn underpass in Dudenhofen with colorful art from the spray can. The city parliament decides that the city of Rodgau should participate in the “Hessenkasse” debt relief program. Two lives for the honorary office: Gerhard Klein and Walter Kraus are happy about the award of the state letters of honor. The Heimat- und Geschichtsverein Jügesheim is changing its domicile from the sister house in Ostring 27 to the Heckelpassage in Vordergasse 59. 500 trees for climate protection: The first 153 trees are planted in the urban area, mainly in Dudenhofen and Nieder-Roden. The dry and warm spring makes it difficult to plant the trees, which is why some can only be planted in autumn.

April

Wasp expert Peter Tauchert is in great demand as a speaker. People even come from Holland to his lectures.
The municipal utilities have set up one of five new rubbish bins on Puiseauxplatz. A built-in press ensures that seven times more rubbish fits into it. A solar panel on the lid ensures sufficient electricity. The bucket thanks you for the disposal of waste with a smile.
Dreams of wind power are buried: the city parliament has for the time being refrained from applying for new locations for wind turbines and a large-scale solar power system. The city informs the regional association of this in a statement.
The city of Rodgau receives an English telephone booth weighing tons from the Max Planck Institute. Like two other telephone booths so far, it is also to be converted into a bookcase.

May

After the English telephone booth, which had been converted into a bookcase, was destroyed, the glass panes have now been replaced by break-proof Makrolon and Plexiglass panes. 200 kindergarten children bake together at the "Backes" bakery in Dudenhofen. The city walks are the prelude to public participation in the planned urban redevelopment of Dudenhofen. The Johanniter-Unfall-Hilfe (Johanniter-Unfall-Hilfe) badge awards the Johanniter state executive, Oliver Meermann, to Ralf Ackermann as a token of gratitude for the "always good cooperation and for the support and vision of the Offenbach district as a rescue service provider". Alexandra Breitbach, the rector of the Freiherr-vom-Stein-Schule in Dudenhofen, distributes certificates and gifts to elementary school students who consciously avoided the parents' taxi for a week and came to class on foot or by bike. Many classes take their deserved reward. Leading actor in a documentary? The Rodgau association “Together with the handicapped” is accompanied by an Offenbach author for 18 months at events such as the 24-hour run and everyday life in the groups or in Haus Emmanuel. Car sharing and e-mobility: The car show at Puiseauxplatz in Nieder-Roden attracts numerous visitors with its expanded spectrum. Many citizens take part in a panel discussion. The city council decides that the purchase price for the plots in the planned N39 building area is 65 euros. Mayor Jürgen Hoffmann and First City Councilor Michael Schüßler thank the 253 municipal educators and day care workers for their work with the children on the day of childcare and express their appreciation with a rose. The emergency respiratory protection team of the Rodgau volunteer fire brigade exercises at the Weiskirchen sewage treatment plant. Neighboring cities express their interest in the Rodgau unit. The city has completed two apartment buildings with affordable living space in the Weiskirchen district. With a basic rent of eight euros per square meter, 400 applicants are trying to get hold of one of the twelve three-room apartments. Mayor Jürgen Hoffmann presents the volunteer fireworker Rodgau with a new team transport vehicle and a traffic safety trailer. Michael Gröschel is re-elected as deputy city fire inspector for the next five years with a clear majority.

June

The volunteer fire brigade south successfully organizes the Firefit Championship again. For the first time, the event will take place over two days. “Beauties of Nature in Rodgau” is the name of the newly published book by the Rodgau Nature Conservation Union. The book about local flora and fauna can be purchased for ten euros. To mark its 90th anniversary, the Rodgau Nord volunteer fire brigade is celebrating a big party with demonstrations and hands-on activities. A 59 year old missing vet from Rodgau is found dead in Offenbach-Waldhof. After the functional building of the swimming pool was completely destroyed by fire, the swimming lake opens seven weeks late. The annual tickets are sold at a reduced price due to the shortened season. Besi & Frieds take part in the “Race across America”. With a team of thirteen people, they drive 4,800 kilometers from California on the west coast to Maryland on the east coast in just nine days. According to voluntary investigations by private well owners, it is clear that the water in many wells in Rodgau is too heavily polluted with nitrate. The drinking water, however, has top quality. Like many other lakes, the Rodgau lido is not spared from the plague of goose droppings. With even more tidying up, the city tries to keep the lying areas clean. The city council decides to start the Catholic kindergarten Sankt Rochus in Hainhausen. The city of Rodgau continues to implement the cycle path concept. Three new connections are being renovated for 75,000 euros.

July

Athlete Nicola Walde sets a new women's HPV world record in the Opel test center with her velomobile, a three-wheel recumbent bike. With pure muscle power, the 44-year-old covers exactly 1,088 kilometers in a disguised velomobile in 24 hours, surpassing the previous women's record of 1,012 kilometers. A 79-year-old resident of a villa in Nieder-Roden is found dead in the outdoor pool. The woman suffers from a heart disease and fell into the water after a fit of weakness. At first the husband does not notice the absence of the wife. The Rodgau summer Sunday on Puiseauxplatz in Nieder-Roden is a crowd-puller. On a huge screen, visitors can watch the World Cup quarter-finals together. Even if Germany has already been eliminated and the game between Russia and Croatia is played, the mood is good. After the unexpected death of Peter Altenau, the former kiosk operator at the lido, a new beginning begins. With their advertising and event agency City Promotion, Jürgen and Philipp Klein from Obertshausen organize countless events. Now they not only run the kiosk at the bathing lake, but also organize the lido festival. Opened for the first time after a strenuous move: In the new home in the former Heckel carpenter's workshop, chairman Josef Herbert Spahn and his colleagues from the Heimatverein can now present the exhibits much more clearly, although the exhibition area has shrunk by 100 square meters. Planning was difficult, but apart from two glass showcases, there is space for the more recent Jügesheim past and the earth's history, which is millions of years old.

August

New service for parents: There is almost nothing that cannot be done on the Internet. From glasses to pizza, everything can be ordered or set up. Parents can now register their offspring for the municipal daycare centers via the care place.online portal. An online user account accompanies the parents throughout kindergarten. This is also used to send out invitations and to settle the meal fees. The kick-off event of the “NäherDran” project of the Hesse sports youth takes place at the Georg Büchner School in Jügesheim with around 1,000 young people. The project is dedicated to the integration of minorities and the inclusion of the disabled. In wheelchair biathlon, sit-down volleyball and blindfolded bell ball games, young people can experience what it is like when bodily functions are restricted. The striking corner house on the so-called triangle in Jügesheim is gone. After pieces of the wall from the former Pig & Pipes restaurant fell on the road during the first demolition work, a construction freeze was imposed. For the remaining demolition work, the central intersection of the through-town will be completely closed and traffic will be regulated by the police. Pedestrians also have to take a detour. Gold rush mood in Rodgau not wanted: In order to avoid a gold rush mood in property deals for future building areas, the city is putting a stop to it. Because the magistrate decides to make use of its right of first refusal, a purchase contract for a field in Rodgau-West has to be canceled. Within sight of the Weiskircher curb, a 50-year-old cyclist from Weiskirchen is involved in a traffic accident through no fault of her own and is trapped between the car and the house wall. The rescue helicopter Christoph 2 landed in the parking lot at the community center and transported the seriously injured person to a clinic. The police assume a right-of-way error as the cause of the accident. The police and fire brigade have to hold out for five hours. Out of lovesickness, a 27-year-old man sets fire to his ex-girlfriend's clothes in his apartment in the so-called China Wall. Since there is suspicion that he wants to kill himself and shows no willingness to cooperate, a special task force (SEK) breaks open the door to the apartment on the tenth floor after five hours and overpowers the man. The hot summer brings record-breaking visitor numbers to the lido. Only six weeks after the start of the season it will be 100,000. Bather honored. The entire functional building was destroyed in a fire in March, which is why the bathing season could only start six weeks late. The spatial reserves of the Münchhausen School and Geschwister Scholl School in Hainhausen are exhausted. A temporary arrangement consisting of four makeshift rooms will be set up in front of the school gymnasium and will initially alleviate the space shortage. Dana Jäger and Axel Winkler return to Rodgau after more than 20,000 kilometers. For one year, the two of them cycle through a total of 19 countries and five continents to collect donations for the German bone marrow donor index. They achieve their goal of collecting at least as many donations as the kilometers they drive.

September