Articles By: Cynthia Goerzen

Goessel Council Approves Emergency Response Plan

The Goessel city council met on October 15 and approved the emergency response plan that was put together by Phillip Fishburn of Midwest Assistance Program. MAP works with small rural communities on matters of disaster management, in addition to numerous other issues. The central office is in Missouri, but Fishburn’s office is in Haven. An emergency response plan is required […]

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Goessel School invites community to substance abuse prevention meeting

The Goessel school board met on October 8 and heard plans for a substance abuse prevention “town hall” meeting that is scheduled for Saturday, November 3. The evening will begin with a meal in the junior high/high school cafeteria at 6:30pm. The meeting will follow in the auditorium. The community is welcome and encouraged to attend. Junior high/high school principal […]

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Goessel City to Erect Additional Stop Sign

The Goessel city council met on September 17 and discussed the intersection of Church Street and the baseball diamonds. Because of safety issues, west-bound traffic will now have to stop. The council authorized a stop sign at that intersection. Turning their attention to another sign, the city discussed replacing the Goessel sign that is near the highway. The council expressed […]

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Goessel School Appreciates Donation

The Goessel school board met on September 10 and accepted a Sartorius scale donation from Darrell Salsbury, a local retired veterinarian. Junior high/high school principal Scott Boden described the scale as “a precision electronic scale that measures to the tenth of a gram,” and it has a capacity of 12kg, which Boden said is very high for something of its […]

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Goessel passes sewer increase ordinance

The Goessel city council met on August 20 and passed ordinance number 280, which sets new wastewater charges, raising them by $5.00. The increase will take effect on October 1. The council was reminded that the current raise in rates is still not enough for the grant that the city is receiving; rates will have to be raised again. The […]

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Goessel School Board Hears of Required Drills for students

The Goessel school board met on August 13 and heard about required school safety drills. Superintendent/elementary school principal Dr. John Fast told the board that schools were required to have nine fire drills and three tornado drills last school year. However, he said this year, schools are required to have four fire drills, three tornado drills, and nine crisis drills. […]

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Goessel Council hears of fireworks for the public on Aug. 4

The Goessel city council met on July 23 and heard from Mayor Dave Schrag that brothers Dallas, Jeff and Mike Boese had purchased a large amount of fireworks and would like to share them with the community on the Saturday evening of Threshing Days, Aug. 4. Everyone is invited free of charge, and there is no cost to the city. […]

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Goessel school board hears recreation commission Report

Goessel school board hears recreation commission Report

The Goessel School Board accepted a $1,000 check from Evergreen Packaging at their last meeting. Courtesy Photo Goessel school board met on July 9 and listened to teacher/coach Chad Lindeman’s report of the Goessel Recreation Commission, of which he is a board member. School board chair Kelly Booton is also on the GRC board, as well as Curtis Guhr, Brian […]

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Goessel council sets fireworks times, passes dog ordinance

by Cynthia Goerzen The Free Press The Goessel City Council decided at its June 18 meeting on times and days that fireworks will be allowed within the city limits. Fireworks will be allowed on the following days: 8 a.m to 10 p.m., Sunday and Monday, July 1-2; 8 a.m. to midnight Tuesday, July 3. and 8 a.m to 11 p.m […]

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Goessel school board approves supplemental contracts

by Cynthia Goerzen The Free Press The Goessel school board approved supplemental contracts during its June 11 meeting The following contracts were approved: Activities director, Brian Lightner; band, Scott Taylor; choir and high school musical, Braden Unruh; high school musical assistants, Heath Goertzen and Ryan Goertzen; cheerleader sponsor, Gretchen Schrag (and Alicia Oard if needed); concessions, Ryan Hoopes. Elementary SIT […]

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