Articles By: Cynthia Goerzen

Goessel School Board hears of school events

Due to a junior high basketball game that a number of Goessel school board members wanted to attend, the January meeting was held at 7 a.m. on Jan. 13 instead of 7 p.m. like usual. The board also held a special meeting on Jan. 6 for the purpose of meeting with Dr. Doug Moeckel and Dr. Sue Givens about beginning […]

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Goessel City Council hears of First Impressions meetings

The Goessel city council met on January 13 and heard from city clerk Jennifer Whitehead that representatives of Burden, Kansas, had come to town to participate in the First Impressions project. A community meeting was scheduled for 6 p.m. on Jan21, with a chili supper provided by the 4-H club; donations for the supper will be accepted. Mayor Dave Schrag […]

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Goessel City Council Passes Utility Ordinance

The Goessel city council met on December 16 and reviewed and passed ordinance number 284, which establishes monthly utility rates for water and sewer. Monthly water charges are based on the size of the water meter. Noting a year ago that utility rates had been too low to comply with grant and loan requirements for the sewer project, the council […]

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Goessel reluctantly approves superintendent’s retirement

The Goessel school board met on December 9 and received a letter of resignation from superintendent/elementary school principal Dr. John Fast, who is planning to retire at the end of the current school year. Fast has been an educator for 38 years, 24 of those as an administrator at Goessel. “I love my job and the people I work with,” […]

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100 percent participation at Goessel school parent-teacher meetings

The Goessel school board met on November 11 and heard from superintendent/elementary school principal Dr. John Fast that elementary school teachers had 100 percent contact with parents for parent-teacher meetings on October 24. Only four were contacted by phone instead of in-person meetings. Therefore, all students were represented. “That kind of parent involvement is important,” Fast said. Junior high/high school […]

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The Goessel City Council told sewer project is moving forward

The Goessel city council met on November 18 and discussed the sewer project. Rose Mary Saunders of Ranson Citycode Financial is the grant administrator for the sewer project. She was at the meeting to answer questions related to the project and to speak with the council about finances. She said the council needed to approve a change order that includes […]

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Goessel Sewer Project Begins

The Goessel city council met on October 21 and heard from public works director Karen Dalke that the sewer project has begun. Work on the project actually began that day, starting with “point repairs,” digging up and replacing piping. After that, work on “relining” the lines can begin. K. C. Construction is the contractor for the construction work. The council […]

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Goessel alumni scheduled for high school career day

Goessel alumni scheduled for high school career day

Ilona Abrahams, 5th grade teacher and Alumni Director, Landon Jordan '01 and GHS Principal Scott Boden. Jordan, who is a pastor at New Anthem Community Church, was the featured speaker at the Alumni event for students to hear about career paths after high school. The Goessel school board met on Oct 14 and heard from fifth grade teacher/alumni coordinator Ilona […]

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Goessel Council hears of work on electrical poles

The Goessel city council met on September 16 and heard from public works director Karen Dalke that an electric company employee has been in town and the surrounding area checking electrical poles and identifying those that need to be replaced. He is also replacing pole ID stickers that have worn off. On another matter, the council listened to Beth Warren […]

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Goessel School Board Hears of Seatbelt Safety Promotion at High School

The Goessel school board met on September 9 and heard from junior high/high school principal Scott Boden about a Bucks for Buckles seatbelt safety promotion that took place on September 3. Boden said that Billy Walker of State Farm Insurance was at the school that morning and gave a dollar bill to all students who were wearing a seatbelt as […]

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