Articles By: Cynthia Goerzen

Goessel City Council passes mask ordinance

Due to coronavirus concerns, the Goessel city council met by zoom on November 16. Mayor Dave Schrag talked about the rising number of coronavirus cases in Marion County. “We need to do something now,” he said. Council member Evan Esau agreed, “We need to do it sooner than later.” Schrag mentioned caution about gatherings. “I think closing the community room […]

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Goessel School Board considers winter sports attendance

The Goessel school board met on November 9 and continued their discussion of attendance at winter school sports events, considering coronavirus concerns. Superintendent/elementary principal Amanda Lowrance said the issue is in the discussion phase, and she mentioned a meeting she had attended with other superintendents. Junior high/high school principal Scott Boden mentioned a league meeting he had attended. He said […]

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City of Goessel finishing sewer project details

The Goessel city council met on October 19 and discussed the sewer project. Rose Mary Saunders was at the meeting to discuss the remaining issues. Saunders is a municipal consultant with Ranson Citycode Financial. She has been helping Goessel with the sewer project. She said the entire project cost $2,231,659.99. The city has a USDA loan for $1,484,000, which is […]

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Goessel school board discusses attendance at winter sports

Goessel school board met on Oct. 12 and talked about attendance at winter sports. Superintendent Amanda Lowrance said she had attended a league meeting of superintendents and athletic directors to discuss the matter. Lowrance said temperature checks will be conducted, and masks are encouraged. Junior high/high school principal Scott Boden said that in previous years, the home side at Goessel […]

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Goessel City Council discusses its Main Street

The Goessel city council met on September 21 and talked with Brian Foster of BG Consultants about Main Street. The council spent nearly an hour discussing various options for a Main Street project and decided to try for a grant from Kansas Department of Transportation. If Goessel’s street project is selected for the grant that KDOT is offering to cities […]

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Goessel School Board hears appreciation for teachers

The Goessel school board met on September 14 and heard a report about the beginning of school. Junior high/high school principal Scott Boden said that it took “lots of extra work” to plan the school year in order to reduce the risk of coronavirus. He noted the extra work for teachers to teach in-person and remote at the same time. […]

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Goessel City Council discusses housing

The Goessel city council met on August 17 and listened to concerns about houses that have not been maintained. Specific addresses were mentioned, as well as the trailer park, which is owned by Bruce and Amy Claassen of Yossen LLC in Hesston. A comment was made, “That trailer park is absolutely awful.” It was noted that the trailer park was […]

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Goessel School Board appreciates donations

The Goessel school board met on August 10 and accepted a donation of $1,200 from the Goessel Ministerial Alliance for school supplies for students. The board also accepted a donation of 100 sanitized mask bands from Jaynette Miller. The board expressed appreciation for both donations. Turning their attention to another matter, the board discussed guidelines for the new school year. […]

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Goessel sets dates for the shooting of July 4 fireworks

The Goessel city council met on June 15 and established dates for setting off fireworks within the city: 8 a.m. to midnight on Friday and Saturday, July 3 and 4, and noon to 10 p.m. on Sunday, July 5. The council considered a request from Goessel Mennonite Church for a fireworks event on Sunday, July 5. The request states that […]

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Goessel board honors retiring teachers

The Goessel school board met on June 8 and honored three elementary school teachers who are retiring: Dale Wiens, Tom Krehbiel, and Ilona Abrahams. Wiens has taught third grade at Goessel for 20 years. He thanked the school board and superintendent/elementary school principal Dr. John Fast for the opportunity to teach at Goessel. He mentioned the smiles and laughter of […]

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