Articles By: Cynthia Goerzen

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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Supplies Arriving for City of Goessel Sewer Project

The Goessel city council met on August 19 and heard from public works director Karen Dalke that four semi loads of pipe for the sewer project had arrived. The pipe is currently located west of the baseball diamonds. Larry Kleeman, who works for Ranson Citycode Financial, attended the meeting to talk with the council about offering the sale of temporary […]

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The Goessel School Board thanks Ministerial Alliance

The Goessel school board met on August 12 and heard from superintendent/elementary school principal Dr. John Fast that the Goessel Ministerial Alliance had purchased nearly $1,200 of school supplies, including backpacks, and donated them. Fast said that two eight-foot-long tables at the school had been packed with those school supplies. Any Goessel school children were welcome to choose them. The […]

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City of Goessel prepares for new sewer project

The Goessel City Council met on July 15 and heard that the July 12 sewer project pre-construction meeting had gone well. Public works director Karen Dalke told the council that the city owns the three lots west of the baseball diamonds. That area will be used for trucks, dump trucks, and other construction equipment for the sewer project. Dalke said […]

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Goessel School Board approves annual appointments

The Goessel school board met Monday morning, July 1, which is a week earlier than usual because some school administration and board members will be traveling at the time of the usual board meeting. The board approved the following school board positions — board president: Kelly Booton, vice president: Maynard Knepp, meet and confer: Knepp and Pat Flaming, The Learning […]

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Goessel Council Sets Hours for Fireworks

The Goessel city council met on June 17 and discussed fireworks discharge dates and times. They decided that fireworks will be allowed within city limits on Thursday, Friday, and Saturday, July 4, 5, and 6, beginning at 8 a.m. each of those days. On Thursday, July 4, fireworks may be discharged until 11 p.m. Fireworks may be discharged until 12 […]

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Goessel School Board Approves Supplemental Contracts

The Goessel school board met on June 10 and approved the following supplemental contracts for the 2019-2020 school year — Activities Director: Brian Lightner, Band: Scott Taylor, Choir: Braden Unruh, Cheerleader sponsor: Alicia Cox, Concessions: Ryan Hoopes, FCCLA sponsor: Brittany Hiebert, FFA sponsor: Alicia Cox, Freshman class sponsor: Sherri Sells, Sophomore class sponsor: Donna O’Neill, Junior class sponsor: Harmony Gerlach […]

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Goessel School Board gets update on ‘Parents as Teachers’

Editor’s note: Due to the amount of the content covered in the May 13 Goessel school board meeting, we ran part of the report last week. Here is the rest of the report. You can find the entire article on our website. Turning their attention to another matter, the board listened to Susie Kliewer of Parents As Teachers. She talked about […]

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Recent rains cause sewer issues for City of Goessel

The Goessel city council met on May 22, which is later in the week than usual. The meeting was scheduled for May 20, but it had to be postponed due to city personnel working with sewer issues that were caused by the recent rain. The current sewer system allows rainwater into the sewer pipes in several areas. Breaks and cracks […]

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Goessel School Board talks math, reading curriculum

The Goessel school board met on May 13 and listened to teacher presentations about reading and math curriculum. Ann Hiebert, second-grade teacher, Barb Goering, first-grade teacher, and Chrystiana Miller, Title I teacher, presented information about Wonders reading the curriculum for elementary school students. “This is not a quick decision,” Miller said. Elementary school teachers had looked at five different curriculum […]

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