Articles By: Cynthia Goerzen

Goessel City Council encourages census count

The Goessel city council met on March 16 and heard from city clerk Jennifer Bliss that it is important for city residents to fill out the census form and send it in. She said the census affects how much grant money the city can receive. Turning their attention to another matter, the council mentioned the Coronavirus situation. The council will […]

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Goessel City Council discusses recycling

The Goessel city council met on Feb 18 and discussed recycling issues. County commissioner Jonah Gehring was at the meeting to discuss the situation with the council. Marion County had been taking recyclables to a site at Fort Riley, but that site can no longer accept recyclables from Marion County. Therefore, Marion County is no longer placing recycling bins in […]

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Goessel School Board hears Marion County Special Education Cooperative report

The Goessel school board met on February 10 and heard a Marion County Special Education Cooperative report from the director, Dr. David Sheppard. He said that 50 students in Goessel are receiving services from MCSEC, some only a small amount of services and others a substantial amount. He said MCSEC works with students who are developmentally and learning disabled, as […]

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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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