Articles By: Cynthia Goerzen

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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Goessel City Council hears of door-to-door salesman

The Goessel city council met on May 18 and heard about a door-to-door roofing company salesman who had been in town after the recent hail storm. He does not have a permit from the city; he does not have permission to go door-to-door. Residents should be aware that door-to-door salespeople are required to have a permit. But due to Coronavirus […]

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Goessel School Board commends teachers, students and parents

The Goessel school board met on May 11 by zoom and discussed issues related to the Coronavirus. Superintendent/elementary school principal Dr. John Fast commended teachers, students, and parents for their work during the “continuous learning” that took place when schools were closed as a precaution. Teachers prepared lessons, and parents worked with students at home. Fast reported about the “grab […]

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Goessel City Council holds on-line meeting

The Goessel city council met on April 20 via technology, due to COVID-19. The council discussed the sewer project and voted to allow an extension until August 1. The project can probably be done sooner, but Mayor Dave Schrag suggested allowing extra time in case of weather interferes. Schrag said the project is taking longer because of stay-at-home orders. The […]

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Goessel School Board notes changes due to COVID-19

The Goessel school board met via technology on April 13, instead of in-person like always before. The board heard reports about school changes that have been taking place because of the Coronavirus. Superintendent/K-5 principal Dr. John Fast said that all teachers had submitted a “Continuous Plan for Learning,” as required by the state. Therefore, school can continue electronically through the […]

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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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