Articles By: Cynthia Goerzen

Goessel school board approves supplemental contracts

by Cynthia Goerzen The Free Press The Goessel school board approved supplemental contracts during its June 11 meeting The following contracts were approved: Activities director, Brian Lightner; band, Scott Taylor; choir and high school musical, Braden Unruh; high school musical assistants, Heath Goertzen and Ryan Goertzen; cheerleader sponsor, Gretchen Schrag (and Alicia Oard if needed); concessions, Ryan Hoopes. Elementary SIT […]

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Goessel City Council makes annual office appointments

The Goessel City Coun­cil made annual appointments at its May 21 meeting. The appointments were Jennifer Whitehead, city clerk and court clerk; Greg Nickel, municipal judge; Josh Boehm, city attorney; and Patsy Schmidt, treasurer. There are no changes in these positions. The Citizens State Bank is the official depository. The council appointed Miriam Freeman and Kir­sten Solberg to the library […]

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Goessel school board accepts $1,000 for gardening project

The Goessel school board accepted a $1,000 donation from Jerald Grey, general manager of Hiland Dairy, during its May 14 meeting. The money is to be used for seeds, tools, gardening supplies and lesson materials for the school’s gardening project. John Fast, superintendent and elementary principal, said the donation is greatly appreciated and would be presented to the school the […]

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Goessel receives funding for sewer project

City Clerk Jennifer Whitehead informed the Goessel City Council during its April 16 meeting that temporary financing has now been awarded for the sewer project. Rose Mary Saunders of Ranson Financial had talked with the council during its Feb. 20 meeting about temporary notes and interim financing. Saunders, White­head and Public Works Director Karen Dalke traveled to Salina to accept […]

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Goessel school board affirms foreign exchange program

The Goessel school board reflected on the district’s involvement in the foreign exchange student program during its April 9 meeting. John Fast, superintendent and elementary school principal, said, “We are fortunate to have a strong exchange program.” He said Goessel usually has five or six exchange students, but one year there were eight. Scott Boden, junior high and high school […]

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Goessel board receives donation

The Goessel school board accepted a $1,000 donation from Countryside Feed in Hillsboro during its March 12 meeting with a special thank-you to Byron Noeth. The donation is specified for families who need assistance to pay for school lunches. John Fast, superintendent and elementary principal, said the district appreciates the donation from a local employer that benefits Goessel families with […]

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Goessel council sets city-wide garage sale for June 30

The Goessel City Council decided at its Feb. 20 meeting to schedule the annual city-wide garage sale for Satur­day, June 30. The city-wide clean-up day will follow on Saturday, July 7. City Clerk Jennifer Whitehead said clean-up bins have already been scheduled with Waste Connections, the trash hauler, for that day. The council listened to presentations from Merrill Yoder of […]

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Goessel school board reviews ‘Career Cruising’ program

The Goessel school board listened to school counselor Janna Duerksen explain at the Feb. 12 meeting the “Career Cruising” program that is set up for all students, K-12. Duerksen described the various grade levels and what the students can discover about themselves. For example, kindergarten through grade two students investigate roles in the school, home and community. They learn about […]

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Goessel school board votes repair running track

The Goessel school board decided at its Jan. 8 meeting to repair its running track for a cost of $152,082. At last month’s meeting, the board had discussed the needs and various options with Brian Lightner, athletic director. Lightner showed pictures of cracks on the track and noted other issues. The track was built in 2003 with only a small […]

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Goessel seeks $547,000 in USDA funding for sewer project

The Goessel city council met Jan. 8, a week earlier than usual, due to changes in the Kansas election law. The council spent considerable time discussing the proposed sewer project. Chelsea Morris was at the meeting to discuss a grant and loan through the U.S. Department of Agriculture. USDA has offered a grant of $547,000 to help fund the project. […]

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