Articles By: Cynthia Goerzen

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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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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