Articles By: Cynthia Goerzen

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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Goessel sign to be replaced after council decision

The Goessel city council met on April 15 and discussed the Goessel sign near K-15. The old sign served the city well for many years but has faded and nearly blew over in recent wind. The sign has now been removed, and the space is being prepared for a new sign. A business in Potwin, Kansas, called 2DOGS Concrete Designs, […]

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Goessel School Board Hears of Long-Time Secretary’s Retirement

The Goessel school board met on April 8 and accepted the resignation of long-time elementary school office manager/secretary Denise Nickel, who plans to retire in summer. She has worked for the school for 25 years. Superintendent/elementary school principal Dr. John Fast said her service to the school “has been marked by her dedication, hard work, and loyalty.” He mentioned her […]

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Goessel to get new sign

The Goessel city council met on March 18 and discussed the Goessel sign near K-15 that identifies the city. The council had already been discussing replacing that sign for several months and had considered various options. They had obtained pictures and prices. Council members have acknowledged that the current sign served the city well for many years. But it has […]

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Goessel School Board updates insurance set up

The Goessel school board met on March 11 and listened to Caleb Good of Conrade Insurance, Newton. He reviewed the school’s insurance policy and briefly explained each item. He noted that the elementary school building is under-insured at $96 per square foot. He suggested raising the amount this year and then more in the future to align the insurance with […]

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