Articles By: Cynthia Goerzen

Goessel to receive building bids by Oct. 24

The Goessel school board heard during its Oct. 14 meeting from John Fast, superintendent and elementary school principal, about a ?pre-bid? meeting the next day at the high school. Fast reported that Josh Walker from Loyd Builders of Ottawa had sent out 40 invitations to those who might be interested in bidding on the school?s construction/remodeling project. The meeting would […]

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Goessel clean-up day set for Oct. 5

The Goessel City Council discussed plans for the fall city-wide garage sale and the subsequent clean-up day during its Sept. 16 meeting. The garage sale was Saturday, Sept. 28, and the clean-up day is scheduled for the following Saturday, Oct. 5. A ?roll-off? Dump?ster will be available at the city building parking lot from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Oct. […]

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Goessel urges donations for recycling

Members of the Goessel City Council said during the Aug. 19 meeting that public donations are still needed to support recycling. Councilor Jim Wiens said donations had not been adequate lately because of confusion with the county?s program. He emphasized that the switch to county recycling is still a few months away, so donations are still needed to support the […]

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Goessel enrollment could hit recent high, board hears

The Goessel school board heard during its Aug. 12 meeting that the projected enrollment for this fall is a ?head count? of 278, which is an all-time high since 2005 or 2006. Superintendent John Fast presented the report, adding that the senior class this year has only 15 students. On another matter, the board set the evening of Friday, Aug. […]

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Goessel council updated on county?s recycling progress

The Goessel City Council was updated on recycling by Coun?cilor Larry Schmidt during its July 15 meeting. Schmidt had met with county personnel and said Goessel would be included in the county recycling plan. The county?s recycling Dumpster would be half as big as Goessel?s current Dumpster, so Schmidt will call the county when the Dumpster is full. The county […]

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Goessel projects slight enrollment growth

The Goessel school board heard at its July 8 meeting that the district is projecting a slight increase in enrollment for the coming school year. John Fast, superintendent and elementary principal, estimated a ?head count? of 267 students for 2013-14, compared to 265 for the past school year. Fast said most classes likely will have 19, 20 or 21 students, […]

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Goessel city council addresses traffic issues in town

The Goessel City Council discussed during its June 17 meeting several local driving situa?tions that need attention. The council noted that some underage drivers have been illegally driving three- and four-wheelers within the city limits. The council noted drivers of such vehicles are required to have a valid driver?s license in order to drive in town. The council also noted […]

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