Articles By: Cynthia Goerzen

Goessel confirms plan for document shredding day

The Goessel City Council solidified plans during its March 17 meeting to bring a shredding service to Goessel for several days. City Clerk Anita Goert?zen said residents can toss materials for shredding in locked containers that will be available in the city building from April 21 to April 24. Some residents had asked about having a shredding service available again, […]

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Goessel board hears about Food 4 Kids

The Goessel school board met heard a report from social worker Jane Wiens about Kansas Food Bank?s backpack food program during the board?s March 10 meeting. According to Wiens, who works in most of the schools in Marion County, the Food 4 Kids program was started in 2004. It is housed in the Cargill Cares building in Wichita, where 4,000 […]

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Goessel council commends effort to remove snow

The Goessel City Council commended public works director Karen Dalke during its Feb. 18 meeting for her snow removal work during the recent snow storm. ?I spent the night here,? Dalke said. ?I started at 4 in the morning.? She said the grader did not stay warm. She even used cardboard to help block the wind. ?It was very cold,? […]

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Goessel school board recognizes KASB honorees

The Goessel school board recognized three people at its Feb. 10 meeting for certificates they received from the Kansas Association of School Boards. John Fast, superintendent and elementary school principal, received a certificate for his work with the KASB and a certificate for the school district newsletter. Denise Nickel, elementary school secretary, received a certificate for her work with the […]

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Goessel OKs purchase of snow blower

The Goessel City Council commended public works director Karen Dalke at its Jan. 20 meeting for her snow removal work during the recent snow?and authorized the purchase of a self-propelled snow blower for the next wintry event. Councilor Dean Snelling commented about the good work Dalke and city employee Cindy Gaddis had done. Mayor Dave Schrag added, ?We do appreciate […]

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Goessel board accepts two donations from patrons

The Goessel school board voted at its Jan. 13 meeting to accept two anonymous donations from patrons. John Fast, superintendent and elementary school principal, said the music depart???ment had received a $500 donation, and the Selzer Scholarship fund had received $50. Fast said the donations were greatly appreciated. ?Funding is tight,? he said. ?I?m really humbled when a person comes […]

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Goessel council raises water rates for some customers

The Goessel City Council decided to raise water rates for some customers during its Dec. 16 meeting. Continuing the discussion from the previous meeting, council members acknowledged current revenue generated from water use does not cover the cost of delivering the water, considering that some lines and meters need to be replaced, and it will take 10 more years to […]

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Goessel board updated on relief project

The Goessel school board heard a report at its Dec. 9 meeting from John Fast, superintendent and elementary school principal, about donations that grade school students had collected for typhoon victims. Fast said a fourth-grade student had expressed concern for typhoon victims several times. Acting on the student?s concern, Fast contacted Maynard Knepp, who works for Mennonite Central Committee. Knepp […]

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Goessel council reviews utility rates

The Goessel City Council heard at its Nov. 18 meeting from auditor Steve Connelly that ?the city is managing the money in a positive way.? Instead of coming to the meeting in person, Connelly and the council connected via telephone. Prior to the meeting, he sent graphs and charts that helped to explain his findings. Connelly had prepared a chart […]

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Goessel board recognizes ministerial aid

The Goessel school board heard Superintendent John Fast report at the Nov. 11 meeting that the Goessel Ministerial Alliance, comprised of local pastors, ?literally buys hundreds of dollars worth of school supplies for our school children.? Tables had been loaded with school supplies before school began, Fast said. The ministerial alliance bought more supplies when those were gone. The board […]

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