Articles By: Cynthia Goerzen

Goessel council hears concerns about radio expense

Goessel City Council listened to the concerns of Matt Voth of the Goessel Fire Department regarding the local department as well as Marion County Emer­gency Medical Services at the council’s Nov. 20 meeting. Voth told the council that although Goessel’s main pumper truck is still good, it is already 21 years old and will need to be replaced at some […]

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Goessel school board hears of public support

The Goessel school board met Nov. 13 and listened as Scott Boden, junior high/ high school principal, read excerpts of three letters he had received in support of Goessel’s volleyball and football teams and coaches and the music department. The first letter was from a “Valley Heights fan” who watched the Goessel volleyball team play at the State 2A tournament. […]

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Goessel council considers Harvest Meadows options

The Goessel City Council discussed the empty lots in the Harvest Meadows addition during its Oct. 16 meeting. Currently, one lot has a house and 13 lots are empty. Russell and Jean Groves attended the meeting to talk about the empty lots with the council. They said they are interested in purchasing four of the lots. Russell Groves said he […]

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Goessel board hears preschool update

The Goessel school board heard from Bonnie Gaed­dert, the new teacher for the Kinder Haus preschool, during its Oct. 9 meeting. The preschool and public school are now working together with a goal of making preschool possible for any preschool-aged child, and providing continuity for them when they enter kindergarten. Preschool and kindergarten teachers work closely together. The Kinder Haus […]

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Goessel council adopts higher rates for water, sewer customers

The Goessel City Council adopted new water and sewer rates at its Sept. 18 meeting. The council had been informed the city’s rates are too low. Raising the rates would enable the city to qualify for state funding a proposed sewer project. According to Ordinance 274, a minimum charge of $11.66 per month will be assessed for each 3/4-inch water […]

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Goessel invited to join ‘Drive 4 UR School’ event

The USD 411-Goessel board of education heard at its Sept. 11 meeting an invitation from Hillsboro Ford to participate in the next “Drive 4 UR School” event scheduled for Satur­day, Sept. 23. Superintendent John Fast told the board Hills­boro Ford is planning the event as a fundraiser for schools in the area. According to information from Terry Hagen of Hills­boro […]

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Goessel council takes first steps toward sewer project

The Goessel City Council took steps at its Aug. 21 to move ahead with a much needed sewer project. Mayor Dave Schrag, City Clerk Jennifer Whitehead, and Public Works Director Karen Dalke had attended a Kansas Inter-agency Advi­sory Committee meeting in Topeka, along with Rose Mary Saunders of Ranson Financial Group and Brian Foster, an engineer with BG Consultants of […]

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Goessel district acquires Kinder House Preschool

by Cynthia Goerzen The Free Press The Goessel school board voted at its Aug. 14 meeting to acquire Kinder Haus Preschool. Kindergarten teacher Sheri Janzen, Title I teacher Chrystiana Voth, and preschool teacher Rachel Boden attended the August meeting to discuss the matter with the board. The issue was discussed at the June board meeting also. Kinder Haus Preschool has […]

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Goessel approves sewer project

Following a 90-minute discussion with city engineer Brian Foster, the Goessel City Council decided at its July 16 meeting to upgrade the city sewer system Foster, with BG Consul­tants of Manhattan, spent considerable time discussing the issue with the council; he also had been at the May meeting. Foster also attended a Kansas Inter-agency Advisory Committee meeting in Topeka, along […]

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Goessel school board reorganizes, sets student fees for 2017-18 year

The USD 411-Goessel school board accepted a donation from the Robert and Ina Mae Nason Memorial at its July 10 meeting. Their grandsons are Goessel graduates. John Fast, superintendent and K-5 principal, expressed appreciation for the donation. “We appreciate the opportunities this will provide to students who may need a little extra support in programs such as FFA, Elbiata, and […]

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