Articles By: Cynthia Goerzen

Goessel Council hears of fireworks for the public on Aug. 4

The Goessel city council met on July 23 and heard from Mayor Dave Schrag that brothers Dallas, Jeff and Mike Boese had purchased a large amount of fireworks and would like to share them with the community on the Saturday evening of Threshing Days, Aug. 4. Everyone is invited free of charge, and there is no cost to the city. […]

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Goessel school board hears recreation commission Report

Goessel school board hears recreation commission Report

The Goessel School Board accepted a $1,000 check from Evergreen Packaging at their last meeting. Courtesy Photo Goessel school board met on July 9 and listened to teacher/coach Chad Lindeman’s report of the Goessel Recreation Commission, of which he is a board member. School board chair Kelly Booton is also on the GRC board, as well as Curtis Guhr, Brian […]

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Goessel council sets fireworks times, passes dog ordinance

by Cynthia Goerzen The Free Press The Goessel City Council decided at its June 18 meeting on times and days that fireworks will be allowed within the city limits. Fireworks will be allowed on the following days: 8 a.m to 10 p.m., Sunday and Monday, July 1-2; 8 a.m. to midnight Tuesday, July 3. and 8 a.m to 11 p.m […]

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Goessel school board approves supplemental contracts

by Cynthia Goerzen The Free Press The Goessel school board approved supplemental contracts during its June 11 meeting The following contracts were approved: Activities director, Brian Lightner; band, Scott Taylor; choir and high school musical, Braden Unruh; high school musical assistants, Heath Goertzen and Ryan Goertzen; cheerleader sponsor, Gretchen Schrag (and Alicia Oard if needed); concessions, Ryan Hoopes. Elementary SIT […]

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Goessel City Council makes annual office appointments

The Goessel City Coun­cil made annual appointments at its May 21 meeting. The appointments were Jennifer Whitehead, city clerk and court clerk; Greg Nickel, municipal judge; Josh Boehm, city attorney; and Patsy Schmidt, treasurer. There are no changes in these positions. The Citizens State Bank is the official depository. The council appointed Miriam Freeman and Kir­sten Solberg to the library […]

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Goessel school board accepts $1,000 for gardening project

The Goessel school board accepted a $1,000 donation from Jerald Grey, general manager of Hiland Dairy, during its May 14 meeting. The money is to be used for seeds, tools, gardening supplies and lesson materials for the school’s gardening project. John Fast, superintendent and elementary principal, said the donation is greatly appreciated and would be presented to the school the […]

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Goessel receives funding for sewer project

City Clerk Jennifer Whitehead informed the Goessel City Council during its April 16 meeting that temporary financing has now been awarded for the sewer project. Rose Mary Saunders of Ranson Financial had talked with the council during its Feb. 20 meeting about temporary notes and interim financing. Saunders, White­head and Public Works Director Karen Dalke traveled to Salina to accept […]

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Goessel school board affirms foreign exchange program

The Goessel school board reflected on the district’s involvement in the foreign exchange student program during its April 9 meeting. John Fast, superintendent and elementary school principal, said, “We are fortunate to have a strong exchange program.” He said Goessel usually has five or six exchange students, but one year there were eight. Scott Boden, junior high and high school […]

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Goessel board receives donation

The Goessel school board accepted a $1,000 donation from Countryside Feed in Hillsboro during its March 12 meeting with a special thank-you to Byron Noeth. The donation is specified for families who need assistance to pay for school lunches. John Fast, superintendent and elementary principal, said the district appreciates the donation from a local employer that benefits Goessel families with […]

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Goessel council sets city-wide garage sale for June 30

The Goessel City Council decided at its Feb. 20 meeting to schedule the annual city-wide garage sale for Satur­day, June 30. The city-wide clean-up day will follow on Saturday, July 7. City Clerk Jennifer Whitehead said clean-up bins have already been scheduled with Waste Connections, the trash hauler, for that day. The council listened to presentations from Merrill Yoder of […]

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