Articles By: Cynthia Goerzen

Goessel school board reviews ‘Career Cruising’ program

The Goessel school board listened to school counselor Janna Duerksen explain at the Feb. 12 meeting the “Career Cruising” program that is set up for all students, K-12. Duerksen described the various grade levels and what the students can discover about themselves. For example, kindergarten through grade two students investigate roles in the school, home and community. They learn about […]

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Goessel school board votes repair running track

The Goessel school board decided at its Jan. 8 meeting to repair its running track for a cost of $152,082. At last month’s meeting, the board had discussed the needs and various options with Brian Lightner, athletic director. Lightner showed pictures of cracks on the track and noted other issues. The track was built in 2003 with only a small […]

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Goessel seeks $547,000 in USDA funding for sewer project

The Goessel city council met Jan. 8, a week earlier than usual, due to changes in the Kansas election law. The council spent considerable time discussing the proposed sewer project. Chelsea Morris was at the meeting to discuss a grant and loan through the U.S. Department of Agriculture. USDA has offered a grant of $547,000 to help fund the project. […]

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Lindeman feted for council work

The Goessel City Council recognized Larry Lindeman for his 20 years as a member of the council during its Dec. 18 meeting. This was Lindeman’s last meeting, and Mayor Dave Schrag presented him with a plaque. Schrag expressed appreciation for his many years of service to the city and thanked him for his work. According to City Clerk Jennifer Whitehead, […]

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Goessel board bids Duerksen farewell

The Goessel school board honored Lynnette Duerksen for her 16 years as a member of the board during its Dec. 18 meeting. She chose not to run for re-election in the recent election. This was her last meeting. John Fast, superintendent and elementary principal, commended Duerksen for her work on the board and for the extensive list of other things […]

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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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