Articles By: Cynthia Goerzen

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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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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