Articles By: Cynthia Goerzen

Goessel council hears presentation about sewer project options

The Goessel City Council discussed limits for fireworks at its June 19 meeting. The city will allow the discharge of fireworks on Friday, Saturday, Sunday, and Monday, June 30 through July 3, until midnight and on Tuesday, July 4, until 11 p.m. The council granted a request from Goessel Men­no­nite Church to close a portion of the street in front […]

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Goessel considers sewer upgrades

The Goessel City Council spent an hour and a half discussing sewer upgrades with Brian Foster of Manhattan during its May 15 meeting. Foster, an engineer with BG Consultants and a principal owner of the business, talked about various types of grants and loans that are available for sewer projects and the various requirements, such as raising water and sewer […]

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Goessel board reflects on Miller’s tenure

The Goessel school board expressed sadness during its May 8 meeting at the sudden passing of board president Dan Miller April 23. John Fast, superintendent and elementary school principal, had issued a statement soon after Miller died. Fast said the board is saddened by the loss. “Our sympathy and prayers are extended to his wife and family,” he said. Miller […]

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Goessel council reviews water issues

The Goessel City Council discussed water issues and funding possibilities during its April 17 meeting. Rose Mary Saunders, a consultant with Ranson Financial, discussed options with the council. Saunders offered to help with grant writing, municipal bonds and other methods of funding. Saunders talked briefly about back-flow preventers and sewer linings. She also said if there are enough breaks in […]

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Goessel board reviews transportation

The Goessel school board discussed bus transportation at its April 10 meeting. Bus drivers Jim Schmidt, Larry Lindeman, Morris Ewert, and Diana Schmidt attended the meeting. Schmidt is director of transportation. Superintendent John Fast and Schmidt presented information to the board. They reviewed each route bus and each sub bus that the school district owns—the year, mileage, condition and how […]

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Goessel council reviews report on local water projects

The Goessel City Council discussed the preliminary engineering report on potential water-system projects during its March 20 meeting. Jesse Sullivan of BG Consultants was on hand to explain the findings. The council felt it received enough information to determine that its next step in replacing fire hydrants and valves should be to contact Rosemary Saunders of Ranson Financial. Saunders is […]

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Goessel school board hears of Project SEARCH program

The Goessel school board heard during its March 13 a report from David Sheppard, director of the Marion County Special Education Cooperative, about Project SEARCH, a program that seeks to develop employment skills among people with disabilities age 18 to 30. Goessel, Hillsboro, Pea­body-Burns, Marion and Centre schools are in the MCSEC. Sheppard described Project SEARCH as a year-long internship […]

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Schmidt briefs Goessel council on local foundation

Myron Schmidt reported on the Goessel Community Foundation during the Feb. 21 city council meeting. The foundation was formed in 2010 to assist in providing resources for existing and future charitable needs in the Goessel area. The mission of GCF is to enhance the quality of educational, cultural, civic and economic life in Goessel. “We’ve got an excellent school system here,” […]

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Goessel board hears report on new personal finance class

The USD 411-Goessel Board of Education heard during its Feb. 13 meeting a report from high school teacher and coach Garrett Hiebert about a new personal finance class he developed. This is the first year the high school is offering it. The class addresses taxes, budgets, buying a car, apartment and house expenses, investments and other financial matters. “The best […]

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Goessel reviews grant options for water projects

The Goessel City Council talked during its Jan. 9 meeting with Jesse Sullivan, project engineer for BG Consul­t­ants in Hutchinson, about water issues. Sullivan had attended the December meeting to present his findings from his preliminary study. His information could be useful for a water system grant. Sullivan suggested it would be good to upgrade all the waterlines to six […]

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