Articles By: Cynthia Goerzen

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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Goessel board accepts donation for robotics

The Goessel school board accepted an anonymous $5,000 donation for junior high robotics instruction during its Jan. 9 meeting. The board expressed appreciation to the donor for the gift. Sherri Sells teaches robotics and an engineering class. The board accepted the resignation of Zana Manche, agriculture education teacher, FFA adviser, assistant volleyball coach and assistant girls’ basketball coach. Her resignation […]

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Goessel city council reviews water system needs

The Goessel city council discussed the city’s water system with Jesse Sullivan of BG Consultants from Hutchinson during its Dec. 19 meeting. Sullivan is studying the city’s water situation in an effort to help Goessel obtain a grant for upgrading the system. City employees, city council members and Sullivan offered suggestions for what needs to be done. Karen Dalke, public […]

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Goessel board hears of Bethesda connection

The Goessel school board listened to a report during its Dec. 12 meeting from fifth-grade teacher Ilona Abrahams about the Genera­tion Bridge program that she started 17 years ago. The program was begun as a way to connect Goessel Elementary School students with residents of Bethesda Home, which is a complex of independent-living duplexes and a nursing-care facility. Bethesda Home […]

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Goessel raises water rates for coming year

The Goessel City Council discussed water issue, including a customer rate increase, during its Nov. 21 meeting. Public Works Director Karen Dalke told the council that anyone who uses a water sprinkler hooked to city water is required to have a back-flow preventer that needs to be inspected every year, and the inspection needs to be on file with the […]

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