Articles By: Cynthia Goerzen

Goessel district plans food drive for local food pantry

John Fast, Goessel superintendent and K-5 principal, told the board of education during its Nov. 14 meeting about plans for a food drive in December to benefit the Tabor Mennonite Church food pantry. The pantry helps people of the community who find it difficult to provide food for their families. Fast said the plan is to take the children to […]

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Goessel council addresses additional burn site issues

The Goessel City Council discussed the city’s burn site during its Oct. 17 meeting. Councilor Dean Snelling said he checks the site every day. He has noticed that some people are dumping grass clippings on the gravel road instead of at the proper place. Also, someone dumped unacceptable material at the burn site again. The council also discussed issues at […]

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Goessel board hears positive review of GHS 90th anniversary celebration

The Goessel school heard a positive report at its Oct. 10 meeting about the 90th anni­versary celebration for Goessel High School Oct. 7-8. John Fast, superintendent and elementary principal, said many people came to Goessel for that event, some from as far away as Washington state, Oregon, California, North and South Carolina and even Canada. Colorado, Nebraska, Okla­homa and Missouri […]

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Goessel council reviews emergency water plan

The Goessel City Council discussed an emergency water plan for the city during its Sept. 19 meeting. The document, prepared by City Clerk Jennifer White­head, is a detailed plan that lists “chain of command” and responsibilities in case of a water emergency. It lists contact information for city employees, mayor, fire department, first responders, police department and city council, as […]

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Goessel board updated on celebration

The Goessel school board was updated during its Sept. 12 meeting about plans for the 90th anniversary of Goessel High School Oct. 7-8. John Fast, superintendent and elementary principal, and board member James Wiens reviewed the weekend plans. “We want people to feel welcome and invited,” Wiens said. “It’s not just for alumni, it’s for everyone; the community is invited.” […]

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sets cleanup dates

The Goessel City Council designated Saturday, Oct. 1, as the fall city-wide garage sale date during its Aug. 15 meeting. The following Saturday, Oct. 8, was designated as the fall citywide clean-up day. The council made plans to have a Dumpster available in the city building parking lot Oct. 8 for city residents to use. City Clerk Jennifer White­­head said […]

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Goessel enrollment about the same from last year

John Fast, Goessel superintendent and K-5 principal, told the board of education at its Aug. 8 meeting that enrollment for the 2016-17 school year is basically the same as last school year: a “head count” of 271 students. Following enrollment the previous week, student class numbers were as follows: kindergarten 19, first grade 12, second grade 22, third grade 22, […]

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Goessel City Council talks water issue with the public

Goessel City Council met on July 18 and heard a report by speaker phone from Stephen Connelly, the city’s auditor. Connelly commended city clerk Jennifer Whitehead for her work. “(She) did a great job,” he told the council. “The city is doing very well financially.” The city’s fiscal year expenditures of $515,976 had all been covered with receipts to the […]

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Goessel board makes appointments for members, faculty

The Goessel school board made annual appointments for the 2016-17 fiscal year during its July 11 meeting. Members of the board were reappointed to the roles they held this past school year. Dan Miller is board president and James Wines vice president. Lynnette Duerksen and Maynard Knepp were appointed to meet and confer; Darling Meysing as The Learning Consortium representative; […]

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Fireworks top Goessel council agenda

In the midst of an electrical outage, the Goessel City Council met June 15 by the light of candles and flashlights. Fireworks topped the council’s agenda. After much discussion, the council decided to allow fireworks on the following days and times: Friday, July 1, 8 a.m. to midnight; Saturday, July 2, 8 a.m. to midnight; Sunday, July 3, 8 a.m. […]

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