Articles By: Cynthia Goerzen

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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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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