Articles By: Cynthia Goerzen

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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Goessel superintendent offers top seven highlights from 2015-16 school year

Goessel school board heard about highlights from the past school year during its June 13 meeting. John Fast, superintendent and K-5 principal, listed seven achievements that stood out in 2015-15: 1. Goessel Elementary School was named top elementary school in the Wichita metropolitan region. 2. Wes Schmidt-Tieszen was inducted into the Kansas Teachers Hall of Fame. 3. Crysta Guhr received […]

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Goessel council appoints city officials

The Goessel city council made annual appointments during its May 16 meeting. Jennifer Whitehead was appointed city clerk/court clerk; Greg Nickel, municipal judge; Josh Boehm, city attorney; Donna Cook, city treasurer; and Citizens State Bank, official bank depository. The council also listened to a pictometry presentation by Jonathan Ballard. “This is a project we started in 2014,” Ballard said. Mayor […]

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Goessel school board accepts anonymous $300 donation

The Goessel school board accepted an anonymous donation of $300 during its May 9 meeting, to be used for specific needs at the elementary school. The board and administration expressed appreciation for the donation. On another matter, the board noted the Teachers Hall of Fame induction ceremony for high school social studies teacher Wes Schmidt-Tieszen will be at 2 p.m. […]

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Goessel council seeking buyer for housing addition

The Goessel City Council discussed during its April 18 meeting finding a buyer for the Harvest Meadow housing addition. One lot was sold and has a house. But the city recently gained possession of the remaining lots since the previous owner had not paid taxes on them. Those lots are still empty. The city paid for the infrastructure in that […]

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Goessel feted for 25 years with OWLS

The Goessel school board was told during its April 11 meeting that the school will be recognizing the 25th year of the Outdoor Wildlife Learning Station program. John Fast, superintendent and elementary school principal, said George Potts and former Goessel teacher Bruce Stucky started the OWLS program at Goessel. They have both been invited to attend the 9 a.m. event. […]

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Goessel council addresses dog issue

The Goessel City Council discussed during its March 21 meeting dogs that stray into town from beyond the city limits. One dog had been quarantined for 10 days because it bit someone. The council also discussed the Harvest Meadows housing addition, which now belongs to the city. The council discovered 19 pages of covenants for the addition, some of which […]

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