Articles By: Cynthia Goerzen

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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Goessel board approves 3 teacher resignations

The Goessel school board met on March 8, earlier than usual, because the regular meeting date would have fallen during spring break. The board approved three teacher resignations during the meeting. Beth Ratzloff resigned as high school Family and Consumer Science teacher and FCCLA (Family, Career, and Community Leaders of America) sponsor. This is her second year at Goessel. She […]

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Goessel council resumes sludge discussion

The Goessel City Council revisited the topic of sludge in wastewater lagoons during its Feb. 16 meeting. Karen Dalke, public works director, told the council that someone from Kan?sas Rural Water Association would meet with her and offer advice about the sludge situation. Dalke had been told by KRWA that 12 to 20 inches of sludge is common, even in […]

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Goessel board notes 1-year mark for facility

The Goessel school board was reminded during its Feb. 8 meeting that it is now one year since the new building addition has been in use. Scott Boden, junior high and high school principal, reported ?staff and students continue to appreciate the many benefits.? He said the most obvious benefit is improved student learning space. But he also noted the […]

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Goessel council hears Internet option

The Goessel City Council listened to an Internet-service presentation by Jake Thomsen of Rise Broad?band and Josh Wilson during its Jan. 11 meeting. Thomsen is a ?field operations supervisor? for Rise Broadband. Wilson does the installations and takes care of maintenance work on the equipment; he also works part-time for the city of Peabody. The council spent considerable time discussing […]

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Goessel board members recognized at Jan. 11 meeting

Goessel Superintendent and K-5 principal John Fast recognized the service of school board members during the Jan. 11 meeting. Noting that January is School Board Appreciation Month, Fast thanked board members for volunteering their time to ?meet monthly to provide vision and direction for teachers and staff… for the education of our children in USD 411.? Current board members are […]

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