Articles By: Cynthia Goerzen

Goessel board hears of ministerial contribution

The USD 411 Board of Education heard during its Aug. 10 meeting about the Goessel Ministerial Alliance?s donation of $800 worth of school supplies for any family that felt a need, whether or not they are members of any church. John Fast, superintendent and K-5 principal, said three tables had been full of supplies, and only a small amount was […]

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Goessel City Council gets down and dirty with sewer, runoff issues

The Goessel City Council met on July 20 and discussed the need for a back-up motor for the lift station. Public Works Director Karen Dalke said she was called in at 1:30 a.m. one night because of a malfunction. She cautioned that there would be flooding ?if a motor would go down during heavy rain.? Mayor Dave Schrag agreed. ?If […]

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Goessel board hears building project ?mostly done?

The Goessel school board heard John Fast, superintendent and K-5 principal, report during its July 13 meeting that the district?s construction and remodeling project is mostly done. Chad Henson of Loyd Builders discussed the new parking lot at the high school. The cost of the parking lot turned out to be higher than the school expected. Henson said he will […]

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Goessel council sets holiday fireworks schedule

The Goessel City Council discussed a fireworks schedule during its June 15 meeting. The council decided fireworks will be allowed in the city as follows: 8 a.m. to 10 p.m.,Thursday, July 2; from 8 a.m. to 1 a.m., Friday, July 3; 8 a.m. to 1 a.m. Saturday, July 4; and to 10 p.m. Sunday, July 5. BAK report The council […]

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Goessel board fetes school bus driver for 20 years service

The Goessel school board presented a plaque to Ran?nie Schmidt, a longtime school bus driver, during its June 8 meeting. Schmidt is retiring after 20 years of driving for the district. ?I thoroughly and sincerely love the children,? he said. ?It has truly been a joy and an honor.? Schmidt said he appreciated the support from John Fast, superintendent and […]

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Goessel council prepped on bicyclist tour stop in town

The Goessel City Council discussed at its May 18 meeting plans for the Bike Across Kansas group that will come through Goessel June 10. The council expects 900 BAK participants to spend a night in Goessel. Public Works Director Karen Dalke said new crosswalk signs and park signs have been ordered. Two stop signs have already been replaced. Two yield […]

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Goessel school board hears of bike tour plan

The Goessel school board heard during its May 11 meeting about plans for the Bike Across Kansas group that will spend the night in Goessel June 10. Superintendent John Fast is on the 20-member BAK steering committee. ?This is a really big event,? Fast said. Nine hundred people are expected to participate, representing 36 states and two countries. Fast has […]

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Goessel preparing for state bicycle group

The Goessel City Council heard plans for the Bike Across Kansas group during its April 20 meeting. The riders will be in Goessel June 10 and will spend the afternoon and night in Goessel. They will be traveling from Sterling that day and will go on to Council Grove the next day. Denise Duerksen, who is on the BAK board, […]

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New storm shelter Goessel has already seen use

The Goessel school board learned at its April 13 meeting that the new storm shelter at the elementary school has already been open to the public three times for use during recent storms. Superintendent John Fast said he had communicated with Mayor Dave Schrag, Bethesda Home administrator Eric Schrag and firefighter Matt Voth. City Clerk Jennifer Whitehead put up signs […]

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Goessel council tours new storm shelter at school

The Goessel City Council toured the new storm shelter at the elementary school during its March 16 meeting. ?It?s really quite impressive,? Mayor Dave Schrag said. Schrag had already toured the shelter with school superintendent John Fast. Schrag pointed out the thick walls, as well as the metal shutters that will not allow debris to enter through the windows. The […]

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