Tuesday, May 23, 2023
The monthly brush pickup will begin on the week of May 29, 2023. During scheduled brush collections, the Street Department will make only one pass through the city to pick up brush. Please have your brush by the front curb, but not in the street, by that first day in the morning at 7 a.m.... more
Monday, May 22, 2023
The Boil Order for South Main Street and Carter Road was canceled on Friday, May 19th. The samples have been taken, test results are satisfactory, and boiling your water is no longer necessary. Thank you for your patience and for the water conservation measures you followed. If you have any questions,... more
Thursday, May 18, 2023
Notice is given that Ordinance 5159, Amending Ordinance Violations Bureau, was passed by the Goshen Common Council on May 15, 2023, and approved and adopted by Mayor Stutsman. Ordinance 5159 describes and continues the operation of previously established City of Goshen Ordinance Violations Bureau;... more
Downtown Goshen Economic Improvement District
Monday, June 5, 2023, 2:00pm
To join the webinar please copy and paste this link on your browser: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/82986722338 or call 309-205-3325. Webinar ID: 829 8672 2338. Comments are no longer taken online.
Join us from 12–4 p.m. June 19 at Shanklin Park. We are looking for folks to show off their art, business, food, and performing arts. To apply please use one of the links below.
The Emancipation Proclamation, issued on September 22, 1862 and made effective Jan 1, 1863 declared all slaves in rebel states free. Over the course of the Civil War enslavers fled, hoping to continue their lifestyle living on stolen labor in the then-remote state of Texas. The Confederate insurrection officially admitted defeat on April 9, 1865.
Despite enslaved people being proclaimed free and despite the confederate surrender, enslaved people were not automatically freed. Enslavers resisted accepting the freedom of enslaved people. Enslaved people were set free region by region as the US army enforced the end of slavery. Galveston was seen as the last slave-holding stronghold to be liberated on June 19, 1865.
Borrowing from religious celebrations, his date was celebrated and called Jubilee- a time of forgiving debt and releasing slaves. Since then it has become widely known as Juneteenth. It is a time to celebrate, but also recognize obstacles to justice that have yet to be torn down. Juneteenth has been a lightning rod for action. At times the action has been pooling money to buy land and build opportunity other times it has been paired with registering voters so that the African American voice is harder to ignore.
Juneteenth is a time to celebrate. It is a time to learn. It is a time to act.
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