- Associated Press - Tuesday, March 1, 2016

WICHITA, Kan. (AP) - Sedgwick County is making another attempt to find a taker for the closed Judge Riddel Boys Ranch near Goddard.

The Wichita Eagle (https://bit.ly/1VOTF5H ) reports that the county is putting out a request for proposals to sell or lease the property to developers or nonprofits.

Facilities director Steve Claassen said at a county staff meeting Monday that the intent is to see what kind of interest there is in the property.

The county closed the ranch in 2014 after unsuccessfully trying to persuade the Kansas Legislature to increase funding sent to the county, which operated the ranch. The county then asked for proposals to lease the property but didn’t receive any that September.

The ranch served about 40 boys considered at medium to high risk of committing additional crimes.


Information from: The Wichita (Kan.) Eagle, https://www.kansas.com

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