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Commission to vote on demolishing boys ranch near Wichita


WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — Sedgwick County commissioners will vote next week on demolishing a closed boys ranch.

The county's bid board has recommended approval of contracts to clear asbestos from the former Judge Riddel Boy Ranch and then demolish it.

The Wichita Eagle reports ( ) the funding for the two contracts, $217,000, also could be approved at next Wednesday's meeting.

The boys ranch near Goddard was closed in 2014 after the Kansas Legislature declined a Sedgwick County request to increase funding. The young residential center for troubled boys opened in the 1960s....

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