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Sedgwick County gets no bids on closed boys ranch

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WICHITA, Kan. (AP) - Sedgwick County officials are considering their options after none of the 10 potential buyers made a bid for the closed Judge Riddel Boys Ranch.

The county closed the ranch in July after unsuccessfully trying to persuade the Kansas Legislature to increase funding to the county to run it. The county last month sent out requests for groups interested in leasing the property for 10 years.

The Wichita Eagle reports ( ) three groups toured the ranch last month but the county said Wednesday no one made a proposal.

Assistant County Manager Ron Holt says he and other county officials will meet soon to consider what options are available for the property.

The county estimated last year that the ranch needed a minimum of $2.6 million to make repairs.

Information from: The Wichita (Kan.) Eagle,

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