Riddel Boys Ranch http://kmuw.org en Lawmakers Asked For Money To Keep Boys Home Open http://kmuw.org/post/lawmakers-asked-money-keep-boys-home-open <p>Sedgwick County officials say they will close a ranch for troubled boys if the state does not provide more financial help.</p><p>County officials told lawmakers Thursday that the county can't afford to keep the Judge James V. Riddel Boys Ranch at Lake Afton open past next year. The home offers rehabilitation programs for boys considered at high or moderate risk of reoffending.</p><p>The state pays $126 a day for each boy at the ranch. County officials say the actual cost is $201 per boy.</p> Fri, 30 Nov 2012 18:34:50 +0000 Associated Press 9255 at http://kmuw.org