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Sedgwick Plans To Get Tough On Curfew Violations

Posted 9/11/2014

By Pilar Martin

SEDGWICK – A very frustrated Police Chief Ray Hull appeared before the city Council Sept. 2, asking for the council’s support in handling a rash of curfew violations.

Sedgwick has been plagued with youth who consistently violate the curfew, resulting in vandalism to city property and complaints from citizens. Reports have come in stating a camouflaged four-wheeler has been repeatedly driving across yards, door bells are being rung at residences at all hours of the night, and racial slurs are yelled at citizens on the town’s walking path. There are even youth out driving with no valid license but with parental knowledge, he said.

Hull said, “we have never had this much of a problem before, and now it has escalated.”

 

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County Urges Patience On Halstead Road Repairs

Posted 9/11/2014

By Frederick Bader

 HALSTEAD – Drivers on the six miles of Halstead Road south of Halstead may have noticed construction crews in the last few weeks, which may delay travel for some. The county is addressing large cracks that have emerged on the road, but it seems that not everyone is happy with the work.

“I’ve heard that people are quite impatient or unhappy and I understand that,” County Administrator John Waltner said last week. “The Road and Bridge people are working hard and they’ll get as far as they can with it, but six miles is going to take a long time to address.”

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Fall Fest Coming Up

Posted 9/11/2014

By Pilar Martin

 SEDGWICK – Buttons are on sale and can be purchased at local businesses for Sedgwick’s Fall Festival, Sept. 18-21. Buttons are $5, available at Kilroy’s, Legacy Bank, Stephen’s Market and City Hall. The buttons are your admission to activities for young and old. Next week, the fun begins on Thursday evening with an Ice Cream Social from 6-8 p.m. at Diversicare, 711 N. Monroe.

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Judge Who Grew Up Poor In Korea Talks To Sedgwick Students

Posted 9/11/2014

By Pilar Martin

SEDGWICK – Sedgwick High School held an anti-bullying assembly last week with special guest speaker Judge Tom Webb.

Webb was brought to the school by the Newton Rotary Club and the Central Kansas Community Foundation. Webb is a District Magistrate Judge for the 26th District and received the State of Kansas Distinguished Service to Children Award in 2004.

Webb held the students in awe as he told the story of his life. He grew up in a small village in Korea, living in a shack with his alcoholic mother. He told of a life where he and other children slept in trash containers on cold winter nights, bundled together for warmth. Food was scarce, and at the age of 7, he weighed only 39 lbs. Most of his baby teeth turned black and fell out due to poor hygiene.

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