Sedgwick County

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January 10, 2018 - 12:30 pm
The flu season is in full swing. Sedgwick County Health Director Adrienne Byrne tells KNSS News, "We encourage people to get their flu shots in August and September, and flu season can go through as long as April; and so it's important to still get in and get a flu shot because we haven't had our...
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December 28, 2017 - 10:36 am
The Sedgwick County Emergency Communications non-emergency phone line will be available between 9 p.m. December 31st and 1 a.m. January 1st. This line functions as an alternative to 911 and is meant to receive calls for non-emergency nuisances that do not pose a threat to life or property. Examples...
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December 26, 2017 - 10:20 pm
Sedgwick County is once again providing a tree recycling program for non-artificial Christmas trees. For the sixteenth year you can find nearly two dozen drop off sites in Wichita and Sedgwick County through January 23. County park personnel will ground the trees into mulch, which will then be made...
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December 23, 2017 - 9:11 am
Wichita, Kan. (KNSS) - Sedgwick County plans to consolidate its tag offices by closing the Brittany Center and Chadsworth Center offices in Wichita, along with the Derby Towne Center office. The Derby Informer reports that County Treasurer Linda Kizzire signed an agreement Thursday. The county will...
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December 14, 2017 - 4:48 am
Free flu vaccines are available for uninsured Sedgwick County residents over the age of 19, while the vaccination is in stock. The vaccine is available at Sedgwick County's Dvision of Health main clinic, 2716 West Central in Wichita. Flu shots are available to uninsured children up to age 18 and...
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December 07, 2017 - 8:31 pm
Sedgwick County has withdrawn its bid for a Tyson Foods chicken processing plant. The move comes following several weeks of public opposition. The Wichita Eagle reports the Greater Wichita Partnership confirmed on Thursday that Sedgwick County has taken itself out of the running for the project...
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December 06, 2017 - 9:53 pm
A gun locker installed at the Sedgwick County Courthouse at the cost of $73,000, is being questioned due to low use. County Commissioner Dave Unruh raised the question at this week's staff meeting. Unruh voted against the gun locker when it was approved in March. The Wichita Eagle reports that the...
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November 16, 2017 - 9:07 pm
WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — A Georgia man has been sentenced to two years and three months in federal prison for participating in a scheme that cost Sedgwick County $566,000. U.S. Attorney Tom Beall said George James, 49, of Brookhaven, Georgia, was sentenced Wednesday for wire fraud. James told...
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November 07, 2017 - 10:12 pm
WICHITA, Kan. (KNSS) – Voters on Tuesday, selected the candidates to fill seats on the Wichita City Council, and the Wichita School Board. In the District 1 race, current councilwoman Lavonta Williams had reached her term limit. Vying for her seat were Brandon Johnson and Mike Kinard. Johnson won...
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