Teen Life In Sedan, Kansas
Citizen

Austin, TX

#42 Sep 4, 2011
what wrote:
<quoted text> I have been to other small communties,such as Cherryvale, they have a lovely park with a skateboard area and lots of other nice things. Actually cities/counties do provide those things for the public that is part of what our taxes go for and I do believe the council has been asked about a skate park which was turned down. The City Council, I think, listens they just don't hear. We have the highest sales tax in the State of Kansas in this little tiny town and county approximatley ten cents on the dollar and we will have one fine palace of a jail that our taxes are paying for but absolutely nothing for the youth and we want people to move here and bring their families. Our water and electric are horrible, there are no jobs, no one wants any kind of change, henceforth we are dying. If it weren't people helping out and Roger Floyd we wouldn't even have movie here. I think it is so sad but hey kids go learn how to run a business, between school, sports, etc. get your parents to cough up money and come up with a teen center, or skatepark. Good luck!!!!
I agree with everything you said, finally someone with some common sence
THEONE

United States

#43 Sep 9, 2011
Yes, it is sad that all there is in Sedan is drugs, alcohol and sex but oh well thats the way all of you older people want it here by not standing up and helping this younger generation. Instead we prosecute and are so so quick to judge in this little place that nobody really cares
RRRRRRRR

United States

#44 Sep 9, 2011
THEONE wrote:
Yes, it is sad that all there is in Sedan is drugs, alcohol and sex but oh well thats the way all of you older people want it here by not standing up and helping this younger generation. Instead we prosecute and are so so quick to judge in this little place that nobody really cares
there are many more things to do in sedan or the county other then the BS you put up there you are obviously a kid whos parents dont monitor there childrens internet usage, sedan is a good community with bad apples just like every single town in the world, drugs, alcohal, and sex is what you choose or the people your refering to choose to do, try expanding your horizons get off the xbox go fishing, take a walk accually go out find the good things about the community to enjoy instead of bitching about old people who normaly dont cause any disturbances in town, some of the kids are to busy stealing everything they see or breaking and entering or all the other dumb crap that has been going on in town lately to accually find something nice to say about sedan. grow the hell up if you dont like this place move somewhere else its that simple.
up yours

United States

#45 Sep 9, 2011
THEONE wrote:
Yes, it is sad that all there is in Sedan is drugs, alcohol and sex but oh well thats the way all of you older people want it here by not standing up and helping this younger generation. Instead we prosecute and are so so quick to judge in this little place that nobody really cares
sex drugs and rock n roll wooooooooooooo alright ya
no one

Bartlesville, OK

#46 Mar 19, 2012
People in the community need to get some backbone and do the right thing....teach their kids proper values. Teach them that drugs and alcohol is not acceptable behavior and that sex is for marriage. Teach them that is isn't acceptable for a teenager or one who is barely legal age to be with an old man (or old woman) that is old enough to be his/her father or grandfather. That is going on around here and no one is decent enough to tell people off who indulge in that kind of behavior. The parents are allowing their kids to get into relationships with people who, in most cases, would be considered a child molester.
50-50-Half Cab

Partridge, KS

#47 Mar 22, 2012
There are many cites in Kansas with public skate parks. Salinas, Lawrence, Hayes, Manhattan to name a few. In 1998 California passed legislation making skateboarding a HDR (Hazardous Recreational Activity) like rock climbing, hiking etc. You can't sue the National Park if you fall and die hiking on one of their trails. The same thing now goes for public skate parks. Today, many towns and cites all over the US have skate parks without liability issues. If you really want a skate park, the fairgrounds and ballpark area in Sedan has plenty of space. Try contacting the Tony Hawk Foundation for help and put together a proposal including how other cites in Kansas handle the liability issues and how much it might cost to put in a stake park. Organize fundraisers, build park, skate! Hmmm...maybe someone might even open a skate shop in town.
GGC

Cedar Vale, KS

#48 Mar 22, 2012
50-50-Half Cab wrote:
There are many cites in Kansas with public skate parks... In 1998 California passed legislation making skateboarding a HDR (Hazardous Recreational Activity) like rock climbing, hiking etc. You can't sue the National Park if you fall and die hiking on one of their trails. The same thing now goes for public skate parks... Try contacting the Tony Hawk Foundation for help and put together a proposal including how other cites in Kansas handle the liability issues and how much it might cost to put in a stake park. Organize fundraisers, build park, skate! Hmmm...maybe someone might even open a skate shop in town.
A few great ideas & Rob Dyrdek/DC also do grants and help with things like that.

There is 1 major problem though, People around here don't have the time or energy to do anything other than gossip, gripe & complain.

But it would be nice to see someone prove that perception wrong.

GGC
Princess

United States

#49 Mar 23, 2012
Now that Sedan is in jeopardy of loosing the Gregg Theater, might I suggest that the youth of Sedan get together and come up with some ideas to raise money to help the community keep the last thing in this town that the community supports and mans for the youth of this town. Think of some fund raisers and organize and put them on. You will still be with your friends and you will be doing something good for the town and the cops will probably leave you alone while you do it. You can do a car wash, back sale, I'm sure there are many of you with great iodeas, put them into action and help the town, the theater could really use you right about now.
TEA PARTY SYMPATHIZER

Wichita, KS

#50 Mar 27, 2012
Kid you're right Unless you own lots of land here or have other lucrative endeavors here there is No reason to be here . And if you're still here a week after you get out of High school well that's too bad for you . As in the Simon and Garfunkle song, " there's nothing but the dead and Dying back in my little town "
ha ha

Peru, KS

#51 Mar 27, 2012
tea party you are absolutely the biggest waist of oxygen next to Jason, if you hate this place so much take your dead beat ass out of this forum and away from this county.
J SON

Peru, KS

#52 Mar 27, 2012
heyz i wuv T an da parta hez is frowing for me cause T parta wuv pwayin wif my who ha lol.
Princess

Wichita, KS

#53 Mar 28, 2012
Redbud tour this weekend, perfect time for the youth to organize a fund raiser and help support the Gregg Theater.
commenter

Dallas, TX

#54 Mar 31, 2012
We used to have a teen center till a bunch of druggies robbed and broke into it. The person running it was worthless and stood outside smoking cigarettes and didn't watch anyone in there. If we had one and someone who cared about kids to run it maybe it would stay open. The cops used to harrass kids but.the cops we have now aren't that bad besides the city cheif and the sherrif. Though all the city council cares about is keeping the town the same way its always been. The school board is the same way there rich pricks that don't care about outreach programs for community to help the kids out. Maybe if we did something for them they would stay off drugs and drink less. All our school board is good for is making our school a prison full of locked doors and cameras.
Princess

United States

#55 Apr 2, 2012
Didn't see 1 teenager out taking donations for the Gregg Theater this weekend, guess they are not serious about wanting something to do on the weekend evenings. There again, it is all about what are you going to do for me, because I am not going to do anything for myself but complain.

Since: May 13

Sharon, KS

#56 May 17, 2013
What if I was to tell you guys I was thanking about opening up a place where teens can hangout and have fun.
Grown up

Wichita, KS

#57 Jun 8, 2013
Kids don't worry about making Sedan a better place. Make yourself a better person. from 13 yo - 18 yo you have to stay off the Radar and not give Law enforcement ( The occupation Forces) a chance to screw with you and ruin your chances fora later decent life. As a Teen you are in a class that is used by the powers that be a scape goat. Some one that all the city's and counties ills can be blamed on. You provide an excuse to hire too many cops and build the places to lock you kids up over things that should not be the purview of Law enforcement in the first place. While the rest of the nation has come closer and closer to the realization that Pot laws need to be relaxed and eliminated Kansas continues to ruin the lives of young people and spend vast amounts of money to perpetrate the sham notion that civilization may collapse if we don't continue to lock up more of our kids Your mission is to brave the storm. Make it till you can put Sedan in your rear view mirror and not come back to this toxic place except to bury your dead. As a song from "my time" so aptly puts it , " there's nothing but the dead and dying back in my little Town" . If it takes going to church three times a week, reading to the elderly at the Nursing home,picking up trash at the city park , 4-H or anything else you can do to keep your self occupied and out of trouble do it it'll make the time pass quicker and you'll be better off for it . Don't worry about Sedan being a better place .Instead develop a heightened sense of enlightened self interest. Good luck because from what I've seen happen to your class of 2012 you're going to need it.
huh

Severy, KS

#58 Jun 9, 2013
Grown up wrote:
Kids don't worry about making Sedan a better place. Make yourself a better person. from 13 yo - 18 yo you have to stay off the Radar and not give Law enforcement ( The occupation Forces) a chance to screw with you and ruin your chances fora later decent life. As a Teen you are in a class that is used by the powers that be a scape goat. Some one that all the city's and counties ills can be blamed on. You provide an excuse to hire too many cops and build the places to lock you kids up over things that should not be the purview of Law enforcement in the first place. While the rest of the nation has come closer and closer to the realization that Pot laws need to be relaxed and eliminated Kansas continues to ruin the lives of young people and spend vast amounts of money to perpetrate the sham notion that civilization may collapse if we don't continue to lock up more of our kids Your mission is to brave the storm. Make it till you can put Sedan in your rear view mirror and not come back to this toxic place except to bury your dead. As a song from "my time" so aptly puts it , " there's nothing but the dead and dying back in my little Town" . If it takes going to church three times a week, reading to the elderly at the Nursing home,picking up trash at the city park , 4-H or anything else you can do to keep your self occupied and out of trouble do it it'll make the time pass quicker and you'll be better off for it . Don't worry about Sedan being a better place .Instead develop a heightened sense of enlightened self interest. Good luck because from what I've seen happen to your class of 2012 you're going to need it.
This is the saddest thing I have ever read. You must live an awful life. My advice: leave town and do not taint the young minds with your foolish thoughts.
WTF

Peru, KS

#59 Jun 9, 2013
Princess wrote:
Start a jr. Chamber or some other orginaztion,volenteer, all you have to do is ask and get involved. Let us know what you want and what you are going to do to assist in making it happen.
Yes, there was a teen center, but the glass doors were continuely broken out and the kids were not respectable to the people who operated the center. An adult will only take so much crap from a bunch of direspectable, mouthy, cruel and rude punks before they closed the doors and could care less what the heithens do. Maybe it is time for the kids to step up and be young adults. And why should it be up to other people to entertain you? Can't you entertain yourselves without breaking the laws? Grow up and give somthing back to the community instead of taking and bitching.
LMFAO are you serious..did you not understand the statement????if u start a junior or youth chamber in this town the first thing brought up at city council is they are doing drugs and thugs and so forth..I remember in the 80s a cpl started a rec center for kids and it was pretty much thriving with kids till some of the snob nosed in Sedan got it shut down..maybe that was the person that said read a book...are you serious...is Sedan all about reading a Book...I think its funny when kids leave and g on to better things than making Sedan a thriving Metropolis..which the book readers don't want
WTF

Peru, KS

#60 Jun 9, 2013
busyman1 wrote:
What if I was to tell you guys I was thanking about opening up a place where teens can hangout and have fun.
Good luck..u may be burned at the stake
Grown up

Wichita, KS

#61 Jun 11, 2013
Princess wrote:
Start a jr. Chamber or some other orginaztion,volenteer, all you have to do is ask and get involved. Let us know what you want and what you are going to do to assist in making it happen.
Yes, there was a teen center, but the glass doors were continuely broken out and the kids were not respectable to the people who operated the center. An adult will only take so much crap from a bunch of direspectable, mouthy, cruel and rude punks before they closed the doors and could care less what the heithens do. Maybe it is time for the kids to step up and be young adults. And why should it be up to other people to entertain you? Can't you entertain yourselves without breaking the laws? Grow up and give somthing back to the community instead of taking and bitching.
After WW2 returning veterans tried to get industry to come to sedan " to make the place better" they actually lined up a deal with the brown Shoe company. But then as now the Low information powers that be vetoed the deal and evry deal that's come down the pike since has been sabotaged. Even the new Dollar store was fought tooth and nail. Thank Goodness they know how to deal with provincial backwoods places like this. Forget trying to Make this place better. Kids make your self better and get the hell out of this place . Make a life where there is life . Look around you, you and your friends will graduate from HS ( hopefully) and if you're bravely self aware you'll realize you can't make it with what has passed for an education. Get out of here learn a profession or trade and don't look back. You can tell stories at parties about how you achieved something in spite of the cesspool you escaped from. What does it tell you about a place whose only claim to fame is a Clown no one remembers and someone equally ignominious that invented chicken sexing tools ?"There's nothing but the dead and dying back in my little town"

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