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6 hours ago

Harvey County Communications

Could be a bit bumpy tonight. They just placed us in a flash flood watch for tonight as well.Chances for severe thunderstorms are high this evening. Dangerous wind gusts, 1-2 inch hail, and a tornado or two are all possibilities tonight.

KSN TV #KSNStormTrack3 #kswx
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Could be a bit bumpy tonight. They just placed us in a flash flood watch for tonight as well.

 

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Amanda Rose and it's A shift again. So you better buckle up.

We're here to help with vaccinations.

Not sure if you need any? Check this link...

www.cdc.gov/vaccines/schedules/parents-adults/resources-adults.html

Call for an appointment 316-283-1637
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Were here to help with vaccinations.  

Not sure if you need any? Check this link...

 https://www.cdc.gov/vaccines/schedules/parents-adults/resources-adults.html

Call for an appointment 316-283-1637

1 day ago

Harvey County Health Department

Attend!Healthy teens are important to our community health.

What role do you play in helping local teens thrive as productive members and future leaders of our community?

Join Newton Schools and Harvey County D-FY and learn more about the Life of a Railer.

NHS Auditorium
Wednesday, August 28
7:00-8:00 PM
John Underwood, Life of an Athlete creator
5:30-7:00 PM
Food Trucks in the parking lot
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Attend!

1 day ago

Healthy Harvey Coalition

Next week!Come hear the creator of Life of an Athlete and human performance expert, John Underwood, speak about how to transform our community by supporting our youth!

7 PM
August 28th
Newton High School Auditorium

Enjoy food trucks in the parking lot starting at 5:30!
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Next week!

2 days ago

Harvey County Health Department

Thank you, Harvey County caregivers! And our Childcare Licensing Surveyors - past and present.

All are keeping our kids safe!

Interested in starting a childcare? Contact Claudia at 316-283-1637.We celebrated 100 Years of the Child Care Act today! Thank you, Governor Kelly, for joining us. And, a big thank you to caregivers and educators for all that you do to keep our kids safe!
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Thank you, Harvey County caregivers!  And our Childcare Licensing Surveyors - past and present.

All are keeping our kids safe!

Interested in starting a childcare?  Contact Claudia at 316-283-1637.

2 days ago

Harvey County Health Department

Come hang out this Sunday!
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This class is a community event meant for anyone who has ever been called Mom or hopes to be called Mom someday. Regardless of where you fall on that continuum you are welcome!
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Moms at the Park will be hosted by Kansas Learning Center for Health! So come join us on the lawn for what looks like will be a gorgeous cool summer day. And no worries if there is rain because we can head inside if needed.
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See you soon! Message with any questions or thoughts.
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#fitness #nutrition #mindset #connection #movementflow #movementislife #motherhood #parenthood #momlife #birthfit #birthfit_newton #halstead #newtonks #harveycounty
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2 days ago

Harvey County

BNSF will be doing work this morning on their tracks on Halstead Road. That will close Halstead Road between U.S. Highway 50 and Second Street until about noon, give or take.

Sorry for the short notice - the opportunity to do this work came together quickly this morning - but it should be done shortly. This will improve the crossing for an upcoming overlay project on the road.
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BNSF will be doing work this morning on their tracks on Halstead Road. That will close Halstead Road between U.S. Highway 50 and Second Street until about noon, give or take.

Sorry for the short notice - the opportunity to do this work came together quickly this morning - but it should be done shortly. This will improve the crossing for an upcoming overlay project on the road.

A local media Facebook page this morning has video of a funnel cloud over North Newton last night. Impressive video, but unfortunately NO ONE CALLED 9-1-1 to report it, so we didn't know about it to warn others. If it had touched down and grown, it could have been tragic. The same thing happens often with accidents and fires. PLEASE if you see something that 9-1-1 needs to know about, call us and tell us before you start recording and sharing with your friends. That call might save lives and reduce damages! ... See moreSee less

 

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Hello Harvey County Communications, I'm the guy who filmed the funnel cloud. While it did have an effect of being scary and perhaps jolting for the audience at large seeing that video, I personally see this sort of cloud action often as I do storm chase around this area with my mom, a major reporter here. I would gladly talk with you about what level you deem necessary to warrant a 911 call. With storms we often do get clouds swirling and most often (95%) times they do go back up. Various cloud formations are caused by rotating winds, like mammatus clouds. This was one of those under-powered events. Had it progressed or had not gone back up, you guys would have gotten a call. At the point the funnel would progress, I got assurance today from KSN TV that pressures would have built up and then a flag would have been thrown on the radar system. I did an interview with them and it will be on the 5/6pm news. I'm writing this here to state that the residents of North Newton and Newton had little to worry about from that event. I would urge everyone who sees something, even minor, to call 911 if they see something hazardous. Many people aren't even thinking about tornadoes forming in August. But Like Dorothy and Toto we must remember that this is Kansas. ⛈

Or perhaps we all take a look at the radar considering the impending storms coming? Perhaps we all knew severe weather was coming so my question is as a community do we not have anyone monitoring the weather as well as the outside conditions? I would have probably done the same thing in all honesty. As a matter of fact that video was shared many times, on many different platforms, notifying residents. So one could say it actually did warn town members..I guess some knowledge and insight about how severe weather is monitored in the community would be helpful and educational. Are we relying on members of the community to call 911 to report weather events so sirens can then be activated? I would really hope not and would hope that trained professionals are making that call.

It was scary seeing the video especially when we live in North Newton why film and not call in? Please people make sure u think of families before video and pictures!

Anyone have a link to the video? There were a lot of SLCs last night but I didn't see anything with rotation.

The sirens should have gone off right? Scarey to think if it did make it to the ground and no warning

For Sure report things!

That is scary!! Who posted it??

Alley Kennedy Sara Kelly

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PHASE TWO of the Law Enforcement Center remodel is underway.

The good news is Chad's desk has never been more clean.

The bad (or just disruptive) news is a lot of us have temporarily moved to the basement, which includes our front desk area. We are still happy to have you come by the office and visit, but it'll admittedly be inconvenient while this phase gets done. Use the black phone in the lobby to call 6996 or 6987, and we'll get the right person to come up and chat.

It's messy, but no complaints from us. We know it'll be a much-improved area when it's done. Please bear with us over the next few months.
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PHASE TWO of the Law Enforcement Center remodel is underway.

The good news is Chads desk has never been more clean.

The bad (or just disruptive) news is a lot of us have temporarily moved to the basement, which includes our front desk area. We are still happy to have you come by the office and visit, but itll admittedly be inconvenient while this phase gets done. Use the black phone in the lobby to call 6996 or 6987, and well get the right person to come up and chat.

Its messy, but no complaints from us. We know itll be a much-improved area when its done. Please bear with us over the next few months.

Kids helped us with a very special election this past Saturday at Sand Creek Summer Daze. We had 63 young voters learn the voting process by picking their favorite ice cream, fruit, if they had a pet and if they liked books. RESULTS:

🍨 Ice Cream: Chocolate (53%)
🍌 Fruit: Banana (42%)
🐶 Had a Pet: Yes (94%)
📗 Liked Books: Yes (83%)

It was a well-fought campaign by apples (36%), but better luck next election. Thanks to all the kids that came by to see us!
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4 days ago

Harvey County Health Department

Help a friend if they need help from opioid misuse....

This prevention project is being provided through Cooperative Agreement number NU17CE92486, funded by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
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4 days ago

Harvey County Health Department

It's not about WILLPOWER....

This prevention project is provided through Cooperative Agreement number NU17CE92486, funded by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
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Improvements for River Park, Halstead roads begin Aug. 27

2019/08/23

Harvey County will begin a hot-mix asphalt program Aug. 27...

Commission adopts 2020 budget

2019/08/13

Harvey County's 2020 fiscal year budget was adopted Aug. 13...

Road work will limit travel on South West Road in August

2019/08/1

A road improvement project will limit a short stretch of...

County's 2020 recommended budget presents slight decrease

2019/07/23

The recommended budget presented by the Harvey County Commission for the...

Firework regulations for cities in Harvey County for 2019

2019/06/25

Cities in Harvey County set their own schedules and conditions...

Commission approves moving its meetings from Mondays to Tuesdays

2019/06/10

The Harvey County Commission approved a resolution at its June...

Commission sets schedule for 2020 budget hearings

2019/05/26

The Harvey County Commission will hold its 2020 budget hearings...

May flooding prompts new disaster declaration from Westfall

2019/05/22

Harvey County Commission Chair Chip Westfall signed a local emergency...

Westfall signs disaster proclamation for May flooding

2019/05/8

Harvey County Commission Chair Chip Westfall signed a local emergency...

Welcome to Harvey County

Nearly 35,000 residents call Harvey County home. The county landscape pairs picturesque country living with vibrant downtown shopping centers. Harvey County serves the cities of Burrton, Halstead, Hesston, Newton, North Newton, Sedgwick, and Walton, as well as 15 townships.

Harvey County is home to a bustling airport and train service, innovative economic leaders, sprawling parks, and welcoming school districts. Food and entertainment opportunities abound, with even more amenities within a short driving distance to our friendly neighboring counties.

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