Harvey County News

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Get over to the Farmers Market - tomorrow- 8AM till noon. 301 N Main Street behind Breadbasket. ... See moreSee less

Get over to the Farmers Market - tomorrow- 8AM till noon.  301 N Main Street behind Breadbasket.

Stop at the Harvey County Farmers Market for some fresh grown goodies, tomorrow, Saturday, July 13! The market is open 8AM - noon. Find out what AMBUCS is all about too!

SNAP Users: Get Double Up Bucks when you use your SNAP $.
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Stop at the Harvey County Farmers Market for some fresh grown goodies, tomorrow, Saturday, July 13!  The market is open 8AM - noon. Find out what AMBUCS is all about too!

SNAP Users: Get Double Up Bucks when you use your SNAP $.

Have you thought about taking a first aid course? How about a mental health first aid course? We have that one for you for FREE! One is coming up on July 24.

Call 316-284-6379 to sign up.Photos from Harvey County Health Department's post
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Have you thought about taking a first aid course?  How about a mental health first aid course?  We have that one for you for FREE!  One is coming up on July 24.

Call 316-284-6379 to sign up.Image attachment

Health Department will close from noon to 1:00PM.
We can assist after 1:00PM. 316-283-1637 x 2
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The summer heat returns to Harvey County for the weekend and will remain into the beginning of next week. Heat indices look to reach the danger level Sunday and Monday ranging up to a possible 107 degrees (YIKES)­čś│making it feel like the outdoor furnace has been left on. Please stay hydrated, and know the signs of heat exhaustion and heat stroke. ... See moreSee less

The summer heat returns to Harvey County for the weekend and will remain into the beginning of next week.  Heat indices look to reach the danger level Sunday and Monday ranging up to a possible 107 degrees (YIKES)­čś│making it feel like the outdoor furnace has been left on. Please stay hydrated, and know the signs of heat exhaustion and heat stroke.

Several hot days are in the forecast, including potential triple digits. Extreme heat can be challenging on many, including older adults. Specific health conditions and medications can play a factor in putting older adults at greater risk.

Caregivers should ensure individuals have access to cool environments and can stay hydrated. It can be beneficial to check in on family or neighbors during heat waves. Some free and inexpensive ideas for staying out of the heat can include visiting a senior center, library, indoor recreation area or museum.

The Harvey County Department on Aging can provide resources for caregivers, such as education on how heat stress can impact specific illnesses and medications. Please call 316-284-6880 for more info.
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Several hot days are in the forecast, including potential triple digits. Extreme heat can be challenging on many, including older adults. Specific health conditions and medications can play a factor in putting older adults at greater risk.

Caregivers should ensure individuals have access to cool environments and can stay hydrated. It can be beneficial to check in on family or neighbors during heat waves. Some free and inexpensive ideas for staying out of the heat can include visiting a senior center, library, indoor recreation area or museum. 

The Harvey County Department on Aging can provide resources for caregivers, such as education on how heat stress can impact specific illnesses and medications. Please call 316-284-6880 for more info.

Free and Reduced Meal Applications are open! t.ly/5FMMn

The Consent for Disclosure must be filled out to apply your Free and Reduced Meal qualification to your student's fees. (Due September 1.)

If you would like to apply using a paper application, you may pick up a form at Newton High School or contact Elaine Gaeddert by using this form: t.ly/qoqZ4 or by calling (316) 284-6280 ext. 2205.

If you need assistance filling out the forms, please take advantage of our in-person help sessions this week to get this completed. Help Sessions are today and tomorrow (July 9 and 10), from 11am - 7pm, and Thursday, July 11th from 7am - 3pm at Newton High School. Translators will be available.
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Free and Reduced Meal Applications are open! t.ly/5FMMn

The Consent for Disclosure must be filled out to apply your Free and Reduced Meal qualification to your student's fees. (Due September 1.)

If you would like to apply using a paper application, you may pick up a form at Newton High School or contact Elaine Gaeddert by using this form: t.ly/qoqZ4 or by calling (316) 284-6280 ext. 2205.

If you need assistance filling out the forms, please take advantage of our in-person help sessions this week to get this completed. Help Sessions are today and tomorrow (July 9 and 10), from 11am - 7pm, and Thursday, July 11th from 7am - 3pm at Newton High School. Translators will be available.
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Our office took one person into custody Tuesday evening after the individual tried to flee law enforcement by motorcycle.

A deputy attempted to stop the motorcycle as it drove Interstate 135 around mile marker 27, south of Newton. The motorcycle did not have a license plate displayed.

The driver of the motorcycle refused to stop, causing law enforcement to initiate a pursuit through the southern parts of Newton. The pursuit lasted about five minutes, ending with the motorcyclist losing traction and stopping near the parking lot of the Sand Creek Station Golf Course.

Joseph Irwin, 35, of Mulvane, was taken into custody and charged with felony flee and elude, as well as other traffic misdemeanors. He is being held in the Harvey County Detention Center.

No one was injured in the incident. There was no significant damage to golf course property. The Newton Police Department assisted with the pursuit.
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Extending our congratulations to Pam Thomas, who recently became the Harvey County appraiser. Thomas was appointed to the position by the Harvey County Commission in June.

Thomas is a 19-year veteran of the Appraiser's Office, most recently serving as the deputy appraiser. She has earned registered mass appraiser certification. Thomas has been a Newton resident since 1997.

Thomas hopes to provide continued education on the roles and guidelines of the Appraiser's Office, and the options available to the public.

"We tell them all the time, if you have questions, call. Come in. Ask us," Thomas said. "That's what we're here for. We're here to serve the public."

Thomas fills the role previously held by Michele Lowery, who retired after a 27-year career with Harvey County.Extending our congratulations to Pam Thomas, who recently became the Harvey County appraiser. Thomas was appointed to the position by the Harvey County Commission in June.

Thomas is a 19-year veteran of the Appraiser's Office, most recently serving as the deputy appraiser. She has earned registered mass appraiser certification. Thomas has been a Newton resident since 1997.

Thomas hopes to provide continued education on the roles and guidelines of the Appraiser's Office, and the options available to the public.

"We tell them all the time, if you have questions, call. Come in. Ask us," Thomas said. "That's what we're here for. We're here to serve the public."

Thomas fills the role previously held by Michele Lowery, who retired after a 27-year career with Harvey County.
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Extending our congratulations to Pam Thomas, who recently became the Harvey County appraiser. Thomas was appointed to the position by the Harvey County Commission in June.

Thomas is a 19-year veteran of the Appraisers Office, most recently serving as the deputy appraiser. She has earned registered mass appraiser certification. Thomas has been a Newton resident since 1997.

Thomas hopes to provide continued education on the roles and guidelines of the Appraisers Office, and the options available to the public. 

We tell them all the time, if you have questions, call. Come in. Ask us, Thomas said. Thats what were here for. Were here to serve the public.

Thomas fills the role previously held by Michele Lowery, who retired after a 27-year career with Harvey County.

Food & Farm Council will meet today, July 8, at 4:00PM.
We meet in the 2nd floor Community Room of 215 S. Pine Street.
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Interested in a career change, or want to take another step in your law enforcement career? We're hiring at the Sheriff's Office for a road deputy and detention deputies. We offer competitive wages, an excellent benefits package and a welcoming environment of teamwork and leadership among our deputies.

For more information about our open positions, or to apply, please visit the following links:

Road Deputy: ksgovjobs.com/Vacancies/VacancyDetail/1295

Detention Deputy: ksgovjobs.com/Vacancies/VacancyDetail/1229Interested in a career change, or want to take another step in your law enforcement career? We're hiring at the Sheriff's Office for a road deputy and detention deputies. We offer competitive wages, an excellent benefits package and a welcoming environment of teamwork and leadership among our deputies.

For more information about our open positions, or to apply, please visit the following links:

Road Deputy: ksgovjobs.com/Vacancies/VacancyDetail/1295

Detention Deputy: ksgovjobs.com/Vacancies/VacancyDetail/1229
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Interested in a career change, or want to take another step in your law enforcement career? Were hiring at the Sheriffs Office for a road deputy and detention deputies. We offer competitive wages, an excellent benefits package and a welcoming environment of teamwork and leadership among our deputies.

For more information about our open positions, or to apply, please visit the following links:

Road Deputy: https://ksgovjobs.com/Vacancies/VacancyDetail/1295 

Detention Deputy: https://ksgovjobs.com/Vacancies/VacancyDetail/1229

International Kissing DayInternational Kissing Day ... See moreSee less

County government facilities will be closed Thursday, July 4 for Independence Day.

The courthouse will reopen Friday at 8 a.m. Our next holiday closing is Monday, Sept. 2 for Labor Day. Have a fun and safe Fourth of July!
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County government facilities will be closed Thursday, July 4 for Independence Day.

The courthouse will reopen Friday at 8 a.m. Our next holiday closing is Monday, Sept. 2 for Labor Day. Have a fun and safe Fourth of July!

Harvey County is in a severe thunderstorm warning through 6:15 p.m. ... See moreSee less

Harvey County is in a severe thunderstorm warning through 6:15 p.m.

We are wishing everyone a safe 4th of July! Happy Birthday, America!Photos from Healthy Harvey Coalition's post ... See moreSee less

We are wishing everyone a safe 4th of July! Happy Birthday, America!Image attachment

Friends of Harvey County ERT teamed up with Ember Hope to give their clients a special 4th of July this year by donating an "Instigator" to their fireworks show. ... See moreSee less

Looks as if storms are going to make an appearance again for Harvey County this week with scattered thunderstorms, some possibly severe, expected Tuesday between 4 pm and midnight. The strongest storms will be capable of damaging winds up to 70 mph, quarter size hail and heavy rain anticipated. Be weather ready and stay safe by listening to your NOAA weather radio, having multiple ways to receive alerts and keeping an eye on our partners at the US National Weather Service Wichita Kansas as well as our social media. ... See moreSee less

Looks as if storms are going to make an appearance again for Harvey County this week with scattered thunderstorms, some possibly severe, expected Tuesday between 4 pm and midnight. The strongest storms will be capable of damaging winds up to 70 mph, quarter size hail and heavy rain anticipated. Be weather ready and stay safe by listening to your NOAA weather radio, having multiple ways to receive alerts and keeping an eye on our partners at the US National Weather Service Wichita Kansas as well as our social media.

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Harvey County Parks

This is our annual reminder that no fireworks are allowed on Harvey County Parks property. This includes all of East Park, West Park, and Camp Hawk.
We hope that we can provide a quiet place for those looking to stay away from the bright lights and loud, spontaneous explosions that come along with this holiday. We also recognize that many of our fury friends have a hard time during this holiday as well. We welcome you to bring out your 4 legged family members but do require that they stay on a leash at all times, have current rabies vaccinations, and please, clean up after them.
Have a happy and safe Independence Day holiday everyone!
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This is our annual reminder that no fireworks are allowed on Harvey County Parks property.  This includes all of East Park, West Park, and Camp Hawk.  
We hope that we can provide a quiet place for those looking to stay away from the bright lights and loud, spontaneous explosions that come along with this holiday.  We also recognize that many of our fury friends have a hard time during this holiday as well.  We welcome you to bring out your 4 legged family members but do require that they stay on a leash at all times, have current rabies vaccinations, and please, clean up after them.
Have a happy and safe Independence Day holiday everyone!
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Voting information for the 2024 primary election

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Thomas becomes Harvey County appraiser

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