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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.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

We're your WIC location in Harvey County. Call to learn more about WIC...316-283-1637 x 2#DYK 🤔 WIC’s Breastfeeding Peer Counseling Program (BFPC), uses peer to peer support to help parents in their breastfeeding journey? 💗

Breastfeeding can help protect babies from infections and illnesses, including diarrhea, ear infections, and pneumonia.

Get breastfeeding support and more by finding your local WIC agency at www.signupwic.com

#HealthyStartsHere #BreastMilk #BreastFedBaby
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#DYK ¿Lo sabía? 🤔 En el Programa de Asesoramiento de Pares en el Amamantamiento (Breastfeeding Peer Counseling Program, BFPC) de WIC, los pares ayudan a los progenitores con la etapa del amamantamiento. 💗

El amamantamiento puede ayudar a proteger a los bebés de infecciones y enfermedades, incluyendo la diarrea, las infecciones de oído y la neumonía.

Obtenga apoyo con el amamantamiento y mucho más en su agencia WIC local en www.signupwic.com/?lang=es
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Were your WIC location in Harvey County.  Call to learn more about WIC...316-283-1637 x 2

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Harvey County Food & Farm Council

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Be sure to check this market out next Saturday!Photos from Newton Farm & Art Market's post ... See moreSee less

Due to continued network issues affecting services across the state and nation, Driver's License services are not available. The Harvey County Courthouse is open, and the Driver's License office staff remains available to answer questions in-person or by phone. There is no definitive timeline when the network will be restored.

Additionally, the Treasurer's Office is back up and running.
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Plan to visit the Harvey County Farmers Market tomorrow...hear some local music till 10:30.

SNAP Participants - you can get double your $25 with the Double UP Food Bucks program. Stop by the table next to Unruh Farms to find out more.
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Plan to visit the Harvey County Farmers Market tomorrow...hear some local music till 10:30.

SNAP Participants - you can get double your $25 with the Double UP Food Bucks program. Stop by the table next to Unruh Farms to find out more.

Hard to believe, but the upcoming school year is just around the corner! The Harvey County Health Department can help parents and guardians get children ready to head back to the classroom by providing routine immunizations.

A few common child immunizations available at the Health Department include polio, influenza, varicella (chickenpox) and Tdap (tetanus, diphtheria and pertussis). If you have a list of vaccinations your child has already received, be sure to bring that along. To review recommended vaccinations for children by age, or to schedule an appointment, give the Health Department a call at 316-283-1637.
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Hard to believe, but the upcoming school year is just around the corner! The Harvey County Health Department can help parents and guardians get children ready to head back to the classroom by providing routine immunizations. 

A few common child immunizations available at the Health Department include polio, influenza, varicella (chickenpox) and Tdap (tetanus, diphtheria and pertussis). If you have a list of vaccinations your child has already received, be sure to bring that along. To review recommended vaccinations for children by age, or to schedule an appointment, give the Health Department a call at 316-283-1637.

Due to network issues affecting services across the state and nation, the Treasurer's Office cannot process payments at this time. The Harvey County Courthouse is open, and the Treasurer's Office staff remains available to answer questions in-person or by phone. There is no definitive timeline when the network will be restored. ... See moreSee less

One quietly essential part of our team that we're thankful for is our local chaplains. Often, their work is done with little recognition, but they provide tremendous support services for us.

One common role our chaplains undertake are death notifications. The chaplains understand they often are meeting someone's loved ones in a heartbreaking time, and strive to offer compassion in that moment. Chaplains also are a resource for local first responders. If a responder works a particularly emotionally taxing incident, chaplains lend a listening ear and voice of understanding.

We're proud and grateful for the work the chaplains do to assist us and our communities. When others are experiencing overwhelming grief, devastation or loss, the chaplains arrive to provide a message of peace, love and hope. We simply wanted to take a moment to thank them for all that they do.One quietly essential part of our team that we're thankful for is our local chaplains. Often, their work is done with little recognition, but they provide tremendous support services for us.

One common role our chaplains undertake are death notifications. The chaplains understand they often are meeting someone's loved ones in a heartbreaking time, and strive to offer compassion in that moment. Chaplains also are a resource for local first responders. If a responder works a particularly emotionally taxing incident, chaplains lend a listening ear and voice of understanding.

We're proud and grateful for the work the chaplains do to assist us and our communities. When others are experiencing overwhelming grief, devastation or loss, the chaplains arrive to provide a message of peace, love and hope. We simply wanted to take a moment to thank them for all that they do.
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One quietly essential part of our team that were thankful for is our local chaplains. Often, their work is done with little recognition, but they provide tremendous support services for us.

One common role our chaplains undertake are death notifications. The chaplains understand they often are meeting someones loved ones in a heartbreaking time, and strive to offer compassion in that moment. Chaplains also are a resource for local first responders. If a responder works a particularly emotionally taxing incident, chaplains lend a listening ear and voice of understanding. 

Were proud and grateful for the work the chaplains do to assist us and our communities. When others are experiencing overwhelming grief, devastation or loss, the chaplains arrive to provide a message of peace, love and hope. We simply wanted to take a moment to thank them for all that they do.

Sharing our many thanks to Greg Nye, our county counselor, as he recently announced he will step away from the position after 18 years in that capacity. The county counselor plays an important role for local governments, providing legal advice and expertise for everything from contracts to policy to regulations.

Greg will remain in the role into the fall. We wish him the best in the future.

We are hiring for our next county counselor. Qualified, licensed attorneys interested in the position can review the position requirements on our website: www.harveycounty.com/employment.html
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Sharing our many thanks to Greg Nye, our county counselor, as he recently announced he will step away from the position after 18 years in that capacity. The county counselor plays an important role for local governments, providing legal advice and expertise for everything from contracts to policy to regulations. 

Greg will remain in the role into the fall. We wish him the best in the future.

We are hiring for our next county counselor. Qualified, licensed attorneys interested in the position can review the position requirements on our website: https://www.harveycounty.com/employment.html

Quitting tobacco or vapes can bring a whirlwind of emotions, but we bet your loved ones are proud of your efforts. And if you have little ones, they are definitely watching and taking notes. Keep going – you've got this! 💪❤️

PS: If you don't mind free, confidential extra help, call 1-800-QUIT-NOW (1-800-784-8669).
#kdhecdrrQuitting smoking can be full of emotions, but a smokefree life is worth it. Reply with an emoji that represents how your quit journey is going today! #WorldEmojiDay
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Quitting tobacco or vapes can bring a whirlwind of emotions, but we bet your loved ones are proud of your efforts. And if you have little ones, they are definitely watching and taking notes. Keep going – youve got this! 💪❤️ 

PS: If you dont mind free, confidential extra help, call 1-800-QUIT-NOW (1-800-784-8669). 
#KDHECDRR

Have a gas leak in the 1100 block North Poplar in Newton. Kansas Gas Service, Newton Fire and Newton Police are on scene and are evacuating homes in that block until the situation is resolved. Please avoid the area. ... See moreSee less

Reminder: TODAY is the last day to register to vote in the 2024 primary election. Our office at the Harvey County Courthouse will be open until 7 p.m. today to assist anyone needing to fill out or update their voter registration.

You can also register to vote, or check your registration, online: www.kdor.ks.gov/apps/voterreg

More information about the primary election is available on our website: www.hvcoksvote.gov

Election Day for the primary is Aug. 6.
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Reminder: TODAY is the last day to register to vote in the 2024 primary election. Our office at the Harvey County Courthouse will be open until 7 p.m. today to assist anyone needing to fill out or update their voter registration.

You can also register to vote, or check your registration, online: https://www.kdor.ks.gov/apps/voterreg 

More information about the primary election is available on our website: https://www.hvcoksvote.gov 

Election Day for the primary is Aug. 6.

Unfortunately, as drought conditions persist, the lake at East Park slipped back into a harmful algal bloom warning status, meaning an HAB is present or expected. The park is still open, but swim beach areas are closed, and motorized boating is not allowed.

Please follow these recommendations if you visit East Park:

▪️ Avoid all contact with lake water
▪️ Inhalation of spray or aerosols may be harmful
▪️ Do not let pets eat dried algae or drink contaminated water
▪️ Swimming, skiing, jet skiing and wading are not allowed
▪️ Motorized boating is not allowed
▪️ Canoeing, kayaking and fishing are allowed
▪️ If fish are caught for consumption, clean well with potable water and eat only the fillet portion.

The HAB warning only includes the lake at East Park. West Park and Camp Hawk are open to all regular activities.

The Kansas Department of Health and Environment has three categories for classifying harmful algal bloom notices: watch, warning and hazard. If there is a change in status, we will share that info here and on our website.

More info on HABs from the KDHE: www.kdhe.ks.gov/777/Harmful-Algal-Blooms
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Unfortunately, as drought conditions persist, the lake at East Park slipped back into a harmful algal bloom warning status, meaning an HAB is present or expected. The park is still open, but swim beach areas are closed, and motorized boating is not allowed. 

Please follow these recommendations if you visit East Park:

▪️ Avoid all contact with lake water
▪️ Inhalation of spray or aerosols may be harmful
▪️ Do not let pets eat dried algae or drink contaminated water
▪️ Swimming, skiing, jet skiing and wading are not allowed
▪️ Motorized boating is not allowed
▪️ Canoeing, kayaking and fishing are allowed
▪️ If fish are caught for consumption, clean well with potable water and eat only the fillet portion.

The HAB warning only includes the lake at East Park. West Park and Camp Hawk are open to all regular activities.

The Kansas Department of Health and Environment has three categories for classifying harmful algal bloom notices: watch, warning and hazard. If there is a change in status, we will share that info here and on our website.

More info on HABs from the KDHE: https://www.kdhe.ks.gov/777/Harmful-Algal-Blooms

Time flies when you're having fun! We don't have pictures yet but congrats to Yaretzi and Amara for being the winners at our glider competition. There's still time to join other Sand Creek Summer Daze fun, don't miss out! 🖤💛

Thank you to all participants!Time flies when you're having fun! We don't have pictures yet but congrats to Yaretzi and Amara for being the winners at our glider competition. There's still time to join other Sand Creek Summer Daze fun, don't miss out! 🖤💛

Thank you to all participants!
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Time flies when youre having fun! We dont have pictures yet but congrats to Yaretzi and Amara for being the winners at our glider competition. Theres still time to join other Sand Creek Summer Daze fun, dont miss out! 🖤💛 

Thank you to all participants!

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)😳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)😳making it feel like the outdoor furnace has been left on. Please stay hydrated, and know the signs of heat exhaustion and heat stroke.

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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Recommended budget for 2025 emphasizes public safety, infrastructure

2024/07/16

The Harvey County Commission has proposed a 2025 recommended budget...

Voting information for the 2024 primary election

2024/07/9

The 2024 primary election is upcoming, with Election Day to...

Thomas becomes Harvey County appraiser

2024/07/9

Pam Thomas has been named the Harvey County appraiser.The Harvey...

Firework regulations in Harvey County for 2024

2024/06/24

Municipalities throughout Harvey County set the days, times and restrictions...

Commission to hold department hearings for 2025 budget

2024/05/21

The Harvey County Commission will hold department budget hearings May...

Emergency Management assessing May 19 storm damages

2024/05/20

Harvey County Emergency Management and its emergency partners are assessing...

Commission reviews layouts for Pine Street remodel

2024/05/14

The Harvey County Commission reviewed the schematic layouts at its...

County fiscal picture remains stable into 2024

2024/03/4

The Harvey County government held steady with its financial outlook...

Appraiser's Office mails property valuation notices

2024/03/1

Property valuation notices were mailed out by the Harvey County...

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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