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3 days ago

Harvey County

Early morning road update.Here's the view from the road for our deputies in the early morning hours today. There are a lot of road crews out trying to improve the roads for your morning drive, but expect tougher driving conditions. Roads are still slick. Clean your car windows, turn your lights on, pour a little bigger cup of coffee and give yourself some extra time to get to your destination. ... See moreSee less

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Driving to Newton from Hutch this morning & highway 50 was great until Burrton then it was solid ice & slideoffs seen!! Doesn’t even look like the road was treated! 😩

Here's the view from the road for our deputies in the early morning hours today. There are a lot of road crews out trying to improve the roads for your morning drive, but expect tougher driving conditions. Roads are still slick. Clean your car windows, turn your lights on, pour a little bigger cup of coffee and give yourself some extra time to get to your destination. ... See moreSee less

Heres the view from the road for our deputies in the early morning hours today. There are a lot of road crews out trying to improve the roads for your morning drive, but expect tougher driving conditions. Roads are still slick. Clean your car windows, turn your lights on, pour a little bigger cup of coffee and give yourself some extra time to get to your destination.Image attachment

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US-50 Hwy is basically a solid sheet of ice from I-135 Fwy to Reno Co.

Maybe you should make a video on how to sweep the snow off of a car, clear the headlights and tail lights of snow and where they might find the switch that turns on the headlights. πŸ€”

There's ice on a lot of the sections that appear "clear", especially on elevated areas. If it looks wet, it's ice.

Please be safe!

Thank you

ThanksπŸ™‚

Beautiful 😍

4 days ago

Healthy Harvey Coalition

Our co-chair with some good advice on heart health!

Harvey County
More Americans die each year of heart disease than any other cause. February is American Heart Month, a great reminder that you gotta make a little time to take care of yourself for you, your friends and your family. Sometimes we just need that reminder, so we hung out with Harvey County K-State Research and Extension Agent Aaron Swank to get a few quick ideas you can do right now to improve your heart health.
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4 days ago

Harvey County Health Department

Be careful out there with the new weather coming...A period of mostly light snow will start late this afternoon in central Kansas, and spread over the remainder of the area this evening . Amounts area wide will range from a trace to two inches, with isolated 3 inch amounts possible. Most of the snow will occur in our area between 9 pm and 3 am. This will more than likely affect the morning commute. ... See moreSee less

Be careful out there with the new weather coming...

4 days ago

Harvey County Health Department

Listen to this message from our Healthy Harvey Coalition Co-Chair, Aaron Swank.

Thanks, Aaron!

Harvey County
More Americans die each year of heart disease than any other cause. February is American Heart Month, a great reminder that you gotta make a little time to take care of yourself for you, your friends and your family. Sometimes we just need that reminder, so we hung out with Harvey County K-State Research and Extension Agent Aaron Swank to get a few quick ideas you can do right now to improve your heart health.
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4 days ago

Harvey County

More Americans die each year of heart disease than any other cause. February is American Heart Month, a great reminder that you gotta make a little time to take care of yourself for you, your friends and your family. Sometimes we just need that reminder, so we hung out with Harvey County K-State Research and Extension Agent Aaron Swank to get a few quick ideas you can do right now to improve your heart health. ... See moreSee less

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Excellent presentation Aaron!!

4 days ago

Harvey County Health Department

Pregnant? We can help...call for an appointment- 316-283-1637Did you know that it is safe and important to get your flu shot during pregnancy? Check out this infographic for more facts about healthy pregnancies! ... See moreSee less

Pregnant?  We can help...call for an appointment- 316-283-1637

5 days ago

Healthy Harvey Coalition

The Latch
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Mouth + Breast = Milk, right? It seems so simple, but it is so much more than just putting two pieces of anatomy next to each other!
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This week at Connected Moms, NMC lactation consultant Morgan Kaufman is coming to talk about ways to create, support, and maintain a latch that is productive for baby and comfy for mom. A win-win breastfeeding combo!
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We hope to see you there on Tuesday at 4 pm at the Newton Public Library! And remember mamas, breastfeeding doesn't have to be painful.
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#breastfeeding #latch #motherhood #postpartum #nutrition #infantfeeding #harveycounty #newtonks #swayharvey #connectedmoms
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5 days ago

Healthy Harvey Coalition

¡Walk Kansas 2020 está a la vuelta de la esquina! Reúne a tus equipos y prepárate. ¡La inscripción comienza el martes 18 de febrero! Para obtener más información, comuníquese con Aaron C. Swank, MPH o llámenos a la oficina: (316) 284-6930. ¡Salgamos y caminemos juntos por Kansas! *

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5 days ago

Harvey County Communications

Reminder to slow down from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. today on southbound I-135 in Newton. The right southbound lane from Broadway to the bridge over Southeast 14th Street will be closed for overhead sign work. The speed limit in the work zone is being lowered to 60 mph. ... See moreSee less

7 days ago

Harvey County

County facilities are closed Monday, Feb. 17 for Presidents Day. In the meantime, enjoy this photo of former Abilene resident and No. 34, Dwight D. Eisenhower. That fish got to brag to all its friends that it met a president!

The Courthouse will be back open Tuesday at 8 a.m. The county commission meeting starts at 9 a.m.
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County facilities are closed Monday, Feb. 17 for Presidents Day. In the meantime, enjoy this photo of former Abilene resident and No. 34, Dwight D. Eisenhower. That fish got to brag to all its friends that it met a president!

The Courthouse will be back open Tuesday at 8 a.m. The county commission meeting starts at 9 a.m.

Our office will be closed on Monday, Feb. 17 in honor of President's Day.
But no worries, we still have our Critter of the week for you.

CRITTER OF THE WEEK:
Dogbane Leaf Beetle
Chrysochus Auratus
The dogbane leaf beetle is a lovely, bright and shiny species of beetle that is sometimes overlooked because of its small size. They can be found throughout the state of Kansas and in most of the United States and in southern Canada. These insects feed on and spend much of their lives on the dogbane plant.
This beetle is a member of the insect subfamily Eumolpinae and is in the leaf beetle family chrysomelidae. They can be a blue-green color with golden or crimson hues, and even the legs and antennae seem to shine. They are iridescent and change colors if looked at from different angles. The dogbane beetle is oval, convex, and about 10mm long. They spend most of their time on or around the dogbane plant, which produces a toxin that is poisonous to humans and animals. This toxin does not bother the dogbane leaf beetle, and they feed on the leaves and roots of the plant. They have also been known to feed on milkweed plants.
Dogbane leaf beetles live in various habitats containing their preferred host plant. They can be seen in the late spring-time. Their lifespan is 6-8 weeks long and they live in small sporadic populations. After mating, female beetles will lay a few eggs, and attach these to the underside of a dogbane leaf in a cone of feces. After hatching in midsummer, the larvae chew through their enclosure and drop on the ground. Then they tunnel to the roots of the dogbane plant, which they eat. Larva feed and then pupation takes place in a chamber underground. Young beetles emerge the next spring. There is only one generation per year.
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Our office will be closed on Monday, Feb. 17 in honor of Presidents Day.  
But no worries, we still have our Critter of the week for you. 

CRITTER OF THE WEEK:
Dogbane Leaf Beetle
Chrysochus Auratus
 The dogbane leaf beetle is a lovely, bright and shiny species of beetle that is sometimes overlooked because of its small size. They can be found throughout the state of Kansas and in most of the United States and in southern Canada. These insects feed on and spend much of their lives on the dogbane plant. 
 This beetle is a member of the insect subfamily Eumolpinae and is in the leaf beetle family chrysomelidae. They can be a blue-green color with golden or crimson hues, and even the legs and antennae seem to shine. They are iridescent and change colors if looked at from different angles.  The dogbane beetle is oval, convex, and about 10mm long. They spend most of their time on or around the dogbane plant, which produces a toxin that is poisonous to humans and animals. This toxin does not bother the dogbane leaf beetle, and they feed on the leaves and roots of the plant. They have also been known to feed on milkweed plants.
 Dogbane leaf beetles live in various habitats containing their preferred host plant. They can be seen in the late spring-time. Their lifespan is 6-8 weeks long and they live in small sporadic populations. After mating, female beetles will lay a few eggs, and attach these to the underside of a dogbane leaf in a cone of feces. After hatching in midsummer, the larvae chew through their enclosure and drop on the ground. Then they tunnel to the roots of the dogbane plant, which they eat. Larva feed and then pupation takes place in a chamber underground. Young beetles emerge the next spring. There is only one generation per year.

1 week ago

Healthy Harvey Coalition

You are Invited to Take Down Tobacco Day at the Capitol! - mailchi.mp/e8c4447d125e/you-are-invited-to-take-down-tobacco-day-at-the-capitol ... See moreSee less

We hired a new deputy today, Mr. Jon Snow. He's only temporary. We weren't looking to add new staff, but this opportunity just fell out of the sky. He had some cold feet in the interview, but he's really warmed up to the people and our local weather. ... See moreSee less

We hired a new deputy today, Mr. Jon Snow. Hes only temporary. We werent looking to add new staff, but this opportunity just fell out of the sky. He had some cold feet in the interview, but hes really warmed up to the people and our local weather.

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This is a VERY temporary welcome ♥️ β˜€οΈβ›„πŸ’§

He's a keeper! Thanks Sheriff appreciated!

I didn’t think he would have a snowballs chance!

He looks to be soft on crime, I don't think he'll last too long in this position

I bet he doesn't last long. It's unfortunate really

Love it, made my day!!!

Kinda a little feller isn't he?😁😁

How did you get your snowman so clean?

He’ll melt under the pressure.

Cute and well worded

Tell him not to get cold feet too long, it’s supposed to be 60 by Sunday

Great job! He looks like a keeper!

Winter is coming

How did he pass the aptitude test? I heard he knows nothing!! 🀣

By all means do not let your new deputy " pack any heat "😁

I love it, you guys are so awesome!! Thank you for all you do.

His first job should be to catch Punxsutawney Phil for lying πŸ€₯πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚

He has a snowballs chance.

He better not use the defroster in his patrol car.

Cute

Right on Harvey County Sheriff's department

He needs a duty belt.

Is he only seasonal help?

Love it

Jackie Hayes, did your hubby get a new job 😜😘

2 weeks ago

Harvey County Parks

Critter of the Week:
Catalpa Sphinx Moth
Ceratomia Catalpa
Identifying a host plant can be incredibly helpful when identifying different insect species. The Catalpa sphinx moth caterpillar is the only species of sphinx moth that feeds on catalpa tree leaves as a larva. Catalpa worms are a popular fishing bait, especially in the southern United States. Largemouth bass and catfish can be caught using these caterpillars. The caterpillar pictured here was found on a catalpa tree at the Harvey county Osage nature trails on July 14, 2019.
Like other type of sphinx moth caterpillars, this species has a β€œhorn” near the end of its abdomen. Young caterpillars are mostly white with black spots, but as they age their coloration becomes more variable. Some may be mostly black and others mostly yellow. Most individuals are black with a yellow stripe on their side. This species different from other moth species because as a larva it feeds gregariously through later instar stages.
Catalpa sphinx are native to the eastern portion of the United States. They can be found wherever catalpa trees are found, and are more common in the eastern portion of Kansas. This species used to be found in Maine, but may be absent from the state now.
As an adult, these moths are large and mostly brown. On the forewing is a grey spot with a black border. The catalpa sphinx moth does not have yellow spots on its abdomen. Pupae overwinter in soil near the base of their host catalpa tree. Adult moths start to emerge in April and can usually be seen throughout October. After mating, females lay 100-1,000 eggs on the underside of catalpa tree leaves. There is only one generation in northern areas, but there can be as many as 5 generations in southern regions. These caterpillars can defoliate a catalpa tree. If the tree is healthy, its leaves will come back if it is defoliated early enough in the season. Catalpa sphinx moths are attacked by a number of natural enemies like wasps and fly parasitoids.
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Critter of the Week: 
Catalpa Sphinx Moth 
Ceratomia Catalpa
 Identifying a host plant can be incredibly helpful when identifying different insect species. The Catalpa sphinx moth caterpillar is the only species of sphinx moth that feeds on catalpa tree leaves as a larva. Catalpa worms are a popular fishing bait, especially in the southern United States. Largemouth bass and catfish can be caught using these caterpillars. The caterpillar pictured here was found on a catalpa tree at the Harvey county Osage nature trails on July 14, 2019. 
 Like other type of sphinx moth caterpillars, this species has a β€œhorn” near the end of its abdomen. Young caterpillars are mostly white with black spots, but as they age their coloration becomes more variable. Some may be mostly black and others mostly yellow. Most individuals are black with a yellow stripe on their side. This species different from other moth species because as a larva it feeds gregariously through later instar stages.
Catalpa sphinx are native to the eastern portion of the United States. They can be found wherever catalpa trees are found, and are more common in the eastern portion of Kansas. This species used to be found in Maine, but may be absent from the state now. 
 As an adult, these moths are large and mostly brown. On the forewing is a grey spot with a black border. The catalpa sphinx moth does not have yellow spots on its abdomen. Pupae overwinter in soil near the base of their host catalpa tree. Adult moths start to emerge in April and can usually be seen throughout October. After mating, females lay 100-1,000 eggs on the underside of catalpa tree leaves. There is only one generation in northern areas, but there can be as many as 5 generations in southern regions. These caterpillars can defoliate a catalpa tree. If the tree is healthy, its leaves will come back if it is defoliated early enough in the season. Catalpa sphinx moths are attacked by a number of natural enemies like wasps and fly parasitoids.

2 weeks ago

Harvey County

Harvey County hosted the 147th township meeting Monday evening at the Courthouse. The annual meeting lets us collaborate with township officers to get some feedback, answer questions and update each other on past, present and future projects. We also get the opportunity to thank the township officers for all the work they do in their communities. ... See moreSee less

Harvey County hosted the 147th township meeting Monday evening at the Courthouse. The annual meeting lets us collaborate with township officers to get some feedback, answer questions and update each other on past, present and future projects. We also get the opportunity to thank the township officers for all the work they do in their communities.

LAST DAY to have your VOICE HEARD for the Health Needs survey!

Give 10 minutes to complete the survey...then share this post.

Go to www.surveymonkey.com/r/CHNA2020

You have until MIDNIGHT!
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LAST DAY to have your VOICE HEARD for the Health Needs survey! 

Give 10 minutes to complete the survey...then share this post.

 Go to https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/CHNA2020

You have until MIDNIGHT!

2 weeks ago

Harvey County Food & Farm Council

Take a listen..."You don't have to own a business to make your town a place people want to move to, stay, and grow a family."
- Quote from "Prevention Protective Factors: Coffee, Beer, and Wine oh my!" PreventionTalKS Podcast. Listen at bit.ly/2u7ntbQ #KsPrevention
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Census count begins again in 2020

2020/02/13

The 2020 census will soon be underway in Harvey County...

What we did in 2019

2020/01/2

Harvey County Administrator Anthony Swartzendruber presented a document filled with...

Airport to receive $7.2 million grant for taxiway

2019/11/27

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Commission removes county recycling mandate

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Commission sets public holidays for 2020

2019/11/19

The Harvey County Commission set its public holidays for 2020...

Board finishes canvass for 2019 general election

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Harvey County completed its canvass for the 2019 general election...

County to hold tax foreclosure sale in December

2019/11/12

Harvey County will hold a tax foreclosure sale for specified...

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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...

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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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