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6 hours ago

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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.
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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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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

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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Rebecca Charlsen

Need some help to get vaccinated? Call us for an appointment...316-283-1637. ... See moreSee less

Need some help to get vaccinated?  Call us for an appointment...316-283-1637.

2 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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2 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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2 days ago

Harvey County Health Department

It's that HOT time of year again...and today heat indexes will be high!

Take breaks and get indoors frequently to cool down.

Drink lots of water. To get re-hydrated, it's a much better choice than soda.
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2 days ago

Harvey County

When you give your lawn a haircut, you've got all those leftover grass clippings. If you don't want them, we do at our Solid Waste facility. All of it. Bring us as much as you want.

Grass clippings are great for our compost, which in turn provides great cover material for our construction and demolition area. And when it's time to break out the rake, the same thing goes for leaves.
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When you give your lawn a haircut, youve got all those leftover grass clippings. If you dont want them, we do at our Solid Waste facility. All of it. Bring us as much as you want.

Grass clippings are great for our compost, which in turn provides great cover material for our construction and demolition area. And when its time to break out the rake, the same thing goes for leaves.

 

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Would you take loads from Buhler?

What’s the price to bring loads of grass and leaves in?

Marti Ross

Just a reminder for voters in the USD 373 bond election - make sure you sign and include your address on the lines provided on the return envelope. We have to have that.

Ballots can be returned through Sept. 3 at noon. You can mail them back in the postage paid envelope, bring them to our office or drop them in the payment box on the south side of the Courthouse.
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Just a reminder for voters in the USD 373 bond election - make sure you sign and include your address on the lines provided on the return envelope. We have to have that.

Ballots can be returned through Sept. 3 at noon. You can mail them back in the postage paid envelope, bring them to our office or drop them in the payment box on the south side of the Courthouse.

 

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How can we get one if one was never received?

Something new in Harvey County...the Family Advisory Council. Have your voice heard for families!

Contact Ericka at 316-283-5667 x 216 for info.
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Something new in Harvey County...the Family Advisory Council.   Have your voice heard for families!

Contact Ericka at 316-283-5667 x 216 for info.

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Be a helpful neighbor during this heat...

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Heat isnt letting up...heres a tip.

3 days ago

Harvey County Health Department

Stay alert as you drive US 50 around Walton, KS.One lane of two-lane U.S. 50 near Walton in Harvey County will be shut down again today to deal with train derailment. Motorists should be prepared to stop and expect some delay. ... See moreSee less

Stay alert as you drive US 50 around Walton, KS.

3 days ago

Healthy Harvey Coalition

Hot one again today... Keep a watch out for heat stress. ... See moreSee less

Work is just about wrapped up on the first phase of the Law Enforcement Center remodel. We think it's turning out great! This phase included redoing office space for our sergeants and Drug Task Force, fixing up our evidence room, improvements on the heating and cooling and modernizing the small building across the street that we use for storage and as a weight room.

We've said it before, but we're happy to say it every time - thank you for allowing us to do this. It is making our offices more efficient and creating better work spaces for all of us.

Phase two, coming soon ...
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Work is just about wrapped up on the first phase of the Law Enforcement Center remodel. We think its turning out great! This phase included redoing office space for our sergeants and Drug Task Force, fixing up our evidence room, improvements on the heating and cooling and modernizing the small building across the street that we use for storage and as a weight room.

Weve said it before, but were happy to say it every time - thank you for allowing us to do this. It is making our offices more efficient and creating better work spaces for all of us.

Phase two, coming soon ...

 

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I love it ❤❤❤ it looks sooo much better. Are the training rooms in the basement getting remodled as well?

Looks good. Hopefully the remodel will provide better organization areas so items are easier to locate.

Great job!

Awsome

Wow!

Not building at the old Dillon's anymore?

Michael Shane what's your thoughts on this?

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3 days ago

Harvey County Health Department

Following the recommended vaccine schedule provides immunity to your children before they are exposed to potentially life-threatening diseases.

Is your family up to date on vaccines? Find out here: bit.ly/2z5Atxf
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Commission adopts 2020 budget

2019/08/13

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

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Firework regulations for cities in Harvey County for 2019

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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

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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...

Commission appoints Lowery as county appraiser

2019/04/29

The Harvey County Commission has appointed Michele Lowery as Harvey...

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