Harvey County News

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🌟 Happy Father's Day 🌟

#DYK: Cigarette smoking is still the leading cause of preventable disease and death in the United States. Celebrate father figures by encouraging them to go smokefree, thanking those who have taken the first step, and applauding those who have successfully quit.

#kdhecdrrPhotos from Healthy Harvey Coalition's post
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Check out the Harvey County Farmers Market today, June 15...there's more fresh grown and baked goodies, live music, AND the Newton Public Library. Open from 8:00AM to Noon.

SNAP Users, you'll get Double Up Bucks for your SNAP $s at the market!!Check out the Harvey County Farmers Market today, June 15...there's more fresh grown and baked goodies, live music, AND the Newton Public Library. Open from 8:00AM to Noon.

SNAP Users, you'll get Double Up Bucks for your SNAP $s at the market!!
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Check out the Harvey County Farmers Market today, June 15...theres more fresh grown and baked goodies, live music, AND the Newton Public Library.   Open from 8:00AM to Noon.

SNAP Users, youll get Double Up Bucks for your SNAP $s at the market!!

Here's what's happening for June at the Harvey County Farmers Market, Saturdays, 8AM -noon. TODAY- June 15 - the Newton Public Library and a Jazz Combo!

Don't forget- SNAP users can get Double Up Bucks if you sign up for it. www.doubleupheartland.org/Here's what's happening for June at the Harvey County Farmers Market, Saturdays, 8AM -noon. TODAY- June 15 - the Newton Public Library and a Jazz Combo!

Don't forget- SNAP users can get Double Up Bucks if you sign up for it. www.doubleupheartland.org/
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Heres whats happening for June at the Harvey County Farmers Market, Saturdays, 8AM -noon.  TODAY- June 15  - the Newton Public Library and a Jazz Combo!

Dont forget- SNAP users can get Double Up Bucks if you sign up for it. https://www.doubleupheartland.org/

Here's what's happening TOMORROW, June 15, at the Harvey County Farmers Market, Saturday, 8AM -noon - the Newton Public Library and a Jazz Combo!Here's what's happening TOMORROW, June 15, at the Harvey County Farmers Market, Saturday, 8AM -noon - the Newton Public Library and a Jazz Combo! ... See moreSee less

Heres whats happening TOMORROW, June 15, at the Harvey County Farmers Market, Saturday, 8AM -noon - the Newton Public Library and a Jazz Combo!

SNAP is a state food assistance program. Find out if you qualify. Go to...https://cssp.kees.ks.gov/apspssp/sspNonMed.portal

If you do qualify, you can use it at stores. And- BONUS - use at the Harvey County Farmers Market and double your monies with the Double Up Food Bucks program. Saturdays, 8AM - noon, 301 N. Main, Newton.
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Join us for a ✨FREE✨ Mental Health First Aid training! Space is limited.
Call 316-284-6379 or email [email protected] to register.
July 9th or August 12th, 2024
8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
1901 E. First St., Newton

This training is sponsored by Cooperative Agreement number 15PBJA-22-04475-COAP, funded by the Bureau of Justice.
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We have THREE Car Seat Technicians here at the health department! Need your infant/child's seat checked? Schedule an appointment by calling us at 316-283-1637 x 2.

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A reminder that the lake at East Park remains under a harmful algal bloom warning, meaning an HAB is present or expected. The park is 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 uses three categories to classify harmful algal bloom notices: watch, warning and hazard. If there is a change in status, we will share that information here and on our website.

For more info from the KDHE on HABs: www.kdhe.ks.gov/777/Harmful-Algal-Blooms
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A reminder that the lake at East Park remains under a harmful algal bloom warning, meaning an HAB is present or expected. The park is 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 uses three categories to classify harmful algal bloom notices: watch, warning and hazard. If there is a change in status, we will share that information here and on our website.

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

Staff is rockin' purple today in recognition of World Elder Abuse Awareness Day. WEAAD is this Saturday. The day brings awareness to the social impacts of elder abuse, and education on how to identify it.

Elder abuse can take many forms, including financial, physical, emotional or neglect - and in some cases, may be a combination. Signs of it may not always be visible. Older adults may begin to have behavior changes, become isolated or have changes in finances.

Nationally, only one in 24 cases of elder abuse is reported, according to research from the National Center on Elder Abuse. Help is available. If you are experiencing abuse, or know someone that may be, contact 911. Caregivers facing stress from taking care of a loved one have many services and resources available to you. To learn more, contact the Harvey County Department on Aging at 316-284-6880.

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#WEAAD #WEAAD2024Staff is rockin' purple today in recognition of World Elder Abuse Awareness Day. WEAAD is this Saturday. The day brings awareness to the social impacts of elder abuse, and education on how to identify it.

Elder abuse can take many forms, including financial, physical, emotional or neglect - and in some cases, may be a combination. Signs of it may not always be visible. Older adults may begin to have behavior changes, become isolated or have changes in finances.

Nationally, only one in 24 cases of elder abuse is reported, according to research from the National Center on Elder Abuse. Help is available. If you are experiencing abuse, or know someone that may be, contact 911. Caregivers facing stress from taking care of a loved one have many services and resources available to you. To learn more, contact the Harvey County Department on Aging at 316-284-6880.

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Staff is rockin purple today in recognition of World Elder Abuse Awareness Day. WEAAD is this Saturday. The day brings awareness to the social impacts of elder abuse, and education on how to identify it.

Elder abuse can take many forms, including financial, physical, emotional or neglect - and in some cases, may be a combination. Signs of it may not always be visible. Older adults may begin to have behavior changes, become isolated or have changes in finances.

Nationally, only one in 24 cases of elder abuse is reported, according to research from the National Center on Elder Abuse. Help is available. If you are experiencing abuse, or know someone that may be, contact 911. Caregivers facing stress from taking care of a loved one have many services and resources available to you. To learn more, contact the Harvey County Department on Aging at 316-284-6880.

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Here's what's happening for June 15 at the Harvey County Farmers Market, Saturday, June 15, 8AM -noon. TOMORROW - the Newton Public Library and a Jazz Combo!Here's what's happening for June 15 at the Harvey County Farmers Market, Saturday, June 15, 8AM -noon. TOMORROW - the Newton Public Library and a Jazz Combo! ... See moreSee less

Heres whats happening for June 15 at the Harvey County Farmers Market, Saturday, June 15, 8AM -noon.  TOMORROW - the Newton Public Library and a Jazz Combo!

Wheat stubble and storm clouds - a very June-in-Kansas combo.

Agriculture is part of our county's backbone. There's plenty of combines, grain trucks, tractors and other heavy equipment coming in-and-out of the fields and onto rural roads this time of year. These babies do 0-to-60 mph in five days, not five seconds. They're not movin' any faster no matter how much you honk or tailgate.

So if you're cruising country roads the next several weeks, keep an eye out around farmland. Maybe pop on some Johnny Cash, lean the seat back a smidge and just enjoy the picturesque views while our farming friends chug down the road.Wheat stubble and storm clouds - a very June-in-Kansas combo.

Agriculture is part of our county's backbone. There's plenty of combines, grain trucks, tractors and other heavy equipment coming in-and-out of the fields and onto rural roads this time of year. These babies do 0-to-60 mph in five days, not five seconds. They're not movin' any faster no matter how much you honk or tailgate.

So if you're cruising country roads the next several weeks, keep an eye out around farmland. Maybe pop on some Johnny Cash, lean the seat back a smidge and just enjoy the picturesque views while our farming friends chug down the road.
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Wheat stubble and storm clouds - a very June-in-Kansas combo. 

Agriculture is part of our countys backbone. Theres plenty of combines, grain trucks, tractors and other heavy equipment coming in-and-out of the fields and onto rural roads this time of year. These babies do 0-to-60 mph in five days, not five seconds. Theyre not movin any faster no matter how much you honk or tailgate.

So if youre cruising country roads the next several weeks, keep an eye out around farmland. Maybe pop on some Johnny Cash, lean the seat back a smidge and just enjoy the picturesque views while our farming friends chug down the road.

⛈ Harvey County and all of our adjacent counties are in a severe thunderstorm watch through 11 p.m. Please keep aware of the weather throughout the night. ... See moreSee less

⛈ Harvey County and all of our adjacent counties are in a severe thunderstorm watch through 11 p.m. Please keep aware of the weather throughout the night.

Did you know you can text 911 in an emergency? Text to 911 is an option that allows users to converse with a Harvey County Communications dispatcher if you're in a situation where you cannot or do not feel comfortable speaking. (The image is a test example of how a conversation with a dispatcher may start to look on your phone).

Dispatchers encourage calling 911 if you can, but if you can't, you can send a text to the number 911 to be put in contact with a dispatcher. When using Text to 911, please use clear, straightforward language in the message, avoiding abbreviations and emojis.

Dispatchers are available by call or text 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Text to 911 is available in Harvey County and all of our surrounding counties.Did you know you can text 911 in an emergency? Text to 911 is an option that allows users to converse with a Harvey County Communications dispatcher if you're in a situation where you cannot or do not feel comfortable speaking. (The image is a test example of how a conversation with a dispatcher may start to look on your phone).

Dispatchers encourage calling 911 if you can, but if you can't, you can send a text to the number 911 to be put in contact with a dispatcher. When using Text to 911, please use clear, straightforward language in the message, avoiding abbreviations and emojis.

Dispatchers are available by call or text 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Text to 911 is available in Harvey County and all of our surrounding counties.
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Did you know you can text 911 in an emergency? Text to 911 is an option that allows users to converse with a Harvey County Communications dispatcher if youre in a situation where you cannot or do not feel comfortable speaking. (The image is a test example of how a conversation with a dispatcher may start to look on your phone).

Dispatchers encourage calling 911 if you can, but if you cant, you can send a text to the number 911 to be put in contact with a dispatcher. When using Text to 911, please use clear, straightforward language in the message, avoiding abbreviations and emojis.

Dispatchers are available by call or text 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Text to 911 is available in Harvey County and all of our surrounding counties.

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Heat indices are expected to be over 100 degrees today in Harvey County. If you must be out, remember to apply sunscreen every two hours, stay hydrated, do not leave children or pets in a locked car (even with the AC running) and check in on your co-workers and neighbors. Stay cool, stay safe.Photos from Harvey County Emergency Management's post ... See moreSee less

Heat indices are expected to be over 100 degrees today in Harvey County. If you must be out, remember to apply sunscreen every two hours, stay hydrated, do not leave children or pets in a locked car (even with the AC running) and check in on your co-workers and neighbors. Stay cool, stay safe.Image attachmentImage attachment

Do you want to make a difference in the lives of others? Do you want to work in a place where you feel appreciated? How about gaining a group of co-workers who feel like a second family?

Well GREAT NEWS !

Harvey County Communications is hiring !! If you would like the chance to start off the Summer with a new job check out our listings on:

www.ksgovjobs.com
www.indeed.com

Come join our team of hero's who make a difference everyday right here in Harvey County. 9️⃣1️⃣1️⃣
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Great news!Ecstatic to share the Harvey County Breastfeeding Coalition received new grant funds through the Kansas Breastfeeding Coalition! This grant will help us continue to envision opportunities to expand support for breastfeeding in our communities and child care settings.

The Kansas Breastfeeding Coalition has been a tremendous partner for Harvey County for several years, helping us identify dedicated, welcoming spaces for breastfeeding in our communities and encouraging supportive workplace policies. We're thankful to be a recipient of this funding, and excited to get to work broadening our local impact!
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Great news!

Yesterday, 4 of our staff participated in a state COMMEX (Communications Exercise) in Wichita along with over 30 other communications personnel from across Kansas. The day-long exercise provided opportunity to work with others and in different command vehicles (Wichita Fire, Harvey County Communications and Ford County Communications) working a large Wildfire scenario using Incident Command System protocols and forms.Photos from Harvey County Communications's post ... See moreSee less

We're hiring for detention deputies at the Harvey County Detention Center. Deputy positions can make for a great opportunity for someone seeking a career change, or someone interested in getting their start in law enforcement. We offer competitive pay, excellent benefits and a workplace environment that thrives on teamwork.

To apply, or to learn more about the position, visit ksgovjobs.comWe're hiring for detention deputies at the Harvey County Detention Center. Deputy positions can make for a great opportunity for someone seeking a career change, or someone interested in getting their start in law enforcement. We offer competitive pay, excellent benefits and a workplace environment that thrives on teamwork.

To apply, or to learn more about the position, visit ksgovjobs.com
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Were hiring for detention deputies at the Harvey County Detention Center. Deputy positions can make for a great opportunity for someone seeking a career change, or someone interested in getting their start in law enforcement. We offer competitive pay, excellent benefits and a workplace environment that thrives on teamwork.

To apply, or to learn more about the position, visit https://ksgovjobs.com
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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...

Voting information for 2024 presidential preference primary

2024/02/8

The Harvey County Clerk's Office will supervise a presidential preference...

Emergency Management seeks feedback for mitigation plan

2024/01/29

Harvey County Emergency Management is seeking feedback and suggestions as...

What We Did in 2023

2024/01/2

Annually, the Harvey County Administration Department compiles a document to...

Commission schedules public holidays for 2024

2023/12/4

The Harvey County Commission established the 2024 public holiday schedule...

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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