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A severe thunderstorm warning has been issued for northeastern Harvey County, including Hesston and Walton, through 9:45 p.m. Hail and wind are the main threats with this storm at this time. ... See moreSee less

A severe thunderstorm warning has been issued for northeastern Harvey County, including Hesston and Walton, through 9:45 p.m. Hail and wind are the main threats with this storm at this time.

Harvey County has been placed under a Severe Thunderstorm Warning until 9:30 pm this evening.Photos from Harvey County Emergency Management's post ... See moreSee less

Harvey County has been placed under a Severe Thunderstorm Warning until 9:30 pm this evening.Image attachment

A severe thunderstorm warning has been issued for parts of Harvey County through 9:30 p.m. Wind and hail are the primary threats with this storm at this time. ... See moreSee less

A severe thunderstorm warning has been issued for parts of Harvey County through 9:30 p.m. Wind and hail are the primary threats with this storm at this time.

Severe Weather Outlook Through 8 PM: Storms are developing across portions of southwest KS into the TX Panhandle. These storms will move east and northeast over the next few hours. As they approach south central KS, they will become increasingly capable of strong tornadoes and very large hail. ... See moreSee less

The US National Weather Service Wichita Kansas has issued a Tornado Watch for Harvey County effective until 11:00pm this evening. Storms are expected to arrive in the county around 6:00pm and could bring baseball size hail, 75mph winds and the potential tornado. Please be weather aware and have multiple ways to receive any alerts throughout the evening hours. ... See moreSee less

The US National Weather Service Wichita Kansas has issued a Tornado Watch for Harvey County effective until 11:00pm this evening. Storms are expected to arrive in the county around 6:00pm and could bring baseball size hail, 75mph winds and the potential tornado. Please be weather aware and have multiple ways to receive any alerts throughout the evening hours.

Harvey County is included in a tornado watch through 11 p.m. Please stay aware of the weather conditions throughout the afternoon and evening. ... See moreSee less

Harvey County is included in a tornado watch through 11 p.m. Please stay aware of the weather conditions throughout the afternoon and evening.

Harvey County is once again in line for potentially severe storms this weekend. Beginning around 6pm tonight (Saturday) we could see heavy rains, 75mph winds, hail up to baseball size and a tornado can not be ruled out. The storms should remain west of I-135 and track east over the evening.

If you have outdoor plans for this holiday weekend, make sure you know where the nearest shelter is located and have a backup location just in case. If you are traveling make plans to stop during the storms and find a safe place to rest and refuel.

Be weather ready by listening to your NOAA weather radio, receiving alerts on your cellphone through Everbridge or your favorite TV/Radio media alerts.Photos from Harvey County Emergency Management's post
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Get over to the Farmers Market - open till noon. 301 N Main Street behind Breadbasket. ... See moreSee less

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

The Harvey County Farmers Market is OPEN till noon and accepts SNAP! ... See moreSee less

The Harvey County Farmers Market is OPEN till noon and accepts SNAP!

πŸ₯¬πŸ…The mobile food hub calendar is here! Get ready to meet us in your community. Fresh produce is coming to you.

#CommonGroundPG #mobilemartketfoodhub #localproduce #Kansasgrown #FarmtoYou
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Tomorrow take a trip to the Farmers Market at 301 N. Main St, Newton. ... See moreSee less

Tomorrow take a trip to the Farmers Market at 301 N. Main St, Newton.

Just wonderful to see the connecting and sharing happening!Photos from Harvey County Government's post ... See moreSee less

Just wonderful to see the connecting and sharing happening!Image attachmentImage attachment

If you're visiting our parks over the holiday weekend, the bait shops at West Park and East Park will be open to help you stock up on supplies! Our bait shops have bait and tackle, snacks, drinks and other camping essentials.

Hours for the holiday weekend:

🐟 Friday, May 24: 10:30 a.m. to 8:30 p.m.
🐟 Saturday, May 25: 10 a.m. to 9 p.m.
🐟 Sunday, May 26: 10 a.m. to 9 p.m.
🐟 Monday, May 27: 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.If you're visiting our parks over the holiday weekend, the bait shops at West Park and East Park will be open to help you stock up on supplies! Our bait shops have bait and tackle, snacks, drinks and other camping essentials.

Hours for the holiday weekend:

🐟 Friday, May 24: 10:30 a.m. to 8:30 p.m.
🐟 Saturday, May 25: 10 a.m. to 9 p.m.
🐟 Sunday, May 26: 10 a.m. to 9 p.m.
🐟 Monday, May 27: 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.
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If youre visiting our parks over the holiday weekend, the bait shops at West Park and East Park will be open to help you stock up on supplies! Our bait shops have bait and tackle, snacks, drinks and other camping essentials.

Hours for the holiday weekend:

🐟 Friday, May 24: 10:30 a.m. to 8:30 p.m.
🐟 Saturday, May 25: 10 a.m. to 9 p.m.
🐟 Sunday, May 26: 10 a.m. to 9 p.m.
🐟 Monday, May 27: 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.

After working to reopen county roads from storm debris this week, our Road and Bridge crew started assisting Burrton today with cleanup throughout their city. Really proud of our team for their great attitudes and eagerness to keep helping after a busy week. They've also committed to aiding Halstead over the coming weeks.

It's been a strenuous and challenging week across our county, but we've seen so many stories of friends, residents, volunteers and communities going well out of their way to help each other out. It's really something special, and something to be proud of. Thank you to everyone for your patience, understanding and resilient spirits as our communities overcome adversity.Photos from Harvey County Government's post
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After working to reopen county roads from storm debris this week, our Road and Bridge crew started assisting Burrton today with cleanup throughout their city. Really proud of our team for their great attitudes and eagerness to keep helping after a busy week. Theyve also committed to aiding Halstead over the coming weeks. 

Its been a strenuous and challenging week across our county, but weve seen so many stories of friends, residents, volunteers and communities going well out of their way to help each other out. Its really something special, and something to be proud of. Thank you to everyone for your patience, understanding and resilient spirits as our communities overcome adversity.Image attachmentImage attachment

The lake at East Park remains under a harmful algal bloom warning, which means a bloom is present or expected. The park is open, but swim beach areas are closed, and motorized boating is not allowed.

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

Please follow these recommendations if you visit East Park:

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

The Kansas Department of Health and Environment uses three categories to classify harmful algal bloom notices: watch, warning and hazard. When there is a change in status, we will share that here and on our website.

For more info from the KDHE on harmful algal blooms: www.kdhe.ks.gov/777/Harmful-Algal-Blooms
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The lake at East Park remains under a harmful algal bloom warning, which means a bloom is present or expected. The park is open, but swim beach areas are closed, and motorized boating is not allowed.

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

Please follow these recommendations if you visit East Park:

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

The Kansas Department of Health and Environment uses three categories to classify harmful algal bloom notices: watch, warning and hazard. When there is a change in status, we will share that here and on our website.

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

Excited to be at the Networked for Change Conference in Wichita. #networkkansas #kseshipPhotos from Healthy Harvey Coalition's post ... See moreSee less

Excited to be at the Networked for Change Conference in Wichita.  #networkkansas #KSESHIPImage attachmentImage attachment

We postponed this week's #maxmondaysinmay post to today. Monday, and much of this week, has been a rough one for many in the communities we serve. Hopefully a moment of K-9 Max can bring a smile of reprieve, so the first pic is Max upset with Deputy Skyler Hinton for interrupting his episode of Scooby Doo.

Actually, that picture is Max in the hotel while he was out of town doing certifications. Hinton and Max certify through the Heart of America Police Dog Association, which includes Kansas, Iowa and Missouri. They certify each October. Max is certified in narcotics, including methamphetamine, heroin, cocaine, MDMA and fentanyl. He is also certified in patrol work, including obedience, tracking, article and evidence searches, building and area searches and apprehension. Hinton and Max placed second in patrol certification!

Hinton and Max regularly train all year to keep their skills sharp and updated on best practices. They train a minimum of 16 hours each month, and typically do more than that, but still make plenty of time for relaxation.

Thanks for checking out our belated #maxmondaysinmay post, aka our first #maxmondaysinmayonathursday post. You can follow Max's everyday adventures at K-9 Max.Photos from Harvey County Sheriff's Office's post
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We postponed this weeks #MaxMondaysInMay post to today. Monday, and much of this week, has been a rough one for many in the communities we serve. Hopefully a moment of K-9 Max can bring a smile of reprieve, so the first pic is Max upset with Deputy Skyler Hinton for interrupting his episode of Scooby Doo.

Actually, that picture is Max in the hotel while he was out of town doing certifications. Hinton and Max certify through the Heart of America Police Dog Association, which includes Kansas, Iowa and Missouri. They certify each October. Max is certified in narcotics, including methamphetamine, heroin, cocaine, MDMA and fentanyl. He is also certified in patrol work, including obedience, tracking, article and evidence searches, building and area searches and apprehension. Hinton and Max placed second in patrol certification!

Hinton and Max regularly train all year to keep their skills sharp and updated on best practices. They train a minimum of 16 hours each month, and typically do more than that, but still make plenty of time for relaxation.

Thanks for checking out our belated #MaxMondaysInMay post, aka our first #MaxMondaysInMayOnAThursday post. You can follow Maxs everyday adventures at K-9 Max.Image attachment

Here are some important dates to know for the 2024 primary election.

The deadline to change party affiliation for the primary is June 3 at noon. This is also the candidate filing deadline. The primary election will be held Aug. 6.

More election info is available on our website: www.hvcoksvote.gov/2024-election-info
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Here are some important dates to know for the 2024 primary election.

The deadline to change party affiliation for the primary is June 3 at noon. This is also the candidate filing deadline. The primary election will be held Aug. 6. 

More election info is available on our website: https://www.hvcoksvote.gov/2024-election-info

Sunday night's storms made a dent on our three parks, but we've worked hard to clear debris the past two days to get the grounds ready for camping, fishing, hiking and more. Always proud of our staff here for being up to the challenge as we get ready to welcome visitors for the Memorial Day weekend.

The power has been restored at West Park. The bait shop has been restocked and will be ready for customers through the holiday weekend, as will the East Park bait shop.

At this time, the lake at East Park remains under a harmful algal bloom warning. If that status changes heading into the weekend, we will update here and on our website. Until then, please continue to follow precautions if you visit East Park (Camp Hawk and West Park are not affected): www.kdhe.ks.gov/777/Harmful-Algal-BloomsSunday night's storms made a dent on our three parks, but we've worked hard to clear debris the past two days to get the grounds ready for camping, fishing, hiking and more. Always proud of our staff here for being up to the challenge as we get ready to welcome visitors for the Memorial Day weekend.

The power has been restored at West Park. The bait shop has been restocked and will be ready for customers through the holiday weekend, as will the East Park bait shop.

At this time, the lake at East Park remains under a harmful algal bloom warning. If that status changes heading into the weekend, we will update here and on our website. Until then, please continue to follow precautions if you visit East Park (Camp Hawk and West Park are not affected): www.kdhe.ks.gov/777/Harmful-Algal-Blooms
... See moreSee less

Sunday nights storms made a dent on our three parks, but weve worked hard to clear debris the past two days to get the grounds ready for camping, fishing, hiking and more. Always proud of our staff here for being up to the challenge as we get ready to welcome visitors for the Memorial Day weekend. 

The power has been restored at West Park. The bait shop has been restocked and will be ready for customers through the holiday weekend, as will the East Park bait shop.

At this time, the lake at East Park remains under a harmful algal bloom warning. If that status changes heading into the weekend, we will update here and on our website. Until then, please continue to follow precautions if you visit East Park (Camp Hawk and West Park are not affected): https://www.kdhe.ks.gov/777/Harmful-Algal-Blooms
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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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