Harvey County News

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Just a few more days! Come see us early next week at one of our TWO locations. Fun activities and free meals (see details below). More info at www.peaceconnections.org/SEAK ... See moreSee less

We are excited to welcome Sara from Newton Public Library to SEAK Monday morning at 11:30a at New Creation Fellowship for a fun activity, followed by a meal, catered by Breadbasket at 12:00p. FREE Activity and Lunch for anyone ages 1-18.
More info at www.peaceconnections.org/SEAK
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A "shout-out" to our agent Jennifer who totally deserves to be recognized for all she has done for our community in the last year! She was featured in the Chamber newsletter this month! We sure enjoy her in our office! ... See moreSee less

We've learned so much about COVID-19 since it arrived in 2020. Unlike the flu, we now have home tests to help control the spread of COVID-19.

Need more home tests...KDHE will end its partnership with Project ACT for free COVID-19 tests on June 30, 2023. These free tests are available to Kansans in all zip codes in the state. You can visit AccessCovidTests.org to order free, rapid, at-home COVID-19 test kits that will be shipped directly to your doorstep.
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Every month is a good month to visit your local parks, but June happens to be #GreatOutdoorsMonth, which encourages everyone to enjoy some time outside. Rain or shine - yes, it really has rained a little bit this week, we can hardly believe it - our parks are open for exploring.

Whether you're visiting to hike a trail, camp with friends or to cast a fishing line out, there are many ways to adventure in our parks. Here's a map for Camp Hawk, West Park and East Park to help you navigate your county park land.

You can also find the maps of our parks on our website: www.harveycounty.com/images/parks/Harvey%20County%20Parks%20combined%20maps.jpgPhotos from Harvey County Parks's post
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Every month is a good month to visit your local parks, but June happens to be #GreatOutdoorsMonth, which encourages everyone to enjoy some time outside. Rain or shine - yes, it really has rained a little bit this week, we can hardly believe it - our parks are open for exploring. 

Whether youre visiting to hike a trail, camp with friends or to cast a fishing line out, there are many ways to adventure in our parks. Heres a map for Camp Hawk, West Park and East Park to help you navigate your county park land.

You can also find the maps of our parks on our website: https://www.harveycounty.com/images/parks/Harvey%20County%20Parks%20combined%20maps.jpgImage attachmentImage attachment

Election Day is Nov. 7!The filing deadline for candidates to declare for the 2023 election has passed. This election includes local city and school board offices. Here's a look at the candidates that filed. There will not be any primary elections for Harvey County-based districts.

Election Day for the general election is Nov. 7.

Early in-person voting will begin Oct. 24.

The voter registration deadline for the general election is Oct. 17.
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Election Day is Nov. 7!

At our Walk&Roll and Placemaking meetings, we have been talking about doing something around Meridian in Newton. We are happy to see other community members thinking alike.

#KDHECDRRCome over to the West Side!
On Saturday, June 10, we will be celebrating the west Newton community with a block party that is free to all! If you call west Newton home, this party is for you! You don't live in west Newton? No worries! Come join the fun anyway!
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At our Walk&Roll and Placemaking meetings, we have been talking about doing something around Meridian in Newton. We are happy to see other community members thinking alike. 

#KDHECDRR

The filing deadline for candidates to declare for the 2023 election has passed. This election includes local city and school board offices. Here's a look at the candidates that filed. There will not be any primary elections for Harvey County-based districts.

Election Day for the general election is Nov. 7.

Early in-person voting will begin Oct. 24.

The voter registration deadline for the general election is Oct. 17.The filing deadline for candidates to declare for the 2023 election has passed. This election includes local city and school board offices. Here's a look at the candidates that filed. There will not be any primary elections for Harvey County-based districts.

Election Day for the general election is Nov. 7.

Early in-person voting will begin Oct. 24.

The voter registration deadline for the general election is Oct. 17.
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The filing deadline for candidates to declare for the 2023 election has passed. This election includes local city and school board offices. Heres a look at the candidates that filed. There will not be any primary elections for Harvey County-based districts.

Election Day for the general election is Nov. 7. 

Early in-person voting will begin Oct. 24. 

The voter registration deadline for the general election is Oct. 17.

πŸ‘€ Cool opportunity for some young artists! πŸ–Photos from Harvey County Sheriff's Office's post ... See moreSee less

πŸ‘€ Cool opportunity for some young artists! πŸ–Image attachment

If you are needing help getting your pile of laundry clean, come visit us tonight at Sunshine Laundry and we can help you tackle it. Other resources (and snacks!) available! ... See moreSee less

City/School Election 2023 Candidate Filing:

John E. Wetig, Jr. filed a candidate declaration for the office of Hesston USD 460 school board member.
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City/School Election 2023 Candidate Filing:

Dylan Warden filed a candidate declaration for the office of Hesston USD 460 school board member.
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City/School Election 2023 Candidate Filing:

Scott Swartzendruber filed a candidate declaration for the office of Hesston USD 460 school board member.
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Look at the awesome idea Harvey County Sheriff's Office has for some summer fun. We can't wait to see what all the blossoming artist in our area have in store. πŸ‘©β€πŸŽ¨Photos from Harvey County Sheriff's Office's post ... See moreSee less

Look at the awesome idea Harvey County Sheriffs Office has for some summer fun. We cant wait to see what all the blossoming artist in our area have in store. πŸ‘©β€πŸŽ¨Image attachment

We've been thinking we could use some new dΓ©cor around the office, and you know who makes amazing artwork? Kids! Kids artwork is A-plus stuff. There's not much better as a first responder than to get to interact with kids in our community, so we're inviting all our local kiddos to participate in a little coloring contest.

We'll list a bunch of the details below, but the big picture here is to provide a small, fun summertime activity for kids and encourage them to feel comfortable approaching and talking to their local firefighters, EMTs, police officers and other emergency personnel (and for our part, getting to see a bunch of kids' artwork will bring a lot of smiles around the office). At the end of our contest, we're going to pick a local kiddo to take to breakfast and get a ride in a vehicle from a first responder!

OK, detail stuff:

Any kid can color in the coloring sheet, and if they'd like to be eligible for our prize, fill out the contact info on the back of the page (only so we can let the parent/guardian know the child won the contest). Children ages 12 and under are eligible to win. Kids from outside Harvey County are welcome to participate, but we'll pick a winner that lives in Harvey County. It is free to participate.

There's a lot of ways to pick up or return a coloring sheet. You can do both at the Harvey County Law Enforcement Center, 120 E. Seventh St. in Newton (you can mail them to this address if you'd like). They'll also be available at various locations throughout Harvey County, including the Newton Public Library. The coloring sheet (front and back) is included on this post. It can also be downloaded off our website: www.harveycounty.com/images/news/Harvey%20County%20first%20responders%20coloring%20sheet.pdf

We'll take artwork anytime between now and July 31 at 5 p.m. In August, we'll assemble an esteemed panel of judges to determine who created the greatest masterpiece.

We hope y'all have fun with this. Good luck - we're super excited to see your work!Photos from Harvey County Sheriff's Office's post
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Weve been thinking we could use some new dΓ©cor around the office, and you know who makes amazing artwork? Kids! Kids artwork is A-plus stuff. Theres not much better as a first responder than to get to interact with kids in our community, so were inviting all our local kiddos to participate in a little coloring contest.

Well list a bunch of the details below, but the big picture here is to provide a small, fun summertime activity for kids and encourage them to feel comfortable approaching and talking to their local firefighters, EMTs, police officers and other emergency personnel (and for our part, getting to see a bunch of kids artwork will bring a lot of smiles around the office). At the end of our contest, were going to pick a local kiddo to take to breakfast and get a ride in a vehicle from a first responder!

OK, detail stuff: 

Any kid can color in the coloring sheet, and if theyd like to be eligible for our prize, fill out the contact info on the back of the page (only so we can let the parent/guardian know the child won the contest). Children ages 12 and under are eligible to win. Kids from outside Harvey County are welcome to participate, but well pick a winner that lives in Harvey County. It is free to participate. 

Theres a lot of ways to pick up or return a coloring sheet. You can do both at the Harvey County Law Enforcement Center, 120 E. Seventh St. in Newton (you can mail them to this address if youd like). Theyll also be available at various locations throughout Harvey County, including the Newton Public Library. The coloring sheet (front and back) is included on this post. It can also be downloaded off our website: https://www.harveycounty.com/images/news/Harvey%20County%20first%20responders%20coloring%20sheet.pdf 

Well take artwork anytime between now and July 31 at 5 p.m. In August, well assemble an esteemed panel of judges to determine who created the greatest masterpiece. 

We hope yall have fun with this. Good luck - were super excited to see your work!Image attachment

With Summer fun ahead, did you know what you dress your swimmers in can be a safety benefit? Dressing them in bright colors can make them visible in water. The water safety company ALIVE Solutions Inc. has conducted a study to show just how beneficial it can be. So BE BRIGHT !Photos from Harvey County Emergency Management's post ... See moreSee less

With Summer fun ahead, did you know what you dress your swimmers in can be a safety benefit? Dressing them in bright colors can make them visible in water. The water safety company ALIVE Solutions Inc. has conducted a study to show just how beneficial it can be. So BE BRIGHT !Image attachment

The National Weather Service in Wichita has issued a new "Severe Thunderstorm Warning" until 6:30 PM for Harvey County. At 5:33 PM, a severe thunderstorm was located over Burrton, KS. moving southeast at 15 mph. 60 mph wind gusts and quarter size hail can be expected.The National Weather Service in Wichita has issued a new "Severe Thunderstorm Warning" until 6:30 PM for Harvey County. At 5:33 PM, a severe thunderstorm was located over Burrton, KS. moving southeast at 15 mph. 60 mph wind gusts and quarter size hail can be expected. ... See moreSee less

The National Weather Service in Wichita has issued a new Severe Thunderstorm Warning until 6:30 PM for Harvey County. At 5:33 PM, a severe thunderstorm was located over Burrton, KS. moving southeast at 15 mph. 60 mph wind gusts and quarter size hail can be expected.

Scattered storms will remain early this evening (5/30/2023) with hail up to quarter size and 50 mph winds possible. Chances for brief heavy rain with this stronger activity has increased. Keep your eyes on the skies, and have multiple ways of receiving weather alerts available. ... See moreSee less

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Join the kids' coloring contest to recognize first responders

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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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