Harvey County News

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Have you caught our video yet? This is the first one that showcases what the coalition has been doing in Harvey County over the past 10 years.

What good changes have you seen or been a part of in the county?Revised draft of the first coalition video
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Healthy Harvey Coalition Overview (June 20 Version)Revised draft of the first coalition video ... See moreSee less

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The Harvey County Food & Farm Council has been a part of the Healthy Harvey Coalition's work over the past 10 years!

So many Harvey County residents and agency partners have worked to create a healthier Harvey County that we wanted to showcase a bit of it!!Revised draft of the first coalition video
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Mosquitoes can transmit a variety of viruses so it's important to be prepared to keep you and your family mosquito-bite free. Avoid mosquito bites by following the three Ds:

🦟 DRAIN – Eliminate standing water where mosquitoes live and breed.
🦟 DRESS – Cover your skin with clothing when outdoors.
🦟 DEET – Use insect repellents that contain DEET or other EPA-approved repellents.

Learn more about how to avoid mosquito bites from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency: bit.ly/2NpDEah
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Summer is the perfect time to skip the canned and frozen aisle and check out the delicious, in-season fresh fruits and vegetables coming to your local grocery stores and farmers markets. Learn more about the benefits of adding more color to your diet at bit.ly/45zxgEI. ... See moreSee less

Hot conditions are expected during the afternoon hours today and Tuesday for Harvey County with expected temperatures to hover around 100 degrees. Stay safe and try to limit outdoor exposure during the hottest part of the day, take plenty of breaks, and drink plenty of fluids.Photos from Harvey County Emergency Management's post ... See moreSee less

Hot conditions are expected during the afternoon hours today and Tuesday for Harvey County with expected temperatures to hover around 100 degrees. Stay safe and try to limit outdoor exposure during the hottest part of the day, take plenty of breaks, and drink plenty of fluids.Image attachmentImage attachment

Quitting can mean more funds to spoil your fur baby. Don't have a fur baby? Caring Hands Humane Society could use the extra help.Calling a quitline connects you to resources like quit coaches, quit-smoking medications, and tips for managing nicotine withdrawal symptoms. Quitlines are proven to increase your chances of quitting successfully and staying quit. Visit CDC.gov/quit 📞 ... See moreSee less

Quitting can mean more funds to spoil your fur baby. Dont have a fur baby? Caring Hands Humane Society could use the extra help.

If you're visiting West Park over the next few weeks, you may encounter road work north of the park on Northwest 36th, but the park will still be welcoming visitors. Please be patient as the road undergoes an appreciated makeover!Photos from Harvey County Government's post ... See moreSee less

If youre visiting West Park over the next few weeks, you may encounter road work north of the park on Northwest 36th, but the park will still be welcoming visitors. Please be patient as the road undergoes an appreciated makeover!Image attachment

Road and Bridge's hot mix asphalt overlay program for 2024 will start Monday.

The project will begin on West Dutch Avenue, starting at North Halstead Road and progressing toward the Hesston city limit. After that, work will move to Northwest 36th Street, from Harvey County West Park eastward toward North Halstead Road.

Roadways will remain open to traffic during the project. Traffic will be controlled and directed by flaggers and pilot car. Residents will have access to their properties throughout the overlay program, but delays may be possible.

The HMA overlay will be completed by Pearson Construction. The work is anticipated to be fulfilled in 35 working days, contingent on weather. Please drive safe and allow the road crews space to complete these improvements.Photos from Harvey County Government's post
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Road and Bridges hot mix asphalt overlay program for 2024 will start Monday. 

The project will begin on West Dutch Avenue, starting at North Halstead Road and progressing toward the Hesston city limit. After that, work will move to Northwest 36th Street, from Harvey County West Park eastward toward North Halstead Road.

Roadways will remain open to traffic during the project. Traffic will be controlled and directed by flaggers and pilot car. Residents will have access to their properties throughout the overlay program, but delays may be possible.

The HMA overlay will be completed by Pearson Construction. The work is anticipated to be fulfilled in 35 working days, contingent on weather. Please drive safe and allow the road crews space to complete these improvements.Image attachment

Photos from Mennonite Farmer's postPhotos from Mennonite Farmer's post ... See moreSee less

Happy first day of summer from Main Street, Newton, Kansas, USA. ☀ 🇺🇸 ... See moreSee less

Happy first day of summer from Main Street, Newton, Kansas, USA. ☀ 🇺🇸

Busy week as new camera equipment is installed in our vehicles. The cameras, through Axon Enterprise, are being installed in 14 vehicles. This equipment upgrade provides several enhancements, including syncing with our body-worn cameras, livestream communications and routine GPS location updates through our body cameras. We're excited to have the safety features of this project put in place!Photos from Harvey County Sheriff's Office's post ... See moreSee less

Busy week as new camera equipment is installed in our vehicles. The cameras, through Axon Enterprise, are being installed in 14 vehicles. This equipment upgrade provides several enhancements, including syncing with our body-worn cameras, livestream communications and routine GPS location updates through our body cameras. Were excited to have the safety features of this project put in place!Image attachment

Looking for a career change or a new work environment? We're hiring for a few different positions! For more information about our open positions or to submit an application, please visit www.ksgovjobs.com

We're hiring for a ...

🚓 Deputy (Sheriff's Office)
🏠 Deputy Appraiser (Appraiser's Office)
☎️ Dispatcher (Communications)
👮 Detention Deputy (Detention Center).Looking for a career change or a new work environment? We're hiring for a few different positions! For more information about our open positions or to submit an application, please visit www.ksgovjobs.com

We're hiring for a ...

🚓 Deputy (Sheriff's Office)
🏠 Deputy Appraiser (Appraiser's Office)
☎️ Dispatcher (Communications)
👮 Detention Deputy (Detention Center).
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Looking for a career change or a new work environment? Were hiring for a few different positions! For more information about our open positions or to submit an application, please visit www.ksgovjobs.com

Were hiring for a ...

🚓 Deputy (Sheriffs Office)
🏠 Deputy Appraiser (Appraisers Office)
☎️ Dispatcher (Communications)
👮 Detention Deputy (Detention Center).

Here's a reminder of a few key dates to know for the 2024 primary election. Election Day for the primary is Aug. 6.

The voter registration deadline for the primary is July 16. You can register to vote, or check your registration, here: www.ksvotes.orgHere's a reminder of a few key dates to know for the 2024 primary election. Election Day for the primary is Aug. 6.

The voter registration deadline for the primary is July 16. You can register to vote, or check your registration, here: www.ksvotes.org
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Heres a reminder of a few key dates to know for the 2024 primary election. Election Day for the primary is Aug. 6.

The voter registration deadline for the primary is July 16. You can register to vote, or check your registration, here: https://www.ksvotes.org

We are excited to announce that Newton will be receiving one of Kansas' Residential Opportunities on Main Street (ROOMS) Grants! There were eight $50,000 grants awarded to Designated Kansas Main Street communities for upper floor residential units in downtown buildings. Congratulations to the Voelker Property at 129-133 W 6th. Street for being awarded a ROOMS Grant. We can't wait to see the 8 new apartments!

Learn more and view awardees: bit.ly/3RyVgSG

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Gusting winds during the day will turn to storms this afternoon across Harvey County. This front is expected to develop around 4:00 pm and track slowly across central Kansas, heading southeast this evening. The stronger storms will be capable of half dollar size hail, downburst winds to 65 mph along with heavy rain that may lead to localized flooding. ... See moreSee less

Gusting winds during the day will turn to storms this afternoon across Harvey County. This front is expected to develop around 4:00 pm and track slowly across central Kansas, heading southeast this evening. The stronger storms will be capable of half dollar size hail, downburst winds to 65 mph along with heavy rain that may lead to localized flooding.

With a beautiful but HOT summer start to the week, showers and storms are expected to return to Harvey County on Tuesday and Wednesday. Temperatures should remain near normal through Friday before heating up as we head into the weekend with potential showers Saturday evening. ... See moreSee less

With a beautiful but HOT summer start to the week, showers and storms are expected to return to Harvey County on Tuesday and Wednesday. Temperatures should remain near normal through Friday before heating up as we head into the weekend with potential showers Saturday evening.

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/
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Firework regulations in Harvey County for 2024

2024/06/24

Municipalities throughout Harvey County set the days, times and restrictions...

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...

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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