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Happy National Bike to Work Day!

National Bike to Work Day promotes the bicycle as a healthy and safe alternative for commuting to work. Instead of driving today, try biking – it's good for the environment, your health and your wallet!Happy National Bike to Work Day!

National Bike to Work Day promotes the bicycle as a healthy and safe alternative for commuting to work. Instead of driving today, try biking – it's good for the environment, your health and your wallet!
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Happy National Bike to Work Day! 

National Bike to Work Day promotes the bicycle as a healthy and safe alternative for commuting to work. Instead of driving today, try biking – its good for the environment, your health and your wallet!

UPDATE: Traffic has reopened on U.S. Highway 50 in both directions.

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First responders are working a two-vehicle accident at U.S. Highway 50 near Ridge Road due to a two-vehicle accident with injuries. That is an area east of Halstead and west of Newton.

Traffic will be limited and/or closed in both directions. Please avoid the area.
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Photos from Crawford County WIC's postPhotos from Crawford County WIC's post ... See moreSee less

Primary Election 2022 Candidate Filing:

Becky Reimer, Newton, filed as a Republican candidate for the office of Harvey County Commission, District 1.
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May 19th is Hepatitis Screening Day!

According to the CDSC, many people who have hepatitis don't experience any symptoms. There are some risk factors that you should consider including if you are pregnant, have used drugs intravenously, have unprotected sex, and more.

Find out if you should get tested for viral hepatitis and talk to your healthcare provider. bit.ly/3N1fHne

#MirrorInc #HepatitisAwarenessMonth
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Tomorrow is BIKE TO WORK DAY! Plan now for pedaling to work.

#NationalBikeMonth
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Tomorrow is BIKE TO WORK DAY!  Plan now for pedaling to work.

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We're joining 160 other law enforcement agencies for the state's annual Click It or Ticket campaign. From May 22 through June 4, we'll be putting extra emphasis on enforcing seat belt laws.

The purpose of the campaign is to reduce preventable traffic injuries and deaths that happen when unbelted drivers and passengers are involved in a crash. When you put on a seat belt in the front seat of your vehicle, the risk of a fatal injury in a crash is cut in half.

The Kansas Safety Belt Use Act and Kansas Child Passenger Safety Act are statutes that require vehicle occupants are appropriately restrained. But beyond the traffic laws, seat belts are a critical life safety tool. Seat belts save lives.

This campaign is supported by a grant from the Kansas Department of Transportation.We're joining 160 other law enforcement agencies for the state's annual Click It or Ticket campaign. From May 22 through June 4, we'll be putting extra emphasis on enforcing seat belt laws.

The purpose of the campaign is to reduce preventable traffic injuries and deaths that happen when unbelted drivers and passengers are involved in a crash. When you put on a seat belt in the front seat of your vehicle, the risk of a fatal injury in a crash is cut in half.

The Kansas Safety Belt Use Act and Kansas Child Passenger Safety Act are statutes that require vehicle occupants are appropriately restrained. But beyond the traffic laws, seat belts are a critical life safety tool. Seat belts save lives.

This campaign is supported by a grant from the Kansas Department of Transportation.
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Were joining 160 other law enforcement agencies for the states annual Click It or Ticket campaign. From May 22 through June 4, well be putting extra emphasis on enforcing seat belt laws.

The purpose of the campaign is to reduce preventable traffic injuries and deaths that happen when unbelted drivers and passengers are involved in a crash. When you put on a seat belt in the front seat of your vehicle, the risk of a fatal injury in a crash is cut in half.

The Kansas Safety Belt Use Act and Kansas Child Passenger Safety Act are statutes that require vehicle occupants are appropriately restrained. But beyond the traffic laws, seat belts are a critical life safety tool. Seat belts save lives.

This campaign is supported by a grant from the Kansas Department of Transportation.

Do you work or volunteer with tweens and teens? Check this out...

Mental Health First Aid training for those who work with YOUTH. FREE!* Space is limited.

REGISTER by emailing [email protected] OR CALL 316-284-6365.

TUESDAY, July 12
8:30AM - 5:00PM
215 S. Pine Street, Newton

*This training is funded in part by CDC under Federal Award Identification Number NU17CE924998-02-00.
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Do you work or volunteer with tweens and teens?  Check this out...

Mental Health First Aid training for those who work with YOUTH. FREE!* Space is limited. 

REGISTER by emailing BRADLEYEL@PVI.ORG OR CALL 316-284-6365.

TUESDAY, July 12
8:30AM - 5:00PM
215 S. Pine Street, Newton

*This training is funded in part by CDC under Federal Award Identification Number NU17CE924998-02-00.

Quitting smoking not only improves your physical health, it’s also proven to benefit your mental health. This #MentalHealthMonth, join us in raising awareness about the connection between smoking and mental health. Get tips for managing your mood: ms.spr.ly/6189bDUG7Quitting smoking not only improves your physical health, it’s also proven to benefit your mental health. This #MentalHealthMonth, join us in raising awareness about the connection between smoking and mental health. Get tips for managing your mood: ms.spr.ly/6189bDUG7 ... See moreSee less

Quitting smoking not only improves your physical health, it’s also proven to benefit your mental health. This #MentalHealthMonth, join us in raising awareness about the connection between smoking and mental health. Get tips for managing your mood: http://ms.spr.ly/6189bDUG7

Pregnant women and new moms...

Need a safe, confidential space to get help with maternal depression and other mental health needs?

Call or text 1-833-9-HELP4MOMS (1-833-943-5746) in English and Spanish. TTY Users can use a preferred relay service or dial 711 and then 1-833-943-5746.*

*Maternal Mental Health Hotline is not intended as an emergency response line and individuals in behavioral health crisis should continue to contact the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-TALK (8255).

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Harvey County

Road and Bridge has a culvert replacement project scheduled for Wednesday on South Hertzler Road, just north of Southwest 96th Street. That's west of the city of Sedgwick.

Hertzler Road will be closed to traffic in both directions between 84th and 96th streets during the work. This is expected to be a one-day project and will be completed Wednesday (as long as the weather cooperates).Road and Bridge has a culvert replacement project scheduled for Wednesday on South Hertzler Road, just north of Southwest 96th Street. That's west of the city of Sedgwick.

Hertzler Road will be closed to traffic in both directions between 84th and 96th streets during the work. This is expected to be a one-day project and will be completed Wednesday (as long as the weather cooperates).
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Road and Bridge has a culvert replacement project scheduled for Wednesday on South Hertzler Road, just north of Southwest 96th Street. Thats west of the city of Sedgwick.

Hertzler Road will be closed to traffic in both directions between 84th and 96th streets during the work. This is expected to be a one-day project and will be completed Wednesday (as long as the weather cooperates).

Are you 60+ and meet the guidelines in this post? If so, come on over for the Senior Farmers Market Nutrition Program on Wednesday, June 1, 9AM-3PM at the Newton Recreation Center.

The program gives you $ to use at the Harvey County Farmers' Market!!Are you 60+ and meet the guidelines in this post? If so, come on over for the Senior Farmers Market Nutrition Program on Wednesday, June 1, 9AM-3PM at the Newton Recreation Center.

The program gives you $ to use at the Harvey County Farmers' Market!!
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Are you 60+ and meet the guidelines in this post?  If so, come on over for the Senior Farmers Market Nutrition Program on Wednesday, June 1, 9AM-3PM at the Newton Recreation Center.

The program gives you $ to use at the Harvey County Farmers Market!!

Today (Monday) at noon, the Newton and North Newton outdoor warning sirens will be tested using the Tornado Warning siren instead of the normal Test siren and voice message. Repairs were recently completed on the sirens, and they need to be tested. The sirens will sound for 2 minutes.

The normal Monday noon test uses both a siren and a voice message (“This is a test”) and sounds for 2 minutes. A real Tornado Warning uses a siren only, no voice message, and sounds for 5 minutes. It is repeated if a confirmed threat continues to exist. But for this test today, we will shut them off after 2 minutes.

A note about tornado sirens: They are intended to be an outdoor warning device for those doing outdoor activities to take shelter. Inside your home, you should use a TV, radio, weather radio or the Harvey County Everbridge Mass Notification system to alert you to severe weather conditions.
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4 days ago

Harvey County

If you're in Newton or North Newton today around noon and you hear the outdoor warning sirens, it's just a maintenance test.Today (Monday) at noon, the Newton and North Newton outdoor warning sirens will be tested using the Tornado Warning siren instead of the normal Test siren and voice message. Repairs were recently completed on the sirens, and they need to be tested. The sirens will sound for 2 minutes.

The normal Monday noon test uses both a siren and a voice message (“This is a test”) and sounds for 2 minutes. A real Tornado Warning uses a siren only, no voice message, and sounds for 5 minutes. It is repeated if a confirmed threat continues to exist. But for this test today, we will shut them off after 2 minutes.

A note about tornado sirens: They are intended to be an outdoor warning device for those doing outdoor activities to take shelter. Inside your home, you should use a TV, radio, weather radio or the Harvey County Everbridge Mass Notification system to alert you to severe weather conditions.
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If youre in Newton or North Newton today around noon and you hear the outdoor warning sirens, its just a maintenance test.

Today kicks off National EMS Week, a week for us to give thanks to the individuals that provide aid to others during medical emergencies, any time or any day of the week.

Harvey County has a tremendous network of Fire/EMS agencies that support each other. These first responders are invaluable partners to the work we do here in Emergency Management, not to mention their continued efforts to aid our communities in times of need. Thanks to all of our local EMS professionals for your commitment to the health and well-being of others!
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Today kicks off National EMS Week, a week for us to give thanks to the individuals that provide aid to others during medical emergencies, any time or any day of the week.

Harvey County has a tremendous network of Fire/EMS agencies that support each other. These first responders are invaluable partners to the work we do here in Emergency Management, not to mention their continued efforts to aid our communities in times of need. Thanks to all of our local EMS professionals for your commitment to the health and well-being of others!

On Monday, May 16 at noon, the Newton and North Newton outdoor warning sirens will be tested using the Tornado Warning siren instead of the normal Test siren and voice message. This is due to recent repairs done on the sirens, and the need to test them. The sirens will sound for 2 minutes.


A few notes of clarification:

· The normal Monday noon test uses both a siren and a voice message “This is a Test” and sounds for 2 minutes.

· A Tornado Warning uses a siren only, no voice message, and sounds for 5 minutes. It is repeated if a confirmed threat continues to exist. For this test on Monday, we will shut them off after 2 minutes.

· We do not do an All Clear siren.

· The sirens are intended to be an outdoor warning device for those doing outdoor activities to take shelter. In your home, a TV, radio, weather radio or the Harvey County Everbridge Mass Notification system can alert you to severe weather conditions.

· If the skies are cloudy, the Monday test will be postponed to the following week.
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1 week ago

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Hesston Road project to continue farther northwest

2022/05/10

The improvement project on Hesston Road will move farther northwest...

Kingsley brings financial background to County

2022/04/6

Shannon Kingsley has been hired as the assistant county administrator...

Road and Bridge 2022 patching program underway

2022/04/1

Harvey County Road and Bridge has started its annual asphalt...

Rothe receives promotion to PZE director

2022/03/30

Karen Rothe has been promoted to director of the Harvey...

Hesston Road improvement project to begin in March

2022/03/9

An improvement project for Hesston Road is scheduled to begin...

County ends recycling services at Transfer Station

2022/03/9

The Harvey County Commission voted unanimously at its March 8...

County announces Anderson to lead Emergency Management

2022/03/2

Mike Anderson has been named the Harvey County Emergency Management...

County carries consistent fund balance into 2022

2022/02/25

Harvey County remained in a comfortable financial position as it...

County commission reviews, maintains district map

2022/01/21

(Published Jan. 21, 2022)The Harvey County Commission reviewed the map...

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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