Total cases in Kansas
(as of Feb. 26)
293,663
Total cases in Harvey County
(as of Feb. 25)
3,361
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Today we say goodbye to a friend and brother. Rest in Peace Levi, we miss you so much. ... See moreSee less

The funeral for Newton Police Department Sgt. Levi Minkevitch is Friday. Many of our deputies will be attending the procession and services scheduled throughout the day. If you see our neighbors from the Sedgwick County Sheriff's Office and the Kansas Highway Patrol in Newton and throughout Harvey County during that time, it's because they're helping cover law enforcement in the county so that we can spend our time honoring Levi. There's nothing quite like having law enforcement friends willing to help out anytime you need them - which sounds a lot like the person we're paying our respects to tomorrow.

Here is more information on Levi's services from the Newton Police Department:

Funeral services for Sgt. Levi Minkevitch are private; however, the family would like to provide the community an opportunity to pay their respects by lining the processional route during Levi’s final patrol.

The procession will begin near SE 14th and Kansas at approximately 11:45 AM on Friday, Feb. 26. The procession will continue north to N Main and then east on East Broadway. Community members are invited to line the procession route to show support to Levi, his family, and the law enforcement community.The funeral for Newton Police Department Sgt. Levi Minkevitch is Friday. Many of our deputies will be attending the procession and services scheduled throughout the day. If you see our neighbors from the Sedgwick County Sheriff's Office and the Kansas Highway Patrol in Newton and throughout Harvey County during that time, it's because they're helping cover law enforcement in the county so that we can spend our time honoring Levi. There's nothing quite like having law enforcement friends willing to help out anytime you need them - which sounds a lot like the person we're paying our respects to tomorrow.

Here is more information on Levi's services from the Newton Police Department:

Funeral services for Sgt. Levi Minkevitch are private; however, the family would like to provide the community an opportunity to pay their respects by lining the processional route during Levi’s final patrol.

The procession will begin near SE 14th and Kansas at approximately 11:45 AM on Friday, Feb. 26. The procession will continue north to N Main and then east on East Broadway. Community members are invited to line the procession route to show support to Levi, his family, and the law enforcement community.
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The funeral for Newton Police Department Sgt. Levi Minkevitch is Friday. Many of our deputies will be attending the procession and services scheduled throughout the day. If you see our neighbors from the Sedgwick County Sheriffs Office and the Kansas Highway Patrol in Newton and throughout Harvey County during that time, its because theyre helping cover law enforcement in the county so that we can spend our time honoring Levi. Theres nothing quite like having law enforcement friends willing to help out anytime you need them - which sounds a lot like the person were paying our respects to tomorrow.

Here is more information on Levis services from the Newton Police Department: 

Funeral services for Sgt. Levi Minkevitch are private; however, the family would like to provide the community an opportunity to pay their respects by lining the processional route during Levi’s final patrol. 

The procession will begin near SE 14th and Kansas at approximately 11:45 AM on Friday, Feb. 26. The procession will continue north to N Main and then east on East Broadway. Community members are invited to line the procession route to show support to Levi, his family, and the law enforcement community.

1 day ago

Harvey County

#HesstonStrong ❤️🤍🖤Five years ago, a gunman killed three people and injured several others in an incident that began in Newton and ended at Excel Industries in Hesston. The actions were unconscionable and unspeakably tragic, leaving a scar many people in our communities still feel to this day. Our thoughts continue to be with the victims and their families.

There are few silver linings to an event like this. However, the event showed that heroes are among us, ready to respond in the darkest of moments. It showed the resilience of our community support systems. And it showed that the people of Harvey County are always ready to help one another when we need it most.

We are #Hesstonstrong, today and every day.
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#HesstonStrong ❤️🤍🖤

Five years ago, a gunman killed three people and injured several others in an incident that began in Newton and ended at Excel Industries in Hesston. The actions were unconscionable and unspeakably tragic, leaving a scar many people in our communities still feel to this day. Our thoughts continue to be with the victims and their families.

There are few silver linings to an event like this. However, the event showed that heroes are among us, ready to respond in the darkest of moments. It showed the resilience of our community support systems. And it showed that the people of Harvey County are always ready to help one another when we need it most.

We are #HesstonStrong, today and every day.
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Five years ago, a gunman killed three people and injured several others in an incident that began in Newton and ended at Excel Industries in Hesston. The actions were unconscionable and unspeakably tragic, leaving a scar many people in our communities still feel to this day. Our thoughts continue to be with the victims and their families.

There are few silver linings to an event like this. However, the event showed that heroes are among us, ready to respond in the darkest of moments. It showed the resilience of our community support systems. And it showed that the people of Harvey County are always ready to help one another when we need it most. 

We are #Hesstonstrong, today and every day.

2 days ago

Harvey County

Statewide tornado drill is next week 🗓🌪Severe Weather Awareness Week is next week, March 1-5. That includes the statewide tornado drill, scheduled for March 2 at 10 a.m.

We encourage all residents and businesses to recognize the importance of the tornado drill, but we also understand the need to keep COVID-19 precautions in mind. It's not ideal to gather everyone into one room, but at least consider communicating and reviewing your organization's shelter options with your employees and staff, whether that's at their work stations, email, or however best fits your capabilities.

It's a great reminder with the spring storm season just around the corner!
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Statewide tornado drill is next week 🗓🌪

2 days ago

Harvey County Emergency Management

Harvey County Emergency Management's cover photo ... See moreSee less

Severe Weather Awareness Week is next week, March 1-5. That includes the statewide tornado drill, scheduled for March 2 at 10 a.m.

We encourage all residents and businesses to recognize the importance of the tornado drill, but we also understand the need to keep COVID-19 precautions in mind. It's not ideal to gather everyone into one room, but at least consider communicating and reviewing your organization's shelter options with your employees and staff, whether that's at their work stations, email, or however best fits your capabilities.

It's a great reminder with the spring storm season just around the corner!Severe Weather Awareness Week is next week, March 1-5. That includes the statewide tornado drill, scheduled for March 2 at 10 a.m.

We encourage all residents and businesses to recognize the importance of the tornado drill, but we also understand the need to keep COVID-19 precautions in mind. It's not ideal to gather everyone into one room, but at least consider communicating and reviewing your organization's shelter options with your employees and staff, whether that's at their work stations, email, or however best fits your capabilities.

It's a great reminder with the spring storm season just around the corner!
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Severe Weather Awareness Week is next week, March 1-5. That includes the statewide tornado drill, scheduled for March 2 at 10 a.m.

We encourage all residents and businesses to recognize the importance of the tornado drill, but we also understand the need to keep COVID-19 precautions in mind. Its not ideal to gather everyone into one room, but at least consider communicating and reviewing your organizations shelter options with your employees and staff, whether thats at their work stations, email, or however best fits your capabilities. 

Its a great reminder with the spring storm season just around the corner!

2 days ago

Healthy Harvey Coalition

Another video from Dr. Mike!

#bcbskspathways#bcbskspathways

HMC Med Kitchen | Episode 3: Roasted Pork Loin & Fall Veggies
HMC Med Kitchen | Episode 3: Roasted Pork Loin & Fall Veggies
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Harvey County Commission Chairman George "Chip" Westfall signed a local disaster emergency declaration today in regard to winter storms that affected the county this past week. The disaster declaration identifies damage to property or economic hardships due to the weather conditions.

The intent of the disaster declaration is to alert the state government, as well as state legislators, of the impact the conditions have had on our communities. It provides an avenue for municipalities to convey the financial challenges they may face due to the circumstances created by the winter storms.
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2020 Annual Report
51,320 CAD Calls for Service; down 11.68% from 2019, biggest drop in our history. While Disturbances, Suicides and Grass Fires were way up, most other activities dropped significantly. For instance, Traffic Stops by Officers dropped over 3,700.
Phone Calls: 104,993 total calls (up from 102,743), 29,669 9-1-1 calls (up from 29, 250). Wireless calls now make up 79% of 9-1-1 calls. VOIP calls jumped from 2,328 to 3,649! We had 19 text calls. 99.5% of 9-1-1 calls are answered on the first ring. None rang more than 3 times.
Busiest hour: 4pm. Slowest hour: 3am. Busiest period: Jan 22 from 1pm-2pm with 43 9-1-1 calls.
Teletype: 920, 577 activities (down from 1,051,364). Kansas and Out of State inquiries were down considerably; Stolen articles and license plates and PFA entries were up.
Staff: We have over 200 years experience in our Center; 2 with over 30 years, 3 in the mid teens, 11 with 5-10 years and 5 with less than 5 years.
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3 days ago

Harvey County

Harvey County Commission Chairman George "Chip" Westfall signed a local disaster emergency declaration today in regard to winter storms that affected the county this past week. The disaster declaration identifies damage to property or economic hardships due to the weather conditions.

The intent of the disaster declaration is to alert the state government, as well as state legislators, of the impact the conditions have had on our communities. It provides an avenue for municipalities to convey the financial challenges they may face due to the circumstances created by the winter storms.Harvey County Commission Chairman George "Chip" Westfall signed a local disaster emergency declaration today in regard to winter storms that affected the county this past week. The disaster declaration identifies damage to property or economic hardships due to the weather conditions.

The intent of the disaster declaration is to alert the state government, as well as state legislators, of the impact the conditions have had on our communities. It provides an avenue for municipalities to convey the financial challenges they may face due to the circumstances created by the winter storms.
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Harvey County Commission Chairman George Chip Westfall signed a local disaster emergency declaration today in regard to winter storms that affected the county this past week. The disaster declaration identifies damage to property or economic hardships due to the weather conditions.

The intent of the disaster declaration is to alert the state government, as well as state legislators, of the impact the conditions have had on our communities. It provides an avenue for municipalities to convey the financial challenges they may face due to the circumstances created by the winter storms.

Virtual movie and panel - sounds like a great way to get motivated for spring biking! ... See moreSee less

Thinking about doing a container garden or putting in some raised beds this year? Check this out!

#kdhecdrr #healthyKS #bcbskspathways
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Small horse came to visit us this morning....Newton ACO Lyndsey and Bear. ... See moreSee less

Small horse came to visit us this morning....Newton ACO Lyndsey and Bear.

CS2021 Election - Leroy Koehn filed a candidate declaration for the office of Newton City Commission. ... See moreSee less

FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 19
For those with COVID19 Vaccination appointments today (2/19) with Harvey County Health Department, they have been postponed.

There were weather delays in receiving the shipment of vaccine. You will be called for the next available appointment.
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County commission updates mass gathering limits

2021/02/9

(Feb. 9, 2021)The Harvey County Commission has loosened the requirements...

Appraiser's Office publishes 2021 market study analysis

2021/02/2

The Harvey County Appraiser's Office has published the findings of...

Harvey County, Health Ministries partner for COVID-19 vaccinations

2021/01/26

The Harvey County Health Department and Health Ministries have partnered...

Elected officials take oath of office

2021/01/14

Officials elected to hold office for Harvey County were sworn...

County commissioner Ron Krehbiel passes away

2021/01/9

Harvey County Commissioner Ron Krehbiel passed away Jan. 9. He...

Commission extends local health order on mass gathering limit

2021/01/5

The Harvey County Commission voted to extend a local health...

What we did in 2020

2020/12/28

Harvey County Administration annually presents a year-end document to the...

County commission sets mass gathering limit at 10

2020/11/24

The Harvey County Commission implemented a local health order to...

Election board completes 2020 general election canvass

2020/11/12

The results of the 2020 general election have been finalized...

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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