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The Reno County Health Department will be offering an orientation class for those interested in becoming a childcare provider. The class will be held via Zoom on November 4th, 2021, from 3:00pm to 5:00pm. Reserve your spot by calling Michelle or Jeanette at 620-694-2900. The cost to attend this adult only class is $20.

Reminder: state law requires childcare to be given in regulated facilities.
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The Reno County Health Department will be offering an orientation class for those interested in becoming a childcare provider. The class will be held via Zoom on November 4th, 2021, from 3:00pm to 5:00pm. Reserve your spot by calling Michelle or Jeanette at 620-694-2900. The cost to attend this adult only class is $20.
 
Reminder: state law requires childcare to be given in regulated facilities.

Fairies walking through the woods! Kauffman Museum Thank you @Flint Hills FairiesPhotos from Healthy Harvey Coalition's post ... See moreSee less

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Have you seen our new bike fixit stations in Newton, Halstead, and North Newton thanks to the Pathways Initiative? (Hesston, Burrton, Sedgwick, Walton - coming soon!)
Here is a video from the Delta Bike Project in Mobile Alabama that will show you how they work!
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www.youtube.com/watch?v=TY00uERU2zcSee how a DERO Fixit station works
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Check out these safety tips for Halloween 2021.

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Early in-person voting is now open for the general election. Early in-person voting is available on the main floor of the Harvey County Courthouse in Newton.

We'll be here Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., as well as Saturday, Oct. 30 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Early in-person voting ends Monday, Nov. 1 at noon.

Poll sites will be open across Harvey County on Election Day, Nov. 2, from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.Early in-person voting is now open for the general election. Early in-person voting is available on the main floor of the Harvey County Courthouse in Newton.

We'll be here Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., as well as Saturday, Oct. 30 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Early in-person voting ends Monday, Nov. 1 at noon.

Poll sites will be open across Harvey County on Election Day, Nov. 2, from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.
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Early in-person voting is now open for the general election. Early in-person voting is available on the main floor of the Harvey County Courthouse in Newton.

Well be here Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., as well as Saturday, Oct. 30 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Early in-person voting ends Monday, Nov. 1 at noon. 

Poll sites will be open across Harvey County on Election Day, Nov. 2, from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.

A BNSF train has been broke down and blocking Newton crossings since before 6am. Efforts to fix the issue have not been successful and have led to additional crossings being blocked. At this point they don't have any estimate as to when it will move. ... See moreSee less

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Here is the weekly update from the Harvey County Health Department regarding COVID-19 in Harvey County:

Cases
◾️ Cases to date: 4,887 (97 new cases since Oct. 11)
◾️ Recovered to date: 4,700 (106 recovered since Oct. 11)
◾️ Known active cases: 107 (Down 9 since Oct. 11)
◾️ Deaths to date: 80
◾️ Current hospitalizations: 3

Testing
🔹 Two-week percent positivity: 7.5% (Down 0.3% since Oct. 11)
🔹 People tested to date: 21,319 (309 new people since Oct. 11)
🔹 Total PCR tests to date: 45,886 (980 new tests since Oct. 11)

Vaccinations
🔸 Residents vaccinated with one dose: 549.8 per 1,000 people
🔸 Residents 12+ vaccinated with one dose: 649.0 per 1,000 people

Additional local statistics can be found at any time on our COVID-19 dashboard: www.harveycounty.com/covid19stats
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Harvey County folks, it's by ZOOM! Check it out.Interested in being a childcare provider? Attend the childcare orientation class via Zoom on November 4, 2021, starting at 3:00pm. Reserve your spot by calling 620-694-2900. Ask for Michelle or Jeanette. Cost is $20 for the class. This class is offered for adults only please.” ... See moreSee less

Harvey County folks, its by ZOOM!  Check it out.

THIS SATURDAY- October 23, 10AM - 2PM. Drop off your old and unused medicines.

NO SHARPS, please. Dispose of them properly. Sharps containers are available at the Harvey County Health Department, 215 S. Pine Street, 2nd floor, Newton, for a fee.National Prescription Drug Take Back Day is this Saturday, and we'll be hosting a drop-off location here at the Sheriff's Office, 120 E. Seventh St. in Newton. Come by any time between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m.

We'll take any old prescription drugs you no longer need, and we'll get them disposed of safely. No questions asked. Completely free. This helps make sure medications aren't lost, stolen or misused, and instead gets them properly taken care of.

This event is held each April and October. This past April, more than 4,000 law enforcement agencies across the United States participated, keeping 420 TONS of medications from being misused!
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THIS SATURDAY- October 23, 10AM - 2PM. Drop off your old and unused medicines.   

NO SHARPS, please.  Dispose of them properly.  Sharps containers are available at the Harvey County Health Department, 215 S. Pine Street, 2nd floor, Newton, for a fee.

National Prescription Drug Take Back Day is this Saturday, and we'll be hosting a drop-off location here at the Sheriff's Office, 120 E. Seventh St. in Newton. Come by any time between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m.

We'll take any old prescription drugs you no longer need, and we'll get them disposed of safely. No questions asked. Completely free. This helps make sure medications aren't lost, stolen or misused, and instead gets them properly taken care of.

This event is held each April and October. This past April, more than 4,000 law enforcement agencies across the United States participated, keeping 420 TONS of medications from being misused!
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National Prescription Drug Take Back Day is this Saturday, and we'll be hosting a drop-off location here at the Sheriff's Office, 120 E. Seventh St. in Newton. Come by any time between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m.

We'll take any old prescription drugs you no longer need, and we'll get them disposed of safely. No questions asked. Completely free. This helps make sure medications aren't lost, stolen or misused, and instead gets them properly taken care of.

This event is held each April and October. This past April, more than 4,000 law enforcement agencies across the United States participated, keeping 420 TONS of medications from being misused!National Prescription Drug Take Back Day is this Saturday, and we'll be hosting a drop-off location here at the Sheriff's Office, 120 E. Seventh St. in Newton. Come by any time between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m.

We'll take any old prescription drugs you no longer need, and we'll get them disposed of safely. No questions asked. Completely free. This helps make sure medications aren't lost, stolen or misused, and instead gets them properly taken care of.

This event is held each April and October. This past April, more than 4,000 law enforcement agencies across the United States participated, keeping 420 TONS of medications from being misused!
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National Prescription Drug Take Back Day is this Saturday, and well be hosting a drop-off location here at the Sheriffs Office, 120 E. Seventh St. in Newton. Come by any time between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m.

Well take any old prescription drugs you no longer need, and well get them disposed of safely. No questions asked. Completely free. This helps make sure medications arent lost, stolen or misused, and instead gets them properly taken care of. 

This event is held each April and October. This past April, more than 4,000 law enforcement agencies across the United States participated, keeping 420 TONS of medications from being misused!

3 days ago

Harvey County

If you've ever wondered what it looks like when a bridge is built, here's a peek at the work being done on Southeast 36th Street between South Webb Road and South East Lake Road. This is steel being tied for the floor of the bridge.

There's still a little ways to go on this bridge replacement, with it anticipated to be completed by the end of the year.If you've ever wondered what it looks like when a bridge is built, here's a peek at the work being done on Southeast 36th Street between South Webb Road and South East Lake Road. This is steel being tied for the floor of the bridge.

There's still a little ways to go on this bridge replacement, with it anticipated to be completed by the end of the year.
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If youve ever wondered what it looks like when a bridge is built, heres a peek at the work being done on Southeast 36th Street between South Webb Road and South East Lake Road. This is steel being tied for the floor of the bridge.

Theres still a little ways to go on this bridge replacement, with it anticipated to be completed by the end of the year.

6 days ago

Harvey County

Happy trails to Robert Carlton, our Department on Aging director, who is retiring today. He's worked for Harvey County for five years (and one week!), and was an active community leader long before coming here, too. He is also a U.S. Navy veteran.

Here at the County, Robert helped lead initiatives to improve our transportation services, provide meal services at senior centers, and advocate for helping seniors with their Medicare Part D enrollment.

We hope Robert will take some time to relax, but we know he'll keep busy, too. As he said, "I just want to continue helping people. I know that's in the future somewhere."

Congrats on your retirement, Robert!Photos from Harvey County's post
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We're hiring for a full-time deputy position at our Detention Center. It's a good opportunity for someone looking to get their start in law enforcement, or for someone interested in making a change in their career path.

If you'd like to join our team, you can find out more about the position, or submit an application, at ksgovjobs.com/Vacancies/VacancyDetail/484We're hiring for a full-time deputy position at our Detention Center. It's a good opportunity for someone looking to get their start in law enforcement, or for someone interested in making a change in their career path.

If you'd like to join our team, you can find out more about the position, or submit an application, at ksgovjobs.com/Vacancies/VacancyDetail/484
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Were hiring for a full-time deputy position at our Detention Center. Its a good opportunity for someone looking to get their start in law enforcement, or for someone interested in making a change in their career path. 

If youd like to join our team, you can find out more about the position, or submit an application, at https://ksgovjobs.com/Vacancies/VacancyDetail/484

You'll have to use your imagination a little bit right now, but you're lookin' at the new bait shop for East Park!

The concrete started to get poured yesterday for the facility. We're super excited to get this going. This will bring a convenient, local bait shop back to East Park, something we've missed having around lately. This will become an easy stop for live bait, tackle, and other supplies you might need on your visit.

Coming to you for the spring of 2022!Photos from Harvey County Parks's post
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Youll have to use your imagination a little bit right now, but youre lookin at the new bait shop for East Park! 

The concrete started to get poured yesterday for the facility. Were super excited to get this going. This will bring a convenient, local bait shop back to East Park, something weve missed having around lately. This will become an easy stop for live bait, tackle, and other supplies you might need on your visit. 

Coming to you for the spring of 2022!Image attachmentImage attachment

6 days ago

Harvey County

Medicare Part D enrollment starts today and continues through Dec. 7. The Senior Health Insurance Counseling for Kansas program can help seniors review and discuss their options for prescription plans for the upcoming coverage year. SHICK annually identifies thousands of dollars in combined savings for seniors.

Give Kansas State Research and Extension - Harvey County a call to set up an appointment!Medicare Part D Open Enrollment is October 15-December 7. Make an appointment for a volunteer to compare plans with you. www.harvey.k-state.edu/family-and-consumer-sciences/
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Medicare Part D enrollment starts today and continues through Dec. 7. The Senior Health Insurance Counseling for Kansas program can help seniors review and discuss their options for prescription plans for the upcoming coverage year. SHICK annually identifies thousands of dollars in combined savings for seniors. 

Give Kansas State Research and Extension - Harvey County a call to set up an appointment!

Here's something to just be aware of (as if any of us need any more spam calls) ...

The Kansas Peace Officers Association was notified of some phone calls soliciting donations, allegedly to benefit the KPOA. The KPOA doesn't make phone calls soliciting for donations, so this is a scam.

The KPOA does some great work, and if you ever did want to donate to the KPOA, the best way to find out more about the organization is at kpoa.org/Donate.

We haven't heard of any of these particular phone calls in Harvey County yet, but there's always various phone scams out there at any time. A good reminder to stay vigilant!Here's something to just be aware of (as if any of us need any more spam calls) ...

The Kansas Peace Officers Association was notified of some phone calls soliciting donations, allegedly to benefit the KPOA. The KPOA doesn't make phone calls soliciting for donations, so this is a scam.

The KPOA does some great work, and if you ever did want to donate to the KPOA, the best way to find out more about the organization is at kpoa.org/Donate.

We haven't heard of any of these particular phone calls in Harvey County yet, but there's always various phone scams out there at any time. A good reminder to stay vigilant!
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Heres something to just be aware of (as if any of us need any more spam calls) ...

The Kansas Peace Officers Association was notified of some phone calls soliciting donations, allegedly to benefit the KPOA. The KPOA doesnt make phone calls soliciting for donations, so this is a scam. 

The KPOA does some great work, and if you ever did want to donate to the KPOA, the best way to find out more about the organization is at https://kpoa.org/Donate.

We havent heard of any of these particular phone calls in Harvey County yet, but theres always various phone scams out there at any time. A good reminder to stay vigilant!

Make sure to stay aware of the weather into the overnight hours. Take a minute or two to ensure you have multiple ways to stay up-to-date - phone, weather radio, local news, etc.Chances for thunderstorms increase through evening and overnight. Severe weather threat also increases with the overnight period having the highest chances for severe weather. The large hail and tornado threat will be more restricted to the western areas tonight. The severe weather threat in general will start to diminish after 2 AM. ... See moreSee less

Make sure to stay aware of the weather into the overnight hours. Take a minute or two to ensure you have multiple ways to stay up-to-date - phone, weather radio, local news, etc.

We have taken into custody a man wanted for previously fleeing his court appearance and attempting to evade law enforcement.

Joshua Harris, 47, of Wichita, was set to appear in court at the Harvey County Courthouse this past Thursday for a preliminary hearing on a felony drug charge. Separately, Harris was wanted on a Harvey County warrant for aggravated kidnapping. A deputy attempted to detain Harris on the warrant, but Harris evaded the deputy and fled the Courthouse.

Monday afternoon, law enforcement were notified Harris had been seen at a convenience store in the 3500 block of S. Duncan St. in Newton. As law enforcement arrived at the location, Harris again fled in his vehicle.

Harris was pursued by law enforcement as he drove south into Sedgwick County. He later exited his vehicle and continued to run away.

Law enforcement utilized a drone and a K-9 unit to help locate Harris. Harris was found by drone footage attempting to hide in the yard of a residence in the 8100 block of N. Hillside St. in Valley Center. Harris turned himself over to law enforcement when the K-9 unit began to be deployed.

Harris is being held on charges of aggravated kidnapping, failure to appear, possession of opiates, use and possession of drug paraphernalia, and fleeing or attempting to elude law enforcement. He is being held without bond at the Harvey County Detention Center.

Our thanks to multiple law enforcement agencies that assisted in the arrest, including the Newton Police Department, Valley Center Police Department, Bel Aire Police Department and the Sedgwick County Sheriff's Office.

Joshua Harris drone footage
Joshua Harris drone footage
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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.

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