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CHILDCARE CONCERNS
SHOULD BE REFERRED TO
THE RENO COUNTY HEALTH DEPARTMENT

If you have any concerns about a child’s care at a daycare or center, please call Jeanette at 620-694-2900CHILDCARE CONCERNS
SHOULD BE REFERRED TO
THE RENO COUNTY HEALTH DEPARTMENT

If you have any concerns about a child’s care at a daycare or center, please call Jeanette at 620-694-2900
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CHILDCARE CONCERNS 
SHOULD BE REFERRED TO 
THE RENO COUNTY HEALTH DEPARTMENT

If you have any concerns about a child’s care at a daycare or center, please call Jeanette at 620-694-2900

THINKING ABOUT STARTING A DAY CARE or CHILDCARE Center?

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 the Teams app on July 7, 2022, from 3:00pm to 5:00pm.

Reserve your spot by calling 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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THINKING ABOUT STARTING A DAY CARE or CHILDCARE Center?

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 the Teams app on July 7, 2022, from 3:00pm to 5:00pm.

 Reserve your spot by calling 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.

In this heat, KEEP THAT WATER flowing in YOU!

#beattheheat
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In this heat, KEEP THAT WATER flowing in YOU!

#beattheheat

“Today’s (6/23) action is further progress on the FDA’s commitment to ensuring that all e-cigarette and electronic nicotine delivery system products currently being marketed to consumers meet our public health standards,” said FDA Commissioner Robert M. Califf, M.D. “The agency has dedicated significant resources to review products from the companies that account for most of the U.S. market. We recognize these make up a significant part of the available products and many have played a disproportionate role in the rise in youth vaping.”Today, FDA issued marketing denial orders (MDOs) to JUUL Labs Inc., meaning all JUUL products currently on the U.S. market must be removed, or FDA may take enforcement action.

The MDOs issued today by FDA apply to the following marketed products:
➡️ JUUL Device
➡️ JUULpods (Virginia Tobacco 5%)
➡️ JUULpods (Virginia Tobacco 3%)
➡️ JUULpods (Menthol 5%)
➡️ JUULpods (Menthol 3%)

Any products subject to an MDO may not be offered for sale or distributed in the United States, or FDA may take enforcement action. FDA denied marketing authorization after determining JUUL’s premarket tobacco product applications (PMTAs) lacked sufficient evidence regarding the toxicological profile of the products to demonstrate that marketing of the products would be appropriate for the protection of the public health.

FDA cannot and will not enforce against individual consumer possession or use of JUUL products or any other tobacco products.

Read more: go.usa.gov/xJf9K
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“Today’s (6/23) action is further progress on the FDA’s commitment to ensuring that all e-cigarette and electronic nicotine delivery system products currently being marketed to consumers meet our public health standards,” said FDA Commissioner Robert M. Califf, M.D. “The agency has dedicated significant resources to review products from the companies that account for most of the U.S. market. We recognize these make up a significant part of the available products and many have played a disproportionate role in the rise in youth vaping.”

Do you work or live with young people? Get into this Mental Health First Aid class...for FREE! Sponsored by a grant awarded to the Harvey County Health Department.

TUESDAY, JULY 12

REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED
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Do you work  or live with young people?  Get into this Mental Health First Aid class...for FREE!  Sponsored by a grant awarded to the Harvey County Health Department.

TUESDAY, JULY 12

REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED

We recently welcomed a few new members to our Parks Advisory Board, but we would love to add a few more people to the board! Our volunteer board plays an integral role in shaping the future of our three county parks - Camp Hawk, East Park and West Park.

Our advisory board typically meets on the second Monday of every other month at 7 p.m. Our next meeting is July 11 at West Park. Our board makes recommendations and provides guidance for our park policies and programming. It's a really great way to be involved in your community and helping us continue our commitment to fostering welcoming outdoor recreation areas for our park visitors.

If you're interested in learning more about the board or would like to apply for a position, call Parks Director Kass Miller at 316-283-5420.We recently welcomed a few new members to our Parks Advisory Board, but we would love to add a few more people to the board! Our volunteer board plays an integral role in shaping the future of our three county parks - Camp Hawk, East Park and West Park.

Our advisory board typically meets on the second Monday of every other month at 7 p.m. Our next meeting is July 11 at West Park. Our board makes recommendations and provides guidance for our park policies and programming. It's a really great way to be involved in your community and helping us continue our commitment to fostering welcoming outdoor recreation areas for our park visitors.

If you're interested in learning more about the board or would like to apply for a position, call Parks Director Kass Miller at 316-283-5420.
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We recently welcomed a few new members to our Parks Advisory Board, but we would love to add a few more people to the board! Our volunteer board plays an integral role in shaping the future of our three county parks - Camp Hawk, East Park and West Park. 

Our advisory board typically meets on the second Monday of every other month at 7 p.m. Our next meeting is July 11 at West Park. Our board makes recommendations and provides guidance for our park policies and programming. Its a really great way to be involved in your community and helping us continue our commitment to fostering welcoming outdoor recreation areas for our park visitors.

If youre interested in learning more about the board or would like to apply for a position, call Parks Director Kass Miller at 316-283-5420.

Harvey County is included in a severe thunderstorm watch this evening. Make sure you have multiple ways to get info and updates on the weather! ... See moreSee less

Harvey County is included in a severe thunderstorm watch this evening. Make sure you have multiple ways to get info and updates on the weather!

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Harvey County

Thinking about a summer home improvement project? Or have a few pesky weeds that need to go away? You might go take a look around our Household Hazardous Waste Reuse facility for some free stuff!

Harvey County residents can bring HHW to our Solid Waste facility. HHW is stuff like paint, weed killers, household cleaners, wood stains and automotive cleaners. We want to keep those materials out of the waste stream. But we also have a HHW Reuse program. We take eligible materials and allow residents to come get them for secondhand use. Completely free, and there's no limit to what you can take.

The Reuse facility is self-service. Check in at the scale house at the Harvey County Transfer Station (3205 SW. 24th St. in Newton) and we'll direct you over to the building. The program is available during regular hours of operation for the Transfer Station. Stop by and look around if you're interested!Thinking about a summer home improvement project? Or have a few pesky weeds that need to go away? You might go take a look around our Household Hazardous Waste Reuse facility for some free stuff!

Harvey County residents can bring HHW to our Solid Waste facility. HHW is stuff like paint, weed killers, household cleaners, wood stains and automotive cleaners. We want to keep those materials out of the waste stream. But we also have a HHW Reuse program. We take eligible materials and allow residents to come get them for secondhand use. Completely free, and there's no limit to what you can take.

The Reuse facility is self-service. Check in at the scale house at the Harvey County Transfer Station (3205 SW. 24th St. in Newton) and we'll direct you over to the building. The program is available during regular hours of operation for the Transfer Station. Stop by and look around if you're interested!
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Thinking about a summer home improvement project? Or have a few pesky weeds that need to go away? You might go take a look around our Household Hazardous Waste Reuse facility for some free stuff!

Harvey County residents can bring HHW to our Solid Waste facility. HHW is stuff like paint, weed killers, household cleaners, wood stains and automotive cleaners. We want to keep those materials out of the waste stream. But we also have a HHW Reuse program. We take eligible materials and allow residents to come get them for secondhand use. Completely free, and theres no limit to what you can take. 

The Reuse facility is self-service. Check in at the scale house at the Harvey County Transfer Station (3205 SW. 24th St. in Newton) and well direct you over to the building. The program is available during regular hours of operation for the Transfer Station. Stop by and look around if youre interested!

Summer vacation can be a high-risk time for young people to experiment with tobacco products and other substances.

For tips on how to start the conversation with your teens about the dangers of e-cigarettes and tobacco use, visit bit.ly/3u3WCao
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Summer vacation can be a high-risk time for young people to experiment with tobacco products and other substances. 

For tips on how to start the conversation with your teens about the dangers of e-cigarettes and tobacco use, visit https://bit.ly/3u3WCao

⚡️⚡️ We've had a few storms pop up this week, and it's also Lightning Safety Awareness Week, which all makes for a good reminder that lightning can be dangerous and even deadly. If you hear thunder, lightning is close by. Remember, when thunder roars, go indoors. ⚡️⚡️⚡️⚡️ We've had a few storms pop up this week, and it's also Lightning Safety Awareness Week, which all makes for a good reminder that lightning can be dangerous and even deadly. If you hear thunder, lightning is close by. Remember, when thunder roars, go indoors. ⚡️⚡️ ... See moreSee less

⚡️⚡️ Weve had a few storms pop up this week, and its also Lightning Safety Awareness Week, which all makes for a good reminder that lightning can be dangerous and even deadly. If you hear thunder, lightning is close by. Remember, when thunder roars, go indoors. ⚡️⚡️

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Harvey County

Severe weather moving through the county right now. Take shelter and stay safe. ... See moreSee less

Severe weather moving into and across Harvey County shortly.Severe Thunderstorm Warning including Newton KS, Hesston KS and Halstead KS until 6:00 PM CDT. This storm will contain wind gusts to 70 MPH! ... See moreSee less

Severe weather moving into and across Harvey County shortly.

We want to take a minute here to introduce one of our newest road deputies, Jonathon Washabaugh. He may already be familiar to some of you - prior to joining the Sheriff's Office about a month ago, Jonathon worked for the Halstead Police Department.

Jonathon grew up down in Garden Plain. He earned his associate's degree in criminal justice from Hutchinson Community College, and followed that by starting his career at the Reno County Sheriff's Office.

If you see Jonathon around town and want to get to know him, he loves to chat about his woodworking and duck hunting hobbies. He's also getting married this fall (congrats!). Jonathon has several family members that have worked law enforcement careers, including his dad.

"It's one of those things that I was surrounded by it my whole life, and I've always wanted to get into it. That's definitely what got me into it and got my ideology and thought process going on, is this something I want to do. I definitely enjoy the job. It's the best decision I've made," Jonathon said.

Welcome, Jonathon!We want to take a minute here to introduce one of our newest road deputies, Jonathon Washabaugh. He may already be familiar to some of you - prior to joining the Sheriff's Office about a month ago, Jonathon worked for the Halstead Police Department.

Jonathon grew up down in Garden Plain. He earned his associate's degree in criminal justice from Hutchinson Community College, and followed that by starting his career at the Reno County Sheriff's Office.

If you see Jonathon around town and want to get to know him, he loves to chat about his woodworking and duck hunting hobbies. He's also getting married this fall (congrats!). Jonathon has several family members that have worked law enforcement careers, including his dad.

"It's one of those things that I was surrounded by it my whole life, and I've always wanted to get into it. That's definitely what got me into it and got my ideology and thought process going on, is this something I want to do. I definitely enjoy the job. It's the best decision I've made," Jonathon said.

Welcome, Jonathon!
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We want to take a minute here to introduce one of our newest road deputies, Jonathon Washabaugh. He may already be familiar to some of you - prior to joining the Sheriffs Office about a month ago, Jonathon worked for the Halstead Police Department.

Jonathon grew up down in Garden Plain. He earned his associates degree in criminal justice from Hutchinson Community College, and followed that by starting his career at the Reno County Sheriffs Office.

If you see Jonathon around town and want to get to know him, he loves to chat about his woodworking and duck hunting hobbies. Hes also getting married this fall (congrats!). Jonathon has several family members that have worked law enforcement careers, including his dad.

Its one of those things that I was surrounded by it my whole life, and Ive always wanted to get into it. Thats definitely what got me into it and got my ideology and thought process going on, is this something I want to do. I definitely enjoy the job. Its the best decision Ive made, Jonathon said. 

Welcome, Jonathon!

4 days ago

Harvey County

Happy first day of summer!

📷: Steve Harper Trail at Harvey County East Park
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Happy first day of summer!

📷: Steve Harper Trail at Harvey County East Park

5 days ago

Harvey County

We're having technical difficulties with streaming today's county commission meeting. The meeting is now in progress - we will try to post an audio file recording of the meeting later today. ... See moreSee less

We gladly welcome your four-legged family members at Harvey County Parks. We love seeing them enjoy the outdoors with you. Please keep in mind a few basic rules so the park experience can be enjoyable and safe for everyone.
🐶Pets must be restrained on a leash at all times. Leash cannot be more than 10 feet long. This is for the safety of everyone in the park. Even the best behaved animal can get scared in a new environment and situation and we just don't know how they feel they need to react. Unfortunately, we have had a recent situation that could have been avoided had this rule been followed.
🐴You must clean up after your pet. This is a sanitary issue. Nobody wants to see, smell or step in that. Many diseases and parasites can be spread to other animals and people by waste that has been left behind.
🐬No pets are allowed in the swim beach areas....ever. This is both a safety and a sanitary issue. If your pet needs to cool off, ask a Park Ranger where you can let them get in the water. We will gladly point you to a safe area to allow them to take a dip.

We want the WHOLE family to enjoy Harvey County Parks. Please help your pets be courteous campers by following these basic rules. Thank you for your cooperation and understanding.We gladly welcome your four-legged family members at Harvey County Parks. We love seeing them enjoy the outdoors with you. Please keep in mind a few basic rules so the park experience can be enjoyable and safe for everyone.
🐶Pets must be restrained on a leash at all times. Leash cannot be more than 10 feet long. This is for the safety of everyone in the park. Even the best behaved animal can get scared in a new environment and situation and we just don't know how they feel they need to react. Unfortunately, we have had a recent situation that could have been avoided had this rule been followed.
🐴You must clean up after your pet. This is a sanitary issue. Nobody wants to see, smell or step in that. Many diseases and parasites can be spread to other animals and people by waste that has been left behind.
🐬No pets are allowed in the swim beach areas....ever. This is both a safety and a sanitary issue. If your pet needs to cool off, ask a Park Ranger where you can let them get in the water. We will gladly point you to a safe area to allow them to take a dip.

We want the WHOLE family to enjoy Harvey County Parks. Please help your pets be courteous campers by following these basic rules. Thank you for your cooperation and understanding.
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We gladly welcome your four-legged family members at Harvey County Parks.  We love seeing them enjoy the outdoors with you.  Please keep in mind a few basic rules so the park experience can be enjoyable and safe for everyone.
🐶Pets must be restrained on a leash at all times. Leash cannot be more than 10 feet long.  This is for the safety of everyone in the park.  Even the best behaved animal can get scared in a new environment and situation and we just dont know how they feel they need to react.  Unfortunately, we have had a recent situation that could have been avoided had this rule been followed. 
🐴You must clean up after your pet.  This is a sanitary issue.  Nobody wants to see, smell or step in that.  Many diseases and parasites can be spread to other animals and people by waste that has been left behind.
🐬No pets are allowed in the swim beach areas....ever.  This is both a safety and a sanitary issue.  If your pet needs to cool off, ask a Park Ranger where you can let them get in the water.  We will gladly point you to a safe area to allow them to take a dip.

We want the WHOLE family to enjoy Harvey County Parks.  Please help your pets be courteous campers by following these basic rules.  Thank you for your cooperation and understanding.
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Firework regulations in Harvey County for 2022

2022/06/24

Fireworks are allowed in Harvey County, but the days, times...

Commission hearings for 2023 recommended budget upcoming

2022/05/20

The Harvey County Commission will hold departmental budget hearings May...

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...

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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