Total cases in Kansas
(as of May 25)
9,218
Total cases in Harvey County
(as of May 25)
15
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1 day ago

Harvey County

The Harvey County Commission will hold its regular meeting Tuesday at 9 a.m. at the Harvey County Courthouse. While mass gathering guidance remains limited to 15 people, the public temporarily can't attend meetings in person, but you can still follow along with the meeting.

Our meetings are broadcast over Zoom. You can listen and view the meetings through the resources below. You can also email the commissioners at bocc@harveycounty.com.

Meeting ID: 408 180 699

By phone: 1 301 715 8592

Online: zoom.us/j/408180699
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The Harvey County Commission will hold its regular meeting Tuesday at 9 a.m. at the Harvey County Courthouse. While mass gathering guidance remains limited to 15 people, the public temporarily cant attend meetings in person, but you can still follow along with the meeting.

Our meetings are broadcast over Zoom. You can listen and view the meetings through the resources below. You can also email the commissioners at bocc@harveycounty.com.

Meeting ID: 408 180 699

By phone: 1 301 715 8592

Online: https://zoom.us/j/408180699

Great narrative of our officers and support units all working together to get the bad guys.Story time!

Last night (Saturday night of Memorial Day Weekend) one of our neighboring department’s officers, K-9 Officer Josh Lowe (also known as “Chase” based on his particular proclivity for police pursuits), tried to stop a vehicle on the Interstate. The driver, a female, exited the interstate and waived at K-9 Off. Lowe, indicating she was going to pull over…eventually. K-9 Off. Lowe, having seen this behavior before, advised other officers it appeared she, and her passenger, were going to run. Yep, sure enough, she fled. K-9 Off. Lowe gave a brief pursuit, only long enough for other officers and deputies to get close. The pursuit was terminated by K-9 Off. Lowe, but because the suspect chose to flee in the county, her direction was easily observed. After a brief period, the vehicle was located abandoned in a ditch, near a wooded area. Footprints from the vehicle, leading to a heavily wooded area, were observed.

K-9 Off. Lowe requested K-9 Bella and I respond to the area for a suspect track. When we arrived, I saw the vehicle was being searched. Syringes and other powder drug related items were located. Kansas Highway Patrol Trooper Jerrod Anderson, Deputy Skyler Hinton and Deputy Sergeant Brandon Huntley had also arrived on scene. A perimeter was set up by Sgt. Huntley and Dep. Hinton, and we waited for the Harvey County Sheriff’s Department’s Unmanned Aerial System (UAS), and Pilot Andy Harder, to respond. After a very short wait, the aircraft was on scene and airborne. We have used the UAS on numerous occasions and it is an awesome tool to have, and to watch work.

After a brief flight period, nothing was seen. We decided to let K-9 Bella get to work. Trooper Anderson, K-9 Officer Lowe and I (with K-9 Bella at point) began tracking into the wooded area. 30 feet into the densely wooded area, and 30 feet in front of K-9 Bella’s nose, I see a male subject hiding on the creek bank. He is curled up and not moving. I shine my light on him and begin giving him commands to show his hands or get bit! K-9 Bella barks out the same command in Malinoisnese (at least I think that’s what she said). He complies and slowly shows his hands. Trooper Anderson and K-9 Off. Lowe move toward him for the arrest as K-9 Bella and I cover them.

Knowing there was a female driver, I openly announce to the woods that she needs to reveal herself or get bit. After a second announcement, she can be heard deeper in the woods. K-9 Officer Lowe spots her across the creek and takes over commands. She complains she can’t cross the creek, but she is reminded she did so in the pitch black darkness when she was fleeing. She makes her way across the creek and is promptly arrested.

K-9 Bella and I cross the creek to search the area she was hunkered down in. We don’t find anything and begin to make our way back through the woods. This area is covered in 2 to 3 feet tall weeds, which alone, would be easy to navigate. However, those weeds are hiding all the fallen trees along the creek bed. It was not fun! As we are trudging back toward the road, I hear the familiar sound of the UAS. I look north and see the UAS, not in the sky, but slowly and accurately cruising the creek bed less than 3 feet off the bed. What a sight to see: the white light from the UAS lighting up the creek bed, and the pilot controlling the UAS in a slow motion version of the Kessel Run from Star Wars. That’s a good pilot right there! Good work Andy!

We make it back to the road but not without tripping once…or twice. The bad guys are loaded up, the car is towed and we chalk this one up to great team work from 4 great departments.
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Great narrative of our officers and support units all working together to get the bad guys.

2 days ago

Harvey County

Harvey County facilities are closed Monday in observance of Memorial Day. We encourage everyone to please take the time to remember and honor the men and women of the U.S. military that gave their lives to protect others.

The Courthouse will reopen Tuesday at 8 a.m.
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Harvey County facilities are closed Monday in observance of Memorial Day. We encourage everyone to please take the time to remember and honor the men and women of the U.S. military that gave their lives to protect others.

The Courthouse will reopen Tuesday at 8 a.m.

K-State Research & Extension - Sedgwick CountyNeed a quick meal idea? Cut up precooked turkey sausage, squash, zucchini, broccoli and add some olive oil and seasoning. Put in the oven at 400 degrees for 20 minutes and you have a delicious meal! You could add some cheese and make some brown rice to go with it as well. Don’t forget the parchment paper as it makes it super easy to clean up. Enjoy!
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Thanks, Halstead, for sharing!!We recently published a local dashboard with statistics on COVID-19 in Harvey County. It includes info such as cases to date, recoveries, total tests, timelines and more.

We plan to keep adding more and more information in the future, but we hope this is a helpful resource you can check to let you know where we're at each day.

You can find the info at www.harveycounty.com/covid19stats
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Thanks, Halstead, for sharing!!

2020 Primary Election - Mike Watkins, Republican, filed as a candidate for Macon Township Treasurer. ... See moreSee less

Check this out!We recently published a local dashboard with statistics on COVID-19 in Harvey County. It includes info such as cases to date, recoveries, total tests, timelines and more.

We plan to keep adding more and more information in the future, but we hope this is a helpful resource you can check to let you know where we're at each day.

You can find the info at www.harveycounty.com/covid19stats
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Check this out!

4 days ago

Harvey County

We recently published a local dashboard with statistics on COVID-19 in Harvey County. It includes info such as cases to date, recoveries, total tests, timelines and more.

We plan to keep adding more and more information in the future, but we hope this is a helpful resource you can check to let you know where we're at each day.

You can find the info at www.harveycounty.com/covid19stats
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We recently published a local dashboard with statistics on COVID-19 in Harvey County. It includes info such as cases to date, recoveries, total tests, timelines and more.

We plan to keep adding more and more information in the future, but we hope this is a helpful resource you can check to let you know where were at each day.

You can find the info at https://www.harveycounty.com/covid19stats

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Thanks for compiling all the information in such an easy to understand graphic! You all are doing great work keeping the county informed!

This is very user friendly. I like the addition of active cases.

Great job, I like how you were able to put it together.

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5 days ago

Harvey County

Updated list of candidates filed for local office. Filing deadline is June 1 at noon.Here's an update on candidates that have filed for county and township offices.

The deadline to file as a candidate is Monday, June 1 at noon. That is also the deadline to change party affiliation for the August primary.

If you're interested in becoming a candidate, you can find filing forms and links on our website. You can also see who has filed for federal, state, county, township and precinct offices: www.hvcoksvote.com/candidate-information

The primary election is set for Aug. 4.

The general election will be held Nov. 3.
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Updated list of candidates filed for local office. Filing deadline is June 1 at noon.

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So glad Don is running for County Commissioner!!!!

Walking book at Dyck Arboretum of the Plains! And a lot of other great updates from Hesston Public LibraryA few announcements and a few reminders this morning...

It's taking a little while to work the kinks out of our curbside process, so please know that there will be NO FINES for bringing things back a little late during Phase 2! Click here for more details about our phased reopening:
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Speaking of kinks, it has come to our attention that our new computer system has been ignoring the setting for those of you who want your notifications in some other way than email. We apologize, and we're working on it! In the meantime, though, you should get an email for each requested item as we pull it and have it ready for you. If you don't come by to pick things up within a few days, we'll give you a call to double check and make sure you received a notification.

A huge thank you to Hesston Pizza Hut for Giving Back to our community! This Monday evening, 20% of their sales will be coming back to Hesston Public Library!
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Don't forget to register for this year's Summer Reading Program!
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This is the beginning of a new week for the audio Sync program for teens. It's an opportunity to download books you never have to return!
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If you haven't been over to visit this month's Book Walk at Dyck Arboretum of the Plains, you have about another week. We'll be changing it next weekend.
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Our annual book sale is moving outside this year! One day only!
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Walking book at Dyck Arboretum of the Plains! And a lot of other great updates from Hesston Public Library

Here's an update on candidates that have filed for county and township offices.

The deadline to file as a candidate is Monday, June 1 at noon. That is also the deadline to change party affiliation for the August primary.

If you're interested in becoming a candidate, you can find filing forms and links on our website. You can also see who has filed for federal, state, county, township and precinct offices: www.hvcoksvote.com/candidate-information

The primary election is set for Aug. 4.

The general election will be held Nov. 3.
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Heres an update on candidates that have filed for county and township offices. 

The deadline to file as a candidate is Monday, June 1 at noon. That is also the deadline to change party affiliation for the August primary.

If youre interested in becoming a candidate, you can find filing forms and links on our website. You can also see who has filed for federal, state, county, township and precinct offices: https://www.hvcoksvote.com/candidate-information 

The primary election is set for Aug. 4.

The general election will be held Nov. 3.

2020 Primary Election - Kelsea F. Abney, Republican, filed as a candidate for Walton Township Trustee. ... See moreSee less

2020 Primary Election - John M. Benewiat, Republican, filed as a candidate for Halstead Township Trustee. ... See moreSee less

We're excited to open up our parks even more!

We've had a fantastic start so far with people doing their part as we've welcomed more visitors into our parks. We're able to loosen some restrictions, but we still need you to help us and your fellow campers out by making decisions that keep everyone safe and healthy.

Here's our update on our precautions to reduce any potential spread of COVID-19. Some of these will take a little time for us to get fully implemented, so give us a little leeway while we work to get everything ready:

⛺️ Camping is fully open, starting now.

🚽 Park restroom facilities will be open beginning May 20. We will routinely clean these, and while we do, a particular bathroom may be temporarily closed so we can safely do our work. Our staff will wear personal protective equipment while cleaning facilities.

🐟 The West Park Bait Shop will open for the season May 20 at 1:30 p.m. We will limit the number of customers in the facility. Our staff will be taking precautions here, too, including wearing gloves during transactions, regularly cleaning surfaces and asking for social distancing while in the facility.

πŸƒβ€β™€οΈ Playgrounds are open, but the equipment will not be disinfected in between uses.

🌊 Swimming areas are still open, but please follow social distancing guidelines.

🏑 Enclosed rental shelters will become available Friday to reservations that adhere to mass gathering guidance. Outdoor rental shelters are currently available for groups that adhere to mass gathering guidance.

πŸ’΅ We'll continue to encourage paying for permits at self-service stations throughout our parks. Our park rangers may be wearing gloves or face covers while collecting payment. You can find out more about our user fees here: www.harveycounty.com/departments/parks/user-fees.html

As we've said before, we're counting on all of you to help us make this a safe environment for your family, our visitors and our staff. If you have symptoms of COVID-19, you need to be contacting your medical provider, not planning a visit to our parks. We've got plenty of space out here, so please practice social distancing. And as always, keep an eye on the weather.

Thank you to everyone that has been patient and understanding through this. We're all learning as we go. Hope to see you out here soon!
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Were excited to open up our parks even more! 

Weve had a fantastic start so far with people doing their part as weve welcomed more visitors into our parks. Were able to loosen some restrictions, but we still need you to help us and your fellow campers out by making decisions that keep everyone safe and healthy.

Heres our update on our precautions to reduce any potential spread of COVID-19. Some of these will take a little time for us to get fully implemented, so give us a little leeway while we work to get everything ready:

⛺️ Camping is fully open, starting now. 

🚽 Park restroom facilities will be open beginning May 20. We will routinely clean these, and while we do, a particular bathroom may be temporarily closed so we can safely do our work. Our staff will wear personal protective equipment while cleaning facilities.

🐟 The West Park Bait Shop will open for the season May 20 at 1:30 p.m. We will limit the number of customers in the facility. Our staff will be taking precautions here, too, including wearing gloves during transactions, regularly cleaning surfaces and asking for social distancing while in the facility.

πŸƒβ€β™€οΈ Playgrounds are open, but the equipment will not be disinfected in between uses.

🌊 Swimming areas are still open, but please follow social distancing guidelines.

🏑 Enclosed rental shelters will become available Friday to reservations that adhere to mass gathering guidance. Outdoor rental shelters are currently available for groups that adhere to mass gathering guidance.

πŸ’΅ Well continue to encourage paying for permits at self-service stations throughout our parks. Our park rangers may be wearing gloves or face covers while collecting payment. You can find out more about our user fees here: https://www.harveycounty.com/departments/parks/user-fees.html 

As weve said before, were counting on all of you to help us make this a safe environment for your family, our visitors and our staff. If you have symptoms of COVID-19, you need to be contacting your medical provider, not planning a visit to our parks. Weve got plenty of space out here, so please practice social distancing. And as always, keep an eye on the weather.

Thank you to everyone that has been patient and understanding through this. Were all learning as we go. Hope to see you out here soon!

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I think the catfish at West Lake are on lock down been 3 times and all I have caught were 2 turtles,2 suckers,2 small blue gill and one very small bass

What fish are you stocking the parks with?

Do the state restock the lake every year

Did you get the parks stocked this week ?

Is hunters bait open or when are they going to open

Thank you for doing a great job keeping everyone safe.

Awesome..And remind people that they have to pick up their trash!!!

Hallelujah. Thanks HV CO PARKS

2nd best news I have heard this all of this happen

Is camping first come first serve or can you reserve a site?

Open as in able to camp ?

Yayyyy

Amy Scherling-Siemens

Ryan Loffland

Heather Jo Caselton

Teresa Eggleston

Yeah!!!!!!

Gary Archer Redinger

Tony Kroulik

Jeff Hammond Stephanie Moore Kyle Moore Wanna go again? :-P

Helen Hinz Nellie Wells Kylie Johnson Alyssa Claassen

Mike Murphy Frankie Nutsch

Is camping first come first serve or can you reserve a site?

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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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