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This past April, people across the nation helped safely dispose of 937,443 pounds of unwanted prescription medications. That's 468 tons! And right here in Harvey County, we were a small part of that success.

Our semiannual National Prescription Drug Take Back Day is this Saturday. We'll be here at the Sheriff's Office, 120 E. Seventh St. in Newton, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Stop by, bring in any old prescription drugs and we'll get them disposed of safely, the right way. We just can't take liquids or needles.

That's all there is to it. It's free, we don't ask questions, nothin'. Come by, say 'hi' and help do your part to keep prescriptions from being stolen or misused.
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This past April, people across the nation helped safely dispose of 937,443 pounds of unwanted prescription medications. Thats 468 tons! And right here in Harvey County, we were a small part of that success.

Our semiannual National Prescription Drug Take Back Day is this Saturday. Well be here at the Sheriffs Office, 120 E. Seventh St. in Newton, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Stop by, bring in any old prescription drugs and well get them disposed of safely, the right way. We just cant take liquids or needles. 

Thats all there is to it. Its free, we dont ask questions, nothin. Come by, say hi and help do your part to keep prescriptions from being stolen or misused.

Early voting has begun in Harvey County! If you want to check voting off your to-do list, come by the Harvey County Courthouse, 800 N. Main St. in Newton.

Early voting is available Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. through Nov. 1. On Saturday, Nov. 2, we'll be here for you to vote from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Early voting wraps up Monday, Nov. 4 at noon, with Election Day following on Tuesday, Nov. 5.

Whether you vote early or on Election Day is up to you, but please get out and vote!
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Early voting has begun in Harvey County! If you want to check voting off your to-do list, come by the Harvey County Courthouse, 800 N. Main St. in Newton.

Early voting is available Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. through Nov. 1. On Saturday, Nov. 2, well be here for you to vote from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Early voting wraps up Monday, Nov. 4 at noon, with Election Day following on Tuesday, Nov. 5.

Whether you vote early or on Election Day is up to you, but please get out and vote!

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Harvey County Health Department

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Clean out your medicine cabinet the safe way...
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Saturday, Oct 26- 10AM - 2PM - Sheriff's Office, Newton

Dispose of your unused over the counter and prescribed drugs.

No sharps.DEA Take Back Day public service announcement reminding communities about the upcoming prescription drug take back day on October 26, 2019. For more informat...
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1 day ago

Harvey County Health Department

So how are you doing at 5 a day?Tell us how you're doing on your 5-A-Day Challenge. Here are a few tips from us. What tips are working for you? ... See moreSee less

So how are you doing at 5 a day?

1 day ago

Harvey County Health Department

Think your workplace is lead free? See if you can spot the lead by clicking or tapping on the image for the answer! #NLPPW2019

Then, go visit bit.ly/2Kap8np to be more #LeadAware!
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1 day ago

Harvey County Health Department

Congratulations and thank you, Sec. Norman.It is my pleasure to congratulate Secretary Lee Norman of the Kansas Department of Health and Environment on his promotion from Lieutenant Colonel to Colonel, which was recently approved by the U.S. Senate. Congratulations, Colonel Norman, on this outstanding achievement. ... See moreSee less

Congratulations and thank you, Sec. Norman.

Forgot to mention boss's day was Wednesday, and day shift celebrated by serving up a couple of excellent soups for lunch. And yes, we saved some for the other shifts. Thanks Shirley and Monica for a tasty meal! And all of you make life as a boss easy! Thanks!!! ... See moreSee less

4 days ago

Harvey County Health Department

Go try it if you haven't!Adult Pickle-ball starts Sunday, October 20th from 7 – 9 pm at Halstead Middle School, 221 West Sixth Street. It is open for all skill levels and there is no cost. If you do not have a paddle there will be some available for your use. Games are played as pickup games and vary in length depending on number of players present. Please call 835-2517 with any questions! ... See moreSee less

Go try it if you havent!

4 days ago

Harvey County Health Department

Call us with questions...316-283-1637 or 800-414-4244The City of Halstead will be hosting a flu clinic that is open to the public! Friday, October 18th from 10am -11am. Shots will be administered by the Harvey County Health Department. ... See moreSee less

Call us with questions...316-283-1637 or 800-414-4244

4 days ago

Harvey County Health Department

Good read. Thanks, Prairie View, for the insights.A new paper published in the October edition of the Health Affairs Journal finds that the perception of people with mental disorders as dangerous, as well as support for stripping those individuals' civil rights, has increased over a 22-year period.

What troubles researcher and Indiana University Distinguished Professor of Sociology Bernice Pescosolido is "there is little evidence that supports the notion that individuals with mental illness are more likely to commit violence. In fact, she said those with mental illnesses are more likely to be victims of violence than to be perpetrators of it": bit.ly/35L9hmz.

Prairie View advocates for all individuals and families affected by mental illness - and we will continue to do so, to tear down barriers and eliminate the stigma so often associated with mental health.

You can help, too. Start conversations, invite Prairie View staff to speak to civil groups, church groups or schools, and advocate for the 1 in 5 individuals with mental illness.

We are stronger together - and together we can transform lives.

#mentalillness #mentalillnessawareness #massviolence #advocacy #strongertogether #PrairieView #transforminglives
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Good read. Thanks, Prairie View, for the insights.

4 days ago

Harvey County

There's a few Harvey County events in the coming weeks you may want to add to your calendar. Here's a heads up:

🗳 Oct. 22: Early voting begins
🔹 Oct. 22: No county commission meeting (canceled)
🎃 Oct. 25-26: Haunted Forest (West Park, 7 p.m. to 10 p.m.)
💊 Oct. 26: Prescription Drug Take Back Day event (Sheriff's Office, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.)
🔸 Oct. 29: County commission meeting (9 a.m.)
🔹 Oct. 29: Joint Taxing Entity meeting (Meridian Center, 7 p.m.)
🗳 Nov. 5: Election Day
🔸 Nov. 5: County commission meeting (9 a.m.)
🇺🇸 Nov. 11: County facilities closed for Veterans Day

👨‍⚕️👩‍⚕️ Our Health Department also has several flu clinics coming up around the county, so if you need a flu shot, be on the lookout for a clinic in your area.
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4 days ago

Healthy Harvey Coalition

Woohoo!Adult Pickle-ball starts Sunday, October 20th from 7 – 9 pm at Halstead Middle School, 221 West Sixth Street. It is open for all skill levels and there is no cost. If you do not have a paddle there will be some available for your use. Games are played as pickup games and vary in length depending on number of players present. Please call 835-2517 with any questions! ... See moreSee less

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Improvements for River Park, Halstead roads begin Aug. 27

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Harvey County will begin a hot-mix asphalt program Aug. 27...

Commission adopts 2020 budget

2019/08/13

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Firework regulations for cities in Harvey County for 2019

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Commission approves moving its meetings from Mondays to Tuesdays

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Commission sets schedule for 2020 budget hearings

2019/05/26

The Harvey County Commission will hold its 2020 budget hearings...

May flooding prompts new disaster declaration from Westfall

2019/05/22

Harvey County Commission Chair Chip Westfall signed a local emergency...

Westfall signs disaster proclamation for May flooding

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Harvey County Commission Chair Chip Westfall signed a local emergency...

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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