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13 hours ago

Harvey County Health Department

Most up to date data on vaping injuries in USA.OUTBREAK UPDATE: As of 12/10, 2,409 cases of lung injury associated with use of e-cigarette, or vaping, products have been reported from 50 states, DC, & 2 US territories (Puerto Rico & USVI). 52 deaths were confirmed in 26 states & DC. www.cdc.gov/lunginjury ... See moreSee less

Most up to date data on vaping injuries in USA.

2 days ago

Harvey County Health Department

It really is okay to just 'air' High -5 or elbow bump this time of year!๐Ÿฆ Sharing is NOT caring when it comes to the flu. If you see the signs, you know what to do. Stay home! #KansasFightsFlu ... See moreSee less

It really is okay to just air High -5 or elbow bump this time of year!

2 days ago

Harvey County

We're happy to report a couple Road and Bridge projects recently wrapped up and are back open for business.

We replaced three culverts with one big box culvert on Northwest 108th Street just east of Old Settlers Road.

We also finished a bridge replacement on North Oliver Road, just a bit south of Northeast 72nd Street.

Both look much improved, in our opinion. Thanks for your patience during the projects!
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Were happy to report a couple Road and Bridge projects recently wrapped up and are back open for business.

We replaced three culverts with one big box culvert on Northwest 108th Street just east of Old Settlers Road.

We also finished a bridge replacement on North Oliver Road, just a bit south of Northeast 72nd Street.

Both look much improved, in our opinion. Thanks for your patience during the projects!

 

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I don't know anything of the bridge on 108th, but I'm sure I'm not the only harvest driver who appreciates the new bridge on north Oliver. Thanks to all.

3 days ago

Harvey County Health Department

On the eleventh day of CEI-mas, my Community Engagement Institute gave to me...11 CPHI Partners!

The Center for Public Health Initiatives (CPHI) provides technical assistance, training, and evaluation support for local health departments and other organizations that provide public health services. #CEImas
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3 days ago

Harvey County Health Department

Ever wonder what to do with the lid of those food trays? Check this out...Hosting a holiday party? Foods on a buffet can be kept cold by placing food dishes in larger bowls of ice. For party trays purchased at the supermarket, remove lid and fill lid with ice, then put the tray on top. For additional tips to #PreventPoison: bit.ly/2wiPl88. ... See moreSee less

Ever wonder what to do with the lid of those food trays?  Check this out...

Here's a look inside the warehouse as our local first responders teamed up to put together boxes of food for First Responders Holiday Helpers. It's a really impressive but efficient machine. There's a whole other line of people putting boxes together on the other side, pallets moving in and out and more.

We think we held our own, but we'll stick to our day jobs. We had a great time today. Thanks again to everyone who helped make it possible.
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First Responders Holiday Helpers 2019

 

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We recieved one last year and it was an incredible relief! We hoped pretty hard one might show up again thos year, but since we dont know how we ended up on a list last year, we had no idea how to ask for one this year.

Busy (and fast) little elves they be ๐Ÿ™‚

they move fast!!

3 days ago

Harvey County

This is awesome. ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘Busy mornin' for us packing up boxes of food for the First Responders Holiday Helpers initiative. We're at the Dillons distribution warehouse in Goddard, and we've got lots of Harvey County help with us. Our assembly line includes City of North Newton, Kansas Police Department, Newton Fire/EMS, Newton KS Police Department and the City of Burrton Police Department. We also have even more help from Sedgwick County first responders and Dillons staff.

We're packing up boxes for at least 200 families right here in Harvey County. It's wonderful to see your support of this program and your generosity in helping those in need in our communities. Thank you.
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This is awesome. ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘

Busy mornin' for us packing up boxes of food for the First Responders Holiday Helpers initiative. We're at the Dillons distribution warehouse in Goddard, and we've got lots of Harvey County help with us. Our assembly line includes City of North Newton, Kansas Police Department, Newton Fire/EMS, Newton KS Police Department and the City of Burrton Police Department. We also have even more help from Sedgwick County first responders and Dillons staff.

We're packing up boxes for at least 200 families right here in Harvey County. It's wonderful to see your support of this program and your generosity in helping those in need in our communities. Thank you.
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Busy mornin for us packing up boxes of food for the First Responders Holiday Helpers initiative. Were at the Dillons distribution warehouse in Goddard, and weve got lots of Harvey County help with us. Our assembly line includes City of North Newton, Kansas Police Department, Newton Fire/EMS, Newton KS Police Department and the City of Burrton Police Department. We also have even more help from Sedgwick County first responders and Dillons staff. 

Were packing up boxes for at least 200 families right here in Harvey County. Its wonderful to see your support of this program and your generosity in helping those in need in our communities. Thank you.

 

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Thank you for helping our local school families ๐Ÿ’œ๐Ÿ’œ

Thanks for your endless acts of serving!!!!!

God bless you all ๐Ÿ™๐Ÿ™๐Ÿ™๐Ÿ™โค

Yall are amazing!

How do i get a box i have no food at my house

We received boxes yesterday! It was so nice to open the door to something unexpected! Thank you! โค

Awsome

I woke this morning too boxes on my porch thank you guys very much it means a lot to me and my kids

Very proud of our police officers and first responders. Thank you

Way to go people

How do we get signed up for this. I have 2 boys and haven't been working. I could totally use the extra help

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3 days ago

Healthy Harvey Coalition

Kudos to the Kansas State Board of Education for taking steps to protect Kansas youth! Yesterday, the Board unanimously passed a policy that encourages local school districts to prohibit vaping at schools and school activities for students, staff, parents, volunteers, contractors and vendors. Resist- Fighting the influence of Big Tobacco
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#RaisetheAgeKS #VapeFreeKSschools

www.kansas.com/news/article238245889.html
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4 days ago

Harvey County Health Department

Stay tuned to this kind of news by liking 'CDC' Facebook page.NEW OUTBREAK: CDC and partners are investigating an outbreak of 8 E. coli infections linked to Fresh Express Sunflower Crisp Chopped Salad Kits.
Check your fridge for this salad kit and do not eat it.

How to ID affected salads: UPC 0 71279 30906 4, beginning with lot code Z, and a best-before date up to and including 07DEC19. This information is printed on the front of the bag in the top right corner.

Read the latest information: go.usa.gov/xpVUP
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Stay tuned to this kind of news by liking CDC Facebook page.

4 days ago

Harvey County Health Department

We can help...call for an appointment. 316-283-1637.When Bethany Drapeau lost her daughter to flu complications, she realized the importance of an annual flu vaccination for everyone, including healthy children and adults.

Her story could help protect your family and loved ones. Read more: bit.ly/2t5jCen
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We can help...call for an appointment. 316-283-1637.

4 days ago

Harvey County Health Department

CPSC is joining with families whose children have died in inclined sleepers to ask you to please stop using these products: CPSC.gov/SafeSleep ... See moreSee less

4 days ago

Harvey County

We finished up our holiday food drive yesterday, and we collected A TON of food. And not just the exaggerated "a ton" because it's fun to say - our staff brought in 2,085 pounds of food. Very proud of y'all!

We hold a little friendly competition between departments for our food drive. A round of applause ๐Ÿ‘๐ŸŽ‰๐Ÿ‘ from us to our Road and Bridge and Noxious Weeds crews, which donated 558 pounds to the total for braggin' rights. Well. Done.

The products were donated to Safehope and New Jerusalem Missions.
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We finished up our holiday food drive yesterday, and we collected A TON of food. And not just the exaggerated a ton because its fun to say - our staff brought in 2,085 pounds of food. Very proud of yall!

We hold a little friendly competition between departments for our food drive. A round of applause ๐Ÿ‘๐ŸŽ‰๐Ÿ‘ from us to our Road and Bridge and Noxious Weeds crews, which donated 558 pounds to the total for braggin rights. Well. Done.

The products were donated to Safehope and New Jerusalem Missions.

 

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Will the public, who do not use the services at Safehope or New Jerusalem, be able to benefit from this windfall? Thereโ€™s a lot of need in Harvey County.

CRITTER OF THE WEEK:
Gray tree frogs are an arboreal species that can vary in color from camouflage gray to bright green. Their color is dependent on their activity and environment. They may appear green in warm humid conditions, or grey in cooler temperatures. The inner thigh of this frog is bright orange, but is usually only visible upon close inspection or while jumping. The skin of the dorsal surface is rough, while the underbelly is smooth. These frogs have large toe pads that help them stick to both natural and man-made surfaces. Adults are usually between 1 ยผ- 2 ยฝ inches. The frog in the photo on the branch was found at Harvey County East Park on Oct. 14 2019, and the frog in the persons hand was found in Derby, KS on Aug. 5 2019.
The Gray tree frog and the Copeโ€™s Gray tree frog are two separate species but are described together because they are externally indistinguishable. The Copeโ€™s gray tree frog is more widely distributed in Kansas than the Gray tree frog. Both species are found throughout the eastern third of Kansas, and can be found in the eastern part of the United States and in southern Canada. While the two species are morphologically indistinguishable, they can be identified more easily by the call of the males in spring. The males of the species are able to call to attract mates, while the females do not. The call rates of both species are temperature dependent. At a given temperature, the pulse frequency of the Gray tree frog is about half that of the Copeโ€™s gray tree frog. Males have a dark, almost black throat while the females have a white throat.
These frogs spend a lot of time high in the trees. They are nocturnal and spend most of the day hiding, while nights are spent foraging for insects. Gray tree frogs will eat many types of soft-bodied invertebrates including crickets, flies, worms and moths. This species is more noticeable in the spring time when the males call from wetland vegetation. After mating, females lay eggs in groups of 10 to 40 on the surface of shallow, usually temporary bodies of water. These bodies of water are usually lacking fish. Eggs hatch in about 5 days and tadpoles completely metamorphosis in 45-65 days. In the winter time, these frogs will hibernate above ground typically in the roots of trees or in dead leaves. Their bodies release a chemical called cyroprotectants that prevents damage from ice crystals on their skin. They are also able to produce glucose to prevent their organs from freezing.
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CRITTER OF THE WEEK:
Gray tree frogs are an arboreal species that can vary in color from camouflage gray to bright green. Their color is dependent on their activity and environment. They may appear green in warm humid conditions, or grey in cooler temperatures. The inner thigh of this frog is bright orange, but is usually only visible upon close inspection or while jumping. The skin of the dorsal surface is rough, while the underbelly is smooth. These frogs have large toe pads that help them stick to both natural and man-made surfaces. Adults are usually between 1 ยผ- 2 ยฝ inches. The frog in the photo on the branch was found at Harvey County East Park on Oct. 14 2019, and the frog in the persons hand was found in Derby, KS on Aug. 5 2019.   
 The Gray tree frog and the Copeโ€™s Gray tree frog are two separate species but are described together because they are externally indistinguishable. The Copeโ€™s gray tree frog is more widely distributed in Kansas than the Gray tree frog. Both species are found throughout the eastern third of Kansas, and can be found in the eastern part of the United States and in southern Canada. While the two species are morphologically indistinguishable, they can be identified more easily by the call of the males in spring. The males of the species are able to call to attract mates, while the females do not. The call rates of both species are temperature dependent. At a given temperature, the pulse frequency of the Gray tree frog is about half that of the Copeโ€™s gray tree frog. Males have a dark, almost black throat while the females have a white throat. 
 These frogs spend a lot of time high in the trees. They are nocturnal and spend most of the day hiding, while nights are spent foraging for insects. Gray tree frogs will eat many types of soft-bodied invertebrates including crickets, flies, worms and moths. This species is more noticeable in the spring time when the males call from wetland vegetation. After mating, females lay eggs in groups of 10 to 40 on the surface of shallow, usually temporary bodies of water. These bodies of water are usually lacking fish. Eggs hatch in about 5 days and tadpoles completely metamorphosis in 45-65 days. In the winter time, these frogs will hibernate above ground typically in the roots of trees or in dead leaves. Their bodies release a chemical called cyroprotectants that prevents damage from ice crystals on their skin. They are also able to produce glucose to prevent their organs from freezing.

 

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We have several on our property for the past few years. Funny looking when they climb up the window.

Health Department will open at 1:45PM TODAY, December 9. ... See moreSee less

5 days ago

Harvey County Health Department

Thanks WSU-CEI!On the seventh day of CEI-mas, my Community Engagement Institute gave to me...7 Supports a-giving!

The Early Childhood Initiatives team supports organizations' and coalitions' efforts to create systems and policies that prioritize very young children and their families. We contribute structure needed by the disparate partners who come together to make progress on early childhood issues. #CEImas
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Airport to receive $7.2 million grant for taxiway

2019/11/27

WASHINGTON โ€“ U.S. Senator Jerry Moran (R-Kan.) โ€“ member of...

Commission removes county recycling mandate

2019/11/26

The Harvey County Commission voted Nov. 26 to amend its...

Commission sets public holidays for 2020

2019/11/19

The Harvey County Commission set its public holidays for 2020...

Board finishes canvass for 2019 general election

2019/11/14

Harvey County completed its canvass for the 2019 general election...

County to hold tax foreclosure sale in December

2019/11/12

Harvey County will hold a tax foreclosure sale for specified...

Improvements for River Park, Halstead roads begin Aug. 27

2019/08/23

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

Commission adopts 2020 budget

2019/08/13

Harvey County's 2020 fiscal year budget was adopted Aug. 13...

Road work will limit travel on South West Road in August

2019/08/1

A road improvement project will limit a short stretch of...

County's 2020 recommended budget presents slight decrease

2019/07/23

The recommended budget presented by the Harvey County Commission for the...

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