Courthouse closed Monday, Feb. 18 for Presidents Day

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Health Department is closed today, Monday, February 18.

We open again on Tuesday, Feb. 19 at 9:00AM.
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Health Department will be closed on Monday, February 18.

We open again at 8:00AM on Tuesday, February 19.
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Harvey County

County facilities are closed Monday, Feb. 18 in recognition of Presidents Day. We're pretty partial to this one.

The Courthouse is back open Tuesday at 8 a.m., with our county commission meeting starting at 9 a.m. in the commission room.
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County facilities are closed Monday, Feb. 18 in recognition of Presidents Day. Were pretty partial to this one. 

The Courthouse is back open Tuesday at 8 a.m., with our county commission meeting starting at 9 a.m. in the commission room.

2 days ago

Harvey County Communications

9-1-1 is 51 years old today! The first call was placed from City Hall to the Police Department (in the same building about 20 feet down the hallway) in Haleyville, Alabama on Feb. 16, 1968. The call was processed by the Alabama Independent Telephone Company. AT&T was second, completing a call in Indiana a few weeks later. Though the building has since been demolished, some of the relics remain on display at the National Law Enforcement Museum in Washington DC. ... See moreSee less

3 days ago

Harvey County

☃️❄️ Enjoying our winter wonderland ❄️☃️

Stay safe on the roads this weekend, and bundle up if you’re going outside.
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Well, this gets the point across.

Thanks to a shop in Clifton Square Village, Wichita, for the message.

We're open till 5:00PM to help you with your flu vaccination. Come on in at 215 S. Pine Street or call us for an appointment.
316-283-1637
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Well, this gets the point across.  

Thanks to a shop in Clifton Square Village, Wichita, for the message.

Were open till 5:00PM to help you with your flu vaccination. Come on in at 215 S. Pine Street or call us for an appointment. 
316-283-1637

4 days ago

Harvey County Health Department

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4 days ago

Harvey County Health Department

Great place to get out and see...then walk a few trails!If you spot some new hills and flatland on East Park's terrain, that's just the Radio Control Park starting to take form. The club is digging in (literally) to the project, with the intent of launching in late April. It's gonna be an awesome additional amenity at the park, and it'll be exciting to watch it take shape in the coming weeks and months. ... See moreSee less

Great place to get out and see...then walk a few trails!

4 days ago

Harvey County

If you spot some new hills and flatland on East Park's terrain, that's just the Radio Control Park starting to take form. The club is digging in (literally) to the project, with the intent of launching in late April. It's gonna be an awesome additional amenity at the park, and it'll be exciting to watch it take shape in the coming weeks and months. ... See moreSee less

If you spot some new hills and flatland on East Parks terrain, thats just the Radio Control Park starting to take form. The club is digging in (literally) to the project, with the intent of launching in late April. Its gonna be an awesome additional amenity at the park, and itll be exciting to watch it take shape in the coming weeks and months.Image attachmentImage attachment

 

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Amy Pierceall Kyle show this to preston he can bring his cars next time he comes

4 days ago

Harvey County Parks

Red Admiral
Scientific name: Vanessa atalanta
Order: Lepidaptera
Family: Nymphalidae
The Red admiral butterfly is found in all three countries on the North American continent, due to its strong migration habits. This species inhabits North America from Central Canada through the Mexican highlands to Guatemala. They are an easy species to identify due to their size and distinctive markings. In Mexico and in warmer states, they can be found year-round. They are only seen during the summer months in the northern part of the continent. Adults can be found in almost any type of habitat.
The Red admiral is a medium sized butterfly. It has a wingspan of about 2 inches. The upper side of the wing is black and the front wings have an orange band with white spots above it towards the apex. The hind wings have a marginal orange band. Both the fore and hind wings have a series of white dashed lines along the margins. The color underneath the front wings is a dark brown with white spots and a pink/orange band. The underside of the hind wings is marbled. The larva of this species is highly variable in color, and resembles the painted lady caterpillar. The Red admiral caterpillar has a black head, and the body is divided into segments. The body is brownish with yellow stripes on the sides and sometimes has white dots on top. Each segment of the larva has a row of long branching spines (scoli) with reddish bases. The pupa is brown to gray with gold spots and short spines on the back. Some of these spines are tipped with gold.
Red admirals are most common in open areas near woods where their host plants are found. The larvae of this species feed on herbs in the nettle family, including stinging nettle, false nettle, wood nettle, etc. In Kansas, Carolina horse nettle is a common plant species, but is not a true nettle and is a member of the night shade family. Males defend territories and fly to meet females for mating. Females lay eggs that are light green and surrounded by white vertical ridges. Eggs are laid singly on leaves of nettle plants. Larvae make nests by silking together small leaves or by silking together the sides of larger leaves to form a protective tube. Older larvae will partially chew threw the petiole of their leaf nest and the drooping of these leaves may indicate their presence. These caterpillars will make many of these shelters throughout their lifetime.
Red admirals prefer to eat fermenting tree sap, fruit, and fresh dung over nectar from plants. They will however drink nectar from aster, goldenrod, milkweed, and other plants. Even though it is rich in sugar, nectar and other food sources lack some important nutrients that are needed for reproduction. Sodium is important for male and female butterflies. Females lose sodium when they lay eggs. Males lose sodium when they transfer the nutrient rich spermataphore to their reproductive partner during mating. Sodium loss is much more severe for the males, because the first time he mates, he loses a third of his sodium. To obtain these nutrients, butterflies will engage in a behavior known as puddling, which is mostly done by males. They will gather on moist soil or sand, or carcasses to obtain nutrients and minerals.
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Red Admiral
Scientific name: Vanessa atalanta
Order: Lepidaptera
Family: Nymphalidae
 The Red admiral butterfly is found in all three countries on the North American continent, due to its strong migration habits. This species inhabits North America from Central Canada through the Mexican highlands to Guatemala. They are an easy species to identify due to their size and distinctive markings. In Mexico and in warmer states, they can be found year-round. They are only seen during the summer months in the northern part of the continent. Adults can be found in almost any type of habitat. 
 The Red admiral is a medium sized butterfly. It has a wingspan of about 2 inches. The upper side of the wing is black and the front wings have an orange band with white spots above it towards the apex. The hind wings have a marginal orange band. Both the fore and hind wings have a series of white dashed lines along the margins. The color underneath the front wings is a dark brown with white spots and a pink/orange band. The underside of the hind wings is marbled. The larva of this species is highly variable in color, and resembles the painted lady caterpillar. The Red admiral caterpillar has a black head, and the body is divided into segments. The body is brownish with yellow stripes on the sides and sometimes has white dots on top. Each segment of the larva has a row of long branching spines (scoli) with reddish bases. The pupa is brown to gray with gold spots and short spines on the back. Some of these spines are tipped with gold. 
 Red admirals are most common in open areas near woods where their host plants are found. The larvae of this species feed on herbs in the nettle family, including stinging nettle, false nettle, wood nettle, etc. In Kansas, Carolina horse nettle is a common plant species, but is not a true nettle and is a member of the night shade family. Males defend territories and fly to meet females for mating. Females lay eggs that are light green and surrounded by white vertical ridges. Eggs are laid singly on leaves of nettle plants. Larvae make nests by silking together small leaves or by silking together the sides of larger leaves to form a protective tube. Older larvae will partially chew threw the petiole of their leaf nest and the drooping of these leaves may indicate their presence. These caterpillars will make many of these shelters throughout their lifetime. 
 Red admirals prefer to eat fermenting tree sap, fruit, and fresh dung over nectar from plants. They will however drink nectar from aster, goldenrod, milkweed, and other plants. Even though it is rich in sugar, nectar and other food sources lack some important nutrients that are needed for reproduction. Sodium is important for male and female butterflies. Females lose sodium when they lay eggs. Males lose sodium when they transfer the nutrient rich spermataphore to their reproductive partner during mating. Sodium loss is much more severe for the males, because the first time he mates, he loses a third of his sodium. To obtain these nutrients, butterflies will engage in a behavior known as puddling, which is mostly done by males. They will gather on moist soil or sand, or carcasses to obtain nutrients and minerals.Image attachmentImage attachment

4 days ago

Harvey County Health Department

Perfect!KLCH Newsletter: Today is all about the HEART! - mailchi.mp/7d8729bc0493/klch-newsletter-today-is-all-about-the-heart ... See moreSee less

Perfect!

4 days ago

Harvey County Health Department

This time of year it's always good to stay prepared for weather changes.

Think about your activities for tomorrow and see what you can do today.With a wintry mix expected across much of eastern Kansas on Friday, a light ice accumulation is possible in these areas. Slick spots on roadways and elevated surfaces could create hazardous travel conditions for both the morning and evening commutes. Stay tuned for updates.
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This time of year its always good to stay prepared for weather changes.

Think about your activities for tomorrow and see what you can do today.

4 days ago

Harvey County Health Department

Take a moment for you..."Love Yourself" is good advice to follow when struggling with mental health. Here are five practical tips to shift from self-doubt to self-love: bit.ly/2SMmkka. ... See moreSee less

Take a moment for you...

5 days ago

Harvey County Health Department

Be careful out there![Wednesday, Feb 13, 2019] - A short period of 40-50 mph wind gusts are expected east of the Kansas Turnpike through mid to late afternoon. For drivers, expect sudden wind gusts to slow you down some. ... See moreSee less

Be careful out there!

5 days ago

Harvey County Health Department

WHAT??? Ask a child you know if they had PE today.Less than 4% of elementary schools require daily physical education. Sign our petition today pledging to #ProtectPE #ExcerciseTheirMinds 🤾🏿‍♀️🤾🏾‍♂️🤾🏼‍♀️🤾🏻‍♂️ spr.ly/6189ERlLx ... See moreSee less

WHAT???   Ask a child you know if they had PE today.

5 days ago

Harvey County Health Department

Great to see the good stuff STAND KS is doing!Sedgwick’s STAND members recently helped assemble new playground equipment for the grade school as part of their community service project. It is so exciting to see so many community members of all ages mobilize to fill a need for local children!
www.thekansan.com/news/20190210/sedgwick-pitches-in-on-new-playground?fbclid=IwAR1xWVaZG5u9WpwmLw...
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Great to see the good stuff STAND KS is doing!

5 days ago

Healthy Harvey Coalition

Sedgwick’s STAND members recently helped assemble new playground equipment for the grade school as part of their community service project. It is so exciting to see so many community members of all ages mobilize to fill a need for local children!
www.thekansan.com/news/20190210/sedgwick-pitches-in-on-new-playground?fbclid=IwAR1xWVaZG5u9WpwmLw...
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5 days ago

Healthy Harvey Coalition

City of Halstead, Kansas
Thank you to KPTS for the creation of the promotional video.
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What we did in 2018

2019/01/7

Harvey County Administrator Anthony Swartzendruber presented a compilation of highlights...

County, City of Newton agree to renovations for Law Enforcement Center

2018/12/21

The Harvey County Commission and Newton City Commission agreed to...

Commission sets county staff holiday schedule for 2019

2018/12/4

The Harvey County Commission has approved 10-1/2 days of public...

Election board completes general election canvass

2018/11/13

Harvey County finished counting votes for the November general election...

Advanced voting for general election begins Oct. 23 in Harvey County

2018/10/22

Advanced voting for the November general election begins Tuesday, Oct...

Tax foreclosure sale scheduled for November

2018/10/12

A tax foreclosure sale will be held for several properties...

Commissioner signs local disaster declaration for flooding

2018/10/9

Harvey County Commission Chair Randy Hague signed a local disaster...

October marks National Cybersecurity Awareness Month

2018/10/3

Americans are spending more time online than ever before. As...

County introduces new resource for meeting documents

2018/09/28

This summer, Harvey County began researching opportunities to find a...

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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.

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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