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It's just HOT! Here's a tip:It's just HOT! Here's a tip: ... See moreSee less

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Our thoughts and prayers are with Wichita PD this morning. May the wounded officer recover fully and quickly. ... See moreSee less

Father's Day weekend! Stop by Newton Farm & Art Market and check out the wind chimes by SMOKY ROSE. ... See moreSee less

2 days ago

Healthy Harvey Coalition

Read WHILE walking? Yes please!

New Book Walk: "A Tallgrass Prairie Alphabet"
New Book Walk: "A Tallgrass Prairie Alphabet"
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In this heat plan your exercise time if outdoors... ... See moreSee less

In this heat plan your exercise time if outdoors...

WEEKEND (and daily) REMINDER in this extreme heat: ... See moreSee less

WEEKEND (and daily) REMINDER in this extreme heat:

Need a snack at the pool or when out and about this summer?Busy at the pool with your kiddos? Check out this list of nutritious summer pool snacks to pack in your cooler for snack time! www.superhealthykids.com/recipes/11-healthy-summer-pool-snacks/ ... See moreSee less

Need a snack at the pool or when out and about this summer?

Overnight, the Sheriff's Office was called to a suspicious persons report at the Kwik Shop in Burrton. Upon arrival, our deputy found two individuals doing mechanical repairs on their vehicle in the parking lot. The individuals began giving conflicting stories to the deputy, including fictitious identifying information.

Our K-9 unit was dispatched to the scene to conduct a free air search. K-9 Odie indicated drugs were present inside the vehicle, determining probable cause.

Items found in the vehicle included about 500 grams of methamphetamine, 19 grams of heroin, more than 100 pills of Fentanyl, miscellaneous drug paraphernalia, and stolen identification cards. The methamphetamine alone has an estimated street value of $11,000.

David Dean and Cassie Nichols, both of Erie, Pa., were taken into custody, and are being held at the Detention Center on $50,000 bonds. Both have been charged with one count each for alleged distribution of methamphetamine, distribution of Fentanyl, distribution of heroin, and possession of paraphernalia.

We appreciate the great work by our deputies, and especially K-9 Odie, on their continued efforts to reduce drug activity and distribution in our county.Overnight, the Sheriff's Office was called to a suspicious persons report at the Kwik Shop in Burrton. Upon arrival, our deputy found two individuals doing mechanical repairs on their vehicle in the parking lot. The individuals began giving conflicting stories to the deputy, including fictitious identifying information.

Our K-9 unit was dispatched to the scene to conduct a free air search. K-9 Odie indicated drugs were present inside the vehicle, determining probable cause.

Items found in the vehicle included about 500 grams of methamphetamine, 19 grams of heroin, more than 100 pills of Fentanyl, miscellaneous drug paraphernalia, and stolen identification cards. The methamphetamine alone has an estimated street value of $11,000.

David Dean and Cassie Nichols, both of Erie, Pa., were taken into custody, and are being held at the Detention Center on $50,000 bonds. Both have been charged with one count each for alleged distribution of methamphetamine, distribution of Fentanyl, distribution of heroin, and possession of paraphernalia.

We appreciate the great work by our deputies, and especially K-9 Odie, on their continued efforts to reduce drug activity and distribution in our county.
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Overnight, the Sheriffs Office was called to a suspicious persons report at the Kwik Shop in Burrton. Upon arrival, our deputy found two individuals doing mechanical repairs on their vehicle in the parking lot. The individuals began giving conflicting stories to the deputy, including fictitious identifying information.

Our K-9 unit was dispatched to the scene to conduct a free air search. K-9 Odie indicated drugs were present inside the vehicle, determining probable cause.

Items found in the vehicle included about 500 grams of methamphetamine, 19 grams of heroin, more than 100 pills of Fentanyl, miscellaneous drug paraphernalia, and stolen identification cards. The methamphetamine alone has an estimated street value of $11,000.

David Dean and Cassie Nichols, both of Erie, Pa., were taken into custody, and are being held at the Detention Center on $50,000 bonds. Both have been charged with one count each for alleged distribution of methamphetamine, distribution of Fentanyl, distribution of heroin, and possession of paraphernalia. 

We appreciate the great work by our deputies, and especially K-9 Odie, on their continued efforts to reduce drug activity and distribution in our county.

4 days ago

Harvey County

The Harvey County driver's license office at the Harvey County Courthouse will close at 12:30 p.m. today. It will reopen for its regular hours (8 a.m. to 4 p.m.) again on Friday.

This does not affect other Treasurer's Office services (vehicle tags, tax information, etc.).
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5 days ago

Harvey County

Good advice for keeping your pet safe in case of an emergency!This is Sherman. Sherman is a big ol' doggo that we very much love. Sherman counts on us to keep him safe and healthy, and in turn, he provides many great memories and reasons to smile. June is #PetPreparednessMonth, a reminder to take a few minutes to make sure you're ready to help your pet just in case of an emergency or disaster. A few tips:

๐Ÿถ Make a Plan. Have a safe place for you and your pet to go in an emergency. Have a neighbor, friend or family member identified that knows to get your pet to safety if you're not able to.

๐Ÿถ Build an Emergency Kit. Just like humans should have an emergency kit ready for themselves, they should help pack one for their pet, too. Have a supply of their favorite food and some water ready. Think about helpful items such as a water dish, backup collar or ID tag, sanitation items, or any medicine they need.

๐Ÿถ Stay Informed. Stay aware of local conditions, and make sure you have multiple ways of receiving alerts. Those alerts and awareness help give you much-needed time to ensure you and your pet can both make it to safety.

Please take the time to prep for your pet! Sherman appreciates it!
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Good advice for keeping your pet safe in case of an emergency!

We participated in the 2021 Kansas Click It or Ticket campaign May 21-31. The Sheriff's Office wrote 102 safety belt citations, seven child restraint citations and one additional citation for no ignition interlock requirement during that time.

While a part of this campaign is enforcement, our ultimate goal with it is education. Wearing a seat belt is a small, easy way to ensure a safer driving experience for you and everyone you share the road with. Adult seat belt compliance is about 85 percent in Kansas. Meanwhile, half of all fatalities in vehicle crashes occur among those not wearing a seat belt. Simply put, seat belts help save lives.

The Click It or Ticket campaign was supported by a grant from the Kansas Department of Transportation.We participated in the 2021 Kansas Click It or Ticket campaign May 21-31. The Sheriff's Office wrote 102 safety belt citations, seven child restraint citations and one additional citation for no ignition interlock requirement during that time.

While a part of this campaign is enforcement, our ultimate goal with it is education. Wearing a seat belt is a small, easy way to ensure a safer driving experience for you and everyone you share the road with. Adult seat belt compliance is about 85 percent in Kansas. Meanwhile, half of all fatalities in vehicle crashes occur among those not wearing a seat belt. Simply put, seat belts help save lives.

The Click It or Ticket campaign was supported by a grant from the Kansas Department of Transportation.
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We participated in the 2021 Kansas Click It or Ticket campaign May 21-31. The Sheriffs Office wrote 102 safety belt citations, seven child restraint citations and one additional citation for no ignition interlock requirement during that time. 

While a part of this campaign is enforcement, our ultimate goal with it is education. Wearing a seat belt is a small, easy way to ensure a safer driving experience for you and everyone you share the road with. Adult seat belt compliance is about 85 percent in Kansas. Meanwhile, half of all fatalities in vehicle crashes occur among those not wearing a seat belt. Simply put, seat belts help save lives.

The Click It or Ticket campaign was supported by a grant from the Kansas Department of Transportation.

This is Sherman. Sherman is a big ol' doggo that we very much love. Sherman counts on us to keep him safe and healthy, and in turn, he provides many great memories and reasons to smile. June is #petpreparednessmonth, a reminder to take a few minutes to make sure you're ready to help your pet just in case of an emergency or disaster. A few tips:

๐Ÿถ Make a Plan. Have a safe place for you and your pet to go in an emergency. Have a neighbor, friend or family member identified that knows to get your pet to safety if you're not able to.

๐Ÿถ Build an Emergency Kit. Just like humans should have an emergency kit ready for themselves, they should help pack one for their pet, too. Have a supply of their favorite food and some water ready. Think about helpful items such as a water dish, backup collar or ID tag, sanitation items, or any medicine they need.

๐Ÿถ Stay Informed. Stay aware of local conditions, and make sure you have multiple ways of receiving alerts. Those alerts and awareness help give you much-needed time to ensure you and your pet can both make it to safety.

Please take the time to prep for your pet! Sherman appreciates it!This is Sherman. Sherman is a big ol' doggo that we very much love. Sherman counts on us to keep him safe and healthy, and in turn, he provides many great memories and reasons to smile. June is #PetPreparednessMonth, a reminder to take a few minutes to make sure you're ready to help your pet just in case of an emergency or disaster. A few tips:

๐Ÿถ Make a Plan. Have a safe place for you and your pet to go in an emergency. Have a neighbor, friend or family member identified that knows to get your pet to safety if you're not able to.

๐Ÿถ Build an Emergency Kit. Just like humans should have an emergency kit ready for themselves, they should help pack one for their pet, too. Have a supply of their favorite food and some water ready. Think about helpful items such as a water dish, backup collar or ID tag, sanitation items, or any medicine they need.

๐Ÿถ Stay Informed. Stay aware of local conditions, and make sure you have multiple ways of receiving alerts. Those alerts and awareness help give you much-needed time to ensure you and your pet can both make it to safety.

Please take the time to prep for your pet! Sherman appreciates it!
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This is Sherman. Sherman is a big ol doggo that we very much love. Sherman counts on us to keep him safe and healthy, and in turn, he provides many great memories and reasons to smile. June is #PetPreparednessMonth, a reminder to take a few minutes to make sure youre ready to help your pet just in case of an emergency or disaster. A few tips:

๐Ÿถ Make a Plan. Have a safe place for you and your pet to go in an emergency. Have a neighbor, friend or family member identified that knows to get your pet to safety if youre not able to.

๐Ÿถ Build an Emergency Kit. Just like humans should have an emergency kit ready for themselves, they should help pack one for their pet, too. Have a supply of their favorite food and some water ready. Think about helpful items such as a water dish, backup collar or ID tag, sanitation items, or any medicine they need.

๐Ÿถ Stay Informed. Stay aware of local conditions, and make sure you have multiple ways of receiving alerts. Those alerts and awareness help give you much-needed time to ensure you and your pet can both make it to safety. 

Please take the time to prep for your pet! Sherman appreciates it!

7 days ago

Harvey County

Here is the latest weekly update from the Harvey County Health Department regarding COVID-19 in Harvey County:

Cases
โ—ผ Cases to date: 3,690 (8 new cases since June 7)
โ—ผ Recovered to date: 3,613 (4 recovered since June 7)
โ—ผ Known active cases: 8 (Up 4 since June 7)
โ—ผ Deaths to date: 69
โ—ผ Current hospitalizations: 0

Testing
๐Ÿ”น Two-week percent positivity: 2.78% (Up 0.41% since June 7)
๐Ÿ”น People tested to date: 16,349 (71 new people since June 7)
๐Ÿ”น Total PCR tests to date: 33,391 (158 new tests since June 7)

Vaccinations
๐Ÿ”ธ Residents vaccinated with one dose: 452.2 per 1,000 people
๐Ÿ”ธ Residents 12+ vaccinated with one dose: 533.8 per 1,000 people

Our rate of COVID-19 vaccinations has continued to grow in Harvey County, and we've maintained our spot as one of the highest-vaccinated counties in Kansas. Harvey County has the fifth-highest rate in the state of individuals 12 years old and older that have been vaccinated (the eligible population). That's a testament to our communities, as well as the local health providers that have helped us achieve that. Great work!

You can find a list of conveniently located local health providers in our area with the vaccine of your choice at www.vaccines.gov.

Additional local statistics can be found at any time on our COVID-19 dashboard: www.harveycounty.com/covid19statsHere is the latest weekly update from the Harvey County Health Department regarding COVID-19 in Harvey County:

Cases
โ—ผ Cases to date: 3,690 (8 new cases since June 7)
โ—ผ Recovered to date: 3,613 (4 recovered since June 7)
โ—ผ Known active cases: 8 (Up 4 since June 7)
โ—ผ Deaths to date: 69
โ—ผ Current hospitalizations: 0

Testing
๐Ÿ”น Two-week percent positivity: 2.78% (Up 0.41% since June 7)
๐Ÿ”น People tested to date: 16,349 (71 new people since June 7)
๐Ÿ”น Total PCR tests to date: 33,391 (158 new tests since June 7)

Vaccinations
๐Ÿ”ธ Residents vaccinated with one dose: 452.2 per 1,000 people
๐Ÿ”ธ Residents 12+ vaccinated with one dose: 533.8 per 1,000 people

Our rate of COVID-19 vaccinations has continued to grow in Harvey County, and we've maintained our spot as one of the highest-vaccinated counties in Kansas. Harvey County has the fifth-highest rate in the state of individuals 12 years old and older that have been vaccinated (the eligible population). That's a testament to our communities, as well as the local health providers that have helped us achieve that. Great work!

You can find a list of conveniently located local health providers in our area with the vaccine of your choice at www.vaccines.gov.

Additional local statistics can be found at any time on our COVID-19 dashboard: www.harveycounty.com/covid19stats
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Here is the latest weekly update from the Harvey County Health Department regarding COVID-19 in Harvey County: 

Cases
โ—ผ Cases to date: 3,690 (8 new cases since June 7)
โ—ผ Recovered to date: 3,613 (4 recovered since June 7)
โ—ผ Known active cases: 8 (Up 4 since June 7)
โ—ผ Deaths to date: 69
โ—ผ Current hospitalizations: 0

Testing
๐Ÿ”น Two-week percent positivity: 2.78% (Up 0.41% since June 7)
๐Ÿ”น People tested to date: 16,349 (71 new people since June 7)
๐Ÿ”น Total PCR tests to date: 33,391 (158 new tests since June 7)

Vaccinations
๐Ÿ”ธ Residents vaccinated with one dose: 452.2 per 1,000 people
๐Ÿ”ธ Residents 12+ vaccinated with one dose: 533.8 per 1,000 people

Our rate of COVID-19 vaccinations has continued to grow in Harvey County, and weve maintained our spot as one of the highest-vaccinated counties in Kansas. Harvey County has the fifth-highest rate in the state of individuals 12 years old and older that have been vaccinated (the eligible population). Thats a testament to our communities, as well as the local health providers that have helped us achieve that. Great work!

You can find a list of conveniently located local health providers in our area with the vaccine of your choice at www.vaccines.gov. 

Additional local statistics can be found at any time on our COVID-19 dashboard: https://www.harveycounty.com/covid19stats

We want to give a HUGE "Thank You" to this group of outstanding individuals from the McConnell Air Force Base. They did some great work today by removing invasive bush honeysuckle at the Steve Harper trail area! It was hot and sweaty work. Thanks again!We want to give a HUGE "Thank You" to this group of outstanding individuals from the McConnell Air Force Base. They did some great work today by removing invasive bush honeysuckle at the Steve Harper trail area! It was hot and sweaty work. Thanks again! ... See moreSee less

We want to give a HUGE Thank You to this group of outstanding individuals from the McConnell Air Force Base. They did some great work today by removing invasive bush honeysuckle at the Steve Harper trail area!  It was hot and sweaty work. Thanks again!

Come see us at the Healthy Harvey Coalition Annual Celebration - Athletic Park (Newton)until 8 this evening ... See moreSee less

Come see us at the Healthy Harvey Coalition Annual  Celebration - Athletic Park (Newton)until 8 this evening

1 week ago

Harvey County

Very cool! This is one of 10 bike repair stations being installed in communities around Harvey County - one in every city, and four around Newton. Great work, Healthy Harvey Coalition! ๐Ÿšฒ๐Ÿšฒ

P.S. The Healthy Harvey Coalition's annual celebration is this evening at Athletic Park. Great opportunity to learn more about the Coalition's efforts, or just for a relaxing evening in the park.KLCH is excited to have a Bike Repair Station next to the Pavilion for the community to use! This was done in partnership with the Healthy Harvey Coalition and the City of Halstead. Healthy Harvey Coalition City of Halstead, Kansas
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Very cool! This is one of 10 bike repair stations being installed in communities around Harvey County - one in every city, and four around Newton. Great work, Healthy Harvey Coalition! ๐Ÿšฒ๐Ÿšฒ

P.S. The Healthy Harvey Coalitions annual celebration is this evening at Athletic Park. Great opportunity to learn more about the Coalitions efforts, or just for a relaxing evening in the park.
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Commission to hold department budget hearings in June

2021/05/19

The Harvey County Commission will hold its annual department budget...

County commission removes local health orders

2021/03/23

(Updated March 23, 2021)The Harvey County Commission voted unanimously to...

Road and Bridge beginning 2021 asphalt patching

2021/03/5

Harvey County Road and Bridge will begin its 2021 asphalt...

County commission updates mass gathering limits

2021/02/9

(Feb. 9, 2021)The Harvey County Commission has loosened the requirements...

Appraiser's Office publishes 2021 market study analysis

2021/02/2

The Harvey County Appraiser's Office has published the findings of...

Harvey County, Health Ministries partner for COVID-19 vaccinations

2021/01/26

The Harvey County Health Department and Health Ministries have partnered...

Elected officials take oath of office

2021/01/14

Officials elected to hold office for Harvey County were sworn...

County commissioner Ron Krehbiel passes away

2021/01/9

Harvey County Commissioner Ron Krehbiel passed away Jan. 9. He...

Commission extends local health order on mass gathering limit

2021/01/5

The Harvey County Commission voted to extend a local health...

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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