Harvey County News

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23 hours ago

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Sweet! Way to go, Skip! πŸ‘πŸ₯³We are extremely proud of Skip Cowan for being honored as one of Emerge: Harvey County's 4 Under 40 award recipients. Skip is the Health Department's and Harvey County Emergency Management's community services coordinator.

Skip has been with Harvey County for 12 years. He is a vital part of our emergency preparedness and response efforts. At the Health Department, he leads our disease investigations. Through the COVID-19 pandemic, he helped distribute personal protective equipment to health providers and first responders, as well as organized and facilitated COVID-19 vaccine distributions. He is also involved in several local organizations and is an avid volunteer.

Skip has proven many times over to be an invaluable asset to our organization and our communities. Your personality and tireless work ethic encourage and improve our team every day. We think this recognition is well deserved. Congratulations, and thank you for your dedication to public service!
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Sweet! Way to go, Skip! πŸ‘πŸ₯³

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Definitely well deserved. Skip is an integral part of our EM team!We are extremely proud of Skip Cowan for being honored as one of Emerge: Harvey County's 4 Under 40 award recipients. Skip is the Health Department's and Harvey County Emergency Management's community services coordinator.

Skip has been with Harvey County for 12 years. He is a vital part of our emergency preparedness and response efforts. At the Health Department, he leads our disease investigations. Through the COVID-19 pandemic, he helped distribute personal protective equipment to health providers and first responders, as well as organized and facilitated COVID-19 vaccine distributions. He is also involved in several local organizations and is an avid volunteer.

Skip has proven many times over to be an invaluable asset to our organization and our communities. Your personality and tireless work ethic encourage and improve our team every day. We think this recognition is well deserved. Congratulations, and thank you for your dedication to public service!
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Definitely well deserved. Skip is an integral part of our EM team!

We are extremely proud of Skip Cowan for being honored as one of Emerge: Harvey County's 4 Under 40 award recipients. Skip is the Health Department's and Harvey County Emergency Management's community services coordinator.

Skip has been with Harvey County for 12 years. He is a vital part of our emergency preparedness and response efforts. At the Health Department, he leads our disease investigations. Through the COVID-19 pandemic, he helped distribute personal protective equipment to health providers and first responders, as well as organized and facilitated COVID-19 vaccine distributions. He is also involved in several local organizations and is an avid volunteer.

Skip has proven many times over to be an invaluable asset to our organization and our communities. Your personality and tireless work ethic encourage and improve our team every day. We think this recognition is well deserved. Congratulations, and thank you for your dedication to public service!We are extremely proud of Skip Cowan for being honored as one of Emerge: Harvey County's 4 Under 40 award recipients. Skip is the Health Department's and Harvey County Emergency Management's community services coordinator.

Skip has been with Harvey County for 12 years. He is a vital part of our emergency preparedness and response efforts. At the Health Department, he leads our disease investigations. Through the COVID-19 pandemic, he helped distribute personal protective equipment to health providers and first responders, as well as organized and facilitated COVID-19 vaccine distributions. He is also involved in several local organizations and is an avid volunteer.

Skip has proven many times over to be an invaluable asset to our organization and our communities. Your personality and tireless work ethic encourage and improve our team every day. We think this recognition is well deserved. Congratulations, and thank you for your dedication to public service!
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We are extremely proud of Skip Cowan for being honored as one of Emerge: Harvey Countys 4 Under 40 award recipients. Skip is the Health Departments and Harvey County Emergency Managements community services coordinator.

Skip has been with Harvey County for 12 years. He is a vital part of our emergency preparedness and response efforts. At the Health Department, he leads our disease investigations. Through the COVID-19 pandemic, he helped distribute personal protective equipment to health providers and first responders, as well as organized and facilitated COVID-19 vaccine distributions. He is also involved in several local organizations and is an avid volunteer.

Skip has proven many times over to be an invaluable asset to our organization and our communities. Your personality and tireless work ethic encourage and improve our team every day. We think this recognition is well deserved. Congratulations, and thank you for your dedication to public service!

My Life, My Quit is a program to help Kansas teens ages 13 to 17 quit tobacco and nicotine, including the use of vaping products. This program is 100% free and confidential.

Teens can call or text 855-891-9989 to chat with a coach.
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My Life, My Quit is a program to help Kansas teens ages 13 to 17 quit tobacco and nicotine, including the use of vaping products. This program is 100% free and confidential. 

Teens can call or text 855-891-9989 to chat with a coach.

Tonight by our community garden, come attend the Old Settlers movie on the lawn! Concession stand will be available!!!! ... See moreSee less

2 days ago

Harvey County

Some toasty weather is still lingering around this summer, especially this coming weekend. Here's a reminder to check in on family and neighbors. Extreme heat can be especially difficult for older adults.

The Harvey County Department on Aging can help provide information for older adults. We can also be a resource for caregivers, such as education on how specific illnesses or medications may interact with heat stress. You can call the Department on Aging at 316-284-6880.Some toasty weather is still lingering around this summer, especially this coming weekend. Here's a reminder to check in on family and neighbors. Extreme heat can be especially difficult for older adults.

The Harvey County Department on Aging can help provide information for older adults. We can also be a resource for caregivers, such as education on how specific illnesses or medications may interact with heat stress. You can call the Department on Aging at 316-284-6880.
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Some toasty weather is still lingering around this summer, especially this coming weekend. Heres a reminder to check in on family and neighbors. Extreme heat can be especially difficult for older adults. 

The Harvey County Department on Aging can help provide information for older adults. We can also be a resource for caregivers, such as education on how specific illnesses or medications may interact with heat stress. You can call the Department on Aging at 316-284-6880.

We partnered this week with USD 373 Administration, Newton High School, Newton Fire/EMS, the Newton Police Department and the Harvey County Sheriff's Office to practice a response to an active killer incident at NHS. While our sincerest hope is to never need to utilize this training, we work to ensure we can seamlessly partner together if there were an active threat. Keeping students, staff and our communities safe is our combined top priority. We appreciate all of the agencies for their participation in the exercise.Photos from Harvey County Emergency Management's post ... See moreSee less

We partnered this week with USD 373 Administration, Newton High School, Newton Fire/EMS, the Newton Police Department and the Harvey County Sheriffs Office to practice a response to an active killer incident at NHS. While our sincerest hope is to never need to utilize this training, we work to ensure we can seamlessly partner together if there were an active threat. Keeping students, staff and our communities safe is our combined top priority. We appreciate all of the agencies for their participation in the exercise.Image attachment

Did you know that within 20 minutes after quitting smoking, your heart rate and blood pressure drop? This is just one of the many health benefits of quitting smoking for good!

The Kansas Tobacco Quitline is free and available 24/7 for all Kansans. Call 1-800-QUIT-NOW (784-8669) to learn more about how to quit smoking.
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Did you know that within 20 minutes after quitting smoking, your heart rate and blood pressure drop? This is just one of the many health benefits of quitting smoking for good! 

The Kansas Tobacco Quitline is free and available 24/7 for all Kansans. Call 1-800-QUIT-NOW (784-8669) to learn more about how to quit smoking.

3 days ago

Harvey County

β˜€οΈ Just a few pics of some summer vibes around Harvey County 🌻Photos from Harvey County's post ... See moreSee less

Congrats, Andy and Doug!πŸŽŠπŸŽ‰π‚πŽππ†π‘π€π“π”π‹π€π“πˆπŽππ’β—πŸŽ‰πŸŽŠ
π‘‡β„Žπ‘’ 𝐢𝑖𝑑𝑦 π‘œπ‘“ π»π‘Žπ‘™π‘ π‘‘π‘’π‘Žπ‘‘ 𝑖𝑠 π‘π‘™π‘’π‘Žπ‘ π‘’π‘‘ π‘‘π‘œ π‘Žπ‘›π‘›π‘œπ‘’π‘›π‘π‘’ π‘‘β„Žπ‘’ π‘π‘Ÿπ‘œπ‘šπ‘œπ‘‘π‘–π‘œπ‘›π‘  π‘œπ‘“ 𝑨𝒏𝒅𝒆𝒓𝒔𝒐𝒏 π‘³π’π’˜π’† π‘Žπ‘›π‘‘ π‘«π’π’–π’ˆ π‘―π’π’‡π’‡π’Žπ’‚π’.
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Congrats, Andy and Doug!

Our office is mailing revenue neutral rate information to taxpayers this week. You may receive a document similar to what we included here. New Kansas statute requires any taxing jurisdiction that exceeds its revenue neutral rate from the previous year to provide notification of its public budget hearing. This is not a bill, and no action needs to be taken. It is simply informational. The document includes notes explaining information in the notice.

You can find a summary of all hearings for taxing entities in Harvey County, sign up for future notifications by email, or read more about revenue neutral rates, here: www.hvcoksvote.gov/rnr-infoPhotos from Harvey County KS - Elections's post
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Our office is mailing revenue neutral rate information to taxpayers this week. You may receive a document similar to what we included here. New Kansas statute requires any taxing jurisdiction that exceeds its revenue neutral rate from the previous year to provide notification of its public budget hearing. This is not a bill, and no action needs to be taken. It is simply informational. The document includes notes explaining information in the notice.

You can find a summary of all hearings for taxing entities in Harvey County, sign up for future notifications by email, or read more about revenue neutral rates, here: https://www.hvcoksvote.gov/rnr-infoImage attachment

Welp, it's Aug. 10 and *checks calendar* school starts for some Harvey County kids this week? It's an exciting/nerve-racking/memorable/hopefully fun time of year. Lots of kids are getting familiar with their back-to-school routines. Parents and teachers, too.

So here's our reminder for drivers to be extra attentive the next few weeks. Pay attention for kids using crosswalks and on sidewalks. Bring it down a notch in school zones. Be ready to stop if a school bus has its stop arm extended.

We're thankful for all of our local educators for all of their work prepping to welcome returning students. Keep up the great work. We hope everyone has an awesome school year!Welp, it's Aug. 10 and *checks calendar* school starts for some Harvey County kids this week? It's an exciting/nerve-racking/memorable/hopefully fun time of year. Lots of kids are getting familiar with their back-to-school routines. Parents and teachers, too.

So here's our reminder for drivers to be extra attentive the next few weeks. Pay attention for kids using crosswalks and on sidewalks. Bring it down a notch in school zones. Be ready to stop if a school bus has its stop arm extended.

We're thankful for all of our local educators for all of their work prepping to welcome returning students. Keep up the great work. We hope everyone has an awesome school year!
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Welp, its Aug. 10 and *checks calendar* school starts for some Harvey County kids this week? Its an exciting/nerve-racking/memorable/hopefully fun time of year. Lots of kids are getting familiar with their back-to-school routines. Parents and teachers, too.

So heres our reminder for drivers to be extra attentive the next few weeks. Pay attention for kids using crosswalks and on sidewalks. Bring it down a notch in school zones. Be ready to stop if a school bus has its stop arm extended.

Were thankful for all of our local educators for all of their work prepping to welcome returning students. Keep up the great work. We hope everyone has an awesome school year!

Do you use vaping or tobacco products including e-cigarettes?

It's probably costing you more than you realize. You can save more than $50 a month by quitting vaping products, cigarettes, or other forms of tobacco. That's $600 a year!

Visit KSquit.org to learn how to get started on your smoke-free journey to protect your health and your wallet!Do you use vaping or tobacco products including e-cigarettes?

It's probably costing you more than you realize. You can save more than $50 a month by quitting vaping products, cigarettes, or other forms of tobacco. That's $600 a year!

Visit KSquit.org to learn how to get started on your smoke-free journey to protect your health and your wallet!
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Do you use vaping or tobacco products including e-cigarettes? 

Its probably costing you more than you realize. You can save more than $50 a month by quitting vaping products, cigarettes, or other forms of tobacco. Thats $600 a year!

Visit KSquit.org to learn how to get started on your smoke-free journey to protect your health and your wallet!

The best way to Get Ahead is to get started!

The next Getting Ahead Class- based on financial management and relationship-building begins in just a couple of weeks.
Get registered now -->> forms.gle/xRrZgeFTnPMdz75N6
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Cowan receives 4 Under 40 honor

2022/08/12

Skip Cowan, the community services coordinator for the Harvey County...

Election board certifies 2022 primary results

2022/08/9

The results for the 2022 primary election were certified Aug...

Recommended budget for 2023 receives go-ahead from commissioners

2022/07/12

The Harvey County Commission gave its endorsement at its July...

Firework regulations in Harvey County for 2022

2022/06/24

Fireworks are allowed in Harvey County, but the days, times...

Commission hearings for 2023 recommended budget upcoming

2022/05/20

The Harvey County Commission will hold departmental budget hearings May...

Hesston Road project to continue farther northwest

2022/05/10

The improvement project on Hesston Road will move farther northwest...

Kingsley brings financial background to County

2022/04/6

Shannon Kingsley has been hired as the assistant county administrator...

Road and Bridge 2022 patching program underway

2022/04/1

Harvey County Road and Bridge has started its annual asphalt...

Rothe receives promotion to PZE director

2022/03/30

Karen Rothe has been promoted to director of the Harvey...

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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