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Posted on: February 23, 2024

New Naloxone Vending Machine available in Hutchinson

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DCCCA and Healthy Blue, in collaboration with Kansas Recovery Network and New Beginnings, held a ribbon cutting Thursday morning to celebrate a new naloxone vending machine that has been installed in Hutchinson at 400 W. 2nd Ave. at the Crossover Recovery...

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Posted on: February 21, 2024

Planning commission recommends adoption of updated solar energy systems regulations

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On February 15, 2024, the Planning Commission voted 7-0 to recommend to the County Commissioners adoption of these documents.  These recommended drafts will be on a future County Commissioner agenda for final consideration. Questions can be direc...

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Posted on: February 21, 2024

Dillon Lecture Series speaker Janelle Shane talked about "AI Weirdness"

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Janelle Shane, an Artificial Intelligence (AI) Humorist, Author, Research Scientist and Blogger, was the first Ray and Stella Dillon Lecture Series speaker of 2024, speaking on Tuesday morning at the Sports Arena. Shane, whose blog is www.AIweirdness.com,...

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Posted on: February 14, 2024

Pathways to a Healthy Kansas grant of $25,000 given to Food Bank of Reno County

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This $25,000 grant will be used to increase access to healthy foods in Reno County through the purchase of a refrigerator, freezer, supplies for tracking Healthy Eating Research standards and funds to bring on a volunteer coordinator for the food bank.

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Posted on: February 6, 2024

Grant Opportunities from the Kansas Department of Corrections

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We are pleased to announce that the Kansas Department of Corrections has two funding opportunities that we wanted to made you aware of.

First is the FY2025 Non-Matching Funds Juvenile Crime Community Prevention Grant

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Posted on: January 29, 2024 | Last Modified on: March 29, 2018

Upcoming Election Dates

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Posted on: January 25, 2024

Storm Fury on the Plains to be held in Hutchinson Feb. 8th

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Attend this free, educational opportunity to learn more about storms and severe weather safety by going to the "Storm Fury on the Plains" training presented in Hutchinson by Reno County Emergency Management and the National Weather Service in Wi...

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Posted on: January 25, 2024

Health Departments in Reno County and Monroe County participate in Mentoring Program

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The Reno County Health Department was selected to be mentors to the Monroe County Health Department in Wisconsin by NACCHO (National Association of City and County Health Officials) under the ROCA (Reducing Overdose through Community Action) pro...

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Posted on: January 24, 2024

Request for Bids - Kansas Rehabilitation Tax Credits

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Reno County Commissioners have sent out a request for bids to purchase Kansas Rehabilitation Tax Credits issued for the exterior renovation of the Reno County courthouse.

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Posted on: January 12, 2024

Reno County Offices closed Monday for Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. National Holiday

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As seen on the Martin Luther King, Jr. Center for Nonviolent Social Change (“The King Center”),  https://thekingcenter.org/king-holiday-2024/, the annual King Holiday Observance is a time that we celebrate, commemorate and hono...

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Posted on: January 12, 2024

Reno County Medical Reserve Corps holds first meeting after revitalization

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The Reno County Medical Reserve Corps (MRC), a newly revitalized volunteer unit that supports preparedness opportunities throughout the county, held their first meeting Friday afternoon at the Reno County Health Department. The unit director, Reno County ...

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Posted on: January 11, 2024

Deputy Treasurer Richele Calvert sworn in as new Reno County Treasurer

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Deputy Treasurer Richele Calvert is sworn in by District Judge Trish Rose Thursday morning, January 11, 2024, in the Division I courtroom, as the new Reno County Treasurer. Calvert was appointed to fill in the remaining term for Treasurer Brenda Kowitz wh...

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Posted on: January 10, 2024

Reno County Commission choose new Chairman and Vice-Chairman

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Commissioner Randy Parks, left, was elected as Chairman and Commissioner Don Bogner was elected as Vice-Chairman during the Reno County Commission meeting on Wednesday, January 10, 2024, in the Veterans Room at the courthouse.  The next ...

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Posted on: January 1, 2024

Treasurer Brenda Kowitz retires from Reno County

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See more photos of Brenda's retirement reception at https://www.facebook.com/RenoCountyKS/

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Posted on: December 12, 2023

Reno County has added a new First-Time Felony Drug Offender Diversion Program

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Beginning January 1, 2024, Reno County started a new First-Time Felony Drug Offender Diversion Program to expand diversion opportunities to previously ineligible individuals.

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Posted on: December 21, 2023

Joe Hammeke chosen as new Reno County Youth Services Director

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Hammeke has been promoted from Youth Services Assistant Director, a position he has held at Reno County since 2021. Current Youth Services Director Shelly Bredemeier retires on Friday, December 22, 2023, after 35 years of public service.

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Posted on: December 15, 2023

Youth Services Director Shelly Bredemeier honored at retirement reception

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Youth Services Director Shelly Bredemeier was honored for her 35 years of dedicated service during a retirement reception Friday in the Veterans Room at the Reno County courthouse. 
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Posted on: December 14, 2023

Nitrate levels continue to be above allowable limits in Yoder area

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The Dec. 5, 2023, nitrate level test was 12.0 mg/L, which exceeds the Kansas and Federal (EPA) maximum contaminant level (MCL) of 10 mg/L for public water supply systems.

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Posted on: December 7, 2023

Large donation announced for Hope's Cradle program in Hutchinson

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The Hutchinson Fire Department and Hutchinson Regional Healthcare System were given over $33,000 in donations for the Hope's Cradle project. 

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Posted on: December 6, 2023

Toys For Tots Christmas Toy Drive this week until Friday Dec. 8th!

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UPDATE: Thank you to everyone who participated in the Reno County District Attorney’s Toys for Tots Drive this year.  We collected 16 boxes of toys from the various drop-off locations in the County.  Those boxes contained 572 t...
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Posted on: December 1, 2023

Downtown Hutch Master Plan unveiled at Memorial Hall

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According to the DowntownHutchMasterPlan.com site, the master plan reimagines Hutchinson's downtown and creates a roadmap for the future. These plan recommendations were built by going through the steps of understanding and evaluating downtown&am...
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Posted on: November 30, 2023

The State of Kansas offers Property Tax Relief Programs to homeowners who qualify

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Qualified homeowners in Reno County can apply for a variety of property tax relief programs. 

On the back of your property tax statement is information about property tax refund programs for tax year 2023. 

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Posted on: November 6, 2023

Election Summary Report - Official Final Results including tie-breaker

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UPDATE: Lathan Keener was chosen as City of Langdon council person after a coin toss to break the tie during the Reno County Commission meeting Wednesday morning. Keener was in a tie with Karen Fisher after each received three votes during the election.

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Posted on: May 12, 2023

Planning Commission to reconvene Dec. 21 for Solar Energy Systems Regulations

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The Reno County Planning Commission is currently in recess and will reconvene on Dec 21 at 4:30 pm at Reno County Public Works located at 600 Scott Blvd, South Hutchinson, regarding Case #2023-10, a proposed text amendment to the zoning regulations to cre...

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Posted on: May 10, 2023

Burn Permit registration numbers required in Reno County

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People wanting to conduct an Open Burn or an Agricultural Open Burn must obtain a free burn permit for each parcel that they intend to burn. Small recreational fires and cooking fires do not require a permit.

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Posted on: November 21, 2023

Reno County Offices closed Nov. 23-24 for Thanksgiving

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The landfill is closed on Thanksgiving Day but will be OPEN on Friday and Saturday, Nov. 24-25, 2023.

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Posted on: November 17, 2023

Health Department takes the Great American Smokeout to Third Thursday

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Hutchinson High School students in the Rise Up Reno prevention network Kara Cape, Jaycie Rutherford, and Hailey Cape and Reno County Health Department Educators Tonya Culp and Thomas Simmons shared information with people about the Great American Smokeout...
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Posted on: November 15, 2023

The Great American Smokeout is Nov. 16th!

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Meet with the Reno County Health Department and the "Resist" group from Reno Valley Middle School during Third Thursday events near Avenue A in downtown Hutchinson on Nov. 16th. The American Cancer Society has held the Great American Smokeout on...

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Posted on: October 24, 2023

Child care providers feel better equipped after preparedness training

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Julie Kallas, Reno County Emergency Preparedness Coordinator, gave a fact-filled, interactive presentation about “Disaster Planning and Preparedness” during a Child Care Training Event on Saturday, Sept. 30, 2023, at Our Father&apo...

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Posted on: October 13, 2023

Reno County Digital Budget Book for 2023 and 2024 are now available on our website

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Reno County launches web-based Digital Budget Book powered by ClearGov 

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Posted on: October 9, 2023

Youth Services Director Shelly Bredemeier to retire

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After 35 years of service to Reno County, Shelly Bredemeier is retiring as Director of Reno County Youth Services, 219 West Second Ave., and her last day will be on December 22, 2023. 

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Posted on: September 13, 2023

Woodie Seat Freeway to close Sept. 18 until Dec. 22, 2023

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Starting Monday, September 18, 2023, Woodie Seat Freeway from the Arkansas Bridge to Avenue A will be closed to all traffic through December 22, 2023, and will reclose again in the spring of 2024 for approximately 30-60 days. 
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Posted on: October 17, 2023

Election Day is November 7th - Want to know more about what is on the ballot?

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All of the election information you need!

Voting Information and to preview ballot:

https://renogov.org/138/Elections

Information about the November 7th Election:

General School Election Information:

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Posted on: October 23, 2023

Reminder: the Reno County Landfill is closed on Veterans Day

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In honor of Veterans Day, the landfill will be closed on Saturday, Nov. 11, 2023

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Posted on: November 1, 2023

Temple Grandin, renowned expert on cattle behavior and autism, was Dillon Lecture Series speaker

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Temple Grandin was the Hutchinson Community College, Ray and Stella Dillon Lecture Series speaker Tuesday at the Sports Arena. Grandin is an animal scientist and autism advocate. Grandin has been a professor of Animal Sciences at Colorado State U...

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Posted on: October 31, 2023

Ground breaking ceremony held for new $18 million hotel in Hutchinson

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Community members gathered around five golden shovels for the groundbreaking ceremony of the new Hilton Garden Inn Hotel at 1715 N. Waldron, just east of the Aldi's parking lot on Monday. The $18 million hotel project will bring 112 rooms to Hutc...

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Posted on: October 28, 2023

Hutchinson/Reno County Emergency Services celebrates their 40th anniversary

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Hutchinson - Reno County Emergency Communications (HRCEC) celebrated their 40th Anniversary Saturday, October 28, 2023. Visitors toured the 911 Dispatch Center, saw historic artifacts related to the 911 Dispatch department and enjoyed some light refreshme...

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Posted on: September 28, 2023

WIC benefits in Kansas will continue even if federal government shuts down

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Heather Peterson, WIC Coordinator for Reno and McPherson County, wants people in the Women, Infants and Children (WIC) program to know that even in the event of a government shutdown, effective October 1, 2023, WIC will still be open for business and fami...

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Posted on: September 11, 2023

Request for Proposals - Reno County/Hutchinson Fights Addiction Fund

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Request for Proposals - Reno County/Hutchinson Fights Addiction Fund Grant Program

To date, Reno County and Hutchinson have received approximately $240,000 through the Kansas State Attorney General’s Office for their respective Kansas Fights Addictions Fun...

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Posted on: September 13, 2023

Temporary traffic control during Willowbrook Road bridge construction

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Wilson Road will have temporary traffic control during the construction of the new Willowbrook Road bridge beginning Monday, September 18th , 2023, until further notice. The existing bridge will remain open until the new bridge construction is completed.

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Posted on: September 13, 2023

Boil Water Advisory for Pretty Prairie

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KDHE has issued a Boil Water Advisory for the City of Pretty Prairie public water supply system starting Sept. 13, 2023 and will remain in effect until the conditions that placed the system at risk of bacterial contamination are resolved.

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Posted on: September 13, 2023

Reno County Health Dept. announces FDA approval of an updated mRNA vaccine

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The Reno County Health Department was notified by KDHE that the FDA took action to approve the Emergency Use Authorization of an updated mRNA vaccine to provide better protection against currently circulating COVID-19 variants.

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Posted on: September 12, 2023

Sylvia Road now open after bridge replacement

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Sylvia Road between Long View Road and Arlington Road is now open to all through traffic effective Tuesday, September 12th, 2023 as the bridge has been replaced.

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Posted on: September 12, 2023

High Nitrate Levels Warrant Water Source Changes

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Nitrate levels have risen again above allowable limits in Rural Water District 101, which serves the Yoder area. The last Nitrate level test was collected on September 5, 2023. The level tested at 11.6 mg/L, which exceeds the Kansas and Federal (EPA) maxi...

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Posted on: September 6, 2023

Broadacres Road closed Sept. 11-14 for bridge replacement

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Broadacres Road between Morgan Avenue and Mills Avenue, will be closed to all through traffic beginning Monday, September 11th through Thursday, September 14th, 2023, for bridge replacement.

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Posted on: September 5, 2023

City of Hutchinson and Reno County proclaim September as National Recovery Month

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Seth Dewey, Substance Misuse Health Educator with the Reno County Health Department, participated in two proclamation events proclaiming September 2023 as National Recovery Month. Dewey spoke during the City of Hutchinson Council Meeting Tuesday morning a...

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Posted on: August 31, 2023

Larger bus used for Rcat's new Shopping Route for local designated facilities

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Reno Count Area Transit (Rcat) announces a new Shopping Route starting September 5th and is available to designated housing facilities, allowing transportation specifically for grocery and other shopping.

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Posted on: August 22, 2023

Health Alert - spike in Non-Fatal Overdoses in Reno County

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This Health Alert is to inform the community about a recent unusual spike in non-fatal overdoses. In the last 24 hours, there have been 5 non-fatal overdoses, 4 of those involving methamphetamine and 1 involving fentanyl.

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Posted on: August 18, 2023

Cops at Donut Shops fundraiser for Special Olympics of Kansas

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"Cops at Donut Shops" was a fundraiser for Special Olympics of Kansas held Friday, August 18, 2023, at Dunkin' Donuts stores across Kansas. The Reno County Sheriff's Office accepted donations from 7 - 10 am at Hutchinson&ap...
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Posted on: August 17, 2023

Childcare Orientation Class is September 7th!

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Childcare Orientation Class is September 7th!

Interested in being a Childcare Provider? Attend the Childcare Orientation Class at the Reno County Health Department Conference Room on September 7th , 2023, from 2:00 - 5:00 pm. Reserve your spot by calling 6...

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Posted on: August 9, 2023

Project YES - Youth Empowerment Services - receives grant funding

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Reno County Youth Services received a two-year grant award of $326,281.06 through the Kansas Department of Corrections for a new program called Project YES, serving juvenile offenders in our community.

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Posted on: August 8, 2023

Fight the Bite! Avoid mosquito and tick bites!

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It's important to avoid mosquito and tick bites since they carry many diseases. 

Before you go outside take precautions like using insect repellent and wear loose-fitting clothing. 

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Posted on: August 1, 2023

Take the first step in becoming a licensed Daycare Provider!

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An orientation class is being held at the Reno County Health Dept. for people who want to become a Daycare Provider. If this is your dream career, now is a great time to learn more! Harvey County conducts orientation classes too! Click to learn more...

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Posted on: July 31, 2023

Official results from Tuesday's USD 310 Fairfield Primary Election

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Click to view the official election results from the August 1, 2023, Primary Election for USD 310 Fairfield.

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Posted on: July 26, 2023

Open House at Reno County Correctional facility for Reno County employees

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Reno County employees were able to view a drone demonstration, tour the correctional facility and get a close look at the Sheriff Office's law enforcement equipment including an armored response vehicle called a Bearcat.

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Posted on: July 26, 2023

Photos from Wednesday, July 26th Reno County Commission meeting

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Reno County Commission held their meeting on Wednesday, July 26, 2023, in the Veterans Room in the Reno County Courthouse. Here are a few photos from the meeting. 
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Posted on: July 21, 2023

Check out your Reno County 4-H Fair with fun activities and support local youth

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The Reno County 4-H Fair was in full swing Thursday morning in the Meadowlark Building at the Kansas State Fair. 4-H'ers sat with judges in conference judging as they talked through their projects including photography, foods, clothing, record bo...

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Posted on: July 19, 2023

Blue Devils Drum & Bugle Corps performed at Gowans Stadium

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The Blue Devils Drum and Bugle Corps from Concord, California, the 20-time reigning World Champions of Drum Corps International, performed free for the public Monday night at Gowans Stadium to a crowd of enthusiastic people! The Blue Devils practiced at H...
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Posted on: July 12, 2023

Photos from Wednesday, July 12th Reno County Commission meeting

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The Reno County Commission held their meeting today, July 12, 2023, in the Veterans Room at the Reno County Courthouse. At the start of the meeting, Reno County 4-H Ambassadors Braydon Blubaugh and Noah Miller invited the Commissioners to come to the Reno...

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Posted on: July 11, 2023

$10 million KDOT project set for previous K-14 in Reno and Rice Counties

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The Kansas Department of Transportation (KDOT) announced Monday that a $10 million project on a section of highway, previously designated as K-14 in Reno and Rice counties, is expected to begin Thursday, July 20, 2023. This 17-mile section, of what had be...

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Posted on: July 10, 2023

USD 310 residents have until tomorrow if they have not registered to vote for the primary election

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If you reside in Fairfield USD 310 and still need to register to vote for the August 1st Primary Election, you have until tomorrow, July 11, 2023, to register.

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Posted on: July 6, 2023

Pathways to a Healthy Kansas grant of $100,000 given to Buhler for parks improvements

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Plans are to create a trail around Becker Park and improve trail lighting at Wheatland Park. Pathways, a Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Kansas initiative, is administered by the Reno County Health Department.

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Posted on: July 6, 2023

Reno County Planning Commission has two openings on its seven-member board

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The Planning Commission consists of a seven member Board who are tasked with reviewing land use applications such as a Rezone, Conditional Use Permit, Preliminary Subdivision Plat, and Final Subdivision Plat.  Other tasks as a Planning Commission...

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Posted on: June 30, 2023

Reno County Commission meetings to be held on Wednesdays starting in July

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Effective July 2023, Reno County Commission meetings will be held on Wednesdays instead of Tuesdays. The next Commission meeting will be held at 9 a.m. on Wednesday, July 12, 2023, in the Veterans Room of the Reno County Courthouse.

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Posted on: June 19, 2023

Free mosquito dunks available to Reno County residents

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Press Release about Free Mosquito Dunks and local municipalities

The Reno County Health Department is offering free mosquito dunks for residents of Reno County. These dunks kill mosquito larvae in standing water and are animal and pet friendly. 

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Posted on: June 28, 2023

New fireworks resolution passed by Reno County Commission on Tuesday

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The Reno County Commission passed a new fireworks resolution 2023-12, repealing the former one 2012-30, during their meeting Tuesday, June 27, 2023. At the last joint city/county meeting with the City of Hutchinson, Commissioner Randy Parks suggested both...

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Posted on: July 1, 2023

Reno County Offices closed on the 4th of July

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Reno County offices will be closed on Tuesday, July 4, 2023, in observance of the holiday. Reno County wishes you a fun and safe Independence Day!!!

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Posted on: June 23, 2023

HEALTH ALERT - Three Reno County deaths involving Kratom in six months

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The purpose of this Health Alert is to inform the community about recent deaths involving Kratom. The Reno County Health Dept. has been tracking overdoses since Oct. 1, 2021. In the last 6 months there have been 3 deaths involving Kratom in Reno County.

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Posted on: June 16, 2023

Smallville's votes have been tabulated! Results for your favorite Super Hero and Summer Activity!

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Drum roll please.......... Your Favorite Super Hero elected by Smallville residents of all ages is...SPIDERMAN with 68 votes!!!!Close behind him you chose Wonder Woman with 57 votes, Batman with 29 votes and Superman with 23 votes!

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Posted on: June 16, 2023

Hutchinson Fire Station #1 is officially now in service

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Reno County would like to congratulate the Hutchinson Fire Department on their newest station. The Hutchinson Fire Department protects a population of more than 50,000 people, within the City of Hutchinson and Reno County Fire District Number 2, that has ...

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Posted on: June 15, 2023

John Eberly retires after 11 years as Social and Human Service Assistant in the Aging Dept.

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During the Tuesday, June 13, 2023, Reno County Commission meeting, John Eberly was recognized for his retirement after 11 years in the position of Social and Human Service Assistant in the Department of Aging. Eberly's last day will be June 23, 2...

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Posted on: June 14, 2023

Ribbon cutting held for new 15-mile section of K-14 highway Wednesday

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 The Kansas Department of Transportation (KDOT), area officials, contractors and community members celebrated the opening of the new 15-mile K-14 section with a ribbon cutting Wednesday morning, June 14, 2023, under the Nickerson Road overpass of...

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Posted on: June 12, 2023

Childcare Orientation Class is July 6th!

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Interested in being a Childcare Provider? Attend the Childcare Orientation Class at the Reno County Health Department Conference Room on July 6th , 2023, from 2:00 - 5:00 pm. Reserve your spot by calling 620-694-2900. Ask for Jeanette or Tammy. Cost is $2...

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Posted on: June 12, 2023

Scott Boulevard in South Hutchinson closed due to road repair

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Scott Boulevard between Andrew Avenue and Plum Street, within the city limits of South Hutchinson, will be closed to all traffic beginning today, Monday, June 12, 2023, until further notice due to road repair.

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Posted on: June 8, 2023

Fun times at the Reno County Employee Appreciation Picnic

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More than 200 employees enjoyed burgers and Bratwursts at the annual Employee Appreciation Picnic! Many people participated in the Poker Walk and enjoyed visiting with each other under the tent at the Youth Services patio. Thank you to all who prepared, s...

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Posted on: June 1, 2023

Commission approves Request for Proposals for Landfill Methane Program

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Reno County Commissioners approved sending out an RFP to solicit proposals from developers to capture methane gas for beneficial use generated at the Reno County Landfill. Proposals are due no later than 4 p.m. CST, on September 1, 2023.

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Posted on: May 30, 2023

See the history of the Reno County Health Department

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Take a look at the history of the Reno County Health Department before and after it was established.

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Posted on: May 30, 2023

Residential customers will not pay construction demolition tipping fee starting June 1st

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Beginning June 1, 2023, the construction demolition tipping fee for residential users will not be charged at the Reno County Landfill. The fee will be applied to commercial users only within Reno County.

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Posted on: May 26, 2023

Road closed to all through traffic due to bridge lower load rating

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Pennington Road between Nickerson Boulevard and 43rd Ave. will be closed to all through traffic beginning today, Friday, May 26, 2023, until further notice. KDOT Local Bridge Load Rating Program inspected and closed the bridge due to a lower load rating.

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Posted on: May 25, 2023

Reno County departments closed Memorial Day

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In observance of Memorial Day and remembering those who served our country, Reno County departments will be closed on Monday, May 29th.

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Posted on: May 24, 2023

Low-income Kansas seniors encouraged to apply for coupons used at Farmers Markets

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Low-income Kansas seniors may be eligible to receive coupons to purchase fresh, unprocessed fruits and vegetables and honey at farmers markets in Reno County and other counties in Kansas. Applications will be taken starting June 14, 2023, by phone only.

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Posted on: May 23, 2023

Joint session with Reno County Commission and Hutchinson City Council

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During the Joint Session, discussion items included a presentation by Reno County Sheriff Darrian Campbell who gave an update on the shooting range. He also spoke to commissioners and council members about law enforcement collaboration and projects. Kevin...

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Posted on: May 22, 2023

95th Ave between Langdon Rd and Avery Rd closed May 22nd thru May 25th

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95th Avenue between Langdon Road and Avery Road, will be closed to all through traffic beginning today, Monday, May 22nd through Thursday, May 25th, 2023,
for crossroad pipe replacement.

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Posted on: May 17, 2023

Open House at Maintenance and Purchasing Department

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The Reno County Maintenance and Purchasing Department held their Open House for Reno County employees Wednesday, having people tour their buildings and enjoy some homemade cookies and other refreshments. A slideshow was on display, showing people all of t...

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Posted on: May 15, 2023

Ballot totals for USD 311 Special Election from May 16, 2023

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Click to view the official election results from the USD 311 Pretty Prairie Special Election held May 16, 2023.

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Posted on: May 15, 2023

Ballot totals for USD 309 Special Election from May 16, 2023

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Click to view the official election results from the USD 309 Nickerson - South Hutchinson special election held May 16, 2023.

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Posted on: May 15, 2023

Reno County Health Educator Seth Dewey attends bill signing by Governor Laura Kelly

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 Seth Dewey, Substance Misuse Health Educator Reno County Health Department, stood behind Governor Laura Kelly with legislators and advocates in Shawnee as she signed Senate Bill 174, a bipartisan bill that decriminalizes fentanyl test strips on ...

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Posted on: May 12, 2023

National Peace Officers Memorial Day Observance

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The National Peace Officers Memorial Day Observance was held Friday, May 12, 2023, in front of the Law Enforcement Center. The ceremony was hosted by the Reno County Sheriff's Office and the Hutchinson Police Department. The event honored Law Enforcement ...

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Posted on: April 10, 2023

Application deadline changed to May 31st as Reno County looks for Consulting Physician

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Reno County is requesting qualifications and proposal for a Consulting Physician to direct the Local Health Officer regarding program and related medical and professional matters for the Reno County Health Dept. as described in K.S.A. 65-201.

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Posted on: May 8, 2023

New WIC income guidelines released May 1st - you may now qualify!

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The WIC program aims to safeguard the health of low-income women, infants, and children up to age 5 who are at nutrition risk by providing nutritious foods to supplement diets, information on healthy eating, and referrals to health care.

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Posted on: May 8, 2023

Check out the Veterans Room's new look!

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The Veterans Room in the Reno County courthouse has been renovated and is sporting a brand new look. Watch the video to see the "before and after" images and the first Reno County Commission meeting held there with Veterans from the Sheriff's Office.

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Posted on: May 5, 2023

In-Person Voting begins Monday, May 8th for USD 309 and USD 311 Special Elections

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EARLY IN-PERSON VOTING for the Nickerson-South Hutchinson USD 309 Special Election and the Pretty Prairie USD 311 Special Election starts on Monday, May 8, 2023, at the Reno County Annex, 125 West First Ave., Monday through Friday, from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. I...

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Posted on: May 4, 2023

95th Avenue between Andre and Lerado Roads will be closed May 8 - 11, 2023

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95th Avenue between Andre and Lerado Roads will be closed Monday, May 8th through Thursday, May 11, 2023, for crossroad pipeline replacement. 95th Ave. between Andre and Sterling Roads re-opened Thursday, May 4, 2023.

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Posted on: May 3, 2023

Bill Garrison adds new tanker to his fleet

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Bill Garrison flew in Tanker 154 from Arizona to the Hutchinson Regional Airport Tuesday evening. Garrison purchased the airplane in Mesa, Arizona last winter at an auction by Marsh Aviation who did some conversions on the plane. Garrison said that he and...

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Posted on: April 29, 2023

Sgt. Rick Newton retires after 22 years with Reno County Sheriff Office

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To see a video of his final 10-7 click  https://youtu.be/xvuyAcE8E0Y

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Sergeant Rick Newton started his career with the Reno County Sheriff’s Office in early 2001 as a Reserve Deputy...

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Posted on: April 28, 2023

Coming together to remember loved ones lost to or affected by violence.

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Coming together to remember loved ones lost to or affected by violence. 

A Community Candle Lighting Ceremony was held Thursday evening, April 27, 2023, marking National Crime Victims' Week - Survivor Voices: Elevate, Engage, Effect Chang...

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Posted on: April 28, 2023

Sgt. Don Evans retires from Reno County Sheriff's Office

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Sergeant Don Evans will retire from the Reno County Sheriff's Office on April 30, 2023. 

After graduating high school in Michigan, Sergeant Don Evans spent three years in t...

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Posted on: April 27, 2023

Three road closings in Reno County

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Peace Road between Sun City Road and Silver Lake Road, will be closed to all through traffic beginning today, Thursday, April 27, 2023, until further notice.  

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Posted on: April 26, 2023

Candle Lighting Ceremony for National Crime Victims' Rights Week

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A Community Candle Lighting Ceremony will be held at 6:30 p.m. on Thursday, April 27, 2023, at the South Hutchinson Community Center in observance of National Crime Victims’ Rights Week - Survivor Voices: Elevate, Engage, Effect Change.

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Posted on: April 25, 2023

Commissioners approve Requests for Proposal to designate official Reno County newspaper

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The Reno County Commission approved sending out a Requests for Proposal Tuesday, requesting qualifications and pricing for a newspaper to serve as the official county newspaper. Newspapers are asked to respond on or before May 24, 2023.

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Posted on: April 24, 2023

National Infant Immunization Week, April 24- 30, 2023

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Together we can help make sure kids are protected with recommended vaccinations. National Infant Immunization Week (NIIW) highlights the importance of protecting infants and young children from vaccine-preventable diseases.

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Posted on: April 25, 2023

Reno County Health Department Preparedness Training - Fire Extinguishers

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The Reno County Health Department conducts Safety/Preparedness Trainings each month. April's training was on the use of Fire Extinguishers, said Julie Kallas, Preparedness Coordinator.

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Posted on: April 6, 2023

Pinwheel gardens are a visual reminder of Child Abuse Prevention Month

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Erica Laudick, Family Engagement Coordinator for the Kansas Children's Service League Healthy Families, spoke about the pinwheel gardens that are appearing in front of locations in Hutchinson like the Reno County Annex and Health Department. Pinwheels are...

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Posted on: April 12, 2023

Kansas Army National Guard features Reno County Sheriff Darrian Campbell at Black Hawk Flight event

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Reno County Sheriff Darrian Campbell was the soldier spotlight feature during the Kansas Army National Guard Black Hawk Orientation Flight event Wednesday at Stringer Fine Arts Center on the Hutchinson Community College campus. Command Sgt. Maj. Darrian C...

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Posted on: April 10, 2023

"Change My Mind" event helps people look at substance abuse from a different angle

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The "Change My Mind" event was held on March 31, 2023, at the Historic Fox Theatre. During the evening, "The First Day" film was shown featuring former NBA player Chris Herren's personal story, then hear from local panelists who share ...

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Posted on: March 31, 2023

Seth Dewey appointed to the Governor's Behavioral Health Services Planning Council

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Karla Nichols, Reno County Health Department Director, left, and Seth Dewey, Reno County Health Department Educator, announce the appointment of Dewey to the Governor's Behavioral Health Services Planning Council.

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Posted on: March 30, 2023

Reno County Commission now meets in renovated Veterans Room in courthouse

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The Reno County Commission held their meeting in the renovated Veterans Room for the first time on Tuesday, March 28, 2023, at the Reno County Courthouse. The commission meetings were moved to the Veterans Room because the current commission chambers were...

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Posted on: March 30, 2023

Sylvia Road from Long View Road to Arlington Road closed April 3rd for bridge replacement

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The Reno County Public Works Department is announcing a road closure for bridge replacement in western Reno County.
Sylvia Road, between Long View Road and Arlington Road, will be closed to all through traffic beginning Monday, April 3, 2023, for bridge re...
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Posted on: March 16, 2023

The Appraiser's Department page will help you find answers to your questions about valuations

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Reno County residents can find the market trend analysis, the appeal process, the FAQ and other helpful links.

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Posted on: March 20, 2023

Reno County Sheriff's Office to offer VIN inspections

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Effective April 3, 2023, the Reno County Sheriff's Office will begin conducting VIN inspections at the Reno County Courthouse.

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Posted on: March 16, 2023

Youth Services Employee of the Year is Constance Archer

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Constance Archer was chosen as the Reno County Youth Services Employee of the Year for 2022, recognized for her superior dedication and performance. Constance was surprised with the announcement Wednesday as co-workers, family and friends waited in a conf...

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Posted on: March 14, 2023

High Nitrate Levels Warrant Water Source Changes

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Nitrate levels have risen above allowable limits in Rural Water District 101, serving the Yoder area. The last nitrate level test was collected on March 6, 2023. Reno County Public Works is working to find new water sources for Yoder residents.

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Posted on: March 14, 2023

Take a look at the Reno County Sheriff's Office's Standardized Field Sobriety Training Course

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The Reno County Sheriff's Office hosted a Standardized Field Sobriety Training Course at the Reno County Correctional Facility. All rural law enforcement agencies were invited to participate in the cours...

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Posted on: March 8, 2023

Local RESIST chapter from Reno Valley Middle School participates in Take Down Tobacco Day in Topeka

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Members of the Reno Valley Middle School RESIST group, eighth graders Denae Engelland, Katelyn King, Cori Williams, and RVMS RESIST Coordinator Rachelle Annis, with Reno County Health Educator Tonya Culp, participated in Take Down Tobacco Day on March 1-2...

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Posted on: March 2, 2023

Looking for Volunteers!

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Reno County is currently accepting applications for openings on the Reno County Health Department Advisory Board. Board members advise the Health Department Director on health issues, evaluate the department’s progress and serve as a liaison bet...

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Posted on: February 24, 2023

Grant Opportunities

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The Kansas Department of Corrections currently has several grant opportunities open for application to support services for juveniles and their families in local communities.

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Posted on: February 20, 2023

Satellite office for the Reno County Department of Aging will be open monthly at Wesley Towers

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Wesley Towers will be hosting a satellite office for the Reno County Department of Aging one day each month at their main Wesley Towers location.

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Posted on: January 24, 2023

First Reno County Commission meeting held with five-member commission

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The Reno County Commission held their meeting Tuesday, Jan. 24, 2023, at the Reno County Annex. John Whitesel was sworn in by District Judge Daniel Gilligan as Reno County Commissioner for District 4.

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Posted on: December 15, 2022

Take a look back in time through photographs at the Reno County Courthouse

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If you enjoy looking at historic photographs, take a walk through the Reno County Courthouse to see 22 local photographs displayed on the first, third and fourth floors of the courthouse. A video of some of the images is on the Reno County YouTube page.

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Posted on: December 29, 2022

KDOT awards grant to Reno County to replace Victory Road bridge southeast of Buhler

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The Reno County Public Works Department, on behalf of Reno County, has been chosen to receive $820,000 in grant funding for the replacement of the bridge on Victory Road one-half mile east and two miles south of Buhler.

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Posted on: October 21, 2022

KDOT AWARDS COST SHARE GRANT TO CITY OF HUTCHINSON AND RENO COUNTY

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The Kansas Department of Transportation awarded a $1.5 million Cost Share Grant to the City of Hutchinson and Reno County Friday.

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Posted on: August 24, 2018

Controlled Burn Guidelines

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Review the Controlled Burn Guidelines for Reno County.

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