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The Harvey County Independent is a weekly newspaper established in 1881. The Independent is delivered each Thursday to homes in Halstead, Hesston, Sedgwick, Bentley, Burrton and all of Harvey County.


The Independent's focus is on local news and happenings. If you have a news item for The Independent, e-mail it to We welcome births, weddings, engagements, letters to the editor, club news and just about anything that is local.


The Independent is a great way for businesses to reach loyal, subscription-based readers. For advertising information, call Pillar, 316-835-2235 or e-mail We can also place advertisements in other area newspapers for business that want to reach a broader audience.