Hutchinson, KS

150th event with great attendance Thursday

HUTCHINSON, Kan. — The mile long block party Thursday to celebrate Hutchinson's sesquicentennial was a rousing success. "Early estimates, if I were to guess, we had between five to seven thousand people," said Debra Teufel with the Hutchinson/Reno County Chamber of Commerce. "I walked that mile stretch of that mile long block party multiple times. I put about six miles on my feet last night. My radar says we had five to seven thousand people."
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Hutchinson issued water system violation

HUTCHINSON, Kan. — The City of Hutchinson began sending out notices to water customers informing them of a Ground Water rule violation that happened earlier in the summer. The violation was caused by a chlorine feeder failure that resulted in chlorine not being added to the city’s water supply. Once the operator responded to the alarm, flow was reduced to the contact basin to increase contact time, and another feeder was started. Proper chlorine levels were restored in four hours and 15 minutes.

Hutchinson celebrates 150 years with block party

HUTCHINSON, Kan. (KSNW) — The City of Hutchinson celebrated its 150th year as an incorporated city with a block party on Thursday, Aug. 18. The mile-long block party was on Main St and spanned from Avenue C to 9th Ave. Local organizations and businesses organized plenty of free and fun activities for residents. One event […]

What’s new at the Kansas State Fair this year?

HUTCHINSON, Kan. (KSNW) – Aside from the strong lineup at this year’s Nex-Tech Grandstand, there are more exciting events happening at the 2022 Kansas State Fair. On Thursday, Sept. 15, the Kansas State Fair is honoring our seniors. Tickets for anyone 55 and older are only $2. Guests can also enjoy bingo at Dillon Hall from 2 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.

SAFE Sidewalks to be constructed in October

HUTCHINSON, Kan. — Jeff Schenk with the City of Hutchinson engineering department gave the City Council an update on the SAFE sidewalk program at their meeting on Tuesday. "In the first year of the SAFE sidewalk program, we received more applications than we could complete," Schenk said. "Some applications were directly from residents and others from different organizations. After reviewing all of the applications, staff selected nine locations. Even though we ended up a little over budget, rather than having to remove locations, the Housing Commission transferred an additional $7000 to help us complete all of the identified properties."

Hutchinson football prepares for 2022 season

HUTCHINSON, Kan. (KSNW) — Football season is just around the corner, with the season just weeks away. The Hutchinson Salthawks are looking to move forward from an up-and-down 2021. Last season, the Salthawks finished their season with an overtime playoff loss to Bishop Carroll to end with a 4-5 record. Head Coach Mike Vernon says […]

Commissioners asked to hold 'fence viewing' to resolve dispute

HUTCHINSON, Kan. — As part of the agenda for the Board of County Commissioners on Tuesday, a date must be set to settle the fence dispute between two Reno County landowners. Lauren and Wayne Sill of 2319 North Mayfield Road have requested a fence viewing to resolve a boundary dispute with adjacent neighbors Christopher and Nicole Schroeder at 2509 North Mayfield Road.

150 Years: Looking back through The Decades - 1970s

Hutchinson and Reno County will celebrate 150 years during Third Thursday today. In honor of this celebration, we will release one decade each afternoon from The Decades, which were originally featured from September to November of 2021. As we celebrate the 150th birthday of Hutchinson and Reno County, we want...

SW Bricktown Fiesta date set

HUTCHINSON, Kan. — The Hutchinson City Council approved the official date for the SW Bricktown Fiesta at its meeting on Tuesday as September 24. "Because it's in the city park, the Southwest Bricktown Park, they need the designated entertainment district," said City Attorney Paul Brown. "This will keep them in compliance with the city code. We'd ask the council to approve the resolution allowing that on September 24 from 5 p.m. to 10:30 p.m."

🏐 HutchCC Volleyball opens this weekend in Iowa

The Hutchinson Community College volleyball team has always played a tough, aggressive non-conference schedule. The 2022 Blue Dragons are upholding that tradition, and then some, with four nationally ranked opponents, including Nos. 1 and 3 in the preseason rankings, at this weekend’s season-opening Iowa Western Reiver Classic in Council Bluffs, Iowa.

Chamber insurance survey ends today

HUTCHINSON, Kan. — The Hutchinson/Reno County Chamber of Commerce Blue Interest Survey will close today. The Chamber is asking interested parties to complete the survey. This is being conducted to gather the interest level of businesses and organizations across the state and will be used to determine the monthly premiums of these health plans. CLICK HERE TO TAKE THE SURVEY.

School year kicking off around Hutchinson

HUTCHINSON, Kan. — School is getting underway around Hutchinson. Classes began in Buhler USD 313 on Tuesday and grades K-9 will start classes in Hutchinson USD 308 this morning. The remaining students in grades 10-12 kick off the school year on Thursday. One trend that has appeared for at...

Amtrak ridership increases aboard Southwest Chief

HUTCHINSON, Kan. — Despite still being plagued by staffing and equipment shortages, ridership aboard Amtrak's Southwest Chief increased in the month of June. Figures released by Amtrak show that 26,600 passengers used the “Chief” in June. That compares to 19,200 in May. Total ridership for the fiscal year is 154,300. The June numbers reflect the first full month that Amtrak restored daily service to the “Chief” after cutting back to five days per week due to staffing issues.

Youth city council to restart

HUTCHINSON, Kan. — The Hutchinson City Council expressed its support for the restart of a youth city council program at its meeting on Tuesday. Heather Jobe is on the youth city council advisory board. "We think it's important for them to learn civic engagement," Jobe said. "We think it's...

150th block party coming up Thursday

HUTCHINSON, Kan. — The Hutchinson City Council is looking forward to the Third Thursday sesquicentennial celebration events coming up this week. "We are asking that no one park on Main Street starting at 2 p.m.," said Rebekah Starkey Keasling with the city. "That's when they are going to start notifying. They will actually start closing down the street at 4 p.m."