Hutchinson KS

Hutchinson is the largest city in, and the county seat of, Reno County, Kansas, United States, 39 miles (63 km) northwest of Wichita, on the Arkansas River. It has been home to salt mines since 1887, thus its nickname of "Salt City", but locals call it "Hutch". As of the 2010 census, the city population was 42,080. Each year, Hutchinson hosts the Kansas State Fair, and National Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA) Basketball Tournament. It is the home of the Kansas Cosmosphere and Space Center aerospace museum and Kansas Underground Salt Museum. The city of Hutchinson was founded in 1871, when Indian Agent Clinton "C.C." Hutchinson contracted with the Santa Fe Railway to make a town at the railroad's crossing over the Arkansas River. The community was known to be called "Temperance City". Hutchinson was incorporated on August 15, 1872. In 1887, the Chicago, Kansas and Nebraska Railway built a main line from Herington through Hutchinson to Pratt. In 1888, this line was extended to Liberal. Later, it was extended to Tucumcari, New Mexico and El Paso, Texas. It foreclosed in 1891 and taken over by Chicago, Rock Island and Pacific Railway, which shut down in 1980 and reorganized...


  • Kansas inmate sentenced for attacking prosecutor

    The Associated Press 1 day ago
    HUTCHINSON, Kan. (AP) — A Hutchinson man already serving nearly 14 years for molesting an infant was sentenced Monday to more than 21 additional years for a courtroom attack on a county prosecutor. Michael Sherman apologized in court to Reno County ...
  • Work begins on Lady Liberty's engine

    Enid News & Eagle, Okla. 1 day ago
    ENID, Okla. -- The Commemorative Air Force's A-26 Lady Liberty is making progress toward resuming flight. The crew removed the engine in Hutchinson, Kan., and transported it to Oklahoma City where Global Radial Aircraft Engines has begun working on the ...
  • Jill Docking

    The Hutchinson News, Kan. 2 days ago
    Jill Docking, Democratic Party candidate for lieutenant governor, was in Hutchinson on Saturday to meet with constituents at the Third Annual Hutchinson Rib Fest. The News had the opportunity to sit down with Docking and ask some questions about the ...
  • 17 reported incidents at Kansas prisons

    The Associated Press 3 days ago
    KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — More than dozen attacks on guards at Kansas prisons have been reported this summer, including a recent fight in which an inmate used a chair against two guards, leaving one of the guards with a concussion ...
  • RACING INFERNO REMEMBERED Racing inferno remembered

    The Hutchinson News, Kan. 4 days ago
    Those who were at the Kansas State Fairgrounds on that sizzling hot day in late July 1974 can still see the images. The sounds are still ringing in their ears. It was the annual Hutchinson Grand Nationals auto races, and ...
  • Standoff suspect faces federal charges

    The Hutchinson News, Kan. 5 days ago
    The Hutchinson man arrested July 4 after a 9-hour standoff with police has been charged in federal court on weapons charges. Thomas F. Fee, 53, is charged with one count of unlawful possession of a machine gun and one count ...

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