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NJCAA DI Men’s Basketball Championship Wins National Award

Wednesday, October 03, 2018

Visit Hutch announced today that the 2018 NJCAA DI Men’s Basketball Championship has won a SportsTravel Award for the Best Single-Sport Event in the Collegiate division. The award was presented at the SportsTravel Awards Ceremony at the national TEAMS Conference, put on by Northstar Travel Group.  ‘The Tournament’, as it is known locally, was one of five events that were nominated in this category. The nominations were put to a public vote over a two-week period in August.  Visit Hutch staff and NJCAA board members were present at the TEAMS Conference in Louisville, Kentucky to accept the award on behalf of...
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Monday, September 24, 2018

HUTCHINSON, KS – Visit Hutch has announced that the Kansas Shrine Bowl Board of Directors voted to bring the Kansas Shrine Bowl to Hutchinson in June 2021.  The annual Shrine Bowl is expected to bring thousands of fans to Gowans Stadium and over $2 million in economic impact to the Hutchinson community.  The date of the game is set for Saturday, June 26, 2021. “We couldn’t be more excited to hear the news that Hutchinson was selected as host City for the 2021 Kansas Shrine Bowl.  Not only will this have a $2 million economic impact on Hutchinson and Reno County,...
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NJCAA DI Volleyball Championship Tickets on Sale Now

Wednesday, September 19, 2018

HUTCHINSON, KS- Visit Hutch, host of the 2018 NJCAA Division I Volleyball Championship, announced today that online tickets are on sale for the November Championship.  The dates are November 15-17, 2018, at the Hutchinson Sports Arena. This is the second year Hutchinson will host the 16 team, double-elimination Volleyball Championship.  The winners of the 14 Division I Volleyball districts and two At-Large teams will compete for the National Championship.  Thursday and Friday matches will be played on two courts at the Hutchinson Sports Arena, and Saturday’s matches will be played on a single court.  All-Session Passes for the three day event are...
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NJCAA DI Men’s Basketball Championship Nominated for National Award

Thursday, August 09, 2018

Hutchinson, KS – Visit Hutch is excited to announce that the 2018 NJCAA DI Men’s Basketball Championship, known as “The Tournament”, has been nominated for a SportsTravel Award in the category of “Collegiate – Best Single-Sport Event”, and are up against four other national collegiate sporting events. Voting for the SportsTravel Award is open now to the public through Wednesday, August 15th at  The ballot includes nominees in amateur, collegiate and professional categories.  Awards in those three categories will be given for Best Single-Sport Event, Best Multi-Sport or Multi-Discipline Event, and Best Sports Event Series or Circuit. Voters will also...
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Kansas Collegiate Athletic Conference Volleyball Tournament Returns to Hutchinson

Wednesday, August 01, 2018

Kansas Collegiate Athletic Conference Volleyball Tournament Returns to the Hutchinson Sports Arena The 2nd Annual Kansas Collegiate Athletic Conference (KCAC) Fall Fling will return to the Hutchinson Sports Arena later this month.  All thirteen of the KCAC member college volleyball teams will compete in the Fall Fling scheduled for August 24-25, at the Hutchinson Sports Arena. The Fall Fling marks the third volleyball event that the KCAC has brought to Hutchinson in the past year.  In 2017 they hosted the inaugural Fall Fling in October, and in November they hosted their Conference Championship which marked the first time that Championship was executed...
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Avenue Q Opens August 16 at Stage 9

Tuesday, July 31, 2018

RAUNCHY ADULT MUSICAL COMEDY AVENUE Q FEATURING PUPPETS OPENS AUGUST 16 Hutchinson, Kan. –  Stage 9 continues its 2018 Season with Avenue Q, winner of the Triple Crown of Tony Awards (Best Musical, Score and Book).  This raucous, raunchy and hilarious musical comedy has often been described as Sesame Street for adults and is sure to leave the audience rolling in the aisles.  Avenue Q plays at Stage 9 August 16-19 and 23-26.  Performances on Thursday, Friday and Saturday begin at 7:30 pm with Sunday performances at 2:00 pm.  Tickets are $20 for adults, $15 for seniors (age 62 and up)...
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Stage 9 Announces Third Annual Fundraising Gala

Tuesday, July 31, 2018

THIRD ANNUAL FUNDRAISING GALA “WHOSE WINE IS IT ANYWAY?” TO BE HELD SEPTEMBER 6, 2018 Hutchinson, Kan. – Stage 9’s Board of Directors is pleased to announce its annual fundraiser “Whose Wine Is It Anyway?” on Thursday, September 6, 2018.  The event begins at 6:45 p.m. and ends at 9:30 p.m.  Stage 9 supporters Matt and Amy Bretz continue their tradition of hosting this annual fundraising event in their home. Additional hosts for this entertaining evening are Sally Russell, Alice Jane Hayes, Milt and Sandy Siegfried, Jackson and Erin Swearer, Glen and Christi Grunwald, Linda and Bill Frazier, Bob and Ruthie...
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Monday, June 26, 2017

Museum Attraction to be closed to the public for equipment maintenance. HUTCHINSON, Kan. – June 24, 2017 – Strataca announced today that the facility will be temporarily closed for preventative equipment maintenance beginning Thursday, June 29. The museum is expected to reopen on Wednesday, July 5. “It is unfortunate we will have to close for a few days, but with our busy summer schedule, we believed it was the best possible time,” said Mary Grace Clements, Executive Director of Strataca and the Reno County Historical Society. Clements said that staff will be available to book future visits and would also be contacting current...
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An Odd Couple arrives at Stage 9

Thursday, June 01, 2017

Hutchinson, Kan. – Stage 9 announces the opening of its fourth production of the 2017 season, The Odd Couple [Female Version]. Performances will be June 22-24, 2017 and June 29 – July 1, 2017 at 7:30 p.m. with matinees on June 25 and July 2, 2017 at 2:00 p.m.  Stage 9 is located at 9 S. Main, Hutchinson, Kansas. In The Odd Couple [Female Version], slovenly, easy-going Olive Madison is pitted against her roommate, the neat, uptight Florence Unger in this hilarious revival of Neil Simon’s comic classic. Simon reminds us of why he reigns as a comic genius in a...
Hutchinson to Host 2018 American Yankee Association Annual Convention and Fly-in

Wednesday, May 31, 2017

HUTCHINSON, KS – The International Grumman Pilots Association, a division of the American Yankee Association (AYA), Board of Directors voted for Hutchinson to be the host of their 2018 annual convention.  The convention will take place at the Hutchinson Regional Airport and other attractions around the Hutchinson community. “This is an exciting event to bring to the Hutchinson Airport and the community.  We have been working with the association for many months and we are honored that they have chosen Hutchinson as their next convention site” said Holly Leiker, National Sports and Destination Sales Manager for the Greater Hutchinson Convention/Visitors Bureau.   The...
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Kansas State Fairgrounds to Host American Maine-Anjou and Chianina National Junior Show

Tuesday, April 11, 2017

The American Junior Maine-Anjou Association (AJMAA) and the American Junior Chianina Association (AJCA) will host the 2017 Maine-Anjou/Chianina Junior Show in Hutchinson, KS for the first time in June.  The seven day show will bring over 550 head of cattle, nearly 400 youth exhibitors and their families from across the country. “The goal of both the AJMAA & AJCA is to provide opportunities that will help build and shape our young people into the great leaders we know they are”, said Lindsey Broek, Director of Shows, Communication and Youth for the American Maine-Anjou Association. The Kansas State Fairgrounds will host the show June 23-30,...
Kansas Kiwanis Mid-Winter Conference Coming to Hutchinson

Wednesday, February 22, 2017

HUTCHINSON, KS-- Kiwanis members from across the state of Kansas will converge in Hutchinson, March 3 & 4, for the annual Mid-Winter conference at the Atrium Hotel & Conference Center.  Kiwanis is a global organization of volunteers dedicated to improving the world, one child and one community at a time.  Area Kiwanis members & clubs from Hutchinson and Buhler are the official hosts for the weekend events.  In addition to Kiwanis members in attendance, there will be members of the collegiate Kiwanis organization Circle K (CKI) representing various schools from Kansas. For the Kiwanis members in attendance, there will be educational...