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THANK YOU!! The Jay Malone Motors Family would like to Thank You for Voting Us Your

FAVORITE PLACE TO BUY A VEHICLE

Jake, Jay & Jordan Malone

Jay Malone Motors is a 100% locally family owned and operated business, with a “hands-on” owner; meeting and personally visiting with our customers. It is our belief that excellent customer service is the key to earning lifelong customers. At Jay Malone Motors, we dedicate ourselves to providing you with a customer experience to match no other. Whether your visit is for sales, service, parts, or body shop, customers come first at Jay Malone Motors. Your complete satisfaction is our goal.

“Your Dealer For Life”™

FORD • CHRYSLER • DODGE • JEEP • RAM

AND PRE-OWNED Locally Owned & Operated 320-587-4748 • 1-866-662-9243 • 1165 Hwy 7 West • Hutchinson

WWW.JAYMALONEMOTORS.COM


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Presenting the 2021 winners... Fans have chosen their favorites in more than 65 categories BY KAY JOHNSON johnson@hutchinsonleader.com

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hen it comes to a favorite restaurant, bartender or accountant, everyone has an opinion. It’s those opinions that were sought in the Hutchinson’s fourth annual Readers’ Choice Awards. The people have spoken and their favorites are highlighted in this special edition. Like you, we want to know about the best people and the best places to go. A total of 23,700 votes were cast this year. The winners in more than 65 categories were culled from submitted online and paper ballots. Categories that drew the most votes —pizza, frozen treat and convenience store. The process started in August, when readers were asked to vote for their favorites in more than 65 categories ranging from bartender and bank teller to car wash, church dinner and convenience store. With that announcement, more than 23,700 votes were cast. Voting was conducted online at hutchinsonleader. com, as well as in print in the Leader Shopper. The top two finishers — winner and runner-up — are listed in each category on following pages. Several businesses earned top finishes in more than one category. Culver’s earned winner status for Fastest Drive-Thru, Favorite Hamburger and runner-up for Favorite Frozen Treat, Favorite French Fries and Favorite Fast Food Restaurant. Cash Wise Foods earned winner status for Favorite Bakery and Favorite Place to Buy Groceries. It also earned runner-up in the categories of Favorite Florist and Favorite Meat Department. Brittany Stoufer, a hairstylist at Venus Salon, was voted Favorite Hairstylist for the third year in a row. Jimmy’s Pizza earned kudos from voters in three categories: Best Customer Service, Favorite Pizza and Favorite Salad. McCormick’s Restaurant was recognized for Favorite Bowl of Soup, Favorite Breakfast and Favorite Pie. First-time winner Flank Steakhouse opened for business earlier this year. It’s not often a new business earns bragging rights so quickly, but that’s what happened with voters selecting the downtown restaurant as their Favorite Date Place. Another first-time winner was the Women’s Candlelight Dinner at CrossPoint Church. The holiday event is one not-to-be missed. It’s an evening where women are feted to the best with beautiful table decorations, seasonal music, wonderful food and a guest speaker. Listing to 5

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Kiley Kruggel of Much Kneaded Massage was voted the winner in the category of Favorite Massage Therapist. “To me the award means that my clients value and appreciate my work and trust my therapeutic abilities,” she said. “A huge thank you to all of you that voted! I am so honored to receive this award 3 years in a row! Kruggel said the best part of being a massage therapist is that she is able to physically, mentally and emotionally help her clients feel better. “It’s very rewarding and encouraging to see such great results in tension, pain relief and mobility with each session/treatment,” she said.


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THANKS FOR VOTING US YOUR FAVORITE TIRE CENTER!

to our community for recognizing our team as your favorite insurance agency for four years in a row!

Thanks also for your votes for our automotive staff. Our Tire Center Is Here to Serve You!

Many new and used tires and repair services. Hutchinson Co-op 1110 Hwy 7 W, Hutchinson (320) 234-0407 Tire Center (320) 234-0420 Fastlube (320) 234-0416 Service Center (320) 234-0414

www.hutchcoop.net

Brian Ludowese, William “Bo” Young, Colleen Young, Tom Ludowese

WILLIAM “BO” YOUNG AGENCY Insure Carefully, Dream Fearlessly.

95 Hassan St. SE, Hutchinson (320) 587-4989 williamyoungagency.com

American Family Mutual Insurance Company and its Subsidiaries Home Office - Madison, WI 53783

Thank you for voting us your first choice for appliance sales and service for the fifth consecutive year! We take great pride in bringing you only quality products at the areas guaranteed lowest prices with a service department that is second to none.

LOWEST PRICES GUARANTEED WINNER WINNER WINNER WINNER WINNER

2017 2018 2019 2020 2021 The HomeSource Store Voted your #1 choice for appliances for the fifth consecutive year.

1130 HWY 7 W, Hutchinson ph (320) 234-6700 2226 E Frontage Rd, Litchfield ph (320) 593-6700


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FAVORITE ASSISTED LIVING ■ Winner: Woodstone Senior Living ■ Runner-Up: Harmony River

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On the following pages, you can discover what many of your friends and neighbors proclaimed as their “favorites.” And you can use it as a guide in choosing a restaurant or service provider. And, of course, you can disagree with the voters — and remember to cast your ballot in the Readers’ Choice Award voting next year. So on that note, meet the “Best of the Best” in the 2021 Readers’ Choice Awards.

FAVORITE AUCTION SERVICE ■ Winner: Fahey Sales Auctioneers & Appraisers ■ Runner-Up: Lundeen Auction & Appraisers

FAVORITE AUTO BODY SHOP ■ Winner: Hutch Auto Body ■ Ru n n e r - U p : Va l l e y S a l e s o f Hutchinson

FAVORITE AUTO MECHANIC ■ Winner: Ryan Messner, IAMotive ■ Runner-Up: Pro Auto

FAVORITE BAKERY ■ Winner: Cash Wise Foods ■ Runner-Up: Kwik Trip #316

FAVORITE ACCOUNTANT ■ Winner: Terence Ditlefsen, CPA ■ Runner-Up: Kody Schantzen, Schantzen & Schantzen, CPAs

FAVORITE ANTIQUE STORE

FAVORITE BANK TELLER ■ Wi n n e r : S h e r i G o l d s ch m i d t , Citizens Bank & Trust Co. ■ Runner-Up: Crystal Hedlund, Citizens Bank & Trust Co.

■ Winner: The Treasure Shed ■ Runner-Up: Main Street Antiques/ Wild Prairie Coin & Collectibles Listing to 7

YOU ARE THE

BEST! Thank You For Casting Your Votes For

the Best

in the Hutchinson area! Your Local Businesses Appreciate Your Support.

THANKS FOR YOUR

VOTES I AM HONORED TO BE RECOGNIZED AS YOUR FAVORITE AUTO MECHANIC! Our Focus is Keeping You On the Road A well maintained car in good repair is safer. Your car or truck is a complex mechanical system. As such, it requires regular maintenance and an occasional repair to function properly and reach its maximum useful life. Operating your automobile with mechanical issues may cause additional damage leading to more costly repairs.

You benefit from proper vehicle maintenance. IAMotive R.M. is up-to-date with the latest technology for both domestic and foreign models. We offer synthetic specialty fluids.

Call us at

320-583-3735 to schedule your appointment Mon. – Fri. 8 am – 4 pm

20489 Highway 15 N, Hutchinson 170 Shady Ridge Road, Hutchinson (320) 753- 3635 | hutchinsonleader.com


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Voters have spoken. They selected Dr. Nicole VandenBerg, who practices family medicine at Hutchinson Health, as their Favorite Health Care Professional. SUBMITTED PHOTO

Thanks for Making Us Your #1 for the 3rd Consecutive y year!

Celebrating 36 years in Hutchinson! 2019 2020 2021

We are a locally owned and run family business in Hutchinson, MN. Our goal is to treat people fairly and with respect while giving them great values on their home furnishings needs.

“Best Place to Buy Furniture in McLeod County” After many years in the family furniture business, I believe it is the people that make the difference.

Since 1985

Being a co-owners of Factory Direct Furniture for the past 12 years, I believe the key to our success is how we treat our customers and a great product at a great value. Thank you McLeod County we appreciate your continued support.

We have a great staff that is committed to making your shopping experience great. Kevin Heikes

Keith Heikes

16919 MN HWY 7 East Hutchinson, MN 55350 Ph: (320) 587-7283 Visit us at: fdonline.com


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FAVORITE CAR WASH ■ Winner: Kwik Trip #316 ■ Runner-Up: Holiday Stationstores

FAVORITE BARTENDER ■ Winner: Amelia Becker, Tavern 38 ■ Runner-Up: Mason DeMars, Muddy Cow

FAVORITE CHICKEN DINNER ■ Winner: Pizza Ranch ■ Runner-Up: Cash Wise Foods

FAVORITE BINGO PLACE

FAVORITE CHILDCARE/PRESCHOOL

■ Winner: Hutchinson VFW ■ Runner-Up: Elks Lodge 2427

■ Winner: King’s Kids Christian Preschool ■ Runner-Up: Kids’ Depot ■ Runner-Up: Lindsay Krantz

FAVORITE BOWL OF SOUP ■ Wi n n e r : Chicken Noodle, McCormick’s Family Restaurant ■ Runner-Up: Potato, Country Kitchen

FAVORITE BREAKFAST ■ Winner: McCor mick’s Family Restaurant ■ Runner-Up: Country Kitchen

FAVORITE BUS DRIVER ■ Winner: Emil Starke, Hutchinson ■ Ru n n e r - U p : Mark Starke, Hutchinson

FAVORITE CABLE/ INTERNET PROVIDER ■ Winner: Nuvera ■Runner-Up: Mediacom Communications Corp.

FOR THE BEST COVERAGE Call today.

FAVORITE CHIROPRACTOR ■ Winner: Steven Somerville, Beeler Chiropractic ■ Runner-Up: Adam Fink, Hutchinson Chiropractic & Wellness

I appreciate your votes for

Favorite Insurance Agent

FAVORITE CHURCH DINNER

Mike McGraw

■ Wi n n e r : Candlelight Dinner, CrossPoint Church ■ Runner-Up: Faith Lutheran Church

State Farm Insurance mike@mikemcgraw.net 34 Main St. S, Hutchinson

FAVORITE CONVENIENCE STORE ■ Winner: Kwik Trip #316 ■ Runner-Up: Holiday Stationstores

320-587-2565

FAVORITE CUP OF COFFEE ■ Winner: Caribou Coffee ■ Runner-Up: Dunn Brothers Coffee Listing to 9

About the cover The 2021 Readers’ Choice Award edition features the following cover photos: ■ Although William “Bo” Young is known as the “Kindness CEO of Hutchinson,” he was recognized in the 2021 Readers” Choice Awards as the Favorite Insurance Agent. ■ Tokyo Grill, which opened in May 2021, was voted the winner in the Favorite Ethnic Restaurant category. It serves a variety of dishes including sushi, teriyaki and hibachi. ■ If you’re looking to celebrate with your significant other, voters said Flank Steakhouse was their favorite date place. Pictured are the husband-and-wife team of Vince and Amanda Maertz, who opened the downtown Hutchinson restaurant earlier this year. ■ For the third year, Benny’s Meat Market was voted the winner in the Favorite Meat Department/Deli category. Pictured is Ben Schwartzrock, right, with his brother Derek. ■ Tyler Bratsch, owner of Culver’s restaurant, earned kudos in several categories including first in the categories of Fasted Drive-Thru and Favorite Hamburger and runner-up for Favorite Frozen Treat, Favorite French Fries and Favorite Fast Food Restaurant.

Congratulations SHERI GOLDSCHMIDT AND CRYSTAL HEDLUND! We are honored to have the two top tellers right here at Citizens Bank. Thank you Sheri, Crystal and all of our staff for taking such good care of our customers!

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Favorite rs! Bank Telle

First Place

CITIZENS BANK & TRUST CO. (320) 587-2233 www.cbhutch.com Member FDIC

Second Place


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To all who voted

for your business and vote of confidence

AMELIA BECKER

Your Favorite Bartender 915 Colorado St. NW, Hutchinson 320-587-3070 | crowrivergolf.com

THANKS FOR VOTING US THE BEST FIVE YEARS IN A ROW! Thank you for making Ashley HomeStore the Number 1 furniture retailer in North America Your locally owned and operated youyou and and your your familyfamily! Hutchinson! Your locally owned store is ready readytotoserve serve

Store hours: Mon-Fri 10am–8pm Sat 10am–5pm Sun 12–4pm

1354 MN-15, Hutchinson (320) 587-4663 ashleyfurniture.com

AT ACE HARDWARE,

WE’RE HERE TO SERVE YOU!

We pledge to be Ace Helpful. Helping you is the most important thing we have to do today. We offer 150+ years of Hardware experience!

So we thank you for voting Ace Hardware your FAVORITE HARDWARE STORE

When you want the best retail service, excellent hardware advice, and the right tools at the best price... there’s only one place to go–Ace, The Helpful Place! 105 Washington Ave. E. Downtown Hutchinson Mon.-Fri. 7:30-8:00 pm; Sat. 8:00-5:30 pm; • Sun. 9:00-4:00 pm

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To ouR ValueD CusTomeRs!! VOTED FAVORITE: B tt r B rg r • F t t Driv Thr • Fr nch Fri • F t F d R t r nt • Fr z n Tr t

Culver’s of Hutchinson • 1510 Montreal St. SE 320-234-8333 Open 10:00 am–10:00 pm Every Day

Culvers.com

NOW HIRING! TEXT CULVERS308 TO 85000

TO APPLY!


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Your Votes For

FAVORITE FISH FRY! We appreciate your support and the help of all our volunteers to help make this a successful event.

Join us Friday, February 25, 2022 For our next Fish Fry! 11:30 am – 7:00 pm McLeod County Fairgrounds

Knights of Columbus Hutchinson Council 4797

THANK YOU TO ALL OUR LOYAL CLIENTS We appreciate your votes for Favorite Law Firm When You Need Expert Legal Help, Call On A Trusted Professional With The Experience You Need

The Law Firm of McGraw - Mahon, P.A. Suite 202, Citizens Bank Building, Downtown Hutchinson 320-587-3900 • www.mcgrawmahon.com

Traci Schutz, Attorney Dan Mahon, Bev Wangerin

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It’s not surprising the Women’s Candlelight Dinner at CrossPoint Church was voted Favorite Church Dinner. The holiday event features beautifully decorated tables, delicious food, seasonal music and a guest speaker. Pictured are greeters, from left, Jacob Rattray, David Langa and Ken Ballard.

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FAVORITE CUSTOMER SERVICE ■ Winner: Jimmy’s Pizza, Hutchinson ■ Ru n n e r- U p : Thrifty White Pharmacy

FAVORITE DENTIST ■ Winner: Echo Family Dental ■ Runner-Up: Hutchinson Family Dentistry

FAVORITE ELECTRICIAN ■ Winner: e2 Electrical Services ■ Runner-Up: Rod Portele Electric

FAVORITE DANCE STUDIO ■ Winner: Touch of Grace Dance Studio ■ Runner-Up: Kelly’s Dance Academy

FAVORITE ETHNIC RESTAURANT ■ Winner: Tokyo Grill ■ Runner-Up: Sonora’s Mexican Restaurant

FAVORITE DATE PLACE ■ Winner: Flank Steakhouse ■ Ru n n e r- U p : Bobbing Bobber Brewing Company ■ Runner-Up: The Paint Factory

FAVORITE EYE CARE CENTER ■ Winner: Regional Eye Care ■ Runner-Up: Southwest Eye Center

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HUNGRY? Stop in and try our delicious homemade food! See for yourself why we were voted

Favorite Pie, Soup and Breakfast! Locally Owned and Operated

1102 Hwy. 15 S Hutchinson 320-587-4417

Order online at mccormicksfamily.com


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“All of us at Woodstone are so honored to be chosen as Favorite Assisted Living,” said Jill Springer, director. “We all know what a great place this is to work and live and I am so thankful for our amazing staff every day. They all work so hard to make sure this is a great place for our residents to call home and it’s so nice to be recognized alongside all the other amazing businesses who have won this award this year!” Pictured are some of the staff, from left, Anna Upegui, Kelsy Linder, Lexi Vos, MyKenna Ramgren, Jason Kruse, Kelci Root, Katrina Urban, Dannale Krueger and Melissa Sanken.

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FASTEST DRIVE-THRU ■ Winner: Culver’s ■ Runner-Up: Taco Bell

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FAVORITE FAMILY FUN SPOT ■ Winner: Hutch Bowl ■ Runner-Up: Hutchinson Aquatic Center

FAVORITE FAST FOOD RESTAURANT ■ Winner: QDOBA Mexican Eats ■ Runner-Up: Culver’s

FAVORITE FINANCIAL ADVISOR ■ Winner: John Sanken, Five Star Financial Resources ■ Runner-Up: Shad Ketcher, New Era Financial Group Inc.

FAVORITE FISH FRY ■ Winner: Cedar Mills Gun Club ■ Runner-Up: Knights of Columbus, St. Anastasia Catholic Church

Thank Thank You You TO EVERYONE WHO VOTED FOR H FIT 360 AS THEIR FAVORITE FITNESS CENTER

What a positive way to keep moving in these uncertain times! Staffed hours: Monday to Thursday 9am-2pm & 3:30-7pm Friday & Saturday 9am-12pm Stop down or call 320 587 5858 114 Main St. N, Hutchinson Most Major Health Insurance Discounts Applicable Get in, Get out & Get on with your day!

If you haven’t yet visited us, stop down and try a FREE class or simply discuss your fitness goals with friendly, professional and qualified staff.

FREE KEY FOB, NO JOINING FEES AND A COMPLIMENTARY WEEK ON US! Valid until October 15, 2021 / New memberships only / Any membership type applicable No other discounts allowed / (membership dues will be pro-rated).

We are proud to be your Favorite Ethnic Restaurant! Closed Tuesdays • Lunch: Mon - Fri & Sun 11am - 3pm, Sat 12 - 3pm. Dinner : Mon - Thur 4:30pm - 10pm, Fri - Sat 4:30pm - 10:30pm, Sun 4:30pm - 9:30pm

JAPANESE CUISINE tokyogrillhutchinson.


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Special prize giveaway winners Just for voting in the 2021 Readers’ Choice Awards, participants were entered into a special prize drawing. The winners are: ■ First prize: Tanya Schultz, Hutchinson: 4 Minnesota Renaissance tickets and ■ Second prize: Catherine Fasching, Hutchinson: 6-month subscription to the Hutchinson Leader.

FAVORITE FITNESS CENTER ■ Winner: H Fit 360 ■ Runner-Up: Anytime Fitness

FAVORITE FLORIST ■ Winner: Crow River Floral & Gifts ■ Runner-Up: Cash Wise Foods

FAVORITE FROZEN TREAT ■ Winner: Below Zero Frozen Yogurt ■ Runner-Up: Culver’s

FAVORITE GARDEN CENTER ■ Winner: Babe’s Blossoms ■ Runner-Up: Stockmen’s Greenhouse & Garden Center

The Crew at Fun Sports would like to

THANK YOU for your confidence in voting us your FAVORITE MOTORSPORTS STORE

We have expanded our offerings to include new motorcycles! Fun Sports is now an Authorized dealer for three European made brands. SWM dual sport bikes from Italy, Rieju enduro and trail bikes from Spain, and Torrot electric kids bikes also from Spain. Stop in to check them out today!

JUST E. OF HUTCHINSON ON HWY. 7

320-587-9505 www.funsportsofhutchinson.com

FAVORITE FRENCH FRIES ■ Winner: McDonald’s ■ Runner-Up: Culver’s

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Touch of Grace is incredibly honored to receive this award 3 years in a row.

Thank you Hutchinson for all your votes!

Favirite Dance Studio Thank you Hutchinson for all your support. Brandi Eckstein, Shad Ketcher, Susan Brickzen, Jackie Jensen, Lisa Kasper

Superior Service Is Timeless NEW ERA FINANCIAL GROUP, INC.

30 Main St N.,Hutchinson | (320) 587-3057 touchofgracestudio.com See you at T he Nuteracker!

107 1st Ave. SW, Hutchinson • 320-587-0459

Securities offered through J.W. Cole Financial, Inc. (JWC)Member FINRA/SIPC. Advisory services offered through New Era Financial Advisors, Inc. & J.W. Cole Advisors, Inc. (JWCA). New Era Financial Group, Inc., New Era Financial Advisors, Inc. & JWC/JWCA are unaffiliated entities. Rankings and/or recognition by unaffiliated rating services and/or publications should not be construed by a client or prospective client as a guarantee that he/she will experience a certain level of results if Financial Advisor is engaged, or continues to be engaged, to provide investment advisory services, nor should it be construed as a current or past endorsement of Financial Advisor by any of its clients. Rankings published by magazines, and others, generally base their selections exclusively on information prepared and/or submitted by the recognized adviser.


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When it comes to Favorite Dance Studio, Touch of Grace turns up a winner year after year. Pictured in center back row is Corinne Olcott, owner and founder of Touch of Grace Dance Studio, with instructors Kaitlyn Randall, Jamie Streich and Lori Dahlman. They are pictured with with students in elementary and preschool classes.

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FAVORITE INSURANCE AGENT ■ Winner: William “Bo” Young, American Family Insurance ■ Runner-Up: Steve Kropp, State Farm Insurance

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FAVORITE GOLF COURSE FAVORITE LANDSCAPER/LAW CARE

■ Winner: Oakdale Golf Club ■ Runner-Up: Crow River Golf Club

■ Winner: Green Earth Lawn Care, Inc. ■ Runner-Up: LandsKapings

FAVORITE HAIR STYLIST/BARBER ■ Winner: Brittany Stoufer, Venus Salon & Spa ■ Runner-Up: Denise Schramm, Fringe Hair Studio

FAVORITE LAW FIRM ■ Winner: Kraft Walser Law Office ■ Runner-Up: McGraw-Mahon Law Office

FAVORITE HAMBURGER FAVORITE MASSAGE THERAPIST

■ Winner: Culver’s ■ Runner-Up: Squeaky’s Grill & Bar

■ Winner: Much Kneaded Massage ■ Runner-Up: Hutchinson Therapeutic Massage

FAVORITE HEALTH CARE PROFESSIONAL ■ Winner: Dr. Nicole VandenBerg, Hutchinson Health ■ Runner-Up: Adara Home Health

Thank you for voting us Hutchinson’s favorite FLORIST! We appreciate your business & support!

WE HAVE MOVED! Visit us at our new location at: 27 Main st N Hutchinson MN, 55350 (320)-587-3110

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Thank You to All Our Loyal Customers and for Your Votes for Favorite Auto Mechanic!

575 Jefferson St SE, Hutchinson 320-234-9690 ProAutoMN.com


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THANK YOU

Sandy Radloff C.M.T.

to everyone who voted us your favorite

Massage Therapists! We are honored to continue to serve you.

Lynn Radloff-Huls C.M.T.

Katelyn Huls C.M.T.

5th year in a row you have voted us

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McCormick’s Family Restaurant’s eggs Benedict is famous. Several years ago, it won the WCCO-TV’s social media “Best of Minnesota” competition. This year, the restaurant earned kudos from voters in three categories: Favorite Breakfast, Favorite Bowl of Soup and Favorite Pie.

WE STRIVE TO BE A CUT ABOVE THE REST

Thanks FOR VOTING US

FAVORITE MEAT MARKET!!! Locally Owned & Operated • 221 Main St. S, Hutchinson 320-587-2622 • M-F 9-5:30 • Sat. 9-3 • Sun. Closed We accept EBT. www.BennysMeatMarket.com

Thank you to our employees and customers for your dedication, allowing us to become your

Favorite Place To Play BINGO! JOIN US MONDAY & THURSDAY 5:30 pM saTUrday 12:30 (ocTober-april) Lic.#A-00125-002

VFW Post 906 247 1st Ave. SE, Hutchinson • (320) 587-9929

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Best Place to Buy Jewelry We are honored to have you be our customers We've got great things coming • Anniversary Event • Christmas Specials

Our store is really fun and exciting! We know because you told us so! “We service what we sell and a whole lot more”

138 Main St. S., Hutchinson (320) 587-2230 1-800-514-8270 Mon.-Fri. 9-5, Sat. 9-3 HagerJewelry.com

THANK YOU FROM THE DOCTORS AND STAFF AT BEELER CHIROPRACTIC We appreciate all of our loyal patients and are honored to be recognized as Favorite Chiropractor.

903 Highway 15 S, Hutchinson 320-587-6666 Mon. & Wed. 8:00 AM - 6:00 PM Tue., Thur. & Fri. 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM


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Special Thanks To Our Valued Customers! Voted Favorite French Fries in Hutchinson

1098 Hwy. 15 S, Hutchinson 320-587-2449

Thanks For Your Vote!

Dan Honsey

Ben King

Chris Kleiman

We are Honored To Be Your

Favorite Law Office

For the Fifth Year in a Row!

Sene Zupke

Phillip Horsager

131 South Main Street, Hutchinson 320-587-8150 Visit our Web site at www.kraftwalser.com

THANK YOU To All of Our Customers Who Have Supported Us With Your Continued Business! SUBMITTED PHOTO

Service with a smile is how you’re greeted at Jimmy’s Pizza in Hutchinson. It’s not surprising the restaurant was a triple winner earning the most votes in the categories of Best Customer Service, Favorite Pizza and Favorite Salad. Pictured are owners Joseph and Emily McKeown.


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FAVORITE MEAT DEPARTMENT/DELI ■ Winner: Benny’s Meat Market ■ Runner-Up: Cash Wise Foods

FAVORITE MOTOR SPORTS SHOP ■ Winner: Fun Sports of Hutchinson ■ Runner-Up: B&B Sports & RV

FAVORITE NAIL SALON SPA ■ Winner: Carolina’s Nails ■ Runner-Up: #1 Nail Spa

FAVORITE PET GROOMER

JOHN SANKEN

■ Winner: Dana’s Dog Spa ■ Runner-Up: Ashley Berwald

Wealth Manager/C.P.F.A.

It’s an honor to be chosen Hutchinson’s Favorite Financial Advisor four years in a row!

FAVORITE PHARMACIST ■ Winner: Aleesha Saul at Target (CVS Pharmacy) ■ Runner-Up: Jenny Peterson, Thrifty White Pharmacy

102 Main St. South Suite 211 Citizens Bank Building Hutchinson, MN 320-587-6669

FAVORITE PIE ■ Winner: McCormick’s Family Restaurant ■ Runner-Up: Carlson’s Orchard Bakery

Securities and advisory services offered through SagePoint Financial Inc., member FINRA/SIPC. Insurance services offered through Five Star Financial Resources are independent of SagePoint Financial Inc.

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T H A N K YO U F O R YOU R VOTE S F O R

FAVORITE REAL ESTATE AGENT It is truly an honor and I look forward f to working with you in the he futur future.

Thanks

We’d like to thank everyone who voted us

Favorite

Date Place

We’re glad you noticed that we put our love and passion into our food and service. If you haven’t been in, visit us soon to see how our locally sourced, fresh ingredients will make your meal special!

RACHEL HULS LS BROKER ASSOC I AT E P O E

(320) 583-9711 (320) 234-4404 rachel@rachelhuls.com m

255 HWY 7 East, Hutchinson Each Office Independently Owned & Operated | Licensed in MN

14 Main St. S, Downtown Hutchinson • 320.455.8004 Tues. - Sat. 11 am - 9 pm • flanksteakhouse.com


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Thanks Hutchinson For Voting Mason One of your Favorite Bartenders!

We appreciate your business and support the last two years

Stop in today! (320) 455-8034 35 3rd Ave. SE Hutchinson

233 Hassan St. SE, Hutchinson (320) 234-3584 https://hutchinsonchiropractic.com/

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When it comes to financial advice, voters selected John Sanken of Five Star Financial Resources as their Favorite Financial Advisor. Pictured is John with his wife, Kathy.

Thank you for voting Hutchinson Chiropractic & Wellness your favorite chiropractor in town! We are proud to serve this great community and take care of the ones you love!

Thank you to our valued customers for voting for us as your favorite! Family Fun Spot, Hamburger, Sandwich

Open daily at 11 am Hwy. 7W., Hutchinson

320-587-2352


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FAVORITE PIZZA ■ Winner: Jimmy’s Pizza, Hutchinson ■ Runner-Up: Main Street Sports Bar

FAVORITE PLACE TO BUY A VEHICLE ■ Winner: Jay Malone Motors ■ Runner-Up: Frank Motor Company

FAVORITE PLACE TO BUY APPLIANCES ■ Winner: The HomeSource Store Inc. ■ Runner-Up: Sears Hometown Store

FAVORITE PLACE TO BUY ARTS/CRAFTS ■ Winner: JOANN Fabrics ■ Runner-Up: Clay Coyote Gallery & Pottery

FAVORITE PLACE TO BUY FLOORING ■ Winner: Heintz Floor Covering ■ Runner-Up: Mandelkow Flooring

FAVORITE PLACE TO BUY GROCERIES

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■ Winner: Cash Wise Foods ■ Runner-Up: ALDI Listing to 20

When it comes to furniture, it’s all about the Heikes brothers. Kevin and Keith Heikes, owners of Factory Direct Furniture and Ashley HomeStore, were voted winner and runner-up in the category of Favorite Place to Buy Home Furnishings.

Thanks For voting us your

Favorite Assisted Living Center! We’d like to thank our caring staff for helping our center feel like home to your loved ones!

1025 Dale Street SW, Hutchinson 320-234-8917

woodstoneseniorliving.com


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Thank you for voting us Favorite Golf Course!

THANKS FOR VOTING US YOUR FAVORITE PLACE TO BUY FLOORING!

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Our “Tradition of Eye Care Excellence” spans for more than 25 years.Today, our dedication and focus on cutting edge technology, advanced diagnostics and surgical techniques has only been surpassed by our commitment to quality patient care. From the latest breakthroughs in laser and cataract care – to 24 hour emergency eye care services, contact lenses and prescription eyewear – look to Regional Eye Center for a lifetime of better vision.

211 Garden Rd. NE, Hutchinson (320) 587-9223

Michael P. Merck, M.D.

Christopher R. Wallyn, D.O.

Physician and Surgeon

Physician and Surgeon

Amy Nyquist, O.D.

Allan D.Wortz, O.D.

THANKS HUTCHINSON WE ARE HONORED TO BE VOTED FAVORITE EYE CARE CENTER FOR THE THIRD TIME!

www.regeyecenter.com

320-587-6308


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Thank You for Selecting Us EXPIRES 10/31/21

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Buy an Adult Buffet at Regular Price, Get $2.00 off the 2nd Limit 1. Valid only at Hutchinson Pizza Ranch only. Some restrictions may apply. Not valid with any other offers. No cash value. Only one coupon per transaction.

1ST PLACE Favorite Chicken ALL DAY BUFFET! Monday - Sunday: 11:00am - 7:30pm

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When it comes to French fries, it’s hard to beat McDonald’s. Voters agreed naming the Hutchinson fast food restaurant the winner in the Favorite French fries category.

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FOR YOUR CONTINUED SUPPORT AND VOTING US AS YOUR #1 AUTO BODY SHOP.

28 1ST AVE NE, HUTCHINSON | (320) 587-2927

THANK YOU! I’m honored to receive your vote for Favorite Insurance Agent. We’re here to help life go right! Like a good neighbor, State Farm is there.®

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Kropp Ins and Fin Svcs Inc Steve Kropp, Agent 34 Main St S Hutchinson, MN 55350 Bus: 320-455-8095 www.InsureMeSteve.com


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THANKS HUTCHINSON For Voting MeYour FAVORITE MASSAGE THERAPIST THREEYEARS IN A ROW

Kiley Kruggel

Much Kneaded Massage 140 Main St. S | Hutchinson 507-276-1382

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FAVORITE PLACE TO BUY HARDWARE

FAVORITE REAL ESTATE AGENT

■ Winner: Ace Hardware, Hutchinson ■ Runner-Up: Menards

FAVORITE PLACE TO BUY HOME FURNISHINGS

FAVORITE SALAD

■ Winner: Factory Direct Furniture ■ Runner-Up: Ashley HomeStore

FAVORITE PLACE TO BUY JEWELRY

THANK YOU! I appreciate your business and your votes!

Carolina’s Nails FAVORITE NAIL SPA

■ Winner: Salad Bar, Jimmy’s Pizza, Hutchinson ■ Runner-Up: Oriental Chicken Salad, Applebee’s

■ Winner: Hager Jewelry ■ Runner-Up: Kock’s Jewelry

FAVORITE SANDWICH

FAVORITE PLACE TO BUY TIRES ■ Winner: Hutchinson Co-op ■ Runner-Up: Brandon Tire

■ Winner: Reuben, Culver’s ■ Runner-Up: Three Little Pigs, Squeaky’s

FAVORITE SPORTS BAR FAVORITE PLUMBER/HVAC ■ Winner: Berger Plumbing, Heating, and A/C ■ Runner-Up: Plumbing and Heating by Craig Inc.

■ Winner: Main Street Sports Bar ■ Runner-Up: Buffalo Wild Wings

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Carolina’s Nails 133 Main St. S., STE. #3 Hutchinson 320-237-5371

■ Winner: Rachel Huls, RE/MAX Results ■ Ru n n e r - U p : S h e i l a R i c h t e r, Hometown Realty


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September 2021 HUTCH READERS’ CHOICE | 21 It’s been a good year for Jeanne Schealler, owner of Crow River Floral & Gifts. In June, she purchased the building at 27 Main St. N. and then the business was named Favorite Florist in the 2021 Readers’ Choice Awards. “We are excited for what the future holds as we seem to be getting busier and busier every single day,” Schealler said. “We look forward to serving Hutchinson and the surrounding area with beautiful designs. We would also like to thank all of our loyal customers for the business and support over the years and for voting us Hutchinson’s Favorite Florist. We owe everything to our amazing customers.” Pictured is Jeanne Schealler holding a bridal bouquet of peonies, roses and pennycress. SUBMITTED PHOTO

THANKS HUTCHINSON FOR YOUR VOTES FOR FAVORITE HEALTHCARE PROFESSIONAL! Adara Home Health is proud to offer the following services in the community: Skilled Nursing •Therapies • Home Health Aides Companion & Homemaking • Pediatric Care

Providing Care in Central & Southern Minnesota

Call 320.753.0936 or 800.624.9024 for more information adarahomehealth.com


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If you’re looking for entertainment for all ages, head to Hutch Bowl. It was voted the winner as the Favorite Family Fun Spot. Squeaky’s Grill & Bar, its neighboring restaurant, was named runner-up for Favorite Hamburger and Favorite Sandwich.

Thank You for voting Dr. Nicole VandenBerg as your Favorite Health Care Professional!

Nicole VandenBerg, MD Family Medicine

We are honored to have many in our staff who are truly dedicated to their patients.

320-234-3290 or 800-944-2690 hutchhealth.com

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for Awarding Us Your Favorite Garden Center

We take pride in offering a unique selection of only the highest quality plants, homegrown here in our greenhouses. We’re looking forward to seeing you again next spring! Gift Certificates Available All Year

7 mi. N. of Hector or 7 mi. S. of Cosmos on St. Hwy. 4 320-848-6566 • www.babesblossoms.com


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THANKS FOR YOUR VOTES WE STRIVE TO GIVE YOUR CHILDREN LOVING CARE EACH AND EVERY DAY! THANKS to our passionate caregivers who provide exceptional care! Providing Quality Child Care When Parents Can’t Be There

566 Bluff St., Hutchinson (320) 587-KIDS • ekidsinc.com facebook.com/kidsincchildcarecenters

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for choosing us as your

Favorite Cable/ Internet Provider 235 Franklin St SW

Hutchinson

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DR. JOHN GILLARD

DR. CHELSI SCHUMACHER

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for recognizing Echo Family Dental as your Favorite Dentists

We are blessed to have professionals who care about helping our patients achieve the healthiest smile possible. We remain dedicated to providing state-of-the-art dentistry in a comfortable environment. SUBMITTED PHOTO

“I have immense gratitude to all of my loyal clients for not only nominating me, but voting me Hutchinson’s favorite hairstylist three years in a row,” exclaimed Brittany Stoufer. “I can’t put into words how appreciative I am for the recognition for doing what I love and what I’m most passionate about for the last 12 years. It’s both an honor and a privilege. Thank you, Hutchinson!”

945 Echo Drive, Hutchinson • 320.587.2769 EchoFamilyDental.com


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