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SHOPDOWNTOWN Find Everything you need, in Downtown Hutchinson.

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Citywide Crazy Days

The Sites, the Sounds, the Tastes. Downtown Hutchinson is a varied collection of one-of-a-kind stores, services, restaurants and recreation opportunities. While in town…stop, shop and enjoy our many unique specialty stores and remember to take advantage of the many casual and fine dining establishments the city has to offer.

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Depot Marketplace

The Depot Marketplace Washington Ave E & 25 Adams St. SE Every Saturday 8:00 am – 12 Noon Every Wednesday 2:30 pm – 5:30 pm Through the month of October

The friendly service you’ll receive from the merchants and residents at our stores and businesses will provide a warm welcome to all travelers. We trust that you will enjoy your visit!

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Downtown Improvementts • Spring Flow Flower werr Pot we Po P otts • Citywide Summer Crazy o Crazy Cra azyy Dayys • Downtown Christmas Santa nta Clauss Vis Visit, it, Reindeer & Hayrideeess • Holidayy Lig Ligh L Lighting, gh hting, Tree Tips Tip pss • Local Signage & Wayfinding p Wayfind Various us Improvement Projects at The Depot ot • Farmers Market Support and much more!

The Hutchinson hinson Downtown Downttown Association Association promotes and enhances the Hutchinson downtown dow wntow wnto wn business community by promotion and merchandising the downtown downtow area. 111 Hassan Street SE Hutchinson, MN 55350 (320) 234-5652


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Welcome Lifestyle Snapshot Mayor’s Column City Map

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Introduction Events Calendar of Events

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Introduction Arts Enjoy a concert on your lunch hour Hutchinson is an arts destination History Parks/Recreation Parks Map Guide


Introduction Sports Outdoors Clubs/Organizations

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FOOD Introduction


LIVING Introduction Board of Education Education Tigerpath Academies Newspapers in Education Education Opportunities Hutchinson-Area Foundations Older Citizens Services Assisted Living Support Services Worship Services

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Introduction Hutchinson Health Home Health Care Assisted Living Other Health Services Family Health Community Health Promotion School Health Home & Community Based Services Health and Human Services

GOVERNMENT Introduction Hutchinson City Council Meetings Public Utilities Additional Services Common Codes Library Airport County Board of Commissioners Elected Officials Services Minnesota Elected Officials Other Offices

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As the kick off to RiverSong Music Festival, Traveled Ground performed at Library Square in downtown Hutchinson. The Waconia band is known for its take on American roots music.

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MARKETPLACE Introduction Hutchinson Area Chamber of Commerce and Tourism Hutchinson Downtown Association Hutchinson Economic Development Authority Hutchinson Leader Business Directory



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2020 - 2021 Big Fish Lifestyle Guide General Manager: Brent Schacherer Editorial Content: Kay Johnson, Stephen Wiblemo, Jeremy Jones, Alex Guerrero and Vinny Harvieux Photography: Hutchinson Leader Advertising: Kevin True, Colleen Piechowski, Nichole Elke and Ronda Kurtzweg Published by Hutchinson Leader, 170 Shady Ridge Road, Hutchinson 55350. Copyright 2020 MediaNews Group. Printed in the U.S.A. For additional information or to submit corrections, call Kay Johnson at 320-753-3641 or email johnson@ hutchinsonleader.com

The Hutchinson Marching Tigers perform at the 2019 Hutchinson Jaycee Water Carnival Grande Day Parade.

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ACE Hardware


Inglis Orthodontics


AEM Mechanical


Kids Depot


AmericInn by Wyndham


Kids Inc.


Ameriprise Financial


Kidz Junction


Ashley Homestore


King’s Wok


B&B Sports & RV


Korngiebel Properties

C.A.R. Shop Inc.


Liquor Hutch


Carly’s Shoes


Little Crow Shooting Sports


CarpetsPlus Colortile


McCormick’s Family Restaurant


Cash Wise Foods


McGraw - Mahon, P.A.


Cedar Crest Estate


McLeod County Abstract and Title Services, L.L.C.


Christ the King Lutheran Church, LCMC




Citizens Bank & Trust Co.


Melchert Hubert Sjodin


Citizens Insurance Agency of Hutchinson, LLC


Muddy Cow


Country Kitchen


New Century Academy


Crosspoint Churh


New Discoveries Montessori Academy


Crow River Glass


New Journey UCC


Crow River Golf Club




Crow River Press




Crow River Sno Pro’s, Inc.


Oak Heights Covenant Church


Crow River Winery


Oakdale Golf Club


Days Inn by Wyndham


Our Savior’s Lutheran Church & ELC




Parkview Dental


Edward Jones


Peace Lutheran Church


Evergreen Apartments


Pellinen Land Surveying Inc.


Factory Direct Furniture


Peterson, Juergensen, Hemerick & Co


Faith Lutheran


Pizza Ranch




Prince of Peace Retirement Living


Glencoe Regional Health




Goldmark Property Management


Regional Eye Center


Grace Lutheran Church


Ridgewater College


Heart of Minnesota Animal Shelter


River of Hope


Heldt Painting & Contracting


Riverside Church


Home State Bank


Serenity Mental Health Servicesv


Hometown Realty


Shamrock Inn


Hope Family Church


Slumberland Furniture


Hutch Bowl


SouthPoint Financial Credit Union


Hutchinson Area Disabled American Vets


Southview Terrace


Hutchinson Chamber of Commerce


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Squeaky’s Grill and Bar


Hutchinson Co-op


St. Anastasia Catholic Community


Hutchinson Dental Center


SteppingStone Therapeutic


Hutchinson EDA


The Village Shop


Hutchinson Event Center


Today’s Driving School


Hutchinson Family Dentistry


Trailblazer Transit


Hutchinson Health


Valley Sales of Hutchinson


Hutchinson Parks, Rec, & Community Ed Dept


VFW Post 906


Hutchinson Theatre Co.


Woodstone Senior Living Community


Hutchinson Therapeutic Massage Center


Yira Law Office, LTD.


Hutchinson Utilities Commission




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elcome to the 2020 Hutchinson Discover Guide. This publication offers a directory of information and resources used by Hutchinson-area businesses and residents, especially those who are new to this area. The information contained in this guide is also available and regularly updated year-round at hutchinsonleader.com. The Lifestyle Guide is a compilation of important information — a single source for lists of services, names, telephone numbers and email addresses. Keep it handy. Use it often. Hutchinson has been recognized as a great place to work and raise a family for many years. Reflecting its attractive neighborhoods, vibrant downtown and strong industries, it is known both as “Minnesota’s Hometown” and “Minnesota’s Manufacturing City.” Centrally located between the Twin Cities, St. Cloud, Willmar and New Ulm, Hutchinson is a community of more than 13,000 people. It is home to more than 500 businesses


Above — A couple dozen artists show their work after Painting in the Park Saturday on the RiverSong Stage at Masonic/West River Park. This was one of several events hosted during Hutchinson Jaycee Water Carnival. Right — This little excavator, Chase Veenstra, waves to spectators during the Kiddy Day Parade at Masonic/ West River Park, another fun event held during Water Carnival.

including 3M, TDK Hutchinson Technology, Hutchinson Manufacturing and Uponor. Its excellent K-12 schools are complemented by Ridgewater College, which has been lauded as one of the nation’s best community colleges. Restaurant and shopping options are plentiful in Hutchinson. The city also boasts of an incredibly large and diverse park system. To learn more about the city of Hutchinson and to access online services, visit ci.hutchinson.mn.us. Our apologies in advance for omissions or for changes that occur after publication. Please notify us of information that needs to be updated so it can be kept current throughout the year. If you would like additional copies of this publication, call our Circulation Department at 320-753-3657. Send information for the Discover Guide to Kay Johnson at johnson@hutchinsonleader.com.






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20.2% Bachelor’s Degree or higher, 25+ 2014 - 2018

66.9% Homeownership rate, 2014 - 2018


Living in same house 1 year or more

$144,500 Median value of

ownership occupied homes, 2014 - 2018

2.19 Persons per household $34,569 Per capita income in past 12 months, 2018 dollars $56,381 Median household income, 2018 Source: http://census.gov/quickfacts




elcome to Hutchinson! As the mayor and a lifelong resident, I can’t stress enough all the positive things Hutchinson has going on. Every city will try to highlight all the positive things going for it, but let me tell you about the unique combination of amenities that make Hutchinson a destination worth exploring. Hutchinson has a rich history as a prairie area settled by a family of nationally acclaimed singing brothers. We are proud of our history and celebrate our legacy. Today, Hutchinson is well known as a great and skilled manufacturing city, but it is also a destination city. Hutchinson is a regional hub,

attracting visitors from near and far. Whether you are here for one of our many events or festivals, or just spending a day shopping and relaxing, we want you to feel at home in Hutchinson. We offer many activities for both young and old. We have a fantastic park and trail system featuring the paved Luce Line State Trail and newly built aquatic center. Visit our McLeod County Historical Society and Museum featuring Les Kouba paintings. The Harrington-Merrill House, which was built in 1858 and survived the U.S.- Dakota War of 1862, is one of the oldest wood-framed structures in McLeod County.

Our revitalized downtown offers many different shopping and dining experiences. Our schools have consistently rated high on state surveys and our high school was recently renovated. Our arts community is thriving from local support. Hutchinson is a strong faith-based community with many options for worship. We have expanded our senior living, our housing and our accommodations for the many festivals we host. We are very fortunate to host the Orange Spectacular, Minnesota Garlic Festival, National Tractor Pull, the Jaycee Water Carnival, the McLeod County Fair, and RiverSong Music Festival just to

Mayor Gary Forcier name a few. I encourage you to sp en d just a little more time exploring Hutchinson. I hope that you will see, like I have, that Hutchinson is a beautiful area to live, work and play.


I like that Hutchinson is growing, but everybody still kind of has that nice vibe around here.”


It’s a very clean city. It’s friendly and there’s a lot of things to do here. ... Since I’ve retired I’ve gotten to know a lot of people and I’m out for coffee about four days a week. There’s just a lot to do in Hutch.”

I like the small community and getting to know people and being able to see friends while you go to different stores. I feel like the community ... really wants to do things for its citizens.”

The wide variety of things to do between stuff for the kids (and) the dogs. In the summertime they have a lot of stuff going on with the community. Wide variety of places to eat, places to hang out. A lot of parks to go to.”


I like the people.”



I think Hutchinson’s a great place to raise a family and for kids to grow up.”



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Above — The annual Upper Midwest A-C Club’s annual Orange Spectacular July 24-26 offers something for everyone from the toy show to field demonstrations. Right — Miss Hutchinson Erin Westlund greets young fans at the Hutchinson Jaycee Water Carnival Teddy Bear Band Concert in Library Square. The annual festival is June 14-21.


utchinson’s hashtag is #muchinhutch. It’s true. Whether ether you’re interested in antique tractors, live music, pottery ry or garlic, Hutchinson has a festival for you. The town’s major events include: the Hutchinson Jaycee Water Carnival and the Power Pull Nationals in June; RiverSong Music Festival, the Orange Spectacular and the Minnesota Pottery Festival in July; the Heatwole Threshing Show, Minnesota Garlic Festival and McLeod County Fair, all in August; the Hutchinson Arts and Crafts Festival, Taste of Hutchinson and the Friends of the Library Used Book Sale and the Elks Gun and Coin Show in September; Pumpkinfest in October; and the Hutchinson Downtown Christmas and the Holiday Parade of Lights in December. Other special events that draw crowds to Hutchinson include the popular twice-weekly Farmers Market at historic Depot Marketplace that begins in May and runs through October, and the Music in the Park outdoor concert series on Monday evenings from June into August at Library Square in downtown Hutchinson. Plan ahead and pencil these events into your calendar. Next time you’re looking for something to do, think Hutchinson for festivals and fun.

“(The) Arts and Crafts (Festival) drives tourism from all over the country. Our hotels are filled, gas stations and restaurants utilized. ... For many, it’s their first or second time in Hutchinson. What a great way to acquaint them with our fabulous community.” Mary Hodson, president of the Hutchinson Area Chamber of Commerce and Tourism

EVENTS EVENTS HUTCHINSON JAYCEE WATER CARNIVAL This popular summertime festival will celebrate its 78th anniversary with a week of activities from Sunday, June 14, through Sunday, June 21. Water Carnival Commodore Jon Beach and Vice Commodore Chad Czmowski will coordinate the festival’s many activities ranging from bike rides and distance runs to live music, children’s activities and the Grande Day Parade. Welcoming guests will be Joe Keilen as Mr. Hutchinson and Maxine Engwall as Hutchinson Woman of the Year; 2019 Miss Hutchinson Erika Tillmann and 2019 Princess Abigail Riewer; and Junior Queen Julia Knorr and Junior Commodore Javier Alvarado Jr. For more information, visit the Hutchinson Leader website at hutchinsonleader.com or the Hutchinson Jaycee Water Carnival website at watercarnival.org.

RIVERSONG MUSIC FESTIVAL Billed as “Minnesota’s Homegrown Music Festival,” Hutchinson’s RiverSong is celebrating its 12th season Friday and Saturday, July 17-18. The rain-or-shine event brings together live music on two stages at Masonic/West River Park along the scenic Crow River. Food is provided by on-site vendors. Wine, beer and other beverages are also available. For more about Riversong, visit the festival’s website at riversongfestival.org.

ORANGE SPECTACULAR The Upper Midwest Allis-Chalmers Club hosts its annual Orange Spectacular Friday through Sunday, July 24-26, at the McLeod County Fairgrounds in Hutchinson. The show, which attracts thousands of people from across the United States, Canada and Europe, features everything Allis-Chalmers from tractors to farm implements. Many of the tractors are put to work in a tractor pull competition or in the popular field demonstrations. The show also features a large farm toy show, a swap meet of tractors and parts, and a variety of food and mu-

One of the highlights of the Hutchinson Jaycee Water Carnival is the coronation of the new Miss Hutchinson and Princess. Pictured is Queen Erin Westlund crowning her successor Erika Tillmann. sical entertainment. Admission and parking is free. For more information, visit orangespectacular.com.

HEATWOLE THRESHING SHOW This year marks the 41st annual Heatwole Threshing Show Aug. 8-9. It takes place at 15498 Walden Ave., about 4 miles south of Hutchinson. The two-day event was started by farmers in the area southwest of Hutchinson. Their goal was to preserve the way farming once was done and relive the effort the second weekend of August each year. The show welcomes all makes of antique tractors and implements and features demonstrations, a tractor parade and pull, a sawmill, blacksmith shop and more from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. each day. Admission is free. For more, call Corey Henke at 320-587-9143 or visit coreystractorrepair.com.

MINNESOTA GARLIC FESTIVAL If you’re a fan of garlic, you can’t go wrong by attending the Minnesota Garlic Festival. The one-day “everything garlic” event is from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 15, at the McLeod County Fairgrounds, 840

Friends of the Library’s annual Used Book Sale always draws a crowd. It takes place outdoors at the Hassan Street entrance of the Hutchinson Public Library during the annual Hutchinson Arts and Crafts Festival Sept. 18-19. Century Ave. S.W., Hutchinson. The festival is sponsored by the Crow River Sustainable Farming Association. It features cooking demonstrations by celebrity chefs, an entire cafe devoted to foods enhanced with garlic, vendors selling more than 100 varieties of the “King of Herbs,” live music, entertainment, wine-andbeer tastings, children’s activities and garlic ice cream. Admission is $5 for adults, $3 for children younger than 12, and stroller or carried babies are free. Parking is $1 per

car. No pets are allowed. For more information and updates about the festival, visit mngarlicfest.com or call 763-244-6659.

MCLEOD COUNTY FAIR The McLeod County Fair is celebrating 148 years, Wednesday through Sunday, Aug. 19-23, at the fairgrounds, 840 Century Ave. S.W., Hutchinson. Its five-day run features activities for all ages from live music, entertainment, Grandstand shows, exhibits, animal judging, contests,

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rides, games and more. All fair information is conveniently available at mcleodcountyfair.com. Want to take advantage of special deals to save money? Gate admission and Grandstand packages and deals are available on the website, too. Information is also available by calling the fair office at 320-587-2499. When the fair isn’t in session, the McLeod County Fairgrounds are available for rent. It is used for activities ranging from concerts and wedding receptions to dog shows, craft fairs, garage sales and more. The fairgrounds also are the yearround home to the McLeod County Extension Service, 4-H and McLeod County Parks. For more information, call 320-484-4334 or visit www3. extension.umn.edu/county/mcleod.

ARTS AND CRAFTS FESTIVAL Due to the reconstruction of Main Street/State Highway 15 during 2020, the Arts and Crafts Festival — Friday and Saturday, Sept. 18-19 — is moving to the McLeod County Fairgrounds, 840 Century Ave. S.W.,

Hutchinson. This is the 46th annual event, which includes the Ambassadors’ Taste of Hutchinson and Friends of the Library Used Book Sale. The festival attracts many talented artists and crafters from throughout the Upper Midwest. Admission is free. For more information, call the Hutchinson Area Chamber of Commerce and Tourism at 320-587-5252 or visit explorehutchinson.com.

ELKS GUN AND COIN SHOW If you’re a collector of guns, knives or sports memorabilia, don’t miss the Elks Gun and Coin Show. This two-day annual event is Sept. 2627. It typically features more than 300 tables of merchandise in the Commercial Building at the McLeod County Fairgrounds, 840 Century Ave. S.W., Hutchinson. Vendors come from throughout the Upper Midwest. The show is the largest fundraiser for the local Elks Lodge with the proceeds going to Hutchinson-area youth programs. For more information, call Dale Harbarth, show manager, at 320-587-8989.

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EVENTS CALENDAR OF EVENTS Hutchinson has much to offer in the way of activities and events. For more information about local happenings, check out the A&E Calendar in the Leader’s Wednesday print edition and hutchinsonleader. com. Information is also available from the Hutchinson Area Chamber of Commerce and Tourism at 320587-5252 or explorehutchinson.com.

Supercross is one of several special events offered at the McLeod County Fair.

APRIL April 2-4: Hutchinson Theatre Company presents “Everybody Loves Opal,” at the Hutchinson Center for the Arts. For tickets, call 320-587-7278 April 4: One Book, One Community’s selection this year is “Winterdance” by Gary Paulsen. As part of the series, a panel discussion features Jamie Nelson, dog mushing professional, and Dr. John Reichert, Iditarod volunteer veterinarian, 2 p.m. at Christ the King Lutheran Church, 1040 South Grade Road S.W., Hutchinson. Admission is free and the public is welcome. April 17, 19: Crow River Singers, a community choir, present two concerts with a focus on the music of TV shows at 7 p.m. Friday at New Journey UCC Church and Sunday at Peace Lutheran Church, both in Hutchinson; email Holly Dapper, CRS project director, at hollymd55@hotmail.com

MAY May 1-2: Citywide Garage Sales, Hutchinson; 320-753-3655 May 3: Walk MS at Masonic/West River Park, Hutchinson; 320-2966956 May 16: Paws on Parade Pet Walk for the benefit of the Heart of Minnesota Animal Shelter, Hutchinson. It takes place at the McLeod County Fairgrounds; 320-234-9699 May 25: Memorial Day parade and ceremony, Veterans Park of McLeod County in Hutchinson; 320-587-2665 Hutchinson Farmers Market is at

July 25-26: The Minnesota Pottery Festival is outdoors on the grounds of Clay Coyote Pottery; mnpotteryfestival.com During 2019, the Fabulous Armadillos headlined at RiverSong Music Festival and the McLeod County Fair. Hailing from Central Minnesota, the band plays everything from country and heavy metal to soft rock, classic rock, Motown and more. Depot Marketplace, 25 Adams St. S.E. Market hours: 2:30 to 5:30 p.m. Wednesday, and from 8 a.m. to noon Saturday. The market continues through October; 320-234-4223 Sculpture Stroll will feature new artwork in May. The public art will be on display through May 2021; hutchinsonpublicarts.com

JUNE June 5: Dairy Day, due to Main Street/ State Highway 15 construction, this event is moving to the McLeod County Fairgrounds, 840 Century Ave. S.W., Hutchinson; 320-587-5252 June 15: Music in the Park outdoor concert series begins at 6:30 p.m. in Library Square. The series continues through Monday, July 27; 320-587-5252 June 12-13: Winstock Country Music Festival will celebrate its 27th anniversary this year. Headlining is Luke Combs and Darius Rucker, plus many other stars; winstockfestival.com June 14-21: 78th annual Hutchinson Jaycee Water Carnival features a week of activities for all ages; watercarnival.org June 19-20: NTPA Power Pull

Truck and Tractor, McLeod County Fairgrounds, Hutchinson; powerpullnationals.com June 24-Aug. 5: Peace Lutheran Wednesday Noon Recitals and salad luncheons, Peace Lutheran Church, 400 Franklin St. S.W., Hutchinson; 320-587-3031


AUGUST Aug. 4: National Night Out, Hutchinson Aug. 7: Relay For Life of McLeod, at Masonic/ West River Park, Hutchinson; 507-215-8707 Aug. 8-9: Heatwole Threshing Show, 15498 Walden Ave.; 320587-9243 Aug. 15: Minnesota Garlic Festival, McLeod County Fairgrounds, Hutchinson; 320-543-3394

July 1-2: Hutchinson Theatre Company’s YoungStars stage production. Tickets are available at the door; hutchtheatre.org

Aug. 19-23: McLeod County Fair at the fairgrounds in Hutchinson; 320-587-2499 or mcleodcountyfair.com

July 16-18, 23-25: Hutchinson Theatre Company presents the female version of Neil Simon’s “The Odd Couple.” For play location and tickets, call the Hutchinson Center for the Arts at 320587-7278 or hutchtheatre.org

Aug. 27-Sept. 7: Minnesota State Fair in St. Paul; mnstatefair.org

July 17-18: RiverSong Music Festival takes place outdoors at Masonic/West River Park in Hutchinson; riversongfestival.org July 18: Tails on Trails 5k: visit the event’s Facebook page July 24-26: Orange Spectacular featuring Allis-Chalmers tractors and implements at the McLeod County Fairgrounds in Hutchinson; orangespectacular.com

SEPTEMBER Sept. 11-12: Citywide Garage Sales, Hutchinson; 320-753-3655 Sept. 11-12: Rummage, Book and Bake Sale Benefit for the Heart of Minnesota Animal Shelter, McLeod County Fairgrounds; heartofminnesota.org Sept. 18-19: Due to the reconstruction of Main Street/State Highway 15 S., the Hutchinson Arts and Crafts Festival and the Ambassadors’ Taste of Hutchinson is moving to the McLeod County Fairgrounds, 840 Century Ave. S.W., Hutchinson; 320-587-5252 2020 | Hutchinsonleader.com



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If you’re a collector of firearms, knives, military history or sports memorabilia, the Elks Gun Show is not to be missed. It takes place Sept. 26-27 at the McLeod County Fairgrounds in Hutchinson. Sept. 18-19: Friends of the Library annual Used Book Sale outdoors along Hassan Street at the entrance of the Hutchinson Public Library; 320-587-2368 Sept. 19: Luce Line Lace-Up is a run with four distances; lucelinelaceup.com

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Sept. 26-27: Elks Gun and Coin Show at the McLeod Count y Fairgrounds, Hutchinson; 320587-8989 Historic Hutchinson’s annual Living History Tour at Oakland Cemetery; 320-587-7278

OCTOBER Oct. 31: Spooky Sprint 5k Family Fun Run/Walk and 1/2 mile Kids Dash; spookysprint.org Oct. 31: Halloween Parade at the Hutchinson Mall; 320-587-5956 Twin Oaks Townhomes 1025 & 1035 Texas Ave

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NOVEMBER Nov. 2: 3M Craft Sale, McLeod County Fairgrounds, Hutchinson Nov. 5-7, 12-14: Hutchinson Theatre Company presents the comedy “Judge Jackie: Disorder in the Court, the fall dinner theater show at Crow River Winery; hutchtheatre.org Nov. 19: Ambassadors’ Taste of the Holidays; 320-587-5252


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Nov. 22: Coming Together in Song Concert to benefit Common Cup Ministry; 320-234-8344 Hutchinson High School fall musical; 320-587-2151

DECEMBER Dec. 5: Christmas Trees and Traditions, Christ the King Lutheran Church, Hutchinson; 320-5872776 Dec. 4, 6 : Crow River Singers Holiday Concerts, Hutchinson; 320-587-0899 Hutchinson Downtown Christmas Celebration and Holiday Parade of Lights, Depot Marketplace, 25 Adams St. S.E.; 320587-5252

JANUARY Jan. 29: Blizzard Blast, a fundraiser for local hospice services; 320-234-5031 Hutchinson Area Chamber of Commerce and Tourism annual meeting and banquet; 320-5875252 Gopher Campfire Conservation Club’s annual Indoor Fishing Contest; 320-587-7722

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Above: Interested in acting, directing or volunteering? The Hutchinson Theatre Company wants you. The local community theater group performs three productions a year. Pictured is a scene from “Shadowlands,” the spring 2019 show. Right: Local preservation group Historic Hutchinson is leading the charge to preserve the stained glass windows at the historic St. John’s Episcopal Church in downtown Hutchinson.



ive in and experience Hutchinson’s many recreational onal opportunities. Visitors and residents alike can enjoy njoy the Sculpture Stroll, picnic in city parks, bike along the Luce Line State Trail or take a swim at the Hutchinson Family il Aquatic Center. Prefer indoor pursuits? The Hutchinson Center for the Arts is the hub for the local arts scene. It offers a variety of hands-on art activities and creative options from community theater and concerts to an ever-changing schedule of exhibits. McLeod County Historical Society and Museum features the Les Kouba Gallery, Emanuel Albrecht Gallery and the Historical Gallery, which includes displays from the county’s nine towns. Interested in genealogy? Investigate your family roots in the research library or access records through the museum’s library edition of Ancestry. Hutchinson is also home to the Wheel & Cog Children’s Museum. It offers hands-on, creative play for children, which inspires problem solving, science, leadership, collaboration, experimentation and lifelong learning. Hutchinson has no shortage of things to do. Attractions are available in town as well as in neighboring communities.

“When I think of the art scene in Hutchinson, I think of the people who have gotten involved. Some of my earliest memories of the Hutchinson Center for the Arts were the volunteers doing things to make it happen.” Tom Wirt, namesake and first recipient of the Wirt Arts Award

The city it at the junction of three state highways, so it’s easy to get to from all points of the compass. Don’t delay, explore all that Hutchinson has to offer today.


annual concert. For more information , c all the ar t center at 320-587-7278.


• Crow River Singers: The community chorus of fers p e ople wh o love to sing an op p or tunit y to share this interest with others. Two seasons are of fered: fall and spring. For more information, call Holly Dapper, project director, at 320-587-0710 or email: hollymd55@hotmail.com.

If yo u p re f e r yo u r m u si c served outdoors, Library Square in downtown Hutchinson is the place to be during June and July. Music in the Park takes place at 6:30 p.m. Mondays from June 15 through July 27. The bands are a mix of musical genres. In addition to music, attendees can enjoy pie and ice cream served by local nonprofit groups. The RiverSong Music Festival Committee selects the talent and Historic Hutchinson is handling all sponsorships and social applications. Rain announcements are made by 4 p.m. on Mondays on KDUZ 1260 AM and KARP 106.9 FM. The rain location is Bobbing Bobber Brewing Co., 900 State Highway 15 S., Hutchinson. For more information, email betsy@ claycoyote.com.

• Historic Hutchinson: This local preservation group’s purpose is to restore, preserve and protect the living and structural history of th e H utchin s o n a rea . Current projec ts include the restoration of the historic Harr y S . Merrill House, Episcopal Church, a n a n n ual liv in g his to r y cemetery tour, historic bus tours and the city’s Register of Historic Places. For more information , c all the ar t center at 320-587-7278.

PHOENIX DRUMLINE The Crow River Drumline Association is the sponsor of Phoenix Drumline, a Hutchinsonarea drumline that draws participants from a 30-mile radius. The group has two seasons: winter and summer. Added in 2017 was the Phoenix Phlyers, a drumline for people with disabilities. For more information about both drumlines, email crda.phoenixdrumline@ gmail.com.

HUTCHINSON CONCERT ASSOCIATION If you enjoy music and appreciate a variety of talent, the Hutchinson Concert Association is for you. It’s one of the best ways to experience concert hall entertainment locally. The Concert Association features three concerts each year. Thanks to a reciprocal agreement with the Glencoe Concert Association, members can attend the group’s three concerts for no additional cost. For more information, call Bev Wangerin, memberships/ sponsors, at 320-583-3652.

PUBLIC ARTS COMMISSION Whether you’re a fan of murals or sculptures, Hutchinson has something for you. The city’s

Among the selected works featured at the 2019-20 Sculpture Stroll was “Eggspert” by Kimber Fiebiger of Minneapolis. Traditionally, the sculptures change in May of each year. collection of public art is growing. The works range from the mural “By the Country Store” along Hassa n Stre et in d ow ntow n Hutchinson to the statue of Little Crow at Eheim Park near the Main Street bridge. Also on view are seven sculptures that are on loan for the term of one year. Learn more about the annual Sculpture Stroll in a brochure available at the Hutchinson Center for the Arts, 15 Franklin St. S.W. or the Hutchinson Area Chamber of Commerce and Tourism office, 2 Main St. S. For more information, call the art center at 320-587-7278.

HUTCHINSON CENTER FOR THE ARTS The hub for local arts is the Hutchinson Center for the Arts, 15 Franklin St. S.W. The organization was built on the premise that the arts in Hutchinson will be strengthened when art groups join together and share resources.

The art center is home to exhibits, concerts, theater productions, meetings and more. Lisa Bergh is executive director, and Tom Peterson is the program assistant. For more information, call the art center at 320-587-7278, or visit hutchinsonarts.org. The Hutchinson Center for the Arts includes the following partner organizations: • Crow Ri ve r A rea Yo uth Orchestra: The organization is on hiatus with the hope of once again serving the youth of the Crow River area in the future. For more information, visit crayo.org. • Crow River Youth Choir: This after-school choir was formed in 2017, under the dire c tio n of J u d y H o ef t an d Naomi S ha ddis . The choir p er forms for lo c al groups an d con duc t s an

• Hutchinson Parks, Recreation and Community Education: The city of H u tc h in s o n d e p a r t m e nt facilitates art programs and partners with arts groups for the benefit of the greater Hutchinson area. For more information, see its brochure published three times a year, or c all 320 -587-2975 or visit ci.hutchinson.mn.us/ parkrec.html. • Hutchinson Photography Club: Welcomes people of all ages who are amateurs or professionals. The c l u b a l s o o f f e r s c la s s e s a n d co n du c t s a n a n n ual showcase of members’ w o r k i n N o v e m b e r. F o r more information, call the art center at 320-587-7278 or hutchphotographyclub.com. • Hutchinson Theatre Company: Started in 2002, the local community theater will produce three shows this 2020 | Hutchinsonleader.com


ATTRACTIONS year. The community theater also sponsors YoungStars, a special summer theater program for youth. For more information , c all the ar t center at 320-587-7278 or hutchtheatre.org. • Litchfield Area Male Chorus: Established in 196 4, the all-male chorus rehearses at 7 p.m. Thursdays in the choir room at Litchfield High School. For more information, call the art center at 3 2 0 -5 87-7 2 7 8 o r e m a i l LitchfieldMaleChorus@ hotmail.com. • Minnesota Pottery Festival: Launched in 2012, the festival brings together potters from across the United States. It attracts the casual and serious buyer/collector. This year’s event will be July 2526. It takes place outdoors o n t h e g r o u n d s a t C lay Coyote Gallery and Pottery, 1714 240th St., Hutchinson. For more information, call 320-587-2599 or visit mnpotteryfestival.com. • No Lines Improv Troupe was launched in 2016. Improv is defined as “a play with no lines.” The group performs a variety of skits that often call for audience participation. No Lines Improv has performed at the Hutchinson Center for the Arts and for corporate func tions. For more information, call the art center at 320-587-7278 or visit No Lines Improv Facebook page. • RiverSong Music Festival: This year marks the 12th anniversar y of th e t wo day rain-or-shine outdoor event. Mark your calendar for Friday and Saturday, July 17-18. One of the draws of the festival is the location. It t ake s p la ce along th e Crow River at Mas onic / West River Park. For more information , c all the ar t center at 320-587-7278 or visit riversongfestival.org.


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This tableau of artwork features, first row, from left, “Bubble Vase” by Corey Stearns, Hutchinson, clay and “In a Galaxy Far Far Away” by Corey Stearns, clay; second row, “Onions” by Colleen Williams, Hutchinson, oil and “Winter Fun” by Joyce Young, Hutchinson, watercolor..

HISTORY MCLEOD COUNTY HISTORICAL MUSEUM The McLeod County Historical Museum tells the story of the county’s nine cities. It also features the Les Kouba Gallery, Emanuel Albrecht Gallery and the Historical Galler y, which in clude s displays from early M cL e o d C o unt y b usin e ss e s . I n t e r e s t e d i n g e n e a l o g y? Investigate your family roots in the research library or access records through the museum’s lib r a r y e ditio n of A n ce s t r y. Also available for browsing are McLeod County land ownership records, census indices, church records, newspaper clippings, old photos an d loc al his tor y books. A collection of county n e w s p a p e r s o n m i c ro f ilm is av a ila b l e a s w e ll . F o r m o r e information, call the museum at 320-587-2109. To search the

museum’s online database, visit mcleodhistory.org. HUTCHINSON HISTORY TOUR Learn about Hutchinson through the history of its significant buildings. To help, Historic Hutchinson has created the following walking, biking or driving tour. • Harr y S . Merrill House, 225 Washington Ave. W., also known locally as the Harrington-Merrill House, is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. It is undergoing restoration through a joint public-andprivate relationship between the city of Hutchinson and Historic Hutchinson. The house, built in 1858, is the oldest building in Hutchinson. It also ranks as one of the oldest buildings in McLeod County. • “Little House,” 405 Franklin St. S.W., is a one-and-a-half story

brick Eastlake Cottage, with delicately sawed fretwork on the front porch. It was built in 1874. • Adams and Quast House, 406 Main St. S., has a stone foundation that was laid in 1901 and construction of the three floors started in the spring of 1902 under the direction of St. Paul architects O’Meyer and Thori. • Merton S. Goodnow House, 446 Main St. S., was built in 1913. This home was placed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1985, for its prairie-style architecture. It was designed by well-known architects Purcell and Elmslie, members of the “Prairie School of Architecture” with Frank Lloyd Wright. • Oa kla n d Ce m ete r y was established in 1857. It is owned

ATTRACTIONS and operated by the city of Hutchinson. Its name comes from the majestic oak trees that can still be found throughout the cemetery grounds. • William Davidson House, 345 Hassan St. S.E., Davidson built this house in 1889. Being a builder by trade would perhaps explain why it has such elaborate woodwork. • L . A . Rit ter House, 325 Hassan St. S.E., has been lovingly restored. It was built in 1899 by Ludwig A. Ritter, a successful hardware store owner. • United States Post Office, 245 Main St. S., was dedicated in 1940, although it was not fully completed until May 17, 1941. With the exception of the front doors, windows and the addition of the enclosed dock, the main part of the structure has not changed. • Opera House, at the corner of Second Avenue and Main Street, was built in 1892 for $10,000. • Hutchinson Public Library, 50 Hassan St. S.E., was made possible by a $10,000 gift from Andrew Carnegie. In 1977, it was listed in the National Register of Historic Places. In 1985, a bond referendum for $750,000 allowed for the enlargement of the library. • State Theatre, 35 Washington Ave. E., was built during the Great Depression. After being closed for several years, the building was restored and reopened as a three-screen theater in 2005. • 1920 Craftsman-style house, 490 Main St. N., has most of its original lighting and bathroom f ix ture s , plus hardwo o d floors, crown moldings and baseboards. When built, it had the modern convenience of a central vacuum system. • Another Craftsman-style

The Adams-Quast House at the corner of Main Street and Fourth Avenue is a significant building in the city’s history. home, 16 Grove St. S., was built in 1913. The family room includes a coal-burning fireplace with a carved wooden front piece and mantle. • Christlieb House, 26 Grove St. S.W., was built in 1900 by Frank Brabec at 115 Jefferson St. S. In 1958, the McLeod County Historical Society purchased the home for $2,000 and used it as a museum. In 1981, the home was sold and moved to its present site. • Reiner-Hurt House, 28 Grove St. N.W., was built in 1891. The 17 1/2-inch walls were built of bricks made at the local Madsen Brick and Tile Co. • “ D a n i s h C a s t l e ,” 4 3 5 Washington Ave. W., was built by Jens Juul, a general contractor. For many years, an American flag and a Danish flag flew from a tall flagpole on the property. • Leonard Klammer House, 715 Harmony Lane, is one of

The Luce Line State Trail draws walkers, runners and cyclists throughout the year. It is also the site of annual events such as the Luce Line Lace-Up, pictured here, which features four distances: 1 mile, 5k, 10k and a half marathon. three art deco-style buildings in Hutchinson. • Erickson-Voigt House, 740 Dale St., was built around the turn of the 20th century. Many changes have been made in

the structure, but its original stained glass can be found in several rooms. • St. John’s Episcopal Church, 102 Second Ave. S.E., was built in 1892 at a cost of $1,900. 2020 | Hutchinsonleader.com



When it comes to winter attractions, Rocket Hill at Kiwanis Park is a popular spot for sledding. When you’re ready for a break, head to the warming house. Seating capacity was 175. The land was donated by D.A. Adams. The women of the church furnished and paid for the pews, carpet and organ at a cost of $340. For more information, call the Hutchinson Center for the Arts at 320-587-7278. You can also “like” Historic Hutchinson on Facebook for updates, events and history of Hutchinson.

PARKS/RECREATION HUTCHINSON PARKS Hutchinson is known for its green space. Its highly regarded park system features 41 parks, 21 playgrounds, 17 ball fields and more than 30 acres of prairie. A popular addition in 2018 was the Dog Park at 427 First Ave. S.E. It has areas for large dogs and


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small dogs. The hours are 6 a.m. to 10 p.m. daily. Hutchinson’s commitment to parks can be traced back to the city’s founding fathers — John, Judson and Asa Hutchinson (a statue of them can be found in Library Square) — included three park s: th e downtown public square, North and South parks in the original 640-acre city plat in 1855. Hutchinson’s parks are the site of many of the city’s major events, such as the 78th annual Hutchinson Jaycees Water Carnival in June and the 12th annual RiverSong Music Festival in July at Masonic/West River Park. For those who like to plan ahead, Masonic/West River Campground and city shelter reser vations are available. To register, visit hutchinsonprce.com or call 320587-2975.

COUNTY PARKS McLeod County is home to six county parks totaling 571 acres. Two of those parks are regional facilities, which allow overnight camping. The other four parks are day parks. The six county parks officially open May 1 and close Oct. 1. They are open from 7 a.m. to sunset each day. Day parks: Stahl’s Lake Park is 5 miles northwest of Hutchinson on 230th Street. Swan Lake Park is 3 miles northwest of Silver Lake on Swan Lake Road. Wm. May Park is 2 miles southeast of Winsted on Zion Avenue. Buffalo Creek Park is 3 miles east of Glencoe on County Road 1. These parks all offer open spaces for activities, trails and a picnic shelter. For shelter reservations, call 320484-4334. Regional parks: Lake Marion Park is 6 miles south of Hutchinson along State Highway 15. It offers open space for activities, fishing

piers, boat access, beach and picnic shelters. Reser vations can be made by calling 320-3284479. Piepenburg Park is 7 miles northwest of Hutchinson on Belle Lake Road. It offers open spaces for activities, fishing piers, boat access, beach and picnic shelters. Reservations can be made by calling 320 -587-2082. Online camping reservations are now available at tinyurl.com/y9xgtbk2. GOPHER CAMPFIRE CLUB WILDLIFE SANCTUARY Families can be found visiting the G opher Campfire Club’s Wildlife Sanctuary year-round. The 25-acre site along the Crow River between Riverside Jaycee and Masonic/West River parks is home to geese, ducks, turkeys, swans and a number of deer. The Luce Line State Trail passes along the sanctuary’s river side. The site is managed by the Gopher Campfire Club, one of the state’s


The first burial at Oakland Cemetery was Perry A. Sumner, who died at age 4 on Sept. 2, 1857. The city cemetery is also the site of the annual Living History Tour presented by Historic Hutchinson, the local preservation group. oldest conservation organizations. LUCE LINE STATE TRAIL People of all ages can be seen walking, running and biking along the city’s extensive network of recreational trails. Most trails have been constructed alongside streets when they are rebuilt. Hutchinson has been designated a Bicycle-Friendly Community because of this, and has made an investment in signage around the city. The Luce Line State Trail also passes through the city. It was

paved through McLeod in 2015 after a wait of more than 30 years. The trail stretches from Plymouth, a western Twin Cities suburb, to Meeker County’s Cosmos Park on Thompson Lake, about 18 miles west of Hutchinson. CITY POOLS Hutchinson’s outdoor Aquatic Center at the Recreation Center, 900 Harrington St. S.W., opened in 2017. It features water slides, a zipline, a lazy river and various other water play features. Hutchinson also has the Jerry

Carlson Pool available indoors at the Hutchinson Middle School, 1365 South Grade Road. HUTCHINSON RECREATION CENTER The Recreation Center, 950 Harrington St. S.W., is operated by Hutchinson’s Parks, Recreation and Community Education department. It is the epicenter for many recreational sports activities and leagues. The facility features a large, indoor multipurpose gym that hosts soccer, basketball, volleyball and more.

BURICH ARENA Hutchinson features two sheets of indoor ice at Burich Arena, 950 Harrington St., across from the Hutchinson Recreation Center. The building accommodates public skating, figure skating shows, youth hockey games, and is home to the Tigers boys and girls hockey teams. When the ice isn’t in at Burich Arena, it is a multipurpose space that hosts wrestling tournaments, in-line skating , baseball and lacrosse training, and other dryland training. 2020 | Hutchinsonleader.com





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1 — Shady Ridge: neighborhood park with play equipment and picnic table 2 — Woman’s Club: recreation ball field and shelter picnic area, playground 3 — Miller Wo o ds: a nature area with a half-mile loop summer walking trail, winter crosscountry ski trail in a restored oak savanna 4 — Rotary: one of Hutchinson’s larger playgrounds, shelter with large ser ving counter, paved one-half mile trail around park and outdoor fitness equipment, restrooms 5 — Oddfellows: outdoor archery, picnic shelter, restrooms, play equipment along the Luce Line State Trail 6 — Roberts: four regulation softball/baseball fields, boat landing, new play equipment in June 2018, restrooms, basketball court, sand volleyball, gravel trail through native tall grass prairie. Hutchinson Public Schools’ ecology site borders the east side of the park. 7 — AFS: a memorial park with various tree species, a statue and plaque remembering foreign exchange students 8 — Masonic/West River: showers, boat landing, restrooms, picnic area, sand volleyball, play equipment, shelters, RV and tent camping sites, permanent stage (available for rent), paddle sport equipment such as canoes, kayaks and stand-up paddle boards are available for rent Wednesday through Sunday at the garage on site 9 — Riverside Jaycee: horseshoe courts, restrooms, picnic area, play equipment, ball field, shelter and a native prairie area 10 — Kiwanis: also known as Rocket Hill; play equipment, snow sliding and year-round shelter 11 — Eheim: scenic area north of dam with look-out pier and seating, statue of Chief Little Crow 12 — Girl Scout: scenic area south of dam with mass perennial plantings and seating benches 13 — Fireman’s: a memorial park honoring firefighters with shel-

ters, restrooms, play equipment, 9-hole disc golf course available year-round 22 — Legion: war memorial along State Highway 15 South with a picnic shelter 23 — VFW: youth baseball field, play equipment, basketball court, picnic shelter and new restroom in 2018. The park is adjacent to Oakland Cemetery 24 — Elks: picnic shelter, restrooms, recreational ball field, volleyball, extensive play equipment, along with off-street parking 25 — Linden: park is adjacent to the Hutchinson Family Aquatic Center/Recreation Center and two indoor ice rinks at Burich Arena, an outdoor paved walking path is available and two T-ballsized ball fields 26 — Lions Park West: neighborhood park with picnic table and play equipment 27 — Junior Community Women: a neighborhood park and play area near high school with a basketball court and picnic tables 28 — Crow River Recreational Area: adjacent to Crow River and Luce Line State Trail with picnic area 29 — McLeod County Veterans Memorial: a memorial park with

a Walk of Honor, monuments, picnic facility and restrooms 30 — Library Square: home of the 1904 Carnegie Library and site of an 1862 U.S.-Dakota War stockade, is used for many community activities, including Dairy Day in June and the summer Monday Music in the Park series. The park contains a bandstand for concerts, fountain and Hutchinson Brothers statues 31 — Rolling Meadows: small neighborhood park with playground equipment and sun shelter 32 — Driftriders: a scenic outlook, sledding hill, 1/4-mile walking trail, picnic shelter, naturetheme playground 33 — Law Enforcement: a statue of a police officer honors those who have protected Hutchinson, including fallen officers 34 — Communit y Dog Park / East River Park: This new park was added in 2017. The fenced in area offers space for both large and small dogs. The park is on the south side of Crow River, east of Depot Marketplace, home of the Hutchinson Farmers Market For more information about Hutchinson parks, call Sara Witte, parks supervisor, at 320-234-4228.


Above: The Shokotan Karate Club offers a variety of classes for all youth ages who want to know how to better protect themselves. Right: Hutchinson Tigers Special Olymipcs offers youth with intellectual disabilities different sporting events throughout the seasons.


o matter what time of year it is, or what you love to do, there is always something happening in Hutchinson to keep busy. Feeling creative? Head to the Hutchinson Center for the Arts. Interested in playing basketball or tennis? Check out the schedule at the Hutchinson Recreation Center. Want to stay active over the winter? Hutchinson offers many different activities, from learning to bee keep, quilting or learning about the birds in the area. Or, take a class at the Shokotan Karate Club to learn some new moves. If the cold is something for you, try ice fishing at one of the many public lakes in the area that have all kinds of fish in them. There are also classes for figure skating from the Hutchinson Figure Skating Association at Burich Arena. Prefer to spend your time helping others? Hutchinson offers a variety of fraternal organizations and service clubs that work to improve the community.

“Getting involved in school activities has so many benefits far beyond the wins, losses and performances. Activities play a role in character development, working with others, collaborating, problem-solving and learning from your mistakes. I urge you to talk with your child about getting involved and staying involved with as many activities as they find interest in.� Daron VanderHeiden, superintendent of Hutchinson Public Schools


West in Cokato, is a 3,221-yard, nine-hole, par-36 course that opened in 1929. Call 320-2862007 for tee times.

BASEBALL Baseball has a strong tradition in Hutchinson, which spans generations from tee ball to amateur baseball, and everything between. Hutchinson Junior League Baseball Association organizes in-house and travel teams for kids age 4 to 15. The HJLBA also works closely with Hutchinson Parks, Recreation and Community Education, or PRCE, which sponsors programs for children in preschool through second grade. The Hutchinson Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 906 and the Hutchinson American Legion Post 96 field summer baseball teams for kids age 15 to 18. They play their home games on Veterans Memorial Field at Dave Mooney Baseball Complex. Go to hutchbaseball.com for more information about the HJLBA, VFW and Legion baseball teams. Hutchinson is also home to the Huskies, a Class C amateur baseball team that also plays their home games at Veterans Memorial Field. The Huskies are part of the North Star League and are managed by Mike Kutter, who is in his seventh season of managing the team. The Hutchinson Huskies were partnered with the Dassel-Cokato Saints and Litchfield Blues to host the 2016 Minnesota State Amateur Baseball Association Tournament. It was the third time Hutchinson has hosted the tournament. Go to leaguelineup.com/hutchhuskies to find out more about the Hutchinson amateur baseball team.

SOFTBALL Softball leagues from youth to adult are available from spring through summer. The PRCE operates a youth softball program for kids in preschool through the fourth grade, and it partners with the Hutchinson Girls Softball Association to operate teams for girls in fifth grade or older. Hutchinson is also a member of the Crow River Fastpitch League, which has teams for girls ages 10U through 18U. Go to crowriverfastpitch.com for more information.


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• Glencoe Country Club, 1325 E. First St. in Glencoe, is an 18-hole, 6 ,094 -yard course 15 miles southeast of Hutchinson. The course offers a pleasant and enjoyable golfing experience for players of all handicaps. Call 320-864-3023 or visit glencoecountryclub.net for tee times. • S ha d ow b ro o ke G olf Course, at the intersection of State Highway 7 and McLeod County Road 1, is a challenging, 18-hole course 15 minutes east of Hutchinson. The course opened in 1993 and was designed by Joel Goldstrand, one of Minnesota’s foremost golf course architects. Call 320-395-4250 or visit shadowbrookegc.com for tee times . STAFF PHOTO BY RYAN KASTENSCHMIDT

The Crow River Golf Club is just one of many courses in the area for those looking to enjoy the outdoors and play a round of golf. Adult softball leagues are also available through the Parks and Recreation Department, on the fields at Roberts Park. For more information about joining a league, call John McRaith, recreation services coordinator, at 320-234-5636.

AQUATIC CENTER The Hutchinson outdoor Aquatic Center at the Recreation Center opened in the 2017 summer swim season and is at 900 Harrington St. S.W. It features water slides, a zipline, a climbing wall, diving boards, a lazy river and various other water amenities. Hutchinson also has the Jerry Carlson Pool available indoors at the Hutchinson Middle School, 1365 South Grade Road.

H u t c h i n s o n’s o l d e s t a n d most familiar course. The 18hole, 6,820-yard course was formed in 1938 and winds amongst vast groves of tall trees in northwest Hutchinson. The CRGC also opened a 10,400-square-foot clubhouse in 2010 that allows it to host wedding receptions and other events of up to 300 people. Call 320-587-3070 or visit crowrivergolf.com for tee times.

Whether you’re a beginner or a pro, the Hutchinson area has a golf course to fit your needs:

• Oakdale Golf Club, 12 miles southwest of Hutchinson on County Road 38, on picturesque Lake Allie, features a challenging 18-hole, par-72 course in a peaceful, rural setting. The course also offers banquet facilities that can accommodate up to 125 people. Call 320-587-0525 or visit oakdalegolfclub.com for tee times.

• Crow River Golf Club, 915 Colorado St . N .W., is

• Cokato Town and Country Club, off U.S. Highway 12


• Litchfield Golf Club, at 405 West Pleasure Drive in Litchfield, is an 18-hole, par70 course on the shores of Lake Ripley. The 6,398-yard course was opened in 1927, and features rolling greens and tightly manicured fairways. Call 320-693-6059 or visit litchfieldgolfcourse.com for tee times.

DISC GOLF COURSES • Ridgewater College, 2 Century Ave S.E., Hutchinson, along State Highway 15, hosts a nine-hole disc golf course. The 2,747-foot mostly flat course features permanent tee boxes and par signage, along with strategically placed trees. • Seventh-day Adventist Church, 820 Main Street N., Hutchinson, hosts a nine-hole disc golf course. Located in the campground on the north side of the church, the course features natural tees and plays mostly flat with wooded areas. • South Park, at Fourth Ave. S.W., Hutchinson, is home

LEISURE to a nine-hole disc golf course. The 2,689-foot course features permanent tee boxes, par signage and varying hole locations, along with many mature trees and several blind tee shots.

BOWLING Hutch Bowl, 1150 State Highway 7 W., Hutchinson, is a 16-lane bowling alley, which offers leagues almost every night of the week at every level. Open bowling is also available. Look for the full service menu and bar inside Squeaky’s Grill and Bar. For more information, call 320-587-2352.

REC LEAGUES Hutchinson Parks, Recreation and Community Education offers opportunities for recreational sports leagues at all levels, and in many different sports. Stop by the Rec Center, 900 Harrington St. S.W., and grab a copy of the latest PRCE brochure, printed three times a year, April, August, and October, which lists all the activities available. For more information, call 320-5872975, or go to hutchinsonprce.com.

pics of Minnesota to provide an athletic program for youth with intellec tual disabilities. Students age 8 to 21 who attend Hutchinson public schools are eligible to participate. Sports offered include bowling in the fall, basketball during the winter season and track and field in the spring. A participation fee is charged. Scholarships are available. For more information, call Lisa Kraft, head of delegation, at 320-234-2618 or Mona Hjerpe, head coach, at 320-510-1234. Also offered is the Hutchinson Area Storm Special Olympics. Volunteer opportunities are available for coaches, management team members and games management team members. Sports offered include bowling from August through November. Basketball takes place from January through March followed by track and field, which begins in March. For more information, visit somn.org.

ATHLETIC ORGANIZATIONS Hutchinson Figure Skating Association hutchfigureskating.org

ICE SKATING If you want to lace up your skates and hit the ice, there are plenty of opportunities at Hutchinson’s Burich Arena, 950 Harrington St. S.W. Burich Arena features two sheets of indoor ice and hosts public skating, figure skating and hockey for all ages. For more information or a schedule of available skating times, call Burich Arena at 320-234-5640 or go to hutchhockey.com.

ADAPTIVE RECREATION The city of Hutchinson’s weekly activity program for teens and adults with disabilities meets from September through May, with occasional summer events, at the Hutchinson Event Center, 1005 State Highway 15 S. To receive a free monthly calendar, call 320234-5656. Events also are listed in the Hutchinson Parks, Recreation and Community Education brochure published three times a year by the city of Hutchinson.

SPECIAL OLYMPICS Hutchinson School District 423 par tners with S p ecial Olym-

Hutchinson High Tides Swim Club teamunif y.com /team /mnhht / page/home, 320-583-9182 Hutchinson Hockey Association hutchhockey.com Brian Knorr, president 320-583-7377 Hutchinson Junior League Baseball Association hutchbaseball.com hutchtigerbaseball@gmail.com Hutchinson Junior Olympic Volleyball Association hutchinsonjovolleyball.org 320-587-7860 Hutchinson Special Olympics, Hutchinson District 423 program Lisa Kraft, head of delegation 320-234-2618 Hutchinson Area Special Olympics somn.org

Hutchinson Tennis Association htowntennis.org 320-583-1345 Hutchinson United Soccer Association hutchsoccer.com Michael Jacobsen, president 320-587-5494 Hutchinson Youth Basketball Association hutchinsonyba.com hutchinsonyba@gmail.com Hutchinson Wrestling Club hutchinsonwrestling@yahoo.com Hutchinson Lacrosse Association hutchlax.com Matt Butler, president 320-296-6847

OUTDOORS TOP 10 FISHING HOT SPOTS Here’s a list from the Hutchinson office of the Fisheries Division of the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources. • Lake Ripley: Lake Ripley, in Litchfield, has a reputation as a good fishing lake for crappies and bluegills. DNR netting in 2015 produced bluegills up to 8.5 inches and black crappies up to 12 inches in length. The lake has fair numbers of northern pike with lengths ranging from 14 inches to 28 inches. There is also angling opportunity for largemouth bass, yellow perch, walleye and large bullheads. Access to the lake is easy with public accesses and parks on both the east and west sides of the lake. The west access also has a fishing pier. • Lake Minnie-Belle: Lake Minnie-Belle, south of Litchfield, provides great boating and angling amenities. It is nearly 600 acres in area, with an average depth of 31 feet and a max depth of 49 feet. Of special interest might be the large northern pike available to anglers. Due in part to a 24- to 36-inch protected slot limit in place, the numbers of larger

northern pike has increased dramatically. Minnie-Belle has nice-sized walleyes with many fish being 17 inches to 28 inches in length. The lake also has angling available for bluegills, black crappies, largemouth bass and big yellow bullheads. Public access points are on the west side and northeast side. Minnie-Belle also has a fishing pier for anglers. • Belle Lake: Belle Lake, just 5 miles north of Hutchinson, is a good fishing lake for black crappie, northern pike, yellow perch and walleye. It has an area of 863 acres, with an average depth of 16 feet and maximum depth of 25 feet. DNR netting in 2016 produced many northern pike, averaging 24 inches in length up to 32 inches. There were good numbers of walleyes, averaging 14 inches and growing up to 25 inches. The lake also has fair numbers of bluegill and largemouth bass for anglers. Belle Lake has a public access on the east side of the lake and a county park on the southeast side. The park has a boat landing, swimming beach and a campground. • Collinwood Lake: Collinwood Lake, 3 miles southeast of Dassel, is 638 acres and has a mean depth of 12 feet, with a maximum depth of 28 feet. It has good numbers of walleye, northern pike and black crappies. DNR netting in 2016 produced many walleyes, averaging 15 inches and growing up to 26 inches. Northern pike lengths averaged 21 inches, and grew up to 31 inches. There were black crappies that averaged nine inches, and grew up to 11 inches. Anglers can also expect to catch largemouth bass, bluegills, yellow perch and channel catfish of more than 16 inches. There are public accesses on the north and south sides of the lake and a county park access on the east side. The county park has a fishing pier, beach and campground. 2020 | Hutchinsonleader.com


LEISURE • Lake Erie: Lake Erie is about 6 miles north of Hutchinson. It has 190 acres of area, with a maximum depth of 34 feet. Erie is known for its bluegills and largemouth bass, but you can also catch black crappies, northern pike and walleyes. DNR netting in 2014 showed that though the numbers of northern pike and walleyes were not high, the sizes of fish were good. Northern pike up to 30 inches, and walleyes up to 25 inches, were sampled. Lake Erie is one of those small lakes that anglers can go to when the wind is too strong on larger lakes. • Lake Stella: Lake Stella is 2 miles south of Darwin. With a maximum depth of 75 feet, the lake is the deepest in the area. The lake provides great fishing for northern pike, walleye and smallmouth bass. DNR netting in 2014 produced northern pike from 19 inches to 32 inches, many walleyes between 14 inches and 25 inches, and many smallmouth bass between 15 inches and 19 inches. Stella also supports bluegills, black crappies and largemouth bass. The lake has a public access on the south side. • Lake Washington: Lake Washington, about a mile south of Darwin, is one of the larger lakes in the area at 2,438 acres. It has an average depth of eight feet, with a maximum depth of 17 feet. The lake is a popular fishing site for northern pike, walleye, largemouth bass, bluegills and smallmouth bass. DNR netting in 2016 produced good numbers of northern pike, averaging 24 inches and growing up to 32 inches. There were also walleyes that averaged 17 inches, and grew to 26 inches. Most of the largemouth and smallmouth bass were between 14 inches and 19 inches. Lake Washington has public accesses on the south side and on the east side of the lake. • Swan Lake: Swan Lake is north of Silver Lake. It has


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The Hutchinson area has options for both experienced disc golf enthusiasts or first-time participants. 351 acres of area, with a maximum depth of 10 feet. DNR netting in 2016 produced high numbers of yellow perch, averaging 5- to 8-inches long. Swan has walleyes ranging from 16 inches to 27 inches. Black crappie samples were well below the extremely high rate of 2012. Anglers can also fish for 9- to 22-inch channel catfish and common carp, which were both high in number. Bluegills, black bullhead, and walleye are also present in the lake. Anglers may even

want to try their luck at largemouth bass. There are public accesses on the southeast side and on the north side. There is a fishing pier at the county park on the north side of the lake. • Lake Jennie: Lake Jennie is 6 miles north of Hutchinson. It has 1,068 acres of area with a maximum depth of 15 feet. DNR netting in 2016 produced good numbers of northern pike, averaging 21 inches and growing up to 31 inches. Jen-

nie has walleyes averaging 22 inches, and getting up to 25 inches. Jennie also provides angling opportunities for bluegill, black crappies and largemouth bass. Boat access and shoreline angling sites are available on both the north side as well as the south side of the lake. Jennie also has a fishing pier. • South Fork Crow River: The South Fork of the Crow River flows through Hutchinson. Fish migrate from the river up over the fish ladder

LEISURE 507-359-6067, luceline.com McLeod County Pheasants Forever Jeff Nies, jeff.niesfire@gmail.com 218-591-1215, mcleodpf.org

LEISURE ORGANIZATIONS ABATE, American Bikers for Awareness, Training and Education Pops Latham, 320-221-0953 Civil Air Patrol 320-587-3480 Crow River Amateur Radio Club kbOwjp@bold98.org, w0crc.org Crow River Beekeepers Association 320-583-0041 crowriverbeeassociation@gmail. com Crow River Corvette Club 320-587-8437 oldride.com/clubs/2364/crowriver-corvette-club.html Crow River Quilters Lori Line, 651-587-8655


Friends of the Hutchinson Public Library Joyce Beytien, president, 320-587-2368

Around the area are a number of lakes where fishermen can enjoy a relaxing day in the sun. and continue their migration into Otter Lake and Campbell Lake and then migrate further up the river. The river supports a variety of fish species. Fish species that were sampled in a 2012 DNR netting at Otter Lake included: bigmouth buffalo, black bullhead, black crappie, brown bullhead, carp, channel catfish, largemouth bass, northern pike, redhorse, walleye, white crappie, white sucker, bluegill, green sunfish, orange-spotted sunfish, yellow bullhead and yellow perch. The lake is 641 acres in area, with an average depth of five feet and maximum depth of six feet. There are many angler and boater access sites along the river in Hutchinson.

CLUBS/ ORGANIZATIONS OUTDOOR ORGANIZATIONS Brownton Rod and Gun Club 320-328-5769 Cedar Mills Gun Club secretary@cedarmillsgunclub.com cedarmillsgunclub.com Christian Deer Hunters Association Tom Rakow, 320-583-3236 christiandeerhunters.org Crow River Sno Pro’s crowriversnopros@crowriversnopros.com crowriversnopros.org

Heatwole Threshing Association Corey Henke, 320-587-9143 Firearm Safety Seminars Bob Malone Gopher Campfire Conservation Club 320-587-4868 gopher@gophercampfire.com gophercampfire.com Hutchinson Area Mountain Bike Association chad_czmowski@hotmail.com 320-587-2453 outdoormotionbikes.com Hutchinson Shotokan Karate Club 320-296-6915 Little Crow Disc Golf Club Shane Kruse, 320-582-2395 Luce Line Trail Association

Hutchinson Area Bird Club Bernice Hall, 320-587-8122 Hutchinson Garden Club Deb Kuharski, 320-587-0469 Hutchinson Public Library Reading Groups Katy Hiltner, head librarian, 320-587-2368 hutchinson.lib.mn.us Hutchinson Toastmasters II Natasha Thompson, president, 320-582-1076 h2tm.org

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LEISURE Masonic Temple Lodge 59 Master Jerry Hagberg 320-296-3797

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Today’s Women of Hutchinson 320-587-0426 Hutchinson Area Women of Today Deb Froeming, 320-583-4876 hutchawt.org Hutchinson Jaycees info@hutchinsonjaycees.com hutchinsonjaycees.org Cedar Mills Lions Club Betty Schlueter, 320-587-2442 secretary@cedarmillsgunclub.com Hutchinson Kiwanis Club 320-587-4498 HutchinsonKiwanis@gmail.com Hutchinson Lions 320-583-2964

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Above: The McLeod County Fair Aug. 19-23 offers a smorgasbord of tasty food options. Right: The annual Elks Gun and Coin Show Sept. 26-27 draws a crowd to the McLeod County Fairgrounds. Among the attractions is the food. Volunteers from the Hutchinson Elks Lodge grill outside the main entrance. The smell entices people to buy when they get in the door.


f you’re a fan of festival food such as cotton candy, caramel apples or foot-long hot dogs, you’re in luck. Hutchinson is host to a variety of events that serve ample portions of food and fun ranging from the 78th annual Hutchinson Jaycee Water Carnival in June and the Minnesota Garlic Festival in August to the 46th annual Arts and Crafts Festival and Elks Gun and Coin Show, both in September. Hungry? No problem. Hutchinson offers a smorgasbord of dining options. Whether you’re looking for quick meal of a cheeseburger and fries or something more exotic such as Mexican tamales or Chinese Kung Pao chicken, local restaurants can oblige. Prefer to cook your meals at home? That’s OK, too. Fresh ingredients are available at local grocery stores as well as at the Hutchinson Farmers Market. Local producers sell their wares from May through October at Depot Marketplace, 25 Adams St. S.E., Hutchinson. Homegrown products range from flowers and vegetables, to breads and canned goods. Parking is convenient and a roof provides shelter during inclement weather. New to the local food scene is Greener Pastures Co-op in downtown Hutchinson. It offers groceries, a bulk section as well as dine-in or to-go breakfast and lunch options including 8-inch pizzas, muffins, sandwiches, salads and more.

“For me … food is something we need to survive, so we have such a natural connection. How fun is it? At the farmer’s market we see that every day. It fills me up as a farmer and grower and seller to have people come and want to spend their money on something that we’ve created. It’s really a great relationship that goes both ways.” Aimee Haag, a member of the Hutchinson Farmer’s Market board and co-owner of RebelSoil, a local produce farm in rural Litchfield

Do you have a green thumb but don’t have space for a garden? Community garden plots are available to rent through Hutchinson Parks, Recreation and Community Education by calling 320-5872975.

Greener Pastures Cooperative in downtown Hutchinson is a new addition ion to Hutchinson’s local food offerings.

Above — When it comes to fresh-from-the-garden produce. You never know what you’ll find at the Hutchinson Farmers Market. Pictured: watermelon radishes. dishes. Right — It’s hard to go hungry at RiverSong Music Festival July 17-18 att Masonic/West River Park. It serves up a variety of tempting food options and beer and wine, too.


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Above: Hutchinson High School’s manufacturing and technical education classrooms provide students access to modern equipment. In addition to use for classes, the spaces are used by the school’s competitive robotics club. Right: Hutchinson Tigers football player and unified coach/partner Tyler Schiller, Special Olympics athlete Mackenzie Binder and unified coach/partner Madison Carrigan made their way through a packed commons of cheering Hutchinson High School students on their way to the state bowling meet.


amilies in Hutchinson can always count on having plenty of options. In addition to one of the state’s best performing public schools, five parochial schools and two charter schools operate in the city. At Hutchinson High School, a growing number of classes offer college credit, and college-level work on campus in a new building constructed around its Center for Technical Excellence. A group of local partners from the government, and private, business and manufacturing sectors helped equip the CTE with modern manufacturing equipment. Many local high school students take classes at Ridgewater College, as do numerous other traditional students in more than 100 education programs. But the city’s many offerings don’t end at education. Numerous churches and support services are designed to provide for the needs of individuals and families. Groups such as Common Cup Ministry and Hunger Free McLeod are available to help support families at home and at school. And the community’s many churches serve people of several faiths and denominations. Older residents may want to check out the Hutchinson Senior Center, which offers recreational opportunities for those age 55 or older.

“It was heartwarming. So many of my classmataes were there, I think 20 were in the picture. That was pretty cool. I can’t begin to say what it meant. There were people who came who didn’t know me and just wanted to support me. That’s why I love living in Hutchinson — great people, good people and Jesus Christ.” Scott Schindler responding to community support after a crash that paralyzed him

Hutchinson has an active Special Olympics program, and the Unified Partners program helps connecting students with and without disabilities through sports. The city also has a club for adults with disabilities: Meghan’s Place. Residents looking to learn and grow need look no further than to groups such as Hutchinson Community Education and the University of Minnesota Extension service.


BOARD OF EDUCATION Hutchinson School District 423 is administered by a six-member board. Members are generally elected to staggered four-year terms. Meetings take place at 5:30 p.m. on the second Monday of each month at Hutchinson City Center, 111 Hassan St. S.E.

KEITH KAMRATH Chair 320-587-7993

JOELLEN KIMBALL Vice chair 320-583-0364

BYRON BETTENHAUSEN Clerk 320-234-3474

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Princess Britta Johnson, Prince Bodie Brice, King Ethan Beffert and Queen Emma Olberg were chosen as the 2019 Hutchinson High School homecoming royalty. Every year, Homecoming brings Hutchinson together to celebrate memories, support education and recognize the great accomplishments of local graduates.

TIFFANY BARNARD Director 612-242-3126

CHRIS WILKE Treasurer 320-583-4334

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EDUCATION District 423 Central Office: 30 Glen St. N.W. Superintendent is Daron VandevhhrHeiden. Phone: 320-587-2860. Fax: 320-5874590. Website: hutch.k12.mn.us. West Elementary: 875 School Roa d S .W. Prin cipal is A nn e Broderius; serves about 500 students in grades K-1. Phone: 320587-4470. Fax: 320-587-0735. Park Elementary: 100 Glen St. S.W. Principal is Dan Olberg; serves about 90 0 students in grades 2-5. Phone: 320-587-2837. Fax: 320-587-4821. Hutchinson Middle School: 1365 South Grade Road. Principal is Brenda Vatthauer; serves about

700 students in grades 6-8. Phone: 320-587-2854. Fax: 320-587-2857. Hutchinson High School: 1200 Roberts Road S.W. Principal is Robert Danneker; serves about 900 students in grades 9-12. Phone: 320-587-2151. Fax: 320-587-8217. Crow River Area Learning Center: Classrooms are in the Hutchinson High School and Hutchinson Middle School. Director is Michael Scott; provides an alternative to the traditional classroom for grades 6-12. Qualified students learn in small classroom settings or by independent study. Day and evening classes are available. Phone: 320-234-2692. Fax: 320587-8217.

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Young students had a blast practicing their portrayal of sheep guided by shepherds in this telling of the Christmas story performed this past December by students at St. Anastasia Catholic School. Students pictured in front are Anders Jennissen, Joshua Hendrickson, Anna Wehseler and Arriella Strong-Resendez. In the middle are Isabelle Boncquet, Easton MacMullan and Dylan Schreiner. In the back are Ivan Jennissen, Jayce Gregor, Karson Anfinson, Claire Hauer, Noelle Hendrickson and Drake Roste.

Transition Assistance Program: 145 Glen St. S.W. The Transition Assistance Program, or TAP, is a Hutchinson Public S chools educational program for young adults with disabilities ranging in age from 18 to 21. TAP is community-based, emphasizing work experience and independent living skills. Phone: 320-234-2702. New Century Academy is a grade 7-12 public school with a new building and gym at 950 School Roa d S .W, H utchins on . N ew Century is a STEAM-certified (science, technology, engineering, arts and mathematics) school with a comprehensive list of activities. Jason Becker is director. Call 320-234-3660, or visit newcenturyacademy.com.


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New Discoveries Montessori Academy is a public charter school for kindergarten through sixth grade, with plans to add seventh and eighth grade. It employs American Montessori-certified teachers to implement a hands-on, developmentally appropriate curriculum in multi-age classrooms with two or more teachers, and additional learning environments at 1000 Fifth Ave. S.E., Hutchinson. Dave Conrad is executive director. Call 320-2346362, or visit newdiscoveries.org. Immanuel Lutheran School and Children of Grace Preschool: 20917 Walden Ave., Hutchinson, in Acoma Township. The private school offers five-day kindergarten and a pre-school beginning at age 3 with three teachers: Brian Gephart, Kristi Utsch and Mallory Eckstrand.

The school celebrated its 100th anniversary in 2018. Phone: 320-5874858. Email: ilschool@hutchtel.net. Website: immanuelhutch.org. Our Savior’s Lutheran School: 800 Bluff St. N.E., Hutchinson. The school offers half-day and full-day preschool programs, and Monday through Friday day care for students from 6 weeks old up to kindergarten age. For more than 50 years, religious education has been a cornerstone of OSL’s ministry. Website: oslhutch. com. Phone: 320-587-3318. Email: oslsecretary@hutchtel.net. St. Anastasia Catholic School: 400 Lake St. S.W., Hutchinson. Principal is Betty Jodzio. The private school serves about 120 students in grades K-6. Phone: 320-587-2490. Website: stanastasiaschool.com. Emails:

info@stanastasia.net, secretary@ stanastasia.net, principal@stanastasia.net. Maplewood Academy: 700 Main St. N., Hutchinson, Maplewood Academy is a Seventh-day Adventist high school that offers board and day school options. The academy is open to all students in the Hutchinson area and is accredited by the North Central Association and the National Council of Private School Accreditation. Starting with the 2012-13 school year, Maplewood has campuses in Hutchinson, Minnetonka and Maplewood. Principal is John Bedell; serves about 100 students in grade 9-12. Phone: 320-587-2830. Fax: 320-587-5649. Website: maplewoodacademy.org. Northwoods Elementary School:

LIVING 95 Academy Lane N.W., Hutchinson, Principal is Jamie Madden. The private school serves about 50 students in a multi-grade classroom for grades pre-kindergarten-8. Phone: 320-243-5994.

TIGERPATH ACADEMIES Hutchinson High School has teamed up with Ridgewater College, Hutchinson’s Economic D evelopm ent Auth orit y, th e Hutchinson Area Chamber of Comm erce an d To urism an d numerous local businesses and manufacturers to provide more hands-on opportunities for students to learn. Mentoring opportunities are growing, and the school is always looking for more partners. In the past few years, Hutchinson High School began offering TigerPath Academies, where students can take classes of increasing difficulty and explore the skills and experiences of various careers. The STREAM Academy covers mechatronics, construction, engineering, automotive, renewable energy, manufacturing, design and agriculture careers. Sci Hi Academy covers science, health, medical, biological, therapy and fitness careers. B usin e ss Ac a demy cover s business, graphic design, marketing and finances. H uman S er vice s Ac a demy covers nonprofit work, the armed forces, education, teaching, child care, social services, law enforcement and community service. Local partners — mostly area businesses — put forward funding for the Center for Technical Excellence, which sits at the heart of a new education wing. The new CTE area helps the school’s Tiger Manufacturing program, which teaches students how to manage a business and deliver service. Head to hutchtigerpath.com for more information, and to learn about ways to offer mentorship opportunities, or contact Andrea Moore, TigerPath coordinator, at 320-234-2658.


Students interested in acting have several opportunities at Hutchinson High School. Pictured is a scene from “Amadeus,” HHS’s 2020 one-act play. Pictured is Mozart, center, played by DJ Scheele, who ingratiates himself with Joseph II, played by Rowan Jordahl. Behind them looking on is, Johanna Von Strack, played by Sofie Fennell, and Antonio Salieri, played by Landon Butler.

NEWSPAPERS IN EDUCATION Hutchinson-area students are now learning from the only local textbook that’s updated twice a week. In 2008, the Hutchinson Leader, with help from more than 15 local businesses, civic groups and individuals, launched Newspapers in Education. The program provides more than 700 free newspapers each week as a tool of instruction to local schools. Through the program, students are using newspapers to develop their reading ability, increase their social awareness, build character, and enrich their civic education. Newspapers in Education is an international program started in 1955 to advance the use of newspapers in schools. Researchers claim the program improves reading, spelling and writing abilities in students. Teachers participating in the program visit the Hutchinson

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Students at New Century Academy organized the annual Tails for Trails 5k as a way to raise money for the Heart of Minnesota Animal Shelter in Hutchinson. The first year of the race in 2018 attracted 40 runners and walkers, and raised more than $2,100 for the animal shelter. For more information, tailsontrails5k.com. Leader’s website for age-specific lesson plans to use with the newspapers the school receives. The free lesson plans are developed by teachers for teachers. For more information about Newspapers in Education, call the Leader at 320-753-3635.

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tury Ave. S.E. This is a community/ technical college with campuses in Hutchinson and Willmar serving about 5,500 students each year. More than 100 educational programs enable students to earn the first two years of a four-year degree or train for a career field in one of dozens of technical programs. Ridgewater also offers customized training and continuing education services. Phone 320-234-8500. Website: ridgewater.edu.

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Hutchinson-area residents have access to education and information resources through the McLeod County Extension Office. The office, managed in cooperation with the University of Minnesota, is at the McLeod County Fairgrounds. The McLeod County 4-H program and McLeod and Meeker County Master Gardeners Program are

Burich Foundation: Citizens Bank; 320-587-2233 Hutchinson Area Community Foundation: 320-587-5252 Hutchinson Health Foundation: Rachael Gemuenden, executive director; 320-484-4442; website: hutchinsonhealthfoundation.org Independent School District 423 Foundation: Jason Werowinski, Chairman, 320-296-6383; website: isd423.org/district/servicesresources/foundation I.J. Burich Family Foundation: Citizens Bank; 320-587-2233 Ridgewater College Foundation: Kelly Magnuson, executive director; 320-222-6094; website: ridgewater.edu/alumni-and-friends/

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OLDER CITIZEN SERVICES Southwest Initiative Foundation: Diana Anderson, president/CEO; 320-587-4848; website: swifoundation.org Hutchinson Senior Center: The city of Hutchinson-sponsored senior center is in Hutchinson Event Center, 1005 State Highway 15 S. It offers activities, services, tours and recreational opportunities for people 55 or older. Hours are 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Monday through Friday. For more information, call 320234-5656. Senior Dining: Noon meals are available at Evergreen Apartments, 115 Jefferson St. S.E. and at Park Towers, 133 Third Ave. S.W. both in Hutchinson. The suggested donation for a meal is $7.40 for age 59 or younger and $4.50 for age 60

or older. To make a reservation at Evergreen Apartments, call 320587-6029; at Park Towers, call 320-587-2559. Hutchinson Hot Meals on Wheels: 320-234-4660

ASSISTED LIVING Ecumen Oaks and Pines, 1015 Century Ave. S.W., Hutchinson; 320-234-9793; website ecumenoaksandpines.org Evergreen Apartments: 115 Jefferson St. S.E., Hutchinson; 320587-6029 Harmony River Living Center: 1555 Sherwood St. S.E., Hutchinson; 320 - 4 8 4 -60 0 0; website harmonyriverliving.org Park Towers: 133 Third Ave. S.W. Hutchinson; 320-587-2559

Crow River Habitat for Humanity helps to build and renovate decent, affordable housing. For more information, call the local affiliate at 320587-8868. Prince of Peace Retirement Living: 301 Glen St. S.W., Hutchinson; Merline Duering, executive director; 320-234-7588; website poprl.org Woodstone Senior Living Community: 1025 Dale St. S.W., Hutchinson; Jill Springer, executive director; 320-234-8917; website woodstoneseniorliving.com Senior assistance: Senior LinkA g e Li n e; 32 0 -23 4 -5656 o r

800-333-2433 Transportation: Trailblazer Transit; 800-743-3828 Senior resources: Zest Silver Pages. This publication is an annual resource guide for Hutchinson-area seniors and caregivers. It’s free. Zest is a sister publication of the Hutchinson lifestyle guide. For more information, call 320-753-3641.

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LIVING SUPPORT SERVICES ARC United: Website thearcunited. org Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Greater Twin Cities: Website bigstwincities.org Common Cup Ministry: Bev Bonte, executive director; 320-234-8344; website common-cup.org Crow River Habitat for Humanity: Lori Mittelstadt, , executive director; 320-587-8868; website hfh-mncrowriver.huterra.com

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Equul Access: Marsha Anderson, executive director; 320-234-7895; website equulaccess.org United Community Action Partnership: 320-587-5244; website unitedcapmn.org

Heart of Minnesota Animal Shelter: 320-234-9699; website heartofminnesota.org Hunger Free McLeod: website: hungerfreemcleod.org Hutchinson Ministerial Association: The Rev. Steve Olcott, Christ the King Lutheran Church, 320-5872776, and the Rev. Dave Wollan, Faith Lutheran Church, 320-5872093 McLeod Alliance: Rhonda Buerkle, executive director; 320-234-7933; website mcleodalliance.org McLeod Emergency Food Shelf: Hutchinson: 320-587-4796; Glencoe: 320-864-2088 Salvation Army: 800-456-4483 United Way of McLeod County: 320-587-3613; website unitedwaymcleodcounty.org

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Five teams of Meals on Wheels drivers deliver hot noon meals Monday through Friday within Hutchinson city limits. Pictured are Meals on Wheels volunteers Bev Wangerin and Robb Totushek. The two met up at the Community of Lake Ridge, where Wangerin accepted a meal for a resident.

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A place for hypocrites. And the hurting. The lonely. The proud. The confused. The silly. The wise. The overwhelmed. The hungry. Doubters. Athletes. Single moms. Cheaters. Overeaters. Runners. Fighters. Mentors. Renters.Waiters. Haters.

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River of Hope Church conducts its Sunday worship service at the Hutchinson Event Center, 1005 State Highway 15 S.

WORSHIP SERVICES Apostolic Lighthouse Church: 560 Adams St., Hutchinson; 320587-0867 Bethlehem United Methodist: 665 Miller Ave. S.W., Hutchinson; 320587-3312; growatbethlehem.church Christ the King, LCMC: 1040 South Grade Road, Hutchinson; 320-5872776; ctkhutch.com Church of Jesus Christ of LatterDay Saints: 770 School Road N., Hutchinson; 320-587-5665 Church of the Holy Family: 712 W. Main, Silver Lake; 320-327-2261; holyfamilysilverlake.org CrossPoint Church: 1215 Roberts Road, Hutchinson; 320- 587-2668; crosspointhutchinson.org Faith Lutheran, LCMC: 335 Main St. S., Hutchinson; 320-587- 2093; website faithlc.com Grace Evangelical Lutheran, WEL S: 4 3 0 Fif th Ave . S .W. ,

Hutchinson; 320-587-3051; gracelutheranhutch.org Hunters Ridge Community: 850 School Road S.W., Hutchinson; 320-587-8374; huntersridgecommunitychurch.org

New Journey United Church of Christ: 31 Fourth Ave. S.W., Hutchinson; 320-587-2125; newjourneyucc.org North Star Dharma Refuge: 320455-7607; northstardharma.org

Hutchinson Church of God: 800 Grove St. S.W., Hutchinson; 320894-1137; hutchinsonchurchofgod.org

Oak Heights Covenant Church: 1398 South Grade Road S.W., H utc hin s o n; 32 0 -587- 8 4 8 3 ; oakheights.org

Hutchinson Evangelical Free Church: Park View Plaza, 1020 State Highway 7 W.; 320-2345979; hutchfree.org

Our Savior’s Lutheran, LCMS: 800 Bluff St. N., Hutchinson; 320587-3318

Immanuel Evangelical Lutheran, WELS: 20882 Walden Ave., Acoma Township, Hutchinson; 320-5874857 Living Water Fellowship: Event Center, 1005 State Highway 15 S., Hutchinson; 320-333-9306 Maranatha House of Prayer: 335 Adams St. S., Hutchinson; 320587-3557

Peace Lutheran, LCMS: 400 Franklin St. S.W., Hutchinson; 320-5873031; plchutch.org River of Hope Lutheran, ELCA: Hutchinson Event Center, 1005 State Highway 15 S.; 320-5874414; riverofhopehutchinson.org Riverside Church: 20924 State Highway 7 W., Hutchinson; 320587-2074; riversidehutch.org Seventh-day Adventist: 820 Main

St. N., Hutchinson; 320-587-6054; hutchsda.com Shepherd’s Fold Baptist: 705 Fifth Ave. S.W., Hutchinson; 320-2343794; shepherdsfoldbc.org St. Anastasia Catholic: 460 Lake St., Hutchinson; 320-587-6507; stanastasia.net St. John’s Church (Biscay): 13372 Nature Ave., Hutchinson; 320587-5104 St. John’s Lutheran, LCMS: 60929 110th St., Hutchinson; 320-5874853 Vineyard United Methodist: 1395 South Grade Road, Hutchinson; 320-587-2200; vineyardchurchhutchinson.org Zion Evangelical Lutheran, WELS: 16496 Vale Ave., Hutchinson; 320587-6138

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OAK HEIGHTS COVENANT CHURCH Church 587-3318 • 800 Bluff Street NE School/Daycare 587-3319 Join us at Our Savior’s Lutheran Church Pastor: Kevin W. Oster • Worship Services: Sunday at 8:00 a.m. and 10:30 a.m. • Miweek Service: Wednesday 6:30 p.m. • Famil Eucation Hour: Sunday at 9:15 a.m. • Small Group Bible Stu: Monday at 8:00 a.m.

Sunday School September-May at 9:00 a.m. Fellowship Time 9:50 a.m.

Worship Service Sundays at 10:10 a.m. Nursery Provided

Summer Worship Sundays, June-August at 9:30 a.m.

“Rooted, Thriving, Branching Out in Christ.”

1398 South Grade Road, Hutchinson (320) 587-8483 www.oakheights.org

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800 BLUFF ST. NE • 320.587.3319 Join us at Our Savior’s Lutheran School Operations Manager: Christine Dammann • A Christ-centered Classical Education • Preschool-5th grade classes; 5-day Kindergarten • Financial assistance available • Excellent academics • Strong parental involvement • An environment conductive to Christian character development Join us at Our Savior’s Early Learning Childcare Aministrator of Earl Learning: Reyne Oster • Highly Qualified and Experienced Staff • Interactive Learning through Music and Movement • Creative Activities and Educational Games • Licensed Daycare • Secure Environment • Healthy Meal Program


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Join us for Sunday Worship 10:30 am Hutchinson Event Center (1005 Hwy. 15 S./Plaza 15) Pastor: Laura Aase RiverofHopeHutchinson.org 587-4414

Adult Bible Study 8:00 am Sunday; 2:00 pm and 7:00 pm Tuesday

PEACE Lutheran Church

Touching Lives with the Love and Saving Grace of Jesus.

Sunday Services 8:30 am & 10:30 am Join Us For . . . Worship Services

Free transportation for 10:30 am service Nursery & Kids Church

Wednesday Nights Family Meals 5:30 to 6:15 pm Programs for all ages at 6:30 pm - small groups for adults throughout the week -

SATURDAY 6:15pm SUNDAY 8:00am & 10:30am SUNDAY CONTEMPORARY 9:15am OUTDOOR SERVICE 9:15am June - August

Education Opportunities SUNDAY SCHOOL 9:15am Sept - May ADULT BIBLE FELLOWSHIP 8:15am & 9:15am YOUTH GROUPS AND ACTIVITIES, VBS LITTLE LAMBS CHRISTIAN CENTER Pastor John Pasche & Pastor Gerhard Bode

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• Divine Worship 10:00 a.m. • Summer Worship Monday 7:00 p.m. • Sunday School 9:00 a.m. • Bible Study • Youth Activities

ELEMENTARY SCHOOL • Preschool - 8th Grade • Quality Education Centered Around Christ • Extra Curricular Activities • Summer Care Program • Latch-Key 20882 Walden Ave. • Hutchinson, MN 55350 4 miles west on Highway 7 North on Walden Church (320) 587-4857 • School (320) 587-4858 Eugene DeVries, Pastor (320) 587-6138 Brian Gephart, Principal www.immanuelhutch.com

Where God gives Hope and a Future!

An Inclusive Community Engaged in Christ’s Journey of Love Come as you are! Whether you prefer a suit and tie or jeans with your comfy tennis shoes, whatever your age, race, gender or orientation, you're welcome here. Sunday Worship, 10:00 am www.newjourneyucc.org 320-587-2125


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Find us at the corner of 4th & Main 31-4th Ave SW, Hutchinson Jill K Warner, Pastor

Off Hwy. 15 North across from B&B Sports & RV 18358 203rd St., Hutchinson • 320.587.HOPE (4673) Sundays at 9:30 a.m. and Wednesdays at 6:00 p.m. We are Family that desires to be like Jesus: United, Serving, Giving, Sending www.hopefamilychurchmn.com


or information about city services, Hutchinson City Center, 111 Hassan St. S.E., is the place to go. Visitors can find building permits, pay bills for water, sewer and garbage, learn about ordinances and attend different city meetings including the City Council. City Center is has the city’s Department of Motor Vehicles, where motorists can pick up a driver’s license or vehicle plates. Hutchinson Public Library is less than a block away, at 50 Hassan St. S.E., which is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. Thirteen miles away on State Highway 22 in downtown Glencoe is where most county services are available at the McLeod County County Courthouse, or at the county’s North Complex, on Glencoe’s north side. Hutchinson Public School District 423 serves about 3,000 students in four buildings. Hutchinson High School, 1200 Roberts Road S.W., recently underwent renovation and was dedicated in 2018. Hutchinson also has elementary and secondary

“Doing growth mindset strategies is not just for in the classroom. It has real-world applications that extend beyond their school years. When we are intentional with our words and actions, we can all help children learn to never give up, try different strategies to solve a problem, and making mistakes is OK if we learn from them.” Jessica Bouta, licensed school counselor at West Elementary School


Above: Hutchinson City Center, 111 Hassan St. S.E., is the place to go for city services. Right: Carter Just and his dad Jason make a stop to sift for and identify dinosaurs. This was one of more than 40 experiments and activities at Dig into Learning at the Ridge!

charter schools, private schools and Ridgewater College, a twoyear state college, with campuses in Hutchinson and Willmar.




110 Hassan St. S.E. Hutchinson, MN 55350 Hours: 8 a.m.-4 p.m. Monday through Friday ci.hutchinson.mn.us information@ci.hutchinson.mn.us

FREQUENTLY CALLED NUMBERS Police, fire, medical emergencies

HUTCHINSON CITY COUNCIL Hutchinson is a charter city using a council-city administrator plan of government. Hutchinson’s citizens vote for a mayor, for a two-year term, and four council members for staggered four-year terms representing specific seats. City elections take place on even numbered years as part of the general election in November. The Council picks a representative for administrative duties, and that representative is accountable to the council for administration of city business as directed by the council. The administrator reviews day-to-day administrative duties and hires city staff.


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MEETINGS City of Hutchinson meetings take place in the council chamber of City Center, 111 Hassan St. S.E., and generally take place on the following schedule:

SECOND AND FOURTH TUESDAYS Hutchinson City Council, 5:30 p.m. The general public is welcome to attend meetings, except for rare closed sessions. Workshops on various topics sometimes precede the council meeting, usually at 4 p.m. Residents have two opportunities to speak to the council during the meeting — before the agenda starts and at the close of the agenda. City Council meetings are televised live on Community Video Network’s Channel 7. GARY FORCIER Mayor 320-587-8717

RON SHIMANSKI Council member 320-296-3389

DAVE SEBESTA Council member 320-583-2964

FIRST MONDAY: Parks/Recreation/Community Education Board, 5:15 p.m.

AT THE CALL OF THE CHAIR: Airport Commission, at the airport terminal

THIRD TUESDAY: Planning Commission, 5:30 p.m. THIRD TUESDAY: Housing and Redevelopment Authority, 7 a.m. THIRD WEDNESDAY: Creekside Renewables Advisory Board, 4:30 p.m.

THIRD WEDNESDAY: Economic Development Authority, Noon CHAD CZMOWSKI Council member 952-237-3587

STEVE COOK Council member 320-587-7108

FOURTH MONDAY: Library Board, 4:30 p.m. LAST WEDNESDAY: Hutchinson Utilities Commission, 3 p.m. (at Utilities, 225 Michigan St. S.E.)


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According to the Minnesota State Auditor’s analysis of municipal liquor stores in 2018, Liquor Hutch ranked 11th by gross sales among the state’s 190 stores, and second among outstate stores.

PUBLIC UTILITIES ELECTRICITY/ NATURAL GAS Hutchinson Utilities Commission 225 Michigan St. S.E. 320-587-4746 Outages: 320-587-4745 Suspected gas leaks: 911

WATER AND SEWER Billing: 320-587-5151

GARBAGE/RECYCLING Billing: 320-587-5151 West Central Sanitation is the city-contracted garbage collection. They also collect compostables and recyclables curbside. The local recycling center collects recyclable newsprint, glass, cardboard and plastics. A no-sort system was implemented in 2015. City-owned Creekside Soils, which manufactures soil products for resale, collects compostables including yard and food wastes. They manufacture about 1.4 million bags of soil products for resale annually. Hutchinson also provides a fall leaf vacuum service curbside.

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ADDITIONAL SERVICES Department of Motor Vehicles Hutchinson City Center 111 Hassan St. S.E. 320-234-2599 Website: ci.hutchinson.mn.us/ mv.html The Department of Motor Vehicles provides driver’s licenses, recreational and motor vehicle tabs and plates, and hunting and fishing licenses from 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday, and 8:30 a.m.-6:30 p.m. Thursday. Allina Ambulance Allina Ambulance provides Emergency medical assistance is through Hutchinson Health. Call 911 for emergency medical response. U.S. Post Office 245 Main St. S. 320-587-2497 Po s t of f i c e re nt a l b oxe s , change-of-address forms and other services are available 9 a.m. to 4:45 p.m. Monday through Friday. Window service is offered 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. Saturday. Nuvera 235 Franklion St. S.W. 320-587-2323

Website: nuvera.net Nuvera offers voice, digital video television and high-speed DSL-based internet services, as well as computer and accessory sales, diagnostic and computer repair services, on-site networking and installation and Web design/ hosting. Mediacom 800-332-0245 Website: mediacomcable.com Mediacom offers cable television, telephone and internet access services.

COMMON CODES Unlicensed cars It is unlawful to keep, park, store or abandon any motor vehicle which is not in operating condition, partially dismantled, used for repair of parts or as a source of repair or replacement parts for other vehicles, kept for scrapping, dismantling or salvage of any kind, or which is not properly licensed for operation with the state. The vehicles may be stored inside or out of view behind a privacy fence. Snow Removal Ice and snow are a nuisance. All snow and ice remaining upon public sidewalks and trails is hereby declared to constitute a public nuisance and shall be abated by

the owner or tenant of the abutting private property within 24 hours after the snow or ice has ceased to be deposited. The owner or tenant shall provide a minimum four feet of clearance on the sidewalk or trail adjacent to their property. Animals It is unlawful for the owner of any animal, age 6 months or older, to fail to obtain a license from the city Police Department. All licensed animals shall wear a collar and have a current tag firmly affixed. It is unlawful for the dog or cat of any person who owns, harbors or keeps a dog or cat, to run at large. People who own, harbor or keep a dog or cat that runs at large are guilty of a misdemeanor. Weeds Property owners are responsible for the removal, cutting, or disposal and elimination of weeds, grasses and rank vegetation or other uncontrolled plant growth on their property, which at the time of notice, is more than 12 inches tall. Recreational fires Recreational fires shall not be conducted within 25 feet of a structure or combustible material unless the fire is contained in an approved device or method, such as a fireplace or charcoal grill located at least 15 feet from any buildings, fences or structures. 2020 | Hutchinsonleader.com



Anthony and Millie Dumyron, 4, of Hutchinson enjoyed listening to a story read by Rachelle Golde, Hutchinson Public Library’s youth services librarian. They were visiting with other children during Storytime, which is free and open to kids of all ages and meets for stories, songs and crafts. Truck Parking It is unlawful to park a truck (other than a truck of 10,0 0 0 pounds gross vehicle weight or less), truck-trailer, tractor-trailer or truck-tractor within residential districts except for the purpose of loading or unloading, and then only during a reasonable time necessary for that.

LIBRARY HUTCHINSON PUBLIC LIBRARY 50 Hassan St. S.E. 320-587-2368 Website: hutchinson.lib.mn.us Hours: 10 a.m.-9 p.m. Monday through Thursday, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Friday and Saturday. The library


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is closed on Sundays and federal holidays. Librarian Katy Hiltner joined the Hutchinson Library system in January 2016. The Hutchinson Public Library is part of the Pioneerland Library System. Visitors can explore information and entertainment through traditional books, audio books, DVDs, ebooks, emagazines and the internet. The librar y also provides many large-print editions, as well as more than 100 magazines and a variety of newspapers. Several computer workstations and Wi-Fi, free of charge, are located there. iPads and laptops are available for visitors to use during library hours. Special activities are of fered through the year and include:

Stories in the Park, Bookworm Buddies, book clubs, reading programs and more. These are free and support family literacy and childhood, teen and adult learning. Interested in supporting the library? Friends of the Hutchinson Public Library raises money to help the library. The group sponsors Project Bookshelf in December and in the fall a used book outdoor sale during the Ar ts and Craf ts Festival, and a Friends spring book sale in March indoors. Volunteers manage the used book table, and money raised has been used for author visits, the One Book, One Community program, the annual Schiffelly Puppets performance, computer equipment and more.

AIRPORT HUTCHINSON MUNICIPAL AIRPORT Butler Field State Highway 15 South 320-587-7615 or 320-234-4473 Butler Field, named after a local aviation pioneer, features a 2015 repaved 4,000-foot runway and parallel taxiway. It uses GPS approach procedures following an orderly flow pattern. Passengers can use the terminal lounges. Pilots are provided a flight-planning room that includes weather information systems and access to FAA’s flight service centers. The attached maintenance hangar is staffed and has aviation fuel available. More than 45 aircraft are based here.


MCLEOD COUNTY 320-864-1281


830 11th St. E. Glencoe, Minnesota 55336 Hours: 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday www.co.mcleod.mn.us

BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS Hutchinson is one of nine cities in McLeod County. A five-member Board of Commissioners governs the county. Members are elected by district to staggered four-year terms. The board meets the first and third Tuesday of the month after the first Monday at 9 a.m. Meetings are at Glencoe City Center, 1107 11th St. E., Glencoe, and other locations in the county. Check the county website at tinyurl.com/y7px7cxe for updates and agendas. Hutchinson residents can call the courthouse toll-free at 320-587-4680.


Police and fire emergency Police (non-emergency) Police (genera.l information) Fire (general information) Shakopee Police Tip Line Water and sewer billing Animal control If no answer, call Shakopee Parks & Recreation/Community Center Scott County Sheriff Chamber of Commerce Transit-Shakopee

SERVICES PAUL WRIGHT 3rd District 320-587-7332

RON SHIMANSKI 1st District 320-327-0112

RICH POHLMEIER 4th District 320-587-6084

(Term expires Jan. 2021)

(Term expires Jan. 2021)

(Term expires Jan. 2021)

JOE NAGEL Chair,5th District 320-587-8693

DOUG KRUEGER Vice-Chair,2nd District 320-864-5944

(Term expires Jan. 2023)

(Term expires Jan. 2023)

ELECTED OFFICIALS County Attorney Michael Junge 320-864-1265

County Sheriff

Scott Rehmann 888-440-3134


Connie M. Kurtzweg 320-864-1235


Lynne Ette Schrupp 320-864-1327

McLeod County Extension Services extension.umn.edu. 320-484-4334 Hutchinson-area residents have access to education and information resources through the McLeod County Extension office. The office, managed in cooperation with the University of Minnesota, is at the McLeod County Fairgrounds. The McLeod County 4-H and McLeod and Meeker Count y Master Gardeners programs are coordinated through the local office, which is the front door to Extension and it s programs. E x tension education on agricultural production is also coordinated through the Hutchinson office.

McLeod County Public Health Nursing 320-864-3185 McLeod County Public Health provides numerous services to county residents for various stages of their lives. Public Health staff regularly organize workshops to promote healthy living and to provide support for those with chronic conditions. Programs are specifically tailored toward older adults, and those dealing with disabilities. Education

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and service programs promote healthy child birth, child safety seat training, home visits for young children, education for new parents, child and teen checkups, and early childhood screening. Public Health also provides emergency preparedness services.

Trailblazer Transit 888-743-3828 Trailblazer Transit is a public transportation system that serves Sibley, Meeker and McLeod counties. A dial-a-ride bus service, volunteer driver program, and van service all operate under the Trailblazer Joint Powers Board umbrella. Children, youth, adults and seniors alike use Trailblazer to get to work, school, day care, recreational activities and social events. Trailblazer Transit one-way bus fares generally are: $2 within city limits; $4 for rides of less than 25 miles; and $8 for rides of 25 miles or longer. The buses operate from 6:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Monday through Friday. Volunteer drivers may transport people any time including early mornings, late evenings, weekends and holidays.

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Citizens Bank is unique. With charitable foundations in place, we are the local leader for supporting worthy causes in the Hutchinson community. Bank with us and see why we are “GOOD PEOPLE TO TURN TO!”

CITIZENS BANK & TRUST CO. (320) 587-2233

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South Office 1390 Hwy 15 South

Choose CB for convenience! • Free E-Checking & CB Check Card • Free Mobile Banking & Mobile Deposit • Send Money with Zelle® • Free Online Banking with Bill Pay • External Transfers with TransferNow® • Mortgages, Construction & Home Equity Loans • Business Accounts and Loans • SBA Loans • Agriculture Loans • Personal Loans • Little Tiger Savings Club for Kids • Student Banking • Convenient ATMs and more

GOVERNMENT at the curb. McLeod County has a single-sort recycling machine, which means residents don’t need to sort materials into separatebags at home. Other programs include the Household Hazardous Waste Facility, mobile collections, township shed recycling locations, public education and problem material management. The facility is open from 8 a.m.4 p.m. Monday through Friday at 1065 Fifth Ave. S.E., Hutchinson.

Rep. Glenn Gruenhagen, District 18B (R) 291 State Office Building St. Paul, Minnesota 55155 651-296-4229 rep.glenn.gruenhagen@house.mn



Rep. Dean Urdahl District 18A (R) 279 State Office Building St. Paul, Minnesota 55155 651-296-4344 rep.dean.urdahl@house.mn

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Tiffany Barnard and son Micah pet an alligator during the Wild Things Zoo Attractions program at Library Square. Looking on was Alice Barnard. Hosted by McLeod County 4-H and the Hutchinson Public Library, Christian Lilienthal and Maci Redmond, his summer assistant (pictured here), shared with children a variety of animals ranging from Floyd the cockatoo and Cali the macaw to Rollo, a red fox.

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Above — Runners mix exercise with fun during Hutchinson’s annual Spooky Sprint Halloween event in October, when racers are encouraged to wear costumes. Right — Hutchinson girls tennis player Hannah Ladwig returned a volley during a match at the Hutchinson High School tennis courts. Even if you aren’t a member of the high school tennis teams, you can still enjoy a game of tennis or pickleball at one of the newly reconstructed courts at the high school and Park Elementary School, or play inside at the McLeod County Fairgrounds Commercial Building.

HEALTH AND RECREATION FOR ALL W hether you’re looking for opportunities to stay fit and eat well, or need medical services to maintain your health, you’ll find them all in Hutchinson. A growing number of care providers and increasing use of sophisticated medical technology has made the city a regional health care hub. Hutchinson is home to a hospital, clinic and urgent care center, skilled nursing facility, three assisted living facilities,

home health care and hospice services. A number of dental, ophthalmological, optometric and chiropractic services are also available. In 2018, Hutchinson Health announced plans for a $21 million, 18,000-square-foot expansion for a new inpatient wing with 18 to 22 rooms that will be twice the size of its current rooms, plus two family rooms for visitors. Work started in spring 2019 and is expected to be completed by July 2020.

HEALTH HUTCHINSON HEALTH Hutchinson Health has seen quite a bit of change in the past few years. Beginning in spring 2018 it embarked on a new era in care for area residents when it joined Bloomington-based HealthPartners. The move brought together two strong organizations to better serve patients and the community. That was just the beginning, however. In January 2019, Hutchinson Health announced a $21 million expansion that is set to be completed by June 2020. Then in March 2019, Dr. Steve Mulder retired after 24 years with the organization and James Lyons was hired as Hutchinson Health’s new president and CEO. These changes are the latest transitions for the organization, which operated as a separate, city-owned hospital and privately owned clinic a little more than a

decade ago. The hospital became its own nonprofit corporation in late 2007, and joined the clinic in 2013 to form Hutchinson Health. The new par tnership with HealthPartners is designed to enhance patient options and community wellness. Patients can expect to see an expansion in the areas of pulmonary care, allergies, obstetrics and mental health. Hutchinson Health already is a regional leader in numerous health specialties: Hutchinson Health Clinic has a staff of more than 30 full-time local providers, including family medicine physicians, nurse practitioners and specialists in the areas of general surgery, obstetrics/gynecology, pediatrics and podiatry. Urgent Care services are available 8 a.m.-7 p.m. 365 days a year. Hutchinson Health Hospital BirthCare Center: A team of family physicians, OB/GYNs and birth care nurses work together to ensure

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HEALTH that every baby receives the best care possible through all stages of pregnancy, birth and post-care followup. Inpatient and Same Day Surgical Specialties: Surgical specialists perform procedures related to the digestive, cardiovascular and nervous systems, skin and ENT problems, and gynecological conditions. Hutchinson Health Mental Health Clinic: Recognized for excellence statewide, a team of mental health professionals helps adults and children with mental health concerns. Services include a 12-bed inpatient unit and an outpatient clinic with psychiatrists, psychologists, counselors and chemical dependency specialists. Hutchinson Health Orthopaedic & Rehab Clinic provides expert care in treating bone and joint problems.

Hutchinson Health Cancer Clinic: Oncology specialist treats patients with various types of cancer in a nurturing environment. More than 650 employees strong, Hutchinson Health also offers care in cardiac care, spine care, physical, occupational and speech therapy, diabetes education, emergency medicine and other specialty services. Dassel Clinic: The Dassel Clinic offers primary care, mental health services and orthopaedic specialty care. Senior Care/Housing: Harmony River Living Center, an innovative long-term care community featuring individualized, skilled nursing care for 120 residents, opened in January 2012. It also offers memory care and has 16 assisted living units. It replaced Burns Manor Nursing Home, which had served area residents for more than 46 years. For more information, call 320-234-5000 or visit hutchhealth.com.

HOME HEALTH CARE Two nonprofit and for-profit home health agencies serve the Hutchinson area. Home care allows individuals to remain in their home or return to their homes more quickly after a hospital stay. The two agencies are: Allina Health Home Care Services, call 320-234-5031 Adara Home Health, call 320587-5162

ASSISTED LIVING Hutchinson also is home to three assisted living facilities for people who do not need around-the-clock nursing care but need assistance with daily living:

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OTHER HEALTH CARE SERVICES Hutchinson is home to many highly skilled dentists, ophthalmologists, chiropractors, pharmacists and other health care providers. Providers have been innovative in their efforts to aid patients who might not otherwise receive services. For example, several Hutchinson dentists operate a program serving children in low-income families. Through the program, general dentistry such as fillings and extractions is offered free of

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to the men and women that served our country honorably!--This is done by our local DAV (Disabled American Veterans) and its Auxiliary, based in Hutchinson, and covers a 5 county area to include, Meeker, Mcleod, Wright, Renville, and Sibley counties.

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FAMILY HEALTH McLeod County Public Health Nursing 1805 Ford Ave. N., Glencoe 320-484-4399 Home and Office Visits are provided by public health nurses to offer health guidance, health teaching and counseling in an effort to improve the health of families, prevent disease and disability, and help families remain healthy.

CHILD BEARING AND EARLY INFANCY Maternal Child Health program promotes optimal birth outcomes

in our county. Services include individual assessment for risk of preterm labor, chemical health issues, health assessment, teaching and counseling of high-risk pregnant women Postpartum Home Visits are provided to new mothers and infants to educate and counsel in nutrition, child growth and development and resources available to families. Child Passenger Safety Program provides a free one-hour class for parents on proper use of their child safety seat. Sudden Infant Death Syndrome counseling available. Family Home Visitor provides information, support and encouragement to families with children birth to age 5. Home visits help parents feel good about themselves, and their role as the first and foremost teacher of their children.

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Family Planning is a voluntary and confidential program for individuals to obtain information about pregnancy prevention. Family planning involves preventing, spacing and achieving pregnancies. This service provides referral and education, medical health care, a variety of birth control supplies, and other preventative health services. Early Intervention Services for infants and preschoolers provides assistance to families with children who have (or may have) a disability. A multidisciplinary team, consisting of a public health nurse, an educator, a social worker and a rehabilitation specialist (physical, speech and occupational therapy), is available to identify and treat children with development delays. Follow Along Program is available for all children birth through 3 years. Questionnaires are sent every four months for parents to evaluate their child’s development.

They also receive information helpful to stimulate child development. Footcare Clinics are provided to seniors, age 55 or older, or younger than 55 with a handicapping condition. Women, Infants and Children Clinic is a supplemental food program for income-eligible pregnant and breastfeeding women and children birth to 5 years. A public health nurse staffs all WIC clinics and is available to provide information in the areas of nutrition and health. Immunizations may be given by appointment to people of all ages from 8 a.m.-4 p.m. Monday through Friday. Call to schedule an appointment. A record of all previous immunizations is required. Ask for fee information when calling. The immunization program is designed to serve low-income individuals and families, or others without medical coverage for immunizations.

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HEALTH Child and Teen Checkups are available for all county residents age 20 or younger. This checkup includes height, weight, hearing, vision, nutrition, developmental screening, urine and blood tests, and a physical assessment. Arrangements for checkups can be made by contacting Public Health. Early Childhood Screening is a required screening for kindergarten entry. This screening assesses height, weight, vision, hearing and development. The findings are reviewed with the parents plus nutrition, health immunizations, dental and family concerns. Appointments are made through your local school district.

COMMUNITY HEALTH PROMOTION Community Health Promotion is a community approach to promoting

health. Public Health is the service and art of 1) preventing diseases 2) prolonging life, and 3) promoting health and efficiency through organized community effort. Health Education Programs are provided per identified county needs and requests. Groups and organizations countywide are served. Topics may include, but are not limited to: safety, health promotion topics, agency programs, HIV/AIDS and other communicable diseases. Blood Pressure clinics and education are offered on site at businesses by special arrangement.

SCHOOL HEALTH Public Health services for screening, education and consultation are available to all county schools through contractual arrangements with individual districts.

HOME AND COMMUNITY BASED SERVICES Long-Term Care Consultation Services are provided in cooperation with McLeod County Social Services. An assessment is provided for patients prior to entry into a nursing home. All possible options for care are determined and presented to the patient and family before the patient enters a nursing home. A screening may be requested when nursing home placement is being considered as an option for care. Case Management Services are provided in cooperation with McLeod County Social Services to clients on Elderly Waiver, Alternative Care, Community Alternatives for Disabled Individuals, Community Alternative Care, Traumatic Brain Injury Waiver and Prime West.

HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES Adult Children of Alcoholics, AlAnon, Alcoholics Anonymous, 320-587-8436 American Red Cross Bloodmobile, redcrossblood.org The Arc United, Bev Kaler, 800775-3196 or email bev.kaler@ thearcunited.org Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Greater Twin Cities, 651-7892400, bigstwincities.org Arthritis Foundation, North Central Chapter, 800-333-1380 Autism Support Group, 320-5834513, email autism.support@ hotmail.com

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If you think your donations don’t count. Think again. The Hutchinson Health Auxiliary — with the proceeds from the thrift store and hospital gift shop — has donated more than $1.9 million to Hutchinson Health. The money has contributed to the purchase of hospital equipment and technology, ranging from defibrillators and physical therapy equipment to new ambulances and electronic intensive care units. Bir thright Crisis Pregnanc y Center, 320-587-5433 Breast Cancer Support Group, Amy Martin, Hutchinson Health, at 320-484-4556 Harmony River Living Center Auxiliary, 320-484-6000 Cardiac and Diabetic Support Group, administrative assistant, 320-234-5000, ext. 7059 Allina Health Home Care Services Bereavement Support Group, Mary Nelson, 320-484-9210


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Hospice Volunteer Program, Mary Nelson, Allina Health Home Care Services, 320-484-9210

McLeod Alliance for Victims of Domestic Violence, Rhonda Buerkle, director, 320-234-7933 or 800-934-0851

Hutchinson Caregiver Discussion Group, Jan Novotny, 320-8940479

McLeod County Branch, American Cancer Society, Jeanne Ray, 320-587-2838

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Multiple Sclerosis Support Group, 6:45 p.m. the second Monday of the month at Christ the King Lutheran Church, 1040 South Grade Road, Hutchinson Nar-Anon, Nathan at 320-2969733 Overeaters Anonymous, 320587-2368 TOPS Club, Take Off Pounds Sensibly, Vicki, 320-583-8698 Weight Watchers, weightwatchers.com

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Above — Luke Krueger, Mavis Schwanke, Gloriann Heikes and Dean Bertram hold up the 2020 Hutchinson Community Awards they received during the Hutchinson Area Chamber of Commerce and Tourism’s annual banquet. The banquet, which takes place in January, is an opportunity for members to come together for fun and networking. Right — Hutchinson potter Tom Wirt has a variety of fired and unfired pots stacked on racks at NewClay Pottery, hiss Jefferson Street studio.



utchinson’s diverse economy offers numerous opportunities, whether you’re looking to shop, find a job, or start a business of your own. Businesses range from Fortune 500 company 3M and other manufacturers, to home-based entrepreneurs, independent retailers and familiar chains such as Aldi, Target, Walmart, Cash Wise Foods, PetSmart and Menards. The Hutchinson Area Chamber of Commerce and Tourism is known for its moniker, “Minnesota’s Hometown.” It’s a tagline the Chamber uses to promote all the advantages this sub-regional hub offers as a place for business and family fun. Hutchinson’s Economic Development Authority aims to drive job creation in the community. Its marketing slogan “Minnesota’s Manufacturing City” builds on the city’s strong manufacturing core. The EDA also works to draw new busi-

nesses and help existing businesses grow to their full potential. Most recently, it was instrumental in attracting Uponor North America, another manufacturer, to expand to the city. Offices, industrial areas, restaurants, stores and hotels are found throughout Hutchinson. A large part of the city’s businesses are congregated along its two major axes — east-west State Highway 7 and north-south State Highway 15. The city’s crown jewel is its downtown district. While it will be under major construction this summer as Highway 15 is rebuilt, most offices, restaurants and other venues will still be open for business. The historic area has century-old buildings, including the Carnegie Library, which is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. Downtown is a center of entertainment. It features restaurants, live music, a restored art deco movie theater and Library Square, a popular site for events.

and Crafts Festival, Hutchinson Leadership Institute, professional development seminars, Business Connec tion , Hometown G olf Challenge, Dairy Day Celebration and the Awards Banquet each January.

Hutchinson Area Chamber of Commerce and Tourism 2 Main St. S., Hutchinson, MN 55350 320-587-5252 explorehutchinson.com The front door to exploring “Minnesota’s Hometown” is the Hutchinson Area Chamber of Commerce and Tourism. Since its incorporation in 1948, a prime directive of the chamber is promoting everything Hutchinson has to offer. It has approximately 320 members ranging from international corporations such as 3M and TDK Hutchinson Technology to retired business people and homebased businesses. The nonprofit organization exists separate from the city of Hutchinson and is funded through membership investments and program income. Chamber member ser vices include promotional opportunities, networking events, training and educational seminars, and business information. The chamber also organizes special events and programs, including the Arts

Hutchinson Downtown Association c/o Hutchinson Economic Development Authority 111 Hassan St. S.E. Hutchinson, MN 55350 320-234-4223 Hutchinson’s historic and vibrant downtown is promoted by the Hutchinson Downtown Association. The group with approximately 40 members displays the area’s many assets including retail stores, restaurants, entertainment venues, the historic Carnegie Library, Library Square, Crow River and Luce Line State Trail. It also leads efforts to revitalize downtown. The group hosts special events downtown such as Downtown Christmas and Picnic in the Park.

Hutchinson Economic Development Authority 111 Hassan St. S.E. Hutchinson, MN 55350 320-234-4223 hutchinsoneda.com The Hutchinson Economic Development Authority works to create jobs, raise incomes and broaden the city’s tax base. Its goals include retaining and expanding existing businesses, bringing new ones into the community, and maintaining a vibrant downtown. The EDA aggressively markets lots in a 68-acre industrial park expansion, known as Energy Park, on the city’s east side. It carries the state-certified “Shovel Ready” designation. The EDA’s marketing effort is known as “Minnesota’s Manufacturing City.” Encompassing both traditional and social media, the campaign aims to make Hutchinson synonymous with “economic development” in Minnesota by touting the unusually high percentage of manufacturing jobs here. The EDA recently helped the

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ENJOY A CONCERT ON YOUR LUNCH HOUR For more than 30 years, Peace Lutheran Church, 400 Franklin St. S.W., Hutchinson, has hosted a Noon Concert Series. It features a 30-minute performance by a local musician or musicians Wednesday noon in the sanctuary. Admission is free and the public is welcome. The concert series is arranged by Dr. Joan DeVee Dixon, minister of music. This year’s schedule features the following: •

Noon, Wednesday, June 24: Hosana Handbells Ensemble

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HUTCHINSON IS AN ARTS DESTINATION Chief Little Crow, who overlooks the Crow River from his vantage point in Eheim Park, was flocked in hoarfrost. The white, frosty effect, which could be seen throughout Hutchinson on a crisp winter morning, created a dreamy wonderland feeling.




athy Wnoroski, the first executive director of the Hutchinson Center for the Arts, would be

so proud. Her goal of turning Hutchinson into an arts destination is happening. It was her dream to turn Hutchinson into a tourist destination where people could view and experience art. There wasn’t much to see in 2011-12. There was the statue of “Chief Little Crow,” “Tall Friend, Old Friend” in AFS Park, the City


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Hall Cupola in Fireman’s Park, the Hutchinson Brothers in Library Square and a mural in the post office. There were also several rocks with plaques on them. It didn’t seem possible that people would travel all that far to see this collection. How times have changed. Remarkably, Hutchinson is on the map these days when it comes to public art. Eleven sculptures have been installed for the annual Sculpture Stroll. It’s hard to pick a favorite with such fun installations as “Eggspert” in Library Square, “The Biker” along the Luce Line State Trail or

the “Farmer” at Depot Marketplace. The Hutchinson Public Arts Commission is responsible for increasing the number of sculptures from the original six to 11, but also for selecting such amazing work. Almost everywhere you look there is a sculpture. New sites include Ridgewater College, Citizens Bank’s pocket park at the corner of Second Avenue and Franklin Street in downtown Hutchinson, a second Luce Line State Trail site and a second sculpture at Library Square. A new eagle sculpture was recently added to Veterans Memorial Park and the Lions added

a lion sculpture in 2018 to Lions Park West. A second Les Kouba mural is underway in the new addition at the McLeod County Historical Museum. Artist David Wegscheid, who recreated “By the Country Store” on the Ace Hardware Building in downtown Hutchinson, is reproducing “Corn Pickin’ in the 1930’s.” In addition to the work mentioned earlier, there’s the sculpture of “Jack” by Heidi Hoy that can be seen at RiverSong Stage in Masonic/West River Park. It was a

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wonderful purchase for that spot. It’s fun to watch children play on the sculpture during the annual RiverSong Music Festival. The city also has two sculptures by Hutchinson native Deb Zeller. She created the statue of a Hutchinson officer at Law Enforcement Park and “Parental Love” at Oakland Cemetery. She also has had two sculptures in past sculpture strolls: “Goddess of the Grapes” spent a year at Depot Marketplace — a fitting recognition of local growers at the Hutchinson Farmers Market, and “The Plunge” was part of the inaugural sculpture stroll in 2013-14. It was placed at the north end of the Pedestrian Bridge. A bronze-painted concrete statue of a firefighter graces the Hutchinson Fire Station. It’s a salute to the work of local firefighters.

About Hutchinson’s Sculpture Stroll Hutchinson’s Sculpture Stroll was launched in 2013 with six sculptures. It was created as a way to showcase work from regional artists to beautify public spaces in line with the city’s “Imagine Hutchinson” planning effort. At the time, Terry Kempfert, a member of the Public Arts Commission, said it was their hope “that this selection of sculptures by world-class artists will bring delight and awareness of public art to our community.” Kempfert also saw it as a draw for visitors who would be encouraged to take a walking tour of the community, as well as a regional attraction to draw visitors to Hutchinson. The best part? The Sculpture Stroll program provides thousands of dollars of outdoor art at no additional expense to

the taxpayer. Following a model used by cities such as Sioux Falls, South Dakota, the art is provided at no charge to the city for a term of one year. The participating artists each receive an honorarium of $1,000, which is used to help defray the cost of delivering and retrieving their sculptures. Dolf Moon, director of Parks, Recreation and Community Education, called the Sculpture Stroll a “win-win” at the time. “It is exposing the community to public art without the cost of ownership with the option to buy,” he said. “ The process of selecting artwork begins with a call for entries. Artists submit their work to the Hutchinson Public Arts Commission. From there, members select the work that

will be on display throughout the community. Each year, a People’s Choice Award is selected through public voting. The winner receives a $500 prize. Past winners included: 2015-16 choice was “Letting Go” by Judd Nelson; 2016-17 selection was “Goddess of the Grapes,” by Deb Zeller; the 2017-18 winner was “Dreams Take Flight” by Nick Legeros and the 2018-19 selection was “Slices of Heaven” by Craig Gray. The Public Arts Commission was established in 2006 in order to oversee the donations, maintenance and funding of public art. For more information about Hutchinson’s Sculpture Stroll, visit hutchinsonpublicarts. com.

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Hutchinson’s Boy Scouts are recognized in the Robert Tait McKenzie sculpture of a Boy Scout in Boy Scout Park near the

Bluff Street and State Highway 7 intersection. The city’s famous citizens are recognized at Gateway Park. The painted mural that features Lindsay Whalen, celebrated WNBA

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