City of Hutchinson: Change the name of Hutchinson to Smallville for a day.
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City of Hutchinson, Kansas

City of Hutchinson: Change the name of Hutchinson to Smallville for a day.

    1. Christopher Wietrick
    2. Petition by

      Christopher Wietrick

      Hutchinson, KS

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June 2013

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From Christopher Wietrick: On June 4, 2013, we proposed our case to the Hutchinson City Council and asked for a proclamation that the city be "Smallville" on June 21, the day Superman/Clark Kent enter the Kansas Hall of Fame.

Becoming the unofficial "Smallville, KS" could boost our towns tourism and economy. Metropolis already exists, so there should be a Smallville.

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    • Michial Besaw HUTCHINSON, KS
      • over 1 year ago

      Because it makes sense and it would bring a lot of publicity to the town!

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    • Chelsey Novotny HUTCHINSON, KS
      • over 1 year ago

      Hutchinson actually has the authentic superman suit on display in the underground salt museum. The one from the Lois and Clark tv series. Changing our name to Smallville could bring in more tourists, especially with the suit on display here. Everyone enjoys a little fantasy, and families with children could let their imaginations roam free, not to mention how obvious the rest of the similarities are. Plus, when people hear you live in hutchinson, they usually apologize. Hutch has a stigma that simply changing the name I think could make a big difference. For those of you who live here, you know the cause of said stigma. Turning the town into almost an escape from the "real world" would break that stigma I believe. Besides, if you tell someone you live in the hometown of superman, no one will say ugh I'm sorry. It would grab their interest and the interest of many. We could always use more tourism, and there are a lot of people that would love to visit superman's " hometown". More tourists, more jobs. The unemployment rate here is not good. We need that extra boost. And I believe renaming hutchinson (sometimes called hutchinsuck by those that don't live here) Smallville, we can achieve the many oppertunities provided by something so small as a name change ( hey look at Prince. He did it no problem.and that didn't even make sense). All while having fun. Wonderful opportunity. I'm all for it!

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    • Chelsey Novotny HUTCHINSON, KS
      • over 1 year ago

      Hutchinson actually has the authentic superman suit on display in the underground salt museum. The one from the Lois and Clark tv series. Changing our name to Smallville could bring in more tourists, especially with the suit on display here. Everyone enjoys a little fantasy, and families with children could let their imaginations roam free, not to mention how obvious the rest of the similarities are. Plus, when people here you live in hutchinson, that now hutch, they usually apologize. Hutch has a stigma that simply changing the name I think could make a big difference. For those of you who live here, you know the cause of said stigma. Turning the town into almost an escape from the "real world" would break that stigma I believe. Besides, if you tell someone you live in the hometown of superman, no one will say ugh I'm sorry. It would grab their interest and the interest of many. We could always use more tourism, and there are a lot of people that would love to visit supermans " hometown". More tourists, more jobs. The unemployment rate here is not good. We need that extra boost. And I believe renaming hutchinson (sometimes called hutchinsuck by those that don't live here) Smallville, we can achieve the many oppertunities provided by something so small as a name change ( hey look at Prince. He did it no problem.and that didn't even make sense). All while having fun. Wonderful opertunity. I'm all for it!

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    • Daniel Pimlott WALLINGTON, UNITED KINGDOM
      • over 1 year ago

      Big fan of superman franchise etc, these guys put a real good case and would like to see my dream a reality

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    • Rodney Rearrick SPRINGFIELD, MO
      • over 1 year ago

      Looks like Smallville and the town would bring nice people to live in. I would move there.

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