Hutchinson to be called Smallville for 2 days

Hutchinson (KSN File Photo)
Hutchinson (KSN File Photo)

HUTCHINSON, Kansas (AP) – Hutchinson is going to stake its claim to being the home of Superman this week.

The city will kick off its Smallville Festival this Thursday and officially change its name to Smallville Saturday and Sunday. The celebration grew from the June 21, 2013, induction of Superman into the Kansas Hall of Fame.

The promotion is based on a quote in a Superman movie, in which Clark Kent says he grew up in Kansas. Three Hutchinson men argue their town was where Superman was raised.

The city council voted to proclaim “Smallville – The Home of Clark Kent” in Hutchinson this weekend. It’s in conjunction with the Smallville Festival, followed by the Smallville ComicCon this weekend. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language, racial slurs or consistent name calling will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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