Hutchinson en Hutch Orchestra Struggles To Keep Playing <p>The Hutchinson Symphony Orchestra is struggling to make sure the show goes on.</p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Officials with the 49-year-old orchestra says budget cuts and a drop in donations have the group struggling from concert to concert.</span></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Reductions in state arts funding cost the orchestra aid and federal matching dollars. Those two sources previously made up 21 percent of the orchestra's annual budget.</span></p> Mon, 23 Sep 2013 12:35:26 +0000 Associated Press 23821 at Hutchinson Works To Ban Public Nudity <p>The Hutchinson City Council is scheduled to consider an ordinance that would ban public nudity in the city.<br><br>The Hutchinson News reports the ordinance before the council tomorrow includes very specific definitions of what constitutes public nudity.<br><br>City Attorney Paul Brown says laws against disturbing the peace and lewd and lascivious behavior don't address the issue.<br><br>Brown acknowledges the city doesn't have a serious public nudity problem, but he says police occasionally get calls about someone nude in public.</p> Mon, 05 Aug 2013 17:07:11 +0000 Associated Press 21451 at New Orders Will Help Hutchinson Wind Farm Parts Plant Avoid Further Layoffs <p>Plant officials at Siemens Wind Energy in Hutchinson say new orders will help the company avoid more layoffs for now.</p><p>The plant recently received orders to supply parts for wind farms being built in Southern California and Chile.</p><p>Siemens announced in September that it was cutting 60 percent of its Hutchinson workforce. The layoffs were completed this week, leaving the plant with 150 workers.</p><p>It once had more than 400 employees. Siemens also laid off 570 people at its Fort Madison, Iowa, plant and 62 others around the country.</p> Thu, 15 Nov 2012 14:18:26 +0000 Associated Press 8544 at New Orders Will Help Hutchinson Wind Farm Parts Plant Avoid Further Layoffs Hutchinson Ballots Could Have Dueling Gay Rights Issues <p><span style="color: rgb(85, 85, 85); font-family: 'Trebuchet MS', Arial, sans-serif; line-height: 15px; ">Hutchinson voters in November might face ballot issues that would either repeal gay rights or broaden them.&nbsp;</span></p><p style="padding: 0px; margin-bottom: 16px; border: 0px; outline: 0px; font-family: 'Trebuchet MS', Arial, sans-serif; vertical-align: baseline; color: rgb(85, 85, 85); line-height: 15px; ">In June, the Hutchinson City Council added protections against discrimination in housing and employment for gay, lesbian and bisexual people.</p> Tue, 14 Aug 2012 17:56:12 +0000 Associated Press 4040 at Hutchinson Ballots Could Have Dueling Gay Rights Issues