Jan 13, 2020 5:47 PM

USD 308 to discuss sports complex

Posted Jan 13, 2020 5:47 PM

HUTCHINSON, Kan. - After holding off on the continued renovation of the USD 308 Sports Complex, the Hutchinson USD 308 School Board will go over a revised plan for the soccer fields during tonight’s regular meeting.

The new proposal would lengthen the time schedule for replacing the practice fields saving the district about $72,000. The district is also asking Hutchinson Community College to chip in about $37,000 towards the cost of the renovation. The change will require the school district and the clubs that use the complex to find other avenues for hosting tournaments and games until the work is finished. Hutch Rec and the district have a shared facilities agreement in place with Hutch Rec having access to the sports complex and the school district having free use of Hobart-Detter Field and Fun Valley.

If approved the work on all four fields would begin this spring. Tonight’s USD 308 Board meeting begins at 7 p.m. at the school district offices at 1520 North Plum.

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Cosmosphere announces Apollo 13 celebration

HUTCHINSON, Kan. - It was called a successful failure. The mission of Apollo 13 in April of 1970 saw three astronauts and a group of mission control personnel work for three frantic days to bring them back home after an explosion crippled their spacecraft. The Cosmosphere will continue to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the Apollo moon missions when they celebrate the Apollo 13 mission on April 4th with two events.

Guests slated to appear include astronauts Jim Lovell, Fred Haise, along with Flight Controller Gene Kranz, and many mission control personnel including Gerry Griffin, Milt Windler, John Aaron, Jerry Bostick, Ed Fendell, and Jack Lousma.

The first event will be a panel discussion with the astronauts and members of mission control. The event will be at the Fox Theatre at 1:30 p.m. Tickets are $32 for Cosmosphere members and $45 for non-members.

That evening will be a special black tie event with a pre-gala reception with the Apollo 13 guests which includes a limited photo op in front of the Apollo 13 spacecraft and dinner. A limited number of tickets are available for this event. Tickets are $700 for Cosmosphere members and $800 for non-members.

Tickets to the event will go on sale starting March 4th.