May 19, 2020 2:54 PM

May Third Thursday Celebrates Active Living; Features Hutch Has Talent

Posted May 19, 2020 2:54 PM

HUTCHINSON, Kan. — Virtual Third Thursdays continue as this month we Celebrate Active Communities and Hutch Has Talent, taking place May 21.

This month features an Interactive Community Walking event. Due to current restrictions, individuals aren’t able to gather for a community walk or group fitness class, but we can get connected in real-time through our Hutch Rec Virtual Radio Station, thanks to Brian Davis with bEpic! Entertainment. Tune in to the Hutch Rec virtual radio station for music and a guided walk with Hutch Rec personal trainer and fitness coordinator Courtney Clennan. The radio link will be shared on the Third Thursday Facebook page and thirdthursdayhutch.com on May 21. Session 1 starts at 5:30 p.m., with Session 2 starting at 6:30 p.m.

May is Bike Month, and we want to celebrate you and your family riding bicycles. Share a pic as you enjoy a bike ride on Thursday, share using #bikewalkhutch to the Third Thursday Instagram and Facebook pages, and you’ll be entered to win a Mophie Powerstation from Nex-Tech Wireless. Individuals also are encouraged to stop by the Nex-Tech Wireless store at 1441 E. 30th Ave, Ste E – right off the northeast trail – throughout the day on May 21 for treats.

The Hutchinson Art Center, Stage 9, Blue Barn Productions, and Hutch Rec have partnered to present Hutch Has Talent. Visit the Third Thursday Facebook page and thirdthursdayhutch.com on May 21 at 6:30 p.m. as we post the Hutch Has Talent video, a compilation of Hutchinson and Reno County talent.

For more information on this month’s Third Thursday, visit Third Thursday Facebook and Instagram pages as well as thirdthursdayhutch.com.

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UPDATED: Injury accident closes portion of US-50 for several hours Tuesday

HUTCHINSON, Kan. — An accident on Highway 50 Tuesday morning sent two people to the hospital.

According to the Reno County Sheriff's Office, at 7:34 a.m. Tuesday, a deputy was dispatched to the 7600 block of East U.S. 50 where 22-year-old Chase Wahquahboshkuk-Kramer of Mayetta was driving a white 2013 Jeep Patriot and passed a 2017 black Honda Accord driven by 42-year-old Elizabeth Touzel of Hutchinson.

The Mayetta woman began driving erratically after passing, crossed the center line and continued into the westbound lane, where she collided head on with a semi. The 2011 semi was driven by 56-year-old Phillip Adams of Orrick, Mo.

Wahquahboshkuk-Kramer’s vehicle then collided with Touzel's vehicle. The semi exited the roadway and ended up in the north ditch. Touzel's vehicle exited the roadway and ended up in the south ditch. Wahquahboshkuk-Kramer's vehicle remained on the roadway.

Wahquahboshkuk-Kramer was wearing her seatbelt. The airbags deployed, and she was trapped in her vehicle. She was airlifted to Wesley Medical Center in Wichita.

Touzel was transported by Reno County EMS to the Hutchinson Regional Medical Center for treatment of her injuries. She was wearing her seat belt at the time of the accident and airbags deployed.

Adams sustained minor injuries and declined treatment by EMS. He was wearing his seat belt at the time of the accident.

Both lanes of U.S. 50 were opened back up around 3 p.m. Tuesday. The accident is still under investigation.