June 14, 2013
Hutchinson officials have agreed to rename their community Smallville for one day in a nod to its claim as boyhood home of one of the world's most recognizable superheros.
But while many agree that Superman's hometown is somewhere in Kansas, The Kansas City Star reports there's no consensus that Smallville is in the south-central part of the state. Some fans think Smallville is west of Salina, while others are pretty sure its southwest of Lawrence.
The new Superman movie, "Man of Steel," opens Friday. It shows Clark Kent watching a University of Kansas football game on TV and being quizzed as a boy about Sunflower State history.
Hutchinson's name change happens June 21, the day Clark Kent is inducted into the Kansas Hall of Fame.