BUSINESS REVIEW LITTLE APPLE
May 2019, Volume 15, Issue 5, www.manhattan.org
A publication of the Manhattan Area Chamber of Commerce
Congratulations 2019 Leadership Manhattan graduates
The Leadership Manhattan class of 2019 and alumni gathered at the Bluemont Hotel for awards upon the class’ successful completion of the program. Among festivities at every graduation, the Lyle Butler Distinguished Service award is presented to recognize Leadership Manhattan alumni. Manhattan Area Chamber of Commerce established the Distinguished Service Award to reward pinnacle community service and high qualities of leadership achievement. The name of the award was recently changed to the Lyle Butler Distinguished Leadership Award. 2019 winner Larie Schoap joins the long list of talented members and to earn the award. Schoap is vice president at ESB Financial. She has been in mortgage lending for more than 30 years. April’s graduation ceremony concluded an extensive seven session, four-month program for the 19 graduates of the 2019 class. Sessions ranged from state government to local government, community awareness, education and the Manhattan economy.
Polish your message for B2B Connection
A polished 90-second elevator pitch can do wonders to put your company on the map and in high regard among business peers. Get your 90-second presentation for Business 2 Business Connection ready for this can’t miss event, sponsored by Manhattan Area Chamber of Commerce. On May 23, 11:30 a.m. at the Holiday Inn at the Campus, disseminate your business information to over 80 contacts in a single afternoon.
Mary Vanier presented the Distinguished Leadership Award to Larie Schoap.
Congratulations to the entire Leadership Manhattan Class of 2019!
Contributors to the forum rotate among eight-person tables, and each offers a 1½-minute delivery to increase business connections. Here’s an opportunity to backup that hand-delivered business card in a fast-moving setting, like speed dating for business-minded individuals. Sponsorships are still available; registration required.Visit the Chamber website (Manhattan.org) or call Jane Eyestone (785-776-8829). Holiday Inn (Campus) is located at 1641 Anderson Ave. Table sponsors: Twin Valley, Manhattan Area Technical College, WTC, Ascension Via Christi and Bluemont Hotel.
Over 50 Years Manhattan Mercury Pepsi Cola of Manhattan Sink, Gordon & Associates LLP Public Accountants 41 to 50 Years G&A Real Estate, Inc. Donald E. Rathbone 31 to 40 Years Borck Brothers Clothing Cox Communications K-State Student Union Manhattan Area Technical College Bruce McMillan AIA, Architects P.A. Redbud Estates S&N Design 21 to 30 Years Central Mechanical Construction Co., Inc. Eye Care Associates of Manhattan, P.A. Friends of Sunset Zoo GTM Sportswear Landmark Real Estate N Zone Sportswear Strecker Nelson West Gallery Sunflower Bank Wildcat Fitness & Fun
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15 to 20 Years Central National Bank Michael B. Kearns Don Wissman
10 to 14 Years Ameriprise Financial Services, Inc. Assurance Partners Beach Museum of Art Diamond Roofing Graber & Johnson Law Group, LLC IHOP Kistner’s Flowers North Central-Flint Hills Area Agency on Aging, Inc. Olsson Dixie Roberts Seth Child Commons 5 to 9 Years Candlewood Suites Chick-fil-A Genstler Eye Center Legacy Solutions Insurance Panera Bread PrimeLending RE/MAX Destiny Real Estate Sorell-Iversen Chiropractic Clinic Swims & Sweeps, Inc. 1 to 4 Years Ag Promo Source Alliance Realty CGN Advisors, LLC Enso Discoveries LLC Carol Gadbury Insight Psychological Services, LLC
McElroy’s Inc. Night’s Eagle Security Paramour Coffee, LLC Premier CFO Rock Hills Church Thunderbird Marina and RV Resort Widgets Family Fun
Tallgrass Title 210 N. Fourth St., Suite A 785-456-2779 tallgrasstitleks.com Certified best practices title insurance agency offers multiple methods to order title insurance or schedule a closing. Login to Paperless Closer and fill out Tallgrass’ Online Order Form. Email firstname.lastname@example.org, fax (785-456-8581) completed order or simply call Tallgrass’ office. Oral Surgery Kansas, LC 2004 Clock Tower Pl., Suite 130 785-320-5476 Oralsurgerykansas.com Professional promise to provide patients with ultimate care in oral surgery. Deliver highest quality of technical care and devotion to treat patients with respect, courtesy and compassion.
UPCOMING EVENTS May 1
Military Relations Committee Luncheon 11:30 a.m. – 1 p.m. Hilton Inn at the Campus
First Friday New Member Spotlight 7:30 a.m. – 9 a.m. Chamber Boardroom
Coffee Break Tuesday 9:30 a.m. – 10:30 a.m. The Fellow
Small Business Week: Head Shots 11 a.m. – 5 p.m. Chamber Boardroom
Young Professionals Group Lunch Noon
Small Business Week: Drive Business Results with Google Ads 10:45 a.m. – noon Chamber Boardroom
Business After Hours 5:30 p.m. – 7 p.m. Kaw Valley Rodeo 2317 Tuttle Creek Blvd. Small Business Week: Sweatworking: Green Apple Bike Ride Noon - 1p.m.
B&B Manhattan LLC dba Wine Dive Kitchen 121 S. 4th St. 785-721-2413 Winedivekitchen.com Historic Marshall Theatre Building (Fourth & Houston) location; Two Glass Wine Spectator Award Winner. Owners Brad and Brent Steven opened Wine Dive + Kitchen, September 2017, with coveted cellar space and inventory obtained from 4 Olives Wine Bar. Cellar contains rare selections and great depth in burgundy and Bordeaux wines. Signature plates from Wine Dive's original Best of Award of Excellence-winning location in Wichita. Staples 632 Tuttle Creek Blvd. 785-770-9200 Staples.com Retail office supplies, copy and print
Ribbon Cutting at MamaDeaux's Cajun & Creole Cafe 4:30 p.m. 3033 Anderson Ave.
Young Professionals Summit Geary County Convention Center 8:30 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Coffee Break Tuesday 9:30 a.m. – 10:30 a.m. Ascension Via Christi Hospital
Schurle Signs Inc. 7555 Falcon Rd., Riley 785-832-9897 Schurlesigns.com Schurle Signs Inc. has served Kansas customers and shipped signs nationwide since 1972. The company specializes in electrical advertising and has the equipment and ability to help with any style of sign. Schurle staff offers quality and reliable signs customers can count on.
Good Morning Manhattan! 7:15 a.m. – 8:30 a.m. Four Points by Sheraton
Success in 60: Fostering Connections 11:45 a.m. Chamber Boardroom
Coffee Break Tuesday 9:30 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.
B2B Connection 1 p.m. – 5 p.m. Holiday Inn at the Campus
Coffee Break Tuesday 9:30 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.
Young Professionals Hooray Thursday 5:15 p.m.
full-service center; UPS shipping center.
Furnish by AsterHouse Design 7300 Anderson Ave 785-789-4505 Asterhousedesign.com Unique home goods, livable furniture and personal gifts curated by designers in a vintage gym. Manhattan Medical Group 200 Research Drive 785-560-2120 Manhattanmedgroup.com Physician-owned, multispecialty group with focus to provide comprehensive care for Flint Hills region patients. Specialties include cardiovascular, primary care, urgent care, venous disease treatment and wound care. Clinics include: Heart and Vascular Clinics Vein Clinic of Kansas, MMG Primary Care and MMG Walk-In Clinic. Vein Clinic of Kansas 200 Research Dr. 785-370-0183 veinclinicks.com Treatment for spider veins and varicose veins. The only dedicated, comprehensive vein clinic in the Flint Hills, with clinics in Manhattan and Junction City.
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The mission of the Manhattan Area Chamber of Commerce is to foster a changing environment for business success that enhances the quality of life in our region. We market the region, advocate for business, and provide services to our members and customers. Are you interested in being a member of the Manhattan Area Chamber of Commerce? Give Sharla a call at 776-8829 for more information.
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It’s Third Thursdays Bill Snyder Highway half-marathon finishes on the 50-yard line in downtown
Spring carries positive vibes further into 2019, and along with it, Downtown Manhattan’s Third Thursday gatherings along Poyntz Avenue. The first two events, May 16, and June 20, offer all sorts of activities and regalia from Blue Moose Bar and Grill clear to Yee Haw Country Outfitters. Just think of the possibilities, music in front of Wareham, drinks on the Tallgrass rooftop to overlook all street activities, AJ’s pizza slices and art renderings near Strecker Nelson West Gallery. Downtownmhk.com//thirdthursdays
Pounding the pavement has genuine rewards in terms of fitness and stress-relieving mental health. This year’s Bill Snyder Highway Half-marathon will produce another tangible, excitement-based reward not experienced since the race originated in 2015. Finish at the 50-yard line, where many of Darren Sproles’ spin moves left defensive players grasping at empty air. You may have people giving chase, but not the same as when No. 43 wore purple. On May 25, Manhattan Running Company’s fifth annual race presented by Orthopaedic and Sports Medicine Center, benefits K-State Johnson Cancer Research Center, Shepherd’s Crossing, Snyder Leadership Legacy Fellows and Matt Snyder Foundation for Troubled Youth. The halfmarathon begins at Kansas Highway 177 near I-70 at 7 a.m. Race participants board buses at the stadium beginning at 5 a.m. The course winds through downtown, City Park and KState campus before filtering runners into the stadium’s tunnel entrance. The 5K race starts and finishes at Snyder Stadium with a course on Kimball, Denison and College avenues. Billsnyderhighwayhalf.com
Playground fun for the kiddos Need to dial up the rambunctious quotient in your kids to save the furniture and your dog’s sanity? Yep, dial up the energy and get ’em outside! Blue Earth Plaza is one of 28 great Manhattan public parks. Another great option on your next shopping excursion,
Get Fit in Manhattan! May 4, Walk Kansas 5K for the Fight, 9 a.m. 5K (Chalmers Hall, Johnson Cancer Research Center). Organized by K-State Research & Extension in support of fun fitness and K-State cancer research. cancer.k-state.edu/newsevents/WalkKansas5K.html May 5, Little Apple Pedal Family-friendly bike safety rodeo and 7-mile slow ride on Linear Trail. mhkprd.com/381/Little-Apple-Pedal
Tooth Story playground area in Manhattan Town Center poses fun cartoon characters in a portion of the Manhattan Town Center’s mall area. Oh, the possibilities! Whether poor weather days or simple convenience of a controlled area, this station-based playground is open Monday through Saturday (10 a.m. to 9 p.m.) and Sundays, noon to 6 p.m.
Oh Johnny, you are looking good! Spic-and-span and all polished up, Johnny Kaw is ready to be unveiled to fit within a new plaza area at Manhattan’s City Park. The statue area transformation creates a plaza adorned with limestone seating, LED lighting and specially-enhanced storyboards to recount Johnny’s grandiose prairie tales, courtesy of fundraising efforts from Friends of Johnny Kaw. The new surroundings will be ideal for photos. The “big reveal” is tentatively scheduled in late May with ribbon cutting ceremony and special events located near 11th and Humboldt streets, proximate to the Poyntz Avenue main vantage point. Kaw stories are recounted from Kansas’ early statehood days, relayed as folklore of George Filinger’s creation from the city’s 1955 centennial. Statue construction followed 11 years later at Kaw’s City Park home. Johnny’s newly-constructed plaza celebrates Kansas farmers and tall tales from the Great Kansas Wheat Farmer.
Flint Hills Festival celebrates in Blue earth Plaza Dial up the enthusiasm for the Flint Hills, and let loose with full exuberance during Flint Hills Festival, May 11, at Blue Earth Plaza. This celebration is Flint Hills Discovery Center’s annual observance of our regional ecological pride, which is at the core of the educational experience inside FHDC. This year is the sixth celebration, held on the green-lawn expanse of the park’s spacious offering. Standard admission rates apply for the day’s activities. Music, food trucks and plentiful children’s activities are among the experiences to enjoy at Blue Earth Plaza. Get a taste of the Flint Hills during the annual Flint Hills Festival. Admission also allows entry into Flint Hills Discovery Center, where guests may enjoy “Framed: Step Into Art” and “Storyland: A Trip Through Childhood.” These exhibitions draw to a close on festival weekend, followed May 25, by “Dream With Da Vinci” through summer months. Flinthillsdiscovery.org/381/FlintHills-Festival • Da Vinci was master craftsman, designer, inventor and ultimate renaissance man of the 15th Century. Da Vinci was da man! Celebrated architect, engineer, painter, sculptor and he even delved into anatomy. This exhibition dials children and all visitors into creativity and exploration aspects of Da Vinci’s mind and STEAM challenges: science, technology, engineering, art, math. “Dream With Da Vinci” is a creation of the Curious Kids' Museum in Michigan.
Go Wild for Sunset Zoo’s biggest special event Brisk ticket sales have already begun for Wine in the Wild
(June 1), Sunset Zoo’s biggest
fundraiser presented with focused
efforts from Friends of Sunset Zoo. Two ticket classifications
gain “Wild” visitors access for the evening’s events, to include 90-
minute VIP Reception and general admittance to the park from 7
p.m. to 9 p.m. VIP entry includes exclusive premium wine and gourmet food
Wine and food stations populate the zoo’s South America, Kansas and
Australia trails. Chautauqua Amphitheater resounds with live music from
Santiago Brothers. Each GA guest receives 8-ounce commemorative glass.
Reserve your glass-filled entertainment spots for Sunset Zoo.
Wine in the Wild is presented by Liquid Art Winery and Estate in conjunction
with Nespor’s Wine & Spirits (wine sponsor).
Rise Up for national bread fest activities June 8 Details that involve National Festival of Breads are falling into place
like so many bread crumbs for the June 8, daylong event at Manhattan Conference Center. You’ll see baking demos and get the low-
down on food safety and baking success tips. The sixth biennial
event has been held in Manhattan since 2011.
The overall event features a national amateur bake-off contest to determine
the U.S.’ best from among eight finalists, with four amateur home bakers
and four food bloggers. The event is presented by Kansas Wheat, sponsored by King Arthur Flour and Red Star Yeast. The day’s event includes speakers
and food specialists. Follow along at nationalfestivalofbreads.com and Visit Manhattan/NFOB.
Flint Hills Discovery Center
• Step Into Art through May 12. Immerse your children into different paintings in engaging environment of artwork. Next exhibition: Dream With Da Vinci, premieres May 25. • Ted Cable: Spring Bird Migration, 8 a.m. May 4 (location TBA).
• Flint Hills Festival, 10 a.m. May 11, Blue Earth Plaza activities. Flinthillsdiscovery.org Art Galleries
• An Endless Line, through June 8, Strecker Nelson West Gallery. Snwgallery.com • Picturing Kansas through June 1; Celebrating Heroes: American Mural Studies, through June 19; Beyond Gravity, through Oct. 19; Voices: Art Linking Asia and the West, through Dec. 21. Beach Museum of Art. Beach.k-state.edu • Middle of Everywhere: Architectures of the Kansas Flint Hills, May 4 through May 25. Volland Store, Alma, Kan. (weekends). thevollandstore.com McCain Performance Series
• Neil Berg’s 101 Years of Broadway, 7 p.m. May 19. McCain Auditorium, Kansas State University campus. K-state.edu/mccain Music
• Landshark Music Series at Coco Bolos: Jimmy Lewin and the Kingtones, May 2; Phaetons, May 16; Big Harry & the Back Alley Blues Band, May 30. All shows 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. • Arts in the Park: Kelly Hunt, June 7; JahVelle Rhone, June 14; Artrageous, June 21; GB Leighton, June 28. All performances begin 8 p.m., City Park, Larry Norvell Band Stage. • Country Fest: Milford Lake Concert Series; Mountain Deer Revival Band, Jaron Bell Band, Adam Capps Band and more; May 10-11, Acorns Resort (Junction City). Theater
• Shrek, May 31-June 2, Columbian Theatre. Columbiantheatre.com • West Side Story, May 3-5, Manhattan Arts Center. Manhattanarts.org Special Events
• Third Thursdays at Downtown Manhattan, 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. May 16, Poyntz Avenue shops and restaurants (Next: June 20). Downtownmhk.com/Third-Thursdays • Exploring Wines From Washington, 7 p.m. May 23, Harry’s • Wine in the Wild, 5 p.m. June 1, Sunset Zoo, sunsetzoo.com
May 2019 3
Kansas SBDC Work
Owned Small Businesses 9 AM - 4 PM
Conference Center 3-5 West Side Story 7:30 PM -10 PM 4
Straight Upp Creative
12 Mother's Day At
7:00 PM - 10:00 PM
9:30 AM - 5 PM
Book Talk: A Lost
Little Apple Pedal
12 Iris Day
23 Humanities Kansas
2 PM - 4 PM
1 PM - 4 PM
Plaza West start point
K-State baseball vs.
8 AM - 10 AM
Flint Hills Discovery
6 PM - 9 PM
5:30 PM - 10 PM
Walk Kansas 5K for
Historic Springs and
9 AM - 10:30 AM
Geology of the Flint
15 2019 Glow Ball
16 Barn Quilt 7 PM - 8:30 PM
6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
K-State Kids Garden
16 Landshark Music
23 Exploring Wines From Washington 7 PM Harry's Restaurant 25 Bill Snyder Highway half-marathon/5K 7 AM - 11 A.M. Bill Snyder Family Stadium 30 Landshark Music Series: Big Harry &
10 AM - 10:30 AM
the Back Alley Blues
7 PM - 9 PM
Gardens Visitor Center
7 PM - 9 PM
Track & field: Ward
10-12 K-State baseball vs.
17 Third Thursdays at Downtown Manhattan
Coco Bolos 30 Johnny Kaw Plaza
11 AM - 6 PM
5 PM - 8 PM
RV Christian Track
6 PM, 4PM, 1 PM
18 Kansas State University
5 PM - 7 PM
4-25 Middle of Every where: Architectures
Stadium 10-11 Country Fest!
of the Kansas Flint
Milford Lake Concert
8:30 AM - 8:30 PM
12 PM - 5 PM
The Volland Store 4
2 PM - 4 PM
22 Canvas & Cork Rose
2 PM - 4 PM
Ted Cable: Spring
11 Try DIY
Manhattan Arts Center Bird Migration
Bourbon & Bonnets
shops for Woman-
Acorns Resort 11 Flint Hills Festival
Upcoming Conferences, Sports and Special Events in The Little Apple
Manhattan City Park
Anticipated Attendance Numbers
Kansas Meat Processors Association Annual Convention10
Knights of Columbus State Convention . . . . . . . . . . .1,000
Farm Bureau Financial Services Operations Conference . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .280
Kansas Laboratory Education Association Annual Conference . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .25
KA-MOs RV Campers Group . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .100
Kansas Pest Control Association Master Tech Program .25
Kansas Association of FSA County Office Employees Planning Committee Meeting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .20
Manhattan High School Class of 1974 Reunion . . . . . . .30
Sporting Events 04
Midwest Sports Productions Manhattan Spring Slam . .100
Midwest Sports Productions Wildcat Classic . . . . . . . .100
Manhattan Running Company Bill Snyder Highway Half and 5K . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .450
Special Events 11
Midwest USSSA Aggieville Classic Showcase . . . . . . . .100
Yard Art Classics Car Show
American Heroes Motorcycle Rally . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .100
Manhattan Convention & Visitors Bureau Staff Karen Hibbard, Director firstname.lastname@example.org
Marcia Rozell, Sports/Leisure Sales Manager email@example.com
19 McCain Performance Series: Neil Berg's 101 Years of Broadway
10 AM - 5 PM
7 PM - 9:30 PM
1 PM - 6 PM
Flint Hills Discovery
Stagg Hill Golf Club
Anna Kozak joins Visit Manhattan staff
Tony Ballard, Convention Sales Manager firstname.lastname@example.org
Anna Kozak, Service Coordinator email@example.com
Manhattan CVB Steering Committee
Ben Sigle, Co-Chair
Scott Garrett, Co-Chair
Jason Smith, Chamber
Bud Cox, Restaurant Brad Everett, Hotel Lynn Gentine, Attraction
President Wayne Sloan, Chamber Board Chair
We welcome Anna Kozak as Visit Manhattan Service Coordinator.
Bernie Haney, Attraction
Usha Reddi, Mayor Pro Tem
As a Manhattan-ite, Anna returned to MHK after she and her family
Lowell Kohlmeier, Financial
Eddie Eastes, City of
lived in the Chicago-land area for several years. Anna worked in both the mortgage and title insurance industries. She and her husband also manage a custom wood-carving business out of their home and raise their children, with the anticipation to start a second business in the future.
JJ Kuntz, Hotel
Colin Noble, Hotel
Karen Hibbard, Convention
Kevin Roberts, KSU
& Visitors Bureau Director
Wayne Rouse, Entertainment Danielle Tegtmeier, Attraction
Manhattan Area Chamber of Commerce Little Apple® Business Review
Thursday, May 16 7:15 a.m. - 8:30 a.m. Four Points by Sheraton
Start your day with breakfast and early-morning networking. Coffee and networking begin at 7:15 a.m., followed by breakfast buffet and three speakers who share information about community topics of interests. Reservations are required and can be made online at events.manhattan.org or call 785-776-8829. Cost is $20/member or $25/non-member.
Manhattan Young Professionals group was hosted by Manhattan Meat Market and CommonGround Kansas for a Meat Mingle event in April. Grilling tips were shared by Meat Market owner, Jake Worcester. CommonGround farmers shared how they raise their livestock in Kansas to provide the market with the best possible product. Entry was a donation for the Manhattan Emergency Shelter. Kansas YP Summit is May 10 at Geary County Convention Center. Be sure and register yourself or an employee for a day of learning and connecting with YP’s from all over the state.
We are celebrating YOU during National Small Business Week, May 5-11. Join us for one or all of these events. May 7: Head shots May 8: Success in 60: Drive Business Results with Google Ads May 9: Sweatworking: Green Apple Bike Ride, meet us for a short bike ride and lunch Check out website for specifics, www.manhattan.org.
Hosted by Midwest Concrete Materials in conjunction with Rockhill Real Estate Group, April Business After Hours displayed impressive attendance at Midwest Concrete’s warehouse. Chris Eichman and Cindy Hartwich delivered a touching address in honor of their father, Robert Eichman. Gift certificate prizes came in the form of MCM concrete work and a beautiful pot of purple petunias. A charming, home-themed gift basket was doled out by Rockhill Real Estate. Thanks to Blue Hills Catering’s food spread with sliders and mac-n-cheese bar.
to registration volunteers: Heather Peterson, Architect One; Janet Lowell, Central National Bank; Melody Sexton, Habitat for Humanity; T. Michelle Fell, Blue Cross Blue Shield
Military Relations Committee: Healthcare distinctions for military and private worlds
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The Military Relations Committee April luncheon featured Dr. Bradley Harrison, whose presentation on Military Connected Healthcare – A Private Practice Perspective – explained differences between civilian insurance providers, military insurance or Tricare and government insurance (Medicare and Medicaid).
A military veteran, Dr. Harrison discussed challenges a primary care physician faces to provide quality healthcare and navigate the complicated world of modern insurance coverage. Midwest Dream Car Collection 3007 Anderson Ave. 785-236-5501 Midwestdreamcarcollection.org
In partnership with K-State Military and Veterans Affairs, world renowned dance-movement troop Diavolo brought its Veterans Project to Manhattan for a two-week intensive movement workshop with local veterans to culminate in public performances at McCain Auditorium. Two resulting performances, titled S.O.S. Save Our Souls – Signs of Survival – Strength of Soldiers, gave a modern interpretation of World War I and the effects of war on soldiers. The Diavolo Veterans Project provides art therapy to veterans creating a sense of home, a sense of belonging, and a renewed sense of purpose. The First Infantry Division hosted a Distinguished Service Cross ceremony to honor Sgt. Robert Kenneth Debolt III. Debolt received a Silver Star after saving the lives of two fellow 2nd Battalion, 2nd Infantry Regiment, 3rd Infantry Brigade Combat Team soldiers after an enemy attack more than 10 years ago. U.S. Department of Defense announced in 2018 the award would be upgraded to the nation's second-highest award for valor, the Distinguished Service Cross.
Pawnee Mental Health Services 1558 Hayes Dr. 785-587-4300 Pawnee.org
Tallgrass Title 210 N. Fourth St., Suite A 785-456-2779 Tallgrasstitleks.com
As a result of his actions, then-Private Debolt spent six months in intensive care burn unit at Brooke Army Medical Center, Joint Base San Antonio, where skin grafts repaired third-degree burns that covered his face and neck down through his back. Distinguished Service Cross is the second-highest military award given to a member of the U.S. Army for extreme gallantry and risk of life in actual combat with an armed enemy force. The MRC Luncheon is the annual Combined Victory Week Lunch cohosted with Junction City Military Affairs; Wednesday, June 12, 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m., Riley’s Conference Center at Fort Riley.
Diavolo performance photos courtesy Office of K-state Military and Veterans Affairs.
Debolt Award 1: III Corps Command Sergeant Major Daniel Hendrex, III Corps Commanding General LTG Paul Funk, 1ID Commanding General MG John Kolasheski, SGT Mike Debolt, and MSG Anthony Roszko presenting the award plaque just after the Distinguished Service Cross Ceremony.