I would like to thank the many people from the past and present who have made a positive impact on the Manteuffel family.

Nineteen years ago, I brought my family back to Hays so I could teach music at my beloved alma mater Hays High. This turned out to be one of the best decisions of my life. We have truly been blessed with wonderful and talented students, very supportive parents and colleagues who are second to none.

Since my resignation as the Hays High School director of bands, there has been an outpouring of support for me and my wife, Paula. We would like to thank everyone for your cards, messages, emails and phone calls. Your caring words have helped us with this emotional time, and we leave Hays with a myriad of wonderful memories and friends.

Thank you from the bottom of my heart.

Craig Manteuffel,