Daily Inter Lake:

It’s not easy being a restaurant manager.

The days are filled with dealing with employees and customers, and then you try to get off at a decent time to go home and enjoy your family — and inevitably disaster strikes.

It’s a clogged toilet in the bathroom, or a busload of hungry kids straight from the track meet. Either way you’re going to end up late for dinner.

But every once in a while, all that hard work and dedication to customer service gets rewarded.

Raleigh Flint, general manager of the Columbia Falls Pizza Hut, knows this.

In 1996 he was named manager of the year within High Plains Pizza, the Liberal, Kan.-based franchise company that owns 76 Pizza Huts in the Northwest and middle-South states. He was rewarded with a trip to Cancun. More.

Photo: Brenda Ahearn / Daily Inter Lake.