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Athena Panas, corrections officer, was recognized with two New Hampshire Department of Corrections’ Team Commendation citation bars for her role in two incidents. She was a member of the First Response Team in a May 2013 attempted suicide and recognized for assisting her fellow officers in a December 2012 incident by helping an inmate who was in need of medical attention.

Jeremiah Totten, corrections corporal, received the Team Commendation citation bar for a December 2012 incident in which an inmate at the New Hampshire State Prison for Men was in need of medical attention.


Brad Ober was named deputy chief of Gilford Fire-Rescue as of Oct. 15. He will continue to serve as chief of the Tilton-Northfield Fire and EMS until then. He was also a long-time member and past chief of the Ashland Fire Department.


Kimberly Johnson was recognized as an outstanding college student living and attending school in New Hampshire. She attends Lakes Region Community College and is a finalist in The Rising Stars Awards, an initiative of Stay Work Play in partnership with New Hampshire Public Radio. The Rising Stars awards event will be held on Oct. 7 in Manchester.


Megan Edmonds, Army Cadet and daughter of Brent Edmonds, graduated from the Army Reserve Officers’ Training Corps Leader’s Training Course at Fort Knox in Kentucky. She is a student at Arizona State University.


Tim Glagden was hired as the first full-time executive director of Bike-Walk Alliance of New Hampshire. He will be in charge of making the alliance a more visible and active force in the bicycling and pedestrian community of the state. The alliance is a nonprofit organization of volunteers that is a resource for safety and education programs for state and local organizations and municipalities. For more information, visit


Danielle Gauthier, daughter of Lesley and Richard Gauthier, was chosen to serve as a Nesbitt-Johnson Writing Center tutor at Hamilton College this year. The Writing Center provides a place where students confer with other students who are trained to discuss writing. The 26 tutors are nominated by faculty members and must demonstrate strong writing skills and relate well to their peers. Gauthier is a junior English and German studies major.

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