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Opie honored as Citizen of the Year

Glenn Opie accepts the 2011 Citizen of the Year Award from Great Bend Chamber Director Jan Peters. The presentation was a surprise to Opie, who thought he was there to speak about the upcoming Jack Kilby celebration.

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A young law school graduate returned to his hometown in 1954. Since then, he’s wrapped his mind and hands around community projects that have helped to advance and shape Great Bend and central Kansas.

For his continual community involvement, local attorney Glenn Opie was named "Citizen of the Year" during the 90th Annual Great Bend Chamber of Commerce and Economic Development Banquet, held Saturday night at the Great Bend Convention Center.

Opie’s latest community project will be completed April 28 when the Jack Kilby Memorial Plaza bronze sculpture is unveiled. The bronze pieces, sculpted by local artist Chet ...

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