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Glenn Opie

Great Bend High School Activities Office secretary Lana Wolf is already busy making preparations for the induction of GBHS’s Hall of Fame for 2010. She has also heard from a lot of folks making plans to attend.

However, a typo in information distributed about the event is causing some confusion, she said. An e-mail sent out noted the induction banquet and ceremony would be held Feb. 28. That is incorrect. The actual date is Friday, Feb. 18.

The luncheon banquet will take place at the Highland Convention Center and tickets will be available at a later date. The induction ceremony will take place at the basketball game versus Dodge City that evening.

This year’s class includes long-time music teacher Jenny Allford and GBHS grad, local attorney and Argonne Rebel supporter Glenn Opie. Allford was nominated by current GBHS vocal music instructor Susan Stambaugh and Opie was nominated jointly by Jim Heaton, Robert Parrish and Dr. Roger Marshall.

The 2010 class marks the third for the Hall of Fame. Past inductees include: 2008 – John Keller, Jack Kilby and Skip Yowell; and 2009 – Jack Bowman, Sean Murphy, and Tim Weiser.

A committee of administrators, teachers, school board representatives and local residents pick recipients from those nominated. Nominees must be students, teachers or community members who have made a significant contribution to community or country.