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S&W Welding still going strong after 30 years
Manufacturing Boot Camp’s goal is to find, train employees
Klitz: Trip to Korean War Memorial ‘super,’ but reception at Omaha made it special
Crowning moment
Always at your side
S&W Welding still going strong after 30 years Wes Schulzkump, left, and Hal Wagner stand beside one of the staples of their S&W Welding business, the Blow Hard Bunk Cleaner. Right at 50 of them are sold each year. The West Point business is marking its 30th year. See more here: S&W
Manufacturing Boot Camp’s goal is to find, train employees Clarence Schmitt had a passion for helping others succeed in school and business. And his desire to help others better their lives  by furthering their education lives on after his death in 2012.
Schmitt’s son, John, helped introduce the Manufacturing Boot Camp last week at a meeting Thursday night at the Nielsen Community Center, West Point, where the classes will meet.
Klitz: Trip to Korean War Memorial ‘super,’ but reception at Omaha made it special Francis Klitz had been to the Korean War Memorial a few years ago while visiting relatives on the East Coast.
He wasn’t going to pass up a second chance, especially when it meant traveling with a few hundred other veterans of that war.
Crowning moment In a program showered with tradition, Guardian Angels Central Catholic elevated to a level never before reached as they captured the Class C-2 state speech title.
The championship, which was captured Friday at the University of Nebraska-Kearney, marks GACC’s first-ever state title in speech.
Always at your side Tradition runs deep for the West Point-Beemer wrestling program. The backbone of that tradition is consistency.
And it’s guys like Jason Redmond who provide that rock-solid foundation thanks to a ton of hard work and dedication.

S&W Welding still going strong after 30 years

A shared interest in tinkering with engines – and racing cars – ignited a friendship more than 40 years ago and just might have been the catalyst for a business partnership that continues today.
S&W Welding, Inc., the business that Hal Wagner and Wes Schulzkump began in a garage in 1984 is still going strong today as it marks its 30th anniversary.


We can fly!

Peter Pan, the boy who wouldn’t grow up, became the cast that wouldn’t give up when it came to flying in the recent West Point Community Theatre production.
Director Debbie Ell had made arrangements to bring in a Hollywood-based, professional rigging company to help Peter Pan, Wendy, and other characters take flight. But the cost associated with doing so, and some other barriers, prevented that from happening.


ID theft, fraud prevention are workshop topics

Three separate workshops that will give tips on how to prevent identity theft and fraud will be presented Tuesday in West Point.
The West Point Chamber of Commerce has been working with the Nebraska Attorney General’s office to present the information.
The three sessions are:


Voters will see fewer names on ballots

Early voters will be the first in Nebraska to note changes affecting this year’s primary ballots.
Most notably, some partisan races will not appear, based on passage of LB 56 in the current legislative session.
Under the new law, Republican and Democratic candidates in certain county races will advance to the general election without appearing on the primary ballot if they are uncontested.
“The change affects partisan races in nearly every county,” Secretary of State John Gale said this week. “In several counties, all of the candidates running for county office will automatically advance. They won’t even appear on the ballot.”


2014 Feeders banquet will be last for Heineman as Governor

The Cuming County Feeders Association’s 2014 banquet April 26 will be the final one that Dave Heineman attends as Governor.
It’s also the final one for Ron Coufal as president of the Feeders Association.
Coufal said this week that the governor plans to attend unless a conflict arises.
This year’s banquet will be held at the Wisner City Auditorium. A prime rib dinner is on the menu, along with speakers from the beef industry and good entertainment.


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