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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.

Soup warms up families during cold winter weather

By Bev Wieler - West Point News Reporter / Shannon Karnopp likes to spend time in her kitchen. With a family of five children she knows the value of cooking at home.
The Karnopp’s kitchen has ample space for her and even for her family to join in on cooking and baking.

“Our kitchen was remodeled about eight years ago,” Shannon said. “We included a double oven which I questioned. Now I couldn’t live without them.”
Cold temperatures seem to kick up the appetite. It isn’t any different for the Karnopp family. Even in the summer keeping five children fed can just about be a full time job.
To help with the expense and to be able to offer fresh foods, the Karnopps garden, growing many of their own vegetables. They put up as much as they can with either canning or freezing. During the growing season they take advantage of eating the fresh produce.
Their garden supplies them with green beans, tomatoes, corn, broccoli, a variety of squash and more.
The Karnopp’s children range in age from 3 to 12. They are just like other children and sometimes they like vegetables but at other times they may balk at eating what is put on the table.
“I have a one bite rule,” Shannon said. “The kids don’t have to eat a helping of a dish, but they have to take one bite to try something.”
Shannon also believes in the health benefits of certain food groups for her growing family.
“I push fruits and vegetables,” she said.
She hopes that the vitamins from those foods will help her family stay healthy. She knows the secret of preparing foods the children like.
“My family is young and I keep meals simple. They seem to eat better when the meal consists of meat with two side dishes."

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