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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.

Elton Rabe - November 13, 2013

Funeral services for Elton Rabe, 85, of Beemer, were held on Tuesday, Nov. 12, at the Zion St. John Lutheran Church, rural Wisner. Interment was in the St. John’s Lutheran Cemetery, rural Beemer.
Elton passed away on Thursday, Nov. 7, 2013, at his home.
Elton is survived by his wife Alice, of Beemer; daughter Jeannie and husband Harlan Horst of St. Joseph, Mo.; granddaughter Jana and husband Clay Fielder of Kansas City, Mo. and children Hayden and Adelyn; grandson Jamin and wife Cheryl Horst of Lincoln; daughter Cherrie and husband Allan Schuetze of Jacksonville, Fla.; grandson Ryan and wife Michelle Petersen of LaVista and children Gracie and Jarek; granddaughter Heather and husband Todd Kreikemeier of West Point and children Zoey and Ian; sister-in-law-Marjorie Rabe of Wisner; and nieces and nephews.
The family suggests that memorials be directed to Zion St. John Lutheran
Church, rural Wisner, and/or St. Francis Hospice-West Point.

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