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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.

Karen J. Petz - November 20, 2013

Funeral services for Karen J. Petz, 62, of Beemer, were held on Wednesday, Nov. 20, 2013, at St. John’s Lutheran Church in Beemer. Interment was in the Beemer Cemetery.
Karen passed away on Saturday, Nov. 16, 2013 at the St. Francis Memorial Hospital in West Point.
Karen is survived by her husband, Quintin Petz, Jr., of Beemer; daughters, Michelle (Ray) and husband Jeff Bartos of Omaha, Stacie (Ray) and husband Steven Thibodeau of Enfield, CT; grandchildren, Kylie Ray, Tyler Thibodeau and Alexander Thibodeau; sisters, Kathy and husband Jerry Pagels of Beemer, Karleen and husband Bill Keith of Canada; brothers-in-law, Chuck Liermann of Beemer, Lyle and wife Cindy Petz of Beemer, Jay and wife Annette Petz of Beemer; sisters-in-law, Lineau Wohlers of Council Bluffs, Iowa, Karen and husband Warren Wesche of West Point; many nieces, nephews and great-nieces and nephews also survive her.

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