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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.

Emily Beckman - June 15, 2011

Emily A. Beckman, 84, Omaha, died Saturday, June 11, 2011. A funeral service was Wednesday, June 15, 2011, at St. Patrick’s Catholic Church, Elkhorn. Rev. Chip Borgstadt officiated. Sean Kruger was lector with music by Evelyn Rezac and Michael Willis. Pallbearers were Adam Beckman, Matthew Fierro, Sean Kruger, Peter Hansen, Meghan Fierro, Kelley Kruger and Libby Hansen. Graveside service and interment was at Holy Cross Catholic Cemetery, Beemer.
Survivors include her children, spouses, eight grandchildren and three great-grandchildren; Charles (Richelle) Kelley of Kennard, Amy (John) Fierro, Matt and Meghan of Mesa, Ariz., Patrice (Mark) Kruger, Sean and Kelley of Elkhorn, Drs. Kathleen and Cal Hansen, Peter and Libby of Des Moines, Iowa, Lynn (Bob) Burdge, Cristina, Buck, Tristan, Matthew and Taylor of Collierville, Tenn., and Bob (Chris) Beckman of Beatrice and Adam of Omaha.
Memorial suggestions are to St. Francis Memorial Hospital Foundation, West Point, or Alzheimer’s Association of Omaha.

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