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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.

Marcella Jindra - November 23, 2011

Funeral Mass for Marcella Jindra, age 93, of Howells, was Saturday, Nov. 19, 2011, at the St. John’s Nepomucene Catholic Church in Howells. Interment will be in St. Henry’s Catholic Cemetery, rural Howells. Marcella passed away on Monday, Nov. 14, 2011, at the St. Francis Memorial Hospital in West Point.
Minnick Funeral Home in West Point was in charge of arrangements. Relatives and friends can leave online condolences on Marcella’s Book of Memories at
The family suggests memorials to the St. Henry’s Catholic Cemetery rural Howells.
Survivors include children and their families, Leonard and wife Elizabeth Jindra of Norfolk, Elaine and husband Emil Roubal of Howells, LaVaine (Deceased) and her husband Gerald Kassmeier of Snyder, Loretta and husband Larry Severson of Vermillion, S.D., Marlene and husband Randy Rohde of Columbus; 12 grandchildren, 7 step grandchildren, 21 great-grandchildren; 12 step great-grandchildren; 3 great-great-grandchildren and 2 step great-great-grandchildren; sister, Elgina Bures of Dodge; brothers, Lambert and wife Helen Svitak of Norfolk, Raymond Svitak of Norfolk, Vernon Svitak of Mesa, Ariz., Randolph and wife Esther Svitak of Creighton, Edward and wife Mary Svitak of Howells; and sister-in-law, Maryann Svitak of Columbus.

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