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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.

Larry Peterson - November 21, 2012

Larry Kermit Peterson, 76, of West Point, died Saturday, Nov. 17, 2012, at Veteran’s Hospital in Omaha. Funeral services were Wednesday, Nov. 21, 2012, at Grace Lutheran Church in West Point. Rev. Mark Eldal officiated. Burial with military honors were at St. Michael’s Cemetery.
Stokely Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Memorials may be made to the West Point Sportsman’s Club.
Survivors include daughters, Laurena Marr of West Point, Lois (Mark) Niewohner of Lyons, Lisa Christiansen of North Sioux City, S.D., Joanne (Brad) Tuch of Lincoln, and Kae (Kent) Pytlik of Elkhorn; sons, Lawrence (Grace) of West Point, Steven (Deanna) of Bancroft, Joseph of Ceresco, Kermit of West Point and James of West Point; grandchildren, Loren, Vanessa and Abigail Peterson, Sheridan, and Elliot Marr, Justine, Jesse and Jasmine Smidt, Tiffany (Jesse) Raabe, Kimberly and Alex Peterson, Gary and Nate Christiansen, Caitlyn Peterson, Shelby and Everleigh Pytlik; great-grandchildren Mackinnzie Smidt; brother Gail (Wanda) Peterson of Crofton; brothers-in-law, Joseph (Connie) Kaup Jr. of Snyder, Ervin Kaup; sisters-in-law, Monica (Dennis) Tomka of Howells and Anna (Leo) Goeken of Stanton.

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