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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.

Rita Spenner - May 15, 2013

Funeral services for Rita Spenner, age 84, of West Point, will be on Thursday, May 16, 2013, at 10:30 a.m. at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in West Point. Interment will be in St. Michael’s Cemetery. Visitation will be on Wednesday from 9 a.m. until 4 p.m., with a Guild Rosary at 1:30 p.m., at the Minnick Funeral Home in West Point and will continue at the church after 5:30 p.m. until the time of the vigil service at 7 p.m.
The family suggests memorials be directed to St. Mary’s Catholic Church, St. Michael’s Cemetery and the St. Francis Memorial Hospital Foundation.
Rita passed away on Saturday, May 11, 2013, at the St. Francis Memorial Hospital in West Point.
Survivors include her children, Tom Spenner of Boise, Idaho, Kathleen and husband James Boehringer of Yukon, Okla., Mike and wife Ginny Spenner of Missoula, Mont., Diane and husband Stan Spomer of Elizabeth, Colo., Mark and wife Linda Spenner of West Point, John and wife Ginger Spenner of Bellevue, Bob and wife Carol Spenner of West Point, Elaine and husband Loren Ruskamp of Firth, and Jackie and husband Roger Hansen of Boise, Idaho; grandchildren Adam Spenner, Autumn Spomer, Josh Spomer, Trevor Spenner, Shelby Spenner, April Thomas and son Cayden, Dustin Spenner, Maria and husband Korey Janata, Aaron Spenner, Nicholas Ruskamp, Austin Ruskamp, Mackenzie Ruskamp, Mariah Hansen, and Katie Hansen; brother, Richard and wife Alice Maresh of Dodge; and sister, Mary Ann and husband Louis Bohaboj of Dodge.

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