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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.

Eileen Leonard - May 22, 2013

Funeral services for Eileen Leonard, age 87, of West Point, will be held Wednesday, May 29, 2013 at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church in West Point. Interment will be in Mt. Hope Cemetery.
Visitation will be on Tuesday, May 28, 2013 from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the Minnick Funeral Home in West Point and will continue on Wednesday from 9 a.m. until service time at the church.
Minnick Funeral Home in West Point is in charge of arrangements.
Eileen passed away on Friday, May 17, 2013, at the West Point Living Center.
Eileen is survived by her husband, Jack Leonard of West Point; their son, Roger and wife Carma of Clay Center, Kan.; two grandsons, Rustin and wife Kell of Salina, Kan., Ryan of Clay Center, Kan., and one granddaughter, Kimberly and husband, Kevin Robinson, of Lincoln. She is also survived by three great-grandchildren, Izaac, Sydni, and Jaxon Leonard.
Cards can be sent to Jack in care of Roger Leonard, 514 Garfield St., Clay Center, Kan. 67432.

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