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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.

Amber Ernesti - July 17, 2013

Amber Ernesti, 19, of West Point died Wednesday, July 10, 2013, in a one vehicle automobile accident near Wayne.
A funeral Mass was Saturday, July 13, 2013, at St. Mary’s Catholic Church, West Point. Rev. Frank Lordemann officiated. Burial was at St. Aloysius Catholic Cemetery in Aloys.
Memorials are suggested to the Amber Ernesti Scholarship Fund at CharterWest Bank.
Survivors include her parents, Ronnie and Linda Ernesti of West Point; brothers, Adam (Kelsey) Ernesti of West Point and Jacob (Jordan McKay) Ernesti of Beemer; sisters, Crystal (Chad) Marksmeier of West Point and Amy (Russ) Prusa of Clarkson; grandmother, Rose Marie Novak of Howells; special friend Dexter Von Essen of Oakland; uncles, Mark Ernesti of West Point and Joe (Wendy) Novak of Clarkson; aunts, Janice Ernesti of West Point, Lori (Gary) Pickhinke of Howells, and Linette (Keith) Brester of Howells; nephews and nieces, Ethan and Braxton Prusa, Kayliegh, McKenzie, and Addison Marksmeier, and Owen Ernesti.
Stokely Funeral Home, West Point, was in charge of arrangements.

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