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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.

Wallace Breitbarth - August 14, 2013

Funeral services for Wallace Breitbarth, 92, West Point, will be Friday, Aug. 16, 2013, at 10:30 a.m. at St. John Lutheran Church, rural Pender. Interment will be in the St. John Lutheran Cemetery. Visitation is Thursday from noon until 8 p.m. with the family present from 6 to 8 p.m. at Minnick Funeral Home in West Point. There will be a prayer service at 7:30 p.m.
The family suggests memorials be directed to the St. John Lutheran Church.
Wallace passed away on Sunday, Aug. 11, 2013, at St. Francis Memorial Hospital in West Point.
Survivors include children and spouses, Connee and Gary Reimers of West Point, Roger and Jean Breitbarth of Lincoln, Joy and Doug McArthur of Sarasota, Fla., Dallas and Jacque Breitbarth of Bancroft, Joan and Tom Quinn of Hastings; grandchildren and their families, Brian and Lou Reimers of West Point and children Christopher of Sioux City, Garret and Jacob; Barry and Pam Reimers of Valdosta, Ga. and son Andrew; Kara Breitbarth of Omaha, Jason and Karen Breitbarth of Lincoln and daughter Katelyn; Leah Breitbarth of Nantes, France, Adam and Dani Breitbarth of Huntsville, Ala.; Matthew and Tasha Breitbarth of Pender and children Nathan, Jaxen and Megan; Amy and Derek VanDenTop of Sioux Falls, S.D., Kelsey and Beau Wissing of Hastings and Tyson Quinn of Lincoln; sister, Esther Wascher of Trimont, Minn.
Alvin L. Hunke, 78, of Ft. Collins, Colo., passed away at Medical Center of the Rockies on Friday, Aug. 9, 2013.

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