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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.

Dist. 3 highway meeting next week in SSC

The State Highway Commission and the Nebraska Department of Roads (NDOR) have scheduled a March 28 meeting to be held at 8:30 a.m. in South Sioux City at the Marina Inn,
The State Roads Department Program Hearing for District 3 is the main item on the agenda.
The Highway Construction Program and other State surface transportation issues will be addressed. This hearing is intended to provide a forum for public input.
Representatives of the communities on the U.S. Highway 275 corridor group, including West Point, Beemer and Wisner, are expected to share their concerns about plans for Highway 275.

Legislative forum next week at WSC

The Wayne Area Chamber of Commerce’s Government Affairs Committee has scheduled its annual Legislative Forum for Friday, March 28.
The event will begin at  10:30 a.m. at Gardner Hall on the Wayne State College campus.
A number of state senators representing  Northeast Nebraska districts have been invited.
Questions from the public are taken after brief introductory statements by those in attendance.

Sen. Brasch to hold town hall meetings

District 16 Senator Lydia Brasch will host three town hall meetings in Cuming County Friday to provide an update on bills the legislature is dealing with this session and to discuss other issues that are on the minds of her constituents.  
Sen. Brasch will be at the Bancroft Senior Center from noon until 1:30 p.m. Those wanting to eat should call for reservations, 402-687-2332, before Friday. The Center’s suggested meal donation is $4.50.

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12 candidates woo voters at ‘think tank’ session

Ben Sasse, one of the seven Nebraskans seeking to become the state’s next U.S. Senator, said it wasn’t so much what was said at Sunday’s candidate forum that was important, it was what the candidates heard.
And they heard a lot, on issues ranging from cuts in defense spending to immigration laws to job creation, government’s over-regulation, and more.

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Regional economic development is goal of SET

Regardless of how rural life is portrayed, young families won’t return to Northeast Nebraska without good jobs. But as vital as jobs are, creating and retaining them is becoming increasingly harder to do.
The game is changing and trends indicate that economic development progress is now more likely to be realized when large and small rural counties work together.

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