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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.

Marvin Popken - October 30, 2013

Marvin F. Popken, 79 years, of Fremont, went home peacefully to his Lord and Savior Jesus Christ, on Thursday, Oct. 24, 2013, at Nye Legacy in Fremont.
Marvin is survived by his wife, Elsie of 57 years; five children, Kathleen and husband, Cliff Grant of Stanwood, Washington, Karen and husband, Bob Birdwell of Lincoln, Kenneth and wife, Helen Popken of Seoul, South Korea, Kevin and wife, Zoryana Popken of Fremont, and Kristeen and husband, Casey Mitchell of Fremont; and sister, Betty Glodowski of Hooper; and grandchildren, Jess, Wade and Luke Grant, Ryan, Taylor and Grant Birdwell, and John, Grace, Samuel, Caleb and Benjamin Popken.
Funeral services were Monday, Oct. 28, 2013 at Living Word Church, Fremont. Pastors Jackie and Kenneth Hartman and Pastor Elmer Murdoch officiated.
Burial was at Pohocco Lutheran Cemetery south of Fremont.
Memorials are suggested to Step Up To Life and to the Living Word Church.
Moser Memorial Chapel, 2170 N. Somers Ave., Fremont, Nebraska 68025.

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