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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.

Ken Kohl - July 06, 2011

Ken G. Kohl, 66, of Central City, died Monday, July 4, 2011, at the Veterans Medical Center in Grand Island. Funeral services will be Thursday, July 7, 2011, at 10 a.m. at Wagner Funeral Home in Central City with Rev. Lonnie Logan officiating. Burial will be in Burke Cemetery near Central City. American Legion Lone Tree Post #6 will perform Military rites. Visitation will be Wednesday, July 6, from 5 to 8 p.m. at the funeral home. The family requests casual dress.
Survivors left to cherish his memory include his wife, Carolyn Kohl of Central City; daughter and son-in-law, Mechell and Matt Djernes, and son and daughters-in-law, Scott and Maria Kohl and Michelle Kohl all of Central City; nine grandchildren, Lakin, Colton, Allison, Dillon, Josh (Amanda), Ashly, Toby, Zack, and Andrew; two great-grandchildren, Brady and Bronson; his mother, Marcella (Russ) Mowinkle of Beemer; four sisters, Diane Lemieux of Council Bluffs, Iowa, Patty Chudomelka of Council Bluffs, Iowa, Nancy (Dennis) Gatzemeyer of Bancroft, and Judy (Darrell) Fuhr of Leigh; a brother-in-law, Paul Reppert of West Point; two sisters-in-law, Vickie (Dave) Thomas of Central City, and Linda Lambert of Hordville; and two brothers-in-law, Ed (Dixie) Lovejoy of Hordville and Randy (Nancy) Lovejoy of Winters, Calif., and numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.
Memorials are suggested to the family to be given to the Grand Island Veterans Medical Center and condolences can be sent to them at

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