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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.

Sophie Ann McGuire - August 03, 2011

Funeral services for Sophie Ann McGuire, 88, of Wisner, were Monday, Aug. 1 at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church in Wisner, with interment in the St. Joseph’s Cemetery. Sophie Ann passed away on Thursday, July 28, 2011 at the Wisner Care Center.
Sophie Ann is survived by her son-in-law Dr. Clark Hehner of Norfolk (husband of deceased daughter Carol Ann) and their son Bill, Mary Kay Uraga of Omaha (and her daughter, Elizabeth Uraga and spouse Shawn Woodman); John “Mick” and wife Brenda of Colo, IA (their children-Annie and Sean, and his daughter Erin Ivankovich, and her children, Isabelle and Delaney); Patricia Shively and husband John of Denver, CO (their children-daughter, Cristin and husband Tom Zimmer; and son-David); Robert “Robby” of Carroll, IA; Jeff of Omaha, NE; Sally Simon and husband Bill of Wichita, KS (her sons-Vincent and Adam Tranello, and step-children-Jake, Stephanie, and Becca); Brad and Mark both of Kansas City, MO. She is also survived by sisters Rita Knust of Huntsville, AL and Lenora Ingraham of El Cajon, CA and sisters-in-law Eileen Bathen of Orlando, FL; Margaret Shannon and Myrt Quinn of Omaha; and Marcie and Betty Wisnieski of Dodge.
The family suggests that memorials be directed to St. Joseph’s Catholic Church’s Building Fund, 1318 Ave. G Wisner, NE 68791.

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