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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.

Doris Bartling - September 07, 2011

Doris Delores Bartling was born to Paul and Elsie (Murphy) Johnson on April 3, 1926, south of Macy. She passed away Aug. 30, 2011, at Fountain Springs Healthcare in Rapid City, S.D., after a lingering illness due to a broken pelvis.
Memorial services were Wednesday Sept. 7, 2011, at Bethlehem Lutheran Church, Rapid City. Pastor Josh Jones officiated. A second service will be Friday, Sept. 9, 2011, at Light of the World Gospel Ministries, Main Street, Decatur, with Pastor Paul Malcomson officiating. Interment will be at the Hillcrest Cemetery, Decatur.
Survivors include one son and daughter-in-law, Edward ‘Dow’ and LaDonna Bartling, Rapid City; one daughter and son-in-law, Elizabeth Jane and Steven Smidt, West Point; one brother and sister-in-law, Emmett and Shirley Johnson, Decatur; three grandchildren, Aryn Smidt, Alicia Jones, Justin Bartling Martinez and one great-grandchild, Sophia Jones.
A memorial has been established to benefit Clothe-A-Kid thru Love, Inc., of the Black Hills and/or Disabled American Veterans in memory of Doris.
Behrens-Wilson Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements and condolences may be conveyed to the family at

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