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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.

Ralph Breitbarth - October 26, 2011

Ralph Albert Breitbarth, 96, of West Point, Nebraska, formerly of Fremont and Pender, passed away on Sunday, Oct. 23, 2011, at the West Point Living Center. Funeral services will be Thursday, Oct. 27, at St. John Lutheran Church in Pender. Rev. Richard Pingel will officiate. Visitation will be Wednesday until 8 p.m. at Munderloh Funeral Home in Pender. Interment will be in the St. John’s Lutheran Church Cemetery in Pender.
Ralph is survived by his wife, Arlie of Fremont; a son, Brian and his wife Donna of Fargo, N.D.; grandchildren, Stephanie Beyer and her husband Chuck and children Brook and Benjamin of St. Michael Minn., Melanie Starin and her husband Jeremy and their daughter Kallie of Big Lake, Minn., Brian Michael Breitbarth and his wife Brianna and their children Kenzie and Ashton of Fargo, N.D. He is also survived by stepchildren, Karen Hoier and her husband Larry of Des Moines, Iowa, Don Pinkley of Lincoln, and Jolene Wieser of Omaha; seven step granddaughters and ten step grandsons; brothers, Harry, Arthur and his wife Oma; and sister Edna Bettenhausen all of West Point; as well as several nieces and nephews.
Memorials are suggested to the St. John’s Lutheran Church of Pender Building Fund.
Munderloh Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

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