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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 Van Buren, Jr. - December 05, 2012

Ralph Van Buren, Jr., 85 years, of Oakland, passed away Thursday, Nov. 29, 2012, at his farm home 1 ½ miles south of Oakland.
Survivors include his wife, Etta of Oakland; nine children including four sons, Lloyd (Patty) of Utica, S.D., Kevin (Frankie) of New Port, Va., Rick (Elma) of Scribner, Larry of Fremont; five daughters, Kathryn Olson (Floyd Munson) of Talmage, Zenith Pawling of Hooper, Velda (Jerry) Godaire of Fremont, Tammy (Merlin) Osborn of Nebraska City, Anneeta Van Buren of Fremont; 16 grandchildren; 28 great-grandchildren; 2 great-great-grandchildren; brothers, Willard of Yutan, and Irvin (Millie) of Norfolk; sisters, Marvella (Bob) Jones of Apple Valley, Calif., Wilma (Franky) Buckles of Lake Havasu, Ariz.
A funeral services was Monday, Dec. 3, 2012, at the First Evangelical Lutheran Church, Oakland. Rev. Mark Eldal officiated. Burial was at the Oakland Cemetery with Military Honors by Ryan VFW Post No. 5543, American Legion Post No. 46.
Memorials may be made to the Oakland Volunteer Fire Department and Rescue Squad.

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