Lady Panthers Claim 2 Victories In Opening Action

The Climax-Scotts varsity softball team opened the season on a winning note, claiming two SCAA wins over Pittsford Tuesday at C-S High School, 15-5 in six innings and 19-8 in five innings.

Taylor Macomber earned the win in the opener, allowing five hits, four earned runs, she struck out two and did not issue a walk.

Lydia Swager’s two hits and four RBI led a 14-hit attack.

Alexa Rivera’s six RBI and two-hit effort including a bases clearing triple led C-S in the second game.

Harriett Swager added four hits and Lydia Swager contributed three hits.

Allison Kienast earned the win on the mound, allowing six earned runs, striking out six and walking just one batter. For a complete rundown of C-S Softball, purchase the April 17, 2015 Climax Crescent.


   Lydia Swager's tag on a Pittsford base runner is a little late during the first game of a doubleheader Tuesday at C-S High School. (Photograph by Bruce Rolfe - Property of the Climax Crescent). 

Pitching, Middle of Lineup Strong For Panthers In 2 Victories

Strong pitching and contributions in the middle of the lineup helped the Climax-Scotts varsity baseball team to a pair of SCAA wins over Pittsford Tuesday at C-S High School, 2-0 and 7-0.

Ethan Vosburg (two hits and one RBI), Brandon Haynes (six hits), T.J. Gibson (3 hits, 3 RBI), Cody Campbell (2 hits, 1 RBI) and Adam Audette (2 hits, 2 RBI) enjoyed solid efforts at the plate in the two games batting second through six in the lineup.

Vosburg allowed two hits and struck out 11 in the opener and Adam Audette gave up just one hit in the second game for the 2-2 Panthers.

Complete Panther baseball coverage can be enjoyed by purchasing the April 17 Climax Crescent. 

   Ethan Vosburg piled up 11 strikeouts and gave up just two hits in the first game against Pittsford Tuesday. (Photograph by Bruce Rolfe - Property of the Climax Crescent).  

Climax Village Council Approves Community Garden Idea

By Bruce Rolfe

The Climax Village Council unanimously approved a recommendation by the Create Climax Initiative Committee, to purchase materials to construct four raised beds that will be utilized as community gardens in the village owned well field area in the Snapdragon plat.  To read rest of story purchase the April 10, 2015 Climax Crescent available April 9, 2015 at Quik Stop in Climax, Pease Packing, Scotts, Scotts Country Store and Deli and Scotts Corner Cafe' in Scotts and the Galesburg Hardings Market, or stop by the Crescent 

 

Hometown Recognizes Dallas Froberg For Scoring Accomplishment

C-S Jr. Was Leading Scorer For All Classes In The State

By Bruce Rolfe

The saying, a small town looks out for its own, once again held true this week when the Pride of Scotts placed a message on its electronic marquee congratulating Climax-Scotts junior and Scotts resident Dallas Froberg for scoring the most points among all Class A-D players during the 2014-2015 regular basketball season.  To read rest of story purchase the April 10, 2015 Climax Crescent available April 9, 2015 at Quik Stop in Climax, Pease Packing, Scotts, Scotts Country Store and Deli and Scotts Corner Cafe' in Scotts and the Galesburg Hardings Market, or stop by the Crescent 

Burning Permit Required Before You Burn In Climax Township

A friendly reminder that if you plan to burn brush, you need to call the Climax Township Fire Department in advance for a burning permit.

Climax Township Fire Chief Scott Smith said residents should simply call 746-4664 and leave your name, phone number, what types of items you plan to burn and your address.

There is no cost, but if a Climax Township resident fails to call in advance and the fire department is called to the location, you could face a fine from the Township.

Climax Township residents should also be aware of the winds, and Smith reminds the public it is illegal to burn furniture and mattresses.  

Pennfield’s Pitching Frustrates G-A Twice

  Battle Creek Pennfield enjoyed much more activity on the basepaths and strong pitching in a pair of victories over the Galesburg-Augusta varsity baseball team Tuesday, 5-3 and 17-1.

The big key in the twinbill setback was how Pennfield’s pitching kept G-A off the base paths.

The Rams struck out 21 times and managed to produce just seven hits in the twin bill. For a complete recap of this doubleheader and G-A Baseball, purchase the April 17, 2015 Climax Crescent.

 

   Dylan Whitney delivers a pitch during the first game of a doubleheader against Battle Creek Pennfield Tuesday at G-A High School. (Photograph by Bruce Rolfe - Property of the Climax Crescent).  

Scotts Country Store owner Robert Beardsley is pictured in front of the Chinese Elm stump he had converted into a large, wooden chair in front of his business. (Photograph by Bruce Rolfe - Property of the Climax Crescent)

Tree Goes Down But Scotts Store Owner Finds Use For Stump

Tree Was Oldest Living Chinese Elm In Kalamazoo County

By Bruce Rolfe

There was some sadness in the town of Scotts recently when an old landmark tree that had died in front of the Scotts Country Store had to be cut down, but the remaining six-foot stump from the Chinese Elm will still serve a purpose.   To read rest of story purchase the April 10, 2015 Climax Crescent available April 9, 2015 at Quik Stop in Climax, Pease Packing, Scotts, Scotts Country Store and Deli and Scotts Corner Cafe' in Scotts and the Galesburg Hardings Market, or stop by the Crescent 

Opening Day Brings Appreciation For Alan Trammell 

Former Tiger Great Glad To Be Back In Organization As Special Assistant To The General Manager

By Bruce Rolfe

Alan Trammell had a little extra bounce in his step as he jogged out to shortstop to field some ground balls during batting practice before the Tigers home and season opener against the Minnesota Twins Monday at Comerica Park. The former Tigers great scooped up any ground ball that was hit his way, just like he did when he played shortstop for the Tigers during an illustrious 20-year playing career.

Moments later, Trammell moved near the pitcher’s mound where he threw pitch after pitch to current Tiger hitters in batting practice.

Now the Special Assistant to Tigers General Manager David Dombrowski, Trammell simply enjoys the opportunity to be back on the field. It’s where belongs, it’s where he’s happy at. When Trammell is on a baseball field he said he feels like a “big, little kid at heart”. He felt comfortable on a baseball field during his playing days, and he’s comfortable in a role as a teacher.  To read rest of story purchase the April 10, 2015 Climax Crescent available April 9, 2015 at Quik Stop in Climax, Pease Packing, Scotts, Scotts Country Store and Deli and Scotts Corner Cafe' in Scotts and the Galesburg Hardings Market, or stop by the Crescent 

Alan Trammell throws batting practice before Monday’s home opener at Comerica Park. (Photograph by Bruce Rolfe - property of the Climax Crescent)

Big Turnouts At Climax, Galesburg Easter Egg Hunts

  Easter Egg hunts Saturday in Galesburg (below, left picture), and Climax (Below, right photograph) drew big numbers.  To read rest of story purchase the April 10, 2015 Climax Crescent available April 9, 2015 at Quik Stop in Climax, Pease Packing, Scotts, Scotts Country Store and Deli and Scotts Corner Cafe' in Scotts and the Galesburg Hardings Market, or stop by the Crescent 

Sometimes Color Of Skin Can Bring Misperception

Climax Convenient Store Manager From India, Concerned Misinformation May Be Contributing To Lower Sales

By Bruce Rolfe

When Sunny Singh and his wife moved to the Village of Climax a little over four years ago to manage his uncle’s convenient store, he understood as a young man from another part of the world coming into a small village, there may be some challenges.

Singh has been a U.S. citizen for about three years. Before he came to Climax he managed his uncle’s convenient store in Battle Creek for three years under a Work Visa. He said he is proud to be a U.S. citizen and enjoys living in the Village of Climax.    To read rest of story purchase the April 3, 2015 Climax Crescent available April 2, 2015 at Quik Stop in Climax, Pease Packing, Scotts, Scotts Country Store and Deli and Scotts Corner Cafe' in Scotts and the Galesburg Hardings Market, or stop by the Crescent 

Opening Their Doors In Galesburg For Those Who Need

Galesburg United Methodist Church Is Hub For WIC Program, Food Pantry, Clothes Closet

By Bruce Rolfe

Residents in the area needing assistance obtaining food or clothing items, or receiving assistance through the National and State operated Woman Infants and Children (WIC) program, can enjoy all three of these services under one roof at the Galesburg United Methodist Church.

The Kalamazoo Family Healthy Center WIC office began networking with the Galesburg United Methodist Church in October and have staff at the church the second and fourth Thursday of the month from 9 a.m. - 3:30 p.m., depending on when clients are scheduled.

In addition to opening a location for the WIC program, the Galesburg United Methodist Church Education Building is also the site for the Kalamazoo Loaves & Fishes Galesburg Food Pantry, which is staffed by Galesburg United Methodist Church and Galesburg Congregational United Church of Christ members, as well as volunteers from the community. Methodist Church members, led by Carol McIntosh, operate a Clothes Closet, providing new or gently used clothing to anyone who needs them. To read rest of story purchase the April 3, 2015 Climax Crescent available April 2, 2015 at Quik Stop in Climax, Pease Packing, Scotts, Scotts Country Store and Deli and Scotts Corner Cafe' in Scotts and the Galesburg Hardings Market, or stop by the Crescent 

 

Season Opener Brings 2 Non-League Setbacks For C-S Baseball Team

The Climax-Scotts varsity baseball team opened the new season with a pair of non-league setbacks to Coloma Wednesday at C-S High School, 8-2 and 14-1.

Ethan Vosburg, Brandon Haynes and Cody Campbell, who had a double, collected C-S’ hits in the opener.

Ethan Vosburg suffered the loss on the mound.

C-S managed just one hit in the nightcap, a single by Campbell.

Adam Audette absorbed the loss on the mound in the second game, but one and two-thirds innings of scoreless pitching in relief by Joel Richardson was a highlight for the Panthers.

C-S will be idle until April 14 for a home doubleheader against Pittsford.

 

  Cody Campbell gets set to pounce on this pitch for a double in the season opener against Coloma Wednesday. Coloma won the first game, 8-2. (Photograph by Bruce Rolfe - Property of the Climax Crescent)

   C-S first baseman Adam Audette attempts to scoop up a pick off throw in the dirt during game one action against Coloma Wednesday at C-S (Photograph by Bruce Rolfe - Property of the Climax Crescent) 

 

Couple With Ties To Scotts Participate In Tagging Snowy Owls With Solar Powered Transmitters

Richard And Brenda Keith Part Of Project SNOWstorm

By Bruce Rolfe

A former Scotts resident and her husband who are avid bird enthusiasts and veteran bird banders, recently learned banding and tagging birds can bring new and fascinating experiences.

Richard and Brenda Keith, who have been banding birds for nearly 30 years, recently had the opportunity to participate in one of those rare and new experiences helping place solar powered transmitters onto Snowy Owls as part of Project SNOWstorm.   To read rest of story purchase the March 27, 2015 Climax Crescent available March 26 at Quik Stop in Climax, Pease Packing, Scotts, Scotts Country Store and Deli and Scotts Corner Cafe' in Scotts and the Galesburg Hardings Market, or stop by the Crescent 

Can We Talk?

By Crystal Rolfe

   A very touchy subject that is difficult to share and open up about is the topic of addiction. The dictionary defines addiction as: a compulsive need for and use of a habit-forming substance (as heroin, nicotine, or alcohol) characterized by tolerance and by well-defined physiological symptoms upon withdrawal; persistent compulsive use of a substance known by the user to be harmful. local-news-calendar-of-events.php

 
 

You Can Now Purchase Climax Coffee Beans Online

More Coffee Bean Varieties Will Be Available To Purchase Online Soon; Paying For Your Crescent By Credit Card Online Is Also Available

   Many of you have enjoyed the option of purchasing the Climax Crescent by credit or debit card through our online store below, and now, a limited variety of Climax Coffee beans are now available to purchase through our Climax Coffee web site, www.climaxcoffee.yolasite.com. Either log onto the climax coffee web site or click the Climax Coffee logo below to be linked directly to our coffee sales. Just follow the purchasing instructions.

We will be expanding the varieties available for online purchases through our web site soon.

Meanwhile, the Climax Crescent can now accept credit and debit card payments for current and new subscribers on its web site - www.theclimaxcrescent.com, or at the Crescent office.

  A small additional charge of $1 for a one year subscription and $1.50 for a two-year subscription has been added to offset credit card charges the Crescent absorbs for each transaction. 

  If credit cards are used on the Crescent web site, it is very important that current and new subscribers provide an address so we can credit accounts correctly. It is also important to provide an e-mail address that will remain private in case we need to verify account information.

  The Crescent can also accept credit cards at the Crescent office, however a higher surcharge the the Crescent is charged, will be passed on to the customer for credit card transactions that are keyboarded in by telephone and not swiped through a reader in person.

The Credit card and debit card options is being handled through PayPal. 

 

 HUGE BLOW OUT SALE ON FLORESCENT SIGNS

50¢ EACH OR 10 FOR $4. MIX AND MATCH (See slideshow below for choices)

AVAILABLE AT THE CLIMAX CRESCENT - 150 NORTH MAIN STREET CLIMAX.

CALL 269-746-4331 FOR INFORMATION

 
 

Growing Up Magic

By Crystal Rolfe

    Growing up in the small lake village of Colon, I recall the first time I ever saw a real magic trick. It was during the annual Magic Week in August and I was probably around 3 or 4 years old. My folks, my younger sister, baby brother and I lived in a trailer just across the field from the High School. My dad walked with me up town that day with me struggling to keep up with his wide gate.   local-news-calendar-of-events.php

 

Galesburg Recycle Center Open 1st And 3rd Saturday

The Galesburg Recycle Center, located at the Department of Public Works garage (130 Division) will be open on the first and third Saturdays of each month through September.

The recyling center will be open from 9 a.m. - 2 p.m. The gate will be locked at all other times. 

This service is for City of Galesburg residents only and will be monitored by volunteers. Identification is needed.  

Volunteers are needed and can call Carl Newton at 269-217-3909 for more information about volunteering.

 

BE AWARE OF CARBON MONOXIDE DANGERS

LANSING, Mich. – As temperatures continue to hover around 0 degrees with wind chills at 25 below or colder, citizens are encouraged to be aware of the dangers associated with carbon monoxide poisoning when using alternative heating sources to warm their homes. local-news-calendar-of-events.php

Ray Smith Was Pillar Of Climax 

Former Publisher Of The Climax Crescent Was Dedicated To His Church, Community, Country

By Bruce Rolfe

If there ever was a person you could label as being the ideal citizen, most in Climax and the surrounding area would put Ray Smith in that category.

Ray passed away Tuesday at the age of 94 at the Sterling House Assisted Living Home in Battle Creek where he had been a resident for a brief period of time.

Smith was a pillar of Climax, having grown up in the village he called home for most of his 94 years on this earth.

Visitation for Ray will take place at the Langeland Family Funeral Home, Climax Chapel Monday, November 18 from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. A funeral service will be held Tuesday, November 19 at 11 a.m. at the Climax United Methodist Church with Rev. Glenn Litchfield officiating. Interment will take place Friday, Nov. 22 at 1 p.m. at Fort Custer National Cemetery.

Memorials may be directed to the Climax United Methodist Church or Climax Rotary Club. Memorial Envelopes will be available at the Langeland Family Funeral Home, Climax Chapel.  To read rest of story purchase the November 15, 2013 Climax Crescent available November 14 at Quik Stop in Climax, Scotts Country Store and Deli and Scotts Corner Cafe' and Pease Packing in Scotts and the Galesburg Hardings 

Ruckus At Climax Township Board Meeting

Supervisor Asks Police To Have Citizen Removed, Calls For Backup

By Bruce Rolfe

Tuesday’s regular Climax Township Board meeting started routinely, but shortly before the meeting ended it became quite lively when a Climax Township citizen was asked to leave the room by a Kalamazoo County Sheriff officer and the Climax Township Supervisor called for police backup on his cell phone.To read rest of story purchase the August 16, 2013 Climax Crescent available August 15 at Sinclairs Market and Quik Stop in Climax, Scotts Country Store and Deli and Scotts Corner Cafe' in Scotts and the Galesburg Hardings Market, or stop by the Crescent 

Climax Man Receives Arrest Warrant Following Incident at Township Board Meeting

By Bruce Rolfe

A Climax Township man who was asked to leave the August 13 Climax Township Board meeting by a Kalamazoo County Sheriff Lieutenant, received a warrant for his arrest for disturbing the peace according to the Sheriff’s DepartmentTo read rest of story purchase the October 11, 2013 Climax Crescent available October 10 at Quik Stop in Climax, Scotts Country Store and Deli and Scotts Corner Cafe' and Pease Packing in Scotts and the Galesburg Hardings Market, or at the Crescent 

     Climax Township Supervisor Don Schultz calls the Kalamazoo County Sheriff's Department for backup after an unruly citizen disrupted Tuesday's Township Board meeting. (Photograph by Bruce Rolfe - Property of the Climax Crescent)

 

An Incredible 2-Part Story About A Local Man's Courage And The Challenges His Family Has Faced After He Became Paralyzed From An Automobile Accident



 

When Life Throws A Hardball - Part 1

by Crystal Rolfe

   It’s funny how the older one gets, the more significant and sentimental your childhood years become. Growing up in a small town, under the safety net of family and neighborhood friends who looked out for you and whose lives became intertwined with yours may sound “pollyanna like”, but that feeling of security is what helped us move on when the unfortunate situations of life happened.  And as in most everyone’s life, just when you think you have life under control, life throws you a hardball, and bad, sad, tragic things can happen. local-news-calendar-of-events.php

When Life Throws A Hardball - Part II

 

By Crystal Rolfe

   While composing the second part of this article I am struck by how much easier it was to write the first.  Even though part one was about difficult physical and emotional realities of life, this second half is more about what can happen afterwards which can often be as traumatic. How do I tell you about what has happened without giving all of the details? That is the technical part which has had me frustrated.  But then again, frustration is where Mark & Deb have been living for the last year and a halflocal-news-calendar-of-events.php



 

. We've produced a picture gallary from Greater Galesburg Days. see http://www.theclimaxcrescent.com/picture-gallery.php

 Climax is the site of the First Rural Free Delivery. Pictured below is L. Clark and Willis Lawrence delivering mail.


 

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