Our Youtube Video Highlight Segment From The Spring Lake Game Is Below. Enjoy. 

Spring Lake Hands C-S 1st Loss Of Season

Mistakes, Tough Laker Defense Key

By Bruce Rolfe

A break here and there and Climax-Scotts could still be undefeated, but the Panthers struggled to convert on drives deep in Spring Lake territory and could not contain the Lakers in the fourth quarter, dropping their first game of the season 28-0 at C-S High School Friday. climax-scotts-sports.php

  C-S' Ethan Simmons (58), Todd Myers (7), Matt Middleton, and a teammate put a big hit on this Spring Lake ball carrier during action Friday at C-S High School. (Photograph by Bruce Rolfe - Property of the Climax Crescent)

   C-S' Evelyn Lamb makes a nice block at the net for C-S during action Thursday at C-S High School against Jackson Christian. The Lady Panthers won the match in 3 games, 25-20, 25-20, 25-11. More volleyball news coming in the October 24, 2014 Climax Crescent. (Photograph by Bruce Rolfe - Property of the Climax Crescent)

Spring Lake Offers Panthers A Chance To Face Stiff Competition With Playoffs Around The Corner

Players Eager To Step Play Up A Notch For Final 2 Regular Season Games

By Bruce Rolfe

Facing a tough, Division 4 Class B school with an enrollment nearly five times than what Climax-Scotts has, can be intimidating, bring challenges, and frustrating.

It may even bring a loss - something Climax-Scotts (7-0) hasn’t had to deal with yet this year. To read rest of story purchase the October 17, 2014 Climax Crescent available October 16 at Quik Stop in Climax, Scotts Country Store and Deli and Scotts Corner Cafe' and Pease Packing in Scotts, the Galesburg Hardings 

 C-S 8th Grade Volleyball Team Takes 1st Place Honors At Portage Central Tournament

The Climax-Scotts 8th grade volleyball team nearly swept its way through the Portage Central 8th Grade B Tournament to capture first place honors last Saturday. To read rest of story purchase the October 17, 2014 Climax Crescent available October 16 at Quik Stop in Climax, Scotts Country Store and Deli and Scotts Corner Cafe' and Pease Packing in Scotts, the Galesburg Hardings 


Offensive Surge Continues For C-S In 69-12 Homecoming Win

Panthers Roll Up Biggest Offensive Output Since 2005

By Bruce Rolfe

The gaudy offensive numbers continued for the Climax-Scotts football team Friday in a 69-12 win over Bellevue at C-S Jr./Sr. High School on homecoming night.

The 69 points scored by C-S equals the 2005 teams’ output in a 69-0 win over Tekonsha.   climax-scotts-sports.php


   Jeremy Scherer outruns this Bellevue player to the goal line for a 36-yard touchdown during second quarter action Friday at C-S High School. (Photograph by Bruce Rolfe – Property of the Climax Crescent)

 

C-S’ Mary Smith is about to put down a kill during action Tuesday at C-S High School against Bellevue. (Photograph by Bruce Rolfe - property of the Climax Crescent) 

Lady Spikers Fall To St. Phil; Down Colon, Bellevue

   After falling to Battle Creek St. Philip in two games at the Harper Creek Tournament last Saturday and suffering an earlier loss in the season to the Tigers, the Climax-Scotts volleyball team got a rematch Tuesday, but the result was the same - a setback in two games at C-S High School.

The Lady Panthers downed Colon (25-4, 25-7) and Bellevue (25-8, 25-15), but dropped a decision to St. Phil, 14-25, 21-25.

St. Phil defeated Bellevue and Colon in two games also.

To read rest of story purchase the October 10, 2014 Climax Crescent available October 9 at Quik Stop in Climax, Scotts Country Store and Deli and Scotts Corner Cafe' and Pease Packing in Scotts, the Galesburg Hardings 

  Jeremy Scherer takes down this Pittsford ball carrier during action Friday at Pittsford. (Photograph by Bruce Rolfe - Property of the Climax Crescent)

Panthers Move To 6-0 With Convincing 44-14 Win Over Pittsford

McNally Scores 4 Touchdowns

By Bruce Rolfe

Something had to give.

With both Climax-Scotts and Pittsford sporting 3-0 league records, Friday’s matchup at Pittsford had all the makings of another classic contest. The winner would enjoy the upper hand for the league title.

But the Panthers overmatched the home team on both sides of the ball to register a convincing 44-14 win. The win also clinched a playoff birth for C-S. climax-scotts-sports.php

 

C-S Student Council Seeking Donations For Projects Planned For The Year

The Climax-Scotts Student Council is seeking monetary donations for expenses acquired to assist with projects the Council oversees during the year.

The Council needs to purchase decorations and snacks for homecoming and winterfest, Tierra’s and the King’s gift for those events, craft items for Santa’s Workshop, red ribbon week giveaways, and teacher appreciation week goodies! 

All money donated goes toward student council sponsored events!  

  Checks can be made out to Climax-Scotts Community Schools- HS Student Council.  

Your donations are GREATLY appreciated!

Lapses Of Sub-Par Play Becoming Shorter For G-A Volleyball Team

Galesburg-Augusta varsity volleyball Coach Scott O’Day knew his team would have their hands full facing No. 2 ranked Schoolcraft Sept. 24, but the Ram coach came away encouraged despite a loss in four games.

O’Day said he’s seeing a reduction in the number of mistakes his team is making and the stretches of play where the team is not performing well, is becoming shorter.

“The bad lulls are getting shorter. That’s real important for us, to realize that if we’re making mistakes and we’re in a lull, that we can fight our way out of it and start to play consistent. We’re getting more consistent. As long as we can keep improving every day we’re going to be in good shape,” said O’Day. To read rest of story purchase the October 3, 2014 Climax Crescent available October 2 at Quik Stop in Climax, Scotts Country Store and Deli and Scotts Corner Cafe' and Pease Packing in Scotts, the Galesburg Hardings 


A Grand Send Off For Retired Galesburg-Charleston Firefighter

Large Gathering At Retirement Open House

By Bruce Rolfe

Flanked by fellow Galesburg-Charleston firefighters, firefighters from neighboring fire departments, family, friends and community members, Doug Smith enjoyed a grand retirement send off at an open house last Sunday at the Galesburg-Charleston Fire Station.

Smith, who served 42 years on the local fire department, received many thank you greetings and well wishes from a large gathering of people that attended the event. To read rest of story purchase the September 26, 2014 Climax Crescent available September 25 at Quik Stop in Climax, Scotts Country Store and Deli and Scotts Corner Cafe' and Pease Packing in Scotts, the Galesburg Hardings 



  Galesburg-Charleston Fire Chief Kevin Roomsberg (left) presents retired firefighter Doug Smith a plaque during a retirement ceremony held Sunday at the Galesburg-Charleston Fire Station. (Photograph by Bruce Rolfe - Property of the Climax Crescent)

 Our YouTube Video Highlight Segment From the North Adams-Jerome game is below - enjoy!.

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. 

Rehabilitating Old Structure In Scotts Brings Back Memories For Hugh Swager

Scotts Man Plans To Restore Old Gas Station 

By Bruce Rolfe

A Scotts man is rehabilitating an old structure in this small town so he can bring a building back to life where many memories were established, while enjoying a location to perform some of his own projects.

Hugh Swager, who grew up in Scotts, remembers the old Days 76 gas station on South 36th Street in Scotts was once the hub where many local residents used to gather or do business, including his family. To read rest of story purchase the October 3, 2014 Climax Crescent available October 2 at Quik Stop in Climax, Scotts Country Store and Deli and Scotts Corner Cafe' and Pease Packing in Scotts, the Galesburg Hardings 


Haunted Hallow In Augusta Sure To Bring Some Fright, Fun For Visitors During 5 Weekends

Over A Half Mile Of At Least 30 Scenes Planned

By Bruce Rolfe

Halloween isn’t until October 31, but there will be plenty of opportunities to “get your scare on” for the next five weekends leading up to the holiday at the Haunted Hallow in Augusta.

The event runs on Fridays and Saturdays, Oct. 3 -31 from 8 p.m. – midnight on the grounds of the Olde World Village, 13215 M-96, located right next to the Barn Theatre in Augusta. To read rest of story purchase the October 3, 2014 Climax Crescent available October 2 at Quik Stop in Climax, Scotts Country Store and Deli and Scotts Corner Cafe' and Pease Packing in Scotts, the Galesburg Hardings 

 

Our YouTube Video Highlight Segment from the Adrian Lenawee Christian Game Is below - Enjoy! 

 

3 Fire Departments Respond To House Fire In Village Of Climax 

  Three local fire departments responded to a house fire at 129 North Main Street in the Village of Climax late Friday night that was contained mostly to a room on the second floor. Firefighters said all occupants and pets got out of the house uninjured.

  Flames could be seen shooting 5-10 yards out of two windows from an upper level bedroom before Climax Township Fire firefighters could begin to knock the blaze down.

  Firefighters quickly moved inside the structure to contain the fire to the upper south-east and north bedrooms.

  Fire departments from Climax Township, Galesburg-Charleston Township and Pavilion Township responded to the scene.

   Climax Township Fire Chief Scott Smith said the homeowner told him the fire apparently started from a candle. An investigation will continue.

  Updates will added to the Climax Crescent web page as they become available.

    Read the September 5, 2014 Climax Crescent to learn more.

   

     The glow of fire that is still present in one upper level room at a home at 129 North Main Street in the Village of Climax is pictured above. (Photograph by Bruce Rolfe - property of the Climax Crescent) 

  A firefighter gets set to enter a burning structure at 129 North Main Street in the Village of Climax. (Photograph by Bruce Rolfe - property of the Climax Crescent)  

    A small flame can be seen in the upper level of this house on 129 North Main Street. (Photograph by Bruce Rolfe - Property of the Climax Crescent).

  A firefighter throws an item out of a window. (Photograph by Bruce Rolfe - Property of the Climax Crescent).

    Above and below, Firefighters house down an area on a house at 129 North Main Street in the Village of Climax. (Photograph by Bruce Rolfe - Property of the Climax Crescent).

  A firefighter pulls siding away from the structure at 129 North Main Street. (Photograph by Bruce Rolfe - Property of the Climax Crescent). 

Our YouTube video highlight segment from the Athens is available below. 

Our YouTube Video Highlight segment from the Rams' season opener is below. Enjoy. 

   Andrew Forrest scored G-A's first touchdown of the new season Thursday in the season opener against Hale. (Photograph by Bruce Rolfe - Property of the Climax Crescent) Purchase this photo without the watermark. Contact the Climax Crescent at 746-4331.

Climax Woman Completes 7,625-Piece Quilt


Connie Dilno Calls Finished Dear Jane Quilt Very Rewarding


By Bruce Rolfe

A veteran quilter who has been quilting since the late 1970s’, Climax resident Connie Dilno isn’t afraid to take on new quilting projects that may bring a challenge or two.

But the longtime Climax resident admits she likely won’t be tackling the type of quilting project she recently completed again.

Dilno completed a 7,625-piece, 97-inch by 97-inch Dear Jane quilt that brought a few challenges, required lots of time and planning, but the determined Climax woman said the completed project was well worth it.

The history of the Dear Jane quilt that has become very popular today with current quilters, goes all the way back to the Civil War period.  To read our 2014 preview on the C-S Varsity football team and Galesburg-Augusta preview, purchase the August 29, 2014 Climax Crescent available August 28 at Quik Stop in Climax, Scotts Country Store and Deli and Scotts Corner Cafe' and Pease Packing in Scotts, the Galesburg Hardings 

From left is Henry Sowles, Kelly Leach and Larry Leach. And Ginger, a regular also at Avalon Farms. 

New Avalon Farms Veggie Barn Is Now Open

By Bruce Rolfe

Avalon Farms has opened a new Veggie Barn at the Avalon Farms complex located at 14302 E OP Ave., Climax, that will offer a more visible location and added convenience for all of its customers.

The new veggie barn, which opened Monday, features an 8’x16’ cooler and 450-square foot retail sales space for walk in sales along with a convenient location for Share of the Farm program customers to pick up their locally grown products. To read rest of story purchase the August 22, 2014 Climax Crescent available August 21 at Quik Stop in Climax, Scotts Country Store and Deli and Scotts Corner Cafe' and Pease Packing in Scotts, the Galesburg Hardings 

 

Pictured above is some of the produce currently being sold at the new veggie barn at Avalon Farms. 

Our YouTube live video segment from Francis Smith's memorable event co-piloting a Stearman Bi-Plane. Video and photos by Bruce Rolfe - Property of Crescent Publishing Co.

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.

G-A Hall Of Fame Welcomes Class Of 2014

   Legendary Coach Bill Maskill visits with one of his former players, Greg Austin, a member of the 1990 G-A High School football team that was inducted into the G-A Sports Hall of Fame Saturday. (Photogray by Bruce Rolfe - Property of the Climax Crescent). Our You Tube video segment from this event will be uploaded soon.  For more photos go to galesburg-augusta-sports.php

Click the YouTube link below and the G-A Sports link above to view video highlight segments from the 2014 G-A Athletic Hall of Fame.  galesburg-augusta-sports.php 

    Coach George McGinnis (right) visits with Bob Adkins at the 2014 G-A High School Sports Hall of Fame ceremony Saturday.  (Photogray by Bruce Rolfe - Property of the Climax Crescent). Our You Tube video segment from this event will be uploaded soon.   For more photos go to galesburg-augusta-sports.php

   The 1990 G-A High School Football team was one of three teams and five individuals welcomed into the G-A Athletic Hall Of Fame during a ceremony Saturday at G-A High School (Photograph by Bruce Rolfe - property of Crescent Publishing Co.). For more photos go to galesburg-augusta-sports.php

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)

Dave’s Bargains In Climax Is  Open

By Bruce Rolfe

Local residents will have a new business to shop for new and inexpensive household and other items at bargain prices next week if plans move forward as planned.

Dave Perry, owner of Dave’s Bargains, 151 South Main Street, Climax (the old school house, township hall and Masonic Lodge), plans to open the new business August 28 from 9 a.m. - 4 p.m.

Perry, who also owns a Dave’s Bargains in Gregory, and plans to open a third store in Homer in October or November, will be open in Climax on Wednesdays and Thursdays from 9 a.m. - 4 p.m. To read rest of story purchase the August 23, 2013 Climax Crescent available August 22 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 

 

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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