Pittsford Downs Lady Panthers In SCAA Battle Of Heavyweights

By Bruce Rolfe

Climax-Scotts kept delivering punches all four quarters, but Pittsford landed the knockout blow with a big fourth quarter in Monday’s 61-43 win over the Lady Panthers at Climax-Scotts High School between two SCAA heavyweights.  climax-scotts-sports.php 

Brenna Tutt looks to pass inside during action Monday against Pittsford at C-S High School. (Photograph by Bruce Rolfe - Property of the Climax Crescent). 

Lady Panthers Take Charge In Second Hall In 47-32 Win

By Bruce Rolfe

Battle Creek St. Philip did a good job slowing down Climax-Scotts’ Taylor and Sydney Macomber, but in the end, the twins and their teammates were too much for the Tigers in a 47-32 Lady Panther win Friday night at the Tiger Den. climax-scotts-sports.php

Panthers Hold Off Tiger Rally In 4th Quarter

By Bruce Rolfe

In one of the most exciting fourth quarters of the season so far for Climax-Scotts, the Panthers were able to hold off Battle Creek St. Philip Friday at the Tiger Den, 73-68. climax-scotts-sports.php

  C-S' Madison Nabozny (21) and Brenna Tutt (4) battle this Battle Creek St. Philip player for a rebound during action Friday at Battle Creek St. Philip. (Photograph by Bruce Rolfe - Property of the Climax Crescent)

3 G-A Seniors Hope To Secure $1000 Grant With Video Project

By Bruce Rolfe

Three Galesburg-Augusta High School seniors are attempting to secure a $1000 grant for their school through a video competition offered through the Greg Jennings Foundation.

Seniors Sinque Ezbenko, Nate Wilson and Carter Way are attempting to demonstrate how great Galesburg-Augusta is by filming activities at and around G-A High School and the community to enter into the Greg Jennings Foundation “What Makes Our School Great” competition.  For rest of story and more local news pick up our January 29, 2016 Climax Crescent available January 28, 2016 at Quik Stop in Climax, Bowman's BBQ & Meat Market in Climax, Scotts Country Store and Deli and Scotts Corner Cafe' in Scotts and the Galesburg Hardings Market, or stop by the Crescent 

Lady Panthers Hope To Step Up Play In Second Half

Rivalry Game At St. Phil Is Tonight

By Bruce Rolfe

While the first half of the regular season brought 10 wins and just one loss, there were some areas the Climax-Scotts girls varsity basketball team realize needs to be corrected before the post season begins.

The Panthers looked like a team that was eager to take their game to the next level in the second half of the season with an impressive 55-51 win over No.7-ranked St. Joseph Michigan Lutheran.

The Lady Panthers take an 11-1 overall record and six-game winning streak into their prime rivalry game tonight at Battle Creek St. Philip. For rest of story and more local news pick up our January 29, 2016 Climax Crescent available January 28, 2016 at Quik Stop in Climax, Bowman's BBQ & Meat Market in Climax, Scotts Country Store and Deli and Scotts Corner Cafe' in Scotts and the Galesburg Hardings Market, or stop by the Crescent 


 

  Climax-Scotts' Riley Boomershine (30) goes up high over a Battle Creek St. Philip player during action Friday at Battle Creek St. Philip. (Photograph by Bruce Rolfe - Property of the Climax Crescent)

G-A Girls Win Huge Game Over Hackett In Overtime

The Galesburg-Augusta girls’ varsity basketball team dug down and handed Kalamazoo Hackett its first loss of the season Friday, 43-39 in overtime.

Hackett entered the game with an 11-0 record, while G-A improves to 9-4 with the win and 5-2 in the divisiongalesburg-augusta-sports.php

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Rivalry Game With St. Philip Always Leaves C-S Boys Seeing Red

Teams Clash Tonight At St. Phil

By Bruce Rolfe

Similar to Pittsford is on the football field for Climax-Scotts, there’s also been a fierce rivalry on the hardwood for the Panther basketball team with Battle Creek St. Philip the last several years.

The two SCAA rivals clash once again tonight for the first of two regular season meetings at Battle Creek St. Philip in a doubleheader with the girls teams starting the fun at 6 p.m.

When these two schools meet the stands are typically packed and the air is filled with heightened enthusiasm levels.

The last six years have brought some real thrilling games, including a few that have determined who advances in the postseason and who does not. There have also been games that have determined the outcome of the SCAA division championship.  For rest of story and more local news pick up our January 29, 2016 Climax Crescent available January 28, 2016 at Quik Stop in Climax, Bowman's BBQ & Meat Market in Climax, Scotts Country Store and Deli and Scotts Corner Cafe' in Scotts and the Galesburg Hardings Market, or stop by the Crescent 


G-A Girls Hope To Demonstrate They Are An Upper Tier Team Tonight Against Undefeated Hackett At Home

By Bruce Rolfe

The Galesburg-Augusta girls’ varsity basketball team realizes they face a tall task tonight in a home tilt with undefeated Kalamazoo Hackett (11-0).

But the 8-4 Lady Rams also know they are capable of playing good basketball and hope to demonstrate they too, are an upper tier team in the SAC Valley Division.  For rest of story and more local news pick up our January 29, 2016 Climax Crescent available January 28, 2016 at Quik Stop in Climax, Bowman's BBQ & Meat Market in Climax, Scotts Country Store and Deli and Scotts Corner Cafe' in Scotts and the Galesburg Hardings Market, or stop by the Crescent 


Tightening Up Defense Will Be Immediate Focus For G-A Boys Basketball Team

Rams Bounce Back With 45-35 Win Over Bloomingdale

By Bruce Rolfe

Too many open looks and stretches of big runs by opponents lately has put Galesburg-Augusta boys varsity basketball Coach Cory Schug in a position to utilize practice time this week working on shoring up the defense.  For rest of story and more local news pick up our January 29, 2016 Climax Crescent available January 28, 2016 at Quik Stop in Climax, Bowman's BBQ & Meat Market in Climax, Scotts Country Store and Deli and Scotts Corner Cafe' in Scotts and the Galesburg Hardings Market, or stop by the Crescent 

 

Hall Of Fame At G-A Welcomes 2 Teams, 3 Individuals 

  The 2008 Ram softball team was KVA and Division 3 State Champions. (Photograph by Bruce Rolfe - Property of the Climax Crescent)

   The 1970 G-A boys tennis team was KVA, Regional and Class C -D State Champions (Photograph by Bruce Rolfe - Property of the Climax Crescent)

   Tom Dieterman ranks 2nd in career rushing at G-A with 2190 yards. He was a starting halfback on the 1966 and 1967 G-A teams that went undefeated and won KVA and Class C state championships (Photograph by Bruce Rolfe - Property of the Climax Crescent)

  Steve Howes left his mark at G-A on the wrestling mat. His highlight was his junior year when he was KVA champion, regional champion and  state champion. He finished his career with a 137-26 record. (Photograph by Bruce Rolfe - Property of the Climax Crescent)

 Galesburg-Augusta 2016 Hall Of Fame Night Reception & Introductions Video

A New Era In Climax Begins

Bowman’s BBQ & Meat Market Now Open

By Bruce Rolfe

The wait is finally over.

After delays and anticipation by local residents who often inquired when their new store would open, Frank and Sue Bowman opened Bowman’s BBQ & Meat Market Monday to a steady traffic of appreciative customers.

The old Sinclair’s Market grocery store had sat idle since August 24, 2013, when owners Mark and Ann Sinclair retired and closed the doors.

Owners Frank and Sue Bowman of Climax, purchased the building from the Sinclairs in January, 2015 and immediately started the lengthy process of renovating the store to tailor their vision of offering multiple services under one roof.   For rest of story and more local news pick up our December 18, 2015 Climax Crescent available December 17, 2015 at 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 

From left, Carol, Shawn and Chuck Betz enjoy something to eat at Bowman’s BBQ and Meat Market Monday when the Bowman’s opened the new store in Climax. (Property of the Climax Crescent)

 

 

 Bret Stephenson earned 8 varsity letters with 4 in basketball and 4 in baseball. Bret's career stats in basketball placed him 23rd in the state in free throws made with 337, 19th in the state with 869 rebounds, and 19th in the state with 200 blocked shots. (Photograph by Bruce Rolfe - Property of the Climax Crescent)

 Dale Martin was emcee of the Hall of Fame program and has been a big contributor towards the success of the Hall of Fame ceremony. (Photograph by Bruce Rolfe - Property of the Climax Crescent) 

Vandals Cut Lights On Christmas Tree, Wreath In Village Of Climax

Surveillance Video Will Be Reviewed, Reward Offered

The grinch has arrived in Climax.

At least that’s how it feels after it was discovered vandals cut five Christmas light strands on the community Christmas tree in the Village Park and a strand of lights on a wreath hanging on Lawrence Memorial Library.

Climax Village Council President Terry Strong said a $50 reward will be offered for the arrest and conviction of the individual(s) responsible for the troublesome activity.

Strong adds the Village owned surveillance camera that is aimed into the Village Park will be reviewed.

He adds a police report has been filed and police have been offered to review the  surveillance camera footage.

  Call Village President Terry Strong at 929-4504 or leave a message at the Climax Village Hall at 746-4174 if you have any information about this act of vandalism.  For rest of story and more local news pick up our December 18, 2015 Climax Crescent available December 17, 2015 at 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 

 

 

 

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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.

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 

 
 

 

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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