Late Comeback Win For 

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Vickery's 90-Yard Interception Return For Touchdown Is Difference In 20-8 Win


By Bruce Rolfe

    Climax-Scotts varsity football coach Kevin Langs felt it was important for his team to be pushed after winning its first four games by lopsided scores.

    The Panthers were pushed and challenged most of the game by Bark River-Harris almost to the point of suffering their first loss of the season, but C-S dug down and found a way to pull out a 20-8 win Saturday at Petoskey's beautiful new football stadium in the "Battle Under The Bridge". climax-scotts-sports.php

   Noah Eshuis (11) and David Elenga (33) take down this Bark River-Harris ball carrier with Jake Lane moving in to assist during action Saturday in Petoskey. (Photograph by Bruce Rolfe - Property of the Climax Crescent)
Eshuis Brothers Enjoy Opportunity To Play In Same Game Together

By Bruce Rolfe
While it’s certainly happened before at Climax-Scotts, it remains special when two brothers have the opportunity to play in the same game together like Noah and Cole Eshuis did last Friday at North Adams-Jerome.
Cole was called up for the game due to injuries that sidelined James Behlke and Jason Myers.For rest of story and more local news pick up our September 23, 2016 Climax Crescent available September 22, 2016 at Quik Stop in Climax, and Bowman's BBQ 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 Tennis Team Has Balanced Effort In Win Over Coloma

The Galesburg-Augusta boys tennis team traveled to Coloma on Tuesday afternoon and brought back a 7-1 victory. 
Andrew Buller, Cameron Wing, Gavin Miller, and Tyler Fleck all were victorious in singles action. They lost just six games total combined in their matches. Zack Nantz and Nick Spencer, Markus Lamphear and Toby Lear, and Caleb Lear and Jonah Fleck all won by default in doubles play.
The Rams are now at 3-3-3 on the season and face KVA leader Kalamazoo Christian on the road September 22 at 4:30 p.m. before playing at Battle Creek Pennfield September 27 at 4:30 p.m.
   Note: The flyer below advertising the conference tournament that will be played at G-A October 1 was designed by sophomore Gavin Miller.

Huge Offensive Surge Lifts C-S Over North Adams-Jerome 63-0

By Bruce Rolfe
   The Climax-Scotts varsity football team ran for over 500 yards rushing for the second straight Friday and enjoyed its season high in points scored with a 63-0 win over North Adams-Jerome on the road.
   C-S, now 4-0, finished with 518 yards rushing, with sophomore Cole Eshuis’ 160 yards on five carries leading the way. 
   Adam Schantz had 119 yards on five carries and Nathan Vickery added 105 yards on eight carries.
   Schantz scored three touchdowns, including runs of 55, 44 and eight yards, Cole Eshuis, who scored on runs of 67 and 51 yards, had two touchdowns, and Noah Eshuis and Vickery also scored two touchdowns apiece.
   The Panthers will return to action next Saturday for a 3 p.m. matinee game at Petoskey against Bark River-Harris.
   More to follow including video game highlights from Friday at North Adams.
Veteran Golfers, First Time Participants Continue To Find Pasture Stampede Fundraiser Entertaining

By Bruce Rolfe
The setting has remained the same for 13 years. Jerry Perrin leads the cattle into the pasture on a four-wheeler. His son, Robb Perrin, starts the event with a shot gun blast, and the golfers head out in golf carts to a large cow pasture that has been converted into a 6,900-yard, par 72 paint can big hole golf course.  For rest of story and more local news pick up our September 9, 2016 Climax Crescent available September 8, 2016 at Quik Stop in Climax, and Bowman's BBQ in Climax, Scotts Country Store and Deli and Scotts Corner Cafe' in Scotts and the Galesburg Hardings Market, or stop by the Crescent  

   C-S' Zenna Soule tips the ball back over the net during the Colon match Tuesday. (Photograph by Bruce Rolfe - Property of the Climax Crescent)
Lady Panthers Earn 2 Wins; Still Can’t Solve St. Philip

By Bruce Rolfe
After enjoying wins over Colon and Bellevue, the Climax-Scotts varsity volleyball team could not solve Battle Creek St. Philip Tuesday in a quad at C-S Jr./Sr. High School, extending a streak of frustration against their long time SCAA rivals.
C-S downed Colon 25-18, 25-15 and Bellevue 25-12, 25-15, before falling to the Lady Tigers 10-25, 12-25. For rest of story and more local news pick up our September 9, 2016 Climax Crescent available September 8, 2016 at Quik Stop in Climax, and Bowman's BBQ in Climax, Scotts Country Store and Deli and Scotts Corner Cafe' in Scotts and the Galesburg Hardings Market, or stop by the Crescent  
Our Video Highlight Segment from the Colon game with coach Langs, and player interviews is below.
C-S Offense Continues To Impress

Panthers Explode For 58-3 Win Over Colon

By Bruce Rolfe
   The Climax-Scotts varsity football team followed up an impressive 48-14 win over Michigan Center last Friday with another offensive blitzkrieg in the home opener, this one a 58-3 SCAA victory over Colon. climax-scotts-sports.php
    Tyler Warner takes this Magi ball carrier down near the Panther sideline during Friday's home opener at C-S Jr./Sr. High School. (Photograph by Bruce Rolfe - Property of the Climax Crescent)
Rams Continue Offensive Surge In 36-8 Win Over Bloomingdale 

By Bruce Rolfe
  The Galesburg-Augusta varsity football team continued a strong offensive surge by pinning a 36-8 win over Bloomingdale Thursday at Bloomingdale.
  G-A, coming off a season opening 54-20 win over Eau Claire, moves to 2-0 and has won four straight games dating back to last year.   galesburg-augusta-sports.php
   Michael Drobny (50) and Devon Pickett (72) take down this Bloomingdale ball carrier during action Sept. 1 at Bloomingdlae. (Photograph by Bruce Rolfe - Property of the Climax Crescent). Purchase by calling 746-4331.
Blocked Off Door At Scotts Country Store Entrance Turns Colorful

A white board that covers up the South entrance of the Scotts Country Store after a driver accidently drove a truck through the door, has taken on a colorful look.  For rest of story and more local news pick up our August 26, 2016 Climax Crescent available August 25, 2016 at Quik Stop in Climax, and Bowman's BBQ in Climax, Scotts Country Store and Deli and Scotts Corner Cafe' in Scotts and the Galesburg Hardings Market, or stop by the Crescent 
It Could Have Been Much Worse

Scotts Store Owner, Employee Amazed Nobody Was Injured When Truck Came Crashing Through Door; Community Came Forward Immediately To Help With Cleanup Effort

By Bruce Rolfe
After Scotts Country Store owner Robert Beardsley took a few days to process what could have happened after the driver of a pickup truck accidently crashed through the Norscot entrance to his store July 20 with customers and employees inside, it leaves him amazed and very thankful no one got hurt.  For rest of story and more local news pick up our July 29, 2016 Climax Crescent available July 28, 2016 at Quik Stop in Climax, and Bowman's BBQ in Climax, Scotts Country Store and Deli and Scotts Corner Cafe' in Scotts and the Galesburg Hardings Market, or stop by the Crescent 
More Surveillance Camera Options Could Be Pursued By Climax Village Council

Council Approves Tractor Purchase For DPW

By Bruce Rolfe
The Climax Village Council approved the purchase of a new compact utility tractor to replace an older model that has required some costly repairs recently and discussed possible options to improve the performance of the surveillance camera system in the Village. For rest of story and more local news pick up our September 23, 2016 Climax Crescent available September 22, 2016 at Quik Stop in Climax, and Bowman's BBQ in Climax, Scotts Country Store and Deli and Scotts Corner Cafe' in Scotts and the Galesburg Hardings Market, or stop by the Crescent  

Next 2 Weeks Should Bring More Challenge And Panthers Embrace It

Players Look Foward To Trip To Petoskey For Game Against Bark River-Harris Saturday

By Bruce Rolfe
The Climax-Scotts varsity football team isn’t complaining about its 4-0 start by any means.
But they will be quick to note they have only been pushed for a first half against Michigan Center in the opener and for small segments in games against Adrian Lenawee Christian and Colon.
The Panthers expect that to change starting Saturday when C-S travels to Petoskey for a neutral site contest against Bark River-Harris (2-2) followed by a game at SCAA rival Pittsford (2-2) September 30. For rest of story and more local news pick up our September 23, 2016 Climax Crescent available September 22, 2016 at Quik Stop in Climax, and Bowman's BBQ in Climax, Scotts Country Store and Deli and Scotts Corner Cafe' in Scotts and the Galesburg Hardings Market, or stop by the Crescent  
C-S Spikers Fall In 3 Games At Adrian Lenaween Christian

In a match that was added to the schedule last week, the Panthers dropped a SCAA contest to Adrian Lenawee Christian on the road Tuesday in three games, 17-25, 15-25, 20-25.
The setback drops C-S’ overall record to 25-24 and league mark to 10-9-3.
Zenna Soule had seven kills, Peyton Nabozny had 10 assists, Mckenzie Hennessy had 10 digs and Zenna Soule added eight digs.
The team will be idle until a September 27 road match at Hillsdale Academy, at 5  p.m.
Oil Leak Reported Near Rig In Climax Township

By Bruce Rolfe
The Climax Township fire department responded to two calls to oil well locations in Climax Township on R Avenue in August, including one for an oil leak that resulted in 65 barrels of oil being unaccounted for by the oil company overseeing the drilling process according to the Climax Township Fire Chief. 
According to reference.com, a single barrel of crude oil is equivalent to 42 gallons, meaning approximately 2,730 gallons of oil leaked out. For rest of story and more local news pick up our September 16, 2016 Climax Crescent available September 15, 2016 at Quik Stop in Climax, and Bowman's BBQ in Climax, Scotts Country Store and Deli and Scotts Corner Cafe' in Scotts and the Galesburg Hardings Market, or stop by the Crescent  
Bowman’s Welcomes Cody Leversee as Newest Member Of Team

C-S Graduate Will Be Kitchen Manager At Climax Restaurant

By Bruce Rolfe
Cody Leversee has had a desire to own and operate a restaurant since he graduated from Climax-Scotts High School in 2015. 
The C-S graduate is enjoying a great opportunity to secure some experience in the industry at Bowman’s BBQ Meat Market and Restaurant in Climax as the new kitchen manager. For rest of story and more local news pick up our September 16, 2016 Climax Crescent available September 15, 2016 at Quik Stop in Climax, and Bowman's BBQ in Climax, Scotts Country Store and Deli and Scotts Corner Cafe' in Scotts and the Galesburg Hardings Market, or stop by the Crescent  
9-11 Stair Climb Is Somber Event For Local Firefighters

Climax, Pavilion Township Firefighters Join Many Others From Area At Wings Stadium Event

By Bruce Rolfe
It has often been said time heals pain.
But for local firefighters who participated in the 9-11 Stair Climb At Wings Stadium last Sunday on the 15th anniversary of the terrible tragedy when terrorists slammed two airplanes into the World Trade Center towers, one into the Pentagon and another into a field in Pennsylvania, killing 2996 innocent people, including 343 firefighters, police and EMS first responders, the heart breaking events still bring a great deal of sadness. For rest of story and more local news pick up our September 16, 2016 Climax Crescent available September 15, 2016 at Quik Stop in Climax, and Bowman's BBQ in Climax, Scotts Country Store and Deli and Scotts Corner Cafe' in Scotts and the Galesburg Hardings Market, or stop by the Crescent  

Panthers’ Running Game Too Much For Adrian Lenawee Christian

C-S Amasses 522 Yards On The Ground In 58-6 Win

By Bruce Rolfe
With one of their top ball carriers injured on the sidelines, Noah Eshuis, Adam Schantz, Zach Tullis and Nathan Vickery more than picked up the slack behind another impressive blocking effort by the offensive line in a 58-6 win over Adrian Lenawee Christian Friday at C-S Jr./Sr. High School. climax-scotts-sports.php
  Zach Tullis follows the fine blocking of Matt Middleton, Zach Scholly, Noah Eshuis and Austin Liska during action Friday against Adrian Lenawee Christian. (Photograph by Bruce Rolfe - Property of Climax Crescent) 
Each Win Carries A Little More Meaning For Tristan Terry

Injuries, Struggles By Team Earlier In Varsity Career Were Frustrating For Ram Senior

By Bruce Rolfe
When a football player reaches his senior year, there’s a natural tendency to appreciate victories a little more because tucked in the back of a player’s mind is the realization the end of their high school playing days are approaching quickly.
For G-A senior Tristan Terry, G-A’s 2-0 start is uplifting, but any victory G-A enjoys this year brings significant meaning considering what the Ram senior has been through. For rest of story and more local news pick up our September 9, 2016 Climax Crescent available September 8, 2016 at Quik Stop in Climax, and Bowman's BBQ in Climax, Scotts Country Store and Deli and Scotts Corner Cafe' in Scotts and the Galesburg Hardings Market, or stop by the Crescent  


Wilson’s Return Brings More Options To G-A Backfield

By Bruce Rolfe
Galesburg-Augusta junior running back Elijah Wilson was itching to get back into the lineup after sitting out the season opener to complete the healing process from a broken shoulder earlier.
He finally got the opportunity in G-A’s 36-8 win over Bloomingdale September 1.For rest of story and more local news pick up our September 9, 2016 Climax Crescent available September 8, 2016 at Quik Stop in Climax, and Bowman's BBQ in Climax, Scotts Country Store and Deli and Scotts Corner Cafe' in Scotts and the Galesburg Hardings Market, or stop by the Crescent  

  Elijah Wilson is back in the G-A lineup. (Photograph by Bruce Rolfe - Property of the Climax Crescent). Purchase without watermarks by calling 746-4331.
Road Work On Snapdragon Scheduled To Begin Next Week In Village Of Climax

Residents on Snapdragon in the Village of Climax will be pleased to learn a complete road rebuild project is scheduled to begin next week. For rest of story and more local news pick up our September 9, 2016 Climax Crescent available September 8, 2016 at Quik Stop in Climax, and Bowman's BBQ in Climax, Scotts Country Store and Deli and Scotts Corner Cafe' in Scotts and the Galesburg Hardings Market, or stop by the Crescent  
Kirk Gibson Humbled To Be Named One Of Four Captains Of Hope College Football Team

By Bruce Rolfe
Kirk Gibson likes to be an impact player on the football field at Hope College where he will be a senior this fall.
He also likes to quietly lead by example.
Those qualities have left a strong impression on his teammates who voted the 2013 Climax-Scotts graduate as one of four team captains of the Hope College football team for the 2016 season. For rest of story and more local news pick up our September 2, 2016 Climax Crescent available September 1, 2016 at Quik Stop in Climax, and Bowman's BBQ in Climax, Scotts Country Store and Deli and Scotts Corner Cafe' in Scotts and the Galesburg Hardings Market, or stop by the Crescent  

C-S’ Kevin Langs Still Maintains A Strong Passion To Coach

Veteran Coach Entering 18th Year As C-S Varsity Football Coach

From the August 26, 2016 Climax Crescent

By Bruce Rolfe

After coaching his three sons, Tyler (2006 C-S graduate), Jordan (2008), and Beau (2010) throughout their high school football careers at Climax-Scotts and later watching all three move on to play at the collegiate level, the thought crossed some minds that longtime C-S varsity football coach Kevin Langs might consider stepping down.   climax-scotts-sports.php


G-A Superintendent Plans To Bring Reading To Students In A School Bus

Ram Reading Bus Nearly Ready To Hit The Road

By Bruce Rolfe
Galesburg-Augusta Superintendent Dania Bazzi has a passion to see G-A students succeed academically.
She knows a big part of student achievement is derived from reading, and it starts at a young age.
With the help of volunteers and a grant, Bazzi has figured out a unique way to provide more reading opportunities to G-A students by turning an old 1997 G-A school bus that was set to be retired and heading to the bus graveyard, into a reading bus.  For rest of story and more local news pick up our August 26, 2016 Climax Crescent available August 25, 2016 at Quik Stop in Climax, and Bowman's BBQ in Climax, Scotts Country Store and Deli and Scotts Corner Cafe' in Scotts and the Galesburg Hardings Market, or stop by the Crescent 


Garden Club Gives G-A Elementary School Students Hands On Gardening Experience

By Bruce Rolfe
Galesburg-Augusta students are often reminded about the importance of eating healthy. G-A Superintendent Dania Bazzi and some volunteers are taking the message to a new level this summer by giving young G-A students a hands on experience of planting, maintaining and growing produce in their own garden.  For rest of story and more local news pick up our August 26, 2016 Climax Crescent available August 25, 2016 at Quik Stop in Climax, and Bowman's BBQ in Climax, Scotts Country Store and Deli and Scotts Corner Cafe' in Scotts and the Galesburg Hardings Market, or stop by the Crescent

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.

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

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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