Rams Salvage Split With 2-Run 4th Inning Against Delton-Kellogg


Sweep Fennville, Fall Twice To Hackett


A two-run fourth inning proved to be the difference and helped the Galesburg-Augusta varsity baseball team to a 4-2 win in the second game of a doubleheader against Delton-Kellogg Tuesday for a split against the Rams’ SAC Valley Division rivals.

Delton-Kellogg blanked G-A in the opener 10-0. To read rest of story purchase the May 19, 2017 Climax Crescent available May 18 at Quik Stop in Climax, Scotts Country Store and Deli and Scotts Corner Cafe' in Scotts,the Galesburg Hardings Market in Galesburg or Bowman's BBQ and Meat Market and The Climax Crescent in Climax Click on the link on the right to subscribe to the Crescent


Demolition Process At Harvester Brings Sadness, Memories

Owner Hopes To Begin Rebuilding Process Soon

By Bruce Rolfe
One of the Village of Climax’ oldest buildings that stood for over 100 years and was destroyed by fire March 4, was reduced to rubble in a matter of hours Monday, leaving behind a ton of memories.
Even though fate of the old building was determined months ago, a feeling of finality hadn’t really settled in until the crew from Markos Excavating started tearing the building down one section at a time Monday.   To read rest of story purchase the May 19, 2017 Climax Crescent available May 18 at Quik Stop in Climax, Scotts Country Store and Deli and Scotts Corner Cafe' in Scotts,the Galesburg Hardings Market in Galesburg or Bowman's BBQ and Meat Market and The Climax Crescent in Climax Click on the link on the right to subscribe to the Crescent

Family, Co-Workers, Friends Shocked Over Sudden Death Of Mark Gay

Memorial Service Scheduled For May 20 At 1 P.M. At C-S American Legion For C-S Graduate

By Bruce Rolfe
Family, co-workers, friends and residents in the area are mourning the sudden death of Village of Climax Department of Public Works employee and Climax-Scotts High School graduate Mark Gay, who passed away Tuesday morning while at work.
The 40-year-old DPW employee was opening a water hydrant for a field engineer who was working with the DPW on a water reliability Study for the State of Michigan, north of the village in front of Betz Machinery when he collapsed to the ground.  To read rest of story purchase the May 12, 2017 Climax Crescent available May 11 at Quik Stop in Climax, Scotts Country Store and Deli and Scotts Corner Cafe' in Scotts,the Galesburg Hardings Market in Galesburg or Bowman's BBQ and Meat Market and The Climax Crescent in Climax Click on the link on the right to subscribe to the Crescent
Climax, Scotts, Galesburg Post Offices Asks Community To Help Stamp Out Hunger

Patrons Can Have Non-Perishable Items Picked Up At Their Mail Box May 13; Items Can Also Be Dropped Off At Local Post Offices

On Saturday, May 13, the National Association of Letter Carriers, United States Postal Service and other partners are asking the communities of Climax, Scotts and Galesburg to Stamp Out Hunger. This is the 25th anniversary of the food drive, which has grown into a national effort that provides assistance to the millions of Americans struggling to help put food on the table.
All three post office rural route carriers are asking patrongs to place nonperishable items near their mail box May 13 to pick up.  To read rest of story purchase the May 12, 2017 Climax Crescent available May 11 at Quik Stop in Climax, Scotts Country Store and Deli and Scotts Corner Cafe' in Scotts,the Galesburg Hardings Market in Galesburg or Bowman's BBQ and Meat Market and The Climax Crescent in Climax Click on the link on the right to subscribe to the Crescent

Riley Boomershine Likes Madonna University Campus Environment

C-S Senior Signs Letter Of Intent To Play Basketball At University

By Bruce Rolfe
The basketball season that ended in March for Climax-Scotts may be a faint memory, but Climax-Scotts High School senior Riley Boomershine still has the sport on his mind and with good reason.
Boomershine signed a letter of intent to play basketball at Madonna University where he will be attending this fall on a scholarship.To read rest of story purchase the May 12, 2017 Climax Crescent available May 11 at Quik Stop in Climax, Scotts Country Store and Deli and Scotts Corner Cafe' in Scotts,the Galesburg Hardings Market in Galesburg or Bowman's BBQ and Meat Market and The Climax Crescent in Climax Click on the link on the top, right side of our home page to subscribe to the Crescent

Riley Boomershine, in front, is pictured with from left, C-S varsity basketball coach Steve Critchlow, Riley’s parents Robert and Lori Boomershine and assistant varsity basketball coach Dr. William Bell, signing a letter of intent to play basketball at Madonna University. (Photograph by Bruce Rolfe - Property of the Climax Crescent)

G-A Earns Split With Delton-Kellogg; Rally Falls Short In First Game


Lady Rams Split With Fennville, Hackett


After a seventh inning rally fell short in the first game, the Galesburg-Augusta varsity softball team responded in a big way in the second game to capture a 20-10 win for a split in a doubleheader with Delton-Kellogg Tuesday on the road.

Delton-Kellogg won the first game 19-18.  To read rest of story purchase the May 19, 2017 Climax Crescent available May 18 at Quik Stop in Climax, Scotts Country Store and Deli and Scotts Corner Cafe' in Scotts,the Galesburg Hardings Market in Galesburg or Bowman's BBQ and Meat Market and The Climax Crescent in Climax Click on the link below to subscribe to the Crescent


Bill Haley’s Comets Band Member Still Enjoys Touring With Band

Tommy Vale Teaming Up With Sound Stage One Owner Making A New Album At Local Studio

By Bruce Rolfe
A Veteran musician who has been playing with Bill Haley’s Comets since 1986, is teaming up with another talented musician and Climax business owner, making a new album right here in Climax.  
Tommy Vale, who has not only played for Bill Haley’s Comets for a number of years but many other famous popular musicians, was in the Village of Climax Monday working on a new album Sound Stage One owner Jim Cummings, and his Jim Cummings Band (JCB) is putting together, the JCB’s seventh album. To read rest of story purchase the May 19, 2017 Climax Crescent available May 18 at Quik Stop in Climax, Scotts Country Store and Deli and Scotts Corner Cafe' in Scotts,the Galesburg Hardings Market in Galesburg or Bowman's BBQ and Meat Market and The Climax Crescent in Climax Click on the link below to subscribe to the Crescent
New Climax Township Assessor Enjoys Following Career Path His Father Took

Site Reviews Scheduled To Continue This Summer

By Bruce Rolfe
Although it may not necessarily have been his original intentions, new Climax Township Assessor Ben Brousseau is following the same career path his father enjoyed many years ago and quite frankly, he is enjoying it.
Brousseau was hired by the Climax Township Board by a unanimous vote at the April 11 regular Climax Township Board meeting with an official start date on his contract of May 1. To read rest of story purchase the May 12, 2017 Climax Crescent available May 11 at Quik Stop in Climax, Scotts Country Store and Deli and Scotts Corner Cafe' in Scotts,the Galesburg Hardings Market in Galesburg or Bowman's BBQ and Meat Market and The Climax Crescent in Climax Click on the link above to subscribe to the Crescent

Climax Village-Wide Yard Sale Scheduled For June 24

The Climax Village Council will once again sponsor a Climax Village-Wide Yard Sale Event, scheduled For June 24.

Village Curbside Trash Pick Up Set For May 20; Recycling Pickup Is Every Other Thursday

There has been some confusion whether recycling pickup in the Village of Climax for Best Way customers takes place every other Thursday or the first and third Thursday.
Best Way Disposal has told the Crescent recycling pick up in the Village is every other Thursday.
The Village Curbside Trash Pick Up dates for Best Way customers only has been set for May 20 and September 30.
     We have placed the recycling schedule below for 2017. Recycling week pickup is highlighted with the yellow marker.
Climax Landmark Goes Up In Flames

By Bruce Rolfe
   One of the Village of Climax’ oldest structures was destroyed by fire Saturday.
   A fire broke out in a living residence adjacent to the Harvester Restaurent in the mid-morning Saturday and quickly spread throughout the structure.
   Fire departments from Climax Township, Galesburg-Charleston, Pavilion, Leroy Township, the VA Fire Department and Bedford fire department were all called to the scene.
   Climax Assistant Fire Chief Sean Perrin said the structure will likely be a complete loss.
   Power to a large portion of the Village of Climax was shut off but was slowly being restored at approximately 2 p.m., however the part of town near the main four corners was still out after 5 p.m.
   A resident that lived upstairs and the owners of the building, Kyle and Athena Smith along with their three children and pet dog all made it out safely.
   Athena Smith said the Climax couple believes a space heater caused the fire.

   Please refer back to The Climax Crescent Facebook and website for updates and more video footage and photographs.

Homicide Charge Requested Against Former Climax Post Office Clerk

Janel Boer Arrested For Allleged Death Of Husband, Gregory Boer

By Bruce Rolfe
After over two weeks of investigation, the Kalamazoo County Sheriff’s Office requested a charge to the Kalamazoo County Prosecutor’s Office requesting a charge of homicide against Janel Boer March 1 for the death of her husband Greg Boer, 35, of Scotts and the charge has been authorized according to a release from the Kalamazoo County Sheriff Department.
Janel Marice Boer, 43, of Scotts, was arrested March 1 at approximately 12:30 p.m. without incident and is being held in the Kalamazoo County Jail.
On February 14 at approximately 1 p.m., the Kalamazoo County Sheriff’s office responded to a report of a male subject with a gun shot wound in the 9400 block of South 36th Street. He was identified as Gregory Boer and was pronounced deceased at that time. A manner and cause of death could not be determined at the time.
The Sheriff’s Department had to categorize the incident as a death investigation and would not release any further information until an autopsy was completed.
The Kalamazoo County Sheriff’s investigation evolved and Janel Boer, the victim’s wife, was developed in Mr. Boer’s death as a suspect.
Boer was a clerk at the Climax Post Office for approximately two years and prior to that she served as a clerk at the Scotts Post Office. It is not known how long she served as a clerk at the Scotts Postt Office or how long she has been a Post Office employee.
 
 
 

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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