For more Video Highlights From The Litchfield Game Go To This Link  climax-scotts-sports.php

Froberg Explodes For School Record 49 Points

Panthers Snap 2-Game Skid With 81-41 Win Over Litchfield

By Bruce Rolfe

After already scoring a career high 37 points earlier in the season, Climax-Scotts junior Dallas Froberg reached a new plateau Tuesday night with a 49-point effort to help the Panthers to a 81-41 win over Litchfield at C-S High School.  climax-scotts-sports.php 

   Dallas Froberg scores two of his career high and new C-S School record high 49 points Tuesday against Litchfield. (Photograph by Bruce Rolfe - Property of the Climax Crescent) 

Free Throw Line Difference In St. Phil's 50-43 Win Over Panthers

  Climax-Scotts put up a good fight but only made 15-of-30 free throws in a 50-43 SCAA setback at Battle Creek St. Philip Friday. climax-scotts-sports.php 

Humbled At Jackson Christian

The Climax-Scotts boys varsity basketball team never recovered from an early 14-0 hole Tuesday, leading to its first loss of the season at Jackson Christian, 56-34.

Jackson Christian raced out to a 14-0 lead before C-S sank a free throw late in the first quarter for its first point.

The Royals enjoyed a 15-1 lead after one quarter and extended the lead to 29-12 at halftime.

C-S, now 8-1 overall and 5-1 in the SCAA, struggled again offensively in the third quarter, trailing by a 43-19 margin after three quarters.

Dallas Froberg scored 18 points to pace C-S in scoring and Ethan Vosburg added seven.

C-S will play at Battle Creek St. Philip Friday. 

G-A Hangs On For 27-23 Win In Double Overtime

  Both Parchment and Galesburg-Augusta failed to score a point in the first overtime, but it was G-A?s defense in the second extra session that proved to be a key in the Rams? 27-23 win Friday. galesburg-augusta-sports.php 

Balanced Scoring Returns For G-A Girls

The Galesburg-Augusta girls varsity basketball team had three players reach double figures in scoring, helping the team to a 46-34 win over Kalamazoo Christian Tuesday.

G-A, now 8-3 overall and 6-0 in the KVA, enjoyed quarter leads of 13-7, 25-17 and 37-25.

Natalie Hosmer and Kathryn Dooley with 12 points each, and Madelyne Standley, with 10 points, all reached double figures in scoring and Leah Savage contributed nine points.

G-A will play at Parchment Friday.

 

Galesburg-Augusta Athletic Hall Of Fame Welcomes Class Of 2015

Our Video Highlight Segment For Both The Girls And Boys games against Delton are here...galesburg-augusta-sports.php

G-A’s Inside Presence, Defense Too Much For Delton

Struggling offensively most of the year, the Galesburg-Augusta girls’ varsity basketball team made a concerted effort to try and establish an inside game Friday against Delton and the strategy worked, helping the team to a 39-22 win.  galesburg-augusta-sports.php

Photographs below may be purchased without the watermark and crops along with other enhancements by calling the Climax Crescent at 746-4331. 

Fourth Quarter Rally Lifts Delton Over G-A

After enjoying the lead for most of the game, the Galesburg-Augusta boys’ varsity basketball team hit a lull in the fourth quarter and it cost them, as Delton rallied for a 45-41 win Friday at G-A High School. galesburg-augusta-sports.php

 

Photographs below may be purchased without the watermark and crops along with other enhancements by calling the Climax Crescent at 746-4331.  

Froberg Pours In 37 Points In 66-47 C-S Win

Climax-Scotts High School junior Dallas Froberg continued his torrid scoring pace and the Panthers continued to win Tuesday in a 66-47 SCAA victory over Camden-Frontier on the road.  climax-scotts-sports.php

Lady Panthers Drop Lopsided 61-17 Decision At Pittsford

The Climax-Scotts girls’ varsity basketball team suffered a 61-17 SCAA setback to Pittsford on the road Monday, lowering the teams’ overall record to 6-2.

Pittsford established the tempo right from the opening tip, racing out to a 22-9 lead after one quarter. The Wildcats took control in the second frame, holding C-S to just one free throw while pouring in 24 points at the other end of the floor for a 46-10 halftime cushion.

C-S Coach Josh Vick said his team did not give up in the second half despite the large gap, falling behind by a 54-13 count at the end of three quarters.

Mary Smith and McKenzie Hennessy each scored six points to pace C-S in scoring.

The Lady Panthers will play at Bellevue Friday.

Kalamazoo County Road Commission Winter Maintenance Operations Update

ATTENTION - Kalamazoo County PLAT Developments

Kalamazoo, MI- When winter weather affects road conditions, our goal is to provide safe traveling conditions. The Kalamazoo County

Road Commission (KCRC) has been working on our priority route system.

Many of the plat areas noted take additional hours to plow, pending weather conditions. We have been in many of these plat areas over the weekend and today, and we will continue winter maintenance until areas are complete. local-news-calendar-of-events.php

Increases Will Be Considered By Climax Village Council 

By Bruce Rolfe

After considerable discussion, the Climax Village Council came to a general consensus at Tuesday’s regular meeting that current monthly water administration fees and usage rates may not be in line to cover the actual costs of the village’s water system.    To read rest of story purchase the January 9, 2015 Climax Crescent available January 8 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 

Lady Panthers Enjoy Complete Game Effort In 54-15 Win Over North Adams-Jerome

The Climax-Scotts girls' varsity basketball team put together the type of complete game effort Coach Josh Vick was searching for Tuesday in a 54-15 SCAA win over North Adams-Jerome at C-S High School.

C-S enjoyed a balanced scoring attack with four players scoring eight or more points. The team also played the consistent type of defense the C-S coach was searching for in all four quarters, as the team held the visitors to five points or less in each quarter.

McKenzie Hennessy led the way with 10 points, Taylor Macomber chipped in with nine points and Madison Nabozny and Brenna Tutt, who picked off eight rebounds, each had eight points.

Taylor Macomber came up with six steals.

C-S raced out to a 20-4 lead after one quarter, bumped the lead to 31-8 at halftime and led by a 4612 margin after three quarters, enjoying a running clock in the final stanza.

C-S, now 6-1 overall and 4-0 in the league will have two tough back to back road games, starting at Camden-Frontier Friday and at Pittsford Monday. 

Winning Boosts Confidence Levels For C-S-M Wrestling Team

By Bruce Rolfe

A motivating factor behind the idea of joining another school district to form a wrestling co-op team was a better opportunity of filling most, if not all, weight classes. Filling most weight classes also gives a team a better opportunity to enjoy team wins instead of falling short in dual meets because of forfeits.

With Climax-Scotts and Martin forming a co-op this year, similar to an arrangement C-S and Athens had the previous two years, forfeits for the most part, has not been a problem.   To read rest of story purchase the January 2, 2015 Climax Crescent available January 1 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 

Former Galesburg Hardings Manager Cared For His Customers, Family

Don Triemstra Was Employed By Hardings Market For 35 Years

By Bruce Rolfe

When people think about customer friendly, former longtime Galesburg Hardings Market Manager Don Triemstra perfectly fit the description.

Triemstra, 59, passed away December 17. His wife Jane said the cause of death is unknown at the present time.

The Galesburg man was employed for the Hardings Market store chain for over 35 years and he quickly became known for his friendly personality with customers and fellow employees.  To read rest of story purchase the January 2, 2015 Climax Crescent available January 1 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 

C-S, G-A School Districts On Board With Early Middle College Program

By Bruce Rolfe

An exciting program that offers high school students an opportunity to obtain enough college credits to complete two years of college over the course of a 13th year in high school at no cost to the family, is being warmly embraced by the Climax-Scotts and Galesburg-Augusta School Districts.

Students that enroll in the Early Middle College (EMC) program can obtain a college certificate or associate’s degree by the end of the 13th grade. High school and college credits for the program are paid for through the State of Michigan’s per pupil foundation allowance.

The Michigan Department of Education approved the Early Middle College Program last July.

The C-S Board of Education approved the Early Middle College Consortium Contract on November 17 and the G-A Board of Education unanimously approved the contract at its December Board meeting. To read rest of story purchase the January 2, 2015 Climax Crescent available January 1 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 

 

View a Dallas Froberg basket and Logan Hunter's big steal that sealed the Panthers' win over Eau Claire. Video by Bruce Rolfe - Property of Crescent Publishing, Inc. 

Late Basket, Steal In Final Seconds Gives C-S 54-51 Win

By Bruce Rolfe

Dallas Froberg enjoyed another strong game offensively, but it was a defensive play near the end of the game by Logan Hunter that brought the crowd to their feet in Climax-Scotts’ thrilling 54-51 non-league win over Eau Claire Tuesday at C-S High School.  climax-scotts-sports.php 

We have loaded up a slide show of photographs from the Eau Claire game for our fans to enjoy. Go to this link to view slideshow.climax-scotts-sports.phpPurchase any of the photos without the watermark by calling the Crescent at 746-4331. All photographs are property of Crescent Publishing, Inc. 

  Watch C-S Girls basketball video highlights below and at climax-scotts-sports.php 

We have loaded up a slide show of photographs from the Eau Claire girls basketball game for our fans to enjoy. Go to this link to view slideshow.climax-scotts-sports.php  Purchase any of the photos without the watermark by calling the Crescent at 746-4331. All photographs are property of Crescent Publishing, Inc.  

C-S Holds Off Bellevue, 48-40

The Climax-Scotts boys’ basketball team got off to a slow start, but the team rallied to post a 48-40 SCAA win over Bellevue on the road Friday.

C-S, now 8-0, trailed by a 13-7 count after one uarter, but outscored the hosts 41-27 the rest of the way.

Dallas Froberg scored 16 points to go along with five boards, Ethan Vosburg whipped in 13 points and handed out five assists and Logan Hunter added six points and 10 rebounds. Cody Campbell contributed eight points.

C-S will play at Jackson Christian Tuesday in a makeup game.

 

Lady Panthers Hold Off Bellevue Fourth Quarter Rally, 44-38

The Climax-Scotts girls’ varsity basketball team held off a fourth quarter rally by Bellevue Friday and went on to post a 44-38 SCAA win on the road.

Bellevue trailed by just three points with about three minutes left, and nearly tied the contest when a three-point attempt went in and out.

C-S, now 7-2 overall and 5-1 in SCAA play, was led by Mary Smith’s 21 points and six blocks.

The Lady Panthers led by a 9-7 count after one quarter, 24-18 at halftime and 33-24 at the end of three quarters.

C-S will play at Jackson Christian Monday. 

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. 

Watch Galesburg-Augusta's Devan Underwood in action below in our Youtube video highlight segment during his match against Battle Creek Lakeview. Underwood is shown pinning his opponent in the second video.  

Photographs on slide show below are by Bruce Rolfe - Property of the Climax Crescent Newspaper. Purchase photos by calling 746-4331. Video below by Bruce Rolfe - Climax Crescent Newspaper. Please note slide show will look correct on a desk top computer but may not look properly on a tablet or cell phone.

  Our C-S Elementary students filled the air with some splendid sounds at the Holiday Concert Thursday. Enjoy a few of their songs in our YouTube video below. 

     The Climax-Scotts Elementary School students gave a spectacular performance in their Holiday Concert Thursday at C-S High School. Purchase this photo without the water mark or other selections at the Climax Crescent or by calling 746-4331. (Photograph by Bruce Rolfe - Property of the Climax Crescent) 

Our Youtube special tribute to the 2004 C-S State Champions is below. Sorry for the delay, but there were some technical issues. 

  The C-S Elementary School Holiday Concert Thursday at C-S High School drew a packed house and the students did not disappoint. Purchase this photo without the water mark or other selections at the Climax Crescent or by calling 746-4331. (Photograph by Bruce Rolfe - Property of the Climax Crescent) 

 

We have the photos in our slideshow below and more for sale at the Climax Crescent. Call 746-4331 for details. 

  C-S' Taylor Macomber and this Athens player battle for a loose ball during action Tuesday. (Photograph by Bruce Rolfe/Property of the Climax Crescent) 

 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

 THE PLAYOFFS BEGIN FRIDAY....LET'S GET CHARGED UP BY REMEMBERING THE 2004 STATE CHAMPS 

 
 

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

 

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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