Our video highlight package from Saturday's Greater Galesburg Days event is below. See your June 26, 2015 issue of the Climax Crescent for in depth coverage of this event. 

2015 - Summer Reading Program Sign-Up June 12 And 13

Lawrence Memorial Public Library

“Every Hero Has a Story” for kids, and “Unmask” for Teens, are the themes for the 2015 Summer READing program sponsored by the Lawrence Memorial Library in Climax.   local-news-calendar-of-events.php 

Earning Share Of SCAA West Title Satisfying For C-S Baseball Team

Sweep Over North Adams-Jerome In Final Regular Season Doubleheader Keeps C-S In First Place

By Bruce Rolfe

It took three trips for North Adams-Jerome to come to Climax to complete a doubleheader because of two previous rain delays, but the third day proved to be a charm for the Climax-Scotts varsity baseball team which won a share of the SCAA West Division with Tuesday’s 10-0 and 17-1 wins over the Rams.  To read rest of story purchase the June 5, 2015 Climax Crescent available June 4, 2015 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 

District Championship Brings Appreciation For C-S Baseball Team - climax-scotts-sports.php

C-S 4x100-Meter Relay Team Settles For 15th Place Finish At State Finals - climax-scotts-sports.php

C-S Baseball Team Claims “Community” District Title - climax-scotts-sports.php

C-S Alumni Football Team Plans 2 Practices

Players Unable To Attend Must Call Event Organizer For Roster Preparation Purposes

The Climax-Scott Alumni Football Team will be holding 2 practices next week at the C-S Practice Field. The first practice is on Tuesday, June 30th, and the second practice is Thursday, July 2nd,  with both practices starting at 7:00 p.m. 

If anyone interested in playing CAN NOT make either practice, they MUST contact Trent Piper at (269) 207 - 3507 so we can get a roster established and know how many we have participating!  

Scotts Man Relishes Opportunity To Be Special Olympics King, Participate In Summer Games

Eddie Sturm Enjoys Improved Health After Big Scare

By Bruce Rolfe

A couple of months ago, it was hard to get a smile on Eddie Sturm’s face.

But the Scotts man, who was born with Down’s Syndrome, was all smiles last Thursday at the Special Olympics Summer Games opening ceremonies in Mt. Pleasant after he had the official crown recognizing him as the Kalamazoo County Area 16 Special Olympics king, placed on his head.  To read rest of story purchase the June 5, 2015 Climax Crescent available June 4, 2015 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 Win Final Game To Win SCAA West Division Title

By Bruce Rolfe

It went down to the final game of the season.

After losing the first game of a makeup doubleheader Tuesday to North Adams-Jerome, 4-1, the Climax-Scotts varsity softball team bounced back with a spirited effort in the second game, recording a 9-1 win that gave the Lady Panthers the SCAA West Division Championship all to themselves.

C-S, which completes the season with a 19-6 overall record and 17-3 in the SCAA, entered the key twinbill just two games ahead of Colon, needing one win to claim sole possession of the West Division title.

North Adams-Jerome (23-6) posted an 18-2 SCAA record, winning the East Division title by a game over Camden-Frontier, as well as the overall SCAA crown.   To read rest of story purchase the June 5, 2015 Climax Crescent available June 4, 2015 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 

Allison Kienast (left) and Bree Nowakowski share a hug after C-S defeated North Adams-Jerome 9-1 in the second game of a doubleheader Tuesday to win the SCAA Division title all to themselves. (Photograph by Bruce Rolfe- Property of the Climax Crescent)

Early Exit From District Tournament Is Disappointing For Lady Panthers -climax-scotts-sports.php

C-S 4x100-Meter Relay Team Settles For 15th Place Finish At State Finals - climax-scotts-sports.php

C-S Golf Team Completes Season With Setback To Union City - climax-scotts-sports.php

All-State Medals Satisfying For G-A’s Ranes, Waite

By Bruce Rolfe

While Galesburg-Augusta senior Ryan Ranes was hoping for a higher finish in the discus competition and sophomore Savanna Waite was striving to achieve personal best performances in the two events she participated in at Saturday’s Division 3 State Finals at Comstock Park, both left the event satisfied with the All-State medals they earned. To read rest of story purchase the June 5, 2015 Climax Crescent available June 4, 2015 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 


G-A Falls In District Championship Game

First Year Coach Optimistic About Next Year

A hard hitting Bronson squad overwhelmed the Galesburg-Augusta varsity softball team in the Division 3 District Championship game last Saturday at Bronson, 16-1.

The Rams, who end the season with a 7-19 record, won the district semifinal game over Union City, 13-12. To read rest of story purchase the June 5, 2015 Climax Crescent available June 4, 2015 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 

Many G-A Tennis Players Earn Team, League Recognition

The Galesburg-Augusta girls tennis team had a successful season and finished with a record of 6-2-2, with the only defeats being against teams who made it to States. 

The Rams finished 3rd Overall in the KVA Conference and finished tied for 5th at Regionals. In the three tournaments this season G-A finished at least 3rd in all of them. G-A Coach Paul Ferguson notes the best result of the season was a victory against Schoolcraft which earned the Rams their 3rd place in the KVA. To read rest of story purchase the June 5, 2015 Climax Crescent available June 4, 2015 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 

G-A Baseball Team Falls In District Championship Game

After falling behind 9-0 after three innings, the Galesburg-Augusta baseball team did not have enough of an offensive push to come back against Parchment in the district championship game Friday at Bronson, dropping a 12-2 setback in five innings.

G-A, which completes the season with a 5-20 record, advanced to the district title game with a 5-2 win over Delton. To read rest of story purchase the June 5, 2015 Climax Crescent available June 4, 2015 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 


From the Run/Walk to Climax event, to the C-S American Legion Post #465 Memorial Day parade, to the ceremonies in the Village Park and Prairie Home Cemetery, to the Old Car Show, to the Blessing of the Bikes, to the Rotary Club brat and hot dog sales, to the C-S baseball alumni baseball game, the Climax Crescent has it covered with a slide show and video highlights below capturing a portion of these events that took place Memorial Day in Climax. Don’t miss our recap of all of the events on this important and memorable day in Climax in our May 29, 2015 Climax Crescent.

  

Highlights from the C-S American Legion Post #465 sponsored Memorial Day Parade is below.  

Memorial Day ceremonies in the Climax Village Park and Prairie Home Cemetery is below.  

Our 2015 Run/Walk To Climax Youtube Video is below 

 

  Man's best friend accompanies his master in the 2015 Run/Walk To Climax Memorial Day. (Photograph by Bruce Rolfe- Property of the Climax Crescent) 

Burning Permit Required Before You Burn In Climax Township

A friendly reminder that if you plan to burn brush, you need to call the Climax Township Fire Department in advance for a burning permit.

Climax Township Fire Chief Scott Smith said residents should simply call 746-4664 and leave your name, phone number, what types of items you plan to burn and your address.

There is no cost, but if a Climax Township resident fails to call in advance and the fire department is called to the location, you could face a fine from the Township.

Climax Township residents should also be aware of the winds, and Smith reminds the public it is illegal to burn furniture and mattresses.  

Volunteers Desperately Needed At Lawrence Memorial Library

Could Lose State Funding If  Library Hours Are Reduced

The only all volunteer library in the State of Michigan, needs your help to keep vital state funding revenue.

Currently the library is experiencing a shortage of volunteers, especially to work at the front desk. To read rest of story purchase the April 17, 2015 Climax Crescent available April 16, 2015 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 


   Some video clips from the Old Car Show is below. 

 

All photographs in slide show and video on this page by Bruce Rolfe - Property of the Climax Crescent. 

MISSING: A pair of umbrellas taken while we were watching the Memorial Day Parade on Monday. We were on the northwest corner of Watson and Main Streets. One umbrella was a black dome-type (a gift from my daughter), and the other was red and white with a wood handle. If you have any information please call 269-979-3431 (Battle Creek). 

Missing Dog

Wishbone has been missing since May 14th. He is blind in one eye and is almost 20 years old. Last seen on 1/2 mile road in East Leroy. Please call 269-979-8776 or 269-967-7680 if you see him.

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.

 

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)

 

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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