Galesburg-Augusta's Rileigh Florshinger (2) puts the ball over the net with teammate Savannah Waite waiting to assist during action against Kalamazoo Loy Norrix Thursday at G-A High School. (Photograph by Bruce Rolfe - property of the Climax Crescent) 

G-A Spikers Capture 3 Wins

The Galesburg-Augusta varsity volleyball team earned three victories Thursday in a quad at G-A High School to move to 18-16-9 overall.

The Lady Rams clipped Kalamazoo Loy Norrix in three games, 25-20, 23-25, 15-9, defeated Kalamazoo Christian in two games, 25-12, 25-17 and posted a win over Heritage Christian in the third round, 25-14, 25-8.

G-A enjoyed a strong night at the net, with Rileigh Florshinger totaling 29 kills on the night, Kathryn Dooley had 20, Madelyn Standley totaled 12, and Savannah Waite and Kealey O’Day each registered 10 kills. 

O’Day also piled up 61 assists and Colleen Whitman contributed 32 digs.

G-A, now 3-3 in the KVA, will conclude KVA play at Parchment Tuesday before the KVA tournament Nov. 1 at Parchment.

Pick up the Oct. 31, 2014 Climax Crescent to read all about our expanded coverage of G-A volleyball.

 

Climax Village Council Has Full Board - For Now; Janet Sutherland Appointed As Trustee

By Bruce Rolfe

After running meetings without a full board for a period of time, the Climax Village Council has all seven seats filled for the time being.

Janet Sutherland, of Climax, was unanimously appointed to fill a vacancy at Tuesday’s regular meeting. To read rest of story purchase the October 24, 2014 Climax Crescent available October 23 at Quik Stop in Climax, Scotts Country Store and Deli and Scotts Corner Cafe' and Pease Packing in Scotts, the Galesburg Hardings 

 

Halloween Events Scheduled In Climax, Scotts

Four Halloween events have been scheduled in Climax and Scotts Oct. 31.

Scotts will be very active Halloween, with three of the events taking place in the small town.To read rest of story purchase the October 24, 2014 Climax Crescent available October 23 at Quik Stop in Climax, Scotts Country Store and Deli and Scotts Corner Cafe' and Pease Packing in Scotts, the Galesburg Hardings 

 

Our Youtube Video Highlight Segment From The Spring Lake Game Is Below. Enjoy. 

Spring Lake Hands C-S 1st Loss Of Season

Mistakes, Tough Laker Defense Key

By Bruce Rolfe

A break here and there and Climax-Scotts could still be undefeated, but the Panthers struggled to convert on drives deep in Spring Lake territory and could not contain the Lakers in the fourth quarter, dropping their first game of the season 28-0 at C-S High School Friday. climax-scotts-sports.php

  C-S' Ethan Simmons (58), Todd Myers (7), Matt Middleton, and a teammate put a big hit on this Spring Lake ball carrier during action Friday at C-S High School. (Photograph by Bruce Rolfe - Property of the Climax Crescent)

   C-S' Evelyn Lamb makes a nice block at the net for C-S during action Thursday at C-S High School against Jackson Christian. The Lady Panthers won the match in 3 games, 25-20, 25-20, 25-11. More volleyball news coming in the October 24, 2014 Climax Crescent. (Photograph by Bruce Rolfe - Property of the Climax Crescent)

 C-S 8th Grade Volleyball Team Takes 1st Place Honors At Portage Central Tournament

The Climax-Scotts 8th grade volleyball team nearly swept its way through the Portage Central 8th Grade B Tournament to capture first place honors last Saturday. To read rest of story purchase the October 17, 2014 Climax Crescent available October 16 at Quik Stop in Climax, Scotts Country Store and Deli and Scotts Corner Cafe' and Pease Packing in Scotts, the Galesburg Hardings 


 Our YouTube Video Highlight Segment From the North Adams-Jerome game is below - enjoy!.

• Selection Sunday Pizza Party Set For Oct. 26 At C-S High School climax-scotts-sports.php

• Panther Spikers Hope To Advance Out Of Pool Play At League Tournament Nov. 1 climax-scotts-sports.php

• Ludwig’s Number 44 Comes Out Of Storage For First Time Since 2006 climax-scotts-sports.php

• Spring Lake Players, Head Coach Impressed With C-S climax-scotts-sports.php

• Visit By Spring Lake Coaches Brings Back Memories For C-S Coach climax-scotts-sports.php

 

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. 

Rehabilitating Old Structure In Scotts Brings Back Memories For Hugh Swager

Scotts Man Plans To Restore Old Gas Station 

By Bruce Rolfe

A Scotts man is rehabilitating an old structure in this small town so he can bring a building back to life where many memories were established, while enjoying a location to perform some of his own projects.

Hugh Swager, who grew up in Scotts, remembers the old Days 76 gas station on South 36th Street in Scotts was once the hub where many local residents used to gather or do business, including his family. To read rest of story purchase the October 3, 2014 Climax Crescent available October 2 at Quik Stop in Climax, Scotts Country Store and Deli and Scotts Corner Cafe' and Pease Packing in Scotts, the Galesburg Hardings 


Haunted Hallow In Augusta Sure To Bring Some Fright, Fun For Visitors During 5 Weekends

Over A Half Mile Of At Least 30 Scenes Planned

By Bruce Rolfe

Halloween isn’t until October 31, but there will be plenty of opportunities to “get your scare on” for the next five weekends leading up to the holiday at the Haunted Hallow in Augusta.

The event runs on Fridays and Saturdays, Oct. 3 -31 from 8 p.m. – midnight on the grounds of the Olde World Village, 13215 M-96, located right next to the Barn Theatre in Augusta. To read rest of story purchase the October 3, 2014 Climax Crescent available October 2 at Quik Stop in Climax, Scotts Country Store and Deli and Scotts Corner Cafe' and Pease Packing in Scotts, the Galesburg Hardings 

Our YouTube Video Highlight Segment from the Adrian Lenawee Christian Game Is below - Enjoy! 

 

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

Our YouTube Video Highlight segment from the Rams' season opener is below. Enjoy. 

Our YouTube live video segment from Francis Smith's memorable event co-piloting a Stearman Bi-Plane. Video and photos by Bruce Rolfe - Property of Crescent Publishing Co.

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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