Broncos Kick Climax-Scotts Twice 

3-Point Basket, Good Free Throw Shooting Down Stretch Helps Bellevue Hold Off C-S Boys, 54-45

By Bruce Rolfe

The Climax-Scotts boys basketball teams’ chances of winning the SCAA all to themselves took a big hit Friday as Bellevue marched into C-S High School and registered a 54-45 win.  climax-scotts-sports.php

 

Cody Campbell goes up with a shot against Bellevue Friday night at C-S High School. (Photograph by Bruce Rolfe - Property of the Climax Crescent)

 

C-S Girls Drop 29-27 Heartbreaker

By Bruce Rolfe

Facing a two-point deficit with just over two seconds left, the Climax-Scotts girls varsity basketball team had a pair of good looks but could not get the shots to fall in a 29-27 setback to Bellevue Friday at C-S Jr./Sr. High School. climax-scotts-sports.php

 

Taylor Macomber (20) and McKenzie Hennessy battle for a loose ball for C-S during first half action Friday against Bellevue. (Photograph by Bruce Rolfe - Property of the Climax Crescent) 

Magical Season Comes To An End For C-S-M

By Bruce Rolfe

There some sad faces as the Climax-Scotts-Martin wrestling team gathered following a 47-22 loss to Decatur Friday in the Division 4 quarterfinals at Battle Creek’s Kellogg Arena, but perhaps the way the team acknowledge their fans summed up the season.

Although their season had just ended, the large throng of C-S-M fans stood and applauded their hometown heroes. And in a classy gesture back, the C-S-M wrestling team waved and thanked the fans for a tidal wave of support this year, especially during the postseason run that brought the team this far.

C-S-M completes the season with a 22-5 record while Decatur takes a 30-2 record into the semifinals against Hudson Saturday.

Trey Gower, with a pin in 1:38, Zach Mobley, with a 10-2 win, Ethan Simmons with a pin in 2:26 and Dayton VanderPloeg, by a forfeit, earned wins for C-S-M.

C-S-M began their impressive postseason run by winning the District Team championship, followed by one-point wins in the Team Regional semifinals and regional championship match.

 

C-S-M's Trey Gower is about to pin Decatur's Rob VanLuvanee during quarter final action Friday at Battle Creek's Kellogg Arena. (Photograph by Bruce Rolfe - Property of the Climax Crescent)

     A large gathering of C-S-M fans gave their team a heart warming send off after the team dropped a 47-22 decision to Decatur in the Division 4 quarterfinals Friday at Battle Creek's Kellogg Arena. (Photograph by Bruce Rolfe - Property of the Climax Crescent) 

Our Good Luck C-S-M Wrestlers advertisements have been uploaded......Go to this link.  climax-scotts-sports.php 

• C-S-M Wrestling Team Embraces Navigating Through Unchartered Waters - 

• C-S-M Wrestlers Will Face Talented Decatur Squad In Quarterfinals Friday

• C-S Wrestling Coach Had Gut Feeling Martin Senior Would Come Through In Final Match To Secure Regional Championship

• C-S Coach Enjoys Overseeing A Wrestling Program His Father Started In 1986

Coaching Staff, Wrestlers Saw Strong Potential In Team

4 C-S-M Wrestlers Qualify For Individual State Finals

• Coaching Team In State Finals Event Has Always Been A Goal For Jason Wade
 
TO READ ALL OF THESE STORIES PURCHASE THE FEBRUARY 27, 2015 CLIMAX CRESCENT AVAILABLE FEBRUARY 26 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 
 

For video highlights, picture slideshow and more go here climax-scotts-sports.php

C-S' Evelyn Lamb scores from in close during first half action Tuesday against Tekonsha. (Photograph by Bruce Rolfe - Property of Crescent Publishing, Inc.) 

Lady Panthers Have Solid Bounce Back Win, 59-12

By Bruce Rolfe

It didn’t take the Climax-Scotts girls varsity basketball team long to get a frustrating 40-38 loss to Camden-Frontier Monday out of their mind.

One day in fact, as the Lady Panthers produced a convincing 59-12 bounce back win over Tekonsha Tuesday in a make up contest at C-S Jr./Sr. High School. climax-scotts-sports.php 

 Lady Panthers Fall Short At Camden-Frontier, 40-38

The Climax-Scotts girls’ varsity basketball team couldn’t overcome first half foul trouble that led to a 28-20 deficit at halftime, but did manage a spirited fourth quarter comeback that fell short, 40-38 at Camden-Frontier Monday in a make up game.  climax-scotts-sports.php

 Coach Wade, Coach Dudley and Coach Vasilian put the C-S wrestlers through a good workout and offer some valuable tips, as the C-S-M wrestling team prepares for Friday's Division IV Quarterfinals at Battle Creek's Kellogg Arena.

Take A Sneak Peak at our video highlight package of the C-S wrestlers and their coaching staff preparing for Friday's quarterfinal match against Decatur. 

C-S-M Wrestlers Will Face Decatur In Quarterfinals Friday

The Michigan High School Athletic Association pairings for the quarterfinals were released Sunday and the Climax-Scotts-Martin co-op wrestling team (22-4) will face Decatur Feb. 27 at 1 p.m. at Battle Creek’s Kellogg Arena.

Decatur (29-2) will be the No. 2 seed, while C-S-M is the No. 7 seed.

The two schools, who wrestle in the Southwestern Athletic Conference, met in a Jan. 21 battle and Decatur emerged as 59-18 winners. C-S-M gave up three voids in the match and Trey Gower (pin in 1:23), Todd Myers (pin in 56 seconds), and Sam Smith (pin in 1:17) earned the wins for C-S-M.

The winner will advance to the semifinals, facing the Hudson (No. 3 seed)-Norway (No. 6 seed) winner.

Defending state champions New Lothrup (No. 1 seed) will face Cass City (No. 8 seed) and Manchester (No. 4 seed) will Leroy Pine River (No. 5 seed) in the other quarterfinal matches.

The semifinals are Feb. 28 at 9:30 a.m. and the finals are at 4 p.m. Feb. 28.  

Lady Panthers, C-S Boys Turn Tables On St. Philip

 

We've bundled up a slide show and video highlights package from the Lady Panthers' 30-25 win over St. Phil...Click on this link  climax-scotts-sports.php

C-S Girls Hold Off St. Phil, 30-25

In a similar game to an earlier encounter Battle Creek St. Philip won 28-26 after C-S held a seven point lead with about six minutes left, the Lady Panthers refused to bend this time, recording a 30-25 win over the Tigers Friday at C-S High School.  climax-scotts-sports.php


Taylor Macomber passes to a teammate during first half action Friday against Battle Creek St. Philip at C-S High School. Video highlights will be uploaded soon. (Photograph by Bruce Rolfe – property of the Climax Crescent) 

We've bundled up a slide show and video highlights package from the C-S Boys' 56-47 win over St. Phil...Click on this link  climax-scotts-sports.php 

Free Throw Line In 4th Quarter, Defense Key For Boys In 56-47 Win Over St. Phil

By Bruce Rolfe

Everybody expected a close game between Climax-Scotts and Battle Creek St. Philip. And they were right. climax-scotts-sports.php


Logan Hunter has a ball swatted away as he drives through the lane Friday against Battle Creek St. Phil. Video highlights will be uploaded soon. (Photograph by Bruce Rolfe – property of the Climax Crescent) 

C-S-M Wrestling Team Are Regional Champs; Quarterfinals Next Feb. 27 

  The Climax-Scotts-Martin wrestling team reached unchartered waters, at least in C-S school history, by winning the Division 4 Regional Championship Wednesday at Holton High School.

The Co-op wrestling team defeated Hesperia 40-39 in the regional semifinal and then claimed the regional trophy with a thrilling 37-36 win over Kent City in the regional championship match.   climax-scotts-sports.php

• 8 C-S-M Wrestlers Hope To Advance To State Finals To read rest of story purchase the February 20, 2015 Climax Crescent available February 19 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 

• Winning First Team District Since 2007, Claiming Regional Title, Can Do Nothing But Give C-S-M Wrestling Program A Huge Boost  To read rest of story purchase the February 20, 2015 Climax Crescent available February 19 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 


Winterfest Success At C-S!!! 

Let's hear it for our C-S student section!!. Video below.

Big Third Quarter Lifts Panthers To 65-35 Win Over Colon


By Bruce Rolfe

   Solid second half defense and numerous transition attempts that were fueled by a cold shooting Colon team in the second half helped the Climax-Scotts boys basketball team to a 65-35 SCAA win Friday at C-S High School on Winterfest night.  climax-scotts-sports.php 

   Riley Boomershine has a clear path to the basket during Friday’s game against Colon at C-S High School. (Photograph by Bruce Rolfe - Property of Crescent Publishing, Inc.). 

Reaching 100 Career Wins Very Rewarding For Zack Mobley

C-S Junior Sets His Sights On Loftier Team, Individual Goals

By Bruce Rolfe

Reaching 100 career wins has long been a milestone recognized in the wrestling community as an achievement that is not only rare, but is a symbolic number that links the athlete to hard work and dedication to his sport.

Many times a wrestler reaches the plateau his senior year, but Climax-Scotts High School’s Zack Mobley reached the coveted mark his junior season Feb. 4 at Lawton when he defeated Gobles’ Brandon Dembinski, 8-3. He followed the milestone win with a 5-4 decision over Lawton’s Jacob Grey the same evening.  To read rest of story purchase the February 13, 2015 Climax Crescent available February 12 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 Snap 4-Game Skid With 48-19 Win Over Colon


By Bruce Rolfe

   Staring at a four-game losing streak, the Climax-Scotts girls basketball team was eager to get back on the floor to put the losing skein to rest Friday night and it showed, as the Lady Panthers downed Colon 48-19 in an SCAA battle at C-S High School on Winterfest.  climax-scotts-sports.php

   Evelyn Lamb goes up with a shot inside during first half action against Colon Friday at C-S High School. (Photograph by Bruce Rolfe - Property of Crescent Publishing, Inc.). 

Climax Village Council Ponders Needed Changes To Adequately Fund Water System

Equipment Replacement, Maintenance Repairs To Library Approved

By Bruce Rolfe

The Climax Village Council approved two building maintenance projects and an equipment purchase totaling nearly $23,700 followed by lengthy discussion on how to adequately fund the village’s water system at Tuesday’s regular Climax Village Council meeting.

After discussing costs surrounding the Village’s water system at multiple meetings, the Council has come to the conclusion that revenues generated by the water system do not adequately meet all costs to keep the system functioning and maintained properly.  To read rest of story purchase the February 6, 2015 Climax Crescent available February 5 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 

 

2 Graduates Emphasize Education At G-A Laid Foundation To Successful Careers

Rick Lindsay Became Fighter Pilot In The Navy; Conrad Caines Is Well Known Horse Trainer Who Will Be Inducted Into Appaloosa Horse Hall Of Fame

By Bruce Rolfe

While they overcame greater challenges after high school in their line of work, two Galesburg-Augusta High School graduates recently inducted into the G-A Athletic Booster Hall of Fame insist the experience they received at G-A laid the foundation for successful careers the two have enjoyed.

Conrad “Connie” Caines, a 1957 graduate of G-A High School, is a successful horse breeder, trainer and judge.

Rick Lindsay, the Valedictorian of the class of 1971, enlisted into the Naval Academy, graduated in the top 10 percent of the Naval Academy and became a fighter pilot.    To read rest of story purchase the January 30, 2015 Climax Crescent available January 29 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 

New Galesburg Charleston Memorial District Librarian Excited About Opportunity

By Bruce Rolfe

Landing the Librarian position at the Galesburg Charleston Memorial District Library was certainly a positive step in Helena Hayes’ career. But because she’s beginning her new job shortly after a 1-mill, five-year proposal was approved by voters, the new librarian can’t help but bring a little extra enthusiasm to the job.

Hayes, who started at the GCMD Library in December after longtime Librarian Donna Kowalewski retired, said the approved millage proposal should help fulfill her vision of combining some new ideas with services that are already offered at the local library. To read rest of story purchase the January 30, 2015 Climax Crescent available January 29 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 

Galesburg-Augusta Athletic Hall Of Fame Welcomes Class Of 2015

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

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 

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)

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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