Our video highlight package from the Michigan Center game is below.
  Cole Eshuis intercepts a pass in the end zone for C-S with 2:45 left in the second quarter Friday in the season opener against Michigan Center. (Photograph by Bruce Rolfe - Property of the Climax Crescent)

Big Second Half Lifts C-S Past Michigan Center

Schantz Explodes For 327 Yards Rushing

By Bruce Rolfe

After finding themselves trailing 14-12 at halftime, the Climax-Scotts football team kicked it into another gear in the second half to register a 48-14 non-league win on the road over Class C Michigan Center Friday in the season opener for both teams. climax-scotts-sports.php

C-S’ Kevin Langs Still Maintains A Strong Passion To Coach

Veteran Coach Entering 18th Year As C-S Varsity Football Coach

By Bruce Rolfe
After coaching his three sons, Tyler (2006 C-S graduate), Jordan (2008), and Beau (2010) throughout their high school football careers at Climax-Scotts and later watching all three move on to play at the collegiate level, the thought crossed some minds that longtime C-S varsity football coach Kevin Langs might consider stepping down.
But the longtime C-S coach was right back on the sidelines the following fall after Beau graduated in 2010.  For rest of story and more local news pick up our August 26, 2016 Climax Crescent available August 25, 2016 at Quik Stop in Climax, and Bowman's BBQ in Climax, Scotts Country Store and Deli and Scotts Corner Cafe' in Scotts and the Galesburg Hardings Market, or stop by the Crescent  
Blocked Off Door At Scotts Country Store Entrance Turns Colorful

A white board that covers up the South entrance of the Scotts Country Store after a driver accidently drove a truck through the door, has taken on a colorful look.  For rest of story and more local news pick up our August 26, 2016 Climax Crescent available August 25, 2016 at Quik Stop in Climax, and Bowman's BBQ in Climax, Scotts Country Store and Deli and Scotts Corner Cafe' in Scotts and the Galesburg Hardings Market, or stop by the Crescent 
Our First Youtube Video Highlight Segment of the 2016 Football Season Is Below - Enjoy!
C-S Football Media Day, Blue And Gold Scrimmage Set For August 13

Team Kicks Off New Season With First Day Of Practice Monday

The pre-season officially got under way for the Climax-Scotts football program Monday with the first day of practice.
The team practiced all week leading up to the annual media day and Blue and Gold scrimmage Saturday, August 13 at Big Blue Stadium.
The media day picture session will begin at 10:30 a.m., followed by the Blue and Gold scrimmage at noon. The public is invited to both of these events.  For rest of story and more local news pick up our August 12, 2016 Climax Crescent available August 11, 2016 at Quik Stop in Climax, and Bowman's BBQ in Climax, Scotts Country Store and Deli and Scotts Corner Cafe' in Scotts and the Galesburg Hardings Market, or stop by the Crescent 
It Could Have Been Much Worse

Scotts Store Owner, Employee Amazed Nobody Was Injured When Truck Came Crashing Through Door; Community Came Forward Immediately To Help With Cleanup Effort

By Bruce Rolfe
After Scotts Country Store owner Robert Beardsley took a few days to process what could have happened after the driver of a pickup truck accidently crashed through the Norscot entrance to his store July 20 with customers and employees inside, it leaves him amazed and very thankful no one got hurt.  For rest of story and more local news pick up our July 29, 2016 Climax Crescent available July 28, 2016 at Quik Stop in Climax, and Bowman's BBQ in Climax, Scotts Country Store and Deli and Scotts Corner Cafe' in Scotts and the Galesburg Hardings Market, or stop by the Crescent 
Vicksburg awarded $33,100 for blight demo  to make room for nature trailhead

Michigan Land Bank allocates nearly $305,000 in grants to combat blight in five communities

VICKSBURG, MICH. – Vicksburg residents are one step closer to enjoying a new nature trailhead in their neighborhood with help from a Blight Elimination Program grant awarded by the Michigan Land Bank Fast Track Authority. local-news-calendar-of-events.php
Our YouTube Video Highlight segment from the Eau Claire game is below. Enjoy.
Strong Opener For G-A

Terry Explodes For 242 Yards In 54-20 Ram Win

By Bruce Rolfe
  Galesburg-Augusta senior Tristan Terry sparked a huge offensive onslaught by his teammates in a 54-20 SAC win over Eau Claire Thursday at Galesburg’s Maskill Field.  galesburg-augusta-sports.php
  Tristen Terry follows blocker Abner Snyder during first half action against Eau Claire Thursday at Galesburg's Maskill Field. (Photograph by Bruce Rolfe - Property of the Climax Crescent)
G-A Football Team Hopes To Reach A New Level

By Bruce Rolfe
A losing culture has been a part of the Galesburg-Augusta varsity football program the last 15 years, but a squad of promising returners and a senior class that is eager to take the program to a new level, leaves Ram Coach Tony Smith hoping a turnaround will start in 2016.
The Rams opened the season August 25 at against Eau Claire at G-A High School (log onto www.theclimaxcrescent.com for details).  For rest of story and more local news pick up our August 26, 2016 Climax Crescent available August 25, 2016 at Quik Stop in Climax, and Bowman's BBQ in Climax, Scotts Country Store and Deli and Scotts Corner Cafe' in Scotts and the Galesburg Hardings Market, or stop by the Crescent  
G-A Superintendent Plans To Bring Reading To Students In A School Bus

Ram Reading Bus Nearly Ready To Hit The Road

By Bruce Rolfe
Galesburg-Augusta Superintendent Dania Bazzi has a passion to see G-A students succeed academically.
She knows a big part of student achievement is derived from reading, and it starts at a young age.
With the help of volunteers and a grant, Bazzi has figured out a unique way to provide more reading opportunities to G-A students by turning an old 1997 G-A school bus that was set to be retired and heading to the bus graveyard, into a reading bus.  For rest of story and more local news pick up our August 26, 2016 Climax Crescent available August 25, 2016 at Quik Stop in Climax, and Bowman's BBQ in Climax, Scotts Country Store and Deli and Scotts Corner Cafe' in Scotts and the Galesburg Hardings Market, or stop by the Crescent 


Garden Club Gives G-A Elementary School Students Hands On Gardening Experience

By Bruce Rolfe
Galesburg-Augusta students are often reminded about the importance of eating healthy. G-A Superintendent Dania Bazzi and some volunteers are taking the message to a new level this summer by giving young G-A students a hands on experience of planting, maintaining and growing produce in their own garden.  For rest of story and more local news pick up our August 26, 2016 Climax Crescent available August 25, 2016 at Quik Stop in Climax, and Bowman's BBQ in Climax, Scotts Country Store and Deli and Scotts Corner Cafe' in Scotts and the Galesburg Hardings Market, or stop by the Crescent
Bacterial Scare Put Season Opener In Jeopardy For C-S

10 Football Players Sent To Doctor But Cleared To Continue Practicing, Play Friday

By Bruce Rolfe
A bacterial concern recently that turned out to be common skin infections, could have left Climax-Scotts varsity football coach Kevin Langs in a position to forfeit the season opener Friday, but precautionary steps have been performed and the Panthers will play as scheduled at Michigan Center Friday.  For rest of story and more local news pick up our August 26, 2016 Climax Crescent available August 25, 2016 at Quik Stop in Climax, and Bowman's BBQ in Climax, Scotts Country Store and Deli and Scotts Corner Cafe' in Scotts and the Galesburg Hardings Market, or stop by the Crescent 


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.

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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