Pittsford Rolls Lady Panthers 59-21

By Bruce Rolfe

Pittsford may have graduated several key players from last year’s Class D State championship team, but the Wildcats are still a team to take seriously, and the defending SCAA champions showed why Friday in a 59-21 win over the Climax-Scotts girls varsity basketball team. climax-scotts-sports.php

This One Wasn’t Very Pretty

Panthers Slammed By Athens, 84-46

By Bruce Rolfe

After beginning the new season with an impressive 62-58 overtime win over North Adams-Jerome behind inspired play, the Climax-Scotts varsity boys basketball team saw the roles reversed in an 84-46 setback at Athens Monday.

Lady Panthers Can’t Overcome Slow Start

Suffer First Loss Of Season At Athens 41-26

By Bruce Rolfe

A slow start, influenced by Athens’ tough interior defense, led to a 41-26 setback for the Climax-Scotts girls varsity basketball team Friday at Athens.

Panthers Grind Out Thrilling 62-58 Overtime Win Over North Adams-Jerome

Kenny Sattler Enjoys First Win As C-S’ New Coach

By Bruce Rolfe

It was a little closer than Climax-Scotts varsity basketball coach Kenny Sattler would have preferred for his first game as the new Panther boys basketball coach, but the first year coach was happy his team was able to find a way to grind out a 62-58 SCAA win over North Adams-Jerome in overtime at C-S Jr./Sr. High School Monday in the season opener. climax-scotts-sports.php

Lady Panthers Make Opener A Memorable One

By Bruce Rolfe

The Climax-Scotts girls varsity basketball team got the 2017-2018 season opener off to a memorable start, recording a 74-10 win over Tekonsha at C-S Jr./Sr. High School Friday night. climax-scotts-sports.php


Tree of Good Faith Donations Welcomed At Climax Banking Center

The Tree Of Good Faith has been put up at the Climax Banking Center and ready for local residents to help out a local family this Christmas season.
To read rest of story purchase the December 1, 2017 Climax Crescent available November 30, 2017 at Quik Stop in Climax, Scotts Country Store and Deli and Scotts Corner Cafe' in Scotts,the Galesburg Hardings Market in Galesburg or Bowman's BBQ and Meat Market and The Climax Crescent in Climax Click on the link below to subscribe to the Crescent

Returning Experience, Promising Junior Group Should Help C-S Girls Be Competitive

By Bruce Rolfe
A group of five returning varsity players who saw considerable playing time last year, including three starters, leaves Climax-Scotts girls varsity basketball coach Josh Vick optimistic his team will be competitive regularly this season.
The Lady Panthers, coming off a 13-9 overall finish and 10-5 record in the SCAA, good for a second place tie in the SCAA West, open the new season December 1 at home against Tekonsha.  To read rest of story purchase the December 1, 2017 Climax Crescent available November 30, 2017 at Quik Stop in Climax, Scotts Country Store and Deli and Scotts Corner Cafe' in Scotts,the Galesburg Hardings Market in Galesburg or Bowman's BBQ and Meat Market and The Climax Crescent in Climax Click on the link below to subscribe to the Crescent
New Chapter In G-A Girls Basketball Starts With Win

4th Quarter Defense, Withstanding Maple Valley’s 2nd Quarter Surge Keys 

Bob Verduzco started his first season as Galesburg-Augusta’s girls varsity basketball coach on a winning note as the Rams topped Vermontville Maple Valley 51-34 Tuesday on the road. galesburg-augusta-sports.php
Scotts Was The Center Of The Earth To June Bailey

Lifelong Resident Enjoyed Her Children, Grandchildren, Baking

By Bruce Rolfe
June Bailey gave a lot to Scotts, but it was Scotts that meant so much to her. A lifelong Scotts resident who enjoyed being around her family, operated a business in Scotts for over 50 years, loved her town and had a passion for baking, June passed away Tuesday evening at the age of 98 at the home of her son and daughter-in-law on the farm she was born at in Scotts. To read rest of story purchase the November 10, 2017 Climax Crescent available November 9, 2017 at Quik Stop in Climax, Scotts Country Store and Deli and Scotts Corner Cafe' in Scotts,the Galesburg Hardings Market in Galesburg or Bowman's BBQ and Meat Market and The Climax Crescent in Climax Click on the link below to subscribe to the Crescent


C-S School District Feels New State Law Places An Emphasis On Partnering With Parents

Third Grade Student’s Promotion To 4th Grade Is Based On Reading Proficiency

By Bruce Rolfe
While the Climax-Scotts School District feels regular parental involvement with a child’s educational process is important, the local school district feels networking with parents becomes even more critical as school districts across the state face a new state law surrounding reading proficiency.
The new state law states beginning in the 2019-2020 school year, a third grade student's promotion to grade four will be based on reading proficiency—with a possible retention in grade three lasting no more than one year.To read rest of story purchase the November 10, 2017 Climax Crescent available November 9, 2017 at Quik Stop in Climax, Scotts Country Store and Deli and Scotts Corner Cafe' in Scotts,the Galesburg Hardings Market in Galesburg or Bowman's BBQ and Meat Market and The Climax Crescent in Climax Click on the link below to subscribe to the Crescent


State Police Encourage Michiganders to make Winter Emergency Preparedness a Priority

Winter Hazards Awareness Week is Nov. 5-11

LANSING, MICH. With winter weather approaching, the Michigan State Police, Emergency Management and Homeland Security Division (MSP/EMHSD) is encouraging Michigan residents to make winter emergency preparedness a priority. local-news-calendar-of-events.php
Lady Rams Enjoy Impressive Bounce Back Win Over Zion Christian

By Bruce Rolfe
  It only took the Galesburg-Augusta girls varsity basketball team one game to get back in the win column as the Lady Rams captured a 46-30 win over Zion Christian Tuesday at G-A High School. galesburg-augusta-sports.php
Christmas in Climax this Saturday will provide Christmas Cheer for the Whole Family & Good Weather Prediction for the Event

By Crystal Rolfe
For those of you who missed last year’s event. Climax will be holding it’s 2nd Annual “Christmas in Climax” starting at 3 p.m. this coming Saturday, Dec. 2.  
The event will start off with the Climax Community Church providing Christmas Cookies, Hot Cocoa and Coffee from 3 to 5:30 p.m. Pastor Denny Veenkant, along with church members, will provide some great refreshments to get the festivities started. To read rest of story purchase the December 1, 2017 Climax Crescent available November 30, 2017 at Quik Stop in Climax, Scotts Country Store and Deli and Scotts Corner Cafe' in Scotts,the Galesburg Hardings Market in Galesburg or Bowman's BBQ and Meat Market and The Climax Crescent in Climax Click on the link below to subscribe to the Crescent

Climax Village Council Will Consider Gift Offer Made By Smith’s For Harvester Property

By Bruce Rolfe
The Climax Village Council unanimously agreed at its regular meeting November 21 to consider a gifting proposal made by the owners of the Harvester Restaurant Bar and Grill for the property where the business was located at 101 S. Main Street for one dollar. To read rest of story purchase the December 1, 2017 Climax Crescent available November 30, 2017 at Quik Stop in Climax, Scotts Country Store and Deli and Scotts Corner Cafe' in Scotts,the Galesburg Hardings Market in Galesburg or Bowman's BBQ and Meat Market and The Climax Crescent in Climax Click on the link below to subscribe to the Crescent
New Chapter In G-A Girls Basketball Begins

Backcourt Should Be Strength For First Year Coach Bob Verduzco

By Bruce Rolfe
First year Galesburg-Augusta girls varsity basketball coach Bob Verduzco is well aware of a winning culture that has existed within the girls basketball program at G-A for a number of years.
That is one motivating factor he points to when looking at his first season as G-A’s new coach. However molding a team into a solid unit that shows improvement as the season moves forward and getting the best out of his team is what Verduzco strives for.To read rest of story purchase the December 1, 2017 Climax Crescent available November 30, 2017 at Quik Stop in Climax, Scotts Country Store and Deli and Scotts Corner Cafe' in Scotts,the Galesburg Hardings Market in Galesburg or Bowman's BBQ and Meat Market and The Climax Crescent in Climax Click on the link below to subscribe to the Crescent

Galesburg Meat Company Opens New Store

Staff Thankful For Support During Rebuilding Process Following Fire

By Bruce Rolfe
A new chapter started for the owners and workers at the Galesburg Meat Company approximately two weeks ago when the Christian family opened their new store on Mill Street in Galesburg after fire destroyed the original business nearly 17 months ago.
After working out of a much smaller building where the family’s catering business is located next to the building that was destroyed by fire while the new structure was being built, the Christians now enjoy a beautiful, 3,600 square foot facility to operate the family owned business out of.To read rest of story purchase the November 10, 2017 Climax Crescent available November 9, 2017 at Quik Stop in Climax, Scotts Country Store and Deli and Scotts Corner Cafe' in Scotts,the Galesburg Hardings Market in Galesburg or Bowman's BBQ and Meat Market and The Climax Crescent in Climax Click on the link below to subscribe to the Crescent


Postal Service is Ready to Deliver More Than 15 Billion Pieces of Cheer This Holiday Season Including more than 850 million packages


WASHINGTON — The U.S. Postal Service will deliver more than 15 billion pieces of mail this holiday season. In the period between Thanksgiving and New Year’s Day, the Postal Service also expects to deliver 850 million packages, which is more than a 10 percent increase compared to the same period last year. local-news-calendar-of-events.php
 
Climax Landmark Goes Up In Flames

By Bruce Rolfe
   One of the Village of Climax’ oldest structures was destroyed by fire Saturday.
   A fire broke out in a living residence adjacent to the Harvester Restaurent in the mid-morning Saturday and quickly spread throughout the structure.
   Fire departments from Climax Township, Galesburg-Charleston, Pavilion, Leroy Township, the VA Fire Department and Bedford fire department were all called to the scene.
   Climax Assistant Fire Chief Sean Perrin said the structure will likely be a complete loss.
   Power to a large portion of the Village of Climax was shut off but was slowly being restored at approximately 2 p.m., however the part of town near the main four corners was still out after 5 p.m.
   A resident that lived upstairs and the owners of the building, Kyle and Athena Smith along with their three children and pet dog all made it out safely.
   Athena Smith said the Climax couple believes a space heater caused the fire.

   Please refer back to The Climax Crescent Facebook and website for updates and more video footage and photographs.

Homicide Charge Requested Against Former Climax Post Office Clerk

Janel Boer Arrested For Allleged Death Of Husband, Gregory Boer

By Bruce Rolfe
After over two weeks of investigation, the Kalamazoo County Sheriff’s Office requested a charge to the Kalamazoo County Prosecutor’s Office requesting a charge of homicide against Janel Boer March 1 for the death of her husband Greg Boer, 35, of Scotts and the charge has been authorized according to a release from the Kalamazoo County Sheriff Department.
Janel Marice Boer, 43, of Scotts, was arrested March 1 at approximately 12:30 p.m. without incident and is being held in the Kalamazoo County Jail.
On February 14 at approximately 1 p.m., the Kalamazoo County Sheriff’s office responded to a report of a male subject with a gun shot wound in the 9400 block of South 36th Street. He was identified as Gregory Boer and was pronounced deceased at that time. A manner and cause of death could not be determined at the time.
The Sheriff’s Department had to categorize the incident as a death investigation and would not release any further information until an autopsy was completed.
The Kalamazoo County Sheriff’s investigation evolved and Janel Boer, the victim’s wife, was developed in Mr. Boer’s death as a suspect.
Boer was a clerk at the Climax Post Office for approximately two years and prior to that she served as a clerk at the Scotts Post Office. It is not known how long she served as a clerk at the Scotts Postt Office or how long she has been a Post Office employee.
 
 
 

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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