Is A 4-Way Stop Needed At Intersection Of 42nd Street And ON Avenue Where 22-Year-Old Climax Woman Was Killed?

RCKC Considers Many Factors Determining Whether A 4-Way Stop Is Needed; Woman Killed In Accident Identified

A Climax woman killed in a two-car collission at the intersection of 42nd Street and ON Avenue just west of the Village of Climax March 22, has been identified as 22-year-old Nicole Jones, 22, by the Kalamazoo County Sheriff’s Department.
In the days following the tragedy, the Climax Crescent Facebook page not only had a very large number of viewers reached (over 37,000) and shares, but a steady flow of comments after the news story was posted on the Crescent Facebook page.  For rest of story and more local news pick up our March 31, 2017 Climax Crescent available NOW 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  Subscribe to the Crescent by following the picture of the newspaper below.
The question of whether a 4-way stop is needed at the intersection of 42nd Street and ON Avenue surfaced after a 22-year-old Climax woman was killed at the intersection March 22. (Property of the Climax Crescent)

Climax Man Authors Children’s Story Book
By Bruce Rolfe
A Climax man who wrote a poem that was published in the Climax Crescent he thought in 2014, recently became inspired to turn the poem into a children’s story book.
A lifelong resident of the agricultural community of Climax, Tim Loveland’s story book is titled, “The Young Farmer’s Plan”, the same title he named the poem. For rest of story and more local news pick up our March 24, 2017 Climax Crescent available NOW 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  Subscribe to the Crescent by following the picture of the newspaper below.
Village Curbside Trash Pick Up Set For May 20; Recycling Pickup Is Every Other Thursday

There has been some confusion whether recycling pickup in the Village of Climax for Best Way customers takes place every other Thursday or the first and third Thursday.
Best Way Disposal has told the Crescent recycling pick up in the Village is every other Thursday.
The Village Curbside Trash Pick Up dates for Best Way customers only has been set for May 20 and September 30.
     We have placed the recycling schedule below for 2017. Recycling week pickup is highlighted with the yellow marker.
Scotts Business Owners Join Relief Effort; Semi Truck Drivers Donate Time, Fuel To Get Donated Hay To Kansas

By Bruce Rolfe
When the owners of a Scotts meat packing company learned about a relief convoy effort that started March 17 in Genesee County and focused on donating agricultural supplies to assist farmers in Colorado, Kansas, Oklahoma and Texas that have been devastated by wildfires, there was no hesitation about joining the effort.  For rest of story and more local news pick up our March 31, 2017 Climax Crescent available NOW 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  Subscribe to the Crescent by following the picture of the newspaper below.

Local Truck Driver Moved By Experience Helping Farmers In Another State

Kansas Couple Very Grateful For Relief Assistance

By Bruce Rolfe
Nicholas Rietkerk, of Kalamazoo and son of Scotts Post Office Rural Route mail carrier Randy Rietkerk, knew he was doing the right thing when he committed his semitruck, time and fuel delivering large round hay bales last weekend to farmers in Kansas that were devastated by wildfires.
He joined another truck driver, Matt Krawczak, who resides near Saginaw, at Pease Packing last Thursday where the Scotts Meat Packing owners donated 38 large round bales of hay the two transported to a farm in Kansas.  For rest of story and more local news pick up our March 31, 2017 Climax Crescent available NOW 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  Subscribe to the Crescent by following the picture of the newspaper below.
More Funding For Roads, Ordinance Enforcement Included In Climax Village Council 2017-2018 Budget 

Health Insurance Enhancements For Full Time DPW Employees Approved; East And West Hancock Street Will Be Rebuilt

By Bruce Rolfe
With an objective of maintaining its roads and attempting to enforce ordinances, the Climax Village Council approved the 2017-2018 budget at its regular meeting Tuesday earmarking more funds for those two areas.
The Council unanimously approved the 2017-2018 budget and a resolution to set the 2017-2018 general fund operating millage rate at 9 mills and water hydrant fund at 2.5 mills. Both are the same figures that was approved for the 2016-2017 budget that expires March 31.
The overall approved 2017-2018 budget made up of four major funds, totals $489,044 in revenues and expenditures.  For rest of story and more local news pick up our March 24, 2017 Climax Crescent available NOW 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  Subscribe to the Crescent by following the picture of the newspaper below.
Climax Woman Killed In 2-Car Collision in Climax Township

A Climax woman was killed and an Athens woman was injured following a two-car collision at the intersection of 42nd Street and ON Avenue just west of the Village of Climax Wednesday between 10 and 10:30 a.m.
The Kalamazoo County Sheriff's Department identified the victim Thursday as Nicole Jones, 22, of Climax. According to the Kalamazoo County Sheriff's Department the 22-year-old Climax woman was eastbound on E. ON Ave. and failed to stop for the stop sign at S. 42nd St. She was struck by a southbound pickup truck driven by a 32-year-old Athens woman. Jones sustained fatal injuries as a result of the crash. The 32-year-old Athens woman was not injured.
Climax Township and Galesburg-Charleston Township firefighters arrived a short time after the collission and administered CPR for approximately 30 minutes on the victim.
       The name of the driver who was not injured was not released.

Bond Conversation Launched By C-S School District

Local School District Looking At May, 2018 Proposal

By Bruce Rolfe
After briefly discussing the option of putting a bond issue before Climax-Scotts voters in the future at previous meetings, the C-S Board of Education seemed more receptive to the idea at the February 20 regular school board meeting and appear ready to move ahead with the plan. local-news-calendar-of-events.php
Mark Stephenson Steps Down As G-A Girls Varsity Basketball Coach

Assistant Coaches Bret Stephenson And Vickie DeLeon Also Stepping Down

By Bruce Rolfe
The trio that has been a face of the Galesburg-Augusta girls varsity basketball coaching ranks for many years, is stepping down.
G-A coach Mark Stephenson and assistant coaches Bret Stephenson and Vickie DeLeon held a special team meeting March 2 to inform players in the program about their decision, the day after G-A lost to Springport in the districts. Mark said rumors started to surface and he wanted to tell the players face to face as soon as possible. For rest of story and more local news pick up our March 10, 2017 Climax Crescent available NOW 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  Subscribe to the Crescent by following the picture of the newspaper below.

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.
Climax Teenager Meets Life EMS Paramedic Who Transported Her And Her Mother To Hospital The Night She Was Born

By Bruce Rolfe
While the fire that destroyed the Harvester Restaurant left an overall somber mood last Saturday in the Village of Climax and surrounding area, there was one uplifting moment for Climax resident Jenna Audette.
Jenna, who was taking photographs for the Climax Crescent, had the opportunity to meet the Life EMS paramedic who transported her and her mother the night she was born in 2000 at her home in Climax to the hospital, last Saturday as she was snapping photographs. For rest of story and more local news pick up our March 10, 2017 Climax Crescent available NOW 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  Subscribe to the Crescent by following the picture of the newspaper below.

 
 

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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