Chance To Grow As A Baseball Player Motivated Brandon Haynes To Choose KCC
By Bruce Rolfe
Climax-Scotts High School senior Brandon Haynes may have been considering another local community college to play baseball at, but in the end, he was convinced Kellogg Community College was the place he felt could help him grow as a player.
After considering Kalamazoo Valley Community College, Haynes signed a letter of intent to play baseball at Kellogg Community College during a letter signing ceremony June 2 at KCC. For rest of story and more local news pick up our June 10, 2016 Climax Crescent available June 9, 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
2011 G-A Graduate Begins Career Ambitions At Michigan State Police Training Academy
Greg Nichols Hopes To Specialize In Methamphetamine Enforcement
By Bruce Rolfe
As a member of the Galesburg-Charleston Township Fire Department the last five years, Greg Nichols has interacted and worked along side law enforcement officers on various calls to gain a pretty good understanding what their job entails.
Nichols, a 2011 graduate of Galesburg-Augusta High School, started a career ambition of becoming a Michigan State Police trooper Monday when he began a rigorous 22-week course at the 130th Michigan State Police Training Academy in Lansing. He joined 69 other prospective troopers at the Training Academy, which he said takes place Monday-Friday from 5 a.m. to 10 p.m. For rest of story and more local news pick up our June 10, 2016 Climax Crescent available June 9, 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
C-S graduate and former C-S elementary School teacher Linda Gillentine is pictured with the Western Michigan University Human Performance Health Education Alumni Honor Academy Award she received recently.
1960 C-S Graduate Still Enjoying Career In Education After Four Plus Decades
Linda Gillentine Receives Prestigious WMU Human Performance Health Education Alumni Honor Academy Award
By Bruce Rolfe
When most people reach the age of 75, they’re typically settled into retirement.
But 1960 Climax-Scotts High School graduate and former C-S Elementary School teacher Linda (Rowe) Gillentine still has a drive to make an impact on children and adults in education. For rest of story and more local news pick up our June 10, 2016 Climax Crescent available June 9, 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
Barred Owl Struck By Car In Area Is Rehabilitated, Released Back Into Wild In Climax Township
By Bruce Rolfe
An act of kindness carried out by a Climax man and follow up rehabilitation services offered by a Vicksburg couple gave a barred owl a second chance at life last Saturday when the owl was released back into the wild in Climax Township.
The Climax man, who did not want to be identified, said he and his son found a female barred owl that appeared to have been struck by a car, along the side of the road on 36th Street near O Avenue. For rest of story and more local news pick up our Aoril 1, 2016 Climax Crescent available March 31, 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
Scotty “Bud” Melvin has been one of Kalamazoo’s most popular radio personalities since 1988. (Photograph courtesy of WZUU)
Scotty “Bud” Melvin Still Enjoying Life Behind A Microphone
Popular Kalamazoo Radio Personality Now Program Director At WZUU
By Bruce Rolfe
Although Scotty “Bud” Melvin has been in radio for nearly 30 years and faced some challenges along the way, one of Kalamazoo’s most popular radio personalities is having just as much fun today as he did when his budding career started in 1987. local-news-calendar-of-events.php
Megan Macomber slides safely into home plate just ahead of a throw during action against Colon Tuesday. (Photograph by Bruce Rolfe - Property of the Climax Crescent)
C-S Coach Praises Team For Late Comeback In Setback To Colon, Quick Bounce Back Win In Nightcap
Face Athens In Opener Of Panther Invite Saturday
While the end result was a loss, Climax-Scotts varsity softball coach Pam Macomber was upbeat about her teams’ seventh inning rally that fell short 15-14 in the first game of a doubleheader split against Colon Tuesday at C-S High School.
The Panther coach was equally pleased her team responded from the frustrating loss with an 11-6 win in the second game.
The split sends C-S into tonight’s SCAA doubleheader at Camden-Frontier with a 5-3 overall record and 5-1 in the SCAA. Colon improves to 9-6 and 3-1. For rest of story and more local news pick up our Aoril 29, 2016 Climax Crescent available April 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
T.J. Gibson makes a put out at first base during action Wednesday against Parchment. (Photograph by Bruce Rolfe - Property of the Climax Crescent)
C-S Drops Heartbreaker To Parchment In 10 Innings
The Climax-Scotts varsity baseball team suffered a 12-7 loss to Parchment in 10 innings Wednesday in the season opener at C-S High School. climax-scotts-sports.php
C-S Softball Team Blanked In Opener
The Climax-Scotts girls varsity softball team dropped a 7-0 non-league decision to Olivet on the road Tuesday in the season opener.
C-S managed just three hits in the game – two by Mckenzie Hennessy and one by Taylor Macomber.
Taylor Macomber started and suffered the loss, allowing three runs over two innings pitched on one hit and three walks.
C-S will host Parchment Wednesday at 4:30 p.m. in a single game.
Todd Myers Is 1st Individual C-S Wrestler To Be Named To Academic All-State Team
C-S-M Earns Academic All-State Team Honors
By Bruce Rolfe
Climax-Scotts High School senior Todd Myers became the first individual wrestler in school history to be named to the Michigan Wrestling Association’s Academic All-State squad, but his Climax-Scotts-Martin teammates will also share similar honors as a team. For rest of story and more local news pick up our Aoril 1, 2016 Climax Crescent available March 31, 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
Wayne Roelof Was A Man With Many Interests Who Touched The Lives Of Many
Former Roelof Dairy Owner Passes Away Unexpectedly
By Bruce Rolfe
A lifelong Galesburg resident whose grandfather started one of Galesburg’s most recognized businesses is being recalled as a hard working and fair business person, a good family man and a person who had many interests.
Wayne Roelof, 67, died unexpectedly March 15 in Battle Creek. For rest of story and more local news pick up our March 25 Climax Crescent available March 24, 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
Hall Of Fame At G-A Welcomes 2 Teams, 3 Individuals
The 2008 Ram softball team was KVA and Division 3 State Champions. (Photograph by Bruce Rolfe - Property of the Climax Crescent)
The 1970 G-A boys tennis team was KVA, Regional and Class C -D State Champions (Photograph by Bruce Rolfe - Property of the Climax Crescent)
Tom Dieterman ranks 2nd in career rushing at G-A with 2190 yards. He was a starting halfback on the 1966 and 1967 G-A teams that went undefeated and won KVA and Class C state championships (Photograph by Bruce Rolfe - Property of the Climax Crescent)
Steve Howes left his mark at G-A on the wrestling mat. His highlight was his junior year when he was KVA champion, regional champion and state champion. He finished his career with a 137-26 record. (Photograph by Bruce Rolfe - Property of the Climax Crescent)
Galesburg-Augusta 2016 Hall Of Fame Night Reception & Introductions Video
A New Era In Climax Begins
Bowman’s BBQ & Meat Market Now Open
By Bruce Rolfe
The wait is finally over.
After delays and anticipation by local residents who often inquired when their new store would open, Frank and Sue Bowman opened Bowman’s BBQ & Meat Market Monday to a steady traffic of appreciative customers.
The old Sinclair’s Market grocery store had sat idle since August 24, 2013, when owners Mark and Ann Sinclair retired and closed the doors.
Owners Frank and Sue Bowman of Climax, purchased the building from the Sinclairs in January, 2015 and immediately started the lengthy process of renovating the store to tailor their vision of offering multiple services under one roof. For rest of story and more local news pick up our December 18, 2015 Climax Crescent available December 17, 2015 at 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
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.
Bret Stephenson earned 8 varsity letters with 4 in basketball and 4 in baseball. Bret's career stats in basketball placed him 23rd in the state in free throws made with 337, 19th in the state with 869 rebounds, and 19th in the state with 200 blocked shots. (Photograph by Bruce Rolfe - Property of the Climax Crescent)
Dale Martin was emcee of the Hall of Fame program and has been a big contributor towards the success of the Hall of Fame ceremony. (Photograph by Bruce Rolfe - Property of the Climax Crescent)
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
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 half. local-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.