History Of Pasture Golf Outing In Scotts
G-A 6th Grade Service Project Leaves Students, Guests With A Smile

G-A Middle School 6th Grade Students Have Been Serving Local Senior Citizens Breakfast 20 Years

By Bruce Rolfe
It was hard to determine who was having more fun at last Friday’s annual 6th grade service project at the Galesburg-Augusta Middle School - the students or senior citizens who were served breakfast.

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G-A Senior Handles Season Ending Injury With Positive Outlook

Macy Sierengowski Injured At Beginning Of The Season But Continues To Support Teammates At Practices And Games

By Bruce Rolfe Galesburg-Augusta senior Macy Sierengowski had high expectations heading into the new girls basketball season. The G-A senior was joining a handful of returners and group of first year players that created optimism for a possible extended post season run...   To read rest of story purchase the February 15, 2019 Climax Crescent available February 14, 2018 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

Breaking School Record Takes Pressure Off Jordan Tutt

C-S Senior Is New All Time Career Wins Leader 

By Bruce Rolfe
While he would have preferred to have become the new school record holder for career wins at Climax-Scotts by winning an actual match instead of winning by a forfeit, Panther senior Jordan Tutt is proud of his past achievements that put him in the position to become the new school record holder at the team districts February 6 at Bloomingdale. 
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Lady Panthers Push But Can’t Overtake St. Phil

Sluggish 3rd Quarters Stalls Comeback

By Bruce Rolfe

   Trailing by just three points at halftime, the Climax-Scotts girls varsity basketball team were hoping the third quarter would bring the adjustments and energy needed to overtake Battle Creek St. Philip.climax-scotts-sports.php


G-A’s Multiple Pronged Attack Too Much For Lady Panthers

Inside Game, Rebounding Key In 41-19 Win

By Bruce Rolfe

   The Galesburg-Augusta girls varsity basketball team put it all together Monday night and Climax-Scotts did not have an answer in a 41-19 Ram win at G-A High School. climax-scotts-sports.php

Hackett Pulls Away From G-A Boys After Competitive First Quarter

  For one quarter the Galesburg-Augusta boys varsity basketball team were very competitive with SAC Valley Division leaders Kalamazoo Hackett, but the Irish turned up the intensity at both ends of the floor over the final three quarters to register a 81-29 victory over G-A Friday on Snowcoming night at G-A High School.  galesburg-augusta-sports.php
Hackett's Free Throw Shooting, G-A Turnovers Down The Stretch Lead To 32-24 Setback For Lady Rams

By Bruce Rolfe
   Hackett took advantage of eight more free throw opportunities in the fourth quarter and a handful of Galesburg-Augusta turnovers over the final two and a half minutes of the game, leading to a 32-24 setback for the Lady Rams Friday on Snowcoming at G-A High School. galesburg-augusta-sports.php
Special Mother, Daughter Bond That Started Years Ago Continues Today At G-A

Vickie DeLeon Embraces The Opportunity To Have Her Daughter Anna Be A Part Of The Coaching Staff

By Bruce Rolfe
Galesburg-Augusta girls varsity basketball coach Vickie DeLeon talks fondly about the days when she played basketball at G-A and later when she served 27 years coaching at various levels in the G-A girls basketball program, the influence her late mother, Doris Born, had on her during that time.

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Extreme Cold Temperatures Create Additional Challenges For Firefighters

House Near Intersection Of T And S. 39th Street Total Loss

By Bruce Rolfe
Structure fires can bring their own set of challenges and safety issues for firefighters. But when bitterly cold temperatures with wind chills approaching minus 40 degrees and a lot of snow is on the ground, it takes the level of difficulty firefighters can face off the charts.

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State Police Warns Of Malicious Email Campaign

   LANSING, MICH. The Michigan State Police (MSP), Michigan Cyber Command Center (MC3) is noticing an increase in fraudulent emails containing malicious links or attachments that are being sent to businesses and individuals across Michigan. local-news-calendar-of-events.php
Scotts Farmer Recognized For Using New Seed Corn Treatment

Ed Sturm Enjoys Higher Yield, Healthier Crop

By Bruce Rolfe
It’s the middle of winter and thoughts of planting corn is still in the back of many farmer’s minds, however a Scotts farmer can’t wait to plant his next crop of corn and with good reason. To read rest of story purchase the February 1, 2019 Climax Crescent available January 31, 2018 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

Barn Theatre Representative Applies For Zoning Amendments

Public Hearing Scheduled For February 19

A public hearing on proposed zoning ordinance text amendments in Charleston Township has been scheduled for February 19 at 7 p.m. at the Charleton Township Hall, 1499 S. 38th Street, Galesburg.  To read rest of story purchase the February 1, 2019 Climax Crescent available January 31, 2018 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


A Weekend Warmup Could Mean Flooding: Here’s What to Know

   CHICAGO – After a historic Arctic freeze across much of the Midwest, flooding concerns aren’t likely top of mind for most. However, with a possible temperature swing of 60 to 70 degrees in many areas by the weekend, the risks of flooding from snow melt, ice jams and water run-off are very real. And those risks will remain a threat as we get closer to the warmer months of Spring. local-news-calendar-of-events.php
State Fire Marshal Urges Home Heating Safety as Bitter Temps Grip Michigan

   LANSING, MICH. With the winter of 2019 wearing on with increasingly frigid temperatures, State Fire Marshal Kevin Sehlmeyer today urges fire safety for all Michiganders, especially the elderly who are most at risk when it comes to fire. local-news-calendar-of-events.php
Team Unity, Belief In Each Other Were Keys In 1998 G-A Girls Volleyball Teams’ Run To Quarterfinals

Team Defeated No. 1 and No. 2 State Ranked Teams In The Same Day To Capture District Title

By Bruce Rolfe
Coming off a .500 season, the expectations for the 1998 Galesburg-Augusta girls volleyball team weren’t very high for some.
But a team with great chemistry who believed in themselves and were guided by a coach who believed in her team, put together a very special season in 1998, putting G-A volleyball on the map as a solid program to contend with.  To read rest of story purchase the January 25, 2019 Climax Crescent available January 24, 2018 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
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G-A Hall Of Fame Inductees Reflect Back On Support, Strong Community Ties

By Bruce Rolfe
While the two individuals and two teams that were inducted into the Galesburg-Augusta Athletic Hall of Fame played or coached during different eras at G-A, a common theme was often heard at last Saturday’s Hall of Fame induction at G-A High School.
The athletes talked about a caring coaching staff, parental and community support and how G-A athletics helped shaped them into the person they are today.  To read rest of story purchase the January 25, 2019 Climax Crescent available January 24, 2018 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
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Eddie Sturm Has Been A Football Icon At C-S

Longtime Sideline Assistant Will Be Inducted Into C-S Athletic Hall Of Fame Feb. 1

From Eddie’s plaque and the Climax Crescent 
Eddie Sturm, the popular sideline assistant of the Climax-Scotts football team, will join the 2004 Division 8 C-S State Champion football team being inducted into the C-S Athletic Hall of Fame at halftime of the C-S-Athens varsity basketball game February 1. To read rest of story purchase the January 25, 2019 Climax Crescent available January 24, 2018 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
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2004 C-S State Champion Football Team, Eddie Sturm Will Be Inducted Into C-S Athletic Hall Of Fame February 1

By Bruce Rolfe
One of Climax-Scotts’ most cherished football teams and a popular sideline assistant who has been a part of C-S football for 20 years will be inducted into the C-S Athletic Hall of Fame February 1. To read rest of story purchase the January 25, 2019 Climax Crescent available January 24, 2018 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
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Double Overtime Loss For Lady Rams Stings

Delton Outscores G-A 10-4 In Second Extra Session

By Bruce Rolfe
  For a few moments it looked as if the Galesburg-Augusta girls varsity basketball team might sneak out a win in regulation, but Delton’s inside game forced overtime and ultimately was a key in securing a 52-46 win in double overtime Friday at G-A High School. galesburg-augusta-sports.php
“I was doing what I thought and felt was right”

With Fire Closing In, Battle Creek Man Takes Heroic Action To Pull Man From Vehicle Seconds Before It Went Up In Flames In Charleston Township

By Bruce Rolfe
A Battle Creek man who came upon a 1-vehicle accident last Saturday on MN Avenue just west of 38th Street in Charleston Township, took swift action that likely saved the life of the driver when he faced a fiery situation yet pulled a man out of the vehicle seconds before it became totally engulfed in flames.  https://etypeservices.com/PublisherMailRedirection.aspx?PublicationID=krcsu56R11F+S11R5nM=&ReturnURL=https://etypeservices.com/Climax%20CrescentID754/

Too Much Firepower

Athens’ Quickness, Balanced Attack Too Much For C-S

By Bruce Rolfe

    While the Climax-Scotts boys varsity basketball team enjoyed a decent shooting night from the floor, when the team missed, a very athletic Athens squad got out on the break quickly, leading to a 72-57 setback for the Panthers at Athens Thursday. climax-scotts-sports.php

Lady Panthers Pin 43-27 Setback On Colon In Carol Vick Memorial Game

By Bruce Rolfe
The Climax-Scotts girls varsity basketball team capped a very special evening with a 43-27 win over Colon Friday in the Carol Vick Memorial game at C-S Jr./Sr. High School. climax-scotts-sports.php

C-S Finds Way To Hold Off Colts

Panthers Hold Off Hillsdale Academy 40-34

By Bruce Rolfe

   After racking up 85 points Monday in a win over Burr Oak, the Climax-Scotts boys varsity basketball team struggled offensively Thursday but still found a way to defeat Hillsdale Academy 40-34 at C-S Jr./Sr. High School. climax-scotts-sports.php

Balanced Effort Leads To 85-45 Win For Panthers

By Bruce Rolfe
The Climax-Scotts boys varsity basketball team packaged together many qualities a coach is looking for to register an 85-45 SCAA win over Burr Oak Monday at C-S Jr./Sr. High School. climax-scotts-sports.php
Girls Hold Off Tigers 48-39

By Bruce Rolfe
The Climax-Scotts girls varsity basketball team held off a fourth quarter Lawrence rally to claim a 48-39 non-league win over the Tigers Thursday at C-S Jr./Sr. High School. climax-scotts-sports.php
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New Galesburg Mayor Has Passion To Build On Numerous Positives Taking Place In City

By Bruce Rolfe
While Lori West and her husband Steven raised their children in the northeast corner of Barry County where their four children attended the Vermontville Maple Valley School District, the couple commuted to work in Kalamazoo for years. They soon embraced the City of Galesburg’s charm and small town appeal.
After raising their children, the couple decided to down size and recalled that small town charm Galesburg offers, choosing to move to the city in September, 2015 as a new place to live and work. 

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Local Classmate Of Erik Cross, Family Members Hope State Attorney General Will Accept Cold Case

VHS Graduate Was Killed June 26, 1983; Family Frustrated County Prosecutor Has Not Moved Forward Despite Request For Arrest Warrants

By Bruce Rolfe
The sister of Erik Cross, who was murdered June 26, 1983 and left by the side of the road near his parent’s home outside of the Village of Vicksburg, is hoping Michigan Attorney General Bill Schuette will accept the cold case of her brother for investigation and prosecution after she encountered frustration at the County level.
Jackie Mitchell, along side of retired Kalamazoo County Under Sheriff Paul Matyas, made the announcement at the Village of Vicksburg’s historic village gazebo Tuesday. To read rest of story purchase the March 16, 2018 Climax Crescent available March 15, 2018 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


G-A Graduate Humbled To Be Inducted Into Michigan Wrestling Association Hall of Fame

Frank Cox Has Been Assistant Coach At Westland John Glenn High School 27 Years, Was a Two-Time State Runner-Up, Member Of Two State Champion Football Teams At G-A

By Bruce Rolfe
When looking back on his high school career and a long coaching career that continues, Galesburg-Augusta graduate Frank Cox finds it ironic how life’s journey can bring similarities for a father and his son.
Cox, a 1968 G-A High School graduate, was coached in wrestling at G-A by his father Al Cox and was a two-time state runner-up in wrestling under his father’s guidance at G-A. To read rest of story purchase the October 19, 2018 Climax Crescent available October 18, 2018 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

PFAS Levels In Village Of Climax Water System Are Almost Non-Existent

City Of Galesburg Has Not Received Results Yet

By Bruce Rolfe

Perfluoroalkyl and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) at higher than recommended levels in the City of Parchment, parts of Cooper Township, and near the Air National Guard Base in the City of Battle Creek have left some residents in the Village of Climax and City of Galesburg a little curious about the safety of their water.

While the City of Galesburg is still waiting for results, Village of Climax Department of Public Works Manager Mike Gibson received good news Wednesday.  To read rest of story purchase the August 3, 2018 Climax Crescent available August 2, 2018 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


Eddie Sturm Earns 3 Gold Medals At Special Olympics

Congratulations to Eddie Sturm, of Scotts, who earned three gold medals at the Special Olympics May 31-June 2 in Mt. Pleasant.
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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



 

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