And The Snow Removal Season Begins Again For Climax DPW

Village of Climax Department of Public Works employee Dorian Holcomb is pictured moving snow Wednesday. The first large accumulation of snow moved through the area Monday night and Tuesday, leaving the DPW crew pretty busy cleaning the village’s streets and sidewalks. Thanks guys! 

The C-S volleyball team congratulates each other following a 3-0 loss to Mendon Thursday in the Regional Championship match. The Lady Panthers were the first C-S team to advance to the regional finals since the 1978 team won the regional title. (Photograph by Bruce Rolfe - Property of the Climax Crescent) 

A Regional Loss But C-S Pride Is Glowing Bright

Mendon Downs Panther Volleyball Team, 3-0

By Bruce Rolfe

Instead of hanging heads, lots of tears and sad faces, the Climax-Scotts volleyball team could be seen giving each other high fives and patting each other on the back following a 3-0 loss to Mendon in the Class D regional championship match Thursday at Mendon. climax-scotts-sports.php 

The Lady Panthers celebrate after winning the Class D regional semifinal match to move into the regional championship match Thursday at 7 p.m. at Mendon High School. (Photograph by Bruce Rolfe - property of Crescent Publishing, Inc.) 

Going For The Regional Title

Lady Panthers Down Tri-Unity Christian, 3-1; Face Mendon In Regional Championship Match Thursday

By Bruce Rolfe

The Climax-Scotts volleyball team has reached unchartered waters that has not been accomplished at C-S since 1978 and the team is not ready to stop.

The Lady Panthers will face Mendon in the regional championship match for the first time since 1978 after downing Tri-Unity Christian Tuesday at Mendon High School in the Class D regional semifinal contest, 3-1climax-scotts-sports.php

Disappointment In Mendon

Hornets Use Big Second Half To Capture 35-8 Win Over C-S In District Title Game

By Bruce Rolfe

Turnovers, coming up short in the red zone, injuries and possibly running out of steam all contributed to Climax-Scotts’ 35-8 setback to Mendon Saturday at John Schwartz Field in the District Championship game.  climax-scotts-sports.php

   This reception by Cody Campbell from Ethan Vosburg that covered 29 yards set up C-S' second quarter touchdown. (Photograph by Bruce Rolfe - Property of the Climax Crescent) 

  The C-S volleyball team poses with the district trophy the team won Thursday. (Photograph by Bruce Rolfe - Property of the Climax Crescent) 

Our Youtube special tribute to the 2004 C-S State Champions is below. Sorry for the delay, but there were some technical issues. 

 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

Our Video segment from last Sunday's flag retirement ceremony in Galesburg is below. Enjoy! 

Flag Retirement Ceremony, Remembering Veterans Allows Former Galesburg Resident Opportunity To Carry On Something His Father Started

Event Started By Kay Maxson In Galesburg Overseen By Jeff Maxson, Boy Scout Troop #265

By Bruce Rolfe

These have been challenging days for former Galesburg resident Jeff Maxson.

He told a gathering at a flag retirement ceremony Sunday in Galesburg both his father Kay, and mother, Marylin Maxson, are in the hospital.

A longtime Boy Scout leader, Kay started holding flag retirement ceremonies approximately 30 years ago in the City of Galesburg as an opportunity to properly retire flags while using the event as an educational tool for local Scouts. But because of some health challenges Kay’s battling, Jeff and his wife Donna have stepped in along with the local Boy Scouts overseeing some of the flag retirement ceremonies Kay used to be in charge of, including last Sunday’s event in Galesburg near the Galesburg Museum.  To read rest of story purchase the November 14, 2014 Climax Crescent available November 13 at Quik Stop in Climax, Scotts Country Store and Deli and Scotts Corner Cafe' and Pease Packing in Scotts, the Galesburg Hardings 


Ashley Wagar Is Michigan Agri-Business Association Educational Trust Scholarship Recipient 

Scholarship program, now in its 41st year, will provide a total of $6,500 to nine Michigan students

LANSING – Climax resident Ashley Wagar is one of nine students that will receive scholarships the Michigan Agri-Business Association (MABA) announced this week.

The students will receive the scholarships through the MABA Educational Trust for higher education study in spring 2015.  To read rest of story purchase the November 7, 2014 Climax Crescent available November 6 at Quik Stop in Climax, Scotts Country Store and Deli and Scotts Corner Cafe' and Pease Packing in Scotts, the Galesburg Hardings 

Our YouTube video highlight segment from the Pittsford playoff game is below. Enjoy! 

No More Climax Lumber Yard Building 

The demolition process started on the old Climax Lumber yard building Friday and it didn’t take long for workers to get the structure down Friday. The building was foreclosed by the County and after it was not sold at a County auction, the property was turned over to the Village of Climax. The two units of government will share in the cost of the demolition. We will have a video segment of the demolition process uploaded soon.  

Take a look at the demolition process at the old lumber yard building on our Youtube segment below.

 THE PLAYOFFS BEGIN FRIDAY....LET'S GET CHARGED UP BY REMEMBERING THE 2004 STATE CHAMPS 

It’s a Pittsford Rematch In Playoff Opener At C-S Oct. 31

The Climax-Scotts football team will see a familiar rival when the Division 8 playoffs open Oct. 31 - Pittsford.

The two SCAA teams will square off Oct. 31 at 7 p.m. at C-S High School.

The two teams met during the regular season when the Panthers registered a 44-14 win at Pittsford.

C-S, winners of the SCAA title the last six years, will enter Friday’s playoff contest with an 8-1 record, while Pittsford brings a 7-2 mark into the game.

Colon will play at Mendon in the other district clash and then the two winners will meet in the district title game the following weekend.

 

Our Youtube Video Highlight Segment From The Spring Lake Game Is Below. Enjoy. 

 Our YouTube Video Highlight Segment From the North Adams-Jerome game is below - enjoy!.

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. 

Rehabilitating Old Structure In Scotts Brings Back Memories For Hugh Swager

Scotts Man Plans To Restore Old Gas Station 

By Bruce Rolfe

A Scotts man is rehabilitating an old structure in this small town so he can bring a building back to life where many memories were established, while enjoying a location to perform some of his own projects.

Hugh Swager, who grew up in Scotts, remembers the old Days 76 gas station on South 36th Street in Scotts was once the hub where many local residents used to gather or do business, including his family. To read rest of story purchase the October 3, 2014 Climax Crescent available October 2 at Quik Stop in Climax, Scotts Country Store and Deli and Scotts Corner Cafe' and Pease Packing in Scotts, the Galesburg Hardings 


Our YouTube Video Highlight Segment from the Adrian Lenawee Christian Game Is below - Enjoy! 

 

Our YouTube video highlight segment from the Athens is available below. 

Our YouTube Video Highlight segment from the Rams' season opener is below. Enjoy. 

Our YouTube live video segment from Francis Smith's memorable event co-piloting a Stearman Bi-Plane. Video and photos by Bruce Rolfe - Property of Crescent Publishing Co.

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

 

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.

G-A Hall Of Fame Welcomes Class Of 2014

   Legendary Coach Bill Maskill visits with one of his former players, Greg Austin, a member of the 1990 G-A High School football team that was inducted into the G-A Sports Hall of Fame Saturday. (Photogray by Bruce Rolfe - Property of the Climax Crescent). Our You Tube video segment from this event will be uploaded soon.  For more photos go to galesburg-augusta-sports.php

Click the YouTube link below and the G-A Sports link above to view video highlight segments from the 2014 G-A Athletic Hall of Fame.  galesburg-augusta-sports.php 

    Coach George McGinnis (right) visits with Bob Adkins at the 2014 G-A High School Sports Hall of Fame ceremony Saturday.  (Photogray by Bruce Rolfe - Property of the Climax Crescent). Our You Tube video segment from this event will be uploaded soon.   For more photos go to galesburg-augusta-sports.php

   The 1990 G-A High School Football team was one of three teams and five individuals welcomed into the G-A Athletic Hall Of Fame during a ceremony Saturday at G-A High School (Photograph by Bruce Rolfe - property of Crescent Publishing Co.). For more photos go to galesburg-augusta-sports.php

BE AWARE OF CARBON MONOXIDE DANGERS

LANSING, Mich. – As temperatures continue to hover around 0 degrees with wind chills at 25 below or colder, citizens are encouraged to be aware of the dangers associated with carbon monoxide poisoning when using alternative heating sources to warm their homes. 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 

Ruckus At Climax Township Board Meeting

Supervisor Asks Police To Have Citizen Removed, Calls For Backup

By Bruce Rolfe

Tuesday’s regular Climax Township Board meeting started routinely, but shortly before the meeting ended it became quite lively when a Climax Township citizen was asked to leave the room by a Kalamazoo County Sheriff officer and the Climax Township Supervisor called for police backup on his cell phone.To read rest of story purchase the August 16, 2013 Climax Crescent available August 15 at Sinclairs Market and 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 

Climax Man Receives Arrest Warrant Following Incident at Township Board Meeting

By Bruce Rolfe

A Climax Township man who was asked to leave the August 13 Climax Township Board meeting by a Kalamazoo County Sheriff Lieutenant, received a warrant for his arrest for disturbing the peace according to the Sheriff’s DepartmentTo read rest of story purchase the October 11, 2013 Climax Crescent available October 10 at Quik Stop in Climax, Scotts Country Store and Deli and Scotts Corner Cafe' and Pease Packing in Scotts and the Galesburg Hardings Market, or at the Crescent 

     Climax Township Supervisor Don Schultz calls the Kalamazoo County Sheriff's Department for backup after an unruly citizen disrupted Tuesday's Township Board meeting. (Photograph by Bruce Rolfe - Property of the Climax Crescent)

Dave’s Bargains In Climax Is  Open

By Bruce Rolfe

Local residents will have a new business to shop for new and inexpensive household and other items at bargain prices next week if plans move forward as planned.

Dave Perry, owner of Dave’s Bargains, 151 South Main Street, Climax (the old school house, township hall and Masonic Lodge), plans to open the new business August 28 from 9 a.m. - 4 p.m.

Perry, who also owns a Dave’s Bargains in Gregory, and plans to open a third store in Homer in October or November, will be open in Climax on Wednesdays and Thursdays from 9 a.m. - 4 p.m. To read rest of story purchase the August 23, 2013 Climax Crescent available August 22 at Sinclairs Market and 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 

 

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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