C-S softball Coach Pam Macomber visits with her players after the Lady Panthers fell to Concord 5-4 in 8 innings Saturday in the regional semifinals at C-S. (Photograph by Bruce Rolfe - Property of the Climax Crescent)

C-S Can’t Overcome 4 Errors In 5-4, 8-Inning Setback To Concord

By Bruce Rolfe

Climax-Scotts varsity softball coach Pam Macomber emphasized before Saturday’s regionals how her team would need to relax, not play nervous and have fun in the process.

For the most part, the Lady Panthers lived up to their coach’s ambitions, but the team could not overcome miscues and mental mistakes in a 5-4 setback to Concord in eight innings in the regional semifinal game at C-S High School. climax-scotts-sports.php

 

    Seniors Brandon Haynes (10) and Adam Audette (21) listen to Panther varsity baseball coach Kevin Langs following C-S' 4-2 loss to Concord Saturday in the regional semifinals at C-S. (Photograph by Bruce Rolfe - Property of the Climax Crescent)

Errors, Mental Mistakes Take Toll On Panther Baseball Team In Regional Semifinal Loss

C-S Manages Just 3 Hits In 4-2 Loss To Concord

By Bruce Rolfe

In a close game, pitching and limiting mistakes to a few, if not any are two keys most of the time..

The Climax-Scotts boys varsity baseball team could not overcome the pitching of Jacob Randall and three errors that added up to a 4-2 setback to Concord Saturday in the regional semifinal game at C-S High School.

Randall held C-S to just three hits and struck out five. climax-scotts-sports.php

 

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 

 

Make That 2 Panther Invite Championships In A Row For C-S

Alexa Rivera Delivers Clutch Walk-Off Single In 8th Inning To Win Opening Game Over Athens; Panthers Down Marshall 13-3 In Championship game

The Climax-Scotts varsity softball team used some late game heroics to advance to the championship game of the Panther Invitational Saturday and then the team posted a lopsided win in the championship game for its second straight Panther Invite championship trophy. climax-scotts-sports.php

 

Lady Panthers Register 2 Wins Over Camden-Frontier

Climax-Scotts varsity softball coach Pam Macomber received strong pitching in both games of a doubleheader Friday, helping the Panthers to an 11-0, five inning win over Camden-Frontier in the first game and a 13-3 win in five innings in the second game that also went five innings. climax-scotts-sports.php

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 

 

   G-A's Gunnar Clark delivers a pitch to the plate in the second game of a doubleheader against Lawton Thursday. (Photograph by Bruce Rolfe - Property of the Climax Crescent)

G-A Baseball Team Makes It 4 In A Row

The Galesburg-Augusta varsity baseball team registered 11-0 and 5-3 victories over Lawton Thursday at G-A High School to improve to 7-5.

The doubleheader sweep leaves G-A with a 4-game winning streak heading into Friday’s doubleheader at Comstock.

Gavin Miller had two hits in the opener and earned the win on the mound, allowing three hits.

Conner Beatty was 3-for-4 in the second game and Gunnar Clark earned the win on the mound.

Pick up the May 6 Climax Crescent for more details about this doubleheader and for your only local source of complete G-A JV and varsity sports coverage.

 

C-S Pitchers Hold Magi To 2 Hits In Opener But Can’t Overcome 7 Errors

Earn Split With 14-6 Win In Second game

Two Climax-Scotts pitchers combined to hold Colon to just two hits in the first game of a doubleheader, but the defense behind them along with some control issues on the mound contributed to a 5-2 setback in the first game of a doubleheader Tuesday at C-S Jr./Sr. High School.

The Panthers, now 5-2 overall and 5-1 in the SCAA, rebounded with a 14-6 win in the second game.  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 

C-S catcher Dylan Butler dives to catch this foul pop up during game one action against Colon Tuesday at C-S High School. (Photograph by Bruce Rolfe - Property of the Climax Crescent)

 Plow Days At Scotts Mill County Park 2016

C-S Track Teams Finish 3rd

Both the Climax-Scotts girls and boys track teams finished third in a quad meet at C-S Jr./Sr. High School Wednesday.

The Panther girls finished with 23.50 points, while the boys totaled 49.0 points.

Battle Creek St. Philip won the boys meet with 90 points and Hillsdale Academy won the girls meet with 97.50 points. Battle Creek St. Phlip was second in the girls meet with 84 points and Tekonsha/Marshall Academy finished with 12 points.

Hillsdale Academy was the runner up finisher in the boys meet with 63 points and Tekonsha/Marshall Academy finished with 13 points behind C-S.

Both C-S track teams will host Jackson Christian April 27 at 4:30 p.m.

A complete recap of Wednesday’s action will be published in the April 29, 2016 Climax Crescent

 

   Harriett Swager delivers a pitch to the plate during action Wednesday against Parchment. (Photograph by Bruce Rolfe - Property of the Climax Crescent) 

Parchment Uses Big Inning To Down C-S Softball Team

Climax-Scotts came roaring back from a 3-2 deficit with a seven run third inning, but Parchment shut the Panthers down the rest of the way and enjoyed a pair of big innings itself to produce a 16-9 non-league win over the home team at C-S High School Wednesday. climax-scotts-sports.php

Livestock, Farm Equipment, Vehicles Lost In Pole Barn Fire In Climax Township


5 Departments Toned To 44th Street Location


By Bruce Rolfe

A pole barn fire that killed livestock and destroyed farm equipment and vehicles, could have been much worse had it not been for the effort by five local fire departments to quickly contain the blaze and favorable wind conditions Sunday morning in Climax Township.

The pole barn, located at 10228 South 44th Street, Climax and owned by Bernard Sult, was fully involved with flames when the first Climax Township firefighters arrived between 10 and 10:30 a.m. last Sunday. For rest of story and more local news pick up our Aoril 15, 2016 Climax Crescent available April 14, 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 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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