Dallas Froberg Continues Torrid Scoring Pace With Career High 37-Point Effort

Vosburg Pours In 21 Points In 83-21 Panther Victory

By Bruce Rolfe

After following up a career high 32-point effort in the season opener with a 28-point outburst last Thursday against Colon, Climax-Scotts High School junior continued his torrid scoring pace Monday with a new career high 37 point burst, helping the Panthers to an 83-21 non-league win over Calhoun Christian at C-S High School. climax-scotts-sports.php 

G-A Girls Basketball Team Holds Off Hackett, 25-22

In a game where both teams struggled offensively, the Galesburg-Augusta girls' basketball team came up with a few more shots down the stretch while playing strong defense to register a 25-22 win over Kalamazoo Hackett Friday at G-A High School.

G-A moves to 2-1 overall and 2-0 in the KVA.

Kathryn Dooley’s nine points paced G-A in scoring, and Madelyne Stadndley added seven rebounds and three blocks.

G-A will host Pennfield Tuesday.

Pick up the December 19 Climax Crescent for our expanded coverage of G-A sports.

 

   Cody Campbell goes to the basket hard during action Monday against Calhoun Christian. (Photograph by Bruce Rolfe - Property of the Climax Crescent). Purchase this photo without the water mark by calling the Crescent at 746-4331. 

 Our 2 video highlight segments are below from the boys' basketball game against Calhoun Christian.

Lady Panthers Move To 3-1 With 56-19 Win Over Litchfield

The Climax-Scotts girls’ varsity basketball team moved to 3-1 overall and 2-0 in the SCAA with a 56-19 SCAA win over Litchfield on the road Tuesday night.

C-S led the entire way, enjoying quarter leads of 15-7, 34-9 and 51-14.

Mary Smith led C-S with 16 points, Sydney Macomber, who nailed a trio of three-point baskets, pitched in with 13 points and McKenzie Hennessy added 10 points.

C-S will play at Hillsdale Academy Friday.

Our complete girls basketball coverage is available in the December 19 Climax Crescent, available December 18 on newstands.

 

Scoring Picks Up For Lady Panthers

Tops Calhoun Christian 55-14

By Bruce Rolfe

After managing just 50 points in the first two games of the season, the Climax-Scotts girls varsity basketball team more than doubled the two-game output Monday with a 55-14 win over Calhoun Christian at C-S High School. climax-scotts-sports.php

   Taylor Macomber (left) and Alexa Rivera tie up  Calhoun Christian's Kourtney Steele during action Monday. (Photograph by Bruce Rolfe - Property of the Climax Crescent). Purchase this photo without the watermark by calling the Crescent at 746-4331.

Our Video Highlight segment from the Calhoun Christian game is below. 

Photographs on slide show below are by Bruce Rolfe - Property of the Climax Crescent Newspaper. Purchase photos by calling 746-4331. Video below by Bruce Rolfe - Climax Crescent Newspaper. Please note slide show will look correct on a desk top computer but may not look properly on a tablet or cell phone.

Our YouTube video highlight segment from the C-S Elementary School Holiday Concert will be uploaded soon. 

  Our C-S Elementary students filled the air with some splendid sounds at the Holiday Concert Thursday. Enjoy a few of their songs in our YouTube video below. 

     The Climax-Scotts Elementary School students gave a spectacular performance in their Holiday Concert Thursday at C-S High School. Purchase this photo without the water mark or other selections at the Climax Crescent or by calling 746-4331. (Photograph by Bruce Rolfe - Property of the Climax Crescent) 

Short Evacuation At G-A Middle School

Smoke In Classroom Delays Classes

By Bruce Rolfe

Students and staff who were in the Galesburg-Augusta Middle School on VanBuren Street in Augusta Wednesday morning just before school started were quickly whisked out of the building and joined arriving students on school buses in the parking lot after smoke in a classroom was discovered.

 G-A Middle School interim Principal Al Lentz said shortly before 8 a.m. the building’s fire alarms went off and smoldering smoke was discovered in a classroom.

“We called the fire department, evacuated the building and they haven’t found the source, but there was smoke there and we have our maintenance people looking at it,” said Lentz.

Students were given the all clear to return to class shortly before 9 a.m.

 

Students are shown below being escorted back into the Galesburg-Augusta Middle School by firefighters after a brief evacuation Wednesday morning because of smoke in a classroom. (Video by Bruce Rolfe - property of the Climax Crescent). Our extensive coverage on this event can be read in the December 12, 2014 Climax Crescent.

Dallas Froberg Explodes For 32 Points In Panthers’ 60-52 Win

Panther Junior Knocks Down 5 Three-Pointers

By Bruce Rolfe

Climax-Scotts High School junior Dallas Froberg enjoyed a career scoring night and his teammates pitched in with a strong effort defensively, helping the Panthers to a 60-52 win over Athens Tuesday in the season opener at C-S High School.  climax-scotts-sports.php


(Dallas Froberg scored a career high 32 points Tuesday in C-S' 60-52 win over Athens. (Photograph by Bruce Rolfe/Property of the Climax Crescent)  

Highlights from the Athens game are below. 

   Sam Smith of Martin High School (right) wrestles C-S' Zach Scholly in the intraquad scrimmage Saturday at C-S High School. (Photograph by Bruce Rolfe - Property of the Climax Crescent)

   Pictured above is just one of many decorated fire trucks that participated in Galesburg's Winter Wonderland parade Wednesday. Purchase the December 5, 2014 Crescent for more photos. (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. 

  The C-S Elementary School Holiday Concert Thursday at C-S High School drew a packed house and the students did not disappoint. Purchase this photo without the water mark or other selections at the Climax Crescent or by calling 746-4331. (Photograph by Bruce Rolfe - Property of the Climax Crescent) 

 

We have the photos in our slideshow below and more for sale at the Climax Crescent. Call 746-4331 for details. 

Lady Panthers Struggle At Offensive End In 25-19 Loss To Athens

By Bruce Rolfe

The Climax-Scotts women’s varsity basketball team struggled offensively for the second straight game Tuesday, dropping a 25-19 decision to Athens at C-S High School.   climax-scotts-sports.php


  C-S' Taylor Macomber and this Athens player battle for a loose ball during action Tuesday. (Photograph by Bruce Rolfe/Property of the Climax Crescent) 

Highlights from the Athens game are below. 

A New Era Begins For Climax-Scotts, Martin Wrestling Programs

   The Climax-Scotts and Martin wrestling programs began a new chapter in their respective schools' history Saturday when the two teams enjoyed their first action together as a wrestling co-op team at an intrasquad scrimmage at C-S Jr./Sr. High School. The CSM team will begin the new season December 10 at Martin against Fennville. Read the December 12 Climax Crescent for more wrestling news.

   A beautiful fire works display lit up the sky over Galesburg following the Galesburg Winter Wonderland parade Wednesday. Purchase the December 5, 2014 Crescent for more photos. (Photograph by Bruce Rolfe - Property of the Climax Crescent).  

28-Day Sailboat Trip Down Mississippi, Ohio Rivers, Large Lakes, Offers Former Climax Resident Many Memories

By Bruce Rolfe

Former Climax resident Bill Soule must have felt a little like Huck Fin and the cast of Gilligan’s Island on a 28-day sailboat venture that took him across two large lakes, and down three major rivers on a journey that ended prematurely Nov. 7.

Soule, who was born on R Avenue and lived in Climax for 25 years with his wife Maris before the couple moved to Kalamazoo in 2001, said he gradually developed an ambition to sail from the couple’s current home in South Haven to Venice, Florida. To read rest of story purchase the November 21, 2014 Climax Crescent available November 20 at Quik Stop in Climax, Scotts Country Store and Deli and Scotts Corner Cafe' and Pease Packing in Scotts, the Galesburg Hardings 


 

 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

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.  

 

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

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. 

 

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

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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