Many Activities Planned Makes Climax The “Place To Be” This Memorial Day

Parade Set For 10 A.M.; Activities At High School, Hickory Heights, Car Show Highlight Big Day

The Climax Department of Public Works crew has done a spectacular job getting the village spruced up and Prairie Home Cemetery looking very impressive.

Now it’s time to remember our fallen heroes and those that have passed, take in the annual  Memorial Day parade, listen to an important message or two at the monument in the Village Park and in Prairie Home Cemetery, and enjoy a bevy of activities planned around the village following the parade.  To read rest of story purchase the May 22, 2015 Climax Crescent available May 21, 2015 at Quik Stop in Climax, Pease Packing, Scotts, Scotts Country Store and Deli and Scotts Corner Cafe' in Scotts and the Galesburg Hardings Market, or stop by the Crescent 

Memorial Day Planning  - IN THE WORKS!

By Crystal Rolfe

   Plans are being made for the busiest day of the year here in Climax. There will be excitement in the air as we celebrate this most important holiday, but we NEED YOUR HELP!

   Starting with the parade at 10 a.m., those participating need to line up at the C-S American Legion Post #465 at 9 a.m. The Legion is located at 6101 S. 44th St. in Climax  To read rest of story purchase the May 22, 2015 Climax Crescent available May 21, 2015 at Quik Stop in Climax, Pease Packing, Scotts, Scotts Country Store and Deli and Scotts Corner Cafe' in Scotts and the Galesburg Hardings Market, or stop by the Crescent 

Blessing of the Bicycles In Climax Memorial Day

Giving Away 2 New Bicycles 

and 25 Bicycle Helmets to first 25 kids! To read rest of story purchase the May 22, 2015 Climax Crescent available May 21, 2015 at Quik Stop in Climax, Pease Packing, Scotts, Scotts Country Store and Deli and Scotts Corner Cafe' in Scotts and the Galesburg Hardings Market, or stop by the Crescent 

PANCAKE BREAKFAST - Memorial Day In Climax

Climax United Methodist

Community Building - 133 East Maple St., Climax

Memorial Day Monday, - May 25, 2015

7:00 a.m. - 9:00 a.m.

To read rest of story purchase the May 22, 2015 Climax Crescent available May 21, 2015 at Quik Stop in Climax, Pease Packing, Scotts, Scotts Country Store and Deli and Scotts Corner Cafe' in Scotts and the Galesburg Hardings Market, or stop by the Crescent 


 

C-S School Board Approves New Math Curriculum At Elementary School

By Bruce Rolfe

With a continuing objective to achieve student academic growth that leads to an increased number of students meeting or exceeding state standards, the Climax-Scotts Board of Education unanimously approved (6-0, board member Tom Nabozny was not present) the purchase of a new math curriculum for K-5 elementary school students at the Board’s regular meeting Monday.  To read rest of story purchase the May 22, 2015 Climax Crescent available May 21, 2015 at Quik Stop in Climax, Pease Packing, Scotts, Scotts Country Store and Deli and Scotts Corner Cafe' in Scotts and the Galesburg Hardings Market, or stop by the Crescent 

 

Lady Panthers Control Their Own Destiny To Win Conference

Sweep Tekonsha; 1 win Over North Adams Tuesday Gives Team Division Title

The Climax-Scotts varsity softball team controls its own destiny in its quest to win the SCAA West Division title after the team captured a pair of SCAA wins over Tekonsha Thursday, 17-2 and 16-1.

C-S, now 18-4 overall and 16-2 in the conference, can win the West Division title all to itself with one win in Tuesday’s home doubleheader against North Adams-Jerome in the regular season finale.

Sydney Macomber had three hits and drove in a run and Lydia Swager drove in three runs with a pair of hits.

Taylor Macomber allowed just one hit in the four-inning first game to earn the win. She struck out three and walked two.

Allison Kienast tossed a four-inning no-hitter in the second game. She struck out three and walked one.

C-S only had three hits but took advantage of 16 walks, including four to Taylor Macomber.

C-S Bitten By Error Bug In 9-2 Loss To Schoolcraft

After enjoying eight hits or more the last eight games including double figure hit totals in six of the last eight games, the Climax-Scotts varsity baseball team struggled to generate many scoring opportunities against Class C Schoolcraft Wednesday in a 9-2 non-league loss at C-S High School.

C-S, now 19-6 overall, only had two players produce hits, Dylan Butler and Brandon Haynes with two hits each.

C-S hurt itself by committing four errors, leading to a handful of unearned runs.

T.J. Gibson started and suffered the loss, giving up 11 hits and nine runs over five and two-thirds innings, but not all of the runs were earned.  C-S Coach Kevin Langs felt Gibson pitched well and remained composed for a sophomore facing a Class C school that is headed toward winning the KVA title.

C-S will play a doubleheader at Tekonsha Thursday.

 

C-S Baseball Team Wins 2 More SCAA Contests At Burr Oak

Vosburg Rips Two Home Runs, Drives In 6; Campbell, Chase Audette Combine On Perfect Game

Climax-Scotts varsity baseball Coach Kevin Langs received a strong pitching performance in both games of a doubleheader sweep over Burr Oak Monday but the sweep was dotted by many contributions at the plate as well. climax-scotts-sports.php 

Burning Permit Required Before You Burn In Climax Township

A friendly reminder that if you plan to burn brush, you need to call the Climax Township Fire Department in advance for a burning permit.

Climax Township Fire Chief Scott Smith said residents should simply call 746-4664 and leave your name, phone number, what types of items you plan to burn and your address.

There is no cost, but if a Climax Township resident fails to call in advance and the fire department is called to the location, you could face a fine from the Township.

Climax Township residents should also be aware of the winds, and Smith reminds the public it is illegal to burn furniture and mattresses.  

 

Missing Dog

Wishbone has been missing since May 14th. He is blind in one eye and is almost 20 years old. Last seen on 1/2 mile road in East Leroy. Please call 269-979-8776 or 269-967-7680 if you see him.

C-S Baseball Team Gets Back In Win Column With 2 Wins At Tekonsha

The Climax-Scotts varsity baseball team quickly shook off Wednesday’s 9-2 loss to Schoolcraft by registering a pair of SCAA wins over Tekonsha on the road Thursday, 11-1 and 10-0.

Both games were five inning contests.

Adam Audette was the winner on the mound in the opener and Joel Richardson tossed a one-hitter to win the second game.

Additional details from both games was not available.

C-S, now 21-6 overall and 17-1 in the SCAA, will close out the regular season Tuesday at home in a doubleheader with North Adams-Jerome.

 

 

C-S Softball Team Drops 11-1 Decision To Schoolcraft

A six-run first inning got visiting Schoolcraft off and running in an 11-1 non-league victory over the Climax-Scotts varsity softball team Wednesday at C-S High School.

Schoolcraft’s big inning, coupled with four C-S errors, was too much for the Panthers to overcome.

The Panthers, who fall to 16-4, were in the midst of a stretch of games when the offense was heating up, but Schoolcraft pitching held the home team to six hits by six different players, including just one extra base hit, a double by McKenzie Hennessy.

Allison Kienast pitched the first three innings and was tagged with the loss after allowing seven earned runs. She struck out two.

Taylor Macomber pitched the final four innings and gave up three earned runs with one strikeout and one walk.

C-S will play a doubleheader at Tekonsha Thursday. 

 

Sheriff’s Department Presents Climax Township Fire Department With Generator

Kalamazoo County Sheriff Richard Fuller presented the Climax Township Fire Department with a generator that will be used as a back up source for the radio tower on top of the Village of Climax water tower.

Fuller presented the generator to the local fire department before the fire department’s regular business meeting Tuesday. To read rest of story purchase the May 1, 2015 Climax Crescent available April 30, 2015 at Quik Stop in Climax, Pease Packing, Scotts, Scotts Country Store and Deli and Scotts Corner Cafe' in Scotts and the Galesburg Hardings Market, or stop by the Crescent 


Volunteers Desperately Needed At Lawrence Memorial Library

Could Lose State Funding If  Library Hours Are Reduced

The only all volunteer library in the State of Michigan, needs your help to keep vital state funding revenue.

Currently the library is experiencing a shortage of volunteers, especially to work at the front desk. To read rest of story purchase the April 17, 2015 Climax Crescent available April 16, 2015 at Quik Stop in Climax, Pease Packing, Scotts, 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. 

 

 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

 
 

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.

 

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)

 

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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