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C-S’ Magical Season Ends In Semifinals Against Portland St. Patrick 49-6

By Bruce Rolfe

   A season that was filled with firsts, memories that will last a lifetime and success, came to an end for the Climax-Scotts football team Saturday in the 8-man Division 2 semifinals with a 49-6 loss to Portland St. Patrick at Portland Public Schools field...climax-scotts-sports.php

Our YouTube video highlight package from the Onekama Regional championship game is below. Enjoy.

C-S Advances To Semifinals

Will Play At Portland St. Patrick Next Weekend For An Opportunity To Advance To The State Championship Game

By Bruce Rolfe

Friday night’s Division 2 8-man regional championship contest at Climax-Scotts High School didn’t start out very well for the Panthers when Onekama scored just 1:32 into the game.

However just like this team has done all season long, the Panthers bounced back with grit, determination and hard play to secure a 34-22 win over the Portagers for the school’s first regional championship trophy playing 8-man football.climax-scotts-sports.php

Panthers Capture First Playoff Win Playing 8-Man Football

C-S Tops Brethren 26-6

By Bruce Rolfe

In a season of firsts, the Climax-Scotts football team added another rather important memory by recording the first playoff win in 8-man football at C-S with a 26-6 win over Brethren at C-S High School Friday on a cold night. climax-scotts-sports.php

Martin Enjoys First Undefeated Regular Season In School History At C-S’ Expense

By Bruce Rolfe

Martin enjoyed its first regular season undefeated season in school history since 1950 according to Michigan-football.com Friday by capturing a 26-24 win over Climax-Scotts at Big Blue Stadium in Climax on senior-parent night. climax-scotts-sports.php

Colon Thumps C-S For SCAA A Division Lead

42-0 Loss Is Worst Setback For C-S Since 2001

By Bruce Rolfe

Climax-Scotts has been on the winning side of many lop-sided games over the years, however Colon turned the tables and left the Panthers facing a wide-margin defeat Saturday in a re-scheduled game at C-S High School with a 42-0 win, spoiling C-S' homecoming. climax-scotts-sports.php

C-S Offense, Defense Comes Up Big In 34-22 Win Over Bellevue

By Bruce Rolfe

There were highlights on both sides of the ball Friday night for the Climax-Scotts varsity football team in a 34-22 win over Bellevue at Big Blue Stadium.

2012 C-S High School Graduate Hopes Circus Sept. 8 Will Inspire Others To Chase Their Dreams, Showcase Community Support The Area Offers

8 Performers Lined Up For 6 Acts At C-S High School

By Bruce Rolfe
Jake Hinga, a 2012 graduate of Climax-Scotts High School isn’t bashful when it comes to telling others about the positive experience he had growing up in a small, rural community.
But the former Climax resident is also a prime example that chasing goals and dreams is possible.

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Offense Comes Alive For C-S In 48-34 Win Over Lawrence

By Bruce Rolfe

   The Climax-Scotts varsity football team moved to 2-0 with a 48-34 win over Lawrence in a return trip to the site where the Panthers lost their first playoff game in 1990. climax-scotts-sports.php

8-Man Football Launches On A Winning Note For C-S

Zach Kienast’s Two Fourth Quarter Interceptions Key In 16-12 Win

By Bruce Rolfe

The 8-man football era returned to Climax-Scotts on a winning note as the Panthers downed Wyoming Tri-Unity Christian 16-12 Friday at Big Blue Stadium before a large crowd who enjoyed a handful of surprises. climax-scotts-sports.php

G-A Strong On Both Sides Of The Ball In 33-22 Season Opening Win Over River Valley

By Bruce Rolfe
   The Galesburg-Augusta varsity football team showed diversity offensively and was strong on the defensive side of the football leading to a 33-22 non-league win over River Valley Thursday in the season opener at Maskill Stadium in Galesburg.galesburg-augusta-sports.php
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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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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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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