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From the April 4, 2014 Climax Crescent

New fire truck arrives home in Galesburg

Driving straight through from Bradenton, Florida to Galesburg, four Galesburg/Charleston Township firefighters encountered a few challenges along the way but finally pulled the department’s new rescue-pumper into the Galesburg-Charleston Fire Station last Saturday afternoon.

The rescue-pumper fire truck, purchased from Pierce Manufacturing for $375,442 after the City of Galesburg and Charleston Township boards approved the purchase, will replace the local fire department’s old 1997 pumper-rescue fire truck.

Fire Chief Kevin Roomsburg, Lieutenant Mike Hayward, Safety Officer and Galesburg Mayor Carl Newton and firefighter Doug Spencer flew to Clearwater, Florida March 26. The local firefighters performed an inspection on the new fire truck where the rig was built the following day.

2 C-S forensics teams qualify for state finals

Two forensics teams from Climax-Scotts High School qualified for the State Finals with top 4 finishes at the Class C-D Regionals at C-S Jr./Sr. High School last Friday.

The Multiple team of Ben Middleton, Isaac Swager, Lydia Swager, Noah Eshuis, Abby Kinney and Ethan Simmons finished first with their performance of Ferris Bueller’s Day Off for a State Finals birth, and the Duo team of Kiah Gibbs and Darion Bartholomew finished third and also qualified for the State Finals.

Mary Smith finished fifth in Informative 9-10, Ashley Wagar placed fifth in Informative and Madyson Preston finished fifth in Prose. All three students qualify as alternates for the State Finals competition.

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From the April 2, 1999 Climax Crescent

Katie Forman is first team All-State; Jeanelle Longman
joins teammate on all-conference team

Climax-Scotts High School senior Katie Forman has been selected as a member of the Class D All-State volleyball first team. Forman, who was joined by teammate Jeanelle Longman on the SJV’s All-League first team, is a three-time all-conference player and completed her fourth year at the varsity level. The All-State team is selected by the Michigan Interscholastic Volleyball Coaches Association.
Forman, who led the team in kills with 448, holds single season school records for kills (448), digs (359), and player rating (3.92). She has totaled 1,025 kills in her 4-year varsity career.

Longman, a sophomore who just completed her second year at the varsity level, was the teams’ only setter in 92 of 96 games played this season. She established single season school records with 680 assists and statistical touches with 2,810. Jeanelle was sixth in the area in assists per game (7.39), was third on the team in serving (89%), digs (226), and second in player rating (2.84).

Benjamin Marlatt will attempt three trips
around local block on pogo stick

Let’s hear it for Benjamin Marlatt, an 8th grade student at Prairie Baptist School, who will be attempting to pogo stick around a downtown Climax block three times next Wednesday. Marlatt says he will begin his attempt at approximately noon April 6, going around Main, Cherry, Church and Maple Streets three times.
The April 9, 1999 Climax Crescent reveals Marlatt was successful.

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From the April 5, 1974 Climax Crescent

Former resident in Who’s Who

Mrs. Larry Rambow, Librarian at the Newaygo. Michigan Public Schools, has been cited in the 1974 edition of “Whos Who” in American Education as an “Outstanding Educator in America”. She commenced her continuous adventure at Climax Public Schools in 1937 as a Vocational Home Economics and Biology teacher.

Village Pres. and Clerk appointed

At the regular meeting Tuesday. April 2, Steve Johnson was appointed by the Village Council to the office of Village President and he accepted the office. The appointment was made necessary by the non-acceptance of Donald Sowles who was elected to that office by a write-in vote at the Village election. Don had served the Village as president since his appointment to the office October 1. 1968 to fill the unexpired term of William Harrison who found it necessary to resign. Mr. Sowles had been a trustee since the 1967 election and was serving as Pres. Pro-tem at the time of his appointment. Wallace Way has served the Village as Clerk since May, 1968 when he was appointed to fill the vacancy when John Odette resigned when he moved from Climax. Mr. Way chose not to accept the office this term. The vacancy has been filled by the appointment of Mr. Stanley L. Sunnock of 135 Watson Street, who accepted the office.

On Sale At Sinclair’s Market, Climax

Beef Chuck Roast - lb. $1.09; Skinless Franks - Spartan - lb. pkg. 79¢; Jiffy Cake Mixes - 9 oz. pkg. 13¢; Jiff Peanut Butter - 18 oz. jar 69¢; Spartan White Bread - 3 for $1.00, 20 oz. loaf; Spartan donuts - doz. 37¢; Pepsi Cola or Mountain Dew, 8, 16 oz. bottles - 89¢ plus deposit.

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From the April 8, 1949 Climax Crescent

Clean-Up Day in Climax April 22-23

The Climax Village Council designated Friday and Saturday, April 22-23 as Clean-Up Day for the Village of Climax. Put all rubbish in boxes, barrels or sacks and place at side of street and it will be disposed of by the Village.

On sale at Low’s, Climax

Pepto Bismol - 4 oz. 57¢; Clinton Pudding - 4 for 15¢; Paper Towels - 2 rolls 39¢; Mens Blue Bell Work Shirts, Size 14 1/2 - 17 - $1.49.

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From the April 4, 1924 Climax Crescent

Battle Creek Symphony Orchestra performing at M.E. Church

The Battle Creek Symphony Orchestra, under the direction of John B. Martin, will perform at the M.E. Church, April 10 under the auspices of the Women’s Study Club. Admission 50¢. Reserved seats 15¢ extra. Children under 12 35¢.

R. J. Bolster held up

One of the important items which we missed in last week’s issue was the hold up of R.J. Bolster, Saturday night, March 22. After he had closed up his store and was leaving for Battle Creek he halted at the crossing in Climax while a freight train was passing. He first noticed that his side door to his Dodge Roadster was open and on reaching out to close it was confronted by a stranger with a hand kerchief pulled over his face, who pointed a gun at him and demanded that he produce his wallet. Mr. Bolster had only eight dollars with him as he does not carry the receipts of the store.

He tried to talk the fellow out of the idea and even offered to divide his pile but was ordered to hurry up before he lost his temper.

It looks as though the job was done by an amateur and some one knowing local conditions pretty well.

On sale at Ira Barkley - Climax

$1.00 Brooms for - 89¢; 75¢ Brooms for - .69¢; Mop Sticks - .13¢; 5 Bars P.G. Soap - .25¢; Large Bottles Ammonia - .12¢; Bran Curtain Rods - 10¢.