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Magnum Sports offers archery for all


By Morgan McManimon-Myers

Mon, Feb 23rd, 2015
Posted in Chatfield The Great Outdoors

Marvin and Hunter (Hercules) Hobbs working at Magnum Sports. Photo by Morgan McManimon-Myers



When MSX NexGen corporation began, it was simply a business started in a garage. Since that point, it has expanded greatly to include equipment, ranges, and lessons for all hunting and fishing sports needs. Regarding their selection of hunting and fishing goods, the manager of Chatfield’s Magnum Sports location Jason Voletz states, “If we don’t have it or can’t get it for you, you probably don’t need it.” He speaks with confidence of the excellent service Magnum Sports has to offer, saying, “the service is great – it’s not a big box store, so we can actually take time with customers and get them what they need.”

One area in which Voletz has witnessed a growing interest is archery. He reports there have been more people – kids, adults, and seniors – coming in for archery equipment and range shooting than he has ever noted in the past. This may in part be due to the fact that the 60 and above age group can now legally hunt with crossbows without a special permit. Voletz attributes the growing popularity of the sport to low ammunition prices, the appeal to every age group, and something the whole family can do together. Voletz says that often the parents who bring their kids in to learn and practice take up archery themselves. In addition, he reports it is “pretty economical once you’ve invested in equipment.”

A huge focus for Magnum Sports is on youth involvement. This is evidenced by the well-attended youth league, which meets every other Saturday for ten weeks, and welcomes ages up to 13 years. Turnout has been good this year, with seventeen participants, and the cost is $25 a person. There is a teen league that meets every Sunday for 10 weeks, at $50 per person. Monday through Thursday sees the adult paper league (which shoots at paper targets) going for $80 for 10 weeks, as well as an adult dart league in which participants shoot in live animal simulation scenes, which costs $100 for 10 weeks. Participants are encouraged to bring their own equipment, but if one doesn’t have it, Magnum provides bows participants can use. For youth and adults interested in getting competitive, Magnum Sports also has a 3-D shooting team that participates in tri-state tournaments.

Voletz is supportive of youth getting involved in archery, since it is a great way to get active and away from the screens that are so often a part of recreation time. He expresses how fun it is to see the l .....
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Chatfield resident wins $100,000 lottery prize

Mon, Feb 16th, 2015
Posted in Chatfield Features

ROSEVILLE, MN. – Steven Hrstka of Chatfield won $100,000 playing the Lottery’s $100,000 Wild Cherries scratch game. Hrstka purchased his winning ticket at Sunshine Foods, 237 Main St. N. in Chatfield. He claimed the prize on Feb. 10 at Lottery ..... 
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Charles “Charlie” Pavlish

Mon, Feb 16th, 2015
Posted in Chatfield Obituaries

Charles “Charlie” Pavlish, 100, passed away at Trinity Care Center in Farmington on Tuesday, February 10, 2015. Charlie was born December 20, 1914 to Adolph and Josephine (Troyak) Pavlish. He was born in Chatfield on the land near where the ..... 
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Donald Paul Hrstka

Mon, Feb 16th, 2015
Posted in Chatfield Obituaries

Donald Paul Hrstka, 79, of Chatfield passed away at the Chatfield Care Center on February 4, 2015. Don was born December 23, 1935 to Fred and Mary (Urban) Hrstka in Lourdes, Iowa. Don Attended schools in Chatfield and graduated from Chatfield Hig ..... 
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Chatfield approves first consideration for three ordinances

Mon, Feb 16th, 2015
Posted in Chatfield Government

Early in January the Chatfield City Council authorized city attorney Fred Suhler to draft three ordinances. The first consideration on each of these ordinances was approved at the February 9 meeting. Councilors Dave Frank and Paul Novotny were ab ..... 
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Birth Announcement - Jaxon Douglas McCabe

Mon, Feb 9th, 2015
Posted in Chatfield Social Scenes

Jaxon Douglas McCabe Jaxon Douglas McCabe was born December 19, 2014 to Joe and Amanda McCabe of Chatfield, Minn. Jaxon weighed 7 lbs 10 oz and was 21 inches long. He is welcomed by a brother, Trayton and a sister, Addison. Grandparents are Doug & ..... 
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Landscape designer Charles Seha receives MNLA award for Excellence In Landscape

Mon, Feb 9th, 2015
Posted in Chatfield Home & Garden

Several members of the Minnesota Nursery and Landscape Association (MNLA) were recently honored with the 2015 MNLA award for Excellence In Landscape. Among those honored was landscape designer Charles Seha. A panel of practicing professionals in l ..... 
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Chatfield fills EMS support position

Mon, Feb 2nd, 2015
Posted in Chatfield Government

During a relatively brief Chatfield City Council meeting held January 26, Rocky Burnett was introduced and hired to fill the EMS Support Position vacated by Nancy Timm, the new deputy clerk. Ambulance Director Sue Kester reported that there had ..... 
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Chatfield Brass Band invites new members

Mon, Jan 26th, 2015
Posted in Chatfield Social Scenes

Rehearsals are beginning for the Chatfield Brass (and woodwind) Band, as they prepare music for the summer concert season. The band invites instrumentalists of all ages to come to rehearsals and join the band. The CBB is a traditional concert band t ..... 
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