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Local craftsman on target Local craftsman on target

Inside a spacious workshop nestled beneath the craggy shadows of the Mission Mountains, a dozen handcrafted archery bows in various stages of production await completion by father-son bowyers Dan and Jared Toelke. Nearly 20 years ago, Dan an avid outdoorsman, turned his passion for archery into a career by starting Toelke Traditional Archery. Whether it’s the size, power, or choice of wood veneers, the self-taught craftsmen are proud that no two bows are ever the same. Crafted from woods sourced from all over the world, hunters and recreational archers can choose from several different styles of recurve, long and a hybrid bows. The hybrid bow provides the user with the speed of ...


Public, tribal lands provide hunting and fishing opportunities Public, tribal lands provide hunting and fishing opportunities

According to Dave Bunnell, president of the Mission Valley chapter of Pheasants Forever, public lands are the stage for most hunting and fishing in the Mission Valley. “Ninety percent of hunters in the area spend 100 percent of their time hunting on public lands,” he said.  Hunting an...


Mission Valley hosts busy high school rodeo weekend Mission Valley hosts busy high school rodeo weekend

POLSON – The Montana High School Rodeo Association made a weekend stop in Polson at the Les Baldwin Arena located on the Polson Fairgrounds this past Saturday. More than 50 cowboys and cowgirls from high schools around Northwestern Montana saw competition during the rodeo event hosted by the Mission...


Vikings and Bulldogs tangle in district matchup Vikings and Bulldogs tangle in district matchup

CHARLO –  The Mission Bulldogs and Charlo Vikings football teams may both be playoff bound in late October, but on Friday evening, the big-game feel was already evident as the Bulldogs (2-1) visited the Vikings (2-1) in Charlo. The game ended in the Vikings' favor as they outscored the Bulldogs...


Mission brings cross-country race home Mission brings cross-country race home

ST. IGNATIUS – The Mission Bulldogs' cross-country team hosted a race for the first time in recent history on Tuesday, Sept. 11. “It was awesome, our first meet was a success,” Bulldog cross-country head coach Chris Eichert said.  Planning for the meet took some time. “Last...


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Sports shorts for Sept. 19, 2018 Sports shorts for Sept. 19, 2018

Football Dillon Beavers 35,  Ronan Chiefs 0 In Dillon, the Ronan Chiefs were shut out 35-0 on Friday evening. Against a stout Beaver defense, the Chiefs where held to 99-yard total offense. Hamilton Broncs 48,  Polson Pirates 12 On the road, the Pirates fell 0-4 on the...


Volleyball teams thank emergency responders, remember 9/11 Volleyball teams thank emergency responders, remember 9/11

RONAN – The events of Sept. 11, seventeen years ago, were remembered before the girl’s volleyball game on Tuesday. Emergency responders, law enforcement and those who responded to the Twin Tower events were honored. Local responders were also thanked for the work they do to help people every day....


One point made the difference One point made the difference

RONAN – The Stevensville Yellowjackets eked out a slim win over the Ronan Chiefs in their season home opener on Friday evening at home. The Yellowjackets walked off the field with the win, besting the Chiefs 26-25, in a game that came down to the final minutes. While this is the second loss in a row...


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