Baldwin resident wins muzzleloader

BALDWIN — Rex Radden, of Baldwin, was the grand prize winner of the muzzleloader given away at the Lake County Sportsman’s Club steak fry on Nov. 14.

The steak fry was a fundraiser for the club to continue to develop its property into a sportsman’s club site.

“The steak fry was a big success,” Greg Nichols Jr, club president, said. “We want to thank everybody who came out that night.”

Sponsors included Ace Hardware, Verdun Funeral Home, Tim Steele, Chuck Barron with High Tower Fire in Bitely and the M37 Meat Shack.

The fundraising efforts, Nichols said, will enable the club to break ground on its trap and skeet range this spring. The clubgrounds is located near the Baldwin Airport.

“We have a 300-yard rifle range in place,” Nichols said. “Our pistol range will be done first thing this spring. Basically the range is done. We have to put in the targets. Then we’ll break ground for our trap and skeet range. We’re hoping by next summer, we’ll have activities out there, for sure pistol and rifle.”

Because of insurance purposes, right now, these ranges would be available to members only, Nichols said.  

“Our dues have gone up,” he said. “They’re now $50 a year. Right now, paid members as of now, we’re 40 strong.”

Nichols is looking for that number to grow by the first of the year.