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first_imgThe home at 117 Osborne Drive, BurpengaryTHIS five-bedroom home is on a private acreage block in Burpengary. The property, which is at 117 Osbourne Drive, has been well maintained and backs on to a nature reserve. Owner Lyn Patterson said the home was close to everything while still being in a quiet neighbourhood that would never be built out.“We’ve got the wildlife reserve at the back so we get the kookaburras on the property and plenty of other birds,” she said. The home has four bedrooms with built in wardrobes and there is an ensuite to the main bedroom. The home is on a private, landscaped block.More from newsLand grab sees 12 Sandstone Lakes homesites sell in a week21 Jun 2020Tropical haven walking distance from the surf9 Oct 2019There is also a study that could be used as fifth bedroom. The new kitchen has stainless steel appliances, subway tiles and white cabinetry while the dining room and living room both have tiled floors and sliding doors that open to a covered entertainment area. The airconditioned sunken lounge has near-new carpet and access to the entertainment area. The home has been repainted inside and out and the roof has been resprayed. The big kitchen has been updated.Outside, the fully fenced property has been landscaped and features a fully powered 6x9m shed, a water tank, grey water system and a garden shed.Marketing agent Raimo Lavia, of Raine & Horne North Lakes, said the home was in a sought-after acreage pocket in the Burpengary-Narangba area. It is minutes from the Bruce Highway and both the Narangba and Burpengary train stations. Local schools and several shopping centres are within a 10-minute drive of the property. Ms Patterson said she was selling to downsize but would miss having so much space. “I’ll also miss the neighbours because everyone is so friendly,” she said.last_img read more

first_imgWe are all familiar with the large tarps that major league baseball teams use to keep the infield dry.  They also use a drying compound when a particular area gets damp.  But what about those diamonds that can’t afford these large tarps and expensive drying compounds?When I took the American Legion Baseball Team to Madison one year for a double header, we found the infield very wet.  Since we had already driven to Madison, the team there said “we will find a way to get this diamond dry”.  Since we were at the city park, they decided to borrow a barrel of racing fuel stored in a shed by the diamond.  This fuel belonged to the Miss Madison racing boat.  They poured the fuel on the dirt part of the  infield and lit a match to it.  Fifteen minutes later the infield was bone dry and ready for play.  I don’t know who footed the bill for this barrel of very expensive racing fuel.Recently at a college World Series game the grounds keepers used tennis squeegees to roll the water off the outfield.  As the water was pushed passed the foul lines, it was scooped up and thrown on the warning track.  Fortunately, they found a lot of squeegees and many willing hands to push them because the outfield looked like a lake before they started.  It is amazing what inquiring minds can come up with if you want to play a game bad enough.last_img read more

first_imgReily Township, OH— A 13-year-old boy was killed in an accident in Reily Township on Tuesday afternoon.According to the Butler County Sheriff”s Office, the teen was a passenger in a silver Hyundai backing out of a private drive on Hamilton Scipio Road when they failed to yield to oncoming traffic and were struck.John McClure of Hamilton, Ohio was driving a GMC Sierra truck down Hamilton Scipio Rd., and hit the side of the Hyundai as it backed out of the drive. The 18-year-old driver of the Hyundai was transported to McCullough-Hyde Hospital with non-life-threatening injuries, but the 13-year-old passenger was killed in the crash.There have been no charges filed, and the Butler County Sheriff’s Office said the investigation is still pending.The 13-year-old was a student at Harrison Jr. School in Harrison OH.Christian Tracy, principal at Harrison Jr. School addressed students and parents on twitter Wednesday in regards to the availability of grief counselors at the school to help.  Tracy urges anyone with questions or concerns to contact him at the school at 513.367.4831.last_img read more