First homebuyer Denni-Elle White. Picture: Shae Beplate.THE first homes are under construction at large-lot estate The Orchard in Jensen.Townsville couple Denni-Elle White and Daniel Baker, along with their three children, are one of the first buyers to start building.Ms White said after much searching they had found their perfect place to call home.“We were searching for a large block where we could build our dream home and not leave the area,” she said.“The most important thing to us was to find a place that had a real community feel, where the kids could play outside and safely ride their bikes in the street.”“From the moment we entered The Orchard, we got an immediate sense of quality with beautiful entry statements and landscaping giving it a real feel of privacy.“We can’t wait to finish our new home and move in.”More from news01:21Buyer demand explodes in Townsville’s 2019 flood-affected suburbs12 Sep 202001:21‘Giant surge’ in new home sales lifts Townsville property market10 Sep 2020The popular estate is close to St Anthony’s school, shops and the new Ring Rd extension.It has large, fully-serviced lots designed for family living with room for a pool, shed or topark a boat.Ms White and her family are building with Townsville builder GJ Gardner Homes.Their home will have four bedrooms, two bathrooms, a media room and study.The open-plan design includes a large outdoor entertaining space and the family have plans to put in a pool and shed.The Orchard is a $43 million large-lot residential development by longstanding local developer Elements NQ in the heart of Townsville’s northern growth corridor.For more information visit www.theorchardnq.com.au or call Penelope Slogrove on 0439 749 700.
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Tweet this comment Cancel Submit Comment Subscribe to None Replies All new comments by Tracy McCue, Sumner Newscow â€” That injury bug that hit the football team seems to be at it again with the wrestlers at Wellington High School.The Crusaders took a depleted lineup to Rossville in northeast Kansas for a dual on Friday and a tournament on Saturday.This marks the second consecutive year, WHS has wrestled in Rossville in northeast Kansas. WHS head coach Mitch McComb said he wanted to wrestle a different group of grapplers than what he sees down here. Rossville head wrestling coach Curt Brecheisen is also a WHS graduate.The Crusaders nearly won the Rossville Tournament last season, but this year finished 12th with 65 points. On Friday they participated in a double dual, losing to Rossville 40-18 and Junction City 59-18.As far as the injuries are concerned, it isnâ€™t good.First thereâ€™s the latest in the Andrew Pelkey injury news.After looking to have clearance from the doctor this week, he was advised that his knee is still not ready for competition for another month.McComb said he can practice but he canâ€™t compete against other teams. The earliest Wellington would have him would be the final dual match against Concordia before regional.When asked what the difference is between practice and a wrestling competition, McComb said he was told that in practice you can control the situation but not so when competing against other teams.Another injury blow came in Rossville when Graysen DeJarnett, at 140, injured his arm. He is listed as questionable in the key league match with Mulvane Thursday.Daniel Schmidt is also banged up at 106.This isnâ€™t a good time for Wellington’s wrestling team to have injuries. The Dukes embark on league play this Thursday when traveling to Mulvane for at 7 p.m. for a dual.â€œWith the injuries and our youth we donâ€™t have anyone 132 pounds and below who are not first year wrestlers,â€ McComb said.This is not to mention a couple of other junior varsity wrestlers, who are out. Gabe Smith, a freshman, is out for the year and Ian Groom, also a freshman, is questionable with an injury at 182 pounds. Zach Bodkin at 152 pounds did not go to Rossville because of an injury.â€œThe future is good because we have so many young wrestlers,â€ McComb said. â€œBut right now, it stinks, because they are so young and injured. Iâ€™m not sure how many open weight classes we will have when we travel to Mulvane.â€As far as the Rossville weekend, there were some positive notes.â€¢Matt McComb, a heavyweight freshman, went 2-4 in his varsity debut and was 2-2 in the tournament finishing seventh.â€¢Skylar Brand at 220 was 5-1 and lost his only match in the championship finals. He pinned all five of his opponents in victory.â€¢Aaron Fair, finished 4-2 and fourth in the tournament, losing an overtime match for third place at 195.â€¢Vincent Ast was 2-3 for the weekend at 170 pounds, but finished fourth in the tournament. His only losses were to highly ranked opponents.â€¢DeJarnett before getting hurt was 3-3 at 145.Other Wellington wrestlers struggled.â€¢Admad Mohammed, a wrestler from Yemen, was 0-4 for the weekend. However, two of those wrestlers were undefeated.â€¢Andrew Wolf was 1-3 for the weekend at 120.â€¢Kadin Heacock at 126 was 1-2 in the tournament. He wrestled two ranked opponents at the dual on Friday.Overall point totals for the tournament were: Santa Fe Trail 206, Clay Center 193, Hutchinson County 171, Rossville 144.5, Pleasant Ridge 133.5, St. Maryâ€™s 113.5, Republic County 98, Sabetha 96, Donavan West 83.5, Riley County 72, Wellington 65, Hiawatha 45, Perry- Lecompton 35, Maur Hill 29, Topeka Hayden 14, Immaculata 6.5.Follow us on Twitter.
Wellington Police notes: Tuesday, September 13, 2016:â€¢1:07 a.m., Officers investigated a theft of a license plate in the 400 block N. Olive, Wellington.â€¢4:58 p.m. Officers took a report of suspicious activity in the 400 block E. Maple, Wellington.