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Big Homes Just Listed in the Coulee Region – Kenosha News

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4 Bedroom Home in Holland - $519,000 - 4195 Sqft

Sprawling walkout Ranch built with a commitment to value, ease of living, and attention to detail. Custom solid doors,handmade woodwork, engineered wood flrs, solid suface countertops,kitchen cabinets crafted with functionality and ergonomics in mind. 260 LED lights throughout, central vac, built ins, dry bar, wide stairways and hallways, 4 season room wired for sauna and plumbed for a hot tub too. More sq. ft. in L.L to add another bedroom. Oversized, heated 5 car garage w/ 2 drains and epoxy showroom floors. 2 overhead doors give you access to the back of the house from the main garage and the lower storage room. This home even has a 50 amp service plug available for your RV. Impeccable home you won't want to miss!

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The difference with distinction! Better than a spec, your custom Craftsman home awaits your finishing touches from cabinetry to trim, flooring to lighting fixtures. Let this builder and designer help you finish this home for your style. A step up to LP Smart siding makes this home stunning and boasts the Craftsman appeal. Enjoy the warmth of the gas fireplace as you entertain in this spacious kitchen featuring solid surface countertops, large island with pendant lighting, under cabinet lighting and more. The deck off of the dining area extends your enjoyment to the backyard to take in the scenic scenery of the bluffs north of Holmen. Zero entry access from 3 car garage to separate laundry room and back closet. The master suite featuring a tiled shower, double sinks & spacious closet.

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Elegant one owner home with an amazing view of the river. Enjoy this breathtaking view out every window of this custom built home. 4 bedrooms, 3.5 baths, 4+ car garage. Great room with vaulted ceilings shares a two way fireplace with the formal dining room. Master bedroom with walk in closet and private bath. Lower level has rec room, family room, and a full size wet bar, that all walks out to the lower deck. Don't miss your chance to own this one of a kind home with a million dollar view!

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SELLER SAYS BRING OFFER! Like brand new construction! A 2BR, w/the possibility of another 3rd BR, in lower level, if an egress window were put in. 3,196 finished sq ft. Open floor plan w/cathedral ceilings. Cherry kitchen cabinets & appliances w/cherry fronts & center island, formal din rm w/see thru fireplace that can be seen in living room, breakfast nook, entry & 2 bdrms & 2 baths on 1st floor. Lower level has family room w/built in entertainment center, office, full size wet bar w/seating, 1 bath & laundry. Oversized extra deep 2.5 c garage, large deck off din rm, & on a cul-de-sac. Inground sprinkler & new roof & new garage door & some new siding. Live here and start enjoying River Town,USA.

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If you have been waiting for the right opportunity to move into August Prairie, the time is now! This custom built ranch was designed to entertain and also offers privacy w/the extensive, professionally landscaped yard (w/built-in fireplace, gas grill, pergolas, hydrawise/smart irrigation, etc.). The main floor features an open concept kitchen(ss appliances, granite counters), custom built-in dining bench seat, spacious living room (gas fireplace,built-in entertainment center) all on beautiful hickory flooring. Addt'l features include: split master set up, Jack-n-Jill bath, main floor laundry, heated garage w/dual access to basement, massive entertaining space and built-in bar in LL, office, ample storage, custom light fixtures and so much more!

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A hidden Gem! This large sprawling ranch is everything you have been waiting for. Open concept sitting room with bay window and good sized kitchen welcome you into the home. A large dining room opens up to the (West wing) which has a floor to ceiling built in bookshelf, gas fireplace perfect for entertaining around and a spiral staircase leading up into the loft! Master bedroom connects to a bonus room which would be perfect for an office or a nursery. Lower level offers an additional bedroom, a bonus room, excercise room and an additional family room with a gas fireplace. With so many oppurtunities you wont want to miss viewing this home!

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This is a great La Crescent neighborhood and features a well landscaped lot with vinyl fencing in rear yard. Open kitchen, dining and living area. Maple cabinets and plenty of counter top space. 2 bedrooms up with a nice master bath. 2 bedrooms down and bath and sauna. Finished family room with wet bar and full size windows with a walkout to the rear door. Mud room on main floor has laundry hook ups behind drywall.

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So very secluded is this 2002 Farmhouse style home with front porch, dormers, and a rear deck and large screened in deck. All you have to do is turn the key and unpack, it is that nice! Main floor has 1/2 bath, hdwd knotty pine flrs in the living rm & dining rm & hall. Mst Bdrm w/walk-in closet & bathroom suite w/corner jetted tub, shower, dbl sinks & private deck. Soaring ceilings in the living rm w/stone gas fireplace, full wall windows, kitchen w/island w/range, wall oven, microwave & new fridge. Dining Rm w/screened in deck overlooks wooded backyard. 2nd level has 2 bdrms, full bath, & bonus rm. Lower level has huge family rm, 4th bdrm/exercise rm, full bath, bar area, is set up to have a mini kitchen for in-law quarters, & has in-flr heat & so does garage. Too much to say, come see!

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Spacious 2x6 construction, 5-bedroom home on large private lot with an abundance of wildlife for backyard neighbors, including deer and turkeys. Located 3-4 miles from schools and shopping in the rapidly growing Holmen School District. One-owner home with many upgrades, including new septic system (2016), roof (2014), and hot water heater (2018). Sun room, screened porch, hot tub and pool included! Kitchen appliances and quartz countertops installed about a year ago. 1/2 bath/laundry is stubbed for shower/tub. Garage is insulated and has entry access on three sides. Available for immediate occupancy.

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You'll enjoy this Durkin built home on Castle Mound golf course. All the emphasis is where you want it to be. Big kitchen with island, Quartz counter tops, beautiful cabinets & a great view. Covered patio off the dinette for nice shade. Comfortable great room. Master Bedroom with awesome master bath featuring a tiled shower & big counter, double sinks. Main floor office & bath. Off the garage nice cubbies for dropping everything off before getting into the main area plus main floor laundry right there. Lower level features 2 bedrooms with built in desks plus bath with tiled shower, a big family room & bar area. Lower also has great windows for natural light. Outside there is a large patio in the back 3 car garage plus plenty of off street parking. Don't miss out on this great home

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One of historic Fountain City's original farmsteads purchased in 1854, soon after the original home was first built. Sweeping views of the Mississippi River and the westward skies, enjoy the amazing sunsets from your covered porch, decks and from almost every window in the home! Public boat doc is right below this home and enjoy the 24 'x 40' garage for your vehicles and toys. 12' x 30' screened porch adds to the 2,400 sq. ft of decks, patio's and porches. Enjoy this stunning restored Farmhouse, new blacktopped driveway, 700 Day-lily's in the front to enjoy! 2 master suites; one on main and one on 2nd floor. Handy-cap accessible for years of enjoyment! Mud rm (w/d hookups installed) /half bath off your rear entrance/car port for convenience. Amazing property to purchase and enjoy!

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Beautiful, classic home with views of Lake Winona! Enjoy the recently remodeled kitchen with breakfast nook and new stainless appliances. The kitchen opens up to the dining room and family room. Great spaces for entertaining friends and family. Relax by the gas fireplaces in family room and rec-room or the natural fireplace in the living room. New flooring through-out the house and refinished original hardwood floors. Large master bedroom with sun room, walk-in closet and master bath. Convenient 2nd floor laundry. New furnaces and air conditioners. Great house for the whole family and conveniently located near Lake Winona and an abundance of walking/bike paths.

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Custom built A-Frame home located on 1.43 acres. This home offers amazing views from every room. Huge master bedroom with sitting area, walk in closet and master bath with walk in tile surround shower and double vanity. Kitchen has a large island and two additional islands for entertaining. Kitchen also has a built in buffet, Maple cabinets, and porcelain tile floors. Enjoy friendly family gatherings in the lower level rec room that walks out to a private patio with hot tub. Special features throughout include: central vac, speaker system, six panel doors, hot tub, two sided fireplace, heated and cooled garage, main floor laundry and so much more!

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Total seclusion, yet close to the City & River! 8.28 Acres w/this walkout ranch built in 05. 40x50 heated shop w/walk-in cooler & 20x18 kitchen, 1/2 bath, deer process rm, 14' overhead & 8' doors. 3,144 finished s.f, & 438 unfinished s.f. Custom Hickory kitchen cabs, Ashwood cathedral ceilings, hickory wood flrs in the kitchen, liv rm & dinette. In-floor heat in the basement, upper office, garage & shop. Nat gas furnace all of home. Colored stampcrete concrete patio, basement flrs, office, & covered front porch. Stairway from 2.5 car gar to walkout basement. Walk-in closet for mstr bdrm w/full bath. 1st flr laund,rear deck off din rm, & 4 BRs, 2.5 BAs. Pond, chicken coop, 60x40 fenced garden w/watr hydrant. New steel roofs, flooring, kit countertops Lots of wildlife & rm for your animals.

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Spacious 2x6 construction, 5-bedroom home on large private lot with an abundance of wildlife for backyard neighbors. 3-4 miles from schools and shopping in the rapidly growing Holmen School District. One-owner home with many upgrades, including new septic system (2016), roof (2014), and hot water heater (2018). Sun room, screened porch, hot tub and pool included! Kitchen appliances and quartz countertops installed about a year ago. 1/2 bath/laundry is stubbed for shower/tub. Garage is insulated and has entry access on three sides. Available for immediate occupancy.

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Upgrade to this fabulous open concept ranch in one of Holmen's most desirable neighborhoods. Open concept living with all the amenities you are looking for. Custom Amish made cabinetry with granite countertops. Stainless steel appl, large pantry, and plenty of workspace. Good sized eat in kitchen area which leads out to your cover patio. Large living room and hardwood floors throughout the main level. White trim and doors. Convenient first floor laundry. Master Bedroom has large walk in closet and amazing walk in tiled shower with multiple shower heads. Finished lower level with 4th Bdr, rec room, family room with theater equipment, exercise room and wet bar with granite tops. Large corner lot, easy to maintain landscaping, and large 3 car garage.

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Amazingly spectacular views of the Mississippi River and Lake Onalaska come with this spacious 4 bedroom 4 bath home with breathtaking sunrises from your own small piece of paradise. Located on scenic Apple Blossom drive minutes from La Crescent you will find a One of a kind property situated on 6 private acres. Many great features include a 4 car attached garage, quartz counters, romantic master suite get-away with private balcony, 3 gas fireplaces, game/billiard room and bar room perfect for entertaining guests. house also features a small fenced pasture and pole barn with three horse stalls which could be converted to a 30 X 22 pole barn to house all your toys or a work space. Must see to appreciate all this great house has to offer.

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Gorgeous and spacious 5-bedroom home with plenty of room for you to enjoy! Master bedroom has 2 walk in closets and a master suit with extra closets for a total of 5! Awesome 3 tier deck overlooks the huge backyard. There's a 2.5 car attached garage along with a 2.5 car detached garage.

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This gorgeous open concept ranch nestled on a 1.5 acre lot has all the extras and modern conveniences. No lack of space in the kitchen with plenty of cabinets, a center island, and huge walk in pantry. Lockers off of the 2.5 car heated attached garage, plus a covered walkway to the 31x42 detached garage (with a 10 ft garage door). Master bedroom with master bath and walk in closet. The laundry is conveniently located near the main floor bedrooms. Main floor office with built ins. Lower level is finished with rec room, 2 very large additional bedrooms, full bath, hobby room, and plenty of storage. Cozy 3 season room off the great room. The perfect flat yard has an in ground sprinkler system and a fire pit with built in seating.

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Solid, spacious, 2x6 construction, 5-bedroom home! On very level 2-acre lot with plenty of privacy and abundant wildlife. Country feel, but only a few minutes from schools and shopping. One-owner home with many upgrades including quartz countertops (2018), Whirlpool stainless steel kitchen appliances (2018), new hot water heater (2018), new septic system (2016), and new roof (2014). Sun room, screened porch, hot tub and pool included! 1/2 bath/laundry is stubbed for shower/tub. Garage is insulated and has entry access on three sides. Back of property borders public lands. Within short distance of park and bike trails. Half acre lots in the area are selling for $50,000 and more! Immediate occupancy possible.

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Beautiful home with tons of class. Watch sunsets over the Mississippi River. Home tucked into almost three acre wooded lot. Wild life is abundant at this property wrapped by the river and bluffs. Many large windows to take advantage of the views and sunlight. Master suite offers patio doors to private balcony, walk in closet and gorgeous tiled bath with walk in shower, double vanity and big tub. Huge rec room with wet bar, stone fireplace and its own half bath. Outside there is a custom fire ring with swinging chairs. Lots of storage.

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Unique floor plan offered in this home located in an active neighborhood within walking distance of Prairie View Elemantary. You will enjoy the sunrise over the bluffs & sunsets over the horizon. You are greeted by vaulted ceilings in the living room that offers comfortable living w/gas fireplace, large open kitchen that invites gathering w/pensiula & dining space w/access to the covered deck & back yard. The bedrooms are all on one side of the home, yet set up for privacy w/the master featuring dual vanity, WIC & whirlpool tub & separate shower. A 1/2 bath conveniently located near the kitchen & entry from the garage. The finished LL includes family & recreation space w/plumbing for you to add a wet bar, space for toys or crafts, office, 4th bedroom &3rd bath perfect for guests.

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Country Living at it's finest in this elegant Brick beauty. All one level living in this marvelous 3 bedroom, 2 bath home On over 2 acres of landscaped yard. Enter to the beautiful formal living room/Dining room with Brazilian hardwood floors, with trey ceilings, then on to the kitchen & living rooms which offers more hardwood & tile to enjoy. Warm & cozy floors with in floor heat through out the home. Master bedroom with your own bathroom with Jacuzzi tub & a shower with walk in closet. Two more bedrooms on the main floor. Main floor Laundry truly make this all one level living.French doors to your private deck to enjoy all that nature has to offer in this beauty of a home.

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Well cared for and meticulously maintained quad level home! Large spacious rooms with vaulted ceilings, open concept living style, formal dining rm, mud/laundry rm off garage. Beautiful bright windows through out make this a natural lighted home. Large master suite, over sized living rm and family rm both with gas fireplaces and rec rm with pellet stove. Large flat yard to enjoy, 2 lots included which total 1.28 acres. Children play set also included which is located on second lot. This is a fantastic home to purchase if you are looking for spacious, well cared for home in the popular Holmen area!

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Very tasteful and elegant 2 story contemporary with soaring ceilings in the great room! Large beautiful windows through out this home makes it very naturally bright. Main floor also has a generous sized bedroom and bath, formal dining and den or office. Unique loft space on the 2nd floor, master suite, 3rd bdrm and 2nd floor laundry. Over sized bedrooms through out the home, theater room in lower level along with large family rm, 4th bdrm and bathroom. Private deck off of the dining rm and some of the yard is fenced in. Large 3 car heated garage with extra space for toys. Close to parks and extra recreation space. Home Warranty included to buyer for 1 year at closing. Main and second floor in process of being repainted too! Take advantage of this great buy!

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Sprawling country estate. This very special property offers amazing views, perfect sunsets, nature trails & plenty of wildlife.This LR Ross built home has just the right orientation to take full advantage of this spectacular site. The spacious home boasts large great room with expansive windows & a live in kitchen designed for a chef. The adjoining family room has a cozy fireplace and takes full advantage of the beautiful views. The master wing includes a fireplace, walk out covered patio and wonderfully designed bath. Plenty of room in the lower level with a large bar room, rec room and non conforming 4th bedroom and bath.Best of all the covered patio adds an incredible outdoor living space. If you have been longing to move to the country this amazing retreat is sure to please.

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Look no further for quality, amenities, and peacefulness with amazing views from everywindow. You found it here wrapped up into this gorgeous walkout ranch home, nestled at the end of a cul de sac on a country setting. The kitchen is designed with modern convenience, quartz countertops a large multilevel island, central vac and pantry with a generous amount of shelving. The vaulted grand living space has an inviting warmth from the electric fireplace with custom made hearth and mantel. A large mudroom with a separate laundry room and a 1/2 bath off the garage entrance. The wide stairway leads you to the lower level walkout with rec room that has space to feature a pool table, and a full bath and much more space beyond. Heated garage with showroom flooring, double doors to the backyard.

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Better than new! All the landscaping is done for you! Cathedral ceilings in the Kitchen, Dining rm, & Living rm w/gas fireplace. Granite countertops, oak floors, island, new light fixtures & appliances. 4 season sun rm leads to the large deck w/a gas line piped to the grill, & there is a fenced dog run and campfire patio. Master Br has it's own full bath, 13x6 walk in closet & there are 2 other bdrms & a full bath on the main level. Lower level has 2 storage rms, a full bath w/jetted tub & shower, huge family rm, and a kitchenette w/snack bar, & 2 more bdrms w/daylite windows. 3 car attached garage is insulated, sheet-rocked, has floor drains & is plumbed for a natural gas heater. There also is a stairway from the garage to the lower level family rm for easy moving!

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Custom built home with that Frank Lloyd Wright Style. This home offers high ceilings room to room. Formal living room and dining room with 11 foot ceilings and warm wood floors. Kitchen has quartz countertops and seating at the bar. Easy access off the kitchen to a private deck. Relaxing family room with cozy gas fireplace. Main level has 3 bedrooms and main floor laundry. Master bedroom with wal- in closet and private bathroom with a one of a kind walk in shower. Lower level has a 4th bedroom, bathroom, Rec room and another family room. Walk out to a very private patio that's covered by a pergola. Home has central vac, fenced yard and appliances included!

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Lovely to look at, and delightful to live in! You will adore this 2018 built, 5 bedroom ranch from the covered porch on the front step to the fully finished large basement. Warm and beautiful trim and flooring color finishes that are complimented with brushed nickel accents. The kitchen has custom Amish cabinets with stainless steel appliances that are less than 2 years old! Pamper yourself every day in the master bathroom with a walk in closet , double sinks and with upgrades that won't disappoint such as a walk in tiled shower! Invite your friends and family over and entertain in style in the open concept, vaulted ceiling main level living area! Split bedroom layout on the main , mudroom, main floor laundry and 3 car garage make this the home of your dreams!

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Another great build just waiting for you, let this builder and designer customize a new home with your design style in mind. The list of finishes start with a Craftsman style build featuring 1773 sq ft finished on the main, covered front porch along with zero entry access. An attractive entrance area greets you and invites you in to the open concept living space featuring a fireplace with rock, mantel and finishing touches to your liking with tray ceiling. Quartz countertops, pantry cabinet, pendant lighting over island with ample space for seating to entertainment. Split bedroom design, large back yard deck featuring maintenance free decking, enjoy the tree lined back yard that adjoins the 12 acre all natural park area. Garage and lower level to be drywalled, not finished. LP Siding

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A relaxing commute to Trempealeau from La Crosse or Winona can you give you the space you crave from yard, garage and home. Nestled on a rural 1.8 acre lot awaiting you to create your enjoyment from recreation, gardens or resting on the patio enjoying the view of the MN bluffs and scenic setting. A grand amount of natural light shines in this 2 story home offering Hickory cabinets with a spacious island and extends to the dining and living room. The remaining main level offers a half bath and laundry room. The garage features space for 4-5 vehicles with 10 ft ceilings, insulated walls, with room storage and more. The space upstairs is ample for any family with 4 bedrooms, 2 baths and a bonus room which is a great space to a family/game room. The lower level offers addt'l space to finish.

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Beautiful and spacious describe the floor plan in this 5 bedroom ranch located in the sought after Seven Bridges Subdivision. Open concept main floor features a large kitchen, granite tops, tile backsplash, SS KitchenAid appliances, wood floors, The great room boasts high vaulted ceilings and skylight. Large dining area looks over the covered deck and green space to the rear. Classy master bath complete with tile shower and heated tile floor. Lots of room in this finshed basement for entertaining. Large 3 car finished garage. Enjoy the quiet neighborhood just minutes from Holmen. Must See!

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Value Packed home in Remington Hills, across from the neighborhood park. This well maintained home includes everything on your list! Vaulted ceilings greet you as you enter the home for an open feel, spacious dining area, kitchen with island w/main floor laundry/mudroom between the kitchen & garage entry. The garage is extra deep for storage, fenced back yard w/deck & patio area. The master suite includes a walk in closet & private bath. The LL is finished well with versatility in mind, a 4th bedroom is perfect for a guest suite or office w/a stone accented gas fireplace, plus a theatre room, all equipment included & 3rd full bath, plus plenty of storage space. All you need is here, move right in, home warranty included!

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MAKE AN OFFER! Just like new construction! Only all the landscaping is done! A 2BR, w/the possibility of another 3rd BR, in lower level, if an egress window were put in. 3,196 finished sq ft. Open floor plan w/cathedral ceilings. Cherry kitchen cabinets & appliances w/cherry fronts & center island, formal din rm w/see thru gas fireplace that can be seen in living rm & dining rm, dinette, entry & 2 bdrms & 2 baths on 1st flr. Lower level has family room w/built in entertainment center, office, full size wet bar w/seating, 1 bath & laundry. Oversized extra deep 2.5 c garage, large deck off din rm, & on a cul-de-sac street. Inground sprinkler & new roof & new garage door & a lot of new siding. Live here & start enjoying River Town,USA. Builder's own home w/lots of quality & personal care!

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Welcome to the ''Fugina House'' in the quaint and historic river town of Fountain City. 6 miles to Winona Mn. Beautifully restored. Built in 1898, this home was in the Fugina Family till 2016. Gorgeous sweeping views of the Mississippi. Many uses for this home: Current use was an ''Inn''- google for website, but would make a wonderful single family home for the next owner or live on the main floor and use the 2nd floor for Inn or B& B Business. Original hard wood floors, wood work, grand staircase. 5 bdrms, 4 bathrooms, 2 Living rooms, main floor kitchen and kitchenette upstairs. Spacious rooms, en-suites, 2 bdrms/suites share a balcony on the 2nd floor. Stamped concrete patios around the home, large back yard. Possible entry off of top street for future driveway and garage. Rare Find!

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Nothing more solid than an all brick home! Custom built walkout 2 story home, w/wrap around maintenance free deck to enjoy the 360 degree city & bluff views. 17 foot ceilings with beamed exposed trusses, 2 story brick wood burning fireplace, 3 family rooms. Kitchen has granite countertops, stainless steel appliances, a beverage station, and a cubby that would make a great walk-in pantry. Ceramic tile in kitchen, laundry, & baths. Formal dining room, and 2nd floor loft w/3 bedrooms full bath, office, & family room. Large master bdrm w/walk-in closet & full bath nearby. A front patio above the 2.5 car garage & a rear patio that is wired for a hot tub. Whole home security system if you pay monthly fee. Seller will pay 1/2 of total estimate to re-seal coat patio above 2.5 car garage.

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Custom Built A-Frame home located on 1.43 acres on the edge of town. This home has amazing views from every room. Huge master bedroom with sitting area, walk in closet and master bath with walk in tile surround shower and double vanity. This kitchen was designed for entertaining. Large island and tow additional islands that allow for extra seating. Built in buffet, maple cabinets and porcelain tile floors. Enjoy get togethers in the lower level family room that walks out to a private patio. Special features include: central vac, speaker system, six panel doors, not tub, two way fireplace, heated and cooled garage, main floor laundry and so much more!

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This amazing home is turn key ready for a new family to enjoy. Wonderful open concept living with so much natural light. Spacious floor plan offers 5 bedrooms plus a den. Plenty of room for a home office. The great room has a cozy fireplace, vaulted ceilings, beautiful handscraped acacia wood flooring and oversized windows to take in the very well landscaped and fenced in backyard. Just off the kitchen is the perfect spot to sit and enjoy your morning coffee on the private deck. This is a very well designed floorplan with laundry right off the kitchen, split bedroom layout and lots of space in the lower level. Everyone will love the large family room for football games and family fun. The spacious storage room has access to the garage. This home is also located right across from the park.

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You will get what you want in this newer, well built and cared for 1800+ sq ft ranch. Custom built with all the amenities you desire with zero step entrances, engineered hardwood flooring and spacious open concept living with 10 ft ceilings. Large 2 step kitchen island, quartz countertops, walk in pantry and stunning backsplash. Main level gas fireplace, split bedrooms, double sink in both main and master bathroom and tiled master shower. Conveniences of a half bath off garage, separate laundry room with sink and heated garage with access to the lower level. Enjoy your summer on the stunningly large back deck which is partially covered. Be even more amazed at the space the lower level offers with bedroom, den, family & rec room area along with a mud room off garage steps.

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Upgrade to more space with this 5-bedroom home in one of Holmen's most sought after neighborhood. Open concept living with popular spilt bedroom design. Convenient first floor laundry. Spacious master bedroom with master bath featuring walk in shower, dual vanities and large wic. Finished lower level with massive rec room, full bar, 2 additional bedroom and full bath. Extra large 3.5 car garage with give you ample storage. Smart board siding and concrete patio in backyard.

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Beautiful and spacious describe the floor plan in this 5 bedroom ranch located in the sought after Seven Bridges subdivision. Open concept main floor features a large kitchen, granite tops, tile backsplash, SS KitchenAid appliances, and wood floors. The great room boasts soaring vaulted ceilings and skylight. Large dining are overlooks the covered deck and greenspace to the rear. Classy master bath complete with tile shower and heated tile floor. Lots of room in this finished lower level for entertaining. Large 3 car garage. Enjoy the quiet neighborhood just minutes from Holmen. Must See!

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Look no further for quality, amenities, and peacefulness with amazing views from every window. You found it here wrapped up into this gorgeous walkout ranch home, nestled at the end of a cul de sac on a country setting. The kitchen is designed with modern convenience, quartz countertops a large multilevel island, central vac and pantry with a generous amount of shelving. The vaulted grand living space has an inviting warmth from the electric fireplace with custom made hearth and mantel. A large mudroom with a separate laundry room and a 1/2 bath off the garage entrance. The wide stairway leads you to the lower level walkout with rec room that has space to feature a pool table, and a full bath and much more space beyond. Heated garage with showroom flooring, double doors to the backyard.

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Holmen living at its finest! This spacious home backs up to Halfway Creek for privacy right in town. 5 bedrooms & 2 conforming den/offices will never leave you w/o space. Whole home audio, huge deck, separate coffee bar & wine fridge area, granite throughout, 5x7 walk-in master shower, hot tub, & covered three-season porch are just some of the amenities of this custom built home! The heated & finished 4-car garage is an extension of the home, complete with a batting cage & a 50-ft stall for your ball player to get in practice. No ball player? No problem! There is lots of room for your toys or workshop! The huge kitchen-greatroom is the perfect place for entertaining. The lower level offers a beautiful patio w/ fire pit, steps away from the hot tub or space for the kids to play wiffle ball.

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This well appointed & cared for home will check the boxes on your list! Vaulted ceilings great you when you enter into the foyer, with a corner gas fireplace in the living room & lots of natural light. The kitchen features stainless steel appliances, an island & a dining area that leads to the partially covered deck. This home also offers another designated dining room if you like to entertain! The master suite features a walk in closet, & bath w/dual vanity, jetted tub & separate shower. You will love the recently finished lower level that features even more room to entertain in the rec area that includes a wet bar, family room, 2 add'l BRs & bath, a true laundry room with all the space you need, plus plenty of storage. This truly is a value packed home w/warranty included.

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Majestic estate with a million dollar view! Custom built one owner home. Features include a 2 story library/office, floor to ceiling windows, open concept living, large living spaces and a view of the entire Mississippi Valley from every room. Private 2 bedroom suite above the garage. Multiple decks and porches to enjoy the views! This home is one of a kind and must be seen! Call today for your private showing.

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Incredible view of the Mississippi River from this beautiful ranch home with walk out lower level. Cherry cabinetry , wood laminate floors with white trim and doors. Very classy home. Master suite on main level with walk in closet, built ins and full bath. Gorgeous view from the living room , dining area and kitchen. Main floor laundry room and large pantry. Three car garage on the main level and two car heated garage with pre stressed concrete on the lower. Handy persons dream setup. Lower level features two more bedrooms and another full bath and half bath. Two additional rooms for an office and hobby room. Wonderful deck to enjoy the view and watch the wildlife. Minutes to La Crescent and La Crosse so very convenient. Septic inspection and water test all completed and passed

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This is a wonderful home located in the quiet Queens Cove Subdivision. Well landscaped lot with access to several acres of green space. Exceptional kitchen with granite tops, cherry cabinets, appliances including a 6 burner stove. Double sided wood fireplace between kitchen and living room. Master bedroom with freshly painted bath. Office room and main floor laundry. Lower level is finished with huge family room, 4 bedrooms, bath and all with large windows and a walk-out to rear yard. Prestressed concrete garage floor for a 30 x 32 workshop below, heated and access from rear yard. Zoned heating.

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This Ranch 5 min. North of Winona, in Sunny Acres subdivision packs a punch! 3 bedrooms on the main floor and 3 bedrooms in the finished lower level. Open concept LR,DR,Kitchen with newer laminate flooring. Spacious master bedroom suite with his and her closets. Main floor laundry. Large family room with built in play space. Oversized 2.5 car garage with room to add a parking pad on the side. Deck overlooks flat backyard with plenty of space for a garden, storage shed or swingset.

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Building has been the Arches Museum. There is a small apartment that has recently been totally remodeled, the museum, and a parking lot. The property is beautiful with 2 creeks, hillside and spacious yard. A quaint bridge crosses the creek. Antique building in yard will be removed. Price includes new septic. Wonderful property for workshop, store or studio! Water:Shared. Sewer: Private. Amenities - Interior:Ceramic Tile; Dinette; Eat-in Kitchen; Kitchen Window. Amenities - Exterior:Driveway - Asphalt; Panoramic View. Basement Style: Slab.

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By Adegor Ezekiel

As we continue to plead with our divine creator to have mercy on humanity and heal our land, we Christians, must never forget what we are standing on; which is the absolute and unwavering faith in our Lord Jesus Christ, in whom we put our entire trust in to see us through this pandemic with great joy and celebration.

This faith does not answer to science or government regulations. The fact that houses of worship are restricted has opened up many unregulated houses of worship in peoples homes, where they excercise their faith in our Lord Jesus Christ to fullness of joy and perfection, without the need of face masks, social distancing and restriction on friendly greeting/hugging your fellow worshipper.

In our various homes today, many practice with joy and to perfection the faith the Jesus Christ expects his true followers to worship him in his presence. It is, therefore, disturbing that some Christian leaders are busy negotiating how to partially reopen places of worship under strict regulatory guidelines set by the government.

The idea that our services might now be broken into multiple fragmented sessions with worshippers possibly required to wear face masks and/or gloves to attend services and friendly greetings between your fellow brethren in Christ in the house of the Lord might be classified as a formal offence by the government DO NOT only negate the Faith upon which the church is established, it is also exporting into the congregation of believers, the fear and anxiety associated with people whom do not have a God that is omnipotent and capable of protecting his children.

This generation of Christian leaders must preserve the sanctity of the house of God as a place of refuge and safety for all those who are able and willing to run into it.

People looking to be saved by Christ Jesus, when they come into the house of God and still see fear and anxiety through people wearing face masks worshipping their God whom we claim has all powers in heaven and on earth to prevent and heal his children from any pandemic/plague, will go home with a mindset that the lives of those in the Lords presence are not different from theirs and the message of salvation might never convince such souls.

Where is the line of distinction between believers and unbelievers if we succumb to the fear of coronavirus right in the presence of our Lord and Saviour?

If we allow this fear to extend into the house of God, it means we have handed over the body of Christ entrusted in our care to be under the control of the principalities of fear, distrust and anxiety, which are proxies to the kingdom of satan.

As church leaders, let us appeal to our governments that our Lord Jesus Christ is more than able to take full responsibility of our congregations public health and safety by reopening without restriction to the expression of the faith and joy people are used to showing in the presence of their Lord Almighty. Jesus is still actively in the business of healing and saving all those who are able to sincerely run into him through the Holy spirit and the house of the Lord remains the melting point for this spiritual and Faith led transactional process. Our objective should be to worship God together as one family in righteousness, peace and joy.

If the government insists a full reopening is not possible, then let all congregational leaders continue to encourage their members to worship God almighty with full expression of their joy and faith in Christ Jesus without any fear or anxiety from the comfort of their homes. We must at all time believe in our hearts that the holy spirit unites all of us in one accord irrespective of our physical location while we continue to pray for the government to have a total resolution of the COVID-19 pandemic in each area so that we all can be assured to resume worshipping God almighty in an atmosphere devoid of fear, distrust and anxiety that COVID-19 has foisted on societies and communities around the globe.

The atmosphere within the church of Jesus Christ must be defended with our Faith and collective Sacrifice.

Let the Church not be in a haste to accept an arrangement that will promote fear, distrust and anxiety among worshippers in exchange for a spiritless reopening. Either way, God is not glorified and the kingdom of heaven is not benefiting.

The grace of Jesus Christ is still very much in abundance within the body of Christ and it is time for us Christians to excercise that Faith so as to unlock his divine manifestations.

Evangelist Adegor Ezekiel from CCC Zion Parish Itedo Lekki Phase 1, Lagos.

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This potential re-ordering of what is important actually started with the lockdown itself. The lockdown was never of course not anything like total. We have already made value judgements between the rate of infection and societal coherence. To give an obvious example, the Health service was not shut down. The health service underpins, it transpires, absolutely everything else.The protection of its workers, facilities and capabilities turns out to be a good to which all other goods must be sacrificed.

(Not that this is surprising, necessarily, but the revelation that hospital porters and cleaners outrank everyone except doctors and nurses in societal, if not in terms finance of indeed immigration status, has, or bloody well ought to have, occasioned a bit of a rethink.)

Rather less comfortably, but illustrative of priorities that we are now forced to actually LOOK at, it transpires that the effective protection of the GENERAL health service also trumps the safety of those who live and work in care homes for the elderly and vulnerable. In order to make room for a potential tsunami of Covid patients, hospitals had to be emptied of patients who were not at that moment in need of critical care. And if the consequences in our care homes were tragic, then the Darwinian pragmatics of the ordering of society and its priorities were disquietingly exposed as a consequence.

Similarly, it turns out that people who work in delivery and food retail are actually essential to all those bankers and playwrights who can work from home. And as lockdown is eased on the deceptively consensual idea that the economy needs to get going again, similarly brutal realities are exposed. Such as, you have to open schools or provide childcare before people can go to work. Thus, according to the Daily Mail, teachers (and children) must be heroes. To which the predictable responses of teachers, (as well as children and their parents) is You first, mate!

Teachers and underpaid people who deliver Amazon parcels while totally lacking employment rights are clearly more important than we thought! What we are doing in the easing of lockdown, in putting our societies back together in a specific order of re-openings is that we are making conscious, practical choices about how those societies actually function. This was quite impossible when we were stuck in the Trumpian universe we used to live in, where handing out free money to people who were already rich was the answer to all of lifes little difficulties. But it is, however briefly, possible now.

As I write, it appears too that it is currently the judgement of the Prime Minister that it is more important to the nation that he hangs on to his personal focus group Svengali than the entire public health strategy of the last ten weeks is fatally undermined. All of which goes to show that one consequence of the beginning of the end of lockdown, or at least the end of the beginning, is that value judgements about what matters in the ordering of society and what matters most to us, indeed, who we are, is no longer a simple matter of vapid rhetoric about all being in it together. We ared bound to get a bit controversial.

The Veil of Ignorance might be a useful thing to think about as we plan to lift the lockdown. The idea, associated most with American thinker John Rawls, is that, as a mental excercise and way of judging what happens in the real world, you set about designing a social system with NO foreknowledge of your own position in it.Given that normal,for a lot of people (as in the phrase back to normal) was and is pretty crappy, the idea is to imagine a just economy (in terms of housing, health, cultural activity etc etc) where you and your ethnic or social group have NO guarantee of being at the top.

Most people who get to design societies, from Solon to Solomon or Jefferson to Lenin, (let alone UK civil servants) have imagined themselves to be IN CHARGEbecause, through violence or the inherited benefits of violence, they WERE. But we live in a democracy, and in a democracy, we theoretically get to debate and agree how we want to live. And what matters most and in what order.

I suggest that we are in the the Vale of the Veil of Ignorance right nowin that we know everything is going to change, but none of us has the first idea to what. We are getting to debate and agree on some of this stuff right nowfrom the explosion of food distribution charities, to clapping for carers and as we come out of lockdown, we have a limited window of choosing what we actually WANT from the New Normal, of speaking aloud the unspoken consensus we are actually already using to make decisions.

To illustrate the uncertainty personally, playwrights and others have been asking Arts Councils and government ministers for years to consciously and openly decide whether they really want a professional theatre sector in Scotland or not, and to act on that choice. Guess what? Something like that decision about whether the kind of theatre we have been making in the kind of way weve been doing it actually matters is actually GOING TO HAPPEN in the next year or so! As the Prime Mnister will no doubt learn this week, the answers to your questions may not be what you thought. I only hope my bcolleagues and I can make a better case for ourselves than he did.

Less myopically, lifting lockdown on a whole society brings, I think, an obligation to at least partially articulate the principles on which we can agree to its functioning. And that we MAKE those choices without knowing where in the new hierarchy we ourselves will end up! And if it turns out that the new normal, is lazily indistinguishable from the rotten, corrupt old one, well, it will turn out that that is who we are, that is who we choose to be.

It may well be that this is already happening. Maybe we should be talking about it.

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For most of computing history, keyboards have featured at least one key per letter one may wish to type as far as the Latin alphabet goes, anyway. Mobile phones of the 90s and 2000s showed us that basic typing could be accomplished with less. [foone], however, likes to go way out into left field when designing text entry methods, and post them up on Twitter.

The most elegant, in our opinion, is this binary-based design. 7 flip switches are used to set the binary value of the key you wish to press, at which point hitting the button will send the keypress. Its painfully slow for just about anything except backspace set all the switches on for keycode 127, and mash away.

This breadboard design is an excercise in frustration. A keycode is randomly generated approximately once every second. Press the button if this keycode is the one you wish to send. Reportedly, it took ten minutes to type Hello!. An analog dial design speeds things up a little, but not by much.

While these may not be useful, theyre fun experiments which we could imagine making an excellent contest at a future hacker con. If youre a big fan of the esoteric and insane when it comes to input devices, consider this typewriter simulation design.

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Alh Usman Shagadi: The end of an era – Vanguard

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Alh Usman Shagadi: The end of an era By Hon. (Engr) Abubakar Momoh

The news started to filter in the early hours of today weds, 13th May, 2020 of the passing of a great man, a very fearless, courageous and dependable ally Alh. Usman Shagadi the Osimua of Auchi sacred kingdom.

As we mourn his exit, we are however consoled by his fulfilled life of hard work, dedication, commitment and perseverance.

The life of Shagadi is one of sweet memory having transversed the political landscape of Edo North as a very vocal and defender of our people and the oppressed since 1979. My relationship with him dated back to 1980 when as a UPN youth secretary of my ward, we operated under his leadership as the then chairman of the UPN youth wing in the old Etsako LGA and EDO North senatorial district. At that time, no meaningful meeting of the party would take place without the input of Shagadi. His opinion was always sought on any issue of importance.

He was very highly respected by both the elected and appointed functionaries of that time such as late Zika Momodu of the house of representatives, sen John Umoru, J.O.Y Abekhe/ Jack Oba, both of whom were chairmen of defunct Etsako LGA, commissioner Robson Momoh,Benson Alegbe/ Charles Adoga of Bendel state house of Assembly and a host of others.

At the advent of the new breed politics of the Babagida administration in 1989, Shagadi and I , again found ourselves in the same political associations ie liberal movement to liberal convention before the military finally decreed two political parties NRC and SDP one, a little to the right and the other, a little to the left as crafted by our erudite Prof Omo- Omoruyi of the Centre for democratic studies (CDS). Again Shagadi and I anchored our political tents with NRC after series of meetings under the leadership of Chief MCK Orbih supported by other leaders such as JB Momoh, Bruno Oshiokpekhai, PD Rigi, Yaro Lecky, commissioner Obozuwa, and a host of others.

Under the NRC, Shagadi held various positions ranging from deputy chairman to chairman of the old Etsako LGA to Etsako West LGA. Again , he became more forceful and respected as he doubled as the chairman of the national union of road transport workers (NURTW) Edo North, with a lot of army of supporters ready at all time to give him the necessary backing on whatever he wants done.

When Babagida stepped aside in 1993 culminating in the coming of

Abacha after pushing shonekan aside, a new political agenda threw up five political parties which late Bola Ige once described as five leprous fingers of one hand because of the shameless adoption of Abacha as sole presidential candidate by the five polical parties. Indeed Shagadi and I were in Kaduna stadium together along with others as stakeholders from Edo North senatorial district to listen to our leaders in UNCP declaring Abacha as the sole presidential candidate of the five registered political parties.

I was then a local government council chairman taking directives from Governor Baba Adamu Iyam and Youth Earnestly Asking for Abacha (YEAAH).I recalled that as we left the venue that day, both Shagadi and I beleived that that excercise will not last. I can vividly remember some of the national leaders of UNCP then as Alh Isah Mohammed national chairman,Gbazeagwu Nweke Gbazeagu, national secretary, Ibrahim Mantu, national publicity secretary, Sgt Awuse and Amodu Sheriff who was national treasurer . That political era was short lived with the death of Abacha and subsequently MKO Abiola who was detained for four years.

In the build up to the current political dispensation in 1998, Shagadi and I identified with PDP.

In PDP, Shagadi was again saddled with the responsibility of overseeing the affairs of the party in Etsako West LGA as pioneer chairman. He performed very well and succeeded to instal Lucky James as council chairman and subsequently Lucky Igbinedion as governor of Edo state. This time around Shagadi was always advocating equality of leadership among the three senatorial districts because of his strong feeling of a vacuum of Edo North leadership that could measure up with Tony Anenih, S.O Ogbemudia and the Esama of Benin.

The reason for this is because the notable political leader of Edo North , M.C.K Orbih was not in PDP at inception. Throughout the first tenure of Igbinedion, Shagadi, along with other leaders like Malik Afegbua, PD Rigi, JB Momoh, Zika Momodu, Mike Umoru, Naboya and I were into series of meetings on how best to have a formidable leadership in Edo North. Our focus then was how to bring on board the governorship aspiration of Mike Oghiadomhe-then deputy governor of Edo state. Infact Shagadi was in the forefront of this struggle.

This move did not come without a price as all of us and other leaders across edo north were deregistered from PDP. Although a similar thing happened in Edo south, which was a product of power tussle. The rest is now history as this ignoble art quicken our move to embrace the new political party ACD AC -ACN put in place by Atiku Abubakar and the Jagaban- Bola Tinubu with a continued search for relevance by Edo North spear headed by Shagadi.

There was a sigh of relief one day when Shagadi told Maliki and I in one of our meetings that he got the information that our dogged labour leader Comrade Adams Oshiomole was interested in the governorship of Edo state though not in AC. We gave ourselves the task of convincing him to identify with the new party -AC as the surest way to clinch the governorship of the state because of our strong belief that he would get the support of the state government of Lucky Igbinedion.

This move yielded positive result when Malik, Kassim Dokpesi,Eshieshi and I met with comrade in labour house in 2006 and with a follow up visit by Malik and Shagadi to his residence in Kaduna after ACN meeting to convince him to identify with ACN which he eventually yielded to.

In all the struggles during the election and the post election litigations that lasted for one year seven months in tribunal and court of appeal, Shagadi remained a strong pillar . Each time we were in court presided over by justice Orilonishe, Shagadi would always sit first on the seat which comrade would sit in order to avert any possible devilish plans against him . This was a clear demonstration of the firm belief and protection of the principal to actualize the struggle without being hunted.

From the foregoing, it is discernable why Shagadi and I easily flown together during our brief sojourn in SDP which was occasioned by our disagreement with the establishment after membership registration and election of executives of APC in 2014. The story of Shagadis pfatherly and friendly role in our sojourn in SDP is essentially for another time as he rightly provided the necessary shield to neutralise the barrage of forces against our movement.

I shall ever live to remember him for the embarrassment he saved us from, in the hands of the police force when it was ready to be used to crush us. When he eventually decided to return to APC in 2016 , he felt very sad that we were not together but that did not in any way affect our relationship as we were always in close contact. Certainly this was the only time since 1979 when both of us were fighting at cross divide in any election.

Though he won the governorship with Obaseki while we lost with Pastor Ize- Iyamu, however judging from what is on ground today in the state, one has no regret not to belong in that struggle.Without sounding immodest, Shagadi was a rally point, unifier, a dogged fighter, straight forward in his dealings and above all a good family man. As we mourn him, we pray Almighty Allah to repose his soul in Aljanat firdaus amen. To his children, be comforted with the legacy of fulfilled life lived by Shagadi. We will surely miss him. Adieu Shagadi, the Shagamoko of our time, till the final day when we shall all meet to part no more.

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She said she was so hurt then whenever they point this out to her and she felt so insecure with her legs. Kasi grabe yung negative energy, she says. Andaming time talaga ng bashers. But over the years, alam nyo, natutuhan kong tanggapin ang legs ko. Yes its not straight. Its kinda ganyan, parang parenthesis, yun ang sinasabi nila. E, wala e. Parte siya ng pagkatao ko.

But someone made her realize that being bow legged is not really a big thing. Before, sobra ang insecurity ko rito. Pero alam niyo kung sino nagpa-realize sa akin na huwag magpa-insecure? Si DJ (Daniel Padilla, her boyfriend.) Through DJ na-overcome ko ang insecurity ko about my legs. Na-realize kong lahat naman tayo, merong imperfections. Siguro nagkataon, ibinigay sa akin ni God yung legs ko. And anong gagawin ko? E, di nagwo-workout ako para ma-excercise siya. And tatanggapin ko, kasi hello?! Hindi naman ako makukulong dahil sa pagkasakang ko!

At this point of her video, Kathryn even raised her legs to show them off. Basta now, I love my legs! Si DJ love din niya ang legs ko! Ngayon tanggap ko na siya 100 percent! Come on, bashers! You kiss my f*cking legs! Hahaha!

Her fans tell Kathryn that its Ferdie Topacio, the lawyer of her rival, Nadine Lustre, who spearheaded the annoying Tweets against Kathryn about #SakangsiKathryn comparing her legs to a pair of pliers that are far apart from each other.

Honestly, though, Kathryns fans have more reason to gloat as their idol is the Box Office Queen who starred in the highest grossing local film of all time, Hello Love Goodbye, whereas Nadines career is neither here nor there after the two last two movies she did, Ulan and Indak proved to be both big flops at the tills last year.

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Unions threaten legal action to have SAA business rescue practitioners removed – Fin24

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The National Union of Metalworkers of South Africa and the SA Cabin Crew Association are considering taking legal action against the business rescue practitioners of South African Airways, they said in a joint statement late on Friday afternoon.

The two unions, which together form a majority of union representation at the embattled state-owned airline, say they are eyeing a court application to have the BRPs removed.

Captain Grant Back, chairperson of the SAA Pilots' Association (SAAPA), said on Friday evening that they too believe the BRPs have not fulfilled their obligation and will also consider court action to have the the BRPs removed.

"We look forward to work with the Department of Public Enterprises (DPE) and the rest of labour in finding a workable solution to revive SAA and keep it as a national asset, which is necessary to kickstart our economy when we come out of the Covid-19 period," said Back.

The National Transport Movement (NTM) has already rejected the current proposal of the BRPs, "because it suggests the payment of severance packages are subject to the sale of certain assets and approval by creditors".

The permutations are leading to the future of the airline narrowing to two options which are liquidation versus restructuring," NTM president Mashudu Raphetha

said on Friday evening.

"It seems the balance of forces are leaning towards the possibility of a liquidation, which may give rise to a new airline."

The South African Federation of Trade Unions (Saftu) also indicated earlier on Friday that it "rejects with contempt" the BRPs' proposal. It regards the proposal as an "attempt to blackmail workers".

Saftu claims the aim is "to collapse SAA in order to open the way for its privatisation".

A week ago the DPE rejected a request for further funding of about R10 billion from the BRPs in order to complete the business rescue process.

The BRPs had also earlier started a section 189 process with employees on restructuring the company. About a week ago the BRPs offered all SAA employees (excluding Mango and SAA Technical staff, subsidiaries which are not in business rescue) severance packages at the end of April to all staff.

SAAPA is of the view that the entire section 189 process has been just "a box-ticking excercise from the beginning". SAAPA claims labour has not been consulted to their satisfaction nor had informnation requested been provided, such as the business plans the BRPs referred to along the way.

"How do you have a section 189 process without a plan?" asks Back.

Employees have been given until next week to accept the agreement, which has since been adjusted.

Up to April, all employees have received their full salaries.

'Defend the airline'

"We are calling on government, and in particular the Department of Public Enterprises in the interest of saving SAA, to join our application to defend the airline, and work with us in developing a turnaround plan that will secure the future of the airline and save jobs," Numsa and Sacca state.

Earlier on Friday, in a public address about Covid-19 funding, Minister of Finance Tito Mboweni spoke of a "new economy" that could emerge after the lockdown ends. He said there will be new opportunities for companies to grow. Referenciing Gordhan, Mboweni said a new airline could arise from "the ashes of SAA".

Numsa and Sacca accuse the BRPS of having "an agenda to strip the assets of the airline" and to liquidate it.

"We are left with no choice but to approach the court, not only to remove them but also to demand a full breakdown of exactly how they have spent our hard earned tax money...This is a battle for the very survival of the airline and for all the working class families who will be affected " say the two unions.

Repeated bailouts

On Tuesday the DPE informed the unions at a meeting, which excluded the BRPs, that SAA can no longer depend on financial support from government. This comes after government has repeatedly bailed out the airline over the years, often at the very last minute.

Representatives of the SA Transport and Allied Workers Union, National Union of Metalworkers of SA, the SAA Pilots' Association, the National Transport Movement, the Aviation Union of Southern Africa and the Southern Africa Cabin Crew Association were among those in attendance.

The DPE said all parties need to commit to a creative solution to avoid the business rescue process, which started in December last year, from failing. According to the DPE, a consultative forum would be established for talks on how best to ensure the well-being of employees.

NTM says it is seeking clarity from the DPE as to the options government can offer SAA employees. The union also points out that it would need longer than the current deadline given by the BRPs to caucus its members properly once it is clear what the various options and their implications are.

The union Solidarity has also expressed the need to obtain more clarity on the role and function of the so-called "Leadership Compact" proposed at the meeting with the DPE in lieu of the business rescue process.

"Not only are thousands of our members' and their families' livelihoods at stake, but also the entire airline industry and the economy of SA," Solidarity said in a letter to the DPE.

Back says SAAPA will not sign the employment termination contract put on the table by the BRPs in its current form. As for any other amended offers from the BRPs, SAAPA would, after due consideration, be required to first get a mandate from its membership to respond to the BRPs.

The BRPs said in response to the threat of legal action, that the Section 189 process continues and the offer of termination of employment is still on the table.

In the view of the BRPs a winding down process would obtain a better option for employees and creditors than a mere liquidation.

On Thursday the BRPs said the airline cannot survive beyond month end, and the choices left are either a forced liquidation or a winding down process. The practitioners said they do not have sufficient funds available to continue honouring the obligations of SAA to its employees beyond 30 April 2020.

"At this juncture, we wish to register our grave concern and disappointment that, despite substantial cash injection amounts that have been dedicated to the business rescue process, no plan has been forthcoming," says Solidarity.

"This delay in delivery...has, in itself, exacerbated the crisis that existed before the business rescue process. Our concerns are because sincere efforts to find a resolve may carry the unintended consequence of prolonging the entire process of business rescue, which SAA can ill afford."

The DPE referred Fin24 to the BRPs for comment.

* This article as updated to include comment from SAAPA, NTM, Saftu and Solidarity.

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It's set to be another glorious day in London.

Temperatures are forecast to reach 24 degrees, meaning the capital will be hotter than Spain, Greece and Tenerife on Thursday (April 23).

According to the BBC, it will be hottest in most parts of London at around 2pm.

Although it's vital we stay at home due to the coronavirus lockdown, anyone who has a garden will be able to bask in the sunshine.

Alternatively, others will be able to enjoy the sunshine while out on their daily excercise.

Here's when it's expected to be hot in your part of the capital.

There will be highs of 23 degrees on Thursday, with the hottest temperatures forecast for 2pm to 4pm.

A gentle breeze will give those enjoying the sunshine in their gardens or while exercising the chance to cool off.

Temperatures will reach a nice 20 degrees by 12pm, and will increase further throughout lunchtime.

After reaching a high of 24 degrees, it will start to cool down, although it's still expected to be 18 degrees at 8pm.

The North of the capital is set to be sunny with a gentle breeze, with highs of 23 degrees.

The hottest part of the day is forecast to be 2pm.

Much like other parts of London, Stratford will feel more like Barcelona on Thursday.

Highs of 23 degrees are forecast, with temperatures hottest at lunchtime.

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A Guide For Seniors On Coping In The Age Of Coronavirus – LAist

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Take a walk, but remember to stay 6 feet away from the nearest person.

For about six million Californians 65 and up, life has gotten a lot harder.

Last weekend, Governor Gavin Newsom announced that seniors and people with chronic illnesses need to stay home to protect themselves from the novel coronavirus.

While public health experts agree that self-isolation and social distancing during this time is extremely important, they're also worried about the toll it can take on seniors' mental health and well-being.

Let's be honest: it's probably going to be tough. But here are some tips for surviving hopefully, even thriving while stuck at home.

GET DIGITALLY CONNECTED

Many seniors depend on activities at senior centers and volunteer work to keep them active and social.

But public health experts like Dr. Anna Chodos, professor of medicine and geriatrics at UCSF, say there are many other ways to connect with people without being physically present.

She encourages seniors to call the Institute on Aging's Friendship Line. It's a hotline where older people can make a friend over the phone and have someone to talk to if they are lonely.

"It's a good resource to give people if they can't get in touch with their families," Dr. Chodos said.

She's also encouraging family members of isolated seniors to "please call them regularly." Also, if your older family member doesn't know how to use video functions like FaceTime, help them figure it out. (Here's Apple's handy guide. There's also Skype, Facebook video chat and Google Hangouts).

KEEP VOLUNTEERING AND EXERCISING, BUT CHANGE IT UP

If you're a senior who has a regular volunteer job that is now on hold, why not see if there's a way to help out online or over the phone?

Also, since going to the gym or a workout class is currently not an option, Dr. Lisa Gibbs, chief of geriatrics at UC Irvine School of Medicine, recommends finding a workout online or from streaming programs like Netflix. The National Institute on Aging has an exercise campaign called Go4Life that includes online video workouts. Here's a sample:

Or ... get outside! For now, local public health officials have not prohibited outdoor excercise. So take a walk. Just make sure you are six feet away from other people and avoid body fluids.

Gardening or excercising in your yard, if you have one, are also good options.

THAT EPIC NOVEL YOU'VE BEEN MEANING TO WRITE

It's a great time to pick up hobbies that have been on the backburner for a while, such as learning to play a musical instrument or taking an online class. Check out AARP's guide to online learning.

Jeannette, 68, from Fullerton told KPCC's AirTalk she's taking advantage of her free schedule to write a book.

TACKLING ANXIETY

There's isolation. And then there's being stuck in a small space with your whole family. Kenneth Wiatrak, 68, lives with his wife and two teenagers in a one-bedroom apartment in Studio City.

"How do you self isolate when there's no room to isolate?" he wondered.

Wiatrak is also the primary source of income for his family. He works as a photographer and a cameraman, and he's concerned about missing work and not being able to pay the bills.

"What's my chance of keeping working and not contracting the disease versus other ways to make ends meet?" Wiatrak asked.

Doctors are concerned that anxiety will affect seniors in the coming weeks. During this critical period, health experts are encouraging seniors to stay in touch with their health care provider.

Seniors shouldn't be afraid to tell their doctor that they are stressed out, Dr. Chodos said. She said there are a lot of mental health resources by phone that doctors can provide.

The news itself can be anxiety-inducing. Don't sit in front of the television watching news about COVID-19 all day, Dr. Gibbs said. She recommended choosing one trusted source and checking only once or twice a day for updates.

WHAT CAN YOU DO TO HELP?

If you're younger and in good health, there are many ways to help without compromising a senior's health (or your own):

Have more questions? Watch a Q&A about coronavirus and seniors with Kim McCoy Wade, director of the state Department of Aging, moderated by CalMatters reporters Ana Ibarra and Judy Lin:

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Italy registers a record 627 deaths in one day from Coronavirus. Italy has announced a further tightening ofrestrictions due to the Coronavirus emergency, in a bid to get people off the streets and remain at home, reports Italian news agency ANSA.

The nationwidemeasures are in place from 21 March until 25 March, the end-date of the existing orderwhich in allprobablilitywill be extended.

The measures include a ban on outdoor play or recreation, however people may still take outdoor excercise, on their own, provided they stay in the area of their residence and maintain a distance of at least one metre from others.

Access to public parks,villas, gardens and playgrounds is prohibited.

On public holidays, and the days either side, all travel is forbidden to anywhere that is not your principal residence, including second homes.

Milan has called in soldiers to patrol its streets while Rome is stepping up its controls on motorists and pedestrians still in circulation.

Italy's death toll from the Coronavirus pandemic has reached 4,032, according to the latest figures released on 20 March by the country's civil protection agency, and reported by ANSA.

The number offatalities is up 627 since the day before, the highest one-day death count anywhere in the world, including China, since the Covid-19 pandemic began.

The overall number of those whohave contracted Coronavirus in Italy - including the deceased and the 5,129 people who haverecovered - now stands at 47,021.

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