Delaware County Sheriff Craig S. DuMond says he has “full and complete confidence” in the two’s abilities to do their job. (WBNG) — The Delaware County Sheriff’s Office announced the graduations of Eli the German Shepherd and Deputy Sheriff Kyle Karcher from the K9 Narcotics Detector School in Goshen, N.Y. The announcement was made Monday morning. After eight weeks of training, Eli and his handler, Deputy Karcher, are certified to enforce the official duties of a K9 team in New York. “Today is a very proud day for Deputy Karcher, K9 Eli and all the members of the Delaware County Sheriff’s Office. Their professional and dedicated service to the people of Delaware County are a credit to their team and the Office of Sheriff,” he said in an official press release sent to 12 News. RELATED: Delaware County Sheriff announces new K9, handler joining its ranks K9 Eli and Deputy Karcher will spend spring 2020 training for discipline, handler protection and tracking.
Tess Sellwood is selling the Plant Street property which will head to auction on Tuesday night.TOWNSVILLE’S property market is back on track after a week of closures, pulled auction events and open homes.While the city escaped the wrath of Tropical Cyclone Debbie, the impending storm did manage to send Townsville’s property market into a spin as agents and vendors alike prepared for the worst.From cancelled open homes, the removal of signage, packaging up of loaned furniture, cancelling auctions and cyclone proofing homes on the market, Townsville real estate came to a temporary standstill.Keyes & Co principal Damien Keyes said Townsville only marginally escaped what could have been detrimental for an already struggling real estate market. “We are extremely lucky that the cyclone didn’t hit us,” he said.“Even just putting sales aside for a moment, our rental market would have faced issues having to deal with all the damage..“On the sales side, and that’s despite the cyclone missing Townsville, we’ve had people holding off on sales, people who didn’t want to put offers in because they didn’t want to purchase a damaged home.“So yes, the cyclone certainly slowed things down.”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 2020Mr Keyes said his firm also rescheduled their auction night to this coming Tuesday. “We still have four properties heading to auction on Tuesday night,” he said.“Hopefully, the extra week will get a few more buyers down on the night.” Among the properties to be auctioned is former House of the Week, 164 Kings Road, Mysterton and 1B Plant Street in West End, a modern-day Queenslander sold by Tess Sellwood (pictured). But while some agents played it on the safe side this week, Tracey Stack and Emma Nancarrow from McGrath Estate Agents decided to power ahead — storm or not. “We decided to forge ahead as the market never sleeps,” she said.“In fact, people would have used the extra days off to look at properties because they had the time to do so.“That was reflected in our open homes which had no less than eight and maximum of 12 potential buyers attend. Those are big numbers in our market and shows that genuine buyers were out and about.”