Alison Murray purchased her first-ever home, in Aberdeen, Scotland, but was informed that she has to relocate, temporarily, because the house has become infested with bats, which cannot be disturbed, under Scottish and European law, once they settle in. Conservation officials advised her that she could probably move back in November, when the bats leave to hibernate.
LAWRENCE (AP) - Oklahoma All-American Ryan Broyles became the NCAA's career receptions leader on a record-setting Saturday night, Landry Jones threw for 363 yards and three scores and the third-ranked Sooners rolled to a 47-17 victory over Kansas.
ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) - Nelson Cruz and the Texas Rangers are headed to their second straight World Series, finishing off the Detroit Tigers with a huge offensive burst to become the American League's first repeat champion in a decade.
ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) - Move over, Reggie, Babe and all those other October sluggers. Nobody has ever had a postseason power surge like Nelson Cruz just did in the AL championship series.
Friday's High School
The Larned High School girls' golf team has become comfortable with traveling to a state golf meet.
No. 1 LSU 38, Tennessee 7
Play a guy who's struggling, or try the guy you thought wasn't as good as the starter. That's been the quarterback quandary for plenty of coaches over the first part of the NFL season.
LYONS - The Hoisington High School football team took its first step toward the Class 3A state playoffs on Friday night, beating Lyons 34-7.
LARNED - The Hoisington High School volleyball team remained undefeated in the Mid-Central Activities Association after sweeping the league quadrangular on Saturday.
LUBBOCK, Texas (AP) - Collin Klein ran for three touchdowns and threw for another as No. 17 Kansas State came from behind to beat Texas Tech 41-34 on Saturday night.
USD 495 calendar
The death of a loved one is difficult any time of the year, but during the holidays, grief can be overwhelming. Instead of being "the most wonderful time of the year," it can be the most dreaded.
Contrary to earlier media reports from several sources, Pope Francis did not comfort a disconsolate little boy at a Vatican audience by saying the child's deceased puppy would be awaiting him in heaven.
Christmas is crazy. There is no getting around it. Recitals and school programs dominate our calendars. Cookie swaps and get-togethers fill our evenings. Then there's shopping and wrapping and trying to squeeze every last sugar-coated ounce of fun out of the Christmas season, because if we don't, then our children won't have blissful memories of mischievous elves on shelves or the warm glow of Christmas in their hearts to get them through the cold winter ahead.
Barton County Jail
Great Bend Fire Department
Barton Community College offices will close for holiday break Monday, Dec. 22. All offices will reopen Monday, Jan. 5. Spring semester classes will begin Monday, Jan. 12.
A driver who was being pursued by the Russell Police Department last Friday afternoon was ejected from the vehicle when it overturned.
ELLINWOOD - The Ellinwood Chamber of Commerce, 110 1/2 Main, invites the public to help residents at Woodhaven Care Center and veterans across the state during the holidays.
The public is invited to take part in the annual Audubon Christmas Bird Count (CBC), which started Sunday and continues through the first week of January.
Editor's note: In Sunday's Great Bend Tribune, we reported how the falling price of oil will result in a lower valuation for Barton County in 2015, which will result in less tax being collected on leases. We asked the Kansas Department of Revenue - Property Value Division (PVD) to explain the process for setting the value of oil each year. The following in a summary of the response.
PRATT - Jon Travis Hartman, 74, died Dec. 13, at his home in Pratt. Born Oct. 1, 1940, in Pratt, he was the son of Charles Dwight and Helen Louise (Stiles) Hartman. He earned his Master of Art from Fort Hays University and taught 35 years at Great Bend High School. He served on the Vernon Filley Art Museum Foundation Board of Directors for several years and remained as Emeritus Board Member.
Helen E. (Nickerson) Sharp, 81, died Dec. 13, at Diversicare of Larned. Born May 14, 1933, in Great Bend, she was the daughter of Corbin and Elizabeth (Skirvin) Nickerson. On June 1, 1942, she married Bobby Dale Howard in Pratt. They were later divorced. She then married Robert Carl Sharp on June 21, 1975, in Great Bend. They were later divorced. A longtime resident of Great Bend, also residing in Las Vegas, Nev. and Larned, she served as a librarian and bus driver for the Radium School District and was a bookkeeper for Melvin Nuss. She enjoyed reading and sewing.
TOPEKA – A driver stopped in western Kansas with more than five pounds of methamphetamine was sentenced Monday to 18 years in federal prison.
MANHATTAN (AP) - With two weeks and change remaining before Big 12 play, Bruce Weber hopes his team understands the importance of the three games before the Jan. 3 date at Oklahoma State.
Times Set CT