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HSR on track, but Wasco Amtrak subway years away

A High Speed Rail Zoom meeting on Thursday provided some answers to questions that have been in the minds of many. The HSR plan to continue building a subway to access the Wasco Amtrak platform, and...

Grow Academy helping students stay healthy

The Grow Academy, formerly known as Grimmway Academy, in Shafter, is working to keep children healthy as they learn. With a mission that includes a commitment to improving the health and wellness of...

Job Fair brings local employment opportunities

The City of Wasco was instrumental in coordinating a Job Fair held Thursday, August 26 at the Veteran's Recreation Hall on Poplar Avenue. Accounting Specialist 1 Nellie Garcia, Administrative...

Fire Department makes kid's dream come true

Elardio Garcia has always loved firefighters. He loves the fire trucks, the uniforms and the people that save others by their bravery. Garcia had a dream to meet his heroes and see where they do that...

Generals still looking for win

The Shafter High Generals dropped their matchup with the Highland Scots on Friday night, 20-13. For the second straight week, the Generals failed to capitalize on scoring opportunities in the first...

OBITUARY: Betty Jo Morris-Hasbrook

Betty Jo Morris-Hasbrook, 67, of Canyonville, Ore., passed away Sept. 1, 2021 in Canyonville. She was born Nov. 24, 1953 in Wasco. She is survived by her husband, Randy Hasbrook of Canyonville; daughter Michelle McClellan of Riddle, Ore.; grandsons...

Death Notices - Sept. 9, 2021

Garland “Rocky” Clark, 61, of Wasco, passed away Aug 24, in Bakersfield. Peters Funeral Home, Wasco. Willie Mae Wilson, 88, of Shafter, passed away Aug. 24, in Shafter. Peters Funeral Home, Shafter. Dale William Poznoff, 70, of Bakersfield,...

OBITUARY: Loyd Link

Loyd Earl Link was born Sept. 16, 1928, in Tyronza, Ark., to Arthur and Alta Link. He died on Sept. 6, 2021. Loyd was raised by his maternal uncle and aunt, Earl and Virgie Cook. He was preceded in...

Arrest Report - Sept 2, 2021

Aug. 18 Armando Valdez, 31, of Shafter was arrested on Elizabeth Ave for outside warrant. Aug. 19 Mario Bustamante, 43, of Shafter was arrested on 6600 block of Lerdo Hwy., for DUI. Aug. 20 Maria Edith Chavez, 19, of Shafter was arrested on the 300...

Pastor's Corner: Getting Closer to God

SW Pastors Corner Steve Dobbs 9-2-2021 My wife and I just spent two weeks in the mountains in Frazier Park. Those that know me well know I am not an outdoors person. So why did I take two weeks of...

Classified Ads - Sept. 2, 2021

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