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First in an occasional series on local farming. Shafter farming has had a rich and varied history, with big booms mixed with years of harsh winters and challenging harvests. Local... — Updated 11/27/2022

A jolly good time planned

Wasco Toys for Tigers will bring extra cheer this holiday season with their Christmas Tree Spectacular Family Fun Night. The festive event will take place on Monday, Dec. 5. The... — Updated 11/27/2022

Kiwanis hosts boxing champions

The Shafter Kiwanis Club hosted Coach Mike Ayon of the Shafter Boxing Club and a couple of his boxers at their regular meeting last week. Ayon and his group have put the city of... — Updated 11/27/2022

Thanksgiving comes early

Three local churches, True Light Baptist Church, New Generation Church and Grace Community Church, came together to host a special Thanksgiving lunch for the community. "Our... — Updated 11/27/2022

Olvera widens lead over Lopez in Shafter council race

With the newest update from the Kern Elections Office, candidate Gustavo Olvera has widened his lead over incumbent Cesar Lopez in the race for one of two open City Council seats.... — Updated 11/27/2022

This week's Super Students

Karl F. Clemens Elementary School announced its weekly Super Students. Criteria for selection were based on significant math improvement, showing kindness to all friends, respect... — Updated 11/27/2022

Green Hotel open for tours, events

The historic Green Hotel in Shafter is open on Saturdays from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. for tours, giving residents a peek back into the rich history of Shafter. Built in 1913, the Green... — Updated 11/27/2022

Wasco couple arrested in $800K credit card fraud scheme

Miguel Leyva, 35, and Karina Gutierrez, 32, both of Wasco, were arrested on Thursday in an alleged credit card fraud scheme neting them nearly a million dollars. A federal grand... — Updated 11/27/2022

CHAMPS! Generals come back for first Valley title in 67 years

The Shafter High Generals, for the first time since 1955, are Valley Champs in football. The Generals pulled one more victory out in their incredible playoff run by beating... — Updated 11/27/2022

Girls cross country team heads to State Championship

The Wasco High School varsity girls cross country team has had an outstanding year, winning back-to-back South Sequoia League championships. They qualified for the Valley... — Updated 11/27/2022

Generals earn title shot with 42-41 win

The Shafter High Generals are bound for the Valley Title Division IV game with an overtime win over the Matilda Torres Toros on Friday night, 42-41. The Shafter defense, which had... — Updated 11/27/2022

Penny Pet giving customers a healthy option for pets

With the challenges owners face in caring for their pets, a local business is doing its part to giving customers a healthy and safe option for their four-legged family members. Bob... — Updated 11/27/2022

Couche's Corner

This week for Couch’s Corner, I would like to spotlight a very special group of young Shafter/Buttonwillow residents and football players at Shafter High School. Every year before Buttonwillow’s harvest festival and parade,... — Updated 11/27/2022

A D Smith

[UPDATED 11/27 with complete obituary] A D Smith of Shafter was born on Nov. 20, 1932, and joined his wife and baby son in heaven one day after his 90th birthday on Nov. 21, 2022.... — Updated 11/27/2022

Death Notices - Nov. 24, 2022

Louise Patterson, 93, of Shafter, passed away Nov. 17, in Bakersfield. Peters Funeral Home,... — Updated 11/27/2022

Arrest Report - Nov. 24, 2022

Nov. 10 Reginaldo Trujillo, 40, of Shafter, was arrested at South Shafter Avenue for possession of unlawful paraphernalia. Nov. 11 Jose Gutierrez, 62, of Shafter, was arrested at East Lerdo and Central Valley Hwy for driving... — Updated 11/27/2022

Headlines in History - Nov. 24, 2022

30 years ago: Nov. 11, 1992 John Fabrie of Fabrie Jewelers celebrated changing ownership to son Rich Fabrie. Rich continued the business for the next 30 years. Rich retired and... — Updated 11/27/2022

Mystery History - Nov. 24, 2022

Here’s this week’s challenge, courtesy of the Shafter Historical Society. If you know the location, circumstances, exact or rough date and/or people in the photo, send your... — Updated 11/27/2022

Classified Ads - Nov. 24, 2022

To see this week's Classified Ads, click on the e-edition... — Updated 11/27/2022

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