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Miss Wasco Rose Queen candidates shine

It has been an exciting run leading up to the Miss Wasco Rose Queen pageant, set for Thursday, Sept. 8. The candidates have been practicing since May and will continue up until... — Updated 8/7/2022

Council hiring firm to help build retail base

The Wasco City Council unanimously approved the use of American Recovery Plan Act funds to hire a firm to help develop its retail base. Retail Strategies, of Birmingham, Ala., will... — Updated 8/7/2022

Animals of Kern at Shafter Library

Kern County is full of a variety of animals, be them on four legs, eight legs, or even no legs at all, with a good many of them found throughout the area. Representatives from the... — Updated 8/7/2022

Shafter Recreation serving community, young and old

The Shafter Recreation and Parks District has been busy this summer with a variety of programs, whether if you are 8 years old or 80. The Rec has just finished their summer... — Updated 8/7/2022

Children's Theater makes 'Seussical' Shafter's musical

The Shafter Children's Summer Theater had a perfect medicine for you if you were in need of a dose of entertainment this past weekend with their production of "Seussical" at the... — Updated 8/7/2022

More than just books at Wasco Library

Libraries play an essential role in a community, bringing knowledge and a wealth of resources. The Kern County Library Wasco Branch is no different, with its dedicated staff,... — Updated 8/7/2022

Shafter Library receives collection of books

The Bakersfield Republican Women, Federated, made a donation of value-rich books to the Shafter Library last Thursday. Linda Kissack-Watkins and President Annette Londquist visited... — Updated 8/7/2022

Another successful vaccination clinic

A vaccination clinic sponsored by the City of Wasco in partnership with United Against Covid-19 and St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church was back again for a second monthly... — Updated 8/7/2022

Council honors state wrestling champs

The Shafter City Council honored members of the Salvation Training Ground girls 11u basketball team that traveled to San Diego in mid-July to compete in the California State Games.... — Updated 8/7/2022

Kids make 'Seussical' Shafter's musical

ABOVE: The Rising Starrhs opened the show. RIGHT: Maggie and Hudson O'Brien are a part of the Rising Starrhs. BELOW: Emma Gonzalez and Micah Neufeld as the Mayor and... — Updated 8/7/2022

A venue for any occasion

Wasco K & R Banquet Halls is a beautiful and elegant venue designed for any special occasion. It is an intimate space for weddings, birthdays, quinceaneras, anniversaries,... — Updated 8/7/2022

Editor's Note: Can you be a Horton?

I had the privilege of covering the Childrens Summer Theater production of “Seussical” over the weekend. It was a great show, and the kids did such a great job with it. It... — Updated 8/7/2022

Pastor's Corner: The wise and foolish paths

Life often presents us with choices between two options: good or bad, right or wrong, wise or foolish. Not every choice is black and white, but biblical wisdom proposes that most of life falls into two categories: living wisely... — Updated 8/7/2022

Antonio Arellano Santoyo w-pic 1939 – 2022

Antonio Arellano Santoyo was born in Tlahualilo, Durango, México, on Aug. 6, 1939, to Ceferino Arellano and Estefana Santoyo. He is survived by his wife, Bertha Gelacia Alvarado;... — Updated 8/7/2022

Death Notices - Aug. 24, 2022

Eliseo Villaneda, 88, of Wasco, passed away July 31, 2022, in Wasco. Peters Funeral Home, Wasco. Rafael Villegas, 72, of Wasco, passed away Aug. 1, 2022, in Bakersfield. Peters Funeral Home,... — Updated 8/7/2022

Arrest Report - Aug. 4, 2022

July 25 Vincent Lopez, 28, of Shafter, was arrested in the 300 block of Ann Avenue for unlawful possession of tear gas, inflicting corporal injury onto a spouse/cohabitant relationship. July 27 Ignacio Briseno Ramirez, 41, of... — Updated 8/7/2022

Mystery History - Aug. 4, 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 8/7/2022

Classified Ads - Aug. 4, 2022

To see this week's Classified Ads, click on the e-edition... — Updated 8/7/2022

Headlines in History - Aug. 4, 2022

20 Years Ago: Aug. 28, 2002 One of Shafter's busiest intersections got a new 4-way stop light added at the intersection of James Street and Lerdo Highway. 40 Years Ago: Aug. 4,... — Updated 8/7/2022

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