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Churches pray for Wasco as one

There was a house full of worshipers on Sunday at the Wasco Community Revival. The special event occurred at True Light Baptist Church in Wasco, with almost 100 people celebrating... — Updated 3/14/2023

Ross opens store in Wasco

It was a busy morning for the Ross store at its grand opening on Saturday, with over 150 people walking through its doors in the first 10 minutes. Bri Villa was one of the... — Updated 3/14/2023

Workshop sets priorities for Wasco's next year

On Saturday, a strategic planning workshop for the fiscal 2023-24 year was held for the City Council and city leaders to come to a consensus on priorities that will help the staff... — Updated 3/14/2023

A new Distinguished Young Woman coming March 24

The Shafter Distinguished Young Woman program is getting ready to name a new title holder to represent the city. The program will take place on Friday, March 24, at the Fred Starrh... — Updated 3/14/2023

Richland schools celebrate Reading Across America

Schools in the Richland School District celebrated the Reading Across America event last week, with classrooms filled with special guest readers of numerous Dr. Seuss books. The... — Updated 3/14/2023

Artist hanging new art in library

Charlotte White, who has works of art hanging all over Shafter and Kern County, has two new pieces on display at the Shafter Library and Learning Center. Director David Frantz... — Updated 3/14/2023

A heartfelt goodbye to Rob Cobb

The community came out on Friday to celebrate the life of a great man, Robert (Rob) Cobb. It was a moving tribute to a lifelong educator that contributed much to the city of Wasco.... — Updated 3/14/2023

Trial date to be set for alleged shooter

Elijah Sanchez, 21, will appear in court again on Monday, March 13, to get a trial date after pleading not guilty to an attempted murder charge.. Sanchez was arrested on Feb. 9, after the Shafter Police Department responded to a... — Updated 3/14/2023

$1.5M surplus seen for city budget

Lower than expected labor costs will give the city a surplus in its operating fund this year, the City Council was told Tuesday night. In reviewing the midyear budget report for... — Updated 3/14/2023

Mock interviews set students up for success in the workforce

Wasco Independence High School held a mock interview workshop to provide seniors with a real job interview experience with local employers. "We decided to host this event as a... — Updated 3/14/2023

Pastor's Corner: Three eternal mistakes

Many people reject the thought of a soul spending eternity in hell. Many churches consider the thought old-fashioned and too offensive. Many say God is too loving to banish people... — Updated 3/14/2023

Erik Christian Larson

Erik Christian Larson, 50, of Shafter, passed away on Feb. 21, 2023. Erik, born on Sept. 11,1972, was born in Wasco to Sandra Pieper Larson and George Harvey Larson. His... — Updated 3/14/2023

Death Notices - March 9, 2023

Jose C. Trujillo, 74, of Shafter, passed away Feb. 28, in Los Angeles. Peters Funeral Home,... — Updated 3/14/2023

Gwendolyn Ann Roberson

Gwendolyn Ann Roberson, 65, was born May 2, 1953, and passed away March 4, 2023, surrounded by family. Gwendolyn was one of the original employees of the Wasco Kmart from 1991... — Updated 3/14/2023

Arrest Report - March 9, 2023

Feb. 27 Basel Khaled Ali, 20, of Shafter, was arrested in the 500 block of Fresno Avenue for false report of emergency. Feb. 28 Everardo Gomez, 37, of Shafter, was arrested in the 800 block of Central Avenue on a bench... — Updated 3/14/2023

Mystery History - March 9, 2023

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 3/14/2023

Classified Ads - March 9, 2023

To see this week's Classified Ads, click on the e-edition icon... — Updated 3/14/2023

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