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Council OKs upgrade for N. Shafter

The North Shafter area will see improvements in its infrastructure under a project approved by the City Council Tuesday night. The council awarded a contract to Kern Asphalt for work on the shoulders...

2 cars hit by trains

The driver of a minivan narrowly escaped injury when the vehicle was struck by a train on Tuesday evening. Shafter police received a call at approximately 8 p.m. about a vehicle being struck by a...

Big win ends big week

Each year during Shafter-Wasco Week, the two high school campuses light up with a flurry of activities culminating in the annual battle on the gridiron. This year, Shafter High held dress-up days...

Crowd entertained on land, in the air

The second annual Wings 'N' Wheels event was held Saturday, and there was something for everyone, whether your interests lie on land or in air. Put on by Minter Field Air Museum, the event drew...

Woman's Club serves the town, young and old

The Shafter Woman's Club has been busy with numerous events this past month in their efforts to serve the community. The club sponsored a student from Shafter High School, Ashley Castillo, to...

Playing it safe at Trunk or Treat

The Shafter Youth Center played host to two events last week for families looking for a safe way to celebrate the holiday season. The Shafter Lions Club, in partnership with the Shafter Youth Center,...

WWII papers in display at Minter

Minter Field Air Museum will have a new display in the near future, thanks to the daughter of a World War II veteran who wrote one of twelve documents that were used in the surrender of Japan, ending...

Generals rally comes up short

A football game is a contest made up of four quarters. Unfortunately, on Friday night, the Shafter Generals only showed up for two. Up against the Arvin Bears in the first round of the Division V...

Generals tame the Tigers, 28-21

In the 93rd installment of one of the longest and fiercest rivalries in the county, the Shafter Generals held off a late charge by the Wasco Tigers Friday night and won bragging rights for the year...

Shafter High School Football Schedule

Friday Aug. 30 Highland H L, 22-16 Friday Sept. 6 North H L, 27-13 Friday Sept. 13 Atascadero T L, 28-8 Friday Sept. 20 Chavez T L, 24-13 Friday Sept. 27 Taft T W, 48-15 Friday Oct. 4 McFarland H W, 47-7 Friday Oct. 11 Arvin H W, 43-22 Friday Oct....

Couch's Corner - Nov. 7, 2019

I got the chance to speak at the second Annual Civil Rights for Immigrants Conference recently in October at Hodel’s. It was an honor to be invited by the host, the Greater Bakersfield Legal Assistance (GBLA), to welcome the attendees (about 280...

Pastor's Corner - Nov. 7, 2019

Few passages have caused as much fear and anxiety as the verses where Jesus states that there is an unpardonable or unforgivable sin, which is mentioned in all three Synoptic Gospels (see Matthew 12:31-32; Mark 3:28-29; Luke 12:10). Many questions...

OBITUARY: Dixie Lee (King) Crane

Dixie Lee (King) Crane was born on May 8, 1948, to Mary Katherine and Wilson King. She was born in Bakersfield and raised in Shafter where she lived until her death on Nov. 6, 2019. Dixie was married...

UPDATED OBITUARY: Danny Howerton

Danny Howerton was born in Dinuba on Feb. 3, 1943, to Harold and Pearl Howerton. His dad died when he was very young, and he was raised by his stepfather, Ed Wagner. Danny graduated from Reedley High School in 1960 and from California State...

OBITUARY: Billy Wayne "Bill" Grills

Billy Wayne (Bill) Grills, 84, husband of Nancy Ann (Goldsmith) Grills, went to be with the Lord on Wednesday, Oct. 30, 2019. Billy was born in Senath, Mo., to the late Chester Lee Grills and Irene...

OBITUARY: Charles L. Patrick

Charlie Patrick was born Feb. 3, 1938 in Altus, Okla. He was raised in Shafter and graduated from Shafter High School. He is survived by his wife of 58 years, Carol; his daughter LeAnne and...

"Ruth Ann" Weidenbach

In Memory of "Ruth Ann" Weidenbach (Roskam). Ruth Ann was born to Meta and John Roskam on June 28, 1930, in Wasco. She was the 11th of 14 children. She attended Wasco schools and after graduation,...

Arrest Report - Nov. 7, 2019

Oct. 28 Armando Frausto Monarrez, 21, of Shafter, was arrested in the 100 block of Tulare Avenue on a misdemeanor bench warrant. Enrique De Jesus Garin, 31, of Shafter, was arrested for possession of controlled substance paraphernalia. Rigoberto...

Classified Ads - Nov. 7, 2019

#1 YARD SALE SHAFTER Large Family Yard Sale: 29747 San Diego St., Shafter, Fri. 11/8, 8 a.m.-12 p.m. and Sat. 11/9 7 a.m.-12 p.m. Christmas décor, clothing, furniture and misc. 2-Family Yard Sale: 251 Golden West Ave., Shafter, Sat. 11/9, 7...

Mystery History - Nov. 7, 2019

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 educated (or semieducated)...

Focus on Local Business - Nov. 7, 2019

A new store makes shopping easy right in town. iHome Furniture in Wasco has now been open for three weeks, seven days a week, 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. The store is located at 1425 Highway 46 (near the...

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