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Locals to be honored at Chamber awards

The Shafter Chamber of Commerce will be holding their annual Awards Banquet and State of the City Address on Thursday night, Jan. 23, beginning at 5:30 p.m. at Shafter's Ford Theater. The evening...

Council interviews 7 CM candidates

City residents voiced concerns about the hiring process for a new city manager at a special meeting of the City Council Tuesday morning – then the council went into closed session to interview...

Walmart group tours Minter museum

A contingent from Walmart got a tour of the Minter Field Air Museum last week, continuing their education on the area prior to joining the new distribution center opening here later this year. On...

Terrific Kids honored by Kiwanis

The Shafter Kiwanis Club held their Terrific Kids Luncheon recently to celebrate and honor those students who have exhibited the character traits outlined in the program's mission statement. Each...

Launch of Colours Festival approaches

Shafter will be celebrating its annual Colours Festival Feb. 20-23 with a variety of events to showcase talent in the community. The festival will kick off with the annual Spaghetti Dinner put on by...

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Teacher Spotlight: Teddi Reyes

A monthly page highlighting what's going on at Shafter High School, coordinated by English teacher Larissa Davis. Teddi Reyes is an agriculture teacher at Shafter High School. Before teaching at...

Many options for art: Ceramics, Sculpture, Drawing, Painting classes

A monthly page highlighting what's going on at Shafter High School, coordinated by English teacher Larissa Davis. Shafter High School has a well-rounded art program that allows many opportunities for...

Students on stage in thriving theater program

A monthly page highlighting what's going on at Shafter High School, coordinated by English teacher Larissa Davis. The theater program at Shafter High School has been thriving over the past few years,...

Student Spotlight: Gabby Del Toro

A monthly page highlighting what's going on at Shafter High School, coordinated by English teacher Larissa Davis. Gabby Del Toro is a senior at Shafter High School and has been extremely involved in...

Did You Know?

A monthly page highlighting what’s going on at Shafter High School, coordinated by English teacher Larissa Davis. Shafter High School has had 17 principals since opening in 1928. The longest sitting principal was Dr. Herb H. Neufeld, who was at...

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Generals shine in league games

The Shafter Generals basketball and soccer teams have flexed their muscles in the first half of the SSL season,with each team at or near the top in the league standings. The Shafter High boys...

Couch's Corner - Jan. 23, 2020

At the Board of Supervisors meeting on Jan. 14, I have to admit, I have never been more proud. The room was packed by concerned citizens from all walks sharing their concerns and points of view on oil production in Kern County, with key officials...

OBITUARY: Arnold Dave Kroeker

Funeral service for Arnold Dave Kroeker, age 82 of Wasco, will be Saturday, Feb. 1, 2020, at 2 p.m. at the Mennonite Brethren Church of Shafter. Pastor Pat Coyle will officiate. Burial will be...

Death Notice - Jan. 23, 2020

Judith E. Pharris,66, of Bakersfield, passed away Jan. 17, in Bakersfield. Peters Funeral Home,...

Arrest Report - Jan. 23, 2020

Jan. 13 Travon Kenneth Irby, 34, of Shafter, was arrested in the 2800 of Zachary Avenue for disorderly conduct: alcohol. Jan. 14 Michelle Misty Barrios, 38, of Shafter, was arrested in the 300 block of State Avenue on a misdemeanor bench warrant....

Mystery History - Jan. 23, 2020

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)...

Classified Ads - Jan. 23, 2020

#1 YARD SALE SHAFTER #1 YARD SALE WASCO Yard Sale -- Sat., Jan. 25, from 7 a.m. to ? 1017 Cedar Ave., Wasco. Basketball hoop, tools, collectibles, whatnots and misc. #2 AUTO/MOTORCYCLES FOR SALE -- 2005 Chrysler 300, $2,000. Clean tags, non-op. NEW...

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