Wasco loses a beloved friend in Stephen Janzen

Stephen Lee Janzen came from a well-respected family in Wasco. A public servant, he was active in the City Council and served as mayor. After a life of many accomplishments, he... — Updated 10/4/2022

Candidate Profile: Lopez wants to keep serving the community

Last in a series profiling candidates for the Shafter City Council election in November. Other candidates' stories can be found on TheShafterPress.com. With two seats up for grabs... — Updated 10/4/2022

Generals celebrate Homecoming with a week of activities

Shafter High School had its annual Homecoming Week last week, with days filled with fun activities and big doses of Blue and Gold spirit. This year's theme was Disney, and each day... — Updated 10/4/2022

Christmas to come alive on stage

Planet Dance Studio will host its annual December recital, "Sleigh Ride," on Saturday, Dec. 3. It will be the first Christmas theme for the school since 2002. "We are producing 18... — Updated 10/4/2022

Kiwanis honor some Terrific Kids

The Shafter Kiwanis Club honored a group of Richland School District students at their recent meeting held at the Shafter Veterans Hall. Each school in the district nominates a... — Updated 10/4/2022

Pay to vaccinate program continues

United Against Covid-19, in partnership with the City of Wasco and St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church, sponsored their monthly Covid-19 vaccination clinic. Once again, Wasco... — Updated 10/4/2022

Carmen Beltran turns 100

Carmen Beltran Nadal has lived a life full of blessings and beautiful memories. At age 100, she appreciates her family and friends who have showered love upon her. For her recent... — Updated 10/4/2022

Salas secures grant for new training center

Assemblymember Rudy Salas gave Farmworker Institute of Education and Leadership Development CEO David Villarino a large replica check for $8 million, representing the guaranteed funding that he has helped secure for the group and... — Updated 10/4/2022

Generals celebrate Homecoming with a week of activities

Shafter High School had its annual Homecoming Week last week, with days filled with fun activities and big doses of Blue and Gold spirit. This year's theme was Disney, and each day... — Updated 10/4/2022

Generals drop to 0-2 in SSL

The Shafter High Generals dropped another one-point contest on Friday night, losing to the Taft Wildcats on Homecoming night, 29-28. This is the second week in a row that the... — Updated 10/4/2022

Tigers rout Golden Valley, 45-14

The Wasco High Tigers continued their winning ways on Friday night, beating the Golden Valley Bulldogs in a non-league contest 45-14. The Tigers upped their record with the win to... — Updated 10/4/2022

Girls golf team shines

The Wasco High School girl's varsity golf team has had an outstanding season thus far. They are ranked number one in the league and just came back from taking four wins at the... — Updated 10/4/2022

Sun Country Flowers under new ownership

Sun Country Flowers in Shafter is now under new ownership. Carol Reichenbach, the owner of the shop for over 17 years, has decided that it is time to move on. Enter Amanda... — Updated 10/4/2022

Obituary: Gilbert Carrasco

Gilbert Carrasco was born on Jan. 12, 1951, and passed on Oct. 2, 2022, at the age of 72. A graveside service will be held at the Shafter Cemetery at 10... — Updated 10/4/2022

Obituary: Rhonda Joann Feil Haworth

Rhonda Joann Feil Haworth was born June 17, 1956 in San Fernando to Arlyss (Arly) and Janice (Jan) Schaffer Feil. She passed into heaven on Sept. 26, 2022. She will be most... — Updated 10/4/2022

Death Notices - Sept. 29, 2022

Aristeo Gaudencio Garcia, 63, of Wasco, passed away Sept. 20, in Wasco. Peters Funeral Home, Wasco. Noe Cantu, 42, of Wasco, passed away Sept. 20, in Wasco. Peters Funeral Home, Wasco. Fidel M. Gomez, 82, of Shafter, passed away... — Updated 10/4/2022

Obituary: Lynda Roseva Rosales

Lynda Roseva Rosales, beloved wife, mother, grandmother, great grandmother, sister and friend, passed away Sept. 28, 2022. Lynda was born on Feb, 27, 1940, in Bakersfield, and was... — Updated 10/4/2022

Ruth "Cuca" Jara

Ruth "Cuca" Jara was born on Aug. 17, 1961, and was one of seven siblings. Ruth was loved by many and was a friend to all. She was kind, loving, and she loved spoiling her... — Updated 10/4/2022

Evelyn LaVerne Hiebert

A Celebration of Life service will be held at The Bridge Bible Church at 11 a.m., Saturday, Oct. 1, 2022, for Evelyn LaVerne Hiebert, 87, of Shafter, who passed away Sept. 22,... — Updated 10/4/2022

Lila Eloise Forney

Lila Eloise Forney was a caring wife, mother, grandmother, and friend. She left this world on Sept. 19, 2022, at age 89. Lila was born to Joseph and Alva Gray on Dec. 18, 1932, in... — Updated 10/4/2022

Arrest Report - Sept. 29, 2022

Sept. 19 Guadalupe Maria Vasquez, 27, was arrested on Lerdo Highway and Zerker Road for driving without a driver’s license, proof of financial responsibility and unregistered vehicle. Maria Garcia, 46, of Shafter, was arrested... — Updated 10/4/2022

Mystery History - Sept. 29, 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 10/4/2022

Headlines in History - Sept. 29, 2022

30 years ago: Oct. 14, 1992 Shafter Public Works moved from its James Street location to the newly renovated City Hall at the Old Shafter Courthouse on 336 Pacific Ave. 40 years... — Updated 10/4/2022

Classified Ads - Sept. 29, 2022

To see this week's Classified Ads, click on the e-edition... — Updated 10/4/2022

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