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 By Jamie Stewart    Sports 

Generals stay undefeated, beat Taft

The Shafter Generals improved to 2-0 in SSL play, beating the Taft Wildcats on Friday night 41-16. Shafter had another slow first quarter, allowing the Wildcats to take a 9-0 lead o... — Updated 10/2/2023

 By Jamie Stewart    News 

Coffee with a Cop on tap for Wednesday

The Shafter Police Department will be hosting a Coffee with a Cop event on Wednesday morning, Oct. 4, from 7 to 9 a.m. at the Tin Cup in Shafter. The event is in observance of... — Updated 10/2/2023

 By Jamie Stewart    News 

Shafter man arrested after weapons found

A man was arrested in Shafter after a search warrant led officers to find illegal weapons and ammunition. The Shafter Police Department said on Sept. 12, officers executed a search... — Updated 10/2/2023

 By Jamie Stewart    News 

Torch Run stops in Shafter

Tribute to Fallen Heroes holds an annual Memorial Torch Run, beginning in Eugene, Ore., and runs for 22 days through the western United States, paying tribute to fallen soldiers... — Updated 10/2/2023

 By Jamie Stewart    News 

First Friday event slated for Oct. 6

The City of Shafter will be holding another First Friday event on Oct. 6, from 5 to 9 p.m. at the Downtown Square on Central Avenue in Shafter. The event is a continuation of a... — Updated 10/2/2023


WHS Tigers show their pride at Homecoming

Wasco High School held its 2023 Homecoming with a week-long lineup of activities in preparation for the big football game against Golden Valley of Bakersfield. The theme was Tigers... — Updated 10/2/2023

 By Jamie Stewart    News 

SHS implementing new policy at home football games

Shafter High School is implementing a new policy regarding attendance at home football games. The high school is encouraging families as a part of the Shafter community to attend... — Updated 10/2/2023

 By Jamie Stewart    News 

Shafter receives statewide award for library effort

The City of Shafter has received the Helen Putnam award from the League of California Cities for its work on reopening the Shafter Library. Shafter was in danger of having no... — Updated 10/2/2023

 By Jamie Stewart    Sports

Generals open SSL with a win, 33-7

The Shafter Generals opened up the SSL season with a 33-7 victory over the Chavez Titans, proving that a great team can win even when it is not playing its best football. The... — Updated 9/26/2023

 By Jamie Stewart    Sports

Tigers open SSL with win over Cougars

The Wasco High Tigers football team opened its SSL season with an impressive win over the McFarland Cougars, 49-8. Due to the wide margin, the game was played with a running clock... — Updated 9/26/2023

 By Jamie Stewart    News

Kiwanians recognize some Terrific Kids

The Shafter Kiwanis Club held their monthly Terrific Kids luncheon on Sept. 13, recognizing some local students who have demonstrated a character trait that is featured during that... — Updated 9/26/2023

 By Jamie Stewart    News

Shafter Library and Learning Center still growing

The Shafter Library and Learning Center has been growing ever since it was a glimmer in the eye of David Franz and the rest of the staff that make it such a valuable tool for the... — Updated 9/26/2023

 By Jamie Stewart    News

Council OKs 15% raise for city employees; adds skate park, splash pad to new park

The regular meeting of the Shafter City Council was canceled Monday night; instead, a special meeting approved a new pay schedule for city employees. The raise includes a budgeted... — Updated 9/26/2023

 By Jamie Stewart    News

Shafter students given a Wonderful opportunity

When it was announced a few years ago that Walmart and Amazon would be locating distribution centers in Shafter, a question was put to Business Development Director Bob Meadows... — Updated 9/26/2023

 By Jamie Stewart    News

Shafter showing PRIDE throughout community

Shafter High School has always been a place that takes pride in their history, achievements and students and staff. These days, there is a bigger emphasis on this pride with... — Updated 9/20/2023

 By Jamie Stewart    Sports

Tigers beat by Warriors of Tehachapi, 25-6

The Wasco Tigers football team made their way up the mountain to take on the Warriors of Tehachapi on Friday night. The Tigers came up short, though, dropping the contest 25-6. The... — Updated 9/17/2023

 By Jamie Stewart    Sports

'Cardiac Kids' return with win over Bakersfield Christian

The Shafter High Generals football team earned the nickname "Cardiac Kids" last year, after pulling off one come-from-behind victory after another during the playoff run. Well, the... — Updated 9/17/2023

 By Jamie Stewart    News

New artwork on display at Shafter Library

There is a new artist with work on display at the Shafter Library. Iva Cross Fendrick has been creating art for decades and has also lent her expertise to students at various... — Updated 9/17/2023

 By Jamie Stewart    News

National honors for Truth Church Bible quizzers

A small, inspiring group of kids in Shafter, led by Truth Church Pastor Frank Cabrera, ascended to the stage of the National Bible Quizzing Tournament in Tulsa, Okla. The Truth... — Updated 9/17/2023

 By Jamie Stewart    Sports

Generals maul the Arvin Bears, 56-6

The Shafter High Generals dominated their opponent for the second week in a row to open their season 2-0 with a 56-6 win over the Arvin Bears. In two weeks, the Generals have... — Updated 9/4/2023

 By Jamie Stewart    News

Museum preparing for a facelift

The Minter Field Air Museum is preparing for a major facelift, with a total repainting on tap for the historic buildings. According to museum director Ronald Pierce, the museum is... — Updated 9/4/2023

 By Jamie Stewart    News

Fire damages shop at Richland Chevrolet

Richland Chevrolet suffered an undisclosed amount of damages on Sunday morning, when their back shop caught fire and burned a lot of its contents. According to Richland Chevrolet's... — Updated 9/4/2023

 By Jamie Stewart    News

Richland students welcomed back

Richland School District Elementary schools have returned to session, with students ready for the school year. The students returned on Aug. 24 with a unique service for the... — Updated 9/4/2023

 By Jamie Stewart    News

City takes several roads to beautification

If you have driven around the city of Shafter in the last couple of weeks, especially trying to get out of town, it has been an adventure. There have been numerous detours and roadb... — Updated 9/4/2023

 By Jamie Stewart    News

Residential development on upswing

The Shafter City Council received a residential tract status report at a special meeting on Tuesday night, getting updated on the progress of residential projects in the city.... — Updated 8/27/2023


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