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 By Jamie Stewart    News 

New graduates christen a 'new' stadium

[CLICK ON THE E-EDITION TO SEE PICTURES OF SHAFTER HIGH GRADUATES] Shafter High School's Class of 2022 walked across the stage at the newly renovated Shafter High Stadium on... — Updated 6/14/2022

 By Jamie Stewart    News 

Trojans get promoted to Generals

The Richland Junior High Trojans spent their last day as 8th graders walking across the stage to celebrate the completion of their junior high careers, promoted to high school... — Updated 6/14/2022

 By Jamie Stewart    News 

North Kern students graduate

The North Kern School held their annual graduation ceremony recently, with the graduates receiving diplomas, certificates and other awards for their educational achievements. There... — Updated 6/14/2022

 By Jamie Stewart    News 

Buttonwillow hosts Cal Club Regionals

Buttonwillow Raceway was the site of the Cal Club's Regionals this past weekend, with over 300 racers on the track competing for in the Regional Championships. There were six... — Updated 6/14/2022

 By Jamie Stewart    Obituaries 

Mary Rexius dies at 102

Mary Ellen Rexius, a long time Wasco resident, will be remembered as a loving and giving woman who loved life and gave of herself, her time and passion for her hometown, a true and... — Updated 6/14/2022

 By Jamie Stewart    News 

Shafter PD hosts Coffee with a Cop

The residents of Gossamer Grove were able to meet the men and women in blue serving the city of Shafter as members of the Shafter Police Department on Saturday, with a Flight Park... — Updated 6/14/2022

 By Jamie Stewart    News 

New solid waste service rates OKd by council

City users of solid waste collection will pay less – or more, if they have alley service now. And the alley service is going away, as of July 1. The Shafter City Council on the... — Updated 6/14/2022

 By Jamie Stewart    Business

Local man comes back to his roots

A local man who graduated from Shafter High School has returned to town and is operating the newest barber shop here. Phatboyz Barber Shop. Edgar Gonzalez has been operating his... — Updated 6/8/2022

 By Jamie Stewart    Sports

General Godbehere wins medal at State Meet

Nick Godbehere of the Shafter High track and field team threw his way to a seventh place finish in the discus throw at the CIF State Track and Field Meet held at Clovis Buchannon... — Updated 6/8/2022

 By Jamie Stewart    Sports

Lady Tigers runner-up in Valley Championships

The Wasco Lady Tigers softball team ended an outstanding season with a runner-up finish in the Division III Valley Championships, dropping the championship game to Monache High... — Updated 6/8/2022

 By Jamie Stewart    News

Community coming together for VBS

Vacation Bible School season is just around the corner, with several churches gearing up for this special time of the year. But, with budgets tight, and attendance a challenge with... — Updated 6/8/2022

 By Jamie Stewart    News

Camp Hamilton remembers fallen soldiers

Camp Hamilton, with its lush stand of trees among a desert of oilfields, held its annual Memorial Day Service on Monday, remembering all of the veterans who have served our country... — Updated 6/8/2022

 By Jamie Stewart    News

Local teacher walks across stage as graduate

Golden Oak second grade teacher Ashley Miriles had the opportunity to walk across the stage to collect her diploma from University of California Merced recently, with a little help... — Updated 6/8/2022

 By Jamie Stewart    News

Shafter remembers its heroes on Memorial Day

After a two-year hiatus due to the covid-19 pandemic, the Shafter Cemetery held its annual Memorial Day service, honoring those local heroes who served in our Armed Forces and have... — Updated 6/8/2022

 By Jamie Stewart    News

Train collides with pickup, man killed

A pickup truck was dragged nearly a half-mile to the Shafter Cemetery by an Amtrak train Friday evening, killing the driver and injuring three train passengers. Upon arrival,... — Updated 5/26/2022

 By Jamie Stewart    News

SHS seniors honored in a night of awards

Shafter High seniors were in the spotlight on Tuesday night as over 100 students were honored with awards and scholarships at the annual Senior Night awards event. With a large... — Updated 5/26/2022

 By Jamie Stewart    News

SHS Drama brings Broadway hit to Shafter

The Shafter High Drama Department put on their production of the Broadway hit, "The Drowsy Chaperone," on Thursday, Friday and Saturday nights at the Fred Starrh Performing Arts... — Updated 5/26/2022

 By Jamie Stewart    News

Richland Schools host author, take trip to Learning Center

The Richland School District and its students had a busy week, with a visit from an acclaimed author, as well as an opportunity for some of their students to take a trip to the Shaf... — Updated 5/26/2022

 By Jamie Stewart    News

Local artist to exhibit new pieces

Shafter has an artist in town that has been creating works of art and history for years, creating works that capture the rich history of the city. Charlotte White, who has been... — Updated 5/26/2022

 By Jamie Stewart    News

Kiddie Kollege longtime director to retire

Helen Gaede, the long-time director of the Shafter Kiddie Kollege, will be retiring at the end of the month, closing out a 49-year career. Gaede began at the school when the... — Updated 5/26/2022

 By Jamie Stewart    News

Council discusses capital improvement projects

The City of Shafter plans to spend about $27 million for capital improvements in the next next year. The City Council discussed the Capital Improvement Program and fleet equipment... — Updated 5/26/2022

 By Jamie Stewart    News

Panel to review city charter, make recommendations for changes

The committee appointed by the City Council to review the city's charter and make recommendations on changes has begun its work. The City of Shafter became a charter city in 1995,... — Updated 5/16/2022

 By Jamie Stewart    News

Taco Thursday at Basham & Lara

Basham & Lara Funeral Care recognized the Cinco de Mayo holiday on Thursday when they gave away tacos to the community, offering them to those visiting their facility. The... — Updated 5/16/2022

 By Jamie Stewart    News

A sunny day for Shafter Cinco de Mayo parade

A sunny day for Shafter Cinco de Mayo parade Captions #1- The Perez family with one of Stanley's cars that were entered in the parade. #2- The Tea Cups were a big hit with the... — Updated 5/16/2022

 By Jamie Stewart    News

Richland student places in county competition

Marlene Ayon, a seventh grade Richland Trojan, was recognized recently for placing in a countywide competition, Battle of the Books, which sets students against each other in... — Updated 5/16/2022


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