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 By Jamie Stewart    Sports 

CHAMPS! Generals come back for first Valley title in 67 years

The Shafter High Generals, for the first time since 1955, are Valley Champs in football. The Generals pulled one more victory out in their incredible playoff run by beating... — Updated 11/27/2022

 
 By Jamie Stewart    News 

Kiwanis hosts boxing champions

The Shafter Kiwanis Club hosted Coach Mike Ayon of the Shafter Boxing Club and a couple of his boxers at their regular meeting last week. Ayon and his group have put the city of... — Updated 11/27/2022

 
 By Jamie Stewart    News 

Green Hotel open for tours, events

The historic Green Hotel in Shafter is open on Saturdays from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. for tours, giving residents a peek back into the rich history of Shafter. Built in 1913, the Green... — Updated 11/27/2022

 
 By Jamie Stewart    News 

AG FOCUS: Geordy Wise

First in an occasional series on local farming. Shafter farming has had a rich and varied history, with big booms mixed with years of harsh winters and challenging harvests. Local... — Updated 11/27/2022

 
 By Jamie Stewart    Sports 

Generals earn title shot with 42-41 win

The Shafter High Generals are bound for the Valley Title Division IV game with an overtime win over the Matilda Torres Toros on Friday night, 42-41. The Shafter defense, which had... — Updated 11/27/2022

 
 By Jamie Stewart    Business 

Penny Pet giving customers a healthy option for pets

With the challenges owners face in caring for their pets, a local business is doing its part to giving customers a healthy and safe option for their four-legged family members. Bob... — Updated 11/27/2022

 
 By Jamie Stewart    News 

Olvera widens lead over Lopez in Shafter council race

With the newest update from the Kern Elections Office, candidate Gustavo Olvera has widened his lead over incumbent Cesar Lopez in the race for one of two open City Council seats.... — Updated 11/27/2022

 
 By Jamie Stewart    Sports

Generals stun Hawks, 14-13; move forward in playoffs

The Shafter High Generals went to Madera on Thursday night and stunned the #1 seeded Liberty-Madera Hawks 14-13 in their CIF Division IV quarterfinal. Liberty had entered the game u... — Updated 11/21/2022

 
 By Jamie Stewart    Sports

Generals earn title shot in OT

The Shafter High Generals are bound for the Valley Title Division IV game with an overtime win over the Matilda Torres Toros on Friday night, 42-41. The Shafter defense, which had... — Updated 11/21/2022

 
 By Jamie Stewart    News

Council approves new planning commissioners

The Shafter City Council approved two candidates that were interviewed at the last council meeting to be a part of the Shafter Planning Commission. David Puizer and Lovedeep Joshan... — Updated 11/21/2022

 
 By Jamie Stewart    News

'C.S. Lewis' returns to Shafter

David Payne brought his one man show, "Christmas with CS Lewis" to the Shafter Ford Theater on Sunday, giving two performances, a matinee at 2:30p.m. and an evening performance at... — Updated 11/20/2022

 
 By Jamie Stewart    News

Church holds annual softball tournament

The Community Circle Church held their annual slo-pitch softball tournament on Saturday with over a dozen teams vying for the championship. It was a double-elimination tournament... — Updated 11/20/2022

 
 By Jamie Stewart    Sports

Richland Trojans undefeated champions

The Richland Junior High Girls' 8th Grade Volleyball team finished an undefeated season recently as they went 18-0 for the season. Coached by Rosie Villagomez, the team, made up of... — Updated 11/20/2022

 
 By Jamie Stewart    News

Kiwanis host some Terrific Kids

The Shafter Kiwanis Club held their monthly Terrific Kids Luncheon at the Shafter Veterans Hall that recognizes a select few of Richland School District students who have exhibited... — Updated 11/20/2022

 
 By Jamie Stewart    News

Wings n Wheels a day of fun

Minter Field Air Museum held their annual Wings n Wheels event on Saturday, drawing thousands to the airport, getting a look at an array of aircraft, car, trucks, and military... — Updated 11/20/2022

 
 By Jamie Stewart    News

Prout and Olvera still leading as count continues

There were no real changes in the direction of local races when the Kern Elections Office updated the results from the Nov. 8 election on Tuesday. For the two open seats on the... — Updated 11/20/2022

 
 By Jamie Stewart    News

Prout wining another term; Olvera in front

At the votes continued to be counted in Tuesday's general election, it appeared that Mayor Cathy Prout is headed to reelection to another term, receiving over 500 votes, easily... — Updated 11/16/2022

 
 By Jamie Stewart    Sports

Tigers season ends with playoff loss to North

The Wasco High Tigers saw their season end after an opening round playoff loss to North High on Friday night. After beating rivals Shafter last Friday, the Tigers got the #5 seed... — Updated 11/14/2022

 
 By Jamie Stewart    Sports

Generals win playoff opener

The Shafter Generals earned a matchup with top seed Liberty-Madera with a victory over #9 seeded Strathmore on Friday night, 42-21. The win for the Generals, who came in seeded #8,... — Updated 11/14/2022

 
 By Jamie Stewart    News

Wings n Wheels landing on Minters Field Saturday

The Minter Field Air Museum is holding their annual Wings n Wheels event this Saturday, Nov. 12, featuring hundreds of vehicles, aircraft and fun activities for the entire family.... — Updated 11/14/2022

 
 By Jamie Stewart    News

David Payne's 'C.S. Lewis' coming back to Shafter

Shafter's Ford Theater will host David Payne's "Christmas with C.S. Lewis" show this Sunday, Nov. 13, performing at 2:30 and 6:30 p.m. Payne has been portraying the acclaimed... — Updated 11/14/2022

 
 By Jamie Stewart    News

Commission approves storage for store, drive-up pharmacy

The Shafter Planning Commission approved conditional use permits for businesses looking to improve and expand their services in the city. The owners of True Value Hardware are... — Updated 11/14/2022

 
 By Jamie Stewart    News

Trial date set in Maldonado case

A trial date has been set in the sex crimes case against Matthew Maldonado. The trial is scheduled to begin on Tuesday, Feb. 21, at 9 a.m. Maldonado has been charged with five... — Updated 11/14/2022

 
 By Jamie Stewart    News

Exchange Breakfast and rallies honor tradition

For the 90th time, the Shafter Generals and the Wasco Tigers faced off in one of the fiercest and longest-standing rivalries in the state. As is the custom, on the Friday of the... — Updated 11/11/2022

 
 By Jamie Stewart    News

Council interviews candidates for planning board

The Shafter City Council interviewed candidates for two open seats on the Shafter Planning Commission, with two incumbents choosing not to run for another term. Lovedeep Joshan,... — Updated 11/11/2022

 

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