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Down to the rivalry game

Shafter High will be the host this year for the annual battle between the Generals and Tigers, who will square off on Friday, Nov. 1. This will be the 93rd meeting of the two schools, in one of the...

 

UPDATE: Shafter to play Arvin in first playoff game

The Shafter Generals, ranked No. 5 in the Southern Section CIF playoffs, will play #10 Arvin this Friday at 7 p.m. This will be the first of three rounds leading to the Valley Championship game on...

 

Generals stun Kennedy T-Birds, 27-21

Could have piece of SSL title with win Friday against Wasco The Shafter Generals pulled off the biggest upset of the football season so far as they knocked off the previously unbeaten Kennedy...

 
 By Stan Wilson    News    October 31, 2019

Camp family celebrates 50th with John Deere

Last Thursday, about 275 guests participated in the celebration of the 50th anniversary of the founding of Kern Machinery, the local John Deere dealer, which is owned by the Don Camp family. Held at t...

 

Community Calendar - Oct. 31, 2019

ANNOUNCEMENTS NEW: Dia De Los Muertos -- Wasco will be having their 4th Annual Dia De Los Muertos Event, Friday, Nov. 1, 6-10 p.m. on 7th Street in downtown Wasco. More information is available by emailing [email protected] NEW: Thanking vetera...

 

Mystery History - Oct. 31, 2019

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)...

 
 By Jamie Stewart    News    October 31, 2019

Chief speaks of SPD's history

Shafter Police Chief Kevin Zimmermann gave a presentation on department's history at the Shafter Historical Society's recent annual meeting. Zimmermann, who has been in the position for three years,...

 

Arrest Report - Oct. 31, 2019

Oct. 23 Jose Antonio Rivera, 32, of Shafter, was arrested In the 400 block of East Lerdo Highway for trespassing after being asked to leave property by police officer. Maria Elena Rogers, 41, of Shafter, was arrested in the 1000 block of Alamo...

 

Classified Ads - Oct. 31, 2019

#1 YARD SALE SHAFTER Church Yard Sale: 30349 Orange St. (Smith Corner). Sat., Nov. 2, 7 a.m. -1 p.m. Lots of misc. WASCO 2-Family Yard Sale: Sat., Nov, 2, 7:30-1 p.m. 1821 Juniper Lane, Wasco. Duraflame stove and lots of misc. #2 AUTO/MOTORCYCLES...

 

Death Notices - Oct. 31, 2019

Stanley Oliver Swanson, 86, of Bakersfield passed away Oct. 25 in Bakersfield. Basham & Lara Funeral Care, Shafter. Ruth Ann Weidenbach, 89, of Shafter, passed away Oct. 26 in Bakersfield. Peters Funeral Home, Shafter....

 
 By Jamie Stewart    News    October 31, 2019

Church serves city inside and out

The First Southern Baptist Church in Shafter had a big weekend recently when they hosted a nationally known evangelist and also held a Harvest Fair for the community. Evangelist Raul Perez, who came...

 
 By Jamie Stewart    News    October 31, 2019

Safe holiday fun at Golden Oak School

Golden Oak Elementary School was the place to be on Friday as they hosted their annual Harvest Carnival. Put on by the Golden Oak PTO, this event is one of the main fundraisers of the year for the...

 
 By Jamie Stewart    News    October 31, 2019

70th year birthday gift for Minter Field

Strata Credit Union, which is celebrating its 70th year, granted a wish to the Minter Field Air Museum recently, donating $2,000 to the museum to help support their operations. Brian Ivie, CEO of...

 

Pastor's Corner - Oct. 31, 2019

“Do unto others as you would have them do unto you.” -- The Golden Rule “For you will be treated as you treat others. The standard you use in judging is the standard by which you will be...

 

OBITUARY: "Ruth Ann" Weidenbach

In Memory of "Ruth Ann" Weidenbach (Roskam). Ruth Ann was born to Meta and John Roskam on June 28, 1930, in Wasco. She was the 11th of 14 children. She attended Wasco schools and after graduation,...

 

Generals tame the Tigers, 28-21

In the 93rd installment of one of the longest and fiercest rivalries in the county, the Shafter Generals held off a late charge by the Wasco Tigers Friday night and won bragging rights for the year...

 

Fidela Garcia

Fidela Garcia passed away peacefully in her sleep on Oct. 20, 2019, at the age of 76. She lived a beautiful life; she is now at peace and forever in our hearts. Mom was born in Edinburg, Texas, to...

 

OBITUARY: Danny Howerton

Danny Howerton, 76, of Wasco, passed away Oct. 14, 2019. A Celebration of Life will be held Sunday, Nov. 17 at Hodels in Bakersfield from 1 to 3 p.m....

 

OBITUARY: Charles L. Patrick

Charlie Patrick was born Feb. 3, 1938 in Altus, Okla. He was raised in Shafter and graduated from Shafter High School. He is survived by his wife of 58 years, Carol; his daughter LeAnne and...

 

OBITUARY: Billy Wayne "Bill" Grills

Billy Wayne (Bill) Grills, 84, husband of Nancy Ann (Goldsmith) Grills, went to be with the Lord on Wednesday, Oct. 30, 2019. Billy was born in Senath, Mo., to the late Chester Lee Grills and Irene...

 

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