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Headlines in History - Nov. 19, 2020

10 years ago: Nov. 24, 2010 Shafter Hithcocks Auto Parts owner Jesse Escobedo donated 30 food baskets to families in need for the holidays. 20 years ago: Nov. 22, 2000 Marine Corps Private John H....

 

Headlines in History - Nov. 12, 2020

10 years ago: Nov. 24, 2010 Shafter Hitchcocks Auto Parts owner Jesse Escobedo donated 30 food baskets to families in need for the holidays. 20 years ago: Nov. 22, 2000 Marine Corps Private John H....

 

Headlines in History - Nov. 5, 2020

10 Years Ago: Nov. 17, 2010 The Wasco Tigers and the Shafter Generals meet for the 84th rival football game. 20 Years Ago: Nov. 1, 2000 The General athlete of the week was Manuel Puga for the cross...

 

Headlines in History - Oct. 29, 2020

10 Years Ago: Nov. 3, 2010 Exchange student Lui Shuer, also known as Effy, originally from China, visited with the Shafter Rotary Club. Her hosted family was Lori Williamson and Pete Chavez. 20 Years...

 

Headlines in History -- Oct. 22, 2020

10 Years Ago: Nov. 10, 2010 David Armendariz wrote his last sport story for the Shafter Press and Wasco Tribune. He started writing for the local papers in the early 1980s. His last story written before retiring was the 84th Wasco Tigers/Shafter...

 

Headlines in History - Oct. 15, 2020

10 Years Ago: Nov. 11, 2010 The Shafter Police Department received a new device called FAST ID. It links into the California ID system within 20-25 seconds to identify a suspect by their...

 

Headlines in History - Oct. 8, 2020

10 Years Ago: Oct 13, 2010 District Governor Deepa Willingham visited with the Shafter Rotary Club to discuss future plans. In 2018 Deepa Willingham received the United Nations Association Peace...

 

Headlines in History - Oct. 1, 2020

10 Years Ago. 2010 Don and Juliana Anderson were the Grand Marshal's for the "Festival of Roses," in Wasco. 20 Years Ago: Oct. 4, 2000 S.H.S Homecoming Queen Candidates were Carmen Acedo, Beth...

 

Headlines in History - Sept. 24, 2020

10 Years Ago: Oct. 2, 2010 Gilbert Alvarado became president of the Shafter Kiwanis Club. 20 Years Ago: Oct. 25, 2000 The Shafter High varsity football team won over Garces High for the first time...

 

Headlines in History - Sept. 17, 2020

10 years ago: Sept. 29, 2010 Mayor Kathy Prout spoke at the Veteran’s Park for the Shafter/Wasco Soccer League. 20 years ago: Sept. 20, 2000 Westec purchased Lerdo School on Lerdo Highway. Westec is an arm teaching service of Bakersfield & Taft...

 

Headlines in History - Sept. 20, 2020

10 Years Ago: 2010 Shafter Homecoming King was Arturo Valle and Queen was Katarina Plaza. 30 Years Ago: 1990 Shafter resident Joe Kirk visited Galesburg, Mich., the hometown of Gen. Williams Rufus...

 

Headlines in History - Aug. 27, 2020

20 Years Ago: 2000 Former SHS student Eli Espericueta graduated from West Point Military Academy. West is the oldest military academy in the nation. 30 Years Ago: 1990 Judy Soto was crowned SHS...

 

Headlines in History - Aug. 20, 2020

10 years ago: 2010 After 20 years of business in Shafter, Holiday Ford decides to close its doors. Today, the Ford Theater and Tin Cup are in the location at 1101 E. Lerdo Highway 20 years ago: 2000...

 

Headlines in History - Aug. 13, 2020

10 Years Ago: 2010 After 20 years of business in Shafter, Holiday Ford decides to close their doors. Today, the Ford Theatre and Tin Cup are in that location at 1101 E. Lerdo Hwy. 20 Years Ago: 2000...

 

Headlines in History - Aug. 6, 2020

10 years ago: 2010 David Boyt became the assistant principal of Shafter High School. 20 years ago: 2000 Kiwanis Club introduces 29 teachers at their luncheon. Among them were Erica Chavez, Ruth...

 

Headlines in History - July 23, 2020

20 years ago: Aug. 8, 2000 Sonic Drive-In was in the planning stage of being built at 777 Central Valley Hwy., in Shafter. 30 years ago: Aug. 8, 1990 Shafter had a ribbon cutting at Five Points, for...

 

Headlines in History - July 16, 2020

10 years ago: August 2010 A new Subway restaurant opened in the old Stringham Drugstore location at 301 Central Ave. 20 years ago: July 26, 2000 Ralph Fruguglietti, also known as the “Big...

 

Headlines in History - July 9, 2020

10 years ago: July 20, 2010 A ribbon cutting ceremony happened for the newly renovated Shafter Aquatic Center -- know to locals as The Shafter Pool. 20 years ago: July 19, 2000 The Outstanding Light...

 

Headlines in History - June 25, 2020

20 years ago: June 28, 2000 The Wasco Valley Golf Course had its 4th Annual Junior Golf Camp. It helps introduce young people to playing and enjoying golf. Eighty kids attended the camp. 30 years...

 

Headlines in History - June 11, 2020

10 years ago: June 2, 2010 Caroline Aguirre, a Shafter High School sophomore, headed to the University of California at Santa Cruz for the summer to participate in study of marine mammals. 20 years...

 

Headlines in History - June 4, 2020

10 years ago: June 2, 2010 Caroline Aguirre, a Shafter High School sophomore, headed to the University of California at Santa Cruz for the summer to participate in study of marine mammals. 20 years...

 

Headlines in History - May 28, 2020

10 years ago: June 9, 2010 Private Patricia M. Matthews, of Shafter, graduated from Army Basic Training at Fort Leonard Wood, Mo. 20 years ago: May 31, 2000 There was a ribbon cutting at the Shafter...

 

Headlines in History - May 21, 2020

10 years ago: May 19, 2010 A ceremony for some former Shafter High School athletes inducted in Shafter's Athletic Hall of Fame. Among were Dave Anderson (1947), Steven Rodriguez (1948) and Scott...

 

Headlines in History - May 7, 2020

10 years ago: 2010 Richland School District honored 2000 retirees. Amongst honored were Frances Garcia, Susanne Franz and Cris Little. 20 years ago: 2000 Joaquin and Eva Patino were honored as grand...

 

Mystery History - April 2, 2020

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)...

 

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