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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)...

 

Headlines in History - March 5, 2020

10 years ago: 2010 Lenea Lara won the title at the 35th Junior Miss Competition at the Shafter High School auditorium. 20 years ago: 2000 Shafter's Young Person of the Year award went to 18-year-old...

 

Headlines in History - Jan. 30, 2020

10 years ago: 2010 Golden Oak Elementary and Shafter High School raised $1,972 for the American Red Cross to help the Haiti earthquake victims. 20 years ago: 2000 Shafter American Legion Auxiliary...

 

Headlines in History - Nov. 28, 2019

10 years ago: 2009 The Shafter Depot started a new tradition, the Christmas Tree exhibit. Locals groups and businesses participate in decorating their own Christmas trees for the event. 20 years ago: 1999 Some people were gearing up emergency...

 

Headlines in History - Nov. 21, 2019

From the files of The Shafter Press 10 years ago: 2009 Shafter's Animal Control and Adoption Center had their grand opening. They celebrate their 10-year anniversary this year. 20 years ago: 1999...

 

Headlines in History - Oct. 24, 2019

10 years ago: Oct. 26, 2009 Ten Richland School District students joined a Journalism Club provided by the Shafter Press. 20 years ago: Oct. 27, 1999 Rite Aid was to be built at 150 E. Lerdo Hwy. at...

 

Headlines in History - July 18, 2019

10 years ago::July 15, 2009 City of Shafter Administrative Services Director Jo Barrick was recognized for excellence in financial reporting by the Government Finance Officers Association. Prominent...

 

Headlines in History - June 6, 2019

10 Years Ago: June 10, 2009 Chamber leaders announced Shafter would be holding its first local business street fair. 20 Years Ago: June 6, 1999 A 1968 SHS graduate, Dr. Jean Fuller, became...

 

Headlines in History - May 30, 2019

20 years ago: May 26, 1999 Richland Lerdo School District received a 3-year, $400,00 grant for the "Healthy Start" program for local schools. 30 years ago: May 31, 1989 Shafter resident Jennifer...

 

Headlines in History - May 2, 2019

10 years ago: May 6, 2009 Shafter High history teacher Steve Garza headed back to Iraq to serve in the Army and his country for a little over a year of deployment. 20 years ago: May 6, 1999 Shafter...

 

Headlines in History - April 18, 2019

10 years ago: April 11, 2019 The Shafter Depot Museum opened two new exhibits, a parlor and a kitchen to represent the 1930s. The new features are on the second floor of the museum. 20 years ago:...

 

Headlines in History - March 21, 2019

10 years ago: March 25, 2009 Michelle Starrh was crowned 2009 Junior Miss. 20 years ago: March 24, 1999 Plans were drawn out for the new Rite Aid on Lerdo Highway and Central Avenue. 30 years ago:...

 

Headlines in History - Feb. 14, 2019

10 years ago: Feb 18, 2009 The American Legion Auxiliary and Girls State announced 1st place winner Melaine Hockett for her article on "What Shafter Means to Me." 20 years ago: Feb. 17, 1999 Shafter...

 

Headlines in History - Feb. 7, 2019

10 years ago: Feb. 11, 2009 Anna Jelmini, Shafter High track star and 2008 Junior World Leader, picks Arizona State University for college, starting fall 2009. 20 years ago: Jan. 25, 1999 Shafter got...

 

Headlines in History - Jan. 24, 2019

10 years ago: Jan. 28, 2009 Arly's Appliance celebrated their 50th anniversary of service to the Shafter area. 20 years ago: Feb. 3, 1999 Kern County changed its area code from 805 to 661. 30 years...

 

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