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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)...

 

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:...

 

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