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  • Headlines in History - April 11, 2024

    The Shafter Press|Updated Apr 19, 2024

    3 years ago:[ May 4, 1994 Vicki Perez was crowned Cinco De Mayo Queen. 40 years ago: May 2, 1984 Richland Intermediate School was destroyed in an early morning fire, with an estimated $2 million in damage. Classes were delayed, but students attended makeshift combined classes at the junior high. --Compiled by Erica Seriano...

  • Headlines in History - April 4, 2024

    The Shafter Press file|Updated Apr 9, 2024

    2 years ago: April 14, 2004 Freedom Homes was building 31 new houses on West Lerdo Highway and Schnaidt Street in Shafter. 40 years ago: April 25, 1984 Shafter's Smalltown Breakdancer Club members were Art Sanchez, Carver Sampson, Robert Gomez, Robert Ruiz and Jose Torres....

  • Headlines in History - March 28, 2024

    The Shafter Press|Updated Apr 6, 2024

    3 years ago: April 27, 1994 A few of the candidates in the Shafter Junior Miss competition were Stacy Becker, Raquel Herrera, Cindy Mayhew and Krystal Crook. 50 years ago: April 11, 1973 Some of the candidates in the running for Miss Shafter were Jenee Tadevich, Susan Franklin, Becky Witcher, Ellen Sill, Kim Handel, Jacque Janzen and Susan Franklin....

  • Headlines in History - March 21, 2024

    The Shafter Press|Updated Mar 27, 2024

    3 years ago: April 20, 1994 The candidates that ran for Shafter Cinco De Mayo Queen were Alma Moreno, Carmen Martinez, Vicki Perez, Consuelo Maravilla, Lorena Lopez, Irene Gonzalez, Monica Saldivar and Sagui Graciliano. 50 years ago: April 14, 1974 Six SHS juniors ran for Miss Shafter: Mary Lopez, Vicki Bender, Carla Crawford, Sheryl McGinty, Candy Paul and Anne Zachary. --Compiled by Erica Soriano...

  • Headlines in History - March 7, 2024

    The Shafter Press|Updated Mar 13, 2024

    2 years ago: April 7, 2004 Lesley Ogle was crowned 2004 Shafter Junior Miss. --Compiled by Erica Soriano...

  • Headlines in History - Feb. 22, 2024

    The Shafter Press|Updated Feb 27, 2024

    5 years ago: March 13, 1974 Elmer Unruh and Robert Millwee were elected to the Shafter City Council. 40 years ago: March 14, 1984 Shafter High student Kim Haage was awarded the Bausch & Lomb science award. 30 years ago: March 9, 1994 The Shafter Generals varsity basketball team won the Valley Championship. 50 years ago: March 3, 2004 --Compiled by Erica Soriano...

  • Headlines in History - Jan. 25, 2024

    The Shafter Press|Updated Jan 28, 2024

    1 years ago: Feb. 12, 2014 Angel Jimenez received the Community Service Award from the Shafter Chamber of Commerce. 20 years ago: Feb. 2, 2004 Manuel Garcia was named Shafter High football coach. 40 years ago: Feb. 2, 1994 Teen Challenge was awarded the Citizen of the Year award by the Shafter Chamber of Commerce and Agriculture. --Compiled by Erica Soriano...

  • Headlines in History - Jan. 4. 2024

    The Shafter Press|Updated Jan 7, 2024

    1 years ago: Jan. 29, 2014 The Shafter Chamber of Commerce honored Angel Jimenez for community service. 40 years ago: Jan. 11, 1984 Pam Nixon and Court Maynard brought aerobic dance classes to the city. --Compiled by Erica Soriano...

  • Headlines in History - Dec. 28, 2023

    The Shafter Press|Updated Jan 1, 2024

    4 years ago: Jan. 4, 1984 Mike McCoy, Roger Trautman and Mark Ward completed the Fiesta Bowl Marathon in Scottsdale, Ariz. 20 years ago: Jan. 14, 2004 The Shafter Youth Center opened to serve the community's youth. The Center has served the Shafter commuity for the past two decades. – Compiled by Erica Soriano...

  • Headlines in History - Dec. 21, 2023

    The Shafter Press|Updated Dec 24, 2023

    2 years ago: Dec. 18, 2003 The old Frosty King was demolished and was in the process of being relocated. Frosty King now sits at 683 Central Valley Hwy. 70 years ago: Jan. 8, 1953 The new Shafter High School auditorium was one of the additions to the school district. It was a part of a $17-million bond issue. --Compiled by Erica Soriano...

  • Headlines in History - Nov. 23, 2023

    The Shafter Press|Updated Nov 25, 2023

    5 years ago: Dec. 5, 1973 A new Cornet Variety Store opened in a modern store at 115 Central Valley Hwy., next to Safeway (now Apple Market). 10 years ago: Dec. 11, 2013 Javen Encinas brought home boxing's State Championship in the 8-9 year olds 70 lbs. division. –Compiled by Erica Soriano...

  • Headlines in History - Nov. 2, 2023

    The Shafter Press|Updated Nov 7, 2023

    6 years ago: Oct. 23, 1963 The Shafter Department of Motor Vehicles office opened in Shafter. 30 years ago: Oct. 27, 1993 Kerina Valdovinos was crowned SHS homecoming queen by 1992 homecoming queen Xochiti Soto. --Compiled by Erica Soriano...

  • Headlines in History - Aug. 24, 2023

    The Shafter Press|Updated Aug 27, 2023

    2 years ago: Sept. 3, 2003 Shafter High School welcomed Daniel Garza and Soledad Sakamoto to the teaching staff. 40 years ago: Aug. 31, 1983 The Shafter Police Department promoted Officer Paul Peterson to sergeant. -- Compiled by Erica Soriano...

  • Headlines in History - May 18, 2023

    The Shafter Press|Updated May 20, 2023

    4 years ago: May 18, 1883 Gregory Robert Davis (now known as Greg Fontes) graduated from the San Diego Naval Training Center. He specialized in electronics engineering. 30 years ago: May 26, 1993 Shafter High 1991 graduate Brian Schmidt got the opportunity to play in the AIA traveling summer baseball league in Asia. --Compiled by Erica Soriano...

  • Headlines in History - April 27, 2023

    The Shafter Press|Updated Apr 30, 2023

    4 years ago: May 11, 1983 The Santa Fe Railroad donated a sidecar caboose to the Shafter Historical Society. The caboose is still on display at the Shafter Museum. 30 years ago: May 5, 1993 Erika Martinez was crowned Shafter's 1993 Cinco de Mayo Queen. –Compiled by Erica Soriano...

  • Headlines in History - April 6, 2023

    The Shafter Press|Updated Apr 8, 2023

    3 years ago:[March 31, 1993 Shafter's Young Woman of the Year contestants were Kristen Franz, Kristin Shaffner and Marci Schmidt. 20 years ago: April 9, 2003 Chrissy Somers was crowned Shafter's Junior Miss. --Compiled by Erica Soriano...

  • Headlines in History - Jan. 26, 2023

    The Shafter Press|Updated Jan 31, 2023

    4 years ago: Feb. 2, 1983 Shafter High Students try out the school's first Commodore 64 Computer in Lloyd Robidaux' math class. The desktop computer was introduced August 1982. 20 years ago:Jan. 15, 2003 The Richland School Board's president, Roger Riley, presents retiring district secretary Suzie Dobbs with a certificate of recognition for 20 years of service. 10 years ago:Jan. 16, 2013 The City of Shafter kicked off its centennial celebration in style with a birthday bash...

  • Headlines in History - Dec. 22, 2022

    The Shafter Press|Updated Dec 26, 2022

    2 years ago: Dec. 18, 2002 The Shafter Youth Center had its groundbreaking ceremony. 30 years ago: Dec. 23, 1992 Charles Rekosh was named the new Shafter High principal. Rekosh was at the school 19 years before becoming principal. 40 years ago: Dec. 22, 1982 The Shafter Recreation and Parks District approved a location for the Shafter Senior Citizen Facility on Sunset Avenue. --Compiled by Erica Soriano...

  • Headlines in History - Nov. 24, 2022

    The Shafter Press|Updated Nov 27, 2022

    3 years ago: Nov. 11, 1992 John Fabrie of Fabrie Jewelers celebrated changing ownership to son Rich Fabrie. Rich continued the business for the next 30 years. Rich retired and closed up Fabrie Jewelers in 2020. 40 years ago: Nov. 10, 1982 The SHS marching band had their first annual band review. The first salute of the competition was given by Jennifer Dobbs. It was sponsored by the Shafter Friends of Fine Arts. --Compiled by Erica Soriano...

  • Headlines in History - Nov. 10, 2022

    The Shafter Press|Updated Nov 15, 2022

    3 years ago: Nov. 11, 1992 John Fabrie of Fabrie Jewelers celebrated changing ownership to son Rich Fabrie. Rich continued the business for the next 30 years. Rich retired and closed in 2020. 40 years ago: Nov. 10, 1982 The SHS marching band had their first band review. The salute of the competition was given by Jennifer Dobbs. It was sponsored by the Shafter Friends of Fine Arts. --Compiled by Erica Soriano...

  • Headlines in History - Oct. 13, 2022

    The Shafter Press|Updated Oct 15, 2022

    2 years ago: Oct. 16, 2002 The Richland Primary School on West Lerdo Highway sought a name for its school. Today, the school is called Golden Oak Elementary School. 40 years ago: Oct. 20, 1982 Cindy Montoya, Silvia Montoya, Lori Mitchell, Joy Ryan and Pam Fletcher ran for SHS Homecoming Queen. --Compiled by Erica Soriano...

  • Headlines in History - Sept. 29, 2022

    The Shafter Press|Updated Oct 4, 2022

    3 years ago: Oct. 14, 1992 Shafter Public Works moved from its James Street location to the newly renovated City Hall at the Old Shafter Courthouse on 336 Pacific Ave. 40 years ago: Oct. 20, 1982 Shafter and Wasco High football teams infamous rival games were almost a half a century in. Shafter High with 26 wins and Wasco High with 25 wins were on the record in 1981. --Compiled by Erica Soriano...

  • Headlines in History - Sept. 22, 2022

    The Shafter Press|Updated Sep 27, 2022

    1 Years Ago: Sept. 18, 2012 Wasco High 2012 Valedictorian Isydra G. Lujan completed West Point Army basic training. 20 Years Ago: Sept.18, 2002 Shafter High and the rest of the Country paid tribute to fallen heroes and victims of 9/11. 30 Years Ago: Sept. 1992 Xochiti Soto was crowned Homecoming Queen at Shafter High's Homecoming. Xochiti is the daughter of Ciriaco and Esther Soto. --Compiled by Erica Soriano...

  • Headlines in History - Sept. 1, 2022

    The Shafter Press|Updated Sep 4, 2022

    1 years ago: 2012 Baker Hughes, the oilfields and energy technology company, had its grand opening at the Wonderful Industrial Park. 40 years ago: Sept. 8, 1982 Dr. Jae J. Kim opened his practice in Shafter. He graduated from the China Medical University in Taiwan in 1971. He received his training at the Veterans Medical Center in Pennsylvania. --Compiled by Erica Soriano...

  • Headlines in History - Aug. 18, 2022

    The Shafter Press|Updated Aug 22, 2022

    3 years ago: Aug. 19, 1992 Airman Jennifer D. Wiggs graduated from Air Force basic training in San Antonio, Texas. 40 years ago: Aug. 18, 1982 La Mexican Colonia, established in 1926, had its second reunion at the Shafter Veterans Hall. About 400 people attended. It was organized by Jessie Franco. --Compiled by Erica Soriano...

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