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 By Jamie Stewart    News    June 10, 2021 

Shafter, Wasco seniors complete high school careers

It was an unusual year for high school seniors in Shafter and Wasco, but the students made it, graduating from high school and moving onto the next chapter in their lives. Shafter High School will...

 
 By Jamie Stewart    News    June 10, 2021 

Dreams come true through mural

The ribbon is cut on the mural across from the Shafter Learning Center. SEE STORY ON PAGE 4....

 
 By Stan Wilson    News    June 10, 2021 

Shafter High seniors honored with special service

A Baccalaureate service was held for the graduating seniors of Shafter High School on June 1 at the high school auditorium. The service was sponsored by the high school's Fellowship For Christian Athl...

 
 By Jamie Stewart    News    June 10, 2021 

Group celebrates new mural with ribbon cutting

A wall across from the Shafter Learning Center is blank no more after the ribbon was officially cut on the new mural, a project that began with a group of students dreaming about what it could be. In...

 
 By Jamie Stewart    News    June 10, 2021 

Kiwanis Club names May's Terrific Kids

The Shafter Kiwanis Club announced their honorees for May's Terrific Kids, which recognize students from the Richland School District. The Kiwanis Club honored those students virtually to celebrate...

 
 By Jamie Stewart    News    June 10, 2021 

Shafter Press editor speaks at Kiwanis Club

Editor of the Shafter Press Jamie Stewart recently spoke at the Kiwanis Club luncheon meeting. With the relaxation of some of the restraints regarding the pandemic, the meeting was held in person,...

 
 By Toni DeRosa    News    June 10, 2021 

Governor proposes vaccine incentive program

Gov. Gavin Newsom has proposed a $15 million grand cash prize split between 10 vaccinated Californians. Newsom wants the economy to safely reopen on June 15. He is proposing a multi-faceted...

 
 By Toni DeRosa    News    June 10, 2021 

Wasco Union Elementary District looks 'good financially'

Superintendent of the Wasco Union Elementary School District Kelly Richers said that the district looks good financially for the next two years; however, "It's 2022-23 that the district may run into...

 
 By Toni DeRosa    News    June 10, 2021 

Pop up events offer something for everyone

Two vendor popup events were held in Wasco over this past weekend, offering a variety of items for residents. With the temperature in the low 100s, masks disappeared quickly as attendees visited...

 
 News    June 10, 2021 

Wasco, Shafter High seniors complete high school career

Click on the PDF for the list of Shafter High and Wasco Independence graduates....

 
 By Jamie Stewart    News    June 10, 2021 

Shafter High seniors honored with awards

Shafter High School seniors were recently honored by the school with a video on their awards and scholarships for outstanding achievements. For the second consecutive year, Shafter High...

 
 By Toni DeRosa    News    June 10, 2021 

New Generation serves 500 meals to community

New Generation Church on Central Avenue passed out 500 barbecue chicken meals on Monday evening. Church volunteers assisted in the food preparation, served up the take-home boxes and spread good will...

 
 By Toni DeRosa    News    June 10, 2021 

Players arriving from far and near to play on 2021 Reserve team

The new 2021 Wasco Reserve baseball players will be at Sam Lynn Ball Park in Bakersfield on June 10 at 10 a.m. for their first official practice. Manager Nic Ray has been busy assembling the team,...

 
 News    June 10, 2021 

Wasco Union High School Class Of 2021

To see this year's list of Wasco High graduates, click on the PDF....

 
 By Toni DeRosa    News    June 3, 2021

Ex-Shafter city manager Hurlbert named Wasco city manager

Former Shafter City Manager Scott Hurlbert will be taking on a new set of challenges when he becomes Wasco's chief operating executive next month. The Wasco City Council voted Tuesday night to hire...

 
 By Jamie Stewart    News    June 3, 2021

Residents remember fallen heroes at Shafter Cemetery

Although the normal Memorial Day ceremonies at the Shafter Cemetery were canceled, many came out to honor the fallen heroes. AMVETS of Shafter was also on hand from 7 a.m. to noon with a display of...

 
 By Toni DeRosa    News    June 3, 2021

VFW members continue tradition on Memorial Day

While there was nothing officially planned for the Wasco Cemetery on Memorial Day, the Shafter/Wasco VFW Post 6742 continued its tradition of decorating and greeting guests. Gravesites were decorated...

 
 By Jamie Stewart    News    June 3, 2021

Scent of lavender to fill the air for festival

The Lavender Garden, located between Bakersfield and the Central Coast, will be hosting its First Annual Lavender Festival on Saturday and Sunday, June 12 and 13. The event will be from 10 a.m. to 8...

 
 By Jamie Stewart    News    June 3, 2021

Generals helping students succeed with Pride Pantry

About a year and a half ago, just before the pandemic hit the county, staff at Shafter High discovered a disturbing trend. Teachers were coming to administration and counselors with concerns about...

 
 By Jamie Stewart    News    June 3, 2021

Freewill Baptist Christian Academy honors students during graduation

Students at the Freewill Baptist Christian Academy celebrated Friday as they received their awards in person. Students from kindergarten through 12th grade were honored with a variety of awards,...

 
 By Jamie Stewart    News    June 3, 2021

Shafter council votes to create municipal library

The City Council voted Tuesday to disband the Shafter Branch of the Kern County Library from the county structure, creating a municipal library run by the city in partnership with Bakersfield...

 
 By Jamie Stewart    News    June 3, 2021

Trojans step up to Generals after graduation

Richland Junior High students enjoyed their final day of being Trojans on Saturday, as they became Shafter High Generals at their commencement. After being relegated to having a drive-thru graduation...

 
 By Toni DeRosa    News    June 3, 2021

Wasco High celebrates the Class of 2021

There were nearly 300 graduates at the Wasco High School graduation ceremony on Friday, marking the end of their academic careers in Wasco. Student greetings and messages of thanks were relayed throug...

 
 By Toni DeRosa    News    June 3, 2021

Wasco Independent Class of 2021 'passionate' and 'remarkable'

Wasco Independent High School seniors gathered Friday on the football field to celebrate commencement, marking the end of an unusual year. The ceremony opened with the National Anthem sung by Polly...

 
 By Toni DeRosa    News    June 3, 2021

Wasco middle schools celebrate graduating class with joint ceremony

Students, staff and family from Thomas Jefferson and Palm Avenue middle schools joined together to celebrate the eighth grade class. This is the second year that the Wasco Union Elementary School...

 

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