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 By Jamie Stewart    News    November 7, 2019 

Council OKs upgrade for N. Shafter

The North Shafter area will see improvements in its infrastructure under a project approved by the City Council Tuesday night. The council awarded a contract to Kern Asphalt for work on the shoulders...

 
 By Jamie Stewart    News    November 7, 2019 

Big win ends big week

Each year during Shafter-Wasco Week, the two high school campuses light up with a flurry of activities culminating in the annual battle on the gridiron. This year, Shafter High held dress-up days...

 
 By Jamie Stewart    News    November 7, 2019 

Crowd entertained on land, in the air

The second annual Wings 'N' Wheels event was held Saturday, and there was something for everyone, whether your interests lie on land or in air. Put on by Minter Field Air Museum, the event drew...

 
 By Jamie Stewart    News    November 7, 2019 

Woman's Club serves the town, young and old

The Shafter Woman's Club has been busy with numerous events this past month in their efforts to serve the community. The club sponsored a student from Shafter High School, Ashley Castillo, to...

 
 By Jamie Stewart    News    November 7, 2019 

WWII papers in display at Minter

Minter Field Air Museum will have a new display in the near future, thanks to the daughter of a World War II veteran who wrote one of twelve documents that were used in the surrender of Japan, ending...

 
 By Jamie Stewart    News    November 7, 2019 

Playing it safe at Trunk or Treat

The Shafter Youth Center played host to two events last week for families looking for a safe way to celebrate the holiday season. The Shafter Lions Club, in partnership with the Shafter Youth Center,...

 
 By Jamie Stewart    News    November 7, 2019 

2 cars hit by trains

The driver of a minivan narrowly escaped injury when the vehicle was struck by a train on Tuesday evening. Shafter police received a call at approximately 8 p.m. about a vehicle being struck by a...

 

Down to the rivalry game

Shafter High will be the host this year for the annual battle between the Generals and Tigers, who will square off on Friday, Nov. 1. This will be the 93rd meeting of the two schools, in one of the...

 
 By Stan Wilson    News    October 31, 2019

Camp family celebrates 50th with John Deere

Last Thursday, about 275 guests participated in the celebration of the 50th anniversary of the founding of Kern Machinery, the local John Deere dealer, which is owned by the Don Camp family. Held at t...

 
 By Jamie Stewart    News    October 31, 2019

Chief speaks of SPD's history

Shafter Police Chief Kevin Zimmermann gave a presentation on department's history at the Shafter Historical Society's recent annual meeting. Zimmermann, who has been in the position for three years,...

 
 By Jamie Stewart    News    October 31, 2019

Church serves city inside and out

The First Southern Baptist Church in Shafter had a big weekend recently when they hosted a nationally known evangelist and also held a Harvest Fair for the community. Evangelist Raul Perez, who came...

 
 By Jamie Stewart    News    October 31, 2019

Safe holiday fun at Golden Oak School

Golden Oak Elementary School was the place to be on Friday as they hosted their annual Harvest Carnival. Put on by the Golden Oak PTO, this event is one of the main fundraisers of the year for the...

 
 By Jamie Stewart    News    October 31, 2019

70th year birthday gift for Minter Field

Strata Credit Union, which is celebrating its 70th year, granted a wish to the Minter Field Air Museum recently, donating $2,000 to the museum to help support their operations. Brian Ivie, CEO of...

 
 By Jamie Stewart    News    October 24, 2019

No homeless at camp

The Kern Housing Authority announced recently that they will be utilizing a farm labor camp in the Arvin/Lamont area to house approximately 50 to 75 women this year while the camp is essentially...

 

Geek Streak pays for exams -- in color

The Shafter High School AP Club held its 6th annual Geek Streak over the weekend, with the proceeds going to a fund that helps pay for the test fees for the Advanced Placement students at Shafter...

 
 By Jamie Stewart    News    October 24, 2019

A mecca for Mexican food

The secret has been out for some time now. Shafter is home to one of the finest Mexican restaurants in Kern County. In 2016, El Michoacano Restaurant, located on Central Avenue right next to Bank of...

 
 By Jamie Stewart    News    October 24, 2019

General PRIDE is growing

Those residents who are Shafter High alumni know the saying "Once a General, Always a General." Well, there is another saying going around now and it also gives SHS alumni a great feeling about...

 
 By Toni DeRosa    News    October 24, 2019

All set for Shafter-Wasco rivalry week

There is only one more football game before the Shafter Generals take on the Wasco Tigers once again for the annual rivalry game. This year the game will be held at the high school stadium on Friday,...

 
 By Jamie Stewart    News    October 24, 2019

Little Free Libraries stewards come together

A meeting was held recently bringing together stewards and other supporters of Shafter's Little Free Library system. Lupe Velarde, a steward herself, hosted the gathering in her backyard in La...

 
 By Jamie Stewart    News    October 24, 2019

KHSD holds annual Principal Partners' Day

Shafter High School joined all other schools in the Kern High School District in participating in their annual Principal Partner's Day recently. This event allows local dignitaries and community membe...

 
 By Jamie Stewart    News    October 24, 2019

Evangelist returning to Shafter

If you missed the evangelistic event last year at the First Southern Baptist Church in Shafter, you have a chance to be a part of the event this year as Raul Perez is returning to deliver his unique m...

 
 By Jamie Stewart    News    October 17, 2019

Next steps in CM search

The City Council decided that it would be beneficial that the next city manager speak Spanish. They approved a brochure that will be used in the search that includes a preference for bilingual...

 
 By Jamie Stewart    News    October 17, 2019

Residents share thoughts on next city manager

Two Town Hall meetings were held recently to allow the public to give input into the recruitment process to find a new city manager. The workshops' goal was to get the residents of Shafter involved...

 
 By Jamie Stewart    News    October 17, 2019

Ebenezer Reformed Church celebrating 100 years

The Ebenezer Reformed is one of many churches in the city with a rich history and will be commemorating its 100th year with a ceremony this weekend. Ebenezer Reformed, located at the corner of James...

 
 By Jamie Stewart    News    October 17, 2019

Southern Baptist Church Harvest Festival

The First Southern Baptist Church, in addition to an evangelistic event, is holding a Harvest Fair for the entire family on Sunday, Oct. 27, that will have something for every member of the family....

 

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