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Mayor arrested for DUI

Mayor Alex Garcia was arrested for driving under the influence this week. Court records show an individual named Alexandro Cecelio Garcia, identified as being born in 1989, was arraigned in Shafter...

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Wasco State Prison to help fund fireworks show

The Wasco State Prison has helped fund the city's July fireworks show for several years and this year's fundraiser will be on Wednesday, July 7. The prison's next fundraiser will be at Panda Express...

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Good Samaritan opens Wasco clinic

Good Samaritan in Bakersfield has opened a clinic in Wasco after its program to test field workers for covid-19 was a success. The Good Samaritan Medical Clinic is located at 1217 Seventh St., across...

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Mystery History - July 1, 2021

Here's this week's challenge, courtesy of the Wasco Historical Society. If you know the location, circumstances, exact or rough date and/or people in the photo, send your educated (or semieducated)...

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Illegal fireworks still an issue locally

If you wander outside in the evening at this time of year, you are more than likely to see a light show in the sky, thanks to the continuing issue of illegal fireworks in the area. The Shafter Police...

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Farmers struggle to water fields during drought

Area farmers are having a tough time watering their fields as this year’s Shafter Wasco Irrigation District allocation is a half acre foot of water for every acre of land the farmer owns. The...

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SHS graduate makes Deans' List

A former Shafter High student from Wasco has been named to the spring dean's list at the University of Nebraska. Willem Neufeld Waterhouse, of Wasco, has been named to the Dean's List at the...

Wasco asking visitors to City Hall to declare vaccination status

The City of Wasco has put out a Vaccination Declaration asking residents to inform the city of vaccination status when they visit City Hall. “We will also have one for city employees,” City Clerk Maria Martinez said Wednesday. “It’s just...

Sponsors announced for Rose Queen pageant

The sponsors for the 12 girls competing for the Miss Wasco/Rose Queen pageant have been announced. The pageant kicks off on Thursday, Sept. 9 in a live show. “The girls are also planning a trip to Disneyland in July,” Student Activities...

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Shafter shot putter ranked number one in the world

Ken Hurlbert, of Shafter, is now ranked number one in the world in his age division in the shot put. Hurlbert, after a 15-month hiatus because of the covid-19 closures of track meet events, competed...

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Pastor's Corner: Spread the message that saves the world

Is it safe to say that for the past year and a half we have been on an emotional rollercoaster? A year and a half ago we had never heard the word covid before. Since then it has changed lives around...

Death Notices - July 4, 2021

Austin Eves, 29, of Bakersfield, passed away June 11, in Bakersfield. Peters Funeral Home, Shafter. Candance C. Stewart, 75, of Bakersfield, passed away June 24, in Bakersfield. Peters Funeral Home,...

Arrest Report - July 1, 2021

As reported by the Kern County Sheriff’s Office, Wasco substation June 23 Nathan Lee Arrambide Jr., 19, of Wasco, was arrested in the 700 block of F Street on his active misdemeanor bench warrant. He was cited and released at the scene. Rosalio...

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