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Housing development lots approved in Wasco

One of the final steps in the development of a large-scale housing development at Poplar Avenue and Gromer Avenue was approved Tuesday night by the Wasco City Council At the... — Updated 9/27/2022

Big Stop gets approval for expansion

Big Stop Market in Shafter has received approval from the Shafter Planning Commission to go ahead with expansion plans on their Shafter Avenue property.. They submitted plans to... — Updated 9/27/2022

Mystery History - Sept. 22, 2022

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... — Updated 9/27/2022

Council approves plans for a new recreation and sports park in Shafter

The Shafter City Council approved moving forward with plans of building a new recreation and sports park at Golds Avenue and East Ash Avenue. The park is to be built in two phases,... — Updated 9/27/2022

Shafter High celebrating stadium grand opening

The Shafter High Generals will celebrate an official grand opening of their new stadium on Homecoming night, Sept. 23, with a variety of activities on the menu. For the price of... — Updated 9/27/2022

A celebration of Mexican history

Neveria la Pera hosted a Mexican Independence Day celebration as part of Hispanic Heritage month. It was a free event for young and old to unite and honor the Mexican holiday.... — Updated 9/27/2022

SHS celebrating Homecoming in Disney-style

Shafter High School is busy this week with their Homecoming Week activities. The week is a fun one for the students, getting to dress up the different days of the week and play... — Updated 9/27/2022

An enchanting night of Wine and Roses

The Wasco Elk Ladies hosted "An Evening of Wine and Roses" on Sept. 9 as part of the Rose Festival activities. It was an honored guest reception as a tribute to the 2022 Grand... — Updated 9/27/2022

Olvera looking to help the community grow and prosper

Latest in a series profiling the candidates for Shafter City Council prior to the Nov. 8 election. Stories on the other candidates can be seen on TheShafterPress.com. Gustavo... — Updated 9/27/2022

Richland schools host assemblies, get fast start in volleyball

The Richland School District has been busy since the beginning of the fall semester, with numerous assemblies, as well as the start of their sports seasons. This month, Sequoia... — Updated 9/27/2022

Generals suffer first loss of the season

The Shafter High Generals suffered their first loss of the season on Friday night, dropping a heartbreaker to Chavez High, 35-34, after leading for most of the game. Early in the... — Updated 9/27/2022

Tigers roll in SSL opener, 45-14

The Wasco Tigers football team opened its 2022 SSL campaign in a dominating fashion, with a 45-14 victory over the McFarland Cougars. The Tigers, led by Coach Chad Martinez, have a... — Updated 9/27/2022

Pastor's Corner: A shelter for our soul

2nd Timothy 1:12 says, For I know whom I have believed, and am persuaded that he is able to keep that which I have committed unto him against that day. This world is a dangerous place. Carjackings, smash and grab, and assaults... — Updated 9/27/2022

Death Notices - Sept. 22, 2022

Ninfa Cabrera, 75, of Wasco, passed away Sept. 17, in Wasco. Peters Funeral Home, Wasco. Ruth Jara, 61, of Wasco, passed away Sept. 17, in Wasco. Peters Funeral Home, Wasco. Lila Forney, 90, of Wasco, passed away Sept. 19, in... — Updated 9/27/2022

James Walter (Smitty) Smith

Father, son, brother and car enthusiast James Walker "Smitty" Smith passed away on Sept. 8, 2022. Jim is survived by his two sons and their families, which include seven... — Updated 9/27/2022

Obituary: Jerry Lynn Lauderdale

Jerry Lynn Lauderdale was born May 4, 1939, in Wayne, Okla., to Carol and Pauline Lauderdale. He is preceded in death by his wife, Arneda Sue Lauderdale, and his three siblings,... — Updated 9/27/2022

Antoinette Ogle Johnston

Antoinette “Toni” Ogle Johnston was born in Riverside on Oct. 1, 1938, to parents Evan and Mable (Elkins) Ogle. She attended schools in Bakersfield and Shafter, graduating in 1956 from Shafter High School. Toni was elected to... — Updated 9/27/2022

Ruth ``Cuca'' Jara

Ruth "Cuca" Jara was born on Aug. 8, 1961, and is one of seven siblings. Ruth was loved by many and was a friend to all. She was kind, loving, and she loved spoiling her grandsons.... — Updated 9/27/2022

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