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New Distinguished Young Woman to be named April 10

The Distinguished Young Woman of Shafter program, previously known as the Shafter Junior Miss program, will be held on Saturday, April 10. Due to pandemic restrictions, the event will be shown online...

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WIHS recognizes third-quarter students

Wasco Independent High School Principal Rusvel Prado recognized several students for their achievements during the third quarter of the school year: Gabriel Cardenas "Gabriel [Cardenas] is a...

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Lennar opens new phase for community

Lennar Homes is opening a new phase in Gossamer Grove for homes. Lennar opened the Summer Series with models with three and four bedroom options, along with a flexible floor plan. Lennar also offers...

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Behavioral Momentum opens 2nd facility

Behavioral Momentum located in Wasco on Annin recently opened its second facility in town. On Nov. 2, 2019, Behavioral Momentum opened its first facility in the city. Because of the pandemic, a...

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New Generation Church donates food to seniors

Volunteers carefully packed and delivered bags of food to the residents of the Poso Place Senior Apartments this past week. The effort was part of a community outreach initiative by New Generation...

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Mystery History - April 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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Kern County headed for orange tier

Kern County will remain in the red tier for another week although it’s possible the county will move to the orange tier soon, the state announced. From Tuesday, March 23 to Tuesday, March 30, the...

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Easter service begins at sunrise Sunday

Easter will once again be celebrated with a Sunrise Service on Sunday at 6:30 a.m. after the service was canceled last year due to the pandemic. The service will be held at “The Green,” at the...

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Vietnam veterans are honored at gallery

Vietnam veterans were celebrated and honored during a ceremony March 29 at the Portrait of a Warrior Gallery in Bakersfield as part of National Vietnam Veterans Day. Shafter native Ed Gaede, who has...

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Reserve season to begin in June

The Wasco Reserve will begin training in May to prepare for its season opener in June. Owner of the Wasco Reserve Andrew Dunn said that the Reserve will be at Sam Lynn Ballpark in Bakersfield on May...

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Generals win big in season opener

The Shafter High Generals took to the football field for the first time since the pandemic began, winning 52-3 against the Arvin Bears. The Generals began the game strong, scoring three times in the...

Wasco football suffers loss against Tulare Union

Wasco suffered a tough loss last week against Division 1 opponent Tulare Union, 53-7. The touchdown was scored on run by Jacob Ruiz in the 2nd quarter. Wasco’s team consists of young talent that will be in the program for years. Among those...

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Couch's Corner: Ag and energy working collaboratively

I love it when Ag and energy work together in Kern County to show the world how to do things better and this week, it happened again. The two industries worked together in Arvin at Tasteful...

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Pastor's Corner: Water walker

Have you ever had a problem so big only God could fix it? You may be going through a storm right now and you see no way out. All of us have storms in our lives. You are either in a storm, coming out...

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OBITUARY: Jesus "Jesse" Vicente Garcia

Jesus Vicente Garcia was born Dec 24, 1934, in Chihuahua, Mexico. He passed away March 31, 2021, in Bakersfield. Jesus was preceeded in death by his parents, Vicente and Carolina Garcia, wife...

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Daniel "Danny" Preston Towse

Daniel Preston Towse, "Danny," was born Aug. 28, 1983 in Bakersfield. He passed away March 22, 2021 in Gardena. Danny played basketball and soccer in his early childhood. He was also a member of...

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Kyle Krause

Kyle Edward Krause, beloved son, brother, husband and father, was welcomed into Heaven by our Savior on March 21, 2021. Kyle was born July 10, 1986 in Bakersfield to Kin and Kathy Krause. He grew up...

Death Notices - April 1, 2021

Danny Towse, 37, of Wasco, passed away March 22 in Gardena. Peters Funeral Home, Wasco. Francisco Valencia, 89, of Shafter, passed away March 29 in Bakersfield. Peters Funeral Home, Shafter. Larry Noble, 72, of Wasco, passed away March 27 in Wasco....

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Mary Helen Vazquez

Mary Helen Vazquez was born on Sept. 6, 1940 in the Mexican Colony of Shafter to parents Pastor Vazquez and Maria Torres Vazquez. Mary Helen was a beloved and loving mother, daughter, sister and...

Carrie Ann Castañeda

On Saturday, March 20, 2021, Carrie Ann Castañeda, loving wife and mother of three children, was called home to heaven at age 35. Carrie was born on April 13, 1985 to Carrie Ann Gallardo and William Herrera. She was raised from an infant by her...

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Thomas "Scott" McDonald

Thomas Scott McDonald, whose lifelong quest to find, make, and share art to enrich the lives of family and friends, passed away on Feb. 5, 2021. Scott was a traveler who always sought out new...

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