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CORRECTION: It's a new city manager for Shafter, NOT Wasco

A new city manager has been hired in Shafter. Wasco already has one in Daniel Ortiz-Hernandez. A story in the Wasco Tribune's Feb. 20 edition mistakenly headlined that the selection was made in Wasco, which led to a number of phone calls to City...

Some Dial-a-Rides to cost more

The City Council unanimously approved a resolution to discontinue the current Dial-a-Ride general fare ticket pass. After reviewing a staff report at the council meeting Tuesday, Feb. 18, staff...

FFA animals attacked by dogs

Wasco High FFA students discovered several of their animals had been attacked by dogs last month. In the first attack, on Jan. 16, an adult male goat was killed. The next attack, on Feb. 7, left...

Donkey basketball payback on Valentine's Day at WHS

To Wasco High alumni, the low score didn't matter -- it was the win that counted in the traditional Valentine's Day donkey basketball game. The alumni beat the FFA basketball team, 18-9. Though the...

Helping the homeless with jobs

CalTrans and the Kern Council of Governments are creating a countywide rural area program which will enable the homeless to earn a wage by cleaning up litter on state highways in Kern County such as...

Shafter Council picks new city manager

Gilroy's city administrator is the Shafter City Council's selection as the next Shafter city manager. The 4-1 vote Tuesday night ended a four-month search after the controversial resignation of Scott...

Woman's Club honors past presidents

Wasco Woman's club celebrated several past presidents at its Feb. 11 meeting. The valentine-themed luncheon at the Woman's Club sported red tablecloths with candy hearts, Hershey's kisses and red and...

Club members learn cookie decorating

Local educators from Shafter, Wasco and Lost Hills got together to decorate heart-shaped sugar cookies at Thomas Jefferson Middle School Tuesday. Delta Kappa Gamma Society members arrived at TJ to...

Art comes to life this weekend at Colours

It's showtime as the 2020 Shafter Colours Festival begins this weekend, kicking off with the Spaghetti Dinner put on by the Shafter Community Chest. The event is from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. at the Shafter...

Panda Express coming here this spring

After years of city campaigning, Panda Express is coming to Wasco in spring 2020. Panda Restaurant Group is expected to open its doors on a new outlet in mid-April 2020. Why Wasco? Director of Real...

Fair, honest prices at local plumber

Another small, family-owned business is prospering in Wasco. H and A Plumbing, at 16038 Palm Ave., has been in business for over 20 years. Brothers Andres and Hector Delgado share the...

Pastor's Corner - Feb. 20, 2020

How many of you have bought a birthday or Christmas gift only to get it home to find out that “Batteries Not Included” was hidden in small print on the packaging. How frustrating is that? You have already bought the gift, now you have to buy...

OBITUARY: Nicolas J. Anaya

Nicolas was born in Santa Barbara, Jalisco, Mexico on Dec. 23, 1937, to parents Anacleto Anaya and Natividad Jimenez Cuevas. Nicolas was a devoted husband, father, grandfather and friend. He was a...

OBITUARY: Dwayne Douglas Hutson

Dwayne Douglas Hutson was born in Enid, Okla., to Lloyd Jackson Hutson and Ada Blanche (Mitchell), joining siblings Pauline, Lowell, Margie and L J. At the age of 8, Dwayne, along with his parents,...

Death Notices - Feb. 20, 2020

Martha Bowman, 85, of McFarland, passed away Feb. 10 in McFarland. Peters Funeral Home,...

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