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 By Jamie Stewart    News

Redwood students compete in science fair

Fourth and 5th grade students from Redwood Elementary School participated in their Science Fair last week, showcasing their science fair projects and sharing their research and... — Updated 1/31/2023

 By Jamie Stewart    News

Kiwanis recognizes some Terrific Kids

The Shafter Kiwanis Club held their monthly Terrific Kids luncheon on Wednesday afternoon, Jan. 18, recognizing outstanding students from the Richland School District. The students... — Updated 1/31/2023

 By Jamie Stewart    News

Dog park a no-go at Mannel Park

Because the idea of a dog park within Mannel Park didn't sit well with nearby residents, the city will replace the state's contribution for the park's shade project and eliminate... — Updated 1/31/2023

 By Jamie Stewart    News

Johnny Cash tribute band appears at Ford Theater

James Garner and the Tennessee Three appeared at the Ford Theater on Saturday night, giving residents a glimpse of the artistry of the Man in Black, Johnny Cash. Garner channeled... — Updated 1/31/2023

 By Jamie Stewart    News

Driver dies after collision with train

One person is dead after their pickup truck collided with a train on its way to Oakland on Thursday afternoon. According to the California Highway Patrol, at approximately 4:45... — Updated 1/31/2023

 By Jamie Stewart    Opinion 

Editor's Note: Where art thou?

It has been a few years since the city of Shafter has been the site of the Colours Festival, which had been an annual event for a few years before that. The event, which started... — Updated 1/22/2023

 By Jamie Stewart    News 

Scholars recognized at Golden Oak School

Golden Oak Elementary students returned from Christmas break with renewed enthusiasm and eager to learn. The school began the new quarter by recognizing scholars who excelled in... — Updated 1/22/2023

 By Jamie Stewart    News 

Residents don't get sandbagged when they see a need

Recently, a Shafter resident saw a need, asked for help and got it for the whole city. An employee of the Shafter Press, Erica Soriano, and her daughter, Chloe Hathcock, were concerned about the upcoming storms and how they could... — Updated 1/22/2023

 By Jamie Stewart    News 

Childrens author comes to Shafter library

The latest in the Shafter Library and Learning Center's ongoing series of author appearances, featuring Saida Woolf, was a standing-room-only event. Woolf is a 19-year-old writer... — Updated 1/22/2023

 By Jamie Stewart    News 

Traffic stop leads to weapons, arrest

A Shafter man was arrested when a simple traffic stop turned into more serious charges when a weapon was found in the vehicle. Kern County Sheriff's deputies stopped the man, later... — Updated 1/22/2023

 By Jamie Stewart    News 

Shafter remembers another legend, Merril Lehman

Everyone who has lived in Shafter for any length of time knows about the man who had a real train on his property. Kids growing up would marvel at the machine as it chugged along... — Updated 1/22/2023

 By Jamie Stewart    News 

Cash tribute coming to Ford Theater

For fans of "The Man in Black," a treat is coming to Shafter on Saturday, Jan. 21, at 6 p.m., when James Garner and his band, The Tennessee Three, will be bringing a tribute show... — Updated 1/22/2023

 By Jamie Stewart    News 

Shafter celebrates historic football season with downtown rally

Shafter celebrated its most historic football season in history with a downtown rally on Friday night, honoring the Shafter High Generals, who finished the season as the State... — Updated 1/22/2023

 By Jamie Stewart    News

Bears have a busy week before Christmas break

The Sequoia Bears students had a very busy week before Christmas break, taking part in a number of fun activities, as well as teaming up to send the Shafter Generals off in style... — Updated 1/8/2023

 By Jamie Stewart    News

Charlotte White has new art at Tin Cup

Charlotte White, a local artist who has works in several buildings in Shafter, has two new pieces hanging at the Tin Cup. She created a painting of a field of grape workers in... — Updated 1/8/2023

 By Jamie Stewart    News

Shafter police make weapons, drug arrests to start new year

The Shafter Police Department made two arrests in the last week involving drugs and weapons. On New Year's Eve at 11:03 p.m, a Police Department officer made a traffic stop in the... — Updated 1/8/2023

 By Jamie Stewart    News

Council reaching agreement with HSR

There seems to be a light at the end of a long tunnel, the tunnel being the conflict that has been going between the city of Wasco and the High Speed Rail Authority. The Wasco City... — Updated 1/8/2023

 By Jamie Stewart    News

A big 2nd half of 2022 for Shafter

This is the second half of the 2022 Shafter year in review. The first part ran last week, and is available online at TheShafterPress.com The second half of 2022 was an eventful one... — Updated 1/8/2023

 By Jamie Stewart    Features

Pet of the Week: Aladdin is looking for a loving home

Come out to the Shafter Animal Shelter and meet this adorable guy named Aladdin. Aladdin is a 1-year-old German shepherd who is looking for a loving home. He is a little shy since... — Updated 1/2/2023

 By Jamie Stewart    News

Reviewng the first half of 2022 in Shafter

The city of Shafter had an eventful year this past 2022, full of positive accomplishments, as well as some losses and challenges. There were a first for Shafter High School, with... — Updated 1/2/2023

 By Jamie Stewart    News

SHS Key Club donates food baskets for the holidays

The Shafter Kiwanis Club held their annual Food Basket Giveaway earlier this month, blessing 75 families with food baskets for the holidays. The club partnered with Shafter Healthy... — Updated 1/2/2023

 By Jamie Stewart    News

Kiwanis Club hosts Regional Champs

The Shafter Kiwanis Club hosted the Shafter Generals football team and its coaches at a recent meeting. The team was treated to lunch and the players, in turn, shared some of their... — Updated 1/2/2023

 By Jamie Stewart    News

Depot Museum gets a visitor from North Pole

The Shafter Depot Museum hosted Santa Claus on Saturday, giving visitors a chance to get their picture taken with the jolly old fellow. Santa greeted the children and sat with them... — Updated 12/26/2022

 By Jamie Stewart    News

Coach Pierucci on amazing season, hope for CIF clean-up

The Shafter High Generals football team concluded an amazing season on Dec. 10 with a hard-fought State Championship game performance, showing the grit and determination that this... — Updated 12/26/2022

 By Jamie Stewart    News

Shafter council welcomes new member, names Givens as mayor

The Shafter City Council certified the Nov. 8, 2022, election, welcoming the two candidates who won the two open seats that were available. Mayor Cathy Prout and Gustavo Olvera... — Updated 12/26/2022


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