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 By Jamie Stewart    News    January 16, 2020

WUESD improves in tests

Assistant Superintendent David Bowling gave the school board a report on the progress made by the students of the Wasco Union Elementary School District -- and it was a positive one. Wasco students sh...

 
 By Toni DeRosa    News    January 16, 2020

New $30M gym for WHS?

In March, Wasco High School will be asking taxpayers to pass a bond for nearly $40 million to build a new gym and renovate the old one. A town hall meeting was held Tuesday in the cafeteria at the...

 
 By Toni DeRosa    News    January 16, 2020

A warden with a giving heart

The twin boys had a taste of what a farmer's life would be like when they worked in the cotton, potato and alfalfa fields as young boys. Both played sports at school and were both equally talented in...

 
 By Toni DeRosa    Sports    January 16, 2020

Reserve names new assistant coach

A new coach has been added to the staff of the Wasco Reserve baseball club. Coach Jason Stowers, head coach at Kentucky Christian University, will assist Coach Bill Moore once practices begin in May....

 

Community Calendar - Jan. 16, 2020

ANNOUNCEMENTS NEW: Blood drive — Wasco Knights of Columbus is having a Houchin Community Blood Bank drive Friday, Jan. 17, 1:45-6 p.m., at 810 8th St., Wasco. Donors receive a free Star Wars shirt. SSponsored by Kern Family Health Care. NEW: Free...

 

Arrest Report - Jan. 16, 2020

Jan. 6 Jaime Ernesto Alas, 38, of Bakersfield, was arrested in the 300 block of North Leonard Avenue for disorderly conduct. He was booked into the Kern County Jail. Alfredo Figueroa, 39, of Wasco, was arrested at the intersection of Highway 43 and...

 

Mystery History - Jan. 16, 2020

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)...

 

Pet of the Week - Jan. 16, 2020

Stella is a small female black, yellow, tan, blond and fawn spaniel mix. She came in as a stray. She is approximately 10 months old and was scanned for a microchip but nothing was found. Stella is...

 

Classified Ads - Jan. 16, 2020

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Pastor's Corner - Jan. 16, 2020

Lucius Annaeus Seneca, a Roman statesman who lived from 5 BC-65 AD, made a statement that should be written and remembered in 2020. He said, "We become wiser by adversity; prosperity destroys our...

 

Robert Alan Parrott

Robert Alan Parrott, 61, passed on Dec. 18, 2019, in Bakersfield. Robert is survived by his wife Debbie, son Matt and his wife Sarah, daughter Amanda and her husband Ryan, and son Brad, as well as...

 

Death Notices - Jan. 16, 2020

Ricardo Villegas, 27, of Wasco, passed away Jan. 6 in Bakersfield. Basham & Lara Funeral Care, Shafter. Rey De Jesus Antonio Osorio, 18, of Wasco, passed away Jan. 8 in San Bernardino. Peters Funeral Home, Wasco. Francisco J. Martinez Ramirez, 59,...

 

Couch's Corner - Jan. 16, 2020

Much thanks to the Valley Ag Voice for their article “Local Leaders React to Passage of USMCA,” in their January issue. For those of you who may not know, USMCA is an updated NAFTA, and stands...

 
 By Toni DeRosa    News    January 16, 2020

WUESD going green in moving forward

Wasco Tribune A meeting on "green" goals included a review of the WUESD's progress in dealing with longterm issues the district faced over the last decade, and how the environment was considered in...

 

Editor's Note - Jan. 16, 2020

Well, 2019 is in the rear view mirror, and the next decade is underway. This past year has been such a busy one for me. It has been full of some great times, like having a job that I just love,...

 

Arnold Dave Kroeker

Funeral service for Arnold Dave Kroeker, age 82 of Wasco, will be Saturday, Feb. 1, 2020, at 2 p.m. at the Mennonite Brethren Church of Shafter. Pastor Pat Coyle will officiate. Burial will be...

 

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