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 By Toni DeRosa    News    March 18, 2021

City plans April reopening for offices, Dial-a-Ride

The city office will reopen its doors to the public on April 5, City Manager Daniel Ortiz-Hernandez reported during the recent council meeting. “The city’s offices have been closed for a year tomorrow (March 17, 2020) and the city has completed...

 

OBITUARY: 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, California to Kin and Kathy Krause....

 

OBITUARY: 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 grand...

 

OBITUARY: Rodney Honea

Rodney Honea was born June 12, 1949 in Atascadero to Cecil and Mildred Honea. The family later moved to Wasco, where Rodney was raised and lived out his life. He succumbed to illness at home on March...

 

OBITUARY: Daniel Issac Carroll

Born to Danny Lee and Carol Simpson Carroll, Daniel Carroll is survived by his mother Carol, sister Leslie and his favorite Aunt Deb. Daniel Issac Carroll "Dan the Man" was 52. He was preceded in...

 
 By Toni DeRosa    News    March 18, 2021

Academic testing resumes for school year in Wasco

State academic testing resumed for this school year, but the data will not be used the same way, Assistant Superintendent David Bowling said. “State academic testing (California Assessment of Student Performance and Progress or CAASPP) was...

 

Shafter mayor's State of the City

Mayor Cathy Prout released her State of the City this week; a speech that typically would be given at the annual Chamber Awards Banquet that was canceled due to the pandemic. Prout gave residents a look into the efforts made during the pandemic to...

 
 By Jamie Stewart    News    March 18, 2021

Generals ready to hit the field as sports resume

The Shafter High School sports programs got the green light and are preparing for an abbreviated season, with the only exceptions being indoor sports such as basketball, volleyball and wrestling. The...

 
 By Jamie Stewart    News    March 18, 2021

Shafter High program helps students thrive together

As the pandemic continued, a group of Shafter High students were feeling disconnected with their peers as they left the school campus to learn at home. The group soon developed a solution to help...

 

Arrest Report - March 18, 2021

March 8 Juan Alberto Campos Galindo, 30, of Shafter, was arrested on the 400 block of N. Wall St on a felony bench warrant. March 10 Dirk Barton Underwood, 51, of Shafter, was arrested on the 500 block of James St. on an outside felony warrant and a...

 

Community Calendar - March 18, 2021

As activities restart and businesses reopen, we will try to update readers on the status of events and activities throughout the area. Please contact Erica Soriano with additions and changes at [email protected] or call 661-292-5100 by...

 

Classified Ads - March 18, 2021

Click on the pdf for this week's Classified Ads....

 

Allen Loyd Terry

Allen Loyd Terry was born Feb. 6, 1945 to Vardaman and Joyce Terry in Oildale. Allen lived with his family in Lost Hills until they moved to Wasco. Allen grew up spending time as a young boy out at...

 

John Dobbs

John Dobbs was born in Springdale, Ark., on Oct. 18, 1937. The family moved to Coalinga when he was 3 years old. John attended Coalinga schools, graduating from high school in 1955 and Fresno State...

 

Shirley Geneva Hays

Shirley Geneva Hays went to be with her Lord and Savior March 10, 2021 at the age of 82. Shirley was a woman of principle and was always firm on what she believed in. She was also a woman of gentle...

 

Roger Alfred Weaver

Roger Weaver was born April 28, 1942 to Oran and Eunice Weaver in Parma, Mo. Roger took the hand of Jesus and walked through the pearly gates on Feb. 17, 2021. Roger loved the Lord with all his heart...

 

Death Notices - March 18, 2021

Cullen Pressley, 49, of Bakersfield, passed away Feb 24 in Bakersfield. Peters Funeral Home, Shafter. Carlos Velasco, 63, of Elk Grove, passed away March 8 in Sacramento. Peters Funeral Home, Shafter. Albert G. Salazar, 67, of Wasco, passed away...

 

Pastor's Corner: Depression

Depression is something we never really want to confront, or discuss. However, at some point in our lives every one of us will experience, at the very least, some symptom(s) of depression. As complex human beings, we are capable of the highest...

 

Pet of the Week: Phantom

Phantom is a small, male, cream and white Spaniel mix that came in as stray. He is about 2 years old and is great with staff and other dogs. He has been tested with small and large breeds. It is...

 

Mystery History - March 18, 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)...

 
 By Jamie Stewart    News    March 18, 2021

Book details experience in Vietnam as a young soldier

A project 50 years in the making for Shafter resident Barry Bongberg has finally come to fruition. Bongberg recently published "Dear Mom and Dad - Letters from Vietnam," a project which began for his...

 
 By Jamie Stewart    News    March 18, 2021

Shafter Library to reopen for 3 months

The City Council approved an agreement with Kern County to open the Shafter Library for two days a week for the next three months, beginning in April. In March 2020, the library was closed due to the...

 
 By Toni DeRosa    News    March 18, 2021

3 repeat offenders arrested in Wasco

Sgt. Peter Martinez reported on the different crimes committed in Wasco March 16 at the City Council meeting, including reviewing the recent arrest of three repeat offenders. On Saturday, March 6, at approximately 8:50 p.m., a deputy from the Wasco...

 

Headlines in History - March 18, 2021

10 years ago: March 2, 2011 It has been 10 years since the Shafter Press office fire at 107 E. Lerdo Hwy. The fire destroyed all of the Shafter Press Archives. It took eight fire engines to calm the...

 
 By Jamie Stewart    News    March 18, 2021

Shafter seniors returning to campus

Shafter High School and the rest of the Kern High School District schools are preparing to return to campuses in April. The district board approved a plan that would allow seniors to return to campus...

 

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