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 By Jamie Stewart    News    May 7, 2020

It's still a crisis

With 29 cases of the coronavirus confirmed in the city, the Shafter City Council Tuesday night unanimously voted to extend the Proclamation of Local Emergency for the coronavirus pandemic. City...

 
 By Mariana Sabolewski    News    May 7, 2020

Awards will recognize service

We all know that person who is always willing to pitch in, rises to the occasion when help is needed or residents who perform acts of kindness for the less fortunate. They are our neighbors, former classmates, church members, coworkers or family...

 
 By Toni DeRosa    News    May 7, 2020

Sign for the times

A new electronic display has been installed on the lawn in front of Wasco Independence High School. This allows the school to update the community on what is going on at the school, school officials...

 
 By Jamie Stewart    News    May 7, 2020

Shafter getting Stronger

Despite being separated by distance, masks and a stay-at-home order, members of the Shafter community are confident this can still be a time to come together. The month of May has been dedicated as...

 
 By Toni DeRosa    News    May 7, 2020

WUESD accepting registrations

Wasco elementary schools will accept kindergarten and transitional kindergarten registrations this year only by appointment, WUESD Superintendent Kelly Richers announced this week. The Wasco Union...

 
 News    May 7, 2020

Note to readers

The Shafter Press and Wasco Tribune are facing the same thing our readers and advertisers are living with – big changes in the world around them. In order to best serve our communities with limited staff and limited mobility, we have combined the...

 
 By Toni DeRosa    News    May 7, 2020

Council deals with HSR conflict

The city is moving forward on its grievances on compensation for the High Speed Rail project here. At Tuesday night’s City Council meeting, City Manager Daniel Ortiz-Hernandez presented a letter...

 
 News    May 7, 2020

Take-Out Directory -May 7, 2020

WASCO Barraza’s Delicioso Tacos 601 F. St. 661-758-8944 Mon-Thurs 11 a.m. -midnight Fri. 11 a.m.-2 a.m., Sat. 4 p.m. -2 a.m., Sun. 4 p.m.-12 a.m. Take out only Hong Kong Restaurant 912 7th St. 661-758-3338 Tues.-Sun.: 11 a.m.-8 p.m. Teresa’s...

 

Classified Ads - May 7, 202

#1 YARD SALE SHAFTER #1 YARD SALE WASCO #2 AUTO/MOTORCYCLES FOR SALE 2005 Chrysler 300, $2,000. Clean tags, NON-OP. NEW parts, custom rims, etc. Needs work. Call 661-340-1544. Got an older car, boat or RV? Do the humane thing. Donate it to the...

 

Arrest Report - May 6, 2020

WASCO As reported by the Kern County Sheriff’s Department, Wasco substation April 28 Shawn Hasty, 24, of Wasco, was arrested on the 1200 block of Poplar Avenue in Wasco for violating the city park curfew. He was cited and released at the scene....

 

Mystery History - May 6, 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)...

 
 News    May 7, 2020

Corrections - May 7, 2020

Due to an production error, two captions accompanying a front-page story on businesses in Wasco were misplaced in last week's paper. The correct captions and the pictures are reprinted below: (#1)The...

 

Pastor's Corner: In other words ...

Have you ever been watching a news report on television and heard the anchor say, “In other news…”? The report might sound something like this, “Today the police arrested a suspect in the...

 
 By Toni DeRosa    News    May 7, 2020

Rose Queen Pageant looks for sponsors

Wasco High School Activities Assistant Hailey Coyle has been busy at work on the 2020-2021 Rose Queen pageant. "The sign-up process for Rose Queen was done prior to quarantine," Coyle wrote....

 
 By Toni DeRosa    News    May 7, 2020

Walmart big on giving back

Walmart employees volunteer time to assist businesses, schools and nonprofit organizations at four different causes determined by each Walmart. People Lead Veronica Bristow often gets to hand-deliver...

 
 By Jamie Stewart    News    May 7, 2020

Seniors thriving at Carrington

With the city of Shafter facing the Coronavirus pandemic, including a Stay at Home order by Governor Newsom and the closure of the schools and many businesses in town, one of the groups that the...

 
 By Toni DeRosa    Features    May 7, 2020

Focus on Local Business: Scruffy to Fluffy puts pet service on the road

Scruffy to Fluffy Pet Spa has been open for seven years, and their mobile grooming bus has been operating about two years. A recent story about Leticia Rivera shared about the many face masks she...

 
 By Jamie Stewart    Opinion    May 7, 2020

Editor's Note: Take care of those who take care of you

The coronavirus pandemic has affected not only the city's different businesses, the schools, and city office buildings, but it is also touching other phases of everyday life. For the individuals who...

 
 By Jamie Stewart    News    May 7, 2020

Body, marijuana lab found in Gossamer Grove home

An anonymous call led to police finding a body in a Gossamer Grove house being used for the extraction of marijuana oil. The Kern County Sheriff's Office said the dead man was 39-year-old Daniel S....

 
 By Michael Schroeder    News    May 7, 2020

Reserve season delayed

The Pecos League has delayed its season until July 1, according to Wasco Reserve manager Bill Moore. That means the Reserve professional baseball team won't be returning to the Wasco Recreational Ballpark in Wasco at least until then -- and maybe...

 

OBITUARY: Geneva Katherine Peterson

Geneva Katherine Peterson, 95, passed away May 6, 2020, at San Joaquin Valley Hospital in Bakersfield. She was born on Aug. 19, 1924, in Hawley, Texas, to Willie B. Withers and Donnie O. Price. Geneva attended Hermleigh High School and graduated in...

 

OBITUARY UPDATED: Johnny Reyes Ortega

Johnny Reyes “Son Son” Ortega, 65, of Wasco, passed away unexpectedly April 23, 2020, in Texas. He was a beloved son, father, grandfather, brother, uncle and friend. He was born to Domingo and...

 

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