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 By Toni DeRosa    News    May 27, 2021

No distance learning offered in fall for high schools

Distance learning will not be an option for students this fall in the Wasco Union High School District. Superintendent Rob Cobb outlined a number of changes for the 2021-22 school year in a letter to parents and students last week. Cobb said all...

 
 By Toni DeRosa    News    May 27, 2021

Soldiers who made the supreme sacrifice honored

Memorial Day is observed on the last Monday in the month of May. It was formerly known as Decoration Day and remembers all men and women who have died in military service for the United States....

 
 By Toni DeRosa    News    May 27, 2021

Wonderful grad shaves two years off of college experience

Rose Queen and 2019 Wasco High graduate Victoria Bernal utilized the Wonderful Ag College Program while in high school, shaving off two years of undergraduate work. Now Bernal is attending Azusa...

 
 By Toni DeRosa    News    May 27, 2021

FFA students celebrate award night and new officers

Wasco FFA held its Friends and Family Awards program recently, honoring its students and welcoming in a new officer board. Due to Covid, the event took place on the Wasco High football field. Mr....

 
 By Toni DeRosa    News    May 27, 2021

2021 Rose Queen candidates announced

The 12 candidates vying for 2021 Rose Queen have been named. As the pageant committee begins the long process of preparing the young ladies for the Sept. 9 Miss Wasco/Rose Queen pageant, talent tryouts have been taking place. Sponsors for each...

 
 By Jamie Stewart    News    May 27, 2021

No new taxes, projects in Shafter's draft budget

The City Council will be discussing the proposed budget for the 2021-22 fiscal year at its next regular meeting next month. The budget was prepared following guidelines set by the council on issues that they prioritized for the operating budget. The...

 
 By Jamie Stewart    News    May 27, 2021

Shafter fireworks show to return

The annual Fireworks Show will light up the sky in Shafter once again after being canceled last year due to the pandemic. The show is scheduled for Saturday, July 3. The Shafter Chamber of Commerce an...

 
 By Jamie Stewart    News    May 27, 2021

Kidd Doh helps children learn while playing

Mother of an autistic son, Brianda Gonzalez was looking for a way to help her son with his cognitive skills as he lagged behind at 2 years old. Gonzalez, who works at the Golden Oak Elementary School...

 
 By Jamie Stewart    News    May 27, 2021

Mannel Park Fitness Court now open

The city cut the ribbon at Mannel Park on Saturday, opening up a new outdoor fitness court that will allow residents to work out on a variety of equipment. The court features over 10 stations that...

 

Honoring those who served

Click on the PDF to see this year's complete listing of area veterans buried in Shafter and Wasco cemetaries....

 

Shafter has one of county's cooling centers

Cooling centers will be open throughout the county when temperatures are forecast to exceed certain highs, the Kern County Parks Department announced. The Kern County Parks Department, in cooperation with the Department of Aging and Adult Services,...

 

Community Calendar - May 27, 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 Mon...

 

OBITUARY: Adel M. Durando (Nee Urzangui de Badaya)

Our Mom, grandmother, great-grandmother, aunt and friend peacefully passed away at the home of her daughter Mary. Due to her devout Catholic faith, we are comforted that she is now with our Lord...

 

Mary Ann Nored

Mary Ann Nored was born in Sapulpa, Okla., to parents Oscar King and Callie (Beasley) King. Mary was the second child of five. The family moved from Oklahoma to California. Mary met Horace,...

 

Arrest Report - May 27, 2021

May 17 Angel Ramiro, 38, of Shafter, was arrested on Ryan Ave. and Tulare Ave. for battery with serious bodily injury. May 18 Miguel Angel Rivera, 40, of Shafter, was arrested on S. Shafter Ave. and Riverside Ave. for DUI and on an outside agency...

 

Mystery History - May 27, 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)...

 

Death Notices - May 27, 2021

Adel M. Durando, 94, of Wasco, passed away May 22, in Menlo Park. Peters Funeral Home, Wasco. Michele Nadine Graves, 59, of Bakersfield, passed away May 19, in Bakersfield. Peters Funeral Home, Shafter. Lula J. Quary, 64, of Tehachapi, passed away...

 

Classified Ads - May 27, 2021

Click on the PDF to view this week's Classified Ads....

 

Francisco Trujillo Ramirez

Francisco Trujillo Ramirez was born on Oct. 28, 1954 in Cosalá, Sinaloa, Mexico. He passed away on May 22, 2021 at home surrounded by his family in Wasco. Francisco grew up in Cosalá and came to...

 
 By Toni DeRosa    News    May 27, 2021

Hurlbert new Wasco City Manager

Former Shafter City Manager Scott Hurlbert will be taking on a new set of challenges when he becomes Wasco's chief operating executive next month. The Wasco City Council voted Tuesday night to hire...

 

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