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Articles from the May 27, 2021 edition

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 By Toni DeRosa    News

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... — Updated 6/2/2021

 By Toni DeRosa    News

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... — Updated 6/2/2021


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... — Updated 6/1/2021

 By Toni DeRosa    News

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.... — Updated 6/1/2021

 By Toni DeRosa    News

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... — Updated 6/1/2021

 By Toni DeRosa    News

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... — Updated 6/1/2021


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... — Updated 6/1/2021


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... — Updated 6/1/2021


Classified Ads - May 27, 2021

Click on the PDF to view this week's Classified Ads.... — Updated 6/1/2021


Francisco Trujillo Ramirez

Francisco Trujillo Ramirez was born on Oct. 28, 1954 in Cosal√°, Sinaloa, Mexico. He passed away on May 22, 2021 at home surrounded by his family in Wasco. Francisco grew up in... — Updated 6/1/2021

 By Toni DeRosa    News

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... — Updated 6/1/2021


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... — Updated 6/1/2021


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... — Updated 6/1/2021


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... — Updated 6/1/2021

 By Jamie Stewart    News

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... — Updated 6/1/2021


Honoring those who served

Click on the PDF to see this year's complete listing of area veterans buried in Shafter and Wasco cemetaries.... — Updated 6/1/2021

 By Jamie Stewart    News

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... — Updated 6/1/2021

 By Jamie Stewart    News

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 Cha... — Updated 6/1/2021

 By Jamie Stewart    News

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... — Updated 6/1/2021


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... — Updated 6/1/2021


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