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  • Tigers lose to Madero South, 32-21

    Wasco Tribune|Updated Sep 8, 2019

    The Wasco Tigers lost to Madera South, 42-21, Friday night, getting behind 14-0 in the first quarter, then scoring two touchdowns in the second quarter to make up the distance. But they couldn't keep up, and lost the nonconference game. This takes them to 1-1 for the season so far....

  • Council to invest in safety

    Toni DeRosa, Wasco Tribune|Updated Sep 8, 2019

    In response to an accident that occurred in February when a student was hit by a car while walking to Palm Avenue Elementary School, the City Council took action Tuesday night on making streets safer for pedestrians. The city will pay $11,000 for a study to improve safety, which includes protecting children walking to and from school. The council unanimously approved the city manager entering into an agreement with Ruettgers & Schuler to perform a pedestrian crossing...

  • Elisa Flores is new queen

    Toni DeRosa, Wasco Tribune|Updated Sep 8, 2019

    Wasco High School student Elisa Flores was named 2019 Wasco Rose Queen at Thursday night's pageant....

  • Focus on Local Business - Sept. 5, 2019

    Toni DeRosa, Wasco Tribune|Updated Sep 6, 2019

    Wayne Montgomery didn't always want to go into the insurance business. He already had a successful psychology practice in Bakersfield during the 1970s, while Sally was a homemaker raising their kids. In all started with an insurance company's expansion plan. "In 1977 Travelers Insurance wanted to establish 100 insurance businesses in California," Wayne said. Delbert Bowles was attending a seminar at California State University, Bakersfield, where two representatives from...

  • SPECIAL GUIDE TO THE WASCO FESTIVAL

    Wasco Tribune|Updated Sep 5, 2019

    Included in Sept. 5 edition of the Wasco Tribune. Pick up your copy today at locations all over town, or at the Wasco Tribune office, 406 Central Ave., Shafter. Click View PDF at top right to see the section....

  • Death Notices - Sept. 5, 2019

    Wasco Tribune|Updated Sep 5, 2019

    Miguel Ibarra Lopez, 37, of Wasco, passed away in Wasco. Basham & Lara Funeral Care, Shafter....

  • OBITUARY: Roma Rockwell McCaffrey

    Updated Sep 5, 2019

    Roma McCaffrey's parents were Woods Stone and Martha Buller, the first couple to be married in Shafter. She attended Maple School and Wasco High School, graduating in 1940. Her education continued with two years at Bakersfield College and two years at the University of California, Berkeley, where she was editor of the school paper. After graduation in 1944, she married Howard "Bud" Russell, and they began farming in Pond. After his passing in 1953, she moved to Wasco,...

  • Couch's Corner - Sept. 5, 2019

    David Couch, Kern County Supervisor|Updated Sep 5, 2019

    The Board of Supervisors adopted the fiscal year 2019-20 budget last week. In addition, we also adopted a resolution declaring the end of the County of Kern's fiscal emergency. By the end of this fiscal year – June 30, 2020 -- the county will have addressed the structural deficit in the General Fund that occurred with the large drop in the price of oil in 2016 which, in turn, resulted in a large decrease in the property tax from oil-producing properties. Progress has also b...

  • Pastor's Corner - Sept. 5, 2019

    Pastor Fernando Segura, Wasco Canyon Hills Church|Updated Sep 5, 2019

    Do you find it difficult to find peace in a chaotic world? At the rhythm that our world is spinning it is difficult to pump the brakes and simply breathe. I know that I have been there various times in my life. Peace is listed as a virtue of the fruit of the Spirit because God knew that we would face chaotic times. As the Holy Spirit does His perfect work in us, we can rest assured that we can find ourselves in tribulation but yet be at peace in our soul. Unless we don't find...

  • Classified Ads - Sept. 25, 2019

    Wasco Tribune|Updated Sep 5, 2019

    #1 YARD SALE SHAFTER Multi-Yard Sale: 721 S. Grant St. Sat. 9/7, 7 a.m. to 12 p.m. Various commercial lawn & garden equipment. True Cut lawn mower, weed eaters, etc. Trees and shrubs, and of lots clothing. WASCO Big Yard Sale: Sat. 9/7. 1017 Cedar Ave., Wasco. 7:30 a.m. to ?. Tools, dressers, collectibles and lots of misc. Yard Sale: Sat. 9/7 1106 Cedar Ave. Wasco 7 a.m. to 12 p.m. Baby clothing, women’s clothing, kitchenware & misc. 2 Family Yard Sale: Fri. 9/6 & Sat. 9/7 from 6 a.m.- ?. 501 Woodside Dr. Wasco. Furniture, c...

  • Pet of the Week - Sept. 5, 2019

    Wasco Animal Control|Updated Sep 5, 2019

    Maria is a 2-year-old medium-size female German shepherd mix. She is friendly and pretty energetic when she first gets out to play, but minds well and is a good girl. She is good on a leash and is great with other dogs. Maria is kenneled with Marizol, and they are great with each other. Maria is a medium-size adult. Come out and say hi to Maria at the Wasco Animal Shelter, 5409 7th St., or call 661-758-7240. --Wasco Animal Control...

  • Mystery History - Sept. 5, 2019

    Wasco Tribune|Updated Sep 5, 2019

    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) guess to the [BEGIN ITAL] Tribune,[END ITAL] 406 Central Ave., Shafter 93263, or e-mail it to [email protected]. Winners will be revealed here next week. LAST WEEK: Mailboxes in the first Wasco post office in the 1920s....

  • Arrest Report - Sept. 5, 2019

    Wasco Tribune|Updated Sep 5, 2019

    Aug. 19 Francisco Bacerra, 34, of Wasco, was arrested in the 1100 block of Lily Street for conspiracy to commit a crime and second degree burglary. He was booked into the Kern County Jail. Shawn Hasty, 22, of Wasco, was arrested at the intersection of Broadway Avenue and 10th Street for conspiracy to commit a crime and second-degree burglary. He was booked into the Kern County Jail. Aug. 20 Christopher Perez, 45, of Wasco, was arrested in the 700 block of H Street for trespassing. He was cited and released at the scene. Aug....

  • Community Calendar - Sept. 5, 2019

    Wasco Tribune|Updated Sep 5, 2019

    ANNOUNCEMENTS NEW: Volunteer training -- Optimal Hospice is hosting a new volunteer orientation training Thursday, Sept. 7, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at 1675 Chester Ave., Suite 401, Bakersfield. Call 661-716-4000 or email [email protected]. A light lunch will be provided. UPDATED: Wine & Roses – Friday, Sept. 6, 6-9 p.m. at the Wasco Recreation Park District Hall. Wasco-Shafter Elks car show -- Blaine Willard Memorial Car Show Saturday, Oct. 5, 10 a.m.-4 p.m.at 16694 Wasco Ave. For more information, call Jerry Bo at 6...

  • Wasco man killed in shooting

    Kern County Sheriffs Department|Updated Sep 5, 2019

    A Wasco man was shot and killed on Tuesday night. Thirty-seven-year-old Miguel Ibarra Lopez was shot and killed in the 2300 block of Camellia St., according to coroner’s officials. “The officers are still investigating the incident,” Sergeant Peter Martinez said. “No suspects have been identified.” Anyone with information is asked to call the Sheriff’s Office at 661-3110 or Secret Witness at 661-322-4040....

  • Reserve to return without an 's'

    Wasco Tribune|Updated Sep 5, 2019

    The Wasco Reserves minor league baseball team will be back this winter with a recognizable new name – the Wasco Reserve. Owner Andrew Dunn said the Pecos League made the decision to make the team's identity more clear. "We've never changed the name of a team in the history of the league, and this really wasn't much of a change," he said in a telephone interview. The name is taken from the nearby Kern National Wildlife Refuge, which provides wintering habitat for migratory w...

  • Bengals beat Bakersfield Central, 44-8

    Coach Juan Bernal, Wasco Bengals|Updated Sep 5, 2019

    The Wasco Bengals hit the road on Saturday to face Bakersfield Central, and the varsity team came home with a big 44-8 win. Michael Villalpando scored three of the Bengals' touchdowns. On offense, he scored two rushing touchdowns and had a late catch for a first down that helped keep the Bengals rolling. On defense, Villalpando was all over the field with multiple tackles, including a strip fumble which he took for a touchdown as well. All teams played great and brought home...