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 By Toni DeRosa    News    October 31, 2019

Support for healthy choices

Forrest Elementary School celebrated Red Ribbon Week last week as a call to action to speak out in support of healthy choices. It was also a reminder to all that by staying drug free, students send a...

 

UPDATE: Wasco loses to Shafter, 28-21

It was rivalry week for Wasco as they travelled to Shafter for their 93rd rivalry matchup. Both teams came into the game with a lot of fury and a lot of pride, but Wasco left on the wrong end of a close game, 28-21. The Tigers were the first to recei...

 

Wasco High Football Schedule, Results

Day Date Here/Away Opponent Teams Time/Varsity Score Fri 8/23 Here Tehachapi W, 45-0 Fri 9/6 Away Madera South L, 42-21 Fri 9/13 Away North L, 22-8 Fri 9/20 Here McFarland W, 48-21 Fri 9/27 Away Delano W, 30-7 Fri 10/4 Away JV/V L, 47-7 Fri 10/11...

 
 By Toni DeRosa    News    October 31, 2019

Unity Day at Palm Avenue School

Palm Avenue Middle School kicked off its part of Red Ribbon Week with a special day last week. On Oct. 23, the school held its first Unity Day, and everyone was asked to wear orange shirts to school....

 

UPDATED WITH PHOTOS: Generals tame the Tigers, 28-21

It was rivalry week for Wasco as they travelled to Shafter for their 93rd rivalry matchup. Both teams came into the game with a lot of fury and a lot of pride, but Wasco left on the wrong end of a clo...

 

Shafter man shot dead on Highway 46

A Shafter man shot in Wasco on Monday has been identified. Jose Ascencion Garcia, 55, was shot and killed in the 800 block of Highway 46 in Wasco around 1:52 a.m. Garcia was pronounced dead at the scene. Deputies from the Wasco Substation had been...

 

Community Calendar - Oct. 31, 2019

ANNOUNCEMENTS NEW: Veteran’s Day ceremony -- All veterans and the public are invited to the event at 8:30 a.m. Friday, Nov. 8, at Teresa Burke Elementary School, 1301 Filburn St. NEW: Thanks to veterans -- Kern County Libraries invite families to...

 
 By Toni DeRosa    News    October 31, 2019

Volunteers come through in community cleanup

Volunteers from the City Council, Wasco High School, Code Enforcement and the Sheriff's Athletic League all participated in the most-recent community cleanup. Code Enforcement officers led the...

 

Pet of the Week - Oct. 31, 2109

Meet Twinkle, an adult medium brown/chocolate and white labrador retriever. Twinkle came in as a stray. She is approximately 2 years old and female. She was scanned for microchip and nothing was...

 

Arrest Report - Oct. 31, 2019

Oct. 21 Luis Aguilar, 51, of Wasco, was arrested in the 700 block of F Street on a felony bench warrant. He was booked into the Kern County Jail. Austin Timothy Brown, 31, of Wasco, was arrested at the intersection of F and G streets for driving unde...

 

Mystery History - Oct. 31, 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)...

 

Classified Ads - Oct. 31, 2019

#1 YARD SALE SHAFTER Church Yard Sale: 30349 Orange St. (Smith Corner). Sat., Nov. 2, 7 a.m. -1 p.m. Lots of misc. WASCO 2-Family Yard Sale: Sat., Nov, 2, 7:30-1 p.m. 1821 Juniper Lane, Wasco. Duraflame stove and lots of misc. #2 AUTO/MOTORCYCLES...

 

Tigers can make or break Shafter season

The Wasco Tigers hosted their last home game of the season last Friday night against Taft, and they left the field a winner. Taft was the first to receive, and they were driving down the field. They w...

 

Death Notices - Oct. 31, 2019

Jose Ascension Garcia Escamilla, 55, of Wasco, passed away Oct. 28 in Wasco. Basham & Lara Funeral Care, Shafter. Shelby Jean McDaniel, 82, of Wasco, passed away Oct. 28. Peters Funeral Home, Wasco. Miguel Ruiz Ochoa, 71, of Wasco, passed away Oct....

 

Special finds at 2nd Hand Store

For some people, going to a secondhand store can be daunting; however, for others, it's a treasure trove of unique finds. No matter how you feel, the Wasco 2nd Hand Store has an eclectic collection of...

 
 By Toni DeRosa    News    October 31, 2019

Local politicians support Trunk or Treat

Assemblymember Rudy Salas, state Sen. Melissa Hurtado and U.S. Rep. TJ Cox all had booths set up at the Trunk or Treat this year. Barker Park was the scene on Tuesday for hundreds of costumed kids...

 
 By Toni DeRosa    News    October 31, 2019

Walmart gives VFW $1,000

The Wasco VFW received a $1,000 donation recently. Walmart donated $1,000 to the VFW and this isn't the first donation from Walmart this year. "The money will be used to repair some battery-operated...

 
 By Toni DeRosa    Sports    October 31, 2019

WHS salutes senior players

Wasco High Tigers beat the Taft Wildcats 28-13 in the last home game of the season – and the last home game of 14 seniors' high school playing days. Since Friday night's game highlighted seniors,...

 

Couch's Corner

I recently learned of the Housing Authority of Kern’s concept of using farm labor camps they own in Shafter and Lamont to house about 50 homeless women from Kern County temporarily this winter....

 
 By Jamie Stewart    News    October 31, 2019

No county homeless here -- for now

The Kern Housing Authority announced recently that they will be utilizing a farm labor camp in the Arvin/Lamont area to house approximately 50 to 75 women this year while the camp is essentially...

 
 By Toni DeRosa    News    October 31, 2019

Clemens names Super Students

Super Students for the week of Oct. 18 at Karl Clemens Elementary School are, from left, Francisco Becerra (for being kind and standing up for friends), Kaylee Pena (for not giving up on her work in...

 

OBITUARY: Danny Howerton

Danny Howerton, 76, of Wasco, passed away Oct. 14, 2019. A Celebration of Life will be held Sunday, Nov. 17 at Hodels in Bakersfield from 1 to 3 p.m....

 

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