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 By Veronica Jacuinde    News 

Graduating students celebrated and blessed

It was an inspiring and uplifting occasion at Sunday's Wasco High School baccalaureate ceremony. Pastors gave encouraging words of advice for the graduating seniors, and there was... — Updated 5/30/2023

 By Veronica Jacuinde    News 

Shedding light on mental health

College Community Services hosted a mental health awareness event on Thursday to bring resources and information to the residents of Wasco. Noemi Ojeda is the program director and a... — Updated 5/30/2023

 By Joshua Cooley    News 

SHS Student Spotlight

David Bloemhof IV is a senior at Shafter High School with a long list of extracurricular and academic accomplishments. He plays the trumpet for the wind ensemble and jazz band, and... — Updated 5/30/2023

 By Jamie Stewart    News 

Storm Encounter experience comes to Shafter

Mennonite Disaster Service is presenting "The Storm Encounter" in Shafter next Wednesday, aiming to raise awareness about its disaster relief efforts. The multisensory exhibit is a... — Updated 5/30/2023

 By Jamie Stewart    News 

Ariena Vega signs with U of Saint Katherine

Shafter High senior Ariana Vega signed a scholarship agreement with the University of Saint Katherine last week at a signing ceremony at Shafter High School. Vega, who was the... — Updated 5/30/2023

 By Jamie Stewart    News 

Quality of life ranked high in street poll

A person-on-the-street poll of Shafter residents on their quality of life highlighted the weaknesses of random questioning. A survey presented to Shafter City Council earlier this... — Updated 5/30/2023

 By Joshua Cooley    News 

Thomas Jefferson presents student awards

Thomas Jefferson Middle School held its annual awards ceremony on Thursday. The event was created five years ago to celebrate the excellence of their students. Each year teachers... — Updated 5/30/2023

 By Jamie Stewart    News

Mustangs earns 14 medals in Valley Championships

The Maple School Mustangs Track team competed in the Valley Track and Field Championships in Clovis at Buchanan High School last weekend. The meet was a culmination of meets that... — Updated 5/20/2023


Super Students at Clemens

Karl F Clemens School announced their Super Students for the week of May 8. Criteria for selection were based on academics, showing kindness to friends, respect and hard work, following class procedures, helping other students... — Updated 5/20/2023


James Forrest Super Students

James A. Forrest School announced their Eagles of the first quarter. Criteria for selection were academics, showing kindness to friends, respect and hard work, following class... — Updated 5/20/2023

 By Veronica Jacuinde    News

Planet Dance to sparkle on stage

Planet Dance Studio will host an energetic Wild Wild West-themed recital to showcase the hard work of their over 75 students. They will perform 17 routines in jazz, ballet, hip hop... — Updated 5/20/2023

 By Veronica Jacuinde    News

Grocery Outlet looks to bring savings and quality products

A new national retailer is in town, and the owners are excited to launch Grocery Outlet on June 15, with the owners hoping to bring the community great prices and a vast selection... — Updated 5/20/2023

 By Veronica Jacuinde    News

Elks to host a series of fun events

The Wasco Elks Lodge has an exciting lineup of events, including a golf tournament and a car show for the community to enjoy. The golf tournament will occur on Saturday, July 8, at... — Updated 5/20/2023


Arrest Report - May 18, 2023

May 9 Heriberto Florentino, 39, of Wasco, was arrested in the 14000 block of Western Avenue for felony battery with serious bodily injury, threatening with intent to terrorize, and misdemeanor obstructing an officer: resisting... — Updated 5/20/2023

 By Veronica Jacuinde    News

Mental health focus of church outreach event

Flood Ministries and Free Will Baptist Church will hold their first Wasco Community Outreach event on Saturday, May 27, intending to raise awareness and help end the stigma around... — Updated 5/20/2023

 By Jamie Stewart    News

Sound the Fire Alarm in Shafter

A Sound the Alarm event is coming to Shafter on Saturday, May 20, with residents of Shafter receiving free fire alarms. Home fires claim seven lives every day, and this event is... — Updated 5/20/2023

 By Jamie Stewart    News

Schools show appreciation for staff, honor special students

Redwood Elementary School recognized their hard-working staff and administration during Staff Appreciation Week, treating them to a pancake breakfast and a staff luncheon. They... — Updated 5/20/2023

 By Veronica Jacuinde    News

Wasco Police Department one step closer to fruition

The launch of the Wasco Police Department is well underway and making substantial progress, led by Chief Charlie Fivecoat. Working in conjunction with City Manager Scott Hurlbert... — Updated 5/20/2023

 By Veronica Jacuinde    News

Palm Avenue Middle School brings on district's youngest teacher

Palm Avenue Middle School welcomed a new teacher this year, which turns out to be the youngest teacher in the school and the district. Melanie Ramirez is 21 years old and was part... — Updated 5/20/2023

 By Jamie Stewart    News

New trash cart system gets mixed reviews in Shafter

It depends on who you talk to if you want to know the effectiveness of the new three-cart trash collection system that was implemented this year by the City of Shafter and American... — Updated 5/20/2023

 By Jamie Stewart    News

SHS brings Broadway to Shafter in 'Mamma Mia'

The Shafter Drama Club performed the Broadway classic "Mamma Mia" last weekend, giving three performances of the popular production, delighting audiences with a quality show. Drama... — Updated 5/20/2023

 By Veronica Jacuinde    News

New Police Department looks to be recognized

Wasco is moving to make its new Police Department a Peace Officer Standards and Training recognized agency. At the city council meeting on Tuesday, the council took the first... — Updated 5/20/2023

 By Jamie Stewart    News

Survey: Residents see drop in quality of life

The Shafter City Council listened to a presentation of a citywide survey that was given to Shafter residents. This survey included how residents rated their quality of life, job... — Updated 5/20/2023

 By Jamie Stewart    News

Trojans get a glimpse of future home

The eighth grade students at Richland Junior High got a glimpse of their future recently when they took a field trip to Shafter High School. The Trojans had a chance to meet some... — Updated 5/20/2023

 By Veronica Jacuinde    News

Council moves forward on Police Department

At the regular Wasco City Council meeting on Tuesday, members approved the purchase of weapons and computer-based training software for the start up of the Wasco Police Department.... — Updated 5/6/2023


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