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Cuba News

Relay for Life raises over $40k

Hundreds of walkers came out to Hood Park on Friday, June 6 to participate in the Crawford County annual Relay for Life. Over 70 cancer survivors participated in the event, including Caren Meade, who overcame near impossible odds with her battle with cancer. Meade was the Relay for Life Hero of Hope, an honor given to a person picked by the relay committee that goes above and beyond for other people before themselves.

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Much work has gone into Paul Bryan Field improvements

Years spent improving Paul Bryan Field and its facilities finally yielded the results that many had been hoping for, as the Cuba Wildcats were able to host the 2014 district baseball tournament. Countless hours of volunteer labor and donated funds and materials went into the project, which has resulted in the Cuba school district having a baseball facility that other schools in the conference surely must envy.

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Restaurants to be inspected for grease disposal

Watch where you dump your unwanted kitchen grease, because the city will be watching you: That’s the message being sent by the Cuba City Council.

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Preservation Commission getting new members

The committee that oversees historical building preservation in Cuba will be looking for new leadership. Marilyn Stewart, the longtime chairwoman of the Historical Preservation Commission, is stepping down after 15 years of service to the committee. Her replacement will be sought as she retired from the committee effective May 31.

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Some concerned about solicitations at four-way stop

A member of the city’s Tourism Committee has expressed his concerns about permitting organizations to solicit for money at the four-way intersection in the middle of Cuba. It’s a concern that has been raised before: that’s it is simply too dangerous a location for pedestrians to be in the roadway.

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