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Cuba family injured, one seriously, in I-44 crash

Two current students at Cuba High School were injured, one of them seriously, when the SUV they were riding in struck two tractor-trailers on the interstate during Sunday’s snowstorm.

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2013: Top Stories in Review

Editor’s Note: We ring in the new year at the Cuba Free Press this week by looking back at the old one and the headlines that topped our newspaper each week. It has been an eventful year in Cuba—some of the news has been good, some of it bad. We take this time to say thank you to the businesses and readers who have continued to lend us their trust and support in 2013, and we look forward to bringing you the best in local news coverage in 2014. Please enjoy this year-end review of the stories that made headlines in our town this past year.

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School calendar updated to reflect snow days

Winter storms in the month of December have necessitated changes to the current school calendar. The Cuba Board of Education authorized amending the calendar last week, upon the recommendation of Superintendent Johnny Thompson.


Chymiak Family Foundation supporting literacy program at R-2 Schools

With financial underwriting made possible by the Chymiak Family Foundation, the Cuba school district will begin participating in Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library next spring. The program promises to put free books in the hands of preschool-aged children, in an effort to encourage good reading habits and improve overall reading skills as kids enter the elementary education system.

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Sawmill storage building burns

    Steelville fire personnel, assisted by Cuba and St. James fire crews and Steelville EMS workers, fought an Easter Sunday fire at a local sawmill. The first alarm, commercial fire was at a large storage building located on West Highway 8. Battalion Chief Joe Smart reported the building contained motors, along with various pieces of equipment and parts for the sawmill, and that the fire completely destroyed the structure and contents.

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Egg hunts enjoyed by all - PHOTO GALLERY

Steelville children enjoyed a beautiful day of sunshine and warm weather for this year's annual Easter Egg Hunts on Saturday.