Medows crowned world youth champ in American Quarter Horse reining

Jack Medows, a graduate of the Cuba High School Class of 2016, won the Youth Reining World Title at the American Quarter Horse Youth Association (AQHYA) World Show this summer.

A lifelong horseman, Medows proved his mettle in the reining division of the World Show, which is essentially the world championship of American Quarter Horse riding. Reining is a western riding competition in which riders guide their horses through an intricate series of stops, starts, spins, and turns. The horse and rider must be completely in sync with each other during the ride.

School year gets off to a good start in Cuba

Administrators at Cuba R-2 Schools all agree that the start to the 2016-17 school year on August 11 went relatively smoothly and with few, if any, issues.

“I think we've had a fantastic start to the year,” announced Superintendent Jon Earnhart at the August 18 school board meeting. “As a first year guy, I couldn't be more pleased.” Earnhart said the buses were all unloaded by 4:35 p.m. on the first day, which was surprisingly early for a first day of school.