Cuba School Board Notes: July 18, 2019

The Crawford County R-2 Board of Education met on July 18 at the administrative board room to conduct the following business for the Cuba School District:

• The meeting was called to order by Board President Jason Mehl. Absent were members Dan Hewkin and Cheri Schuette.

• The meeting agenda was approved.

Board approves mild increase in school lunch and milk prices

Costs for school lunches and milk are going up again this year at Cuba Schools. The Cuba School Board agreed to raise lunch prices by 10 cents and milk prices by 5 cents in order to stay in line with federal government guidelines.

Shop for the latest new clothing styles at Dollhouse Boutique

The Dollhouse Boutique, located inside of the Roots 66 Salon on West Main Street, celebrated its spring grand opening in Cuba on April 6 and also recently held a ribbon cutting ceremony, after joining the Cuba Area Chamber of Commerce as a new business member. Although the boutique has tiny beginnings, it has big heart and lots to offer.

Green Farms cannabis grow operation targeting Cuba

A medical marijuana grow operation is already taking steps to make Cuba its permanent home, with the expectation that the state will award the company the required licenses this year. Representatives from Green Farms, LLC informed the city council of their intentions to locate in Cuba at a meeting held on July 16 at City Hall, indicating they are already seeking to acquire property in the industrial park for a marijuana manufacturing facility.

Alderwoman decidedly against any local marijuana grow operation

When representatives from a company specializing in the cultivation and processing of marijuana came before the Cuba City Council on July 16, it sparked debate not only about the concerns of having a hemp operation located here. One member of the council also expressed her negative feelings about comments the mayor had made in an interview with this newspaper.