Methodist Church holding free dinners, activities

    The Cuba United Methodist Church is offering free dinners every Monday from July 1 through August 5 from 6-8 p.m.  
    All are welcome to come for homemade dinner each Monday.  After dinner, families are encouraged to stay for a special reading and activity time.

Woman charged with assault, property damage for ramming truck

    A Cuba woman stands charged with two felony counts of assault and one of property damage after allegedly hitting a truck with her car and threatening the driver with a taser. Kelsey Lynn Winklemann, 20, faces the charges as a result of an incident that took place on July 6 at Indian Hills Lake.

Medical marijuana operation looking at Cuba as potential grow site

With the statewide passage of Amendment 2 last November, medical marijuana is coming. It’s just a matter of when. The primary questions still to be answered are who will be licensed to legally grow marijuana, process it in preparation for consumption, and then sell it to licensed patients in retail dispensary locations — not to mention where those grow, process, and dispensary operations will be located.

Mayor concerned about new Facebook page’s controversial posts

A new Facebook page representing itself as the City of Cuba has the actual representatives of the City of Cuba fired up and considering legal action. The question remains, what can you do about an anonymous social media page intended as satire?

Council sets budget priorities for the new fiscal year

The new fiscal year for the City of Cuba began July 1, with anticipated spending of over $17 million for Fiscal Year 2019-20.

The city council approved the new budget in June, with expenditures estimated at $17,025,141 for the fiscal year that runs from July 1, 2019 through June 30, 2020. Mayor Ray Mortimeyer said he was satisfied with the new budget plan, which includes purchases for city vehicles, equipment for various departments, capital improvement projects, along with earmarks for future construction plans and a 2.7 percent salary increase for city employees. The new budget also includes a revised salary schedule that reflects recommendations from a recent salary study comparing the pay rates for Cuba workers with those of other municipalities.