Feral cat problem back before city council

          The Cuba City Council has been hearing about the city’s feral cat problem for several years and got a detailed report about ongoing problems during its meeting on May 3. During her Animal Control report, Missy Mullally told the council about a new problem—people feeding cats at Hood Park.

Council approves part-time comptroller

           During its meeting on May 3, the Cuba City Council approved hiring a temporary part-time comptroller and discussed qualifications for hiring a new Public Works director. Both positions need to be filled due to the recent retirement of Comptroller Christine Nash and resignation of Public Works Director Craig Bouse.

Council plans for summer at the parks, pool, museum

            Steelville City Council members spent a large portion of the May 2 council meeting discussing parks, the pool, and the Jonas Museum. The aldermen on the Parks Committee have also started putting together a parks panel again after dismissing the last park board a couple of years ago and operating without an advisory group since that time.

MDA announces funding for school agriculture departments

                  The Missouri Department of Agriculture (MDA) is now accepting applications for the Missouri Agriculture Energy Saving Team – a Revolutionary Opportunity (MAESTRO) grant, funded through the U.S. Department of Energy.

Lasley retires as Peoples Bank president

                  Peoples Bank has announced President Doug Lasley will be retiring after 15 years working at the bank. Lasley has served as a leader for Peoples Bank employees and members of the community.

Patrol to offer accelerated academy for 116th class

                  Colonel Eric T. Olson, superintendent of the Missouri State Highway Patrol, announces the agency will offer another 15-week accelerated academy to law enforcement professionals interested in becoming a trooper. To be eligible, candidates must possess an active Missouri Class A POST license in good standing or be able to obtain one prior to the start of recruit training.