Cuba celebrates Manufacturing Day with a block party – PHOTO GALLERY

For five consecutive years, the community of Cuba has honored and celebrated Manufacturing Day better than any other community in the State of Missouri. We are proud of our manufacturers, and we are honored to have their organizations be an active business partner to our community. Continuing with our tradition of excellence, this year, we stepped up our game. We have the greatest workforce in all of the midwestern United States, we are proud of what they do, and we are blessed by their work ethic. Without our workers and without our educators, there would be no Cuba, MO. We have a duty and a responsibility to say, “Thank you. Thank you for what you do. Every single day, grinding it out. Thank you.”

City of Cuba to host forum on tourism development

Bill Thomas, director of the Economic Development Partnership in Logan County, Illinois, spearheaded the transformation of diminutive Atlanta through Route 66 centered tourism and a simple philosophy: “Not all economic development is tourism, but all tourism is economic development.” Tourism development consultant and author Jim Hinckley in describing the importance of tourism notes that if you make a community a place that people want to visit, you make it a place where people will want to live, to raise families, to open businesses, and to retire.

Ransom faces additional theft charges

The Steelville man charged last month with stealing a city truck and other items from the Steelville Utilities Department, in addition to another vehicle from a residence outside the city limits, now faces more charges related to yet another vehicle theft from August.