Cuba News

Second war monument idea to be revisited

The city may reconsider constructing a second granite monument to honor Cuba’s war veterans, after a citizen came forward to ask why the city council wasn’t supporting the idea.

Dan Eidson addressed the Cuba City Council during the Citizen’s Participation portion of the February 26 council meeting. Eidson stated that he had read in the newspaper that the council showed no interest in honoring veterans with another granite war monument that would include the names of veterans who didn’t appear on the one already built at Recklein Commons. “I guess I don’t understand why” this is, he said.

CHS band members play with GVC band

    Twenty three Cuba High School band members earned spots in the Gasconade Valley Conference Band on Wednesday, February 6.  
    Musicians from Belle, Bourbon, Cuba, Steelville, Viburnum, and Vienna auditioned in front of judges and 23 Cuba students were selected for the band.  This group will be performing at Bourbon, Steelville, and Viburnum this year.

City staying out of flooding problems on private property

The City of Cuba acknowledges there is a flooding problem at a commercial property on the south side of town, but don’t expect the city to do much about it. The city attorney says if there’s a problem there, it’s between property owners and doesn’t involve the city itself.

Expansion project underway at American Precision Die Casting

American Precision Die Casting (APDC) is growing. Construction is underway on a new 16,000 square foot building addition. When the project is finished in the spring of this year, the total size of facilities under roof at APDC’s North Industrial Park property will total 44,600 square feet.

Lions district governor visits local club

The February Program Meeting of the Cuba Lions Club featured a visit by Lions District 26-M2 Governor, Lion Joe Foster (center).  Eye care and hearing have always been a primary focus for Lions Clubs around the world.  This year Lions Clubs will be adding diabetes awareness to the list of services they provide. Past President Lion Mike Maurer (left) and Cuba Lion Club President David VanderWerf (right) are also pictured.