Cuba News

City budget amended for park improvements

    At the request of the Parks and Recreation Committee, the Cuba City Council on September 21 approved two recommendations to amend the FY22 park budget in order to complete improvements at Hood Park and the Sports Complex. After the budget change, several items were approved for the projects.

School’s preliminary test results are good

    Although the Cuba School Board won’t take a deep dive into the latest state testing data from last school year until October, members did learn at their September 23 meeting that information recently released by the state looks good.

Cuba school considering quarantine time reduction

    At its regular monthly meeting on September 23, members of the Cuba School Board discussed the possibility of reducing the district’s current COVID-19 quarantine requirement from 14 to seven days. A final decision on the issue could be made in October.

Council approves water rate increase

    The average homeowner in Cuba will see their monthly water bill increase from $23.32 per month to $56.38 starting November 1. At the September 21 Cuba City Council meeting, alderman voted 4-1 to approved the first water rate increase for the city in nearly 20 years.

Missouri Hick mourning loss of owner, key employee

    Staff members at Missouri Hick Bar-B-Que in Cuba are mourning the loss of well-known owner Dennis Meiser and kitchen manager Mike Mathews after each recently died at Missouri Baptist Sullivan Hospital after being admitted for treatment of COVID-19. Both men lived in Cuba.