The woman who previously served as co-director for the Cuba Youth Volleyball Program has been charged with stealing more than $2,500 from the program. Jessica N. Brendel, 37, of Cuba, was charged on May 18 with class D felony stealing for incidents that took place between July 19, 2018 and April 9, 2019.
Missouri Governor Mike Parson announced that the state of Missouri was officially reopening on Tuesday, June 16, at 3 p.m. today and new Cuba Mayor Cody Leathers wasted no time in doing the same for the city. At 3:17 p.m., Leathers send out an email to city officials.
Three Rivers Publishing, Inc., parent company of the Cuba Free Press, Saint James Press, and Steelville Star-Crawford Mirror, has received word from Google that it has been approved to receive a $5,000 Journalism Emergency Relief Fund grant.
The Cuba Board of Alderman met in an open session on June 4 to reorganize the city council and approved several new ordinances. Newly elected Mayor Cody Leathers was sworn in, as was City Collector Kim Roedemeier, and aldermen Kevin Copling and Curtis Holt.
The city of Cuba is seeking business owners and people with tourism interests in Cuba and Crawford County to serve on the city’s Tourism Commission, which is funded by the city lodging and motel tax.