Cuba News

Two truck driver deaths determined to be drug related

    The Crawford County Coroner’s Office has received toxicology tests involving the deaths of two truck drivers whose bodies were found in Cuba last month. Both men were determined to have died from drug use.

Council approves electric abatement, lease, insurance bids

    The Cuba City Council approved a five-year electric rate reduction for a local industry, extended the lease of a city building, and accepted bids for liability and health insurance during its December 10 meeting. The council will not meet again until January.

Council votes to repeal historic preservation ordinance

    The city of Cuba hasn’t been enforcing its historic preservation ordinance in at least a dozen years and the committee formed to oversee it hasn’t met in a decade, Planning and Zoning Committee Secretary Annalee Williams told the Cuba City Council at its meeting on December 10. She recommended the entire ordinance be repealed and a motion to do so was approved.

Wildcats hold Toys for Tots collection drive

The Cuba High School boys basketball teams held a Toys for Tots drive during their December 10 homes games against Union. A total of 98 toys and $285 in cash were collected during the drive. Athletic Director Ryan Bobbitt gave special recognition to Trice Davis for heading up all of the school’s charitable events throughout the year and Coach Beth Kight for her hospitality in welcoming a U.S. Marine to be part of the event.

Council approves radio tower, relocation of electric lines

    During the citizens participation portion of its December 10 meeting, the Cuba City Council approved a request to have a temporary radio station antenna put on a city water tower and the movement of electric lines on private property located on N. Franklin Street, but tabled a proposed ordinance to create one-hour parking on Rock Creek Road after the mayor and a business owner couldn’t agree on exactly what needed to be done on the street.