Ray Mortimeyer was seeking his 10th term as mayor Cuba during the annual municipal election, which was held Tuesday after being delayed in April due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Voters didn’t give it to him, however, as they instead elected Ward 2 Alderman Cody Leathers as Cuba’s newest mayor.
There will be new faces on the St. James City Council and Board of Education after the general election, held Tuesday, June 2. There were races in three wards of the city and three seats up for election on the Board of Education.
At the municipal election for 2020, held on Tuesday, June 2, Steelville voters selected a new mayor, aldermen, and school board members, in addition to approving a tax proposal from the Steelville Fire Protection District. Crawford County voters also selected a board member for the 911 board.
The Phelps/Maries County Health Department (PMCHD) has been notified of its fifth confirmed case of COVID-19 in Phelps County. The individual is currently isolated at home.
The summer season has arrived, and the coronavirus crisis has definitely changed the way local outfitters and resorts will do business with those who come out to enjoy the local rivers, campgrounds, and other lodging facilities.
St. James Municipal Court will be held this month after having been suspended in March due to COVID-19. Plans are to hold court on June 17 at the Nelson Hart Community Building to allow for social distancing.