Two city aldermen were tasked with reviewing eligibility requirements for veterans to be added to the Cuba War Memorial, as the city takes responsibility for its oversight management from brothers Delbert and Phil Mullen. After having several meetings on the matter, the committee decided to make no changes to the requirements for new names to be added. This was due to a lack of available space on the monument for more names.
Cuba Order of the Eastern Star honored 25, 50, and 70 year members for their service to Eastern Star Monday evening. Cuba chapter has consolidated with St. James, Dixon, Steelville, and Vienna due to closing of chapters.
The city council has vowed to act in the wake of a citizen’s complaints about lingering nuisance violations in her neighborhood.
A black bear was struck by a vehicle traveling on Route 66 and seriously injured near the Cuba city limits at Kinder Cemetery. The animal had to be destroyed by a Cuba police officer at the scene.
A Saint Clair couple stands charged with drug and gun crimes following a traffic stop in Cuba on May 24. Travis Lee Vonderbruegge, 29, and Shirley K. Walton, 25, have both been charged with class D felony possession of a controlled substance (methamphetamine) and class D misdemeanor unlawful possession of drug paraphernalia. Vonderbruegge was also charged with class E felony unlawful use of a weapon because he had a firearm while also in possession of the drug.