Cuba News

Lack of quorum results in council meeting being canceled, then uncanceled

The meeting was on before it was off and then on again.

The Cuba City Council held a regular meeting at City Hall on Tuesday, January 22, but a shortage of aldermen temporarily forced its cancellation. As plans were being made to reschedule the meeting for another date, Alderman Warren Graddy was contacted by phone to provide a quorum and allow the meeting to continue as planned, albeit with an abbreviated agenda.

Alderman pushes for second war monument at Recklein

One councilman’s goal of building a second war memorial to honor Cuba’s veterans failed to garner much support from his fellow council members.
At the January 8 meeting of the Cuba City Council, Ward 3 Alderman Jeff Bouse presented his plan to construct a second war monument. Bouse said he wanted to earmark $5,000 for construction of a second monument at the Recklein Commons area. It would serve as a smaller satellite monument to the granite one that is already there.

Cuba School Board debates mobile app tailored for district’s needs

With social media and smartphones becoming increasingly embedded in our everyday lives, the Crawford County R-2 Board of Education has looked at using a “one-stop shop” to handle the entire school district’s social media connections. At meetings in December and January, the board debated the value and cost of having a mobile app designed specifically for the R-2 District’s growing communication needs, but the board agreed the product was too expensive to justify purchasing at the present time.

Man found asleep in woman’s home is arrested for stolen van

A St. James man caught naked in a Cuba woman’s bed was later arrested after police discovered he was driving a stolen vehicle. He now faces charges in Crawford County for class D felony receiving stolen property.