Cuba News

School reports uptick in those quarantined

    Just a week after reporting a drop in both COVID-19 cases and the number of teachers and students quarantined due to possible exposures to the disease, the Cuba School District reported a rise in both numbers on Friday, September 18.

CHS making changes for homecoming

    Cuba High School will celebrate its annual football homecoming game on Friday, October 2, when the Wildcats host Sweet Springs. Due to the ongoing pandemic, several changes are being made this year to reduce potential exposure to the coronavirus.

Animals rescued after carbon monoxide poisoning

    Cuba Animal Control responded to an unusual call for help Sunday and wound up temporarily sheltering 65 dogs and one cat when a driver transferring shelter animals was found unresponsive and suffering carbon monoxide poisoning after spending the night in Cuba.

Cuba schools quarantine numbers drop

    Despite reporting a new COVID-19 case at Cuba High School last week, the district’s quarantine numbers took a big drop. As of Friday, the school reported 22 teachers and students are now off campus due to potential exposures to the coronavirus.

Route 66 murals get a facelift

    It all started when Marge Fleming went on vacation. When she returned, she shared a brochure about a mural town in Athens, Ontario, Canada, with Jill Barnett. Adopting the mural idea, Barnett  suggested that Peoples Bank commission a mural in celebration of the bank’s centennial. The idea quickly took shape and the first mural featuring A.J. Barnett, the bank’s  president for 39 years.