Cuba News

Cuba Arts Council sends local sixth graders to the Symphony

By Jim Welch
    For decades, the Cuba Arts Council has been sending the Crawford County R-2 sixth graders to the St. Louis Symphony's Education Concerts. This year was no exception. They attended the concert entitled "Music without Boundaries" on Thursday, February 21, 2019.  The sixth graders start beginning band, so CAC feels it is great for them to see professionals playing "their" instruments.

Improvements are approved for Routes 19 and ZZ in Cuba

    Pedestrian facility improvements along Missouri Route 19 and Crawford County Route ZZ in Cuba have been approved by the Missouri Highways and Transportation Commission. At its meeting today, the commission awarded a contract to make improvements in the area, to be in compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). Raineri Construction submitted the low bid of $1,555,292.

School board discusses impact of HB 161 on school calendar

A legislative bill that is currently working its way through the Missouri House would directly impact the calendar for public schools and has administrators reconsidering their plans for the 2019-20 school calendar for Cuba Schools. The Cuba School Board had intended to discuss and possibly approve a school calendar for the 2019-20 year in February, but instead, the board has postponed the matter for a time to see what comes of HB 161.

Council agrees to lease antique truck to fire district

City councilmen have agreed to offer the Cuba Fire District a long-term contract for Cuba’s oldest fire engine, so that the district can continue using the antique truck for parades and other promotional events and the city can maintain ownership. The fire district would be responsible for storing the vehicle in a safe location.

City installing drive-up drop box for utility payments

The city is installing an outdoor drop box for customers wishing to make their utility payments without having to leave their vehicles. The drive-up drop box will be located in the parking lot area adjacent to City Hall.

Aldermen on the Cuba City Council had first discussed installing a drive-up window at City Hall, where customers could pay their utility bills, but the council decided instead to install a permanent, metal drop box outside of the building.