Cuba News

Officials pleased with fair

            Despite some issues with an electrical problem that twice led to minor fires and an evacuation of the cattle barn, the Crawford County Fair Board is pleased with how the 75th annual event went last week at Hood Park in Cuba. Overall attendance was at or near last year’s level when a record-sized crowd returned after a one-year hiatus due to the pandemic.

Repeat offender allegedly assaults juvenile at the fair

            The Cuba man charged just a few weeks ago with five felonies after reportedly assaulting another man at a Steelville river access area and threatening the victim with a firearm was at the Crawford County Fair last week where he allegedly assaulted another person.

Former city electric supervisor returns

            Personnel, or the lack of it, in the city of Cuba’s Electrical Department looked like it might get even worse recently but will likely get better soon. After the department’s final employee resigned last week, the former supervisor was rehired and more hirings may soon be made.

More depositions requested in city lawsuit

            Just weeks after a new trial date was set in the age discrimination lawsuit filed by City Street Supervisor Dennis Chandler against the city of Cuba, notice was given last week for a long list of depositions to be taken. Some were amended notices to city officials who had already been served deposition notices but there were also several new ones.