This week, the Cuba City Council authorized a plan to transport a retired C-12 Huron airplane from North Carolina to Cuba, where it will be put on permanent display at the municipal airport. Transportation costs are estimated at nearly $15,000, being paid out of the Tourism Committee budget and with more than a third of the expenses already covered through private donations.
The Cuba School Board met in open session on Wednesday, December 19 to discuss the following items of business concerning the Crawford County R-2 School District:
Bob Baldwin will be stepping down from his administrative post as Cuba Public Works Director. The question is when?
Baldwin was scheduled to retire from the City of Cuba at the end of 2018, and the city took steps to initiate a search for his replacement at Public Works; but after the council approved plans to advertise for the administrative position, Baldwin informed the city that his end date would be pushed back.
A Cuba woman led local law enforcement on a car chase from Steelville to Cuba on Friday, January 4. Mary Inez Edelen, 56, allegedly struck four cars – including three police vehicles – before she was finally apprehended near Myrtle Street.
The Cuba School Board approved an updated salary schedule for certified staff members at a December 19 regular meeting of the board. Teacher salaries were adjusted based on the recommendation of the Salary Committee in order to remain competitive with other districts in the area of similar size, and to better reward teachers for their longevity within the district.