Cuba News

Drug search leads to two arrests

Two Cuba men face drug distribution charges after a search warrant was conducted at their Highway O residence on September 1. As of press time, both are still in custody at the Crawford County Jail.

Street Department finishing Osage monument project

City workers will finish the last phase of construction at the Osage Indian monument being built at the Cuba Visitor’s Center. The project had been bogged down all summer long by mechanical problems related to the installation of a water feature. The latest monument design tweak will eliminate a leaky retention pond in an effort to finish the project work by the end of September.

CHS athletics to celebrate Orange Week

Fall sports programs at Cuba High School will host Orange Week to help promote childhood cancer awareness and leukemia. Orange Week will be celebrated at the school the week of September 17-21 and will include special Orange Nights at which teams will sport special orange uniforms and equipment.

Council looks to ratify code of ethics for elected officials

Mayor Ray Mortimeyer wants to see city officials in Cuba adhering to a code of ethical conduct. But the city has to adopt a code first.

“There seems to be a misconception about what new elected officials are supposed to do,” Mayor Mortimeyer told the council at a meeting on Wednesday, September 5. “We need a code of ethics for our aldermen and mayor, so that they know what they’re actually supposed to do and not just what they think they’re supposed to do.”

City may decide to allow utility vehicles on streets, after all

The city council will consider adopting an ordinance to allow utility vehicles to be driven on the streets, albeit with some requirements.

The UTV issue was brought before the council by a disabled man who complained that the police department was threatening to ticket him for driving his UTV on or across Old Route 66 or Highway 19. Patrick Bouse complained to the council on August 21, saying that he cannot walk very far due to his physical disability and health issues. He said he needs to use a motorized Gator for getting around town to run errands.