Cuba High School’s football program had a bad first week of the new season, and that’s before even a single game snap was taken on the playing field. Allegations came forward of locker room hazing incidents carried out by members of the football squad, and those allegations were later confirmed to be true, based upon interviews of current football athletes and the coaching staff. School administrators handed down disciplinary punishment for three players believed to have participated or instigated bullying or other inappropriate behavior, and Head Coach Jake Montalbano resigned from his coaching position in advance of last Friday's season opener at Herculaneum.
Cuba Fest returns to the Historic Recklein District of Cuba in October. This will be the 58th year for the annual arts and crafts festival.
The Fourth of July holiday is another 10 months away, but the City of Cuba is already making plans for its citywide fireworks display in 2020.
The Cuba City Council met in regular session on Tuesday, August 20 to discuss the following items of city business.
• The council approved the agenda, with the tabling of discussion of Bill #1912.
• Mayor Ray Mortimeyer announced a Water & Sewer Committee meeting and special council meeting scheduled at City Hall on Thursday, August 22. Bill #1912 and a personnel matter were to be discussed at the special meeting.
A dedication ceremony was held at the Cuba Municipal Airport on Saturday, August 24 to commemorate the arrival of a retired C-12 Huron military aircraft that will now be placed on permanent display at the airport as part of a growing aviation exhibition.