Cuba News

Cuba Fest 2018 – PHOTO GALLERY

The 57th Annual Cuba Fest fall festival in the Historic District of Cuba was held on Saturday, October 20 and Sunday, October 21. Great weather for the weekend helped produce large turnouts for both days, with highlights of the two-day festival including the Gravel Crisis bike marathon, a 5K walk/run to support Cuba Lady Wildcat basketball, the Viva Cuba Chili Cookoff, trolley tours of the city's murals, and a Haunted Grave tour on Sunday. Check out more than 150 photos taken by staff photographers at Cuba Fest.

Knights taking donations

    The Knights of Columbus #8920 are collecting items for the flood victims of North Carolina. The Knights will collect the items through the month of October. The items will be brought to a Knight’s Council in North Carolina in mid-November as a Thanksgiving offering.

City beginning the search for next Public Works Director

Bob Baldwin has announced his retirement as Cuba Public Works Director, effective at the end of the calendar year 2018. At an October 16 meeting at City Hall, the Cuba City Council discussed the need to find a qualified replacement for Baldwin’s position as chief supervisor at Public Works. The council agreed to advertise the job opening both internally to its employees and externally through newspaper ad listings.

Class celebrates 50th reunion

The Cuba Alumni Dinner and Dance was held Saturday, October 13 at Recklein Auditorium in Cuba, Missouri. Members of the class of 1968 present were (from left) Penny (Dorf) Sanders, Christy (Sanazaro) Moreland, Robert Gunn, Carol (Licklider) Wheeler, Glenda (Halbert) Ferris, Jackie (Bruner) Bottoms, David Cloninger, Rick Enloe, Ted Zucker, Doug Rutz, Wanda (Brennan) Lovan, Nancy (Skyles) Vincent, Tom Menz, Joy (Hendrickson) Brandenburger, Kay (Martin) Thomas, Jack Hansel, Duane Gray, Don Bast and Steve New.  Those attending but not pictured: Sarah Joe (Prickett) Robinson, Linda (Reiner) Palmer, Darrel Eads and Jacquelyn (Shafferkoetter) Hunt.