Cuba News

Police chief explains reasons for I-44 patrols

During his regular report to the Cuba City Council, Police Chief Doug Shelton explained why his officers patrol the stretch of Interstate 44 that runs through Cuba. He defended the department’s patrolling of the interstate because it is having an immediate positive impact on drug interdiction.

Amazing Grace Community Church assists with cold weather overnight shelter

    Last week when the cold winds turned the air to a chilling minus two degrees, the Amazing Grace Community Church (AGCC) of Cuba conducted its first cold weather overnight shelter. 

School board debates changing policy regarding public participation

Plans to amend the policy on citizen participation at open Cuba School Board meetings was put on hold after some board members expressed their reservations about the proposed changes.

DESE making changes to public school calendar requirements

In the past, public schools have been required by the state to have a minimum number of qualifying school days on their calendar, but starting next year, the requirement will change to a minimum number of school hours in session — and that number is 1,044 hours.

Winter weather forces school cancellations, days to be made up

Winter weather forced the cancellation of schools twice this week. Classes were cancelled at the Cuba School District on Wednesday, January 30, due to single-digit temperatures, and icy road conditions resulted in the schools being closed on Thursday, January 31. The district has used all of its built-in snow days, so that means days must be made up going forward. The district plans to use Friday, February 8 and Monday, February 18 as makeup days.