Cuba Mayor Cody Leathers reported last week that a city employee tested positive for COVID-19 on October 9. The case also put another employee into quarantine and the city is taking steps to reduce the chances of further exposures to the virus.
Cuba High School seniors Adal Campos and Maddie Hancock were crowned homecoming king and queen Friday before the Wildcats football team took the field against Father Tolton Catholic High School. Cuba won the game 43-14.
After two consecutive weeks of declining quarantine numbers at the Cuba School District, the school reported its highest quarantine numbers of the school year on Friday. As of October 16, a total of 115 students and staff members are now off campus.
The Missouri Department of Conservation announced last week that Viva Cuba will be receiving another $10,000 TRIM grant for its continuing project to replace dying trees along Highway 19. Work is expected to be completed later this fall.
• Addition will cost nearly $250,000
During the Cuba City Council meeting on October 11, it was announced the Parks and Recreation Committee had met and recommended the city move forward with plans for a new splash park.