Last updateFri, 18 Apr 2014 10am


Mayor hopes sales tax will be renewed so projects can continue

Ray Mortimeyer wants your vote on election day—and not just for mayor. Mortimeyer, who is running unopposed in the Cuba mayoral race, is actively politicking in favor of renewing the city’s half-cent sales tax for capital improvements. 

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Cuba teachers getting stipends, raises

Teachers at Cuba R-2 Schools have reason to rejoice, as the school board has awarded staff bonuses for the 2013-14 school year and a salary bump for certified staff in the 2014-15 budget. The moves were taken at last week’s board of education meeting.

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Manhunt leads to arrest without incident

Cuba police arrested a felon for illegal possessing a firearm last week, following an all-day manhunt in the Mapleshade Gardens subdivision. After canvassing the area for several hours, the suspect was taken into custody without resistance or injury to anyone. The man was later charged with unlawful gun possession and second-degree rape.

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Nationwide relay will raise money for Boston Marathon bombing victims

3300 miles non-stop from LA to Boston via Cuba, Missouri 

The One Run For Boston cross-country relay, which last year raised $91,000 for the One Fund Boston to help the victims of the Boston Marathon bombings, is gearing up for a re-run from Los Angeles to Boston starting March 16th. The record-breaking non-stop running relay is expected to reach Cuba, Missouri on April 2nd and there are plenty of opportunities for local runners and supporters to get involved.


University students to work on projects in town this spring

City leaders heard a report from the president of the Cuba Development Group at the February 18 meeting of the Cuba City Council. At that time, Mardy Leathers updated the board of aldermen on the projects he has been working on—and according to Leathers, things are going well.

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FFA holding annual labor auction

    The Cuba FFA chapter will hold its 4th annual labor and pie auction on Monday, March 17. This is a rescheduled night from Tuesday, March 4, which was cancelled due to weather conditions.