Cuba News

Bids approved for tree-trimming, fireworks, rifles

    During its meeting on January 7, the Cuba City Council approved bids for tree-trimming work, the city’s annual fireworks display, and the purchase of new rifles for the police department. Aldermen also received an annual summary report from the animal shelter.

Historic preservation ordinance will be reworked, not abandoned, mayor assures former commission chair

    At the January 7 meeting of the Cuba City Council, Mayor Ray Mortimeyer told Marilyn Stewart, the former chairperson of the Historic Preservation Commission, the city has no plans to completely abandon its existing historic preservation ordinance but will be working to repeal and replace it since it hasn’t been enforced for more than a decade.

Food donation made possible by subscribers

Cuba Free Press employees Tammy Spurgeon (left) and Joy Brandenburger show off the hundreds of cans of food subscribers brought in for the Cuba Food Pantry during a special canned food subscription special in November and December. The food will help local individuals in need during the coming year.

Two races develop for Cuba City Council spots

    Filing for the April 2020 election officially opened on December 17 and will continue through January 21. As of Monday morning, numerous candidates have filed to run for office, but few contested races have developed.

‘Patriot Nations’ exhibit now open in Cuba

Updated with corrected date for Tutterow event

   On Monday, January 6, the Crawford County Library District officially opened “Patriot Nations: Native Americans in Our Nation’s Armed Forces,” an exhibit from the Smithsonian’s National Museum of the American Indian, at Recklein Auditorium in Cuba. The traveling exhibit runs through February 7.