• Filing deadline for fourth quarter letters of intent is October 1. Learn more

    Now accepting letters of intent
  • The Food Bank for the Heartland hands out approximately 8,500 backpacks a year, more than 1,000 of go to children in Council Bluffs and southwest Iowa. Read more.

    Backpack program addresses hunger and helps children in the classroom
  • A $1.1 million grant was awarded during the second quarter for an Iowa West initiative that funds a priority segment of the county recreational trail system. Click here to learn more.

    WE BLAZE TRAILS
  • Area residents wanted signage that would fit with the turn of the century neighborhood. That’s exactly what local artist Sean Ward designed. Read more.

    New tile signs fit with the turn of the century neighborhood
  • To celebrate the upcoming installation of the new Iowa West Public Art sculpture at Tom Hanafan River's Edge Park, Joslyn Art Museum presents this exhibition of di Suvero’s work. Free admission. Click here to learn more.

    "Mark di Suvero: River's Edge Park" Exhibition at Josyln Art Museum
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