• Iowa West Foundation’s $20,000 in incentives will be set aside strictly for nonprofits providing services in Pottawattamie County that meet the Foundation’s focus area criteria. Give here.

    Iowa West Again Offering $20,000 in Incentives for Pottawattamie Gives!
  • Residents and tourists seeking to learn more about art in the Council Bluffs community can do so using an app on their smartphones

    New, Free Art App Launches in Council Bluffs
  • Thanks to input from the surrounding neighborhood community, artist Jason Manley designs a park sign that incorporates history.

    Sternhill Park Sign Pays Homage to Former Brick Factory
  • A panel of current Promise students from Iowa Western Community College offered advice to the incoming class of 2018. Read the Nonpareil story. 

    Pottawattamie Promie Event Honors 70 Scholars
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