In late August, groundbreaking ceremonies were held on a 6,300-square-foot Veterans Affairs building at Sixth Avenue and South Sixth Street in downtown Council Bluffs, not far from the small, cramped office in the Pottawattamie County Courthouse Annex it will replace.
The Farragut Community School District soon will be third school district forcefully shut down by the state, and it already is the first ever to be placed in an area education agency’s receivership, after years of spending more than allowed by state law.
A multimillion dollar plan to transform the Council Bluffs Community School District’s athletic complex successfully launched and is nearly wrapped up this year.
The shift of the Iowa West Foundation from a largely reactive mode – that of a grant maker – to a more proactive role through its investment in long-term, more all-encompassing initiatives has been ongoing, albeit in studied, gradual steps, for a number of years. But that shift ramped up con…