Editor's Note: This story first ran in print on June 1, 2019, as part of our annual Faces of the Community series, which highlights the unsung heroes of southwest Iowa.
One began sculpting largely as the result of a dream. Another turned to painting to avoid seeing his artistic works melt. Although they come from vastly different backgrounds, both now live and work at the Harvester Artspace Lofts in Council Bluffs.
There was a time when people graduated from high school or college, took a job and remained in that career path for the remainder of their working years. But, as the song goes, “The times they are a changin’.”
Mission Lifeline is an example of evidence-based practice at Methodist Jennie Edmundson Hospital that produces best outcomes for the patients who are having heart problems or heart attacks.
Two of Council Bluffs’ best basketball minds have deep roots in the sport, and most of their highlights on the hardwood have come within the city limits.
Thriving Titans is there to make sure students in the Lewis Central Community School District do just that — thrive.
As a community and as a region, Council Bluffs and the surrounding communities have felt the beneficial impact of philanthropists.
Some exciting things are happening at the Council Bluffs financial advising firm, iRetire Financial, run by the mother and daughter team of Cindi and Karen Keithley.
Most everyone’s heard the comment, “Better late than never,” but presentation of a high school diploma 74 years after the fact is a little “later” than most would expect. But thanks to her niece’s husband, that’s exactly what happened for Frances Wagner, Thomas Jefferson High School Class of 1943.
At a recent Council Bluffs City Council meeting that drew a large crowd concerning proposed medians along West Broadway, businessman David Drake was among those who spoke. Like most others, he opposed the plan, concerned it would impact his livelihood and that of others.