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The staff members of Hoy-Kilnoski Funeral Home & Crematory located in Council Bluffs will guide your family in creating a meaningful ceremony to honor the life and memory of a loved one. A ceremony can be anything you wish it to be: simple or elaborate, traditional or unique. No matter how it's tailored, such a ceremony is an important step in recovering from loss.

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Our Community Events

    Saturday, January 31, 2015

    St. Patrick’s Neola Annual Parish Auction “Seasons of Faith - Sharing Our Blessings” is Saturday, January 31. Staley’s chicken, mashed potatoes, coleslaw, rolls and dessert will be served. The cost is $10. Bring a nonperishable food item with you to the auction. Let’s “Share Our Blessings” with others in our community. All items will be donated to the Neola Food Pantry. Celebrate 4pm Mass; with dinner starting at 4:30pm and the raffle and live auction begin at 6pm. See you there! Read more

    Friday, February 13, 2015

    Gaelic Storm Friday, February 13, 2015 from 8:00pm-10:00pm Arts Center - Iowa Western Community College 2700 College Road, Council Bluffs, IA 51503 Gaelic Storm is back with the #1 Billboard World Album, The Boathouse, a seafaring album of traditional songs of the ocean, recorded in one whiskey fueled week in a converted boathouse on The Chesapeake Bay. The Boathouse is the sixth album to be released on the band’s own label, Lost Again Records, and showcases the incomparable songwriting and accomplished musicianship of a band that has made their mark bringing fans to their feet two hundred days per year. With catalog sales of more than 1 million, Gaelic Storm boasts four consecutive album debuts at #1 on the Billboard World Albums Chart. The group’s ability to deftly incorporate a rock sensibility into their sound affords them rare crossover appeal; sharing the same bill with acts ranging from Zac Brown Band and the Goo Goo Dolls to Emmylou Harris and Lyle Lovett. With their signature acoustic production, Gaelic Storm blends indie-folk and world grooves with Celtic tradition to bring you twelve tales of plight and plunder, whiskey-drenched pirates, flying cannon balls and the ladies of ill repute. Ready your sea legs; you'll need them for The Boathouse! Tickets may be purchased by calling the Box Office at 712-388-7140 or online at Read more

    Thursday, February 19, 2015

    TANGIER SHRINE CIRCUS Event Information Thursday, February 19, 2015- 7 p.m. Friday, February 20, 2015 – 7 p.m. Saturday, February 21, 2015 – 12 p.m., 4 p.m. & 7:00 p.m. Sunday, February 22, 2015 – 1 p.m. & 4:30 p.m. Ticket Information General Admission: $15 Lower Bowl Reserved Seating: $30 Upper Bowl Reserved Seating: $25 Read more

    Friday, May 8, 2015

    Rivers Edge Park May 8th-9th, 2015 Celebrate CB is excited about the 10th Annual Barbecue in the Bluffs Competition. 2015 will mark our 11th year, and will continue for the third year at the Barbecue’s permanent home, Thomas P. Hanafan Rivers Edge Park next to the Bob Kerry Pedestrian Bridge. BBQ Contestants will compete in four Categories: Chicken, Pork, Ribs and Brisket at the Kansas City Barbecue Society’s sanctioned event. A total cash purse of $8300 will be awarded in addition to points teams earn toward the total KCBS score for the year. To find out about KCBS BBQ competitions visit their web page at The public is invited to come and talk with BBQ teams on Friday evening while and enjoying a beer garden and Street Dance. A special People’s Choice Competition will be held. Read more

    Friday, May 8, 2015

    May 8th, 2015. 7:00 to 10:30 p.m. Celebrate CB will be heading to Rivers Edge Park the evening of May 8th, 2015. More details coming soon. Read more

    Saturday, May 16, 2015

    May 16th 2015 at 10:30 a.m. Don't miss this Council Bluffs traditional parade that brings the Downtown Council Bluffs area to life every May. The Theme this year is Better Together! The route begins and ends in Downtown Council Bluffs, and is centered around The historical and beautiful Bayliss Park area. After the parade, activities abound in the park including music, kids activities and carnival rides. Read more

    Saturday, July 11, 2015

    Thanks to the generous support from Union Pacific Corporation and a grant from the Iowa West Foundation, a family pass for Railroad Days is only $15! One $15 pass admits two adults and your dependent children or two grandparents and up to four grandchildren, for both days. A $5 pass is also available for one additional adult with purchase of a family pass. This includes transportation between locations and all the special activities that each location has to offer. Purchase your tickets the day of the event at any of the participating venues. Lauritzen Gardens The Durham Museum RailsWest Railroad Museum Union Pacific Railroad Museum Historic General Dodge House Railroad Days is made possible thanks to the generous support of Union Pacific Railroad and a grant provided by the Iowa West Foundation. Media support provided by KETV. Printing support provided by Elman & Co. Please check back at a later date for more information regarding Railroad Days 2015. Read more

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