Helping Families and Friends Honor Their Loved One

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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  • Community Workshop
    Thursday, August 21, 2014

    Thursday, August 21st 10:00 a.m. at the Hoy-Kilnoski Funeral Home 1221 North 16th Street, Council Bluffs, Iowa 6:00 p.m. at the Neola Community Center 110 4th Street, Neola, Iowa Attend this program and learn about LEGAL TOOLS AND HEALTH CARE DIRECTIVES MEDICAL ASSISTANCE VETERANS BENEFITS IDENTITY THEFT MEMORY CARE FUNERAL PLANNING Please call Linda at 712-256-9988 to make your reservations today! Read more

    Saturday, August 23, 2014

    Event Summary: Swim 750 yards – Bike – 13 miles ( Flat, technical course)Run – 3.1 miles(Flat, technical course) Event Details: Hy-Vee Black Squirrel Triathlon Saturday, August 23, 2014 9:00 AM 1100 South Shore Drive Council Bluffs, IA Adult Event: Swim 750 yards – To/from Lake Manawa Beach. Wet suits allowed. Bike – 13 miles ( Flat, technical course) Loops around Lake Manawa . Helmets required Run – 3.1 miles (Flat, technical course) City trails and streets. Water stations provided. Start Times: 8:45 am : Mandatory pre-race meeting and final instructions for all individuals and team members. 9:00 am :First swim heat, staggered start. 12:00 pm : Transition area closed. All equipment must be removed. Open to: Ages 15 and older Divisions: Individual – Male & Female, Team – Male, Female, & Co-ed Age Groups: 15-19, 20-24, 25-29, 30-34, 35-39, 40-44, 45-49, 50-54, 55-59, 60+ Awards: Medals for all participants. T-shirts: You must pre-register by Tuesday, August 5th to be guaranteed a dryfit race shirt. Packet Pick Up: Friday August 22, 8am – 8pm @ the Council Bluffs YMCA 7 So. 4th St. Co. Bluffs, IA 51503 or day of event at Lake Manawa. Friday, August 22nd will be a pasta dinner and expo from 5-8pm. Race Day: 8:00 am – Transition area open: Lake Manawa Beach, Lake Manawa State Park, 1100 South Shore Drive, Council Bluffs, IA 51501. Arrive at least one hour prior to start for check-in and equipment set up. Bike racking is first come, first serve. Cost: Adults -$55/person before 8/5/2014, $65 after 8/6/2014 and no guarantee of dryfit shirt. -$115/team before 8/5/2014, $145 after 8/6/2014 and no guarantee of dryfit shirt. - See more at: See more at: Read more

    Saturday, August 30, 2014

    AppleGrass Bluegrass Festival August 30, 2014, 5:00 PM - 10:00 PM Ditmars Orchard I-80, Exit 8 East to Hunt Ave North 19475 225th Street Council Bluffs, IA 51503 The AppleGrass Bluegrass Festival is two day family friendly music festival at Ditmars Orchard. Five regional bluegrass and old time bands will take the stage from 5:00 - 10:00pm each night. Bring your lawn chairs, come sit under the stars and enjoy the music! Arrive early, with your acoustic instrument and participate in an open jam hosted by Great Plains Bluegrass and Old Time Music Association. Concessions and vendors available. Ditmars Orchard is also open during the day for apple picking, wagon rides, the corn maze and children’s playground as well as other orchard activities. CONTACT Mindy Hunke (402)320-7597 WEBSITE Read more

    Friday, September 5, 2014

    September 5th ,6th & 7th Fields of Flight Hot Air Balloons 5th- Balloons will fly around 5-6, upon returning they will do the famous GLOW! (weather conditions permitting) the band will start as soon as the balloons lift off! Mac & The Bulldogs- 5PM An idea of four good friends looking to have fun through the love of music of all kinds. 6th- Balloons will fly around 5-6, upon returning they will do the famous GLOW! (weather conditions permitting) the band will start as soon as the balloons lift off! Travelin' Light -5PM The Travelin Light Band is a group of like minded folks who love the classics. Music from the 60's & 70's are our forte although we offer several selections from newer artists. One thing is constant and that is change. We are always adding new tunes! 7th-Join us for Coffee, Donuts and an Early morning Landing here at the Orchard! More info: Ditmars Orchard and Vineyard 19475 225th Street Council Bluffs, IA 51503 712-256-7053 Read more

    Saturday, September 6, 2014

    Location: Council Bluffs, IA - Missouri River Tourney Date: 09/06/14 Mail Deadline: 08/22/14 Off Limits: You may not fish from midnight until 6:30 am on tournament day. Start Time: 6:30 am Stop Time: 3:00 pm Weigh-In: 4:00 pm (anyone not in line by this time will be disqualified from the tournament) Details: Legal water is Hwy 51 Bridge South to Hwy 2 Bridge at Nebraska City Seminar Site: Quality Inn & Suites 3537 W. Broadway Council Bluffs, IA 51501 (712) 328-3171 Late Sign-In: 5-7pm Seminar Begins: 7pm Seminar is open to the public. Weigh-In Site: Narrow Park Boat Ramp 2500 N. 25th Street Council Bluffs, IA 51501 More Info: Read more

    Saturday, September 6, 2014

    Farm Days is held each year at Carstens 1880 Farmstead near Shelby, Iowa the weekend after Labor Day. This two-day event always draws a crowd of people who are wanting a glimpse back into the old days. You're sure to get that at Carstens Farm Days. There is something for everyone to do at Carstens Farm Days. Among the many things we have are: threshing demonstrations steam demonstrations saw mill demonstrations blacksmith demonstrations plowing demonstrations rug weaving loom demonstrations spinning wheel steam and gasoline-powered engines on display pedal power tool collection on display old tool collections on display seed corn sack display broom making pedal-powered tractor pull petting zoos and animal displays tours of the 1880 farm house crafters corn maze Silver Creek Cloggers live music groups church service on Sunday morning daily parade tractor and equipment displays lots of food lots of fun and lots of friends -- old and new Come on out and see what the fun is all about! Carstens 1880 Farmstead, Inc. PO Box 302 • Shelby, IA 51570 (712) 544-2341 Read more

    Thursday, September 18, 2014

    Join us September 18, 2014 at the Mid America Center for the PCF Annual Event and Fundraiser. Enjoy beer tasting paired with heavy hors d'oeuvres and bid on our 'Go Wild' silent and live auction items. The 2013 event raised over $20,000 to support the PCF mission and goals. Tickets are $35.00 each or a table of 8 for $275.00. If you are interested in attending the event, donating an auction item or becoming a sponsor please call 712-328-5638 or email . Read more

    Thursday, September 18, 2014

    The Lauritzen Gardens Antique & Garden Show September 18-21, 2014 For additional information contact Kim at (402)346-4002, ext. 224 or The Lauritzen Gardens Antique & Garden Show is entering its eleventh year of bringing renowned experts in antiques, gardening, and various fields of design and art to Omaha. The show's three days are filled with educational experiences and of course fabulous and affordable shopping opportunities. Under the leadership of our honorary chairmen Mary Seina and Cindy Bay the show has grown in stature to become one of the region's most anticipated events. • The show benefits Lauritzen Gardens, Omaha's Botanical Center. In the past eight years the show has hosted more than 40,000 people and to date has raised more than $3.8 million to benefit the garden and its educational programs. • The regional appeal of this event continues to grow. The show reaches a broad audience drawing from a six state area including Iowa, Nebraska, Kansas, Missouri, South Dakota and Colorado. • The show offers a one-of-a-kind collector's experience not found elsewhere in the region. Showcasing more than 30 exhibitor booths representing both international and domestic dealers. The show will feature both beautiful and affordable examples of museum quality antiques ranging from porcelain, silver, jewelry, oriental rugs, paintings, and finely crafted furniture. • On Sunday, guests bring their heirlooms and antiques to the "What's it Worth?" Appraisal Clinic for a professional evaluation from one of the nation's premier appraisers of antiques and fine art. • Past luncheon lecturers include: Carolyne Roehm, Kathryn Ireland, Danielle Rollins, Eddie Ross, Thomas Jayne, Alessandra Branca, Coleen Christian Burke, Charlotte Moss, Suzanne Rheinstein, Alexa Hampton, Barry Dixon, Bunny Williams, P. Allen Smith, Lady Henrietta Spencer-Churchill, Carleton Varney, Judith Miller, the Keno Brothers, Charles Faudree, Jay Strongwater, Sheila Chavetz and Jeffrey Bilhuber. Read more

    Saturday, September 27, 2014

    Join the Vineyards and Wineries of Western Iowa at the Tom Hanafan River's Edge Park Saturday, September 27, from 12:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. for the 5th Annual Loess Hills Wine Festival. Live Music, Grape Stomp, Craft Vendors, Kids Activities, Food. Tickets just $30. VIP $60. Enjoy the tastings from local Iowa wineries and breweries! Make a day of the festival! Read more

    Saturday, October 11, 2014

    Annual Chili Fest Saturday, October 11th 4:00 pm - 8:00 pm Arrowhead Park 29357 310th Street, Neola, IA Come out to Arrowhead Park to enjoy a warm bowl of chili in the crisp fall air. The chili fest will include children’s games and activities, pumpkin painting, and hayrack rides. All ages are welcome to attend. Please meet at Breezee Lodge. Cost: $5.00 ages 14 and over; $2.00 ages 6-13; children 5 and under admitted free. Call 712-485-2295 for more information. Read more

    Saturday, October 11, 2014

    Saturday, October 11th 8:00 p.m. Arts Center - Iowa Western Community College, 2700 College Road The 60’s, 70’s and 80’s were a golden era for songwriting with acts like Frankie Valli and The Four Seasons, Tommy James and The Shondells, and other big name chart-busting groups creating beloved hits that are woven into America’s consciousness. Now, after decades behind the scenes, some of the greatest artists who were instrumental in the success of these fabulous songs have reunited to form THE HIT MEN. Not Broadway actors, or a tribute band, these guys are the real performers– including members of mega-star acts like Frankie Valli and The Four Seasons, Tommy James and the Shondells, The Critters. On the road touring as THE HIT MEN, this brotherhood of musicians relive the magic they created on world stages and in recording studios years ago, bringing audiences a night of hit after hit songs such as “Oh What a Night”, “Big Girls Don’t Cry”, “Mony, Mony”, “Bad, Bad Leroy Brown” and “You’re So Vain”. Read more

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