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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, April 26, 2014

    The annual Benefit Auction is the school's largest fundraiser. It includes a dinner and silent and oral auctions. Proceeds from the event are used for the school's general operating budget, allowing Saint Albert to offer high quality programs for our students. The Auction is held in April and more than 700 people attend the event each year. We hope you will join us for this year's event that helps Saint Albert keep the cost of tuition affordable for families throughout southwest Iowa. April 26, 2014 Mid America Center Council Bluffs, IA. Questions? Please contact us at or (712) 329-9000 Read more

    Sunday, April 27, 2014

    Chicken Dinner Fundraiser for Underwood Dollars for Scholars Sunday, April 27, 2014 U.M.B.A. Hall in Underwood Silent auction and raffle Dinner will be served from 11:00-1:00 p.m. Menu Includes: 2 pieces of chicken baked potato green beans ice cream and drink $10 / dinner $7 / ages 5-10 4 and under free Take outs welcome! Read more

    Sunday, April 27, 2014

    Minden Fire Department Chick Dinner featuring Staley's Chicken April 27, 2014 from 4:00-7:00 p.m. at the Minden Community Center Read more

    Saturday, May 3, 2014

    The 5th Annual Salute our Military Community Event Saturday, May 3, 2014 Creighton vs. Seton Hall Baseball Game TD Ameritrade Park Join Hy-Vee at 5:30 p.m. on the east side of TD Ameritrade Park as we show our support for the FAMILIES OF THE FALLEN Honor and Remember Walk as they proceed from 10th Street into the ballpark. Salute Our Military and First Responders is an event honoring these important communities at TD Ameritrade Park on May 3, 2014 at 6:15 pm. Salute Our Military and First Responders, a Veteran’s in Business Forum event, honors these important communities with a free event at TD Ameritrade Park in Omaha on May 3, 2014, ceremonies beginning 6:15 p.m. This event will feature the Creighton Bluejays vs. Seton Hall Pirates baseball game, which begins at 6:30 p.m., but will offer a wealth of other activities including the Lincoln Sport Parachute Club members’ sky diving and a fly-over, Honor and Remember Flag presentations for Families of the Fallen, a presentation by the Victory Riding Academy Color Guard, tributes and patriotic videos throughout the event, and a post-game fireworks display featuring vocals by SMSgt (Ret) Jimmy Weber. Before the game, a dinner will be held bringing together Families of the Fallen from Nebraska and Iowa communities. Their committee, including the Veterans in Business Forum members, will be raising funds to provide this dinner and you can donate by mail or online. More details are available at For more information about Salute Our Military and First Responders, please contact Jim Meier at (402) 490-9293 or, Dick Lerner at (402) 740-9090 or, or Todd Gaswick at (402) 291-3040 or You can also visit the event website at Pre-game: Military flyover, paratroop drop, National Anthem and presentation of the colors. Post-game: Echo Taps played during a tribute to the fallen from Nebraska and western Iowa. Large fireworks display Read more

    Sunday, May 4, 2014

    10th Annual Lake Manawa Clean-Up Day Sunday, May 4 1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. Shelter #6 Wear appropriate, protective clothing (long sleeves for some areas), good shoes, insect repellent and sunscreen. Read more

    Friday, May 9, 2014

    Celebration at the River May 9th, 2014. 7:00 to 10:30 p.m. Celebrate CB will be heading to Rivers Edge Park the evening of May 9th, 2014 for the first weekend of Celebrate CB for the first annual street dance by the river! This brand new landscape helps us celebrate in a new and fun way. Join one of Omaha's beloved bands on the Iowa side of the river. Taxi Driver rocks cover music from the 50's to today. There will be dance music for everyone! 7:00 to 10:30 p.m. Plenty of great local food will be available during this great event. Beer and Beverage Garden sponsored by Mid America Center. Read more

    Saturday, May 17, 2014

    Celebrate CB Parade 2014 May 17th 2014 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 12, 2014

    AN ANNUAL CELEBRATION OF ALL THINGS TRAIN AND TRACK July 12 & 13, 2014 | 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sponsored by Union Pacific Railroad Explore this region's rich railroad heritage at Railroad Days 2014! This festival includes admission into five of the area's best attractions for families, including: Lauritzen Gardens, The Durham Museum, the Union Pacific Railroad Museum, the RailsWest Railroad Museum and the Historic General Dodge House. During the festival, you will enjoy many railroad themed activities. A $15 family pass included admission to and transportation between all five locations. A family pass includes two adults and their dependent children. A $5 pass is also available for one additional adult with the purchase of a family pass. Participating venues are open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. during the festival. Additional details are available at Railroad Days is made possible thanks to the generous support of Union Pacific Railroad. Transportation is provided by the Iowa West Foundation. Media support provided by KETV. Printing support provided by Elman & Co. Visit the model railroad garden to discover multiple bridge-chugging,tunnel-zooming G-scale train lines winding through replicas of Omaha’s favorite landmarks. Look closely - all bridges, trestles and buildings are made of natural bark, twigs, acorns and seeds. Amazing! Stop by the control shed to meet our friendly engineers. Get up close and personal with two of the greatest locomotives to ever power Union Pacific Railroad at Kenefick Park. Stand in awe at Centennial No. 6900, one of the most powerful diesel-electric locomotives ever built, and Big Boy No. 4023, one of the world’s largest steam locomotives. For more information, please visit 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

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