Nebraska’s football victory over Iowa won’t take the Huskers to a conference championship or BCS bowl, but there is some good news.
Council Bluffs Mayor Tom Hanafan, his staff and the Council Bluffs chapter of Habitat for Humanity will build a house on the Omaha side of the Missouri River on Saturday, Dec. 10.
Mayor Jim Suttle and Hanafan met at the middle of the Bob Kerrey Pedestrian Bridge last week to bet on Friday’s Husker/Hawkeye match. Had Nebraska lost, Suttle and Omaha representatives would’ve built a house in the Bluffs.
Suttle’s office said the purpose of the bet was to raise awareness of the need for affordable housing in both cities.
UPDATE 11/28: The house is likely to be built in the area of 38th and Seward. Suttle and Hanafan plan to speak by phone this afternoon about plans to build Habitat houses on both sides of the river.