Omaha, Council Bluffs mayors settle football game

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November 28th, 2011 by Ric Hanson

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — The mayors of Omaha and Council Bluffs, Iowa, have settled a friendly wager over the Nebraska-Iowa football game. To mark the Cornhuskers’ 20-7 win over the Hawkeyes on Friday, Council Bluffs Mayor Tom Hanafan, his staff and Habitat for Humanity in Council Bluffs will build a house in Omaha. Omaha Mayor Jim Suttle says Monday the construction will start Dec. 17 – and he and Omaha volunteers will lend a hand. Suttle will also collect household items for a family moving into a Habitat for Humanity house in Council Bluffs on Dec. 10.

The mayors placed the bet on Nov. 18 on the Bob Kerrey Pedestrian Bridge over the Missouri River. If Iowa had won, Suttle would have headed to Council Bluffs to build a house.