Omaha, Council Bluffs mayors to wager on game

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — It’s a win-win for the Omaha and Council Bluffs, Iowa, communities — no matter which team wins next week’s football matchup between the Nebraska Cornhuskers and the Iowa Hawkeyes.

Omaha Mayor Jim Suttle and Council Bluffs Mayor Tom Hanafan are meeting Friday in the middle of the Bob Kerrey Pedestrian Bridge over the Missouri River to place a friendly wager over next week’s football game.

Suttle spokeswoman Aida Amoura Rezac says if Nebraska wins, Hanafan and his staff will join charity Habitat for Humanity in Omaha to build a home for a family that would otherwise not be able to afford one. If Iowa wins, Suttle and his staff head to Council Bluffs to do the same.