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6 acre parcel of land donated by Jack Links will be used to extend the bike trail between Council Bluffs and Neola.

The donated land lies between Railroad Highway and the abandoned Chicago, Milwaukee, St. Paul and Pacific Railroad tracks, near the Jack Links warehouse in Underwood.

The Pottawattamie County Board of Supervisors voted unanimously to accept the offer at the March 22 board meeting. The county approached Jack Links about four years ago to gauge the company’s interest in parting with the strip of land, Planning and Development Director Matt Wyant said at the meeting.

“We approached them not knowing if we would even get a response,” Wyant said.

The board received a letter from Kevin McAdams, the president of Jack Links’ parent company, Link Snacks, Inc., on March 11 confirming the company’s desire to donate the land, with one stipulation.

“This offer is made in reliance on representations from Pottawattamie County that Link Snacks will be afforded naming and signage rights


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