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Private Pesticide Applicator Recertification Training April 13

ISUEO_2LineWordmarkReversedOnRedFACEBOOK-01Courtesy of the Dallas Co Extension Office

Iowa State University Extension and Outreach in Dallas County

A Last Chance Private Pesticide Applicator Re-certification Training will be held Thursday, April 13, from 9:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. at the Dallas County Extension Office at 28059 Fairground Road in Adel, Iowa. 

Registration will begin at 8:30 a.m. and participants must be registered prior to 9:00 a.m. 

Annual training is required for private pesticide applicators wanting to re-certify to apply restricted use pesticides.  April 15 is the deadline for annual training. 

Certified applicators who do not attend annual training will have to take an exam to re-certify.  There is a $20 state-wide training fee for attending Private Pesticide Applicator Re-certification Training payable to Dallas County ISU Extension at the time of registration. 

Pre-registration is not required. For more information, contact Karmen at 515-993-4281 or email:

Dallas County ISU Extension Office
28059 Fairground Road
Adel, Iowa 50003
Phone: (515) 993-4281
Fax: (515) 993-1027

Join Studio Q 360 for their Ribbon Cutting this Thursday!

RibbonCutting_DACourtesy of Studio Q 360:

Join Studio Q 360 at 917 Main Street for a grand Ribbon Cutting Ceremony March 23rd from 4-6 pm.

The Adel massage clinic has been redesigned by owner Katrina Brocka to create a modern, soothing environment for all.

Check out the […] Continue Reading…

Iowa Severe Weather Awareness Week 27th – 31st

LSB Insurance Adel IowaCourtesy of Lincoln Savings Bank:

Spring storm season is just around the corner, so now is the time to prepare. 

Iowa experiences snow storms, tornadoes, flooding and other severe weather every year, many times striking with very little warning.  

Severe Weather Awareness Week is an annual event to remind Iowans that severe weather is […] Continue Reading…

Brake for Garage Sales at the Adel Public Library March 23rd

Adel Public Library Garage SaleCourtesy of Adel Library:

Join Paula and Lynne at the Adel Public Library for a special adult program, Brake for Garage Sales!

Thursday, March 23rd at 6:30 pm where they’ll talk about their most exciting finds, growing their collections, and how you can start and inventory your own collections.

Bring one item from one of your collections to share! […] Continue Reading…

Great Beginnings for Families April – May

GreatBeginningsForFamiliesDallas County ISU Extension Office:

Great Beginnings for Families
For parents of infants through preschoolers

Beginning April 4, Iowa State University Extension and Outreach in partnership with Waukee Family YMCA will be offering Great Beginnings for Families, a five-week skills building program for parents of infants […] Continue Reading…

Doc’s Hunt Club – 2016-2017 Season Ends March 31st

Doc's Hunt ClubCourtesy of Doc’s Hunt Club

It’s been quite a season at Doc’s Hunt Club… filled with competition, comradery, fun, families, and the best hunting adventures in the Midwest.

But… the season ends March 31st!

Don’t miss out…create a March adventure to remember at Doc’s!

We’ll take […] Continue Reading…

Critter Cindy at the Adel Public Library March 20th

Free Preschool and Toddler Story Time at the Adel Public LibraryCourtesy of Adel Public Library:

The Adel Public Library will have a special guest this December.

Critter Cindy from the Dallas County Conservation Board (DCCB).

She will host an exciting story time.

Monday, March 20th at 10:30 am.

These special story times with the DCCB are always […] Continue Reading…

2017 Adel Parks & Recreation Summer Job Openings

Adel Parks & RecCourtesy of Adel Park and Rec:

Adel Parks & Recreation has a number of seasonal jobs available this summer.

Applications are available at Adel City Hall and online at

All applications must be turned in to Adel City Hall.

For more information or any questions, please contact Nick at (515) 993-4525 or […] Continue Reading…

Hands to Larger Service A Success! (with Photos)

ISU-Ext-Hands-to-Larger-Service-00Courtesy of the Dallas Co Extension Office

Dallas County 4-H and Clover Kids held a county wide “Hands to Larger Service” food drive event this last Saturday (March 4th, 2017)

Over 1500 pounds of food and $850 in cash donations were raised for the Dallas County food pantries and food backpack programs through the schools. 

4-H’ers and […] Continue Reading…

Adel Library Wee Children’s Activities for March

Scales And Tales at Adel Public LibraryCourtesy of Adel Public Library:

March is here, spring is (almost) sprung, and there are so many fun things to do at your Adel Public Library!

We are excited to debut our new names for Children’s activities which are always open to kids of all ages:

Wee Build is the name of our STEM programs. Wee Build LEGOs™ together on Thursday, […] Continue Reading…

Studio Q 360 Ribbon Cutting Ceremony March 23rd

RibbonCutting_DACourtesy of Studio Q 360:

You are cordially invited to the Studio Q 360 massage clinicon March 23rd from 4-6pm to celebrate a Ribbon Cutting Ceremony on behalf of the Adel Partners Chamber of Commerce!

Recently, the studio has undergone a facelift, featuring three contemporary wall murals to enjoy. 

The […] Continue Reading…

Community Visioning Host Public Input Session March 25th

Adel_Partners_Chamber_of_CommerceAdel Partners Chamber of Commerce:

Adel’s Community Visioning Committee Seeks Resident Input Regarding Transportation Needs and Opportunities within the Community

Adel is participating in the 2017 Iowa’s Living Roadways Community Visioning Program. 

Community Visioning is a transportation enhancement […] Continue Reading…

Celebrate Adel Annual Award Reception March 28th

CelebrateAdelAdel Partners Chamber of Commerce:

You are cordially invited to join us for the Adel Partners Chamber of Commerce Annual Dinner

We would like to celebrate the Chamber’s accomplishments and highlight our plans for the future, and to honor theBusiness of the Year and the Citizen of the Year.

Tuesday, March 28, 2017 at Hillcrest Country Club, […] Continue Reading…

New Website for Adel Auto Parts

NewNAPAwebsiteCourtesy of Adel Auto Parts:

Check out the new and improved Adel Auto Parts website to view monthly specials and promotions! 

Find tips and advice from expert mechanics with the NAPA Know How you trust. 

Search the inventory for more than 375,000 parts to keep your fleet running smooth with convenient shopping in historic […] Continue Reading…

March Book Clubs at the Adel Public Library

Adel Library Book ClubCourtesy of Adel Library:

Join one or both of the Adel Public Library book clubs during the month of March, 2017.

The Brown Bag Book Club meets on Thursday, March 9th at Noon to discuss the memoir “The World’s Strongest Librarian” by Josh Hanagame.

The Evening Book Club will meet on Thursday, […] Continue Reading…

“Chasin’ 24” March Sale at Adel Auto Parts

NAPA-Chasin24John and his team at Adel Auto Parts want to share how much they appreciate everyone who came out in February and helped make the NAPA Filters’ Spring Sale big success. Thank you!

This month the savings continue with the Chasin’ 24 Salethroughout the store, located on the downtown square in Adel.

Free with any $24 purchase, get a Chase Elliot […] Continue Reading…

Iowa Extension Council Association Legislative Day

Zack-Nick-and-Ralph-WattsCourtesy of the Dallas Co Extension Office

Iowa Extension Council Association held their Legislative Day at the Capitol on February 28.

Nicki Stajcar and Brent Schwennker, Dallas County Extension Council Members attended with Dallas County 4-H’er Zach Harnden

They spent time on Capitol Hill sharing Extension with […] Continue Reading…

Terry on the Emerald Isle

Editor’s note: It’s always that third wish…

Top of the morning to ye dear friends it is I, Terry Traveler. This March I bring you good tidings from the wondrous, Emerald Isle- Ireland.

This beautiful land reminds me of Iowa, what with the castles and barns. The weather seems pretty much the same, and the people are just as nice.

It took a […] Continue Reading…

Adel Family Aquatic Center Staff Openings foe 2017 Season

Adel Aquatic CenterCourtesy of Adel Park and Rec:

Adel Parks & Recreation will soon begin the hiring process for staff this summer at the Adel Family Aquatic Center.

Manager & Assistant Manager 

Minimum qualifications: American Red Cross, Life-guarding/First Aid, CPR (updated within the last year), and some management or head guard experience. 

Pay is […] Continue Reading…