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4-H Club Machine Magicians Win 2nd Place!


Dallas Co Extension Office

Dallas County Machine Magicians 4-H competed in the State First Lego League tournament held at Iowa State University January 14th.  

The club won 2nd place for their Project Innovative Solution

The competition consisted of 60 teams of 9- to 14- year olds that have advanced from regional competitions from around Iowa.  They also competed in the Global Innovation Award presentations. 

FIRST LEGO League (FLL) is an international program, created by FIRST® and LEGO® , designed to get children interested in and excited about science, technology and engineering. This year’s theme was hydrodynamics. Teams each had to identify a water problem, research it, design a solution and share their ideas with competition judges. The teams were also evaluated on their LEGO robot’s performance and design, a research presentation and team interviews on design and FIRST (For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology) core values.

Their project is called Stop Drop, it is an app that connects with a flow meter device placed on waterlines throughout your house.  The app shows how much water you are using right to your smart phone. It also has a mini game with water conservation facts.  It’s main application is for household use to monitor usage or leaky toilets/pipes. Another use is monitoring filling water tanks in an agricultural setting. 

 “The kids got the idea for the project from all the fitness trackers out there that track your steps, this tracks your water usage.  The more you know the more you can do! ” said Rebecca Smith the club leader.

 The Magician Magicians team consist of 9 youth from the Adel area.  They have been practicing for 4 months to prepare for competition. 

Front Row: Bryson Smith, Sydney Kuhse, Addison Kuonen, Owen Embree and Kaylin Dains Middle Row: Tate Hook, Brady Gustafson, Sam Peters, Tom Hook Back Row: Cliff and Rebecca Smith

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

Adel Quilting – Fresh Beginnings Open House February 17th

Ade lQuilting Dry Goods CoCourtesy of Adel Quilting:

Adel Quilting & Dry Goods Co. will host a Fresh Beginnings Open House on Saturday, February 17th from 11 am to 2 pm.

Customers will have the opportunity to brunch on hor d’oeuvres and hear about, view, and register for the new 2018 Block of the Month, Strip Club, and […] Continue Reading…

NAPA Gold Rush Is On – February 19th thru 24th

NAPA-Gold-RushCourtesy of Adel Auto Parts Corp:

February is a great month to maintain your car with the Adel Auto Parts Corporation!

Mark your calendars for the NAPA Gold Filter Sale, February 19th – 24th, 2018.

There’s never been a better time to get with the Program. The NAPA Filters Program keeps you running and saves you money at every turn.

[…] Continue Reading…

Adel Lions Club New Website and Online Flag Service

Adel-Lions-ClubThe Adel Lions club has launched a new website:

The new site highlights the many projects of Adel’s local Lions Club; Sweet Corn Festival, Football Parking, Adopt-A-Highway, Hazardous Waste Pickup, Eyeglasses, Can Bin, Annual Sight Road Block, KidSight Vision Screening, Students of the Month, Cub Scouts, Peace Poster, and the ability to […] Continue Reading…

Penoach Winery to Reopen February 16th

Courtesy of Penoach Winery:

Penoach Winery will reopen on Friday, February 16th and begin regular hours.

Open hours are Friday and Saturday 12-5, Sunday 1-5.

We have scheduled many events and concerts for the coming season.

Watch for our upcoming concert and 2018 schedule soon […] Continue Reading…

2018 Adel Holiday Flag Signup Time

Adel Lions Club FlagsCourtesy of Adel Lions Club:

Want to show some American pride at your house this year?

The Adel Lions will place a flag on your property for: Memorial Day, Flag Day, 4th of July, Labor Day and Veteran’s Day […] Continue Reading…

Dallas County Rep for National 4-H Youth Summit


Grace Kruse – 2018 4-H Rep

the Dallas Co Extension Office

Grace Kruse, a Dallas Center-Grimes High School senior has been chosen as Dallas County 4-H representative for the 2018 National 4-H Youth Summit for Healthy Living

The National 4-H Youth Summit for Healthy Living is a four day conference for high school youth held February 16-19 at the National 4-H Conference Center in Chevy […] Continue Reading…

Good Samaritan Food Pantry – New Website & Facebook Page

GoodSamaritanFoodPantry_03Courtesy of Adel Food Pantry:

The Adel Good Samaritan Food Pantry (GSFP) invites you to visit their New Website and Facebook page. The older Facebook page will no longer be updated.

The new sites are designed to better serve the residents of the ADM School District and the Van Meter School District.

The (GSFP) is located in the old Adel Middle School […] Continue Reading…

Seed Treatment Course Scheduled for February 28th

ISU Ext Dallas County - FarmerCourtesy of the Dallas Co Extension Office

Dallas County will host a Seed Treatment Continuing Instruction Course (CIC) for commercial pesticide applicators, Wednesday, February 28, 2018.

The program will be shown at locations across Iowa through the Iowa State University Extension and Outreach Pesticide Safety Education Program (PSEP).

The local […] Continue Reading…

ADM Alumni Association Information Request

ADM AlumniCourtesy of the Adel Alumni Association:

The ADM Alumni Association is interested in collecting data regarding how many of ADM’s 2018 graduates are children, grandchildren, etc., of district graduates.

If you are interested in sharing information with them, you may contact Dana Brown from […] Continue Reading…

Salvage This – February Happenings! Feb 9th, 13th & 23rd

Salvage This - Adel IowaHappy 2018 Neighbors!

We have some fun things planned for February as we cruise through the last couple months of winter.

Join us for one of our events or come see us for a unique gift for your Valentine!

Our space is always filled with beautiful upcycled furniture, nostalgic treasures and locally […] Continue Reading…