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DCCB Wilderness Symposium Nov. 9th

WildernessCourtesy of Dallas County Iowa:

Wilderness Symposium
Date: 11/09/2014 • Time: TBA
Location: Jester Park Lodge
11407 NW Jester Park Dr. Granger, IA 

Join the Dallas County Conservation Board for a day long symposium to examine just what is wilderness.

Further, do we need wilderness – what is its value? Can we find wildness in Iowa? What is the future of wilderness and what role do we have in this future?

The symposium will use the voices of musicians, artists and wilderness advocates to explore your answers to these and other questions.

Connie Saylor-Johnson, retired U.S. Forest Service Wilderness Ranger and native Iowan will be a keynote speaker at this event. She, and DCBB Naturalist Chris Adkins, will share the story of 21 years of wilderness treks with Iowans to explore the wilds with you.

Full article here.

For more information or to register for a program, contact:

Dallas County Conservation Board
14581 K. Avenue
Perry Iowa 50229
Phone: (515) 465-3577
Office Hours: Mon. - Fri. 8:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

Adel's South Water Tower Has a New Look!

Courtesy of City of Adel:

The Adel South Water has a new addition thanks to Bill Spencer, Eric Grubb, Mark Behr, and McClure Engineering.
City of Adel
Hours: Mon. - Fri. 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
301 S. 10th St. • Adel, Iowa 50003
Phone: [...] Continue Reading...

2014 Veterans Fair and Open House Nov. 1st

2014 Veterans Fair and Open HouseCourtesy of Veterans Reception Center

Veterans Benefits & Fair Open House

Saturday, November 1st, 2014
10 a.m. - 2 p.m.
at the Van Meter Veterans Reception Center.

All Central Iowa Veterans are welcomed and honored! Bring your discharge documents and meet with representatives from the VA Hospital, [...] Continue Reading...

Adel Public Meeting on County Buildings Relocation Oct. 28th

Dallas County Court House - Adel, IowaAdel Partners Chamber of Commerce:

Dallas County officials have scheduled a series of public information meetings to share information about two November 4th ballot propositions.

The final meeting will be held in Adel on Tuesday, October 28 at the ADM High School Board Room (801 Nile Kinnick Dr S) at 7:00 pm.

Proposition A asks if [...] Continue Reading...

Winterizing Your Garden Program Oct. 26th

Autumn Courtesy of Dallas County Iowa:

Protecting Your Garden for Winter
Date: 10/26/2014 • Time: 1:00 p.m.
Location: Forest Park Museum & Arboretum
14581 K Ave., Perry, Iowa 50220

Join Anne Larson at the Forest Park Museum, as Anne walks you through proven ways to keep your special garden favorites safe from the ravages of winter. [...] Continue Reading...

All You Can Eat Waffle Breakfast Fundraiser Oct. 25th

Belgian Waffle All You Can Eat Breakfast Buffet A Benefit for Cystic Fibrosis In honor of  Alex & Shade Hall Belgian Waffle All You Can Eat Breakfast Buffet

A Benefit for Cystic Fibrosis in honor of Alex and Shade Hall.

Saturday, October 25th, 2014. 

Serving: 7:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.

Location: United Methodist Church, 115 S. 10th Street, Adel.

Ticket Prices: [...] Continue Reading...

Adel UMC Wednesday Night Community Suppers

Adel UMC Wednesday Night SuppersCourtesy of Adel United Methodist Church:

The Adel United Methodist Church welcomes everyone in the community to enjoy a meal and Christian fellowship each Wednesday from 5:30 - 7:00 p.m.

Cost for the meals are $5.00 for adult, $1.00 children up to 10 years old, $15.00 maximum per family.

If you have any questions about the meals, or if you would like to [...] Continue Reading...

Trunk or Treat at Faith Lutheran Church Oct. 26th

Trunk or Treat 2014 - Adel IowaCourtesy of Adel Faith Lutheran Church:

Trunk or Treat at Faith Lutheran Church & Preschool.

October 26th, 2014. From 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm. A safe, fun Halloween Alternative for Families

  • Dress up in fun costumes
  • Costume Contest.
  • Get lots of Candy
  • Invite your Friends

[...] Continue Reading...

Dallas County Hunger Free Initiative Oct. 23rd

Hunger Free Iowa Initiative - Dallas County IowaDallas County Public Health Nursing Services:

Dallas County has the opportunity to participate in the Hunger Free Iowa Initiative!

For this, facilitators will convene a community discussion about hunger and organize a meal packaging event.

With the help of local volunteers, 100% of the food that is [...] Continue Reading...

Downton High Tea Party at Adel Library Nov. 29th

Adel Library Tea PartyCourtesy of the Adel Public Library

Are you a fan of the popular television drama, Downton Abby?

We welcome adults to our very new and exciting event, Downton High Tea Party on November 29th, at 4:00 p.m.

There is no cost for participants; food and drinks will be provided. Pre-registration is required, as there is a limit of 18 for this event. [...] Continue Reading...

Enjoy the Weekend at Doc's Hunt Club

Docs Hunt Club Adel IowaCourtesy of Doc's Hunt Club

Looking for a fun weekend??

Doc's Hunt Club in Adel has open fields Saturday and Sunday!

We can put out a hunt for you and have you home in time for the ballgames!

The weather sounds perfect for hunting and we have absolutely awesome birds right now! Call [...] Continue Reading...

Panther Creek Church Luncheon, Craft and Bake Sale Nov. 9th

Panther Creek Church of the Brethren Adel IowaPanther Creek Church of the Brethren invites you to a Soup Luncheon, Craft/Bake Sale on November 9th from 11:45 a.m - 2:00 p.m.

This an annual event sponsored by the Women’s Fellowship and all members of their church.

Chili, cheesy potato soups, with cornbread and crackers, relishes, holiday cookies and bars, beverages. [...] Continue Reading...

Halloween at Adel Public Library October 27th & 31st

Halloween in AdelCourtesy of the Adel Public Library

Who is ready to get dressed up in their favorite Halloween costume and attend our Family Halloween Party?

Stop by anytime between 4:00 pm and 6:00 pm for a craft, games and snacks on Monday, October 27th.

We can’t wait to see the cute and scary costumes, and [...] Continue Reading...

Adel Women's Club Annual Fall Luncheon Nov 3rd.

Adel Womens Club Salad LuncheonCourtesy of Adel's First Christian Church:

The Adel Women’s Club will be having their Annual Fall Luncheon on Monday, November 3rd. from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the First Christian Church.

There will be Beefburgers, of salads, cake, coffee and tea. Tickets may be purchased at the door for $6.00.

You can choose to eat at the church or grab lunch to go so [...] Continue Reading...

Compass Financial Services Moves to New Location

Compass Financial Services - Adel IowaThe Compass Financial Services office has moved to the American Legion Post 464 building on North 9th St. in Adel.

Steve Conrad of Compass Financial Services will continue to meet in Adel with clients on Wednesdays.

Compass Financial Services
119 N. 9th St. Ste. B • Adel, IA 50003
Phone: (515) 993-1887
Email: [...] Continue Reading...

Local Book Club part of Iowa Author Success Story

Crows Reading Prose Book Club
Crows Reading Prose Book Club

The Adel-based book club, Crows Reading Prose, has been meeting nearly every month for 4 years.

Its 12 members consist of Adel ladies, past and current, who enjoy gathering in one another's homes for food, wine, and good conversation about their latest pages.

Book club members are Becky Mantell, Carol Wells, Christee Lee, Jo Berry, Jeannie Havnen, Kathleen Green, Marie Hansen, ... [...] Continue Reading...

2014 Dallas County CROP Walk, Map and Directions Oct. 26th

Adel Crop WalkCourtesy of Adel UMC:

Adel CROP Walk
Date: Sunday, October 26
Time: 2pm
Location: The CROP Walk will begin and end at the Adel United Methodist Church (115 S. 10th Street)

The very first CROP Walk was held on October 17, 1969 in Bismarck, North Dakota. One thousand [...] Continue Reading...

2014 Annual John's Baby Steps 5K Results and Photos

2013 John D Gomke 5K adel Iowa

2014 John D Gomke 5K Adel IowaThe Annual John's Baby Steps 5K was held amidst 30 degree temps and sunny weather on October 4th, 2014.

The brisk weather was invigorating as Karly Kuhse of Adel, sang the National Anthem.

Jessica Gomke, one of the race founder's, gave the Angel presentation honoring infants who have passed.

Following the presentation [...] Continue Reading...