The latest Issue of the Monthly Newsletter.
"Helping the World Discover Adel" - Vol. 88 February 2016
Welcome to February in Adel. I love Ground Hog's Day, which was my grandmother Cookie's birthday. Then there is the 50th Anniversary of the Big Game, Mardis Gras and Valentine's Day. All of which Adel has you covered for.

In this issue we had the pleasure of interviewing Katrina Brocka of Studio Q 360, Adel's Artisan Massage for Pain Relief and Relaxation. We work very hard to try each of Adel's businesses and she helped return full motion to my arm from an injury I received years ago. I highly recommend her.

The recent loss of David Bowie and Alan Rickman (both of which Terry claims to have known) started Terry talking about the "final plans" one makes. As a side note, Terry is a huge fan of Indiana Jones and talks for hours about how "it's" not really in that warehouse anymore and then laughs. So you know there's no way I'm touching that box under the sink.

We hope you enjoy the new look of the Newsletter and welcome your feedback.

So grab a cup of coffee, there's a lot to cover this month and we look forward to seeing you in Adel.

Studio Q 360 - Adel Iowa
Katrina Brocka - Studio Q 360
Katrina Brocka - Studio Q 360

This month we spoke with Katrina Brocka, Licensed Massage Therapist (LMT) about following her dreams and opening her new massage clinic Studio Q 360 in Adel on the downtown square.

Massage Therapy is thought to be as old as creation with a history that touches every realm of the globe. Until the 1900s, massage was co-mingled with the service of doctors, physical therapists, spiritual healers, chiropractors, and athletic trainers.

Massage therapy is now considered a stand-alone service that requires practitioners to complete vocational coursework, hands-on training, state exams and licensing, and continuing education.
Katrina Brocka, LMT attended Carlson College of Massage Therapy in Anamosa Iowa, the only accredited massage school in the state.This level of education sets Studio Q 360 apart.

"When I was 30 I decided I wanted to pursue a career that I loved and made a difference in the world, but I wasn't sure what that would be. I spent the next 18 months on a spiritual journey researching options, soul searching, and figuring out what I wanted to be when I grew up. Massage Therapy was always at the top of that list. When I decided to go back to school to follow my dream I wasn't nervous- I knew I had a natural talent, the courage to succeed, and a great network of family and friends to encourage me along the way."

"I cannot say enough about Carlson College. I did my research to find the best school in the state. Carlson teaches massage as a therapeutic service with a focus on Anatomy, Physiology, and Pathologies. The accelerated program and excellent instructors taught me about the functions of the body, not how to mimic strokes. I excelled in my classes and developed strong clinical reasoning skills so that I can quickly and accurately assess the body and help address needs effectively. It was exactly what I wanted from day one."

Studio Q 360 - Adel Iowa

With its global history, massage therapy has many styles and modalities. It is in the intentions that each differs. Katrina's foundation is Swedish massage- developed originally as "medical gymnastics" and is often considered the basis for modern Sports massage. In addition, she incorporates Deep Tissue techniques. Contrary to popular belief, Deep Tissue bodywork is not intended to "beat up the client" or hurt. Rather, it is a series of strokes that focus attention on specific muscles that lie underneath the more superficial ones. Katrina's toolbox is a mix of Western and Eastern philosophies that include Pregnancy/ Side-Lying routines, Lymphatic Drainage, Cranio-Sacral techniques, Trigger Point therapy, Myofacial Release, and Reflexology.

Her education also included Business Ethics, Herbology and Aromatherapy studies.

The Studio Q 360 difference is Katrina's approach to breaking the Pain Cycle and Fight or Flight responses that prevent the body from its natural ability to heal its self.

By combining relaxation and therapeutic techniques, Studio Q 360 clients see the results of reduced stress, tension, and pain.

Several clients have been able to stop taking pain medication they have been prescribed for years.

"First, my clients fill out a simple intake form so we can discuss their medical history and ultimate goal for the session. I then develop a unique routine to address their concerns. When I begin the massage I start by assessing the tissues to feel what the muscle is projecting. I can tell if the muscle is dehydrated, under or over used, if there is inflammation or fibrotic tissue masses (commonly called knots). I then mentally sort through my toolbox and apply the techniques that best address the muscle's needs with the client's permission. I end the appointment by discussing post massage recommendation such as stretches based on my findings so that the client can take an active part in their wellness."

"Techniques like Cranio-Sacral, where the body is simply held at specific junctions along the spine for as long as the body needs, work well for those open to exploring the natural, internal rhythm of their body. Certain types of body tension reside in the fascia, not the muscle, which is addressed with Myofascial Release. Some clients may prefer the fast paced kneading and compressions of Sports massage. Others may have a specific goal in mind, such as increased fertility, that Reflexology can address. The client dictates what does and doesn't work for them; I simply do my best to provide options and give them the massage they want."

Studio Q 360 - Adel Iowa

Studio Q 360 is open Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday each week. Walk-In hours from 10am-5pm. Additional appointment times are available by calling ahead to book at the Adel location, in your home throughout the Des Moines metro area, and via corporate chair massage arrangements. The clinic offers both Table and Chair massage ranging from 5 minutes to 2 hours durations for just $1/minute.

As an ADM Alumni, Katrina has deep roots in the community she will always call home, regardless of her mailing address. Studio Q 360 is an Adel Partners Chamber member, supporter of the ADM school system, and advocate of shop local initiatives. Our readers will know her voice better than her face-for the past 8 years she has been the Editor of's monthly newsletter.

"Each month I interview community members and business owners to share their success stories with our online readers. I love the opportunity to learn about the people and places that make Adel great. That knowledge is what made me decide to open my massage clinic here. Adel is working hard to carve out its unique identity from the encroaching suburbs. When I was a kid we were told Des Moines was going to over take us by now. I'm happy that hasn't happened yet and I'm excited when I get a chance to help stem that possibility. I believe helps to foster conversations amongst our citizens about our future. The more self-sufficient we can be, the more successful we will be at maintaining our charm."

Please join us in congratulation Katrina Brocka on her new venture and Adel-based business- book your appointment today!

Studio Q 360 Massage Therapy - Adel Iowa
Studio Q 360
Artisan Massage for Pain Relief and Relaxation
Katina Brocka, LMT
917 Main St.
Adel, IA 50003
(515) 689-4754
Facebook: StudioQ360
LSB Abes Birthday Party - Adel Iowa
Help Celebrate Abe's Birthday Feb 12th

Lincoln Savings Bank and LSB Insurance would like to say "Thank You! to our customers and Adel for three great years as we look forward to many more."

As a way of showing our appreciation, the community is invited to attend our 3rd Anniversary and Abe's Birthday Open House on February 12th, from 10 a.m. to 4 pm.

Birthday Cake will be served throughout the day and hear the latest news on our new bank building!

Adel LSB
We look forward to seeing you there. View Flyer

Lincoln Savings Bank - LSB Insurance
805 Main St.
Adel IA 50003
Office: 515-993-5663

Lincoln Savings Bank - Member FDIC

Adel Winterset TV and Appliance Inventory Reduction Sale
Adel TV Inventory Reduction Sale

Adel Winterset TV & Appliance Inventory Reduction Sale.

We have purchased the furniture inventory from a wholesale distributor who is closing their doors.

His loss is your gain!  We have so much furniture we don't know what to do with it all.

Our Adel display floor is packed and we must reduce inventory now!

Adel Winterset TV & Appliance Inventory Reduction Sale
You can save hundreds of dollars on new sofas, chairs, coffee tables, recliners, lift chairs, end tables, lamps, and area rugs.

While Supplies Last!

When It's Gone,

It's Gone.

View Flyer

Adel Winterset TV and Appliance
916 Main St.
Adel, Iowa 50003
Phone: (515) 993-5287
NAPA Filters 50th Anniversary Sale Feb.

Visit the Adel Auto Parts Corporation for the NAPA Filters 50th Anniversary Sale, February 15th - 20th.

Help us celebrate our biggest sale event ever. You'll get big savings on all NAPAGold oil, air, hydraulic, fuel and cabin filters your equipment and fleet require.

Our special NAPA Filters' Program keeps your inventory dialed in so your equipment stays out of the shop and on the move. Enjoy the savings. View the Flyer.

Stop in and talk to owner John Standley and his team to find out more about this great program at Adel's local NAPA store.

Don't forget to check out our website: for all current specials plus NAPA Know How and our Mobile app for NAPA Know How.

Make Us Your Engine Protection Connection, don't miss this Great opportunity to save!

2016 NAPA Filter Sale
Adel Auto Parts Corporation
809 Main Street * Adel, Iowa 50003
Phone: 515-993-3212

Perry Auto Parts
1001 3rd. St. * Perry, Iowa 50220
Phone: 515-465-4615

Monday - Friday 7:30 am - 5:30 pm
Saturday 7:30 am - Noon
Anytime Fitness - Adel Iowa
Free Adel Fitness Classes - February 1st

Anytime Fitness Adel is running a February for Free programs starting February 1st! Class Schedule

Just show up to any of the classes listed, whether you are a member or not, with workout clothes and a positive attitude and the rest is on us!

There is a limit of 10 people per class and it is on a first come first serve basis, so be early!

Starting March 1st these classes will only be $100 per month for unlimited classes and will include a Free gym membership!

Descriptions of classes:
  • HIIT = a class that gets you moving and sweating that anyone can succeed at!
  • Hot Yoga = Yoga that gets you sweating!
  • Yoga = Yoga + Pilates mix for beginners or veterans!
Anytime Fitness Adel Iowa
Anytime Fitness Adel
215 S. 6th St., Suite A
Adel, Iowa 50003
Phone: (515) 993-3333
Facebook: anytimefitnessadel
Adel Partners Chamber of Commerce
Chamber Launches New Website

The Adel Partners Chamber of Commerce has launched its newly redesigned website:
Please check it out! As chamber members update their information on the new website, they will be able to include "Hot Deals" offers for the public.

By following the Chamber's Facebook page, you will see the "Hot Deals" as they are uploaded to the new website.

Chamber Membership Drive underway. Membership has its rewards. Morning Mixers (first Friday of the month) featuring a speaker to help grow personally or  your business.

Food for Thought events quarterly offered to members to fine tune knowledge. Dallas County Women of Achievement Awards to be highlighted in October.

Lots happening in Adel besides the Sweet Corn Festival and Free Friday Entertainment Series.

Join Us!

Adel Partners Website
Adel Partners Chamber of Commerce
PO Box 73, 301 S.
10th Street, 2nd Floor
Adel, IA 50003
Email: Chamber@AdelPartners.Org
Facebook: AdelPartnersChamberOfCommerce
Adel Public Library
February at the Adel Public Library

Ice Cream for Books! Our winter Family Reading Program is in full swing and we are having so much fun helping people beat the winter blues with great books!

There is still time to sign-up your family and enter the contest for a chance to win some great prizes. Your reading bingo sheets are due by Friday, February 18th.

This year's Grand Prize is a family season pass (up to four people) to either: Blank Park Zoo, Living History Farms, or the Science Center.

The Grand Finale of our program is a Game Night for adults and a PJ Party for kids!

Come to the library on Friday, February 19th and play board games while the kids enjoy games and a special story time. The fun starts at 6:00 pm!

Your library is excited to welcome Adel author Dr. Patricia Tice for a signing of her new book "Agi Manners - Essential Etiquette for Professional Success."

Dr. Tice will be at the library on Tuesday, February 9th from 3:00 to 6:00 pm to discuss her "must-have resource on dealing with people, different attitudes, behaviors in the world of agriculture."

Join us for our first annual For the Love of Soup fundraiser on Saturday, February 13th from 11:00 am to 1:00 pm.

For a free will donation, you can taste all the soup you'd like and use your pocket change to vote for your favorites.

Desserts will be provided by the Friends, and the winner of the contest will get a fun traveling trophy and all proceeds will benefit the Friends of Adel Public Library Foundation.

Children's activities are a great escape from these Arctic blasts!  In addition to our regular weekly activities we have five special kids' events in February:

We'll have a Valentine's Day themed Early Out Craft on Wednesday, February 3rd at 2:00 pm.

Did you know February 4th is International Harry Potter Book Night? Join us for wizardly games and witchy activities on Thursday, February 4th at 6:00 pm.

This month's Saturday Stories is all about those Minions, come have some wicked fun with Ms. Paula on Saturday, February 13th at 10:30 am.

The always exciting Critter Cindy from Dallas County Conservation will host a nature themed story time on Tuesday, February 16th at 10:30 am.

The library will have an Early Out Movie for all school-aged children on Wednesday, February 24th when we'll be watching "Minions."
We watch the movie on our big screen at 2:00 PM and popcorn will be provided.

90's movie nostalgia continues at our next Classic Movie Monday when we'll watch "Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves". Join us on Monday, January 8th at 2:00 pm; we'll bring the popcorn!

Our Book Clubs are always welcoming new people to our fun-filled discussions.

The Brown Bag Book Club meets on Thursday, February 13th at Noon while the Evening Book Club will meet on Thursday, February 27th at 7:00 pm and books for each group are always available at the library.

Have you ever needed a tool you really don't want to buy, or hosted an event and wished you had just one more table? Come and get some STUFF!

Our Stuff Shelf has an ever growing amount of stuff you can check out including; an American Girl Doll, a Telescope, a Projector, a Crock Pot, and so much more. Stop by the library and see what Stuff you might need.

Our New Year's Resolution is to update library cards and collect e-mail addresses to help us better serve you.

Please stop by or call the library and make sure your account information is up-to-date!

Your library will be closed in observance of President's Day on Monday, February 15th.

Information about the Adel Public Library and all of our clubs, events, and programs is available on our website at

Adel Public Library 
303 S. 10th Street 
Adel, Iowa 50003 
Phone: 515-993-3512 
Library Hours: 
Mondays and Fridays, 10 am to 5 pm 
Tuesdays through Thursdays, 10 am to 7 pm 
Saturdays, 10 am to 1:30 pm.  
Penoach Winery - Adel Iowa
Penoach Winery Opens Feb. 12th

After closing during January, Penoach Winery will reopen on February 12th.  

We will offer a Valentines special of a bottle of our Sweet Iowa Raspberry Wine and a small pack of Al Dente toffee for $13, packaged and ready for gift giving.  

Watch for our upcoming summer schedule coming out in March when you can view it on our website or pick one up at the winery.

Penoach Winery
Penoach Winery
26759 N Avenue
Adel, Iowa 50003
Phone: (515) 993-4374
Facebook: Penoach-Vineyard-Winery/245394812158686
ISU Ext Small Farm Conference
ISU Ext. Small Farms Conference Feb. 13

Small Acreage Owners Learn Ways to Boost Benefits of Rural Lifestyle

Inaugural Iowa Small Farms Conference to be held Feb. 13th.

Small farm and acreage owners are invited to attend the inaugural Iowa Small Farms Conference, scheduled for Feb. 13, 2016 in Ames, Iowa.

Keynote speaker Daniel Salatin of Polyface Farms will be featured along with a trade show, lunch and giveaways.

"The Iowa Small Farms Conference will be a great event for people who are excited to learn more about opportunities on their small farm or acreage," said Christa Hartsook, small farms program coordinator at Iowa State University Extension and Outreach. "With a wide variety of educational options, attendees can get the most out of their day by customizing the conference to fit their specific needs and interests."

The day will begin with an address from keynote speaker Daniel Salatin, a third generation farmer on Polyface Farms in Swoope, Virginia. Polyface Farms produces meat and produce for families, retail outlets and restaurants. Salatin has been involved in the farm since he was young and is now fully employed by the farm.

Five different educational sessions will be led by experts and offer a wide variety of information to attendees. Options will include orchard establishment, the Iowa Monarch Conservation Consortium, raising ancient grains, small-scale machinery sharing, taking your recipe to market and more.

A trade show at the conference will provide attendees with opportunities to network with companies. Prizes and giveaways will be featured at the end of the day, along with an ice cream social. The conference will be held in the Scheman building at Iowa State University on Feb. 13 from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.

For more information and to register, visit

ISU Ext Office - Dallas County Iowa
Christa Hartsook
Small Farm Sustainability Program Coordinator
Iowa State University Extension and Outreach
Phone: 515-294-4430

Dallas County ISU Extension Office
28059 Fairground Road
Adel, Iowa 50003
Phone: (515) 993-4281
Fax: (515) 993-1027
Facebook: isuextensiondallascounty
Brick Street Barbecue Adel Iowa
Smothered Baby Back Ribs for the Game

Serve smothered Baby Back Ribs at your "Big Game" party. Call Merle at Brick Street Barbecue. His technique results in the most tender, flavorful and delicious BBQ you'll find. Order by Wednesday the 3rd for pickup Friday. Your guests will thank you.

Brick Street Barbecue
29048 Prospect Ave * Adel, Iowa 50003
Phone: (515) 993-3049
Monthly Recipe DiscoverAdel
Recipe of the Month - D-Fence Dip

This year the NFL is celebrating 50 years of Super Bowl greatness. But it's not a real Super Bowl for me unless the Vikings are playing.

I remember watching the games with my brother over 30 years ago. He was a tall, lanky kid with more energy than he knew what to do with it.

Watching games with my brother made it feel like we were there. He would pace the floor, yell at the tiny screen, jump up and down throwing his long limbs across the room and agonizing with each foul. Even when it was inconceivable of a win, he stayed to the end of it loyal.

The half time show was him walking up and down the room, talking to himself about Minnesota's strategy for the second, continually half munching on chips and dip. The of Vikings never won but he always claimed there would be another one and we'd win it.

After he passed away football wasn't the same and I watched less and less. Then, 10 years ago, my daughter brought her boyfriend and eventual husband home to meet us. He was wearing a Viking jersey. Football became a regular Sunday tradition again. Now, I watch the games with my grandkids, each decked out in purple pride.

The son-in-law has a t-shirt with Viking colors and logo that says, "One more before I die." It makes me smile, knowing my brother would have approved.

The following recipe is one from my daughter's, D-Fence Dip it's perfect for the big day.


1/4 lb. Bacon
2 pouches Salmon
1 bunch Green Onions, diced
1 pkg Cream Cheese, room temp.
1/4 C.Plain Greek Yogurt
2 T. Mayonnaise
1 T. Garlic, minced
Spices: 1 tsp. each:
Lemon Zest
Garlic Powder
Onion Powder
Dill Weed
Cracked Black Pepper
Salt (Season based on your dietary needs)

Cook Bacon according to package. Set aside to drain on paper towels. Once cool, dice.
In a mixing bowl, whip Cream Cheese. Incorporate Plain Greek Yogurt and Mayonnaise a few tablespoons at a time.
Add minced Garlic and Spices, whip until well combined.
Fold Salmon into cheese mixture along with Green Onions and Bacon.
Chill at least 2 hours, better overnight.


Terry Traveler - This Day
Terry Traveler - Rites of Passage

Terry Taveler once again, glad to call you my loyal friends and family. Unfortunately that number has been fluxuating quite a bit these days. This time of year, at my age, the phone seems to ring every day telling me another person died. Not even my famous friends have been spared.
You learn to accept it, I suppose. When you irritate dictators, run away from bulls, and hang out with warlocks and rock stars all your life, death becomes a part of the norm. That doesn't mean it doesn't hurt and that doesn't mean it doesn't give me pause.
In that pause I think of many serious things: if I get murdered in the city would someone go revenging in my name, would candlelit vigils span the globe in every language; what will people think of me when they find that crate under my kitchen sink; will my executor know what to do with all my parkas?
The thoughts change tracks and I think of the funeral rituals I've witnessed world wide: the sacrifices of the Waponi Woo leaping into the volcano hopped up on orange soda, the elder tribesmen of the Southwest walking into the desert to let the buzzard have their meal, the VIP regatta/ funeral catered by "Shut Up and Eat" featuring mimes as waiters.
Naturally, my mind soon finds the memory of my distant cousin Frank's Sister-in-law's uncle's funeral where his family posed with the casket for pictures to use on the next holiday card before asking if the Funeral Director would change him into a tee shirt so they could return the new flannel button up for it's $12.99 value.
I then shake my head and start to think of my own arrangements, which have been laid out in pencil on a piece of yellow legal paper.
They are simple instructions for I am a simple person: let it be a merry event, filled with good food and drink; make sure I know where to find my towel. Make sure there are enough flaming arrows to sink the gasoline soaked coffin in the lifeboat, and a band of kazoos, didgeridoos, and bagpipes humming Amazing Grace. Follow the map in my desk to find the buried treasure to pay for it all, donate the parkas to science. Oh, and no pictures please. The mimes would be ok.
This is Terry Traveler saying let's just forget about that crate under the kitchen sink, its best left for the anthropologists to figure out.

Terry Traveller
Facebook: DiscoverAdel.Terry
Park Place Catering - Mardis Gras
Park Place Adult Prom Night Feb. 13th

Its that time of year again Park Place Catering presents Prom Night for Adults the theme this year is Mardi Gras!

The doors open February 13th, at 6 pm, dinner starts at 6:30 pm with two free drink tickets and a dance, a photo booth, and we will announce the King and Queen of 2016!

What a great Pre-Valentines weekend.

Call Brenna asap for your tickets at 515-371-1993

Park Place Catering - Adel Iowa
Park Place Catering
1015 Riverside Drive
Adel, Iowa 50003
Contact: Brenna Young
Phone: (515) 371-1993
Studio Q 360 - Valentines Day
Share the Love with Massage Packages from Studio Q 360

Each decorative gift bag includes a small box of Russell Stover Chocolates, your choice of handmade Lavender or Sandalwood Sugar & Salt Scrub, and massage Gift Certificate to Studio Q 360.

The Studio Q 360 difference is the combination of Relaxation and Deep Tissue massage techniques used by Katrina Brocka, LMT for a truly beneficial and therapeutic experience. Perfect for all the special people in your life.

Choose Your Size:

* 75 minute Massage, Large Sugar & Salt Scrub, Box of Chocolates- $69
* 45 minute Massage, Medium Sugar & Salt Scrub, Box of Chocolates- $39
* 30 minute Massage, Small Sugar & Salt Scrub, Box of Chocolates- $29
* Gift Certificates starting at $5

Studio Q 360 Massage Therapy - Adel Iowa
Pre-Order Your Valentine Packages Today!

Studio Q 360
Artisan Massage for Pain Relief and Relaxation
Katina Brocka, LMT
917 Main St.
Adel, IA 50003
Phone: (515) 689-4754
Facebook: StudioQ360
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