"Helping the World Discover Adel" Newsletter

Vol. 77 March 2015 
Dear Friend of Adel,  

One of the things that I love about Adel is the entrepreneurial spirit that runs through the community. We're very receptive to trying new things and giving folks a chance to try something new.

This month I had the pleasure of meeting Maggie Rooney. Followers of this Newsletter and our daily site will recognize Maggie as the woman who holds the health and yoga classes in Adel.

In addition to that she just opened Bohemian, an eco-boutique, here in Adel. It's a concept that reminds me of having three daughters and shared closets, except Maggie does the laundry and everything is put back on hangers.

Terry is back with another interesting take on history. The whole "history through the eyes of Terry" has taken on a life of it's own. Recently Terry has taken to long dissertations and calling me "Sherman". I blame it on a long winter and Netfix.

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


In This Issue
Maggie Rooney - Bohemian Eco-Boutique
LSB Insurance Offers Data Breach Protection
March Wednesday Night Suppers Menu
ISU Extension and Outreach News & Events
Adel Petty Officer Brenda Peshel Spotlighted
Brick Street Barbecue Time in the Snow
Adel Partners Annual Dinner Mar 24th
2015 Holy Week Services at Adel UMC
Adel Wellness Club at the Adel Library
Adel Waukee Fish Fry Fridays During Lent
Adel HealthMart
Around Town - Upcoming Events
BMaggie Rooney - Bohemian Eco-Boutique
Bohemian Eco-Boutique Adel IA
Maggie Rooney
Owner of Bohemian

Adel, Iowa may not be the first place you think about when it comes to the hotbed of the latest fashions and trends, but it certainly has started to take on those qualities in recent years!


Previously, we spoke with Shannon, owner of Next 2 New, a consignment store on Highway 6.  


This month, we are pleased to bring  

you an interview with owner Maggie Rooney of Bohemian, a new pop-up boutique and co-op housed within  

Next 2 New sporting a creative, colorful, and conscientious array of eco-friendly clothing and accessories for the trendy woman. 


Bohemian's co-op concept is new to the area, but has been popularized in big cities around the globe. For an initial investment, patrons may borrow 3 items from the inventory such as dresses, tops, bottoms, fashionable outerwear, jewelry and accessories.


You can use Bohemian as a pop-in store and walk away with three items to use for $20. Or you can become a member of the co-op. Those who pay $40 per month may visit 4x per month and borrow three accessories each visit. Or pay $60 per month for unlimited visits, each time picking out three items to borrow and return. Maggie launders each item before it is returned to the inventory for the next lucky person to borrow.  


This idea, similar to raiding your friend's closet for something "new" to wear, is helpful with regards to interviews and especially the upcoming wedding season.


Bohemian Eco-Boutique Adel IA

"Shannon and I had the idea, along with the green movement that has moved into Des Moines in the past few years, that there is a step beyond consignment if we evaluate the way we view fashion and the way we shop. We buy something, wear it once or twice, then we're over it and ready to move on. We thought, 'we might as well just rent it!' "


"With the summer season people may have 7-8 weddings to attend, realistically you aren't going to wear the same dress each time. This way, you can pick out something different to wear to each event."


Maggie handpicks the collection of available items with her great sense of the Bohemian style- often identified by a mix of fun patterns, creative color combinations, and a courageous vibe - and years of experience as a closet consultant. With a dedicated shopper, patrons are not encouraged to bring items to add to the collection.  


Instead, Maggie identifies well cared for, previously owned items along with new, one of a kind statement pieces that fit specific characteristics. There will be occasional items for sale as Maggie comes across great finds, such as boots or shoes.


Bohemian Eco-Boutique Adel IA  

The dedicated space creates a quaint, intimate shopping experience just this side of the Raccoon River. Next 2 New will still have consignment clothing for sale. The ability to borrow and buy from the same location make Bohemian and Next 2 New a great alternative to driving into the metro area for a touch of class.


Bohemian's collection will include clothing from XS-L, with accessories such as scarves and necklaces to fit all sizes. While the co-op trend may scream youth, Bohemian speaks to women of all ages who are courageous enough to let their clothing speak for its self.


Bohemian Eco-Boutique Adel IA  

"Bohemian is more of a personality - it would draw a confident woman who thinks about what they put on, who isn't afraid to let their outfit shine. I love seeing 70-80 year old women who are rocking the latest fashion- it draws a confident woman of any age."


Rooney chose to set up Bohemian as a cash-only business to create more mindfulness in how consumers spend their money, rather than following the trend of putting all purchases on credit.


"Bohemian was founded with a minimal investment, with items purchased from Goodwill, and its altruistic purpose is minimal impact on the planet while supporting the local community."


Maggie enjoys that she can help save someone from the hassles a trip to the metro may cause- from spending gas money to creating waste, to the time away from family- all in the name of fashion.


Maggie's personal philosophies stem from her family morals and have blossomed over the years as she received her BA from the University of Northern Iowa for Health Promotions with a double major in Women's Health and Wellness, as well as attending the Aveda school achieving her degree in Aesthetics.  


Maggie believes that health impacts every facet of a person's universe including finance, family dynamics, stress management, and the environment.


In addition to the new store, Maggie has brought several wellness opportunities to Adel since she moved to the community last year.  


Together with the Adel Public Library, Maggie has introduced various yoga classes and wellness programs such as Kids Yoga.


The Kids Yoga program isn't just about stretching and poses, it also incorporates stress management techniques, breathing exercises, and helps kids to better interact with one another, the community, and the environment.  


Bohemian Eco-Boutique Adel IAAdult yoga classes focus on the body parts often forgotten, such as stretching the hands, wrists, and feet, while working to counter the effects of what Maggie calls Desk Tension- or the stress that is generated by a sedentary office lifestyle.  


In May, Maggie will start a family yoga class to help bring family members together.


"I'm a big believer that the better we are to ourselves the better we are to everyone and everything around us."


From organic produce and locally purveyed daily products at Fareway, to the rush of activity when the Aquatic Center opens, Maggie genuinely loves her new home and continues to discover Adel's charm.  


She is especially excited to participate in the community garden and ride the Raccoon River Valley Trail this summer.


"For having such a small community we really have a lot of options. I like the feeling that people know my name, that we can have that connection, but I can still have my own world and my own life. I'm very grateful to be in Adel."


Bohemian - Located in Next 2 New 

215 South 6th St.
Adel, Iowa 50003

Phone: (515) 360-9850   




Open Friday and Saturdays 12-4pm

Closet consultations available by appointment only

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BMarch Wednesday Night Suppers Menu
Adel UMC Wednesday Night Suppers Everyone is invited to join the Adel United Methodist Church on Wednesdays during March for a Community meal.

Wednesday Evening Meals
  • March 4-Texas Hash, Corn, Salad, Rolls
  • March 11-Lasagna, Salad, Breadsticks
  • March 18-Corned Beef & Cabbage, Potatoes, Corn, Rolls
  • March 25-Potato Bar

Service is 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. This is a great break from meal planning, and is always a balanced, nutritious meal for you and your family.

If you have any questions about the meals, or if you would like to offer your help, please call (515) 993-3791.

Adel United Methodist Church
115 South Tenth Street
Adel, Iowa 50003
Phone: (515) 993-3791
Facebook: Adel-United-Methodist-Church
BISU Extension and Outreach News & Events
ISU Extension Dallas County Iowa
Local Food Growers to Meet March 3rd

ISU Local Food Growers to Meet
The Growing Food and Profit group will meet Tuesday, March 3, 2015 at 6:30 p.m. at the First Presbyterian Church, 1204 13th Street, in Dallas Center.

Anyone interested in growing or eating locally grown food is welcome to attend!

Bring a potluck dish to share and your own table service. Coffee will be provided.

The potluck meal will be followed by a "swap and share" session on water conservation methods that members have tried.

Attendees will share their experiences with plastic mulch, drip irrigation systems, mulching with various mediums, and rain water catchment methods.

For more information, please contact Linda Nelson at 515-491-3984 or Iowa State University Extension & Outreach in Dallas County sponsors this group.

Great Beginnings for Families March - April

Great Beginnings for Familes Great Beginnings for Families For parents of infants through preschoolers

Iowa State University Extension and Outreach's Great Beginnings for Families gives parents the skills they need to build a solid foundation for their child's early development.

"Being a good parent is what I have to do for the rest of my life. Quite frankly, no other job or task is more important," shared one Dallas County past participant.

"This class encouraged me to take a look at myself and evaluate the skills I have and to also learn new skills to help me be the dad I have to be for my kids."

A five-week skills building program for parents of infants through preschoolers, Great Beginnings will provides parents with the tools to build strong families, encourage learning through play, implement positive discipline and guidance as well as learn how to help their child cope with anger and conflict.

Sessions will be available in both English and Spanish and will take place Tuesdays, March 24-April 21 from 6-7:30 p.m. at the Perry Elementary School. The program will be facilitated by ISU Extension and Outreach Human Sciences Specialist Rosa Gonzalez and Extension Educator Lisa Mickelson.

Free child care is provided. For more information contact Lisa at (515) 993-4281 or or Rosa at (515) 490-2298 or Registration can be completed online by visiting

See the "Great Begginings for Families" Flyer.


Dallas County ISU Extension Office
28059 Fairground Road
Adel, Iowa 50003
Phone: (515) 993-4281
Fax: (515) 993-1027
BAdel Petty Officer Brenda Peshel Spotlighted on Navy Website
LS2 Brenda Peshel - Adel Iowa Adel resident and business owner, Logistics Specialist 2nd Class Brenda Peshel has been spotlighted on the Navy Outreach website by Ensign Marissa A. Cruz.

Excerpt: " In addition to her civilian career as a business owner, Brenda Peshel is committed to serving our nation as a member of the U.S. Navy Reserve."

Logistics Specialist 2nd Class Brenda Peshel is assigned to Navy Operational Support Center Des Moines. She is a 1989 graduate of Millersport High School and currently studies at Des Moines Area Community College.

When not completing Navy duties, attending classes or running her business, Peshel is active in her community as a member of the American Legion.

"I take all the experiences and training that I get in the Navy to help me run my business and volunteer in my community," explained Peshel.

Peshel's civilian career has greatly benefited her service in the Navy Reserve. Peshel's extensive auditing and bookkeeping experience in civilian life has supported her Navy responsibilities on several occasions.

Peshel's 20 years of accounting and business experience in her civilian career adds to her ability to support her unit in tracking members' activities. Similarly, her Navy Reserve experience and expertise in logistics have been vital assets to her career as a business owner.

Peshel's unit is SURGEMAIN, Naval Sea Systems Command's Reserve Component Navy shipyards workforce. In her role as a logistics specialist, she travels to Navy shipyards to work hand-in-hand with active duty Navy personnel and civilian counterparts to provide technical expertise and additional manpower in the surge of maintenance capability of the Navy Reserve.

Beyond the professional benefits of her service, there are special personal benefits she gains from her time in uniform as well.

"In the Navy Reserve, I have had the privilege and pleasure to meet and work with a lot of amazing people," shared Peshel.

Peshel had an 18-year break in service following her active duty time. During this period, she and her husband raised a family. However, once their three sons were grown, Peshel felt a desire to serve once again.

"I felt I had more to contribute to my country, and the Navy Reserve has allowed me to fulfill my desire to make a difference and help others," said Peshel. "The Navy Reserve has allowed me to serve our great country and still be close to my family and run my business."

Read full article here.

Captain's Quarters
807 Main Street
Adel, IA 50003
Phone: (515) 993-4417
Facebook: pages/Captains-Quarters/info
BBrick Street Barbecue Time in the Snow!
Brick Street Barbecue Adel Iowa With winter upon us it's time for some tasty  smothered Baby Back Ribs from Brick Street Barbecue. Order Today!

Call Merle from Brick Street Barbecue at (515) 250-1687. His technique results in the most tender, flavorful and delicious BBQ dining experience you'll find.

Brick Street Barbecue
29048 Prospect Ave
Adel, Iowa 50003
Phone: (515) 993-3049
BAdel Partners Annual Dinner Mar 24th
Adel Partners Chamber of Commerce The Adel Partners Chamber of Commerce is hosting their first Chamber Annual Dinner on Tuesday, March 24, 2015.

The event will be held at Park Place, 1015 Riverside Drive, in Adel. The event will begin with a social hour from 5:30 to 6:30 pm.

Dinner will be served at 6:30 pm followed by guest speaker "Iowa Boy" Chuck Offenburger.

The Adel Chamber Annual Dinner is an opportunity to celebrate the Chamber's accomplishments, highlight our plans for the future, and recognize some outstanding local businesses and volunteers.

This will be a fun, relaxed social event with awards and door prizes throughout the night.

Tickets are available at the Chamber office, located on the second floor of City Hall, and from all Chamber Board members.

The cost of the meal and entertainment is $25 per person, or reserve your own table of 8 for $250.

Questions may be directed to Adel Partners Chamber of Commerce, (515) 993-5472,

This is a community event and all are welcome to attend.

Adel Partners Chamber of Commerce
PO Box 73, 301 S.
10th Street, 2nd Floor
Adel, IA 50003
Email: Chamber@AdelPartners.Org
Facebook: AdelPartnersChamberOfCommerce
B2015 Holy Week Services at Adel UMC
Holy Week Holy Week March 29th - April 4th and Easter Sunday - April 5th.

During Holy Week we will have the following services at the Adel United Methodist Church.

Join us on Easter Sunday, and bring your friends and family with you as we celebrate the risen Lord!

The Worship Committee will host a delightful time of fellowship on this glorious day of the Christian calendar
April 5, 2015.

There will be pastries and juice and coffee/tea. Please join us in fellowship hall between services-9:30 a.m.

Holy Week Service Schedule:

Palm Sunday - March 29th
Parade of Palms at both worship services
8:30 and 10:30 a.m.

Palm Sunday Choirs Concert - 7:30 p.m. at St. John's Catholic Church

Maundy Thursday - April 2nd.
Service at 7:00 p.m.

Good Friday - April 3rd.
Service at 7:00 p.m.

Easter Sunday - April 5th.
Worship 8:30 and 10:30 a.m.

Adel United Methodist Church
115 South Tenth Street
Adel, Iowa 50003
Phone: (515) 993-3791
BAdel Wellness Club at the Adel Library
Adel Wellness Club Beginning in April, join us for the Adel Wellness Club.

The membership fee will be $40/month or $60/month for those wanting to attend the Saturday morning yoga class at the library.

The club will have all of the following components and will add more as the group dynamic unfolds: daily wellness tip emails, weekly community wellness activities, monthly touch-base/program update meetings at the library, a health/wellness book club, a monthly at-home workout routine, discounts at local wellness-minded businesses, and recipe swaps.

The first meeting, and official kick off, will be Saturday, April 11th from 10:00-Noon at the Adel Public Library. To pre-register, or to get more details, please email Maggie at

Maggie Rooney
Phone: (515) 360-9850

Location - Adel Public Library
310 S 10th St.
Adel, Iowa  50003
Phone: (515) 993-3512
BAdel Waukee Fish Fry Fridays During Lent
Fish Fry Knights of Columbus Feed Your Family for $25.

The Adel Waukee Knights of Columbus are serving their annual Lenten Fish Fry on the Friday's of Lent, Feb 20th, through March 27th.

Serving 5:00-7:30 p.m. at St. Boniface Parish Hall, 1200 Warrior Lane, Waukee Iowa.

Serving a Lenten Smorgasbord!

Baked and Fried Fish, Fried Shrimp, Pasta, Side dishes, breakfast potato and a drink. All served by the Knights Of Columbus.

$8 Adults
$4 Children ages 3-10
$25 immediate family maximum.

Adel Waukee Knights of Columbus
Adel HealthMart - Your Local First Stop!
Adel HealthMart Ad Our Adel HealthMart pharmacy specializes in serving our community with fast, friendly, professional service and the highest-quality health products.

You'll always work with somebody at our pharmacy who greets you by name, and our pharmacists take the time to counsel you and answer your questions.

Visit us for all your healthcare needs!

Check out our facebook page and while you are there be sure to "like" us!

Adel HealthMart - Adel IowaHours:
Monday-Friday 8:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Saturday 8:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Sunday: Closed

  Adel Health Mart
Phone: 515-993-3644
Fax :515-993-4714
After hours Emergency: 515-333-2959
Around Town
Spring Forward 2015 Day Light Savings Starts March 8th

Sunday, March 8th is the Official Start of Daylight Savings Time. Don't forget to move your clocks ahead 1 hour as we "Spring Forward".
Casa de Oro Adel iowa Casa de Oro Lenten Specials

Casa de Oro is offering daily specials throughout Lent. Check out all of their great selection of vegetarian and seafood menu items...   Continue reading
Adult Yoga - Adel Iowa
Adult Yoga at the Adel Library

Adult Yoga Classes will be offered at the Adel Public Library on Saturday mornings. Classes will be from 9:00 - 9:45 am, and the cost will be $50/month...  Continue reading
Healthy Living Adel Iowa
Healthy Living Series at the Library

Join us one Saturday a month from 10-noon for this workshop series designed to improve your health and your family's health.
The Series will be at...  Continue reading
Kids Yoga - Adel Iowa
Kids Yoga in Adel

Classes will begin Mondays in January from 4:00 - 4:45 pm at the Adel Public Library. Cost is $45/month, and space will be limited to...  Continue reading
Adel Masons  Breakfast Adel Masons 2nd Sunday Breakfast

The Adel Masons Breakfast is held on the Second Sunday of the month from 7 a.m. - 1 p.m. They feature omelets to order, biscuits and...  Continue reading
First Christian Church First Christian Church C.I.A. Youth Program Wednesdays

The Adel First Christian Church is hosting a new youth program called, C.I.A. (Christians In Action). Join us every Wednesday from...  Continue reading
Free Kids Closet - Adel, Iowa Free Kids Clothes Closet

Stop by the Kids Clothes Closet in Adel on the first and third Saturday of each month from 9-11:00 a.m. Find clothes for infants to...  Continue reading
Fusion Youth Misitry 2 New Youth Ministries at Fusion Church

Fusion Church in Adel, is introducing 2 new Youth Ministries.
Kids Connection - Connecting Kids to Christ is for grades 1 -5.
Spark Youth Ministry is for...  Continue reading
ADM Schools 2014 ADM Sports Schedule Posted

The Adel DeSoto Minburn (ADM) School's 2014 Sports Schedule of Events has been posted at Adel DeSoto Minburn CSD...   Continue reading 
Adel Quilting & Dry Gods Co. Adel Iowa Open Sew Friday at the Adel Public Library

Join Jacque Johnson, owner of Adel Quilting & Dry Goods Co., the 2nd Friday of each month at the Adel Public Library for Open Sew Friday! Participants may join...    Continue reading

Alzheimers Support Group Alzheimer's Support Group - 2nd. Thursdays

Join The Village at Legacy Pointe of Waukee for an Alzheimer's Support Group for family members and loved ones of those battling Alzheimer's and other ...   Continue reading 

Wednesday Night Suppers Adel UMC Wednesday Night Community Suppers

The Adel United Methodist Church welcomes everyone in the community to enjoy a meal and Christian fellowship each Wednesday from ... Continue reading
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Everyone at the library is excited for our Iowa's Hidden Treasures event this month with special guest Dan Kaercher.

Dan is a retired founding editor-in-chief of Midwest Living magazine and Iowa Public Television host.

He spent years traveling in almost every one of Iowa's 99 counties in search of close-to-home attractions and getaways to share with his loyal readers and viewers.

You'll be amazed to learn things you never knew about your own backyard during this event on Thursday, March 26th at 6:30 pm.

Dan Kaercher has many wonderful credentials under his belt.

On top of his award-winning media career at Meredith Corporation in Des Moines and being the founding editor-in-chief of Midwest Living magazine, he has also hosted Midwest Living Radio Magazine and he is the author of three books about the Midwest and Iowa: Best of the Midwest, Taste of the Midwest, and Parklands of the Midwest.

We hope you join us for this very informative and fun event. 

The Friends of the Adel Public Library Foundation are sponsoring this event; it is free and there is no registration required. 


As always, we have our Preschool Story Time on Mondays, Toddler Time on Tuesdays, and Music Time on Thursdays; all programs begin at 10:30 am.

Spring break is the week of the 16th and we will have regular story times except for Tuesday, March 17th - there will not be a story time on this day.

On Monday, March 16th we will have a very special story time, as Dallas County Conservation presents a program on Maple Syrup!

There will also be singing, dancing, and reading, so we hope you will join us.


Our Brown Bag Book Club will be held on Thursday, March 12th at 12:00 pm.

They will be discussing the book Riding the Bus With My Sister by Rachel Simon.

Our Evening Book Club will be held on Thursday, March 26th at 7:00 pm, and they will be discussing the book Orphan Train by Christina Baker Kline.


We will be showing a couple movies this month, as there is an Early Out Movie on Tuesday, March 10th at 2:00 pm. We will be showing Big Hero 6.

We will also have our Classic Movie Monday on Monday, March 9th at 2:00 pm.


There will be a Friends of the Adel Public Library Foundation meeting on Thursday, March 12th at 6:30 pm.

This meeting is open to the public and will be held in conference room 2 on the second floor.


March at the Adel Public Library is packed full of fun and we are excited for each and every day of it!

To keep up-to-date on all of the events, news, and programs, please check our website,,

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Library Hours:
Mon and Fri 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Tues - Thurs 10 a.m. - 7 p.m.
Saturday 10 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.

Adel Public Library

303 S. 10th St.
Adel, Iowa 50003
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Recipe of the Month
Monthly Recipe DiscoverAdel
Deli Pasta Salad

Like most families, we are very particular about our salads. It doesn't matter if we are talking about my side of the family or my wife's, or for that matter her grandmother's or mine; there is only one "genuine" recipe for any given potluck salad.


I've talked about this before - my daughters have been tricked in the past to try fruit dairy mayo combinations thinking it was cool whip based. And the classic, how much mustard goes in potato salad and if it's kosher to add pickle relish. 


As a result, they each sign up to bring something to family gatherings that they know they will enjoy.


They've been coming up with new concoctions recently as everyone once again focus on wellness now that spring and summer approach.  


Drawing on past restaurant and deli experiences, the girls have put together a cool, crisp salad that has something in it for everybody.  


And it's easily modified to fit your personal dietary wishes.


Kitchen Tip: Have you tried sweet mini peppers?  


With varying sizes and multiple colors in a package, you can mix and match flavors and often times, save over the price of large bell peppers.

Deli Pasta Salad






Sweet Mini Peppers



Cherry Tomatoes

Green Olives

Black Olives

Shrimp, de-tailed, deveined,  and pre-cooked

Italian Dressing

Ranch Packet

Parmesan Cheese, optional



Prepare the Tortellini according to package instructions. When finished, rinse in cold water and set to the side.


Kitchen Tip: Throw precooked, frozen Shrimp into the boiling water before you drain it and blanch until Shrimp is pink in color, about 3-5 minutes. Drain, rinse, and set aside.


Meanwhile, rinse and prep vegetables.  


Quarter the Celery and Carrots lengthwise; dice them into small cubes.  


Cut the mini peppers into thin strips or rings. De-seed if you wish.  


With a paring knife, cut the Cauliflower and Broccoli into very small florets.


In a large bowl, combine the Italian Dressing and Ranch Packet.

Then add drained Olives, Pasta, Shrimp, and Vegetables. Stir to combine.

Top with Parmesan Cheese if desired.
Flavored Feta works well also.

Holiday Flags
Proud American

The Adel Lions will place a flag on your property for these holidays: Memorial Day, Flag Day, 4th of July, Labor Day and Veteran's Day.

The cost for this great service is just $20 for the year.

The Lions and the Adel Boy Scouts make the journey early in the morning setting up the flags and later in the evening they gather them.

The proceeds go to the good causes that the Lions Club do
in Adel.

Terry Traveller -
This Day in History
Terry Monopoly

Dear fellow traveler ~

Did you know that Monopoly - that wonderful game of slumlords and Rockefellers alike - celebrates its birthday on March 13th?

Now technically, the game has had many birth dates.

Originally, it was created as means of illustrating that paying rent was good for the landlord, but not the tenant.

According to the "interwebs", those invisible tacticians providing us with what we now call history, the game was originally called The Landlord's Game circa 1903.

It was the first board game to use continuous play, with no designated end, and was the first to allow "ownership" of a board spaces without requiring the player to remain on the space to continually claim it.

The hope was to illustrate financial health: running around town, buying up properties with a set bank roll that only increased on the off chance that a player landed and owed you rent.

With the only goal of acquiring more and more while wiping out the bank accounts of others, it became apparent how ruthless the real life scenario had become.

To be fair, the creator of The Landlord Game tried to sell the idea to Parker Brothers but they said no.

As with any creative endeavor, if someone has thought of it once, you can bet others were having the same original thoughts around the world.

Somehow, Parker Brothers came to create Monopoly without retribution of The Landlord Game, but other game creators sued decades later instead.

It became a matter for the courts, and countless hours were spent recreating Monopoly's 50+-year history for the official records.

The company eventually won, sometime around 1980 or so, splitting hairs as to ownership of the name and concept to Parker Brothers, and other elements registered to the game itself.

Comical that a game meant to simulate the negative aspects of modern economy would be so involved with the growing litigious economy of the 1970s and 80s.

Today the game has indeed, become a monopoly.

There are countless spinoffs of the title, with specific design elements to please the collector of just about anything.

Like the show American Choppers- they have a version for you.  Indiana Jones fans- they have one for you too.

Unfortunately the state of Iowa does not have its own version, like Illinois does, but the town of Cedar Rapids, Iowa can claim an edition.

Some sources state there is an Iowa Hawkeyes/ Iowa Cyclone
s version but again, this is Internet conjecture.

The modern era has brought about a new age in Monopoly with the use of credit cards instead of game cash.

Again created to outline the perils of purchasing on credit, it seems instead to once again reinforce negative spending habits rather than quash them.

So this month sit down with the family and pull out whatever version of Monopoly you have, argue over who gets to be the shoe, the thimble, or the dog, ect. and use it as an opportunity to think about the current state of your financial affairs, and maybe think twice before buying that Baltic Avenue estate!

This is Terry Traveler saying, it may not be true, but it might as well be.


Terry Traveller
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Construction is underway on the Adel downtown Facade Improvement Project and is expected to continue through the spring.
All participating businesses will be open during construction. Please help support them during this process.

City of Adel
301 S. 10th Street
Adel, Iowa 50003
Phone: (515) 993-4525
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