Vol. 42 April 2012
Dear Friend,

It's been a busy time here at the office! We've been hustling to get the newsletter finished and report on all of the activities here in Adel. Each month seems to get bigger and our mailing list keeps growing. Thank you for such a great reception!

We'd like to make a special request on behalf of the good folks at Adel HomeCare Services Inc., as they ask for volunteers. A donation of time would go a long way to help them further their cause of caring.

Amongst the hustle, we welcome two new businesses to Adel, Route 169 Burgers & BBQ and Edge Computing & Networking.

This month we have April Specials from Adel Winterset TV & Appliance, news from  River Valley Golf Course, The Zombie Apocalypse, A Taste of Spring with Brick St. BBQ, the latest events from Around Town, news and events from the Adel Public Library, a Recipe from Home, and much more!

Have a great April and Easter. We look forward to seeing you in Adel this month!



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In This Issue
Steve Collins -...Route 169 Burger & BBQ
Adel Winterset TV & Appliance
New to Adel - Edge Computer & Networking LLC
2012 John D. Gomke Charity Golf Classic
Zombie Apocalypse at ADM High School
River Valley Golf Course - 2012 Preview
Brick Street BBQ - Spring Cravings!
Call for Volunteers - Adel HomeCare Services
Brick St. Books & Cafe
Adel Public Library
Recipe of the Month
What is DiscoverAdel.Com
BSteve Collins - Route 169 Burger & BBQ

Route 169 Burgers & BBQ, Adel Iowa

We would like to welcome Route 169 Burgers & BBQ to Adel.
Route 169 Burgers & Cafe, Adel Iowa
L-R: Steve Collins, Lisa Collins, Dana Collins, Doug Collins

Brothers Steve and Doug Collins and wives Lisa and Dana are in the last days of putting the final touches on their new restaurant Route 169 Burgers & BBQ.

We got a chance to talk with Steve Collins about his family's new restaurant.

Located at the corner of Highway 169 (Kinnick Dr.) and Court St. in the former Breadeaux building. They've been busy renovating the building with a racing theme and a focus on the Adel community.

Steve and Lisa have lived in Adel for 18 years. He is an Area Manager for Performance Foods and he is using his background of opening restaurants.

When the building became available, Steve contacted his brother Doug, who was living in Texas, that he needed to come to Adel and that they needed to open a restaurant together.

As we were talking people stuck their heads in to see how the construction was going. Lisa commented that "We've had a fantastic response from folks".

As a former Adel Boy Scout leader and coach, Steve wants the restaurant to be kid friendly and a good experience for all.

There are plans for a $20.00 punch card that kids can use for 5 meals. Each meal will consist of a 169 Burger, chips and a pop or shake.

The new restaurant will serve Mexican, Loose meat sandwiches, and BBQ with weekend specials of Prime Rib, Smoked Seafood as in season, and BBQ. The smoker will use Templeton rye whiskey barrel wood to season the BBQ.

There will be tortilla chips and homemade salsa served with the dinners.

When asked about the menu, Steve's response was to smile and say "No fried foods. We want it be as healthy as possible and it will still taste good. We'll have a few vegetarian offerings and we're looking to add organic (meals) down the road".

Doug hinted that there is secret rub for the smoker and that they will offer a signature BBQ sauce.

They are planning to offer meals starting in the $5-$6 range and up with Free lunch delivery to the downtown square area.

With two big screen televisions, pinewood derby display, local memorabilia and a definite racing theme of red, white, and black, the cafe will be a great place to stop at on the way out to the fairground races this summer.

Please watch for updates on the DiscoverAdel daily site as they get closer to opening the doors around April 14th.


Route 169 Burgers & BBQ
118 N 8th St
Adel, IA 50003

BAdel Winterset TV & Appliance
Adel Winterset Appliances, Adel Iowa


Adel Winterset Appliances, Adel IowaCentral Air Checkup Time

Now is a good time to call Adel Winterset TV & Appliance to schedule your Central Air Check before you turn it on for the Summer.

This Summer promises to be a hot one.

We do a through once over on your Central Air unit to ensure you're prepared for the hot days ahead.

Beat the rush and schedule early!


Adel Winterset Appliances, Adel IowaBedding Sale

Come and see our NEW! Bedding Department.

There's still time to get in on the kick off specials.

Are you looking for the most comfortable nights sleep without the hassle of buying from the big box store?

Many sizes to choose from to fit your sleeping needs.

We deliver, set up and haul the old off at no charge.


Adel Winterset Appliances, Adel IowaBOOMZ Speakers

Want great sound at a great price in a small space?

BOOMZ Audio is the revolutionary new mini speaker that allows you to play music (MP3) with any smart phone, media device, laptop, or tablet anywhere, anytime.

We have these cool little speakers for $39.95. Stop in today and give a listen.

Adel Winterset TV and Appliance
916 Main St.
Adel, Iowa 50003
Phone: (515) 993-5287


Edge Computer & Networking LLC

Edge Computer & Networking LLC  - Adel Iowa

We would like to welcome Edge Computer & Networking LLC to Adel.

Terry Burns, and his wife have started a new Computer and Network business in Adel.

Their shop is located just East of Adel across from Monarch Windows. They offer Computer and Network support to the surrounding areas.

Monday - Friday 9:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Saturday - 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Sunday - Closed
(After hours availability upon request)

Edge Computer & Networking LLC
26378 289th Place suite B
Adel, Iowa 50003
Phone: (515) 720-5429


2012 John D. Gomke Charity Golf Classic
John D. Gomke Golf Tornament
The 3rd Annual John D. Gomke Charity Golf Tournament is set for Saturday, June 18th.

The 2012 tournament will be held at Lake Panorama National Golf Course at Lake Panorama.
  • 4-Person Best Shot
  • Lunch
  • Cash Prize
  • 7 a.m. and 1 p.m.Tee Times
  • Two Flights (both tee times)
  • Silent Auction
  • And Much More...
Spouse and Kids need something to do that day? They are welcome to come enjoy the beach and or pool while you golf!

We are looking forward to you joining us and making our 3rd Year the best!

John D Gomke Golf ClassicWatch John's website for more information about prizes, silent auction items, registration and more!

Contact us for Sponsorship Opportunities.

Questions please call 515-314-9171


BZombie Apocalypse at ADM High School
Zombie Apocalypse - Adel Iowa

ADM Actors to Perform "Zombie Apocalypse".

Directed by Molly Longman, "Zombie Apocalypse" by Michael Soetaert will be presented by ADM students at the Adel High School.

Zombie Apocalypse is a modern fast paced comedy that takes place on a low budget "Zombie" movie set.

As the actors and crew try to determine who's dead and who's alive, throw in a love story and a few dance steps.

This promises to be a great show and one you don't want to miss!

Public Performances:
Friday, April 13th at 7 pm
Saturday, April 14th at 7 pm
Sunday, April 15th at 2 pm.

Ticket prices:
$3 for students - $5 for adults

ADM High School
801 Nile Kinnick Dr S
Adel, Iowa 50003
Phone: (515) 993-4283

BRiver Valley Golf Course - April Update
River Valley Golf Course - Adel Iowa

As we are going into April, we are very excited out here at River Valley.  The grass is growing, trees are budding, and the colors are in full force. It is difficult to believe that it is still early in the season when the course is looking this nice already. 

This is a great time to come out and play!  We have some great Spring Rates right now that will last until May. With all the beautiful scenery around the course, our clubhouse is a great place to host your next event. 

We have a banquet setup that is perfect for graduation open houses, meetings, rehearsal dinners, wedding receptions, and any other type of party or event.  Please feel free to stop out or give Roxanne a call today for more details. 

We also are getting ready to start our Men's League for the 2012 Golf Season.  Our league starts April 10th, and we currently have spots available but are filling up quickly.  It is a fun, competitive league at a great price!  If you are interested, please call us or check out our website for more details. 

We are also getting ready for our Ladies' Night on Thursdays. This will begin on May 31st and last through August 2nd. If any of you ladies are looking for a fun night out on the course, this is the league for you. So get your group of ladies together and give us a call! 

We have many great events scheduled already for this coming season, and are adding more all the time.  Please check out our website, and our Facebook page for events, updates, and specials.

We look forward to seeing you on the tee,


River Valley Golf Course, Adel IACurt Wahlert
General Manager

River Valley Golf Course
22927 Valley View Trl
Adel, Iowa 50003
Phone: (515) 993-4029
Brick Street BBQ - Spring Cravings!
Brick Street BBQ - Adel, Iowa


Start Your Spring Right!

Spring is here and no doubt your taste buds are calling for BBQ... Brick Street Barbecue.

Call Merle by Wednesday and your order will be ready for pick up on Friday.

We also do catering! Reserve a date now for your next special event or when you have a craving for finger licking barbecue.


Brick Street Barbecue
29048 Prospect Ave
Adel, Iowa 50003
Phone: (515) 993-3049
Email: Email Merle Here
Website: www.BrickSt


BCall for Volunteers - Adel HomeCare Services
Dallas County Home Care - Adel Iowa

Do you believe in helping at the local level right here in Dallas County?

Are you able to step up and help once in a while when there's a need presented to you?

We are in need of some Volunteers to deliver Meals On Wheels in the Adel area.

We are also in need of cash donations for the "community based" services we provide, that keep our county residents in their own homes as opposed to nursing homes and other facilities.

HomeCare Services, Inc. believes in providing personalized and "community based" services focusing on independence, dignity, and a higher quality of life for the people of Dallas County, which includes the elderly and the challenged.

If your church or business is able to step up and help, please let us know.

If you and your family can step up and help, please contact HomeCare, 515-993-4531, ext. 6, any time if you're able to "pass it forward."

Homecare Services of Dallas County
101 N 9th St.
Adel, Iowa 50003
Phone: (515) 993-4531 Ext. #6
BBrick St. Books & Cafe is Now Open Sundays
Optimae Lifeservices - Brick St. Books & Cafe

Brick St. Books & Cafe is Now Open Sundays from 8:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. as you swing by to get that great cup of coffee to start your day.

Then stop back for lunch. We've added a New Daily Special to the menu along with New Breakfast Items.

We will be celebrating the Easter Holiday with fresh baked Easter cookies.

Brick St. Books & CafeNew Hours:
Monday - Friday: 7:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Saturday - Sunday: 8:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.

Brick Street Books and Cafe
803 1/2 Main St.
Adel, Iowa 50010
Phone: (515) 993-1811
Fax: (515) 993-4975
Around To
HomeCare Services Inc. Adel IowaFarmer's Market Applications Now Available for Seniors

The 2012 Senior Farmers' Market Nutrition Program applications are here, and it's time to start taking applications. Applications can be obtained through... Continue reading

Adel Parks & RecAdel Park and Rec. Events for April 2012

Umpires Needed for Youth Baseball & Softball Games... Continue
Pitch, Hit, and Run Competition in Adel - April 21st...  Continue

Adel Community GardenReserve a Spot in the 2012 Adel Community Garden

The Adel Community Garden will assign garden plots on Saturday, April 14th at 11:00 a.m. The garden is located to  

next to Harvey's Greenhouses in Adel... Continue reading 

Yoga Classes Offered in Adel, IowaYoga Class in Adel - Wed. Evenings Feb 29th - April 4th.

A New Year brings a new session of yoga classes in Adel. Class meets at the Raccoon Community Bank House, 11th and Main Street, on Wednesday evenings starting... Continue reading

Womens Club Salad LuncheonAdel Women's Club Spring Salad Luncheon April 2nd.

The Adel Women's Club will be having their Spring Salad Luncheon on Monday, April 2nd from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.  

at the Adel United Methodist Church...  Continue reading 

Free Kids Closet - Adel, Iowa Free Kids Clothes Closet

Kids Clothes Closet is here to help with free clothing! Stop by the Kids Clothes Closet in Adel on the first and third Saturday of each month from 9-11am... Continue reading
Garden Gate Antiques Adel IAGarden Gate Antiques - Occasional Sale Weekend - 15th

Garden Gate Antiques  has changed formats to being an Occasional Store. Now Open One Weekend a Month from 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. to better serve customers...  Continue reading
Dallas County Food Preparation 101 - Adel, IowaLearn How to Have a Homegrown Lifestyle

Adel, Iowa - Iowa State University Extension and Outreach is offering a course for folks who want to reconnect with the land, grow food for their own use and create a ...   Continue reading
SunnyBrook Easter Egg Hunt Adel IowaEaster Egg Hunt at Sunnybrook in Adel - April 16th

Help  the Kids Celebrate Easter in Adel with a fun Egg Hunt!
Sunnybrook of Adel will be having a community-wide Easter Egg Hunt on Saturday, April 16, 10 to 11 a.m....   Continue reading

Check out the full list of events on the Calendar.
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The Adel Public Library has received funding from Humanities Iowa, a private, non-profit state affiliate of the National Endowment for the Humanities, to host a presentation called "Theodore Roosevelt: Rough Rider President" by Darrel Draper at approximately 1 p.m. on Saturday, April 7 in the Adel Public Library community room.
The program will follow the Annual Friends of the Library Luncheon which will begin at noon

The doors will open at 11:30 a.m.

Reservations can be made at the front desk or by calling the library at 993-3512. 

Deadline is Thursday, April 5. 

The program is open to the community.

Hospice Bereavement Counselor Char Gustafson will give a program on Thursday, April 5 at 6:30 p.m. in the library community room. 

Char will discuss the healing process following a death and will lead the group in special activities. 

Call the library for more information.

The library staff is now accepting donations of books for the Annual Used Book Sale in August and items for the next garage sale set for Friday and Saturday, May 25-26.

Other adult activities:
 Scrapbooking, Friday
 April 6 at 6 p.m. 
Bring a project to work on and a snack to share.

Brown Bag Book Club, Thursday, April 12
at noon. 
Read "Wish Club" by Kim Strickland.

Evening Book Club, Thursday, April 26
at 7 p.m. 
Read "The Lace Reader" by Brumonia Barry.

Exercise three mornings a week from 9 to 9:30 a.m. 
FREE!  Pick up a schedule of days at the front desk.  Heart healthy aerobic exercise! 

Come and get fit for Spring!
Preschool Story Time (Mondays) and Toddler Time (Tuesdays) will continue at 10:30 a.m. 

Music time on Thursdays has been temporarily discontinued but will be held every other week during Monday and Tuesday story times.

Call the library for more information.


Library hours are:
Mon. and Fri. 10am-5pm
Tues. -Thurs. 10am-7pm
Sat. 10am-1:30pm

Laura Guth-Hanson
Youth Services Librarian
Adel Public Library
303 S. 10th St.
Adel, Iowa 50003

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Recipe of the Month
DDiscover Chef

We had been married about two weeks when Lori said she was hungry for Lefse.

I had no idea what Left-Sa was, but smiled and said "Ok".

I gathered it was a sweet treat of some sort, but questioned that when she got out the potatoes.

To my surprise she turned mashed potatoes into a flat bread that she grilled, buttered and dipped in sugar.

They were quite tasty!  

Although this is the long version, we've made it with extra mashed potatoes as well, skip the butter, salt, and cream as it's already there.


6 c. Riced Potatoes.
2 C. Flour
1 T. Kosher Salt
2 T. Sugar
1/4 C. Butter
1/2 C. Heavy Whipping Cream

1. Peel and boil the potatoes until done.

2. Drain potatoes, and "rice" them, mashing them works also.

3. Slice butter, add to potatoes, stir.

4. Set aside to cool.

5. Cover and chill in fridge overnight.

6. Take out of fridge and crumble the potatoes.

7. Add the whipping cream, salt, sugar and flour.

8. Stir until crumble stage.
Kneed 10-12 times until smooth.

9. Use a 1/4 cup measuring cup to make round patties.

10. Set patties on cookie sheet to rest.

11. Lightly flour pastry board.

12. Use rolling pin to roll out 1/4 inch thin sheets.

13. Alternate rolling direction to keep round shape.

14. Use spatula to transfer to slightly greased grill.

15. Cook 30 - 45 seconds on first side, dough will bubble when ready to flip.

16. Repeat for second side.
Transfer leafs to a towel and cover.

17. Repeat steps for remaining dough.

Allow to cool. Butter the leafs, roll em up and dip them in sugar.

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