"Helping the World Discover Adel" Newsletter
Vol. 68 June 2014
Dear Friend of Adel,

One of the grand kids decided to help his folks paint, he's almost three. At that age they move like Ninjas and are "helping" before you realize it. He was covered in paint in seconds.

I was reminded of when the girls were 6, 7, and 9. We were making them each a tool box from my Grandfather's pattern. It was going well and I went upstairs to refill my coffee. I came back in to see one stirring a can of paint with a screwdriver. Another one nailing a screw and one had drowned a paint brush up to the handle.

After a clean up and speech on the proper care and maintenance of tools, I set them on the steps with orders to not move. I walked up the steps to wash the brush. At the top of the stairs Lori meets me with a grin. She had heard the whole thing. " I bet your dad is in heaven laughing about this!" 

Suddenly memories of the same speech came back to me as I saw my dad shaking his head and telling me to not touch his stuff if I wasn't going to treat it right. The image of him sitting on a bleacher in heaven watching the events as they unfold and then elbowing the saint next to him and saying "You're right Pete, best seats in the house."  made me laugh.

Lord knows the things I did to his stuff. His patience was legendary. I threw the brush away and went down the steps laughing and gave them hugs.

Now it's my turn to smile as I hear about the grand kids. I imagine my Dad is laughing too. So, to all Dad's this June, have a Happy Father's Day and Thank you!
This month we had the pleasure of talking with Nancy Beechum, CPA, PLC about her new business in Adel. Nancy and her husband are also pioneers in a new Iowa crop.
Terry returns again this month, with another "interesting" view of events. I've really got to talk Terry into decaf.
So grab a cup of coffee, there is a lot to cover this month and we look forward to seeing you in Adel.


In This Issue
Nancy J. Beechum, CPA, PLC
LSB Insurance Offers You Freedom of Choice
Adel Family Dentistry Welcomes Katie Nagel
Free Friday - Matt Woods & The Thunderbolts
All Iowa Wine Festival...- June 21st
Adel "Fire Ball" Fundraiser - June 7th
June Events - ISU Extension and Outreach
Little Sisters Outdoor Quilt Show June 14th
John D. Gomke Charity Golf Classic June 14
2 Summer Concerts This June at Penoach
Terry Traveller - This Day in History
Special Olympics All-Wheel Show June 7th
Old Glory Day Poker Run June 14th
Brick Street Barbecue Time
Adel HealthMart
Around Town - Upcoming Events
Adel Public Library
Nancy J. Beechum, CPA, PLC
Nancy J. Beechum, CPA, PLC Adel Iowa
Nancy J. Beechum, CPA, PLC Adel Iowa
Nancy J. Beechum, CPA, PLC

This month we spoke with Certified Public Accountant Nancy Beechum about her new business in Adel, located on Highway 6.


For the past 25 years Nancy Beechum has been a certified public accountant, or CPA. After high school, Nancy was drawn to accounting as a field that would allow her to own and operate her own business.  


Fate would lead her down different paths to expand her experience to cover everything from personal accounting to small business accounting for restaurants, retail, health care, and non-profit groups.


Nancy was a partner working in a small tax firm in Urbandale before she took a side-trip working at Midland International Tileworks in Redfield. Nancy then returned to public accounting before moving into non-profit finance to become the Finance Director for Primary Heath Care, Inc.  


CPAs have 40-hours of continuing education requirements each year. Nancy decided she did not want her CPA license to lapse - it was not required of her new position - so she maintained her education. This helped Nancy transition smoothly back into public accounting when she was ready.


Nancy J. Beechum, CPA, PLC Adel Iowa
Office at 608 Greene St. Ste 1

In January 2014 she was able to see her youthful dream realized when she opened her own business and "hung her shingle" in Adel, becoming a member of the American Institute of CPAs and the Iowa Society of CPSs.


Nancy and her husband Richard moved to a small farm south of Adel in 2007.  


It was the proximity to Des Moines, friends, and small town charm that drew the couple to Adel, as well as an open position for Richard as the Transportation Director at the ADM School District.


Nancy's practice focuses primarily on small business accounting and taxes, as well as corporate and individual income tax preparation.  


Nancy states that people often misunderstand the true scope of analysis she can provide, both for individuals and businesses.


Individuals often forget about their taxes until January. But there are numerous events that occur throughout the year that may impact the amount of taxes owed, to you or the government. Big changes such as marriage, children, and death are common knowledge, but did you know that taking on a second job, winning a contest, getting a raise or receiving inheritance could bump you into a higher tax bracket?


Nancy also suggests that individuals review the manner in which they plan for January tax season. Perhaps you view your tax return as a savings account, paying more throughout the year and banking on a large return in the spring.  


For some, it might be more beneficial to pay less in taxes each paycheck - resulting in more money in your pocket now, and a smaller return. Other families may need to pay a few dollars more per pay period to help reduce the amount of taxes owed at year-end.  


Nancy states, "it's a balancing act. If you're struggling to pay bills each month or something changes in your life, you might want to talk to an accountant. Accounting and taxes aren't age dependent. It's more what's going on in your life that makes an impact."


For many business owners understanding the financial aspects of their business goes beyond balancing the checkbook. Nancy helps prepare monthly, quarterly, and annual financial statements and budgets, handles payroll taxes and filings, and can provide cash flow and budget analysis.  


Whether your company is planning to open a new location or buy new equipment, Nancy can provide a fresh prospective and insight to help you make informed decisions and plan for the future.

Aronia berries
Nancy and Richard grow Aronia berries

When Nancy is out from under her "little green visor", she and her husband like to spend time with their children and grandchildren. They are also farmers, growing aronia berries, a new niche crop to Iowa that is changing the agricultural landscape. Aronia berries are high in antioxidants and until recently, were not grown in North America. Last year, Nancy and Richard saw their first crop, amounting to 400 pounds of aronia berries and are excited for this year's return, hopefully producing more than 1,000 pounds of berries.


Choosing an accountant is an important step towards becoming aware of your finances, but what makes one accountant better than another? Nancy states, "Accounting is about trust. I don't go home and talk about my clients, and people don't need to worry that their personal information is being shared. To be honest, I would much rather talk about the funny little kids Richard gets to see each day! And businesses don't need to worry - I'm not planning on retiring any time soon."


Nancy is currently taking new accounts and is looking forward to a long, fruitful career in Adel. Her doorway is always open, but for best results, please call ahead to schedule an appointment with Nancy to discuss your personal and professional finances.


Nancy J. Beechum, CPA, PLC

608 Greene St. Ste 1

Adel, IA 50003

Phone: (515) 993-4556 



BLSB Insurance Offers You Freedom of Choice
LSB Insurance Lori and Josh with LSB Insurance are your local Trusted Choice - Independent Insurance Agents. 

Providing unbiased and unparalleled service from quote through claims.

Unlike other insurance agents, they have the freedom to competitively shop multiple insurance carriers and put together a plan that can save you money.

Exercise your Freedom to Choose today - Call Lori or Josh to discuss your Auto, Home, Life, and Business insurance needs.

Adel LSB Insurance - Freedom of Choice Lincoln Savings Bank - LSB Financial
805 Main Street
Adel IA 50003
Office: 515-253-9475
Office: 800-361-1558
Fax: 515-253-9502
Lincoln Savings Bank, Member FDIC
BAdel Family Dentistry Welcomes Katie Nagel
Adel Family Dentistry - Adel Iowa Dr. Kelly and Erin Sedars are pleased to announce the addition of Dr. Katie Nagel to their team at Adel Family Dentistry.

Dr. Nagel is an Iowa native who trained at The University of Iowa College of Dentistry. She will be joining the practice in June.

Adel Family Dentistry, P.C.
Dr. Kelly Sedars, D.D.S.
1202 Greene St. * Adel, Iowa 50003
Phone: (515) 993-3701
Facebook: Adel-Family-Dentistry-PC
Free Friday - Matt Woods & The Thunderbolts
Adel Partners Free Friday Event

Adel's festival season is underway with the Free Friday Entertainment Series.  


Every fourth Friday from April to August, Adel Partners Chamber of Commerce, along with other local sponsors, will host FREE community stage events.  


These events will be BYOB...that's Bring Your Own Basket of snacks, food, regular or adult beverages.  


No food or drinks will be sold but you are encouraged to pick up dinner from a local restaurant before the show begins.    

Make sure to bring your friends and family to the Adel Stage located at the corner of 10th and Main, and don't forget your lawn chairs!


Please join the Adel Chamber on June 27th for a night of the blues. Matt Woods and the Thunderbolts with Rob Lumbard will be playing at the Adel Stage from 7:00-10:00 p.m. This is a family-friendly event co-sponsored by Horizon Printing. We hope to see you there!


Adel Partners Chamber of Commerce
301 S. 10th St.
PO Box 73
Adel, Iowa 50003
Phone: (515) 993-5472
All Iowa Wine Festival - June 21st
Adel All Iowa Wine Festival

The 8th Annual All Iowa Wine Festival is scheduled for Saturday, June 21st.  


This is an annual event celebrating  

the works of Iowa's vineyards.  


This year's event includes seven  

wineries from throughout Iowa and  

two local food vendors.  


Your $20 admission includes a commemorative wine glass for wine sampling and a coupon for $5 off a  

bottle of wine.  


Prize drawings will take place  

throughout the night.  


Please join us at the Adel Stage from 4:00-9:00 p.m. to enjoy wine, food,  

and live music by the El Dorados.




Adel Partners Chamber of Commerce
301 S. 10th St.
PO Box 73
Adel, Iowa 50003
Phone: (515) 993-5472
BAdel "Fire Ball" Fundraiser - June 7th
Adel FireBall Fundraiser - Adel Iowa Support the Adel Volunteer Fire Department on June 7th by attending the "Fire Ball" Fundraiser.

Organized by Brenna Young of Italian Villages and Park Place Catering, the festivities run from 8:00 p.m. to Midnight at Park Place Catering 1015 Riverside Dr. Adel Iowa. Come show your support!

Adel Fire Department
PO Box 127
Adel IA 50003
BJune Events - ISU Extension and Outreach
ISU Extension Dallas County Iowa ISU Ext Rockets Away
Rockets Away June 11th -12th

Blast off toward an action-packed adventure in math, engineering, aerospace, and physics with this study of rocketry science.

Waukee Parks & Rec along with ISU Extension and Outreach of Dallas County come together to bring you, "Rockets Away!"

Activities in motion, gravity and aerodynamics send interest soaring and lead up to the ultimate thrill - building and launching a two-liter pop bottle rocket. (Note: bring two-liter pop bottle).

06/11/2014 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
06/12/2014 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

Contact: Waukee Parks & Recreation at (515) 978-0007, or email

Location: Centennial Open Shelter. 1255 Warrior Lane, Waukee IA

Registration Fee: 40.00


ISU Baby Siters Basics - Adel Iowa
Potential Sitters Learn Basics June 23 - 24th

Iowa State Extension and Outreach of Dallas County is ready for the return of Babysitting Basics, a two-day workshop for 5th grade youth and older, designed to teach essential child care skills.

Twenty seats are available for this training to be held at the Adel Public Library on Monday, June 23rd and Tuesday, June 24th from 9 a.m. - 12 p.m.

"The number one thing we provide in Babysitting Basics," said Lisa Mickelson, Extension Educator, "is to prepare youth with how to handle situations that may arise while they are providing care for infants and young children. We give them the skills and knowledge necessary to ensure they are the best babysitter they can be."

Babysitting Basics will address first aid, safety, essential information to gather from families, nutrition and age-appropriate toys and activities.

Guest speakers include Dallas County EMTs to cover compression-only CPR training and first aid, law enforcement officials to discuss emergency handling and a local youth who will share what's in her bag of "babysitting tricks."

"Being prepared, obtaining the proper information from parents and gaining knowledge on the topics we discuss will help make the experience a positive one for the sitter, the children and the parents," expressed Mickelson.

Cost for the two-day event is $20. Register with Lisa Mickelson at the Dallas County Extension office by calling (515) 993-4281.

Fill out the Registration/Medical Release Form and return to the Dallas County Extension Office.

Seats are beginning to fill up! Limited slots available!


4-H FFA Horse Show - Adel Iowa
Dallas County 4H/FFA horse Show June 28th

4-H & FFA Open Horse Show. Horses and riders get to strut their stuff

Winston Churchill is credited with saying, "No hour of life is wasted that is spent in the saddle."

Those who own horses know caring for these giant animals means work, dedication and passion.

These characteristics will be easily seen during competition at the Dallas County 4-H and FFA Open Horse Show on Saturday, June 28.

This free event is open to the public to watch. Classes will include trail, in-hand, showmanship, English, Western, hunter hack, miniature mumping, pony pleasure, novice rider, pole bending, barrel racing and bareback. Both rider and horse will be put to the challenge as judges scrutinize the animal's walk, extended trot and canter.

Riders will have to prove themselves by displaying finesse pertaining to seat, hands and general horsemanship. Crowds will be pleased while watching riders maneuver during timed events as horses weave through a 6-pole pattern and in the shape of a clover leaf around barrels.

This event is open to all 4-H and FFA members in Iowa. Classes will be divided based on school grade as of September 15, 2013.

Cost to show is $5 per class or $30 for the whole day. All around hi-point champion buckles will be awarded to each division senior, intermediate and junior. Start Time: 9 a.m.

For complete rules visit Those interested in participating should contact Dallas County Horse Superintendent, Sarah Van Pelt, at or (515) 491-7581 by June 27th.

Dallas County ISU Extension Office
28059 Fairground Road
Adel, Iowa 50003
Phone: (515) 993-4281
Fax: (515) 993-1027
Little Sisters Outdoor Quilt Show June 14th
Adel Quilting and Dry Goods Co. Have I told you about our quilt show?

June 14th is the Little Sister's Outdoor Quilt Show.

The name is a spin off of a very large and famous annual outdoor quilt show in Sister's Oregon. 

We will hang quilts all around the quilt shop yard, between trees, etc. Customers bring their quilts for us to exhibit. 

In connection with this show, we also have our annual sale of quilts and other sewn items. Many of these items are retired shop samples.

A local club, Quilt Circle of Friends, has also made several items that will be included in this sale. 

The past 3 years, we have raised $1000 each year and presented it all to the Adel Library as a thank you for all the time spent in their large sewing room (aka to others as their large conference room).

Show hours are 10:00 4:00 p.m. There is no fee for this event.


Jacque Johnson
Adel Quilting and Dry Goods
909 Prairie St.
Adel, Iowa 50003
Phone: (515) 993-1170
BJohn D. Gomke Charity Golf Classic June 14

John G Gomke Golf Classic There's still time to join us on June 14th for the 2014 Annual John D Gomke Charity Golf Tournament at Lake Panorama National for one of our 2 tee times.

You can register at or the by the registration form.

You can see where the money we raise goes on the website and at AED donation & maintenance schedules.

Let me know if you have any questions!  Hope we to see you on June 14th!!

Jessica & Steve Gomke and Committee

John D. Gomke Charity Inc. 
P.O. Box 613
DeSoto, IA 50069


Honoring infants who have become angels. Helping to prevent child loss & benefiting organizations that assist in caring for & provide resources to families who have lost a child or infant in & around Central Iowa.

B2 Summer Concerts This June at Penoach
Penoach Summer Condert Series - Adel Iowa Penoach Winery will host two Sunset in the Vineyard concerts in June. 

June 6 the will be Brother Trucker, and June 27 is Abby Normal. Both are 7-10 p.m. Food will be available and kids are welcome.

Bring a lawn chair and a friend and get ready to ejoy the summer at the winery. View the entire 2014 Penoach Winery Concert Series.

Penoach Winery
26759 N Avenue
Adel, Iowa 50003
Phone: (515) 993-4374
Facebook: Penoach-Vineyard-Winery
BTerry Traveller - This Day in History
Terry Traveler - This Day Terry Traveler here to say "Don't Panic!"

Unless you've lost your towel or it's June 18th, otherwise known as International Panic Day.

If it IS June 18th, feel free to throw your hands in the air like you care all too much.

March around town with a sandwich board sign.

Sing most of the lyrics to that song about the end of the world.

Then wake up June 19th and celebrate World Sauntering Day - after that much panic, you've earned it.

But if you have lost your towel fellow traveler, a hearty promenade won't cut it. For where will you go without your trusty towel? The interstellar constructs of space and time simply weren't meant to be traversed sans terry cloth!

How will you hide from the Ravenous Bugblatter Beast of Traal? As previously stated, don't panic! The acquisition of a new towel is not a complicated process, thanks to the best-selling novella, "Selecting Your Towel: Is Microfiber Right For You?"

In chapter 17 the author highlights the many locations across the galaxy that sell finely crafted towels, but of course you can't get there without one. And Chapter 42, sub-paragraph B outlines the many charitable organizations willing to share their towels with those in need.

But for a traveler trapped on Earth, the book's best advice is this: "have you looked under your bed yet?" *Proven 92% effective on M-Class planets.

Armed once again with the most massively useful tool in the galaxy, you are ready to face whatever panic inducing events are to come.

And remember: "any man who can hitch the length and breadth of the galaxy, rough it, slum it, struggle against terrible odds, win through, and still know where his towel is, is clearly a man to be reckoned with." 

Happy travels!


(With the utmost respect and credit to the works of Douglas Adams.)

Terry Traveller
BSpecial Olympics All-Wheel Show June 7th
Specail Olympics All Wheel Show - Adel Iowa The 6th Annual Dallas County Sheriff's Special Olympics All-Wheel Show is June 7th, on the Adel Courthouse Square. Free Admission. All Proceeds to benefit Special Olympics of Iowa.

Registration from 10 - 2 p.m. Awards at 2:30 p.m. Fun for the whole family.

2014 All-Wheel Show registration form

Dallas County Iowa Sheriff's Office
201 North Nile Kinnick Drive
Box 187
Adel, IA 50003
Old Glory Day Poker Run June 14th
American Legion Post 464 Adel Iowa Old Glory Day Poker Run, June 14th at 9:00 a.m. Registration for poker run 10:00 a.m.

All proceeds will go to the Adel American Legion Post 464.

Poker Run Start at Captain's Quarters Ruby's Pub, Stuart Doc's Stadium, Jefferson TOJO's Jamaica Longest Yard, Dallas Center 4:00 p.m. finish at Captain's Quarters in Adel.

(Participants can go to each location in any order. Participants will get a card for each signature or stamp they get from each location).

Adel events include a poker run, bag tournament, raffle drawing, and performances by the Iowa Military Veterans Band and The Sons of Gladys Kravitz Band.

More Information at American Legion Post 464.

Make checks payable to: American Legion Post 464 Mail check and registration to: Captain's Quarters, 807 Main St, Adel, IA 50003 Best poker hand wins CASH PRIZE!!

American Legion
Post 464
119 N. 9th. Street
Adel, Iowa 50003
Phone: (515) 993-4080
BBrick Street Barbecue Time
Brick Street Barbecue Adel Iowa With spring 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
Adel HealthMart - Your Local First Stop!
Adel HealthMart - Adel IowaOur 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!

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
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Farmers Market Adel Iowa 2014 Adel Farmers Market June 3rd - Aug 26th

The Market is held every Tuesday, rain or shine. June 3rd - August 26th from 4:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. Stop out and find locally grown produce, organic...   Continue reading 
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LeRoy Wicks and Hollie Colton cordially invite you to their Garden Party Sale in the Wick's Backyard. They've been busy and are ready to show off more...   Continue reading 
Dallas County Figure 8 Races - Adel Iowa 2014 Figure 8 Races at the Dallas County Fair Grounds

Come out to the Dallas County Fair Grounds for the 2014 Season of Figure 8 Racing. Races are held on the North Track and start at 6:30 p.m...    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

Brick Street Books and Cafe - Adel Iowa What's Cookin' in June at Brick Street Books and Café

Brick Street Books and Café has tasty specials for June. Stop in for Taco Tuesdays! On Wednesdays, our homemade chicken salad sandwich is back! It is...   Continue reading
Raccoon Farms - Redfield Iowa Brick Street Books & Café & Raccoon Forks Farm June 14

Brick Street Books Café and Raccoon Forks Farm are teaming up during the Old Glory Day event June 14th. They will have books for sale and fresh produce for...    Continue reading

4-H Clothing Drive 4-H'ers and Clover Kids Grace the Cat Walk June 14th

4-H'ers and Clover Kids Grace the Cat Walk. Clothing event shows off early fashion skills Iowa State Extension and Outreach of Dallas County 4-H are...      Continue reading
Adel VBS ADM 2014 Ecumenical VBS Program - June 16 - 20th

ADM Ecumenical Bible School. Churches from Adel, DeSoto & Minburn joining together to learn about the Lord! Vacation Bible School (VBS) June 16th ...      Continue reading

Texture Salon and Spa Hair Affair Now Texture Salon and Spa

Texture Salon and Spa-a small town salon with a modern atmosphere, Texture Salon (formerly the Hair Affair) offers a full line of services, including barber...    Continue reading

Hairs 2 You - Adel Iowa Hairs 2 You Now Open

Hairs 2 You is now open at 211 S. 7th St. in Adel (next to Patricks). Some of your favorite local stylists are now open at a new location. You can contact...    Continue reading

AHeinz57 Poker Run AHeinz57 Pit Stop Adoption Day
AHeinz57 Pit Stop Adoption Day, every Saturday.

Visit us at 109 Guthrie Street (Hwy 169) in DeSoto, IA. Stop by the Pit Stop this Saturday from 1:00 p.m - 4:00 p.m. and take home a friend... Continue reading
United Methodist Church Men's Breakfast Fridays at Adel United Methodist Church

The Adel United Methodist Church will host a men's morning Breakfast every Friday at 6:30 a.m. All are welcome to join us!
Oatmeal Breakfast bar....  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 

RRVT Light the tRails
Light the tRail for Art! this Summer

After a long winter, we're ready to head for the trails! Grab your bike and Light the tRAIL with a series of Friday night fun rides on the Raccoon River Valley Trail...  Continue reading 
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Summer is finally here and our reading programs are in full swing!  


If we beat last year's reading time and read more than 4414 hours, Ms. Paula and Ms. Laura will dress up in silly costumes for the Grand Finale!  


We are excited to host Blank Park Zoo for the Kick-off of the Fizz Boom Read Summer Reading Program for all kids on June 4th at 11:00 a.m.  


Each week, beginning  

June 9th, we'll have  

several opportunities for fun at your library:

* Story Time for ages 3-5 year olds will meet on Mondays at 10:30 a.m.


* Toddler Time for children 3 and under will  

be held on Tuesdays at 10:30 a.m.


* Activities in the AM  

for kids of all ages will happen each Wednesday  

at 10:30 a.m.


* Drop-in Crafts for kids of all ages are available each Wednesday from 2-4 p.m.  


* Music Time for all preschoolers will meet on Thursdays at 10:30 a.m.    

In June we also have these fun kid activities:

* On Friday, June 6th
we hope to see all area Mad Scientists at the library for a special party
at 2:00 p.m.

* We love all things Harry Potter, and we're so excited to have a Potions Class at the library on Monday, June 16th at 2:00 p.m.

* Our first Friday Film of the summer is the Lego Movie on June 20th at 2:00 p.m.   
Spark a Reaction is this year's teen reading program, and we are excited to be giving away a Coby® Kyros Android™ Tablet each week.

This year's Grand Prize is a $75.00 gift card to Jordan creek Town Center.

Beginning June 2nd we have weekly programs for teens:

* Our Teen Volunteer Meeting will be on Monday, June 2nd at 2:00 p.m.

* Come enjoy Sundaes on a Monday while we watch the movie Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone on the big screen on June 9th at 2:00 p.m.

*Teens are invited to join the kids at our Potions Class on June 16th at 2:00 p.m.

* Come spend a Crafternoon at the library and make Macramé Bracelets on June 24th at 4:00 p.m.

* Celebrate your inner muse and come make Do It Yourself Canvas Art on Monday, June 30th at 2:00 p.m.
The adults in the Literary Elements program can earn raffle tickets for fun weekly prizes and two $75.00 gift cards to Jordan Creek Town Center as grand prizes.
Our next Classic Movie Monday on the big screen will be on Monday, June 9th at 2:00 pm. We're happy to watch the wonderful CBC miniseries Anne of Green Gables.
The Adel Public Library and the Adel Partners Chamber of Commerce are pleased to host the Remembering Our Fallen exhibit honoring those Iowans who lost their lives in the war on terror.

This moving presentation will be on the second floor of the library beginning June 10th through
June 14th.

For more information please visit: www.RememberingOur
The next gathering of the is Brown Bag Book Club at Noon on Thursday, June 12th when we'll be discussing the novel Girl in Translation by Jean Kwok.

Take your lunch break at the library and come share your love of books with us.
Vicky Ortega's crafting class was so popular at our 'How To Festival' in April that we asked her to come back and teach it again.

Join us at the library on June 24th at 4:00 p.m. for a Crafternoon and learn how to make Macramé Bracelets.
Our second Friends of the Adel Public Library Foundation summer Garage Sales will be on Friday June 27th and Saturday June 28th in the second floor conference room.
In May the Evening Book Club will be discussing the book Quiet by Susan Cain on Thursday the 29th at 7:00 pm.
Sign-ups for all summer reading programs began at the end of May and full calendars of events are available near the main information desk.


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

or you can follow us on our Facebook, Pintrest, or on Twitter.


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

Trever Jayne
Adel Public Library
303 S. 10th St.
Adel, Iowa 50003
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DDiscover Chef
Happiness Pie

The grandchildren are growing up so fast, which is a nice way to say the same of their mothers.

I remember when we first moved to Adel, my three daughters weren't much older than my three grandchildren are now.

As I watch the grand kids play and see them trying new things for the first
time, I have to smile.

I see hints of their mom and aunts spring to the surface.

And I laugh (to myself) when I hear my daughters laying down the law much in the same way we did, only to hear the same type of reaction we got, too.

So in honor of summer, family, and the fleeting moments of life here is a recipe from Cookie the
whole family can enjoy.
Happiness Pie

1. Fold together 1 cup of Creativity with 1 cup of Structure - set aside and let marinate.

2. In a separate bowl combine 3 tablespoons each of Sugar, Spice, and Nice with 2 tablespoon each Independence and Ambition. Add a dash of Courage, Defiance, and Arrogance for flavor.

3. Grease a large 9x13 pan with Understanding, then alternate layers of each mixture while sprinkling ample amounts of Love, Compassion, and Life Lessons throughout.

4. Bake at varying temperatures for spans of 1-100 years. Rotate the pan occasionally to prevent burning.

When serving, top each piece with a healthy dollop of Laughter and a sprig of mint.

Best when shared.

Remembering Our Fallen
Remembering Our Fallen Exhibit - Adel Iowa



Photo Exhibit of Iowa's Fallen on Display at Adel Public Library June 10-14, 2014


The Adel Partners Chamber of Commerce and the Friends of the Adel Public Library Foundation are sponsoring the "Remembering Our Fallen" exhibit at the Adel Public Library.  


This exhibit is an emotional reminder of the ultimate sacrifice made by over 80 Iowans killed in the War on Terror while wearing our country's uniform in Afghanistan or Iraq.  


The exhibit will be available for viewing during normal library hours June 10-14.


"The warriors of the 21st Century, professionals, who volunteered to join the United States Armed Forces, grew up in the shadow of September 11, 2001, a defining moment for most of them.  


They come from all walks of life and every corner of our country, daring to go where so many never would.  


They retain the face of freedom and build upon the legacies of those who went before them in a cause greater than themselves."  


"We can never forget those who sacrificed everything for our freedom. We must remember these American Heroes and speak their names when we see their family members," said Colonel James R. Biernesser, USAF (Ret.), Director of Military Affairs for Bellevue University.  


"This exhibit is created so it can travel easily throughout Iowa, so that more people will have the opportunity to honor and remember Iowa's Fallen."



"Remembering Our Fallen" will be on display June 10, 2014 to June 14, 2014 at the Adel Public Library during regular library hours.

Save the Date!
Nile Kinnick Heisman WinnerTrophy
Adel Native, Nile Kinnick
The City of Adel and the Adel Historical Museum are excited to announce a special viewing of Nile Kinnick, Jr.'s 1939 Heisman Trophy and Herky the Hawk on Saturday, June 14th.

Both will be at the Adel Public Library from Noon
to 2:30 p.m.

This rare visit will help  support and raise funds for a new museum addition honoring Nile Kinnick, Jr.and his grandfather, Governor George Washington Clarke.

The museum has raised $50,300 toward its goal of $70,000!

Your $20.00 viewing fee (or $50.00 max. per family) will go directly to the Kinnick Museum.

All paying attendees will receive a grilled lunch special, a day pass to the Adel Family Aquatic Center, and be entered into a drawing for a Dallas Clark autographed jersey and other sports memorabilia.

We hope to see you on Saturday, June 14th.

Adel Historical Museum
1129 Main Street
Adel, Iowa 50003
Phone: (515) 993-1032

City of Adel
301 S. 10th St.
Adel, Iowa 50003
Phone: (515) 993-4525
Facebook: CityofAdelIowa
Adel Museum
Adel Museum

The Adel Historical Museum is now open on Saturdays through September from noon to 4:00 p.m.

Explore eight history filled rooms of Adel and the surrounding areas

You'll find information
on the Orton Brothers
Circus, Adel Brick and
Tile Company, country schools, Civil War, Nile Kinnick, telephone memorabilia, friendship quilts, vintage clothing
and much more.

To schedule a tour on days other than Saturday, call 993-1032.

Free admission!

Adel Historical Museum
1129 Main St.
Adel, Iowa 50003
Phone: (515) 993-1032 
Talk With Your City Councilman
Adel Iowa

City council member Bryan Welch would like to hear comments, concerns, and suggestions from Adel residents.

He will be at the Adel library the 3rd. Saturday, of every month, from 10:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. in the board room.

Answers to questions from last month's meeting will be presented.
City of Adel
301 S. 10th Street
Adel, Iowa 50003
Phone: (515) 993-4525
Fax: (515) 993-4527
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