"Helping the World Discover Adel" Newsletter

Vol. 80 June 2015 
Dear Friend of Adel,  

Welcome to June in Adel. Summer is officially here and the downtown Facade project is wrapping up, and is it looking good! You're going to want to stop by just to see the renovations, and while you're here, there is plenty to do.

Terry is back. Last month I promised that we'd run another "unique" Terry article in June. I had no idea how unique it would be. As always, I caution taking Terry with a grain of salt, I prefer to add a slice of lemon.

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
Kim Layland -...Real Estate Broker
LSB Insurance Offers You Freedom of Choice
Daisy Nails & Spa Ribbon Cutting June 2nd
John D. Gomke Charity Golf Classic June 13th
ISU Extension and Outreach News & Events
June Sunset in the Vineyard Concerts
Brick Street Barbecue Time
River Valley Golf Course Junior Clinics
Outdoor Quilt Show and Sale June 20th
Father's Day June 21st - Memories of Dad
2015 BACooN RIDE Too "A 2nd Helpin' June 20
Doc's Hunt Club's 2015 Summer Clay Shoots
Adel Sweet Corn Princess Contest August 7th
Adel HealthMart
BKim Layland - Real Estate Broker
Kim Layland

Kim Layland - Adel Iowa
Kim Layland, Real Estate Broker
This month, would like to introduce you to Real Estate Broker, Kim Layland.  


A real estate broker is the mediator between those who wish to buy and sell property. She is currently involved with selling homes in the new Bailey's Grove housing development in Adel.


For the past 15 years Kim has been involved in the real estate business, becoming a licensed Realtor in 2002, and licensed Broker in 2007.  


Kim holds several certifications and designations she uses to help her client's achieve the goals of buying and selling their property.


Kim's office is located in her DeSoto home and her RE/MAX Precision office in the metro, though you might say her office is within the properties she negotiates. These include the listing and selling of all facets of real estate such as new construction, existing homes, farms, land, and acreages. Kim is a county girl at heart who enjoys horses, spending time with her family, camping, trail riding, fishing, and partaking in horse competitions.

Baileys Grove Plat Map - Adel Ia  

"The Bailey's Grove development is the latest- and greatest- development in Adel that offers a variety of well constructed homes of various prices and sites. We also offer custom homes to suit a person or family's lifestyle."


Kim Layland - Adel Iowa


"There are currently three plats underway in Bailey's Grove. Plat 3 just off Highway 169 offers 46 home-sites and is basically sold out! Plat 5 is the closest to the water park and offers a total of 35 home-sites, which have sold quickly with remaining lots still available. Plat 4 is the newest edition and offers walkout, daylight, and flat lots. There are 48 sites including treed and cul de-sac options. There is still time to think about owning or building your new home in Adel."


It is important to remember that this influx of new housing also brings about change within the existing housing market. Adel has always been known for its wide variety of classic homes spanning building periods across the century. This eclectic blend of architecture and aesthetics contributes to the small town feel. With the new housing developments offering current residents affordable options to build homes, this opens the door for new owners to call these historic homes their own.


Kim Layland - Adel Iowa  

Kim's ideal client is a serious buyer or seller who has an idea of what their end goal is.

"I like it when I can get personal with the room a professional aspect and learn their lifestyle. This helps me to determine how they will use their home and therefore helps me find the proper square footage or style for entertaining; the perfect yard for kids or gardener; the serious cook a gourmet kitchen; or the peace and quiet of country living."


Kim states that Adel has quickly become her home as well. "Adel is a friendly, growing community with a lot to offer. It is where I go to shop, eat, and play in the parks with my grandson. It is just far enough from the metro to offer a small town feeling with large town amenities. With easy access to the metro, great schools, community involvement and the beautifully restored town square, not to mention the current tax incentives, what more could you ask for! You can get your tires changed, go to the vet with your pet, stop by and get your mail or a driver's license all within a short distance and in little time. I look forward to becoming even more acquainted and ingrained in the Adel community."


Kim Layland Real Estate
Phone: 515-669-4999
LSB Insurance Offers You Freedom of Choice
LSB Insurance - Adel Iowa
Adel LSB Insurance - Freedom of Choice
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.

LSB Insurance
LSB Insurance
805 Main St # 3
Office: 515-993-5663
Lori Brocka - AVP LSB Insurance Sr. Account Manager
Joshua Heisterkamp - AVP LSB Insurance Agent

"Protection You Can Bank On"
BDaisy Nails & Spa Ribbon Cutting June 2nd
Daisy Nails - Adel Iowa Daisy Nails & Spa in Adel, is holding a Ribbon Cutting & Open House, Tuesday, June 2nd at 4:00 pm.

Daisy Nail & Spa offers professional manicures, pedicures, and nail care. Please come out and help welcome them to Adel.

Hours: Mon - Fri: 10 - 7 pm, Sat: 10- 5 pm, and Sun: 12 - 5 pm.

Daisy Nails & Spa
628 Nile Kinnick Dr. S. Ste 4. * Adel, Ia 50003
Phone: (515) 993-4020
Facebook: daisynailsspaadel
BJohn D. Gomke Charity Golf Classic June 13th

John G Gomke Golf Classic Join us to remember and celebrate Angel Babies on Saturday, June 13th, 2015 for the 6th Annual John D Gomke Charity Golf Classic at beautiful Lake Panorama National Golf Resort and Conference Center

There will be two tee off times, 7:00 am or 1:30 pm; with two Flights in each session (awarding 1st, 2nd and 3rd in each flight).

$75/golfer or $280/4-some. Registration fee includes: 18-holes, cart, golf towel, $10 Gift Card to Golf Galaxy, lunch from 34's Sports Grill and prizes. 


Silent Auction Items that could be yours! (10:00 - 5:00):  

  • Online Registration:  John's Charity Golf Classic
  • Check out these Silent Auction Items that could be yours! (10:00 - 5:00):
  • "Doggie Basket" ($100 Value) donated by Adel Animal Hospital
  • Adel Anytime Fitness Membership donated by Adel Anytime Fitness
  • $30 Gift Certificate to Earl May donated by Waukee Earl May
  • Golden Car Detail Package at European Motors ($224.95 Value) donated by European Motors
  • Case of Snappy Popcorn donated by Len & Bonnie Snyder
  • 20 I-Cubs Skybox Tickets at Principal Park for the game on August 9th at 1:00 PM (two groups of 10) donate by Wells Fargo Bank
  • 14 Iowa Barnstormers Suite Tickets at Wells Fargo Arena on June 20th at 7:00PM donated by Wells Fargo Bank
  • ISU Autographed Football signed by Coach Rhoades donated by Brett Smith & Abby Snyder
  • Certificate for Personalized Iowa autographed Football (football included) donated by Brett Smith & Abby Snyder
  • Certificate for Personalized Iowa autographed Basketball (basketball included) donated by Brett Smith & Abby Snyder
  • 4 I-Cubs tickets, Section 6, Row 11, Seats 2-5 donated by Star Equipment

Online Registration: John's Charity Golf Classic .   

Jessica & Steve Gomke and Committee 


"John D Gomke Charity works to help prevent and cope with small child and infant loss one baby step at a time..."


John D. Gomke Charity Inc.  

P.O. Box 613
DeSoto, IA 50069

BISU Extension and Outreach News & Events
ISU Extension Dallas County Iowa
ISU Extension Farmland Owners Workshop
June 12th

With a El NiƱo favoring a good crop yield this fall and land values dipping around the state, crop revenues could vary in 2015.

In response to this possible variation, Iowa State University Extension and Outreach in Polk County is hosting a farmland owners workshop on Friday, June 12 open to residents in Dallas County.

Participants will hear from ISU Extension and Outreach farm management specialists, conversation specialists and attorneys who will discuss how to determine fair cash rent, the 2015 crop outlook, conservation and nutrient management plus legal issues for land owners.

The meeting begins at 9 a.m. with doors opening at 8:30 a.m. at the Polk County Extension office located at 1625 Adventureland Dr., Suite A, in Altoona. The workshop will last until 3 p.m.

The fee per individual is $35 or $50 per couple, payable at the door, and includes a catered lunch.

Pre-registration is required by June 9 by contacting the Polk County Extension office at (515) 957-5760 or


4-H Campers State 4-H "...And My World" Camp June 21st - 25th

State 4-H "...And My World" Camp, held Sunday, June 21st -Thursday June 25th at the 4-H Camping Center near Madrid. Registration Deadline is June 1st.

Choose a specialized educational track to learn about other cultures, develop nutritional knowledge and culinary skills or strengthen your leadership skills.

$350 for 4-H members and $380 for non-members. More information and registration forms available at

Join 4-H Today!
Contact ISU Extension and Outreach County Youth Coordinator Aleta Cochran at or visit our website at to learn more about why you should join Iowa's largest (and best!) youth development program for k-12 grade.


Rockets Away June 24th & 25th

Wednesday, June 24th and Thursday, June 25th from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. at the Waukee Centennial Park Shelter. Registration deadline is June 17th.

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

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).

Fee of $40.00
Register online at


ISU Ext - Science Factory Cooking Up Science: Cookie Factory June 29th & 30th

Monday, June 29th and Tuesday, June 30th from 9 a.m to 12 p.m. at the Waukee Community Center.

Registration deadline is June 22th.

Become a scientist as you enter the Cookie Factory.

Use various baking methods and see how every ingredient, temperature and type of baking sheet serves a purpose and how changing one of these factors produces multiple outcomes for the cookie.

Fee of $50.00
Register online at


Dallas County ISU Extension Office
28059 Fairground Road
Adel, Iowa 50003
Phone: (515) 993-4281
Fax: (515) 993-1027
BJune Sunset in the Vineyard Concerts
Penoach Vineyard Winery Nursery Adel Iowa
Penoach Summer Series - Adel Iowa
Enjoy June with a trip to Adel's Penoach Vineyard | Winery | Nursery to sample some great wines and to enjoy to some great music.

It's a perfect way to wrap up a week before starting the weekend.

June 12, Chad Elliott, 7-10 pm


June 26, Abby Normal 7-10 pm

All concerts are free and kid friendly. 


Food will be available, or bring your own.

Have your Penoach Winearita blended for you to enjoy at the concert.

Penoach Winery
26759 N Avenue
Adel, Iowa 50003
Phone: (515) 993-4374
Facebook: Penoach-Vineyard-Winery 

BBrick Street Barbecue Time
Brick Street Barbecue Adel Iowa With Summer 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
BRiver Valley Junior Clinics
River Valley Golf Course River Valley Golf Course hosts a Junior Clinic twice during the summer.

The clinics are designed for kids between the ages of 8 - 14 years old, and are focused around the fundamentals of the game.

Each lesson begins at our practice facility where basic mechanics can be worked on.

The kids will then spend time out on the course putting to use the new lessons they learn.

River Valley Golf Junior Clinics
Our clinics provide quality instruction for golfers of all levels. Each day of the clinic, the participants will receive refreshments during their lessons.
River Valley Golf Junior Clinics
To help ensure a good learning environment, we limit each clinic to 30 participants on a first come basis. Prepayment is required to guarantee placement in the session and is only $60 per junior and $55 for any additional participants in the same family.

Junior Clinics
  • June Session: June 15-18, 2015 * 9 am - 11:30 am
  • July Session: July 6-9, 2015 * 9 am - 11:30 am
Download a sign-up sheet or please feel free to give us a call at the clubhouse to sign-up today!

River Valley Golf Course Thanks,
Curt Wahlert
General Manager

River Valley Golf Course
22927 Valley View Trl
Adel, Iowa 50003
Outdoor Quilt Show and Sale June 20th
Adel Quilting and Dry Goods Co. Little Sister's Outdoor Quilt Show is Saturday, June 20th from 10 am to 4 pm at Adel Quilting & Dry Goods Co, 909 Prairie Street.

Contact the shop to enter your finished quilt at 515-993-1170.

Hand made items will be for sale with proceeds donated to Adel Library.

This year the event will also include a quilt block challenge benefit for Dallas Co. 4-H.

Adel Quilting and Dry Goods
909 Prairie St.
Adel, Iowa 50003
Phone: (515) 993-1170
BFather's Day June 21st - Memories of Dad
L-R; Shaving cup and brush, safety razor, Old Spice, electric razor.

June 21st is Father's Day this year. A time to honor and a time to reflect. We all have different memories of our dads.

Mine is getting up at 5 am to "shave" with my Dad. I was four and I'd stand on a chair next to him with my own plastic kids razor and soap for shaving cream and imitate each step of his daily routine.

Dad was a safety razor guy and had the fancy model. It had numbers on a wheel at the base where you could adjust how much blade stuck out. He also used Barbasol in a can and cover his lower face with the shaving cream. He'd rinse the razor after each stroke and flip it to the other side before doing the next spot. He'd make faces in the mirror trying to get the best surface for each pass.

When finished he'd rinse with cold water, towel off, shake his face and go brrr! This was followed by a splash of Old Spice, which he'd pat on my face after doing his.

My grandfather would steam his face with a wet washcloth, shave, and use aftershave (Old Spice of course), lotion and finish with a dusting of powder. In the afternoon he'd do a quick once over with an electric razor.

My uncle used shaving soap in a cup that he would bring to a froth with a brush that he would apply to his face.

The men that inspired me have all passed on, but I still use my uncle's shaving cup, a safety razor from my brother, and in a hurry, Grand Dad's electric razor. The Old Spice is a given, a tradition that I never thought about.

Last week as one of my grandson's was watching me shave. I had to open a new box of Old Spice. On the side of the box was written "If your Grandfather hadn't worn it you wouldn't exist."

Thanks Dad!
B2015 BACooN RIDE Too "A 2nd Helpin' June 20
Bacoon Ride Coming through Adel
The 2015 BACooN RIDE Too will once again visit the brick streets of Adel, June 20th.

Combining a love for Bacon and riding, cyclist will travel through Waukee, Ortonville, Adel, Redfield, Linden, Panora, Yale, Herndon, Jamaica, Dawson, Perry, Minburn and Dallas Center.

Adel stops are the Rendezvous Lounge and Al Dente Toffee from 7:00-11:00 a.m. Al Dente Toffee will feature their BACON Cinnamon Roll.

More information at the BACooNRIDE website.
BDoc's Hunt Club's 2015 Summer Clay Shoots
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Doc's Summer Scene

Doc's Hunt Club has already started getting ready for next season. We have burned half the property, are removing willows, and are planting sorghum strips to expand our fields and enhance our cover!

Summer Clay Shoots
Doc's has clay shooting available all summer!

If you haven't tried our clay pigeon shooting experience you need to check it out! Clay shooting is available by appointment only.

Thank-you. - Aaron

If you have any questions about summer at Doc's Hunt Club call at 515-993-3711 or e-mail at Be sure to stay updated on all Doc's news, follow us at

Doc's Hunt Club
29475 Prospect Circle
Adel, Iowa 50003
Phone: 1-800-993-3711
BAdel Sweet Corn Princess Contest August 7th
Adel Sweet Corn Princess Registration is underway for the 2nd Annual Sweet Corn Princess Contest to be held as part of Adel's Annual Sweet Corn Festival.

The event begins at 6:00 p.m. on Friday, August 7th, 2015 at the Adel Community Stage and is open to ADM girls who will be in 2nd, 3rd, or 4th grade at the start of the 2015-16 school year.

The 2015 Sweet Corn Princess and three runners-up will be selected by Random Drawing. All contestants are encouraged to ride on the Sweet Corn Princess Float during the parade on Saturday, August 8th.

To enter, please fill out the registration form and return it to Adel City Hall at 301 South 10th St, no later than 4 pm on July 17, 2015.

Registration forms and more information are available on the Chamber website at and at City Hall.

Questions may be directed to Adel Partners Chamber of Commerce, (515) 993-5472, or the Corn Princess committee,

Adel Sweet Corn Princess
Adel Sweet Corn Fest Float 2014

Adel Sweet Corn Fest Princess
Adel Sweet Corn Fest Princess Court 2014

More information can be found at the Adel Partners Website.

Adel Partners Chamber of Commerce Adel Partners Chamber of Commerce
301 S. 10th St.
PO Box 73
Adel, Iowa 50003
Phone: (515) 993-5472
Facebook: AdelPartnersChamberOfCommerce
Adel HealthMart Summer Sandals & New Look
Adel HealthMart Ad Adel HealthMart has a fun way to enjoy summer while protecting your feet.

With summer around the corner, flip flops are a popular shoe choice. While they might be fun and fashionable, they can cause significant foot pain.

Dr. Comfort has a comfortable line of ortho sandals that support the arch. Come see them today!

We are enjoying our new look! Thanks to our understanding customers during construction.
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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
Adel Parks Rec - T Ball 2015 "Little Sluggers" Sign up Underway

It's time to sign up for "Little Sluggers", a pre T-ball program for 3 and 4 year olds designed to give kids a feel for the game of baseball and softball...  Continue reading
Figure 8 Races
Dallas County Fair Grounds 2015 Figure 8 Race Schedule

Who's ready for Race Season? Come out to the Dallas County Fair Grounds for the 2015 Season of Figure 8 Racing. Races are held on the...  Continue reading
Family Fishing at Glissman
Family Fishing Fun at Glissman Conservation June 7th

This is your chance to drive through a normally locked gate and visit one of Dallas County Conservation's hidden gems! With open spaces, a fishing...  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
ISU Ext. Babysitting Courses ISU Ext. to Offer 3 Babysitting Courses this June

Iowa State University Extension and Outreach in Dallas County is ready for the return of a popular summer youth program - Babysitting Clinic... Continue reading
ICADV Garage Sale Crisis Intervention & Advocacy Garage Sale June 18 - 20

Crisis Intervention & Advocacy Center's 4th Annual Garage & Bake Sale at the Dallas County Fairgrounds. They rely upon generous...   Continue reading
Adel Partners Chamber of Commerce 2015 Adel Partners Free Friday Entertainment Series

Adel Partners Chamber of Commerce Announces 2015 Free Friday Series. The Adel Partners Chamber of Commerce is excited to announce the...   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 

Red Cross Baby Sitter Certifiation 2015 Red Cross Babysitting Certification Classes

Receive your Babysitting Certificate and become a Certified Sitter. Adel Park and Rec, and the American Red Cross are offering the certification class... Continue reading
Quilts and The Civil War Quilts and the Civil War June through October

This unique program about Civil War quilts is six sessions over a six month season. For a $50 materials fee, participants will get two quilt block patterns...  Continue reading
Adel UMC Service Trips Help Support Adel Methodist Church on Service Trip

We are so excited to be heading to Booneville, Arkansas on a mission trip designed for 5th grade through adults. We are planning for June 21 - 28, 2015... Continue reading
Adel Parks Rec - Iowa Cubs Trip 2015 Iowa Cubs Day Trip - June 24th

Join Adel Parks & Rec. for a trip to watch the Iowa Cubs vs. Omaha on Monday, June 24th. We will leave Adel City Hall at 10:30 am and... Continue reading 
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This year's Summer Reading Program theme at the Adel Public Library is Every Hero Has a Story.  


We have programs for children, teens and adults, so we hope to see everyone around the library this summer!


Our Summer Reading Kickoff starts on Friday, June 5th at 10:00 am. The Blank Park Zoo will be at the library to help celebrate and will be bringing some special animals along.  


Be sure and stop by to learn about all of the prizes and programs we have planned this summer.  


Though we have lots of programming geared towards our littlest readers through elementary school, we have lots of fun activities for teens and adults as well - yoga, movies, disc golf, trivia and free pizza, just to name a few!  


Our programming schedules will be available at the kickoff and are always at the circulation desk in the library.  


We also want to mention the two grand prizes for teens and adults this summer: one $75 gift card to Target and one $25 gift card to Barnes and Noble.  


We hope to see you at the kickoff to sign you up and answer any questions you may have!




On Mondays in June we will have our Preschool Story Time, on Tuesdays we will have our Toddler Story Time and on Thursdays we will have Music Time; all programs begin at 10:30 am



On Mondays we will also have a Messy Monday Craft, starting at 2:00 pm. This program is for school-age kids and will feature a new craft every week.



Wednesday afternoons are full of super heroes at the library this month!  


On June 10th we will have a Super Science Program, on June 17th we will be showing the movie Big Hero 6 and on the 24th Dallas County Conservation will be here for a very special program.  


All events will begin at 2:00 pm.  




Mark your calendar for Friday, June 19th because there will be Super Caricatures at the library from 10:00 am to 12:00 pm!  


Registration is required as there are only so many timeslots for this event.  


To sign up for your time, please stop in the library or call 515-993-3512. You won't want to miss this super activity!




June 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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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
DDiscover Chef
Monkey Bread "Redux"


Retold for Father's Day.  


As young parents we had great expectations. Our kids would never eat junk food, color their hair, or watch TV.  


With the birth of our daughters these, and many other ideas, were thrown out the window.  


Our beautiful girls were fed Cadbury eggs by well-intentioned aunts, attempted to color their own hair at age three (inspired by the same aunts), and fell in love with The Muppets.  


We still tried our best to prevent the total rotting of their brains by limiting their TV time.


On Saturday mornings the girls got to watch 2 cartoons before we started family chores. At the time their favorite was Winnie The Pooh.  


The girls would shuffle downstairs in pajamas and cuddle up together on the couch as I made breakfast - normally Monkey Bread.  


One morning the girls wanted nothing more than to help. They were awed by popping open the biscuit canisters, and with dull butter knives took to following my lead.  


I looked around the table to see three techniques emerge: efficiency, perfection, and torn to shreds.  


Two girls were finished in the blink of an eye, off to watch the next episode, while their sister stood tall and confident, working slow and methodically to make tiny, identical triangles.  


I didn't have the heart to tell her the result of mixing and baking these with the other abstract shapes.  


Instead I smiled, stood patiently, and gave her a big hug when she triumphantly proclaimed she was finished.


The finished product took a bit longer to bake, and as expected it was hard to decipher which pieces had been cut by whom, but the girls were certain as they pulled apart the pieces that they knew which ones were their own creation.  


It became a regular ritual and to this day, the girls still laugh when talking about those tiny, perfect triangles.

Monkey Bread



Monkey Bread

1/2 C. Sugar

1 tsp Cinnamon

2 cans Refrigerated Biscuits

1 C. Brown Sugar

3/4 C. Butter, melted



In large bowl combine white sugar and cinnamon.


Divide and cut biscuits into quarters, toss with cinnamon mixture.


Layer biscuits in pre-greased over-safe pan.


Mix melted Butter and Brown Sugar; pour over biscuits.


Bake at 350 degrees for approximately 30 minutes until golden brown and no longer doughy.


Cool in pan for 10 minutes.


Options: Consider adding pecans, walnuts, or raisins.


Terry Traveller -
This Day in History
Terry Traveler - This Day

The editorial staff does not share the views expressed by this correspondent. I am personally inspired by the work of Jacques Cousteau and doubt highly that Terry ever met the man. And, I have it on very good authority that the accent was real. - Editor 


June reminds me of an important event- the birth my bitter rival Jacques Cousteau. Jackie C. as I called him, was well known for his fake accent and so-called oceanic adventures.  


For years we had an equally balanced feud, the world's two best travel writers at each other's throats, though Jackie C. denied knowing me in any way and never bothered to return my phone calls.


For those unknown to the trials and tribulations of journalistic pursuits, it's a dog-eat-dog world. Adventurers spend an exceptional amount of time traveling the world in dark and dirty places, eating odd bits of bugs and parrots, fending off Indiana Jones jokes all in pursuit of that beautiful 2-page spread in National Geographic. Some of us do it in pursuit of knowledge rather than press, (cough, cough, me in particular.)


Jackie C. was one of those writers that strove for attention. He would often say in his fabricated accent, "that is why I traverse the oceans."  


He would pause, turn his face in my direction, though avert his eyes and continue with, "none of you can do what I do."  


This was a typical interaction between us, spat in my direction from across the world but felt all the same. Fake as his words sounded, they were certainly as strong as sticks and stones.


Of course he was right. I had always wanted to travel in the ocean but I couldn't hold my breath as long as he could- I have sea salt aggravated asthma.


I once spent an afternoon in the waiting room of an editor's office, holding my portfolio of slides from my trip to the deepest forests of Nebraska, listening to Jackie C. pompously account an absurd tale of deep-sea fishing. 3 hours they were in that office, flashing slide after slide of nothing but poorly developed dark smudges.  


When it was finally my turn to meet with the editor he spent the short 5-minute interview explaining that my trees could never compete with the mysteries of the sea and to try selling my images to a greeting card company or perhaps one of those companies that prints checks.


Luckily my good friend Bill was kind enough to set the record straight about Jackie C. in a small film parody called Life Aquatic. If you want to know the real Jackie C. take a look at that and you'll know the frustrations I have endured.  


So this June celebrate Jackie C., drink the kool-aid if you wish, but at least now you know the truth as far as I imagine it to be.


Terry Traveller
Vacation Bible School in Adel this June
Adel Faith Lutheran VBS

VBS at Faith Lutheran Church June 8th - 12th

Everest, Conquering Challenges with God's Mighty Power, (VBS)
at Faith Lutheran Church in Adel, June 8-12 from 9:00 to 12:00 for kids 4 years old on June 1st, 2015 to the completion of 6th grade.

Pre-register by June 1st and receive a free music CD.

Online Registration will close on June 6th, 2015. After June 6th you may register in person at Faith Lutheran Church and Preschool.

Faith Lutheran Church & Preschool LCMS
602 S 14th St.
Adel, Iowa 50003
Phone: (515) 993-3848
Facebook: faithadelia


G-Force VBS Adel UMC

ADM Ecumenical Vacation Bible School (VBS) June 15th - 19th, 9 a.m. - Noon. Children ages 4 to 5th grade* are invited to attend.

The theme is G Force with movement and kid-friendly transportation (think skateboards, running shoes, bikes, roller blades, etc.) as the church turns into an exciting skate park or bike shop.

Kids experience God's unstoppable love and discover how to fuel up and put God's love in action! It will teach kids ways to show God's love.

Adel UMC, DeSoto UMC, St John's, 1st Christian, and Minburn UMC are the churches sponsoring this VBS.

Register online.
* Child must have completed grade.

Sponsoring Churches:
Adel UMC, DeSoto UMC, St John's, 1st Christian, and Minburn UMC.


New Hope VBS

New Hope Vacation Bible School, June 22nd - 25th,
6 - 8 pm.

Where Kids Get Down And Lift GOD High

Kids will have an awesome time at Praise VBS focusing on Biblical attributes of God (Greatness, Authority, Providence, Power & Love) and then praising Him in response.

Download the form, print it, fill it out and mail it to New Hope Church following the instructions on the form. You may also register online.

Meeting Needs Today, Giving Hope Forever

New Hope Church
25712 Hwy 6
Adel, Iowa 50003
Phone: (515) 993-5325
ADM Booster Club Golf Tournament, June 5th
ADM Booster Club Golf

ADM Booster Club - Annual Golf Tournament, Saturday, June 5th, 2015 at River Valley Golf Course.

1:00 pm (Shotgun Start). 18 Hole Four Person Scramble. Entry Fee: Hill Crest Members $35 Non-Hill Crest Members $45

For more information, contact Barry or Shelley Boorn at, registration form.

ADM School District
801 Nile Kinnick Dr S
Adel, Iowa 50003
Phone: (515) 993-4283
City of Adel - Honor the Call to Serve Deadline June 3rd
Adel Iowa logo
City Board & Commission Openings

Serving on a City Board or Commission is a great way to become involved in shaping the direction of your community.

If you've ever wanted to be a part of the decision-making process, please consider serving today!

Planning & Zoning
- Two Openings*

Cable Television
- Three Openings*

Economic Developmen
- Three Openings*

Historic Preservation 
- Two Openings*

To apply, please visit Adel City Hall or view the application to download and fill out. Email your completed application to City Clerk Jackie Janssen at

Applications are due by Wednesday, June 3, 2015 to Adel City Hall

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