Vol. 45 July 2012
Dear Friend,

Happy July! Summer seems to be flying by and the calendar is filling up with picnics, vacations, and outdoor events,  to share with friends and family.

Of course it's busy in Adel this month also. This month we have an interview with the folks at the new Adel Fareway. An update on the Dallas County Fair. News from the River Valley Golf Course, the latest events from Around Town, events at the Adel Public Library, and much more!

Have a great July. We look forward to seeing you in Adel this month!



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In This Issue
Fareway Foods
Dallas County Fair - July 11th - 15th
River Valley Golf Course - July Events
The Lunch Bunch Wants You
Brick Street BBQ - Cravings!.
Adel HeathMart - Lori Tabbert Spotlight
Adel Public Library
What is DiscoverAdel.Com
BFareway Foods

Fareway Adel Iowa

The first Fareway Store opened in Boone, Iowa in 1938 with the simple purpose of providing good jobs, good food, and great service to happy customers. Over the past 74 years more than 100 stores across the Midwest have kept this idea alive.

And now, Adel is proud to become part of that history and the future it brings with it. This month DiscoverAdel spoke with the cheerful employees that are the backbone of this new addition to the community.

True to small town tradition, the local grocery store has always been a perfect fit to bolster local employment and community growth.

In the spirit of Fareway's employee first values, the company is one of the largest employers in Iowa and has already given a boost to the Adel economy.

Open from 7am - 9pm Monday- Saturday, the store is energetic with the lively bustle of hard workers and pleased clientele. On Sunday's the store is dark- one of the few remaining companies that feels everyone deserves a day off.

Fareway Adel Iowa
Angela Fitzgerald
Assistant Store Manager Angela Fitzgerald states, "Customer service is key. That's the most important thing about Fareway- the people are what matter most."

Customers notice firsthand how dedicated the store is to making their shopping experience the best it can be.

Customers are guaranteed to find fresh, top quality produce available year round, with locally grown items available seasonally.

The Adel location proudly carries local wine from the Penoach Winery, milk from the Sheeder Cloverleaf Dairy in Guthrie Center, and coming soon, Deardorff sweet corn.

Well-trained staff members are available to help you select the best product to suit your needs and your budget. The store is also adapting to customer needs, providing healthy alternatives as food allergies become more prevalent- look for the selection of Gluten Free products towards the front of the store.

As part of the Management Training Program, Angela has worked in 5 different Fareway stores for the past 14 years, learning the ropes and meeting new people.

She enjoys the opportunity to get to know the regular shoppers and experience the differences between Iowa's communities.

Angela is looking forward to becoming part of Adel. "Adel is a good small town. It's close to Des Moines and still has that small town feel.

I haven't had the chance to shop around much because we've been so busy!"

Fareway Adel Iowa
Carolyn Kirby
"Honking busy!" as cashier Carolyn Kirby puts it. In the past month alone the store has already exceeded the company's expectations, become a beacon for those in Adel and throughout Central Iowa who seek a great small town shopping experience.

The store can boast visitors who have driven nearly 40 miles for it's remarkably clean interior, dedicated staff, and low, competitive prices.

Carolyn has worked in the grocery industry for 2 years and can't contain her pride for the store. "I love this store, and the customers do too...the prices are low and everyone is so nice and great to work with. The employees work hard and Fareway appreciates its customers. This town is very people oriented- [Fareway] couldn't have found a better place or people. Adel is an awesome fit for us and let me tell you, we're here to stay!"

In each isle a helpful team member is stocking shelves, ready to help you find any item on your list. The meat department is fully staffed, divided between customer service and preparations to keep the counter stocked. At check out you will be greeted by happy faces as one team member rings the items, another is busy sacking, and a third person is at the ready to push the cart out to your car and load your bags into the trunk for you. Making for an enjoyable shopping experience from start to finish.

The company is not only dedicated to the community, but also the environment. Long before "going green" was trendy, Fareway was cutting edge. In 1955 the company began heating stores by reclaiming the heat generated by the refrigeration compressors. This initiative lead to efforts that today include recycling 12,500 tons of cardboard, 850,00 pallets, 300 tons of plastic shrink wrap, and 4,500,000 plastic grocery sacks per year!

When Fareway decided to open in Adel, the community knew what to expect because of the store's positive reputation of providing a "fair way" to do business. Scuttlebutt rang throughout town- high quality items at affordable prices right in our own back yard. Conversations came to a momentary halt as everyone salivated at the thought of Fareway's well-known, well-stocked produce and meat departments. Fareway Stores knew Adel would be a great fit because of our reputation of strong community pride and support. And in the few short weeks the store has been open, it's safe to say this match was most certainly made in Heaven- or at least, Iowa.
804 Nile Kinnick Dr S
Adel, Iowa 50003
Phone: (515) 993-2268

Dallas County Fair - July 11th - 15th 

Dallas County Fair 2012

The Dallas County Fair begins on Wednesday, July 11th and runs through Sunday, July 15th. For the second year there will be free admission to the fair!  4-H events and activities at the Dallas County Fair include something for everyone. There will be livestock shows to watch with everything from horses to rabbits.

The Community Building will display the non-livestock exhibits which range from the cookies and breads that are most associated with the fair, to art work and personal development exhibits.

The Second annual 4-H Clover Kids Day will be held July 12 from 4:00 - 7:00 p.m.

Take time to look at and bid on the items at the Dallas County 4-H Foundation Silent Auction booth in the Community Building.

Iowa Learning Farms will have the Conservation Station at the fair on July 13th from 1:00 - 5:00 p.m.

Iowa State University Extension and Outreach Master Gardeners will be on hand to answer gardening questions and have youth activities.

Check out the 4-H schedule.  For more information, check out

Dallas County ISU Extension Office
28059 Fairground Road
Adel, Iowa 50003
Phone: (515) 993-4281
Fax: (515) 993-1027
BRiver Valley Golf Course - July Events
River Valley Golf Course Adel Iowa


We have all sorts of great things going on out here at River Valley!



The grounds crew has been working hard to keep the course in great shape as we continue through the golf season. If you haven't been out for a while, now is the time to get out on the course to enjoy a fun round of golf.

We still have our $28 Tuesday Special for 18 Holes with cart until 1:20 p.m. each week! Also, don't forget about our 50 and older Senior Rate of $30 for 18 Holes with cart Monday - Friday.

The days have been busy out here, so make sure to give us a call to schedule your next tee time. We also have online booking available on our website for your convenience.

If you check out our website, you can view all of our upcoming golf events. We have our Friday Nite Couples, June 29th & July 20th, and many other great open tournaments.

All the details can be found on our website or call the Proshop for more info. Please think of us as well for your next event. Beyond golf outings, we also host events from business meetings to wedding receptions. Feel free to call or stop out to check out what we can do for you and your group.

As summer continues, we want to remind everyone of our great Junior Specials. Give your kids a great activity during the week by taking advantage of our $9 for 9 Holes & $18 for 18 Holes Walking Junior rates.

Also, on Mondays and Wednesdays after 4p.m., Juniors play FREE with a paying adult. These are perfect evenings to introduce your kids to the fun, and challenging game of golf. We also have a July Junior Clinic with spots still available.

This clinic is great learning experience for kids between 8 & 14 years old. More details can be found on our website.

We are still looking for some extra seasonal help if anyone is interested in joining the River Valley Family. All employees receive a great golf package and we strive to maintain a fun, family style work environment. If anyone is interested, please fill out an application from our website and come on in to see us.

Please feel free to visit our Proshop for all our great golf items. We have many great polo shirts and outerwear for both guys and ladies.

New this season, we have a nice selection of River Valley T-shirts available. If a hat is what you need, we have a wide selection of Callaway, Top Flite, Titleist, and Taylormade caps and visors.

You can also get a gift certificate for those who are tough to shop for. We are also here to help with any club upgrades you might be interested in.With access to all the major brands, I will work hard to find you the best price I can.

All of us here at River Valley are looking forward to seeing everyone out here soon!


Curt Wahlert

General Manager

River Valley Golf Course
22927 Valley View Trail
Adel, Iowa 50003
Phone: (515) 993-4029

Pro Shop Hours
7 a.m. - 9 p.m. Mon - Fri
6 a.m. - 9 p.m. Sat & Sun
(Weather/Temperature Permitting)

Range Hours
Sunrise - Sunset
(Weather/Temperature Permitting)
[Please avoid grass if frost covered]
HomeCare Inc. - The Lunch Bunch Wants You
HomeCare Services Dallas County Iowa
HomeCare Services, Inc.
and the Dallas County Congregate Meals Program would like to invite you to join us for a nutritious meal and a gathering of friends old and new.

Meals are served promptly at 11:30 a.m. at all sites. The cost of the meal for those 60 years and older is on a sliding fee scale, based on income with a minimum suggested contribution of $3.

Those people under the age of 60 may also enjoy our meals, but must pay the full cost of the meal set at $9.28 a meal. (Sorry - No Exceptions.)

Please call in your reservation at least 24 hours in advance. 993-4531, Ext. 6.

HomeCare Services Inc. of Dallas County
101 N. 9th St.
Adel, Iowa 50003
Phone: (515) 993-4531

Brick Street BBQ - Cravings!
Brick Street BBQ - Adel, Iowa


Are you craving BBQ... Brick Street Barbecue? Call Merle by any Wednesday and your order will be ready for pick up on Friday.
They 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


Adel HeathMart - Lori Tabbert Spotlight
Adel HealthMart Adel Iowa
Adel HealthMart Adel IowaName: Lori Tabbert    

Title: Pharmacist

Work Experience: Started with Stauffer & Meyer Pharmacies in Waverly, IA.

Moved to Des Moines to work for Dahl's then finally came to Adel to work for Hicks Pharmacy in 1999 and continued with Adel HealthMart in 2008.

How long have you worked at Adel HealthMart: Since 1999 with Hicks, and July of 2008 with Adel HealthMart.

Favorite part of working at Adel Healthmart:
The community. I felt like I was back home where I grew up. It felt like home when I first started and still feels like home.

Outside of work: I enjoy reading and going to book club, cooking and trying new foods. I also enjoy the nature around our home with my husband, Curt Rasmussen.

Adel HealthMart

Phone: 515-993-3644

Fax :515-993-4714

After hours Emergency: 515-333-2959


Around Town
Adel Farmer's MarketFarmer's Market Tuesday Nights at Harvey Floral Co.

This year's market will run on Tuesday's from June 5th to September 25th, from 4:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. New vendors have been signed on for this year along...Continue reading

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

Here is the official listing of the Adel Parks and Recreation events for July 2012... Continue Reading

Racoon River Valley Trail Association2012 Raccoon River Valley Trail Association Annual Picnic

The Raccoon River Valley Trail Association (RRVT) Annual Membership Picnic, will be held Saturday... Continue reading
Adel Sweet Corn 5K2012 Adel Sweet Corn 5K Volunteers Needed

The 5K run is returning to the 2012 Adel Sweet Corn Festival, August 11th. This year's race will start and end at the same point with a new route. Starting time... Continue reading 

HIRTAMark Your Calendar - July 10th - Leave the Driving to Us

Catch the bus to Prairie Meadows on Tuesday, July 10th. Enjoy a day of music, dancing, or other casino activities! Arrive approx 10 a.m. and leave at 3:30 p.m... Continue reading 

FireworkFireworks July 3rd. at Dallas Inc.

Dallas Inc. at 25747 N Avenue, in Adel would like to invite family and friends of Dallas County to come out and Celebrate Independence Day with...  Continue reading

Adel Quilt HistoryQuilt History Study Group - Every 3rd Saturday

Adel Quilting & Dry Goods Co. will host a Quilt History Study Group on the third Saturday of each month from 10 a.m. to noon, June through November...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 - 14, 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... Continue reading
Adel 4HAdel Junior Farmers 4-H Club to Support Adel Food Bank

Christopher McColloch, a member of the Adel Junior Farmers 4-H club, recently received a grant on behalf of his club from Pioneer to benefit the Adel Food Bank... Continue reading
AAOMarmot Names Adel Rep Agency of the Year

Ames Adventure Outfitters, a successful sales agency that represents Marmot outdoor clothing and equipment throughout the mid-western states, has received... Continue reading

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The library is all but quiet these days as the Summer Reading Program continues this month and construction work picks up.

The Adel Public Library Foundation is funding the completion of the final phase of the building. 

The new space will give the library some much needed space on the second floor. 

This expansion will allow for more shelves, a new meeting room, and hopefully an even better library experience. 

Work is scheduled to be completed by the end of summer.

July Events:

Wednesday, July 4th: Library Closed for the 4th of July

Tuesday, July 2nd:
Balloon Workshop
2:00 p.m.
Kids in 3rd, 4th, and 5th grades can come learn how to make balloon animals.

Monday, July 9th:
Family Picnic in Evan's Park - 6:00 p.m.
Enjoy a family picnic in the park with food, games, and fun.

Preschool Storytime
- 10:30 a.m.
Join us for stories, games, songs, crafts and more as we learn about nighttime!

The final Storytime for the summer will be July 17th.

Teen Activity

- 2:00 p.m.
We have a variety of activities this summer to keep teens busy including crafts, snacks and movies!

The final Monday teen activity for the summer will be July 17th.

Toddler Time
- 10:30 a.m.
Join us for stories, games, songs, crafts and more as we learn about nighttime!

The final Toddler Time for the summer will be July 17th.

Drop in Craft
10:30 - 11:30 a.m.
School age children can stop in anytime between 10:30 and 11:30 and make a craft.

The final Drop-in Craft for the summer will be July 18th.

Adventurer Club
- 2:30 p.m.
School age children can join us for a different activity every Wednesday afternoon.

The final Adventurer Club for the summer will be July 18th.

Music Time
- 10:30 a.m.

Join us for singing, dancing, and action songs.

The final Music Time for the summer will be July 19th.

Friday July 6, 13, & 20th:
Family Movies
- 2:00 p.m.
Beat the summer heat in our air conditioning and watch a fun family movie.

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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