"Helping the World Discover Adel" Newsletter
Vol. 70 August 2014
Dear Friend of Adel, 

It's Festival Time in Adel! We have lots of news about the upcoming Adel Sweet Corn Festival. It's a great time to bring the family and enjoy the festivities.

This year, we have Several New events during the month of August. Don't forget to help support Iowa's Veterans and Soldiers on August 2nd at Park Place. Activities for all and the funds stay in Iowa.

August 30th is the Coon River Army Challenge at the Fair Grounds. Both of these events hope to be back next year, stop out and show your support!
Terry is back, once again with a view only Terry can see.
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
Welcome Texture Salon & Spa
Find LSB's "Abe" at the Sweet Corn Festival
Freedom Fest
2014 Adel Sweet Corn Festival Schedule
Adel's Own Sweet Corn Festival Toffee
2 Free Friday Entertainment Concerts on Stage
ISU Extension and Outreach August Events
3 Summer Concerts This August at Penoach
Town & Country Barbershop Open House
AHeinz57 Annual Ruff Ride Charity Event
Terry Traveller - This Day in History August.
2014 Coon River Army Challenge
Adel HealthMart
Around Town - Upcoming Events
BWelcome Texture Salon & Spa
Texture Salon Spa - Adel Iowa
Texture Salon Spa Adel Iowa
Courtney Harden and Missy Powers, the new owners of Texture Salon & Spa

As Adel continues to grow so does its entrepreneurial spirit, which is the backbone of the community.


This month we spoke with Courtney Harden and Missy Powers, the new owners of Texture Salon & Spa - a high-class, full service salon brimming with charm, sophistication, and hospitality at an affordable price.


For Courtney and Missy, it started by chance.


A hairstylist for the past 6 years, Courtney had been working out of her home since the birth of her first child in 2008.  


Courtney was ready to find a part-time chair at a local salon, now that her three children were older. She called up Hair Affair owner Adella Nelson after driving past the salon on numerous occasions. Unfortunately, a chair wasn't available... but Adella had another idea. She explained that she was looking for someone to buy the salon. It was an idea Courtney found intriguing, if not crazy and completely out of left field.


The next day, Courtney met Missy Powers, a college friend and client, at the YMCA to play racquetball, one of their favorite past times. During their warm-up, Courtney told Missy about her phone call with Adella. Missy encouraged Courtney; knowing her talents as a thoughtful, considerate stylist, Missy thought it was a great idea. Courtney went home to think about it.


The next day, as luck would have it, Missy was scheduled for highlights at Courtney's house. This time, it was Missy who proposed a wild idea: what if the two of them co-owned the salon?


At first Courtney was shocked, she wouldn't have thought Missy would be interested in hair as a career. But with Missy's degrees from Iowa State and UNI, Courtney knew how intelligent and thorough Missy could be.  


It all seemed to click into place. Courtney had the style and talent to provide for her clientele, but she feared certain aspects of the business- like taxes and payroll. Missy was looking for a flexible office position as she had recently learned she was pregnant, and owning her own business made sense.


"I knew I wanted to stay home and raise my kids but something facing plenty of women in the work force right now is overcoming a gap in their resume. With [owning our own business] I keep the flexibility. Not only working from home sometimes, but also developing a new skill set."  

- Missy


The dynamic duo took ownership of Texture April 1, 2014. To give it their personal touch, they created a wall treatment to redefine the reception area. Made from pallet boards, the wood is stained in different tones and hung in a staggered pattern. The modern design greets clients and sets the stage for a high-class experience.


Texture Salon Spa - Adel Iowa  

Courtney and her fellow stylists take their time when creating precision haircuts and multi-tonal color treatments, as does Massage Therapist Kristen Wicks when administering massage services.  


"This isn't a 'chop-shop'; its not about how many people we can take in a day. At Texture, our philosophy is about making sure that our clients are happy. For me, I would rather take my time and make sure my clients get exactly what they want...and give them a good price. I don't care how long that takes- style takes time."- Courtney


Texture's stylists pay full-time or part-time rent for a chair and set their own prices. This grants stylists the same flexibilities as the owners. Prices are fairly similar stylist to stylist, but may vary based on experience and service requested.

Texture Salon Spa - Adel Iowa
From L to R: Kristin Wicks (massage therapist), Rebecca Stiles (hairstylist), Adella Nelson (former owner and stylist), Courtney Harden (new owner and stylist), Mary Minturn (barber), and Missy Powers (new owner).

It has been a whirlwind of adventures the past 5 months. Courtney and Missy had the privilege of selecting their own in-store product lines and took the challenge seriously, choosing to sell only the Pureology and Redken products they had tested with continually great results.  


If you're not sure what type of product you need, ask Courtney to write you a personal subscription! The pair continues to expand on their services and have recently been licensed as a tattoo parlor to offer permanent makeup applications.


Texture is actively seeking new stylists and clientele, as well as feedback from the community, especially ideas for new services to supply. This fall, teens will be able to show school pride with hair chalk in every color, a perfect, temporary solution for game day.


Helpful Tips


* Communication is key. Whether its a dramatic change or your first time at that particular salon, its important to develop a common language. ("Shatter technique" may mean something very different to you both.) Take your time discussing what you like and don't like about your current style. Explain your daily routine, identify areas you struggle with, and if you've tried techniques in the past, share them!


* Be knowledgeable and eager to learn. The more you know about your hair's natural composition and facial structure, the better you can determine what may or may not work for you as you look for inspiration.


* Bring in a printed photo from the web or magazine. iPads and camera phones are great to help you find images of your favorite celebrity haircuts, but they don't do any good in your purse. Stylists appreciate a reference they can look at throughout the haircut. If you have a photo of yourself that you enjoy, bring it in! Images and examples go a long way towards improving the communication between customer and stylists.


The team believes that everyone can find his or her personal style at Texture. "Mary Minturn, our seasoned barber, does great men's cuts; I love to color and I love to do teen styles; Adella does lots of wet sets and perms; Becca Stiles likes to do cuts and colors, too. We have a stylist for every age and every attitude." - Missy & Courtney


A high-end salon, Texture stylists continue to keep up on the latest trends and techniques and are encouraged to pursue continuing education. Courtney spends her spare time researching books and videos to prepare for whatever her clients may ask. Missy, in turn continues to enjoy learning the ins and outs of small business administration and enjoys the salon atmosphere with its bustle of activity.


Texture Salon Spa - Adel Iowa Missy and Courtney are excited to become part of the Adel community and encourage those with style, young and old alike, to try the new salon with the big heart for your next great look.


Texture Salon & Spa is open Monday- Saturday, 8 a.m - 7 p.m. Please call (515) 993-4992 to schedule an appointment. Some services are available by appointment only.


Texture Salon & Spa
608 Greene Street

Adel, IA 50003

Phone: (515) 993-4992


BFind LSB's "Abe" at the Sweet Corn Festival
LSB Finf Abe - Adel Iowa During the Adel Sweet Corn Festival, August 9th, Like us on Facebook and post a picture of Lincoln Savings Bank's "Abe" to our Facebook page and receive a Free Tropical Sno

The top 5 pictures selected will receive a $25 Gift Card to a local Adel Restaurant.

Lincoln Savings Bank - LSB Financial
805 Main Street * Adel IA 50003
Office: 515-993-5663
Lincoln Savings Bank, Member FDIC
BFreedom Fest Fun For All Ages August 2nd.

Freedom Fest Adel Iowa  

Freedom Fest Adel Iowa Mark your calendars now for the First Annual Freedom Fest August 2nd,
2014 in Adel, Iowa!


Join organizer Brenna Young of Park Place Catering and fellow local sponsors at Riverside Park for a fun, family friendly day to help raise money for Iowa soldiers.


Freedom Fest will include a free-will donation lunch from 11 am to 2 pm. Meanwhile, a carnival will be set up throughout the park from 11 a.m to
5 pm
with local sponsors running
the booths.


You'll find face painting, duck races, strolling princesses, wrestling demonstration and training from a local coach and former Marine.  


Enjoy a dunk tank, free-will donation chair massages, obstacle course, Army rock climbing wall, and an Adel Legion raffle for a free night at Hotel Pattee! More games and activities are being added daily.


Game tickets will be affordable so that everyone can enjoy all the fun and games of the carnival and support the cause at the same time.


Freedom Fest Adel Iowa


Saturday night will be the Freedom Dance at Park Place starting at 7:30 pm featuring a DJ with more than 10,000 songs to choose from.  


Adult beverages will be sold at the dance, but the atmosphere will be kid-friendly and people of all ages are welcome.


Current sponsors include Brick Street Motors, Des Moines Radio Group, Fusion, G.Rafics Inc., Hotel Pattee, Monica Hoover- Shelter Insurance, Nobbies, Peoples Trust & Savings Bank, Stew Hanson Dodge, Terri Snyder Photography, Wells Fargo Bank, and The Zone of Comfort.


None of the sponsors or vendors was charged to participate in Freedom Fest and all funds raised will be split between the Adel Legion and Camp Dodge.


Camp Dodge donations will then use the funds to provide armed forces families and wounded soldiers with the support they need. Funds go to programs such as day trips and social events for kids while their parents are on leave, job placements and counseling for wounded soldiers, and financial support to help make ends meet.


Additional sponsors, volunteers and donations are always welcome.  

To find out how you can help, please contact Brenna Young through email, or call (515) 371-1993.


Freedom Fest organizers and sponsors are proud that the funds will stay in Iowa and reach each branch of the armed forces. Help us raise money and show your support for our troops at the first annual Freedom Fest in Adel!


Park Place Catering Park Place Catering
1015 Riverside Drive
Adel, Iowa 50003
Contact: Brenna Young
Phone: (515) 371-1993

B2014 Adel Sweet Corn Festival Schedule
35th Annual Adel Sweet Corn Festival 2014 Schedule

Friday, August 8th 
* 5:30 p.m. to 8 p.m.: Sweet Corn Shucking on the corner
   of 10th and Prairie  
* 6 p.m.: Corn shucking contest sponsored by Cumulus Radio
* 6 p.m.: Sweet Corn Princess Contest
* 8:30 p.m. to 11 p.m.: Teen Dance 

Saturday, August 9th
* 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.: Vendor booths open
* 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.: Used Book Sale at library
* 9:30 a.m. to 11 a.m.: Parade (line-up begins at 8:30 a.m.
   - no pre-registration required)
* 10:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.: Children's rides open
* 11 a.m.: Sweet Corn (available until it's gone)
* 6 p.m.: Beer garden opens

Saturday Entertainment Schedule Strolling/Lawn Entertainment
* 11:30 a.m. to noon: Bakers Dozen Mimes
* 12 to 2 p.m.: Sparklehoop Dance
* 2 p.m. to 2:30 p.m.: Sugar Creek Cloggers

Stage Entertainment
* 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.: The Sons of Gladys Kravitz
* 2 p.m. to 2:30 p.m.: Adel Tumbling Club
* 2:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.: Let's Dance of Adel
* 3:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m: Adel Dance Club
* 4:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.: 34th Army Band Sidewinders
* 6:00 p.m.: Beer Garden Opens
* 6:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.: Gimmik
* 10 p.m. to midnight: Big Show Dueling Pianos

2014 Sweet Corn T-Shirts This year's T-Shirts can be purchased at Adel City Hall and at these local businesses:

Adel & Winterset TV & Appliance, Fareway, Fuller's BP, Peoples Trust & Savings Bank, and Raccoon Valley Bank.

The adult sized shirts are $15 for Small-XL and $20 for 2XL-3XL.

Can't wait to see you there!
BAl Dente Toffee's Sweet Corn Festival Toffee
Al Dente Sweet Corn Toffee John at Al Dente Toffee has been working hard on a new toffee.

He calls his latest creation, Adel's Sweet Corn Toffee in honor of the upcoming Sweet Corn Festival.

The limited time toffee has a sweet buttery taste with a special "glad" corn infused into it resulting in a tender to the tooth crunch.

Now Available just in time for the Adel Sweet Corn Festival!

In Snack-Pack and 80z. sizes

Al Dente Adel Iowa
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Al Dente Toffee - Romano and Co.
109 N. 9th St.
Adel, Iowa, 50003
Summer Hours:
8 a.m. - 9 p.m. Tuesday - Saturday
10 a.m. - 6 p.m. Sundays
Closed - Mondays
2 Free Friday Entertainment Concerts on Stage

Adel Free Stage Show June 2014

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.    


AdelPartnersFreeEntertainment 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!


The June Free Friday Entertainment Series event has been rescheduled for Friday, August 1st.  


Please join us at the Adel Community Stage from 7:00-10:00 pm for a night of the blues with Matt Woods and Rob Lumbard. This event is co-sponsored by Horizon Printing Co.


Make sure to join the Adel Chamber on August 22nd for the August Free Friday event. Get Off My Lawn, a classic rock band, will be performing at the Adel Community Stage from 7:00-10:00 pm.  


This is a family-friendly event co-sponsored by Peoples Trust & Savings Bank. 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
BISU Extension and Outreach August Events
ISU Extension Dallas County Iowa
ISU Extension and Outreach August Events

Steve Johnson
ISU Extension Farm Management Specialist, Steve Johnson
Farmland Leasing Meeting

The Iowa State Extension and Outreach of Dallas County annual Farmland Leasing meeting will be on August 4 from 9 a.m.-12 p.m. at the ADM High School commons area located on 801 Nile Kinnick Dr. South in Adel.


ISU Extension Farm Management Specialist, Steve Johnson, would like to invite landowners, tenants and other agri-business professionals with issues related to farmland ownership, management and leasing agreements  

to attend.


Each workshop attendee will receive a one hundred page farmland leasing book. Resources on farmland surveys will also be provided.


Johnson will cover a variety of topics during this three hour seminar including lease types, lease termination, impacts of yields, calculating a fair cash rent and available internet resources.


The cost to attend is $20 per person or $30 per couple and covers registration plus materials. Sign up at the Dallas County Extension located on the Dallas County Fairgrounds. For questions or additional information, call the office at (515) 993-4281.  




Adel 4-H Stepping Up to 4-H


As the new school year begins this fall, some Clover Kids will be entering into the 4th grade, which means they will step up into the Dallas County 4-H program.  


To make this an easy transition, parents and their youth are invited to an informational meeting on Thursday, August 7th from 6:30-8 p.m. at the Iowa State University Extension and Outreach of Dallas County office.  


County Youth Coordinator, Aleta Cochran, will explain to attendees the differences between Clover Kids and 4-H, including club information, events, opportunities and the "main" things to know. Those who are interested in attending should RSVP by Tuesday, August 5 by calling the extension office at (515) 993-4281.




ISU-MakingDo "Making Do"


Iowa State University Extension and Outreach Food and Nutrition Program Specialist, Mary Krisco, will be presenting, "Making Do": Remembering Victory Gardens and the Rations Recipes of World War II on Sunday, August 10th from 1:30-2:30 p.m. at the Forest Park Museum in Perry.  


Be brought back in time to the 1940s when our mothers and fathers or grandmas and grandpas coped with food shortages due to the war.  


Attendees will be amazed at the ingenious ways homemakers made meals without the use of meat and will also be able to take home vintage recipes and some old-time inspiration to save more money on food.


Dallas County ISU Extension Office
28059 Fairground Road
Adel, Iowa 50003
Phone: (515) 993-4281
Fax: (515) 993-1027
B3 Summer Concerts This August at Penoach
Penoach Winery Concerts Penoach Winery will host three concerts this August.

On the eve of the Sweet Corn Festival, August 8th, 7-10 pm,  Penoach Winery will host a Sunset in the Vineyard concert featuring David Zollo and the Body Electrics

On the afternoon of the Festival, Code Blue will be performing from 2-5 pm, for those wanting to get away from the Festival for awhile to sit in the shade and enjoy some wine and music.  

On August 29, 7-10 pm, Crosswind will be performing in a Sunset in the Vineyard Concert at the Winery.

All three Concerts are Free!

2014 Penoach Winery Concert Series.

Penoach Winery
26759 N Avenue
Adel, Iowa 50003
Phone: (515) 993-4374
Facebook: Penoach-Vineyard-Winery
BTown & Country Barbershop Open House
Town and Country Barbershop - Adel Iowa Town & Country Barbershop will host an Open House on Friday, August 8th from 5:00 - 7:00 p.m.

"Thank you Adel and surrounding communities celebrating one year of business!

Stop by for refreshments, giveaways and a Free Neck Shave."

- Jenny Orr Phipps, Owner

Barbershop Hours: Tuesday through Saturday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Town & Country Barbershop
903 Main St.
Adel, Iowa 50003
Phone: (515) 238-0097
BAHeinz57 Annual Ruff Ride Charity Event
AHeinz57 Ruff Ride AHeinz57 Pet Rescue and Transport will host its 6th Annual "Ruff Ride" Charity Motorcycle Ride to benefit homeless and death row dogs in Iowa on Saturday August 23rd, 2014.

Last year's event drew over 200 bikes and this year's event looks to be even bigger and better with great prizes, fun games and an outside BBQ dinner featuring live music from the band Trips.

The ride starts and ends in Adel Iowa and includes a scenic route through both Guthrie and Dallas County.

AHeinz57 Pet Rescue & Transport is a foster based animal rescue helping hundreds of homeless, injured and abused dogs throughout Iowa.

We pull death row dogs out of traditional shelters, place them in foster and forever homes and provide free transportation for dogs from traditional shelters to no-kill rescues.

We are a thriving growing 501c3 organization committed to saving the lives of our furry friends. For more information about us visit or for recent photos and stories search us on Facebook.
  • Registration: 10:00 a.m. Raccoon Valley Community House in Adel
  • Ride Out: 12:00 p.m.
  • Riders Arrive Back at Home Base between: 4:30 and 5:30 p.m.
  • Dinner and Prizes: 4:30-6:00 p.m.

Pre-registration for our Ruff Ride is now being accepted for bikers and party bus riders. Ride details and registration can be found at!

Contact Mark Gilchrist at

AHeinz57 Pet Rescue & Transport
Phone:  (515) 834-3016
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
BTerry Traveller - This Day in History August
Terry Baseball Every August I am reminded of baseball, and softball, and sometimes whiffle ball as its kind of the same thing.

I am reminded of days spent on dirt fields in front of tall corn, or next to cemeteries.

Now, I'm not a fan of baseball per say, maybe because I had to play deep right field due to my distinct ability to catch butterflies with my glove.

But I do love the memories of a baseball game. The bright lights buzzing with gnats, the smell of hotdogs in tepid water, the roar of the crowd, the sound of my inhaler, the crack of the bat, the spitting headache.

Its an American pastime that everyone can enjoy. Sure the games are slow, and no matter when you go its hot or rainy. And there is a pretty good chance you'll get hit in the face, or worse, intercept a play and be known forever as the guy who grabbed the ball.

But in the moments before you make a fool of yourself, before the sunburn sets in, before the kid next to you spills soda on your lap, there is the beauty of the National Anthem. The catharsis of the 7th inning stretch. The poorly planned engagement attempt shown on the scoreboard. The adorably dainty cups of beer. The majesty of The Chicken.

So this summer go see a baseball game. To put you in the mood, here are some of the most interesting historical dates baseball has to offer in August over the years- disappointingly only one about Bob Uecker.

4th August
1910 - A's Jack Coombs & White Sox Ed Walsh pitch a 16 inning scoreless tie.

1982 - New York Met Joel Youngblood singles in Chicago during the day game.
He is then traded to the Expos and singles in Philadelphia during the night game.

1983 - While warming up before the 5th inning, Yankee Dave Winfield
accidentally kills a seagull.

August 6th
1937 - Indians overturn Yankees' 7-6 win by protesting.

1972 - Hank Aaron hits 660th & 661st Home Runs for the Braves- a record for 1 team.

1991 - Debbie Doom pitches 2nd consecutive perfect game in Women's Softball at the Pan American Games, beating Nicaragua, 8-0.

August 16th
1927 - The first Home Run is hit out of Comiskey Park in Chicago by none other than NY Yankee Babe Ruth.

1964 - St Louis Cardinal Curt Flood gets 8 straight hits in a doubleheader.

1987 - NY Mets beat Chicago Cubs, 23-9.

August 24th
1908 - NY Giants scores are shown on electric diamonds known as "Compton's Baseball Bulletin" at Madison Square Garden.

1983 - Cincinnati Red Pete Rose ends his "Consecutive Games Played". streak
at 745.

1989 - Pete Rose is suspended from baseball for life for gambling.

August 31st
2012 - The Brewers erect the Uecker Monument outside Miller Park.

August ?nd
1987 - Filming begins on Bull Durham, the only baseball movie worth watching. The only softball movie worth watching is A League of Their Own. There is, in fact, an inspirational wiffle ball movie too.

Happy travels!
- Terry

Terry Traveller
B2014 Coon River Army Challenge August 30

Coon River Challenge - Dallas County Fairgrounds The Coon River Army Challenge comes to the Dallas County Fairgrounds


Get ready for mud, music, and fun at the 2014 Coon River Army Challenge!


Join drill sergeants and active duty Army soldiers for a wild adventure mud run and obstacle course Saturday, August 30th encompassing the entire Dallas County Fairgrounds in Adel, Iowa.


Saturday morning active duty army soldiers will build the 3+ mile mud run and obstacle course, setting the stage for Drill sergeants to recreate a day in the life of Basic Training. The Race starts at 9:00 a.m


All ages and all fitness levels are welcome! Individuals and teams of 4 or more are encouraged to participate, both for competitive/ timed awards as well as fun-run awards for the most spirit, craziest costumes, largest team, and more.  

All proceeds from this year's run will be donated to Hope For the Warriors- a charitable organization that assists post 9/11 veterans and their families.


Sponsors for the event currently include Adel's Anytime Fitness as well as many fitness facilities and businesses throughout central Iowa. Want to sponsor the event? Contact marketing director Jessie Perry at (515) 528- 4212.


See if you have what it takes; join the Coon River Army Challenge today!


Coon River Army Challenge - Adel Iowa


Previous Army Challenge tours have had over 3,400 runners so sign up soon. Register now at

Registration is $40 and includes race entry, event shirt, finishers medal & race packet. 


The Adel event is organized by Bret Perry-Active Duty Army solider stationed in Des Moines and Jessie Perry-Marketing Director for the Army Challenge.  


Both currently reside in Adel and are ADM Alumni. They feel Adel is a natural community for the third tour of the CR Challenge and appreciate the support  

that has already been shown. 


Jessie Perry
The Coon River Army Challenge
601 N 12th Street

Adel, IA 50003
Phone: (515) 528-4212

August at the Adel United Methodist Chruch
Adel UMC Adel Sweet Corn Festival Activities!

Adel United Methodist Church will be extending hospitality to all those coming to eat sweet corn on 10th Street during the upcoming Adel Sweet Corn Festival.

We will be offering salt and pepper in shakers to save opening those little packets and the possible litter that comes with them.

Doesn't Jesus say something about being the salt of the world?).

In addition to the salt and pepper, we will be offering folks hand wipes to clean up with and tooth flossers, because eating corn in public can be embarrassing enough without it sticking in your teeth! We will have seating in the shade and welcome you to join us.

And, come help support our youth, who will be serving ice cream with a variety of toppings as a fundraiser. 

Cowboy Church UMC Adel Iowa Cowboy Church

Adel United Methodist Church is excited to share a unique worship opportunity with the community. 

We will be honoring "Cowboy Churches," and we invite you to join us on August 24, 2014 to share the experience. 

Our music will be gospel and country music at both worship services that morning (8:30 a.m. and 10:30 a.m.) along with other typical "cowboy church" worship emphases.

Cowboy churches are local Christian churches within the cowboy culture that are distinctively Western heritage in character. A typical cowboy church may meet in a rural setting like a barn, metal building or sale barn. They have often been in the back of feed stores, a rodeo arena and have their own country gospel band.

Baptisms are generally done in a stock tank.  There is almost always an opportunity to honor our veterans and the sermons are usually short and simple.  And, just for fun, if you choose, we invite you to dress in country western attire, including hats and boots.

So please, join us for Cowboy Church and in the courtyard for a BBQ with pulled pork, baked beans and various other dishes on this same day.  

Brickstreet BBQ will be preparing and serving the meal.

Y'all come now, ya hear!

Adel United Methodist Church
115 South Tenth Street
Adel, Iowa 50003
Phone: (515) 993-3791
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
Around Town
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 
Al Dente Toffe Coupon July 2014 Get a Free Scoop of Gelato at Al Dente Toffee

Everyone likes an Extra Scoop of Gelato! During the month of July thru August 7th, Al Dente Toffee in Adel is adding a Free scoop of their delicious Gelato to any...   Continue reading 
Adel After Prom ADM After Prom Smart HONDA Car Wash August 2nd - 3rd

ADM After Prom Smart HONDA Car Wash on August 2nd - August 3rd. Starting at 10:00 a.m. to Aug 3rd at 2:00 p.m.
11206 Hickman Road...   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

Adel freedom fest 1st Annual Freedom Fest Supports Iowa Soldiers Aug. 2

August 2 Event Raises Funds for Adel Legion & Child Youth Program and Warrior & Family Services Branch. Families can have fun and support Iowa soldiers at... Continue reading
ADM After Prom ADM After Prom Sweet Corn Teen Dance August 8th

Sweet Corn Teen Dance Ages: 13-18. Friday Night, August 8th at 8:30 p.m. After Corn Shucking at the Adel Community Pavilion. All proceeds go to the...   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 
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Courtesy of Your Adel Public Library:
You did it! The kids participating in the Fizz, Boom, Read Summer reading program read over 5,000 hours.

That beat last year's record of 4,414 total hours read.

Miss Laura and Miss Paula held up their promise to dress up in wacky costumes if the kids beat last year's total, by dressing up as Cookie Monster and a Hershey chocolate kiss!


We are busily preparing for the annual Friends of the Library Book Sale which will be during our Sweet Corn Festival here in Adel.

The pre-sale, for Friends of the Adel Public Library, will be on Friday, August 8th from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., while the Book Sale is open for the public on Saturday, August 9th from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m..

Want to get in early? Anyone can join the friends of the Adel Public Library for just $5.00!

We have lots of wonderful books this year, and will continue to accept donations until the close of business on Monday, August 4th.

Please remember that the sale will be in our community room, and that the library will be closed on Saturday, August 9th during the sale and festival.


Our next Garage Sale of the summer is Friday, August 30th from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. and Saturday August 31st from 10:00 a.m. to noon.

All proceeds from the monthly garage sales are used by the Friends of the Adel Public Library Foundation for special projects and programs at the library.


Book Clubs are a great way to meet new people and share the love of reading.

During the summer the library has two monthly adult book clubs that are open to everyone.

The Brown Bag Book Club meets on Thursday, August 14th at noon to discuss a book of your choice.

This is a fun way to share your favorite book or author.

The Evening Book Club meets on Thursday, August 28th at 7:00 p.m. to discuss Wild: from lost to found on the Pacific Crest Trail by Cheryl Strayed.

This best-selling memoir is being made into a movie starring Reese Witherspoon with a release date in December.


Come to the library on Friday, August, 1st between 10:00 a.m. and noon and you can Touch a Truck.

We'll have various trucks, tractors, fire engines, and school busses on hand in the Adel City Hall parking lot for kids to explore.

Thanks to the City of Adel, the Adel Fire Department, A-D-M Schools, Ashley and Matt Pelzer, and John Finneseth for lending their time and equipment to this event.


Our annual Lego Building Contest for all school-aged kids will be on Tuesday, August 5th from 10:00 a.m. until 11:00 a.m.

Come and let your imagination run wild as you design and build great things. Awards will be given in many categories to celebrate your designs. 

Lego creations need to be built at the library.


The Classic Movie Monday will be showing the movie Anne of Green Gables Part III on Monday, August 11th at 2:00 p.m.


Our first Early Out Movie is on August, 27th at 2:00 p.m.

We will be serving popcorn and watching the movie Rio 2.


The library will be closed in observance of Labor Day on Monday, September 1st.


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

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

Paula James
Adel Public Library
303 S. 10th St.
Adel, Iowa 50003
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Recipe of the Month
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Summer Pickles

There was a time when we would grow strawberries, rhubarb, and tomatoes in our backyard.

Nowadays, we enjoy the bounties of others. It is not uncommon to find buckets of tomatoes, bushels of corn, gigantic zucchini, and this year, quite a few cucumbers, scattered around our kitchen counters from the Farmer's Market and friends near and far.

We use what we can, and pass along the bounty to our daughters and friends. We are always grateful to those who are gracious enough to share these incomparable treats.

This year, cucumbers seem to be in large supply. You can only have so many cucumber sandwiches and salads before you start thinking about canning the rest of them.

I found a great recipe for home-made pickles. This simple recipe doesn't require canning, and in true family tradition can be modified in any number of ways based on your taste - just add more of this or that.

This pickling solution even works on other produce, like peppers, carrots, or okra. It's from a well-loved, 1974 church-lady cookbook, so you know it has to be good.

Easy Pickles

1 glass quart sized Jar
Quartered Cucumbers
2 cloves of Garlic
2 sprigs of fresh Dill
1/2 tsp Coriander Seeds
1/4 tsp Mustard Seeds
1/4 tsp whole Peppercorns
1/8 tsp Red Pepper Flakes
2 cups of Water
1 Tablespoon Salt
Large chunk of Onion

1. Tightly pack cucumber slices into a clean jar with a tight lid. You can reuse glass jars from other condiments or buy canning jars.

2. Add the spices on top.

3. Mix the water and salt together until the salt is dissolved. Pour the liquid over the pickles.

4. Leave about an inch of space between the water and the top of the jar.

5. All the cucumbers must be submerged in the water. Add the chunk of onion to help weigh down the pickles.

6. Put the lid on the jar and leave it on the counter for 3 days.

7. Test a pickle on day 3. If it is to your liking, put the jar in the fridge- this will end the fermentation process.

If the pickles are not to your liking, keep testing them each day.

They are perfect when they taste great and they still have their crunch. If a white film (or yeast) develops at the top, just skim it off.

The pickles will keep for 6 months in the fridge.

Adel Museum Sweet Corn Festival Activities
Adel Museum

The Adel Historical Museum i will have several events during the Sweet Corn Festival.

Delicious home-made ice cream will be available again.

Three Quester groups (Raccoon Valley, Lik Skillet, and George Mifflin Dallas) will have a "Corn Patch Antique Sale" outside the museum from 7:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.

The museum will also be open to tour following the parade.

There is no charge to tour the eight rooms.

Please come see the plans for the new Kinnick Addition and consider making a donation!

Adel Historical Museum
1129 Main St.
Adel, Iowa 50003
Phone: (515) 993-1032 
Adel Museum Kinnick Addition
Nile Kinnick Hiesman Trophy

June was incredibly successful month for the Adel Historical Museum's fundraising drive to build a new museum addition honoring Nile Kinnick, Jr.

At the beginning of June, the museum's fundraising total was $50,300.

The special viewing of Kinnick's 1939 Heisman Trophy on Saturday, June 14th, raised over $5,000!

Thank you to all those who came out, especially the University of Iowa, Herky the Hawk, and our local sponsors Fareway and Lincoln Savings Bank.

Along with several big donations, the Kinnick Addition was awarded an $8,000 grant from the Dallas County Foundation on June 23rd!

The museum has now raised over $66,000 toward its $70,000 goal.

Donations can be made at Adel City Hall or at the Adel Historical Museum. Stop by during the festival!

Thank you for your generous support!

Adel City Hall
301 S. 10th St.
Adel, Iowa 50003
Phone: (515) 993-4525
Facebook: /CityofAdelIowa 
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
Alumni 2014 Class Reunion News
ADM Alumni News - Adel Iowa
Upcoming Alumni Events

August 8th:

The ADM Alumni Association 12th Annual ADM Alumni Golf Tournament at River Valley Golf Course.

Shot gun tee time at 8:00 a.m. Register early for the golf tournament as it fills up quickly.

For more information or contact Dick Wicks at (515) 993-4454 or at


The 2014 - 17th Annual ADM Alumni Association All Alumni Reunion will be held from 4 p.m. to 9 p.m. at the ADM School Commons - 804 Nile Kinnick Drive South - Adel, IA.

Dinner will be available from 5 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. and served by the ADM After Prom Committee as a fund raiser.


The ADM Athletic Hall of Fame Induction ceremony will be held at 7 p.m. during the ADM All Alumni Reunion.

ADM Hall of Fame - Adel Iowa

2014 ADM Hall of Fame Inductees: 

Angie Gilliland - Adel-DeSoto Class Of 1989

Bric Nelson - Adel-DeSoto-Minburn Class Of 1998

Whitney Johnson - Adel-DeSoto-Minburn Class Of 2005

Ron Brenner - Teacher/Coach

The inductees will be honored in the 8-9 Commons, with the formal ceremony that evening at 7:00 p.m. in the high school auditorium. 

Please make plans now to attend.

August 9th:

The ADM Alumni Association is hosting their 1st Ever ADM Alumni Volleyball Scrimmage.

ADM Alumni Volleyball Tournament

August 9th at 1:00 p.m. in the ADM High School Gym.

Everyone is invited to come play or just visit with teammates and friends!

To find out more, visit

Class Reunions

These classes are having reunions during the Adel
Sweet Corn Festival.

Adel Class of 1949

Adel HS 1954 football

Adel Class of 1957

Adel Class of 1959

Adel Class of 1964

Adel Class of 1969

Adel Class of 1974

Adel Class of 1979

Adel-DeSoto Class of 1984

Adel-DeSoto Class of 1989

ADM Class of 1999

To find out more, visit

Once a Tiger,
Always a Tiger!

ADM Alumni Association
P.O. Box 122
Adel, Iowa 50003
Light the tRail
July 11th

We have two remaining Light the tRAIL rides this summer, and the August 8th ride comes through Adel.

Riders can start in Waukee or Adel at the Rendezvous Lounge.

The official glow ride is Adel-Waukee departing about 9:15 p.m. from Mickey's irish Pub in Waukee.

It's a fun, easy ride and we raffle off prizes such as a bike jersey in addition to awarding Best Dressed and Best Decorated Bike.

You'll also be supporting a new trailhead art project for the RRVT.

Riders can enjoy a tasty dinner and drinks at Rendezvous Lounge or the Longest Yard before joining their colorful compatriots on the ride back to Waukee to announce contest winners.

For information on this exciting community project, please visit

Raccoon River Valley
Trail Association

14581 K Avenue
Perry, Iowa 50220
Phone: 515-465-3577
2014 Older Iowans Day Trip to the Iowa State Fair
Ioea State fair Trip

Do you like going to the Iowa State Fair; but don't like the hassle of all the traffic?

Let Adel Parks & Rec. take care of that!

They are providing transportation to the Iowa State Fair on Wednesday, August 13th.

They will leave Adel City Hall at 8:30 a.m .and will leave the Iowa State Fair at 3:30 p.m.

Fee: $15.00 per person
Ages: 60 and up

Registration Deadline: Friday, August 8th, 2014

Adel Parks & Rec.
Adel, Iowa 50003
Phone: (515) 993-4525
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