"Helping the World Discover Adel" Newsletter

Vol. 82 August 2015 
Dear Friend of Adel,

It's August in Adel so you know we're gonna have an issue packed with Adel Sweet Corn Festival news with lots of things to enjoy individually or with the family!

This month we talk with Elizabeth Holland about her recent purchase of the Adel Veterinary Clinic in Adel where she's worked since 2008.

Terry is back, with a heartfelt farewell to Fuller's BP. If you're missing Terry's "adventures", never fear, we publish one every Sunday on the website.

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
Elizabeth Holland - Adel Veterinary Clinic
Find LSB's "Abe" at the Sweet Corn Festival
Coming Home to Play after 48 years
Brick Street Barbecue at the Festival!
2015 Adel Sweet Corn Festival Schedule
ISU Extension and Outreach News & Events
3 on 3 Tournament During Sweet Corn Festival
August Sunset in the Vineyard Concerts
Adel Quilting Customer Appreciation Days
Annual Ruff Ride Charity Event Aug. 29th
Driver Wanted - Mike's Adel Power Equipment
Adel HealthMart
Around Town - Upcoming Events
Adel Public Library
Terry Traveller -...Reviews Fuller Massage
Adel American Legion Sweet Corn Festival Lunch
Alumni 2015 Class Reunion News
Dallas County Bond Referendum August 4th
2015 Older Iowans Day Trip
ADM K-3 Flag Football Sign-up
Mayor Peters Discusses the City of Adel.
B Elizabeth Holland - Adel Veterinary Clinic
Adel Veterinary Clinic

Adel Veterinary Clinic This month we are proud to bring you an interview with Veterinarian Elizabeth Holland the new owner of the Adel Veterinary Clinic on Highway 6.


Exciting changes are coming to Adel in the form of revitalization and growth.  


The downtown square is being restored with an eye towards heritage, new businesses are taking place of old, and longstanding businesses are handing over the keys to a new generation of shopkeepers.


At the Adel Veterinary Clinic, Dr. Pat Rohret has sold the practice after 40 years to protégé Dr. Elizabeth Holland.  


Holland has worked for the Adel Vet Clinic since 2008 following her graduation from Iowa State University where she was named the top graduate in small animal medicine.


Elizabeth was drawn to the Adel Veterinary Clinic, like most of its clientele, because Dr. Rohret kept up-to-date with the latest advancements in veterinary medicine. As all of his clients will agree, Pat stood out as a great animal doctor with a keen interest in expanding services and experiences for pets and their families. Dr. Holland is proud to continue these traditions as the clinic moves forward.


"Most everything will stay the same because the practice was great already.

 At this point, I converted the doctors' office to a comfort room for acupuncture and a place to practice euthanasia in a more comfortable setting. It's a much homier feel that people and pets have appreciated. For those difficult endings it's nice because it helps the transition to be more peaceful."


The staff of the Adel Veterinary clinic will also stay the same thanks to Elizabeth's dedication to a positive work environment.


Adel Veterinary Clinic
L-R: Heather Huntoon, Dr. Holland, and Heidiann Cambell

"I certainly feel a large sense of responsibility to my employees and that comes with pride to provide them with a productive and positive work environment. We want to provide them and their families with a place that they enjoy.  


It has been more of a responsibility than I expected, in a very positive way. I take that responsibility very seriously. Before, I always thought about the pets and clients, but now providing a positive, rewarding and fulfilling work environment for our staff is important because we have an amazing staff.  


I had polled some clients and I was overwhelmed how much our staff means to our clients. I am so grateful that they have all stayed and are excited about the transition, and they are looking for more ways to serve our patients and our clients. It's pretty exciting."


In addition to cosmetic changes, Elizabeth and the staff are excited to get more involved with community outreach opportunities starting with their participation in the Adel Sweet Corn Festival Parade- a first for the clinic.


Adel Veterinary Clinic

The biggest concern shared by clients, staff, and community members alike can be put to rest. Elizabeth stated with a joyful smile and laugh that she has every intention of keeping the sign along Highway 6 with its trademark weekly puzzles. These puzzles consist of three simple words or phrases that have something in common. The answer is then posted at the end of the week.  


The sign has been a talking point within the community for years, and news of the changing ownership sent shockwaves through many. The puzzle side was an appreciated anxiety point for Holland. The sign has served as a welcome board for so many who travel to, from, and through Adel that Elizabeth never thought of changing it when purchasing the clinic.  


She and her husband took the responsibility of continuing the tradition by spending a weekend coming up with dozens of puzzles to fill the sign for the next year. Dr. Holland encourages suggestions for the other side of the sign to help promote Adel community events and happenings.


Adel Veterinary Clinic
L-R: Dr. Scott Beaman, Dr. Elizabeth Holland

Clients can rest assured that the exceptional care and services the Adel Veterinary Clinic has been known for will remain and continue to expand under Holland's direction.  


Adel Veterinary Clinic
Jill Caudle assisting Dr. Holland

Along with Dr. Scott Beeman's expertise in exotic species and their shared wealth of knowledge in small animal species, the clinic will cater to family pets of all kinds using a variety of techniques and modalities.  


Services include annual examinations, vaccinations, dentistry, lab procedures, pain management, an onsite pharmacy, five-star boarding, hospitalization, and pet surgery services.  


One of the most important notes the veterinarians at the clinic can provide is to encourage pet owners to commit to annual examinations. One year in the life of a pet can seem like a decade, and so much can change between visits.  


Examinations at the Adel Vet Clinic are dynamic and complete, hoping to bridge the gap between nonverbal pet and mindful owner. Doctors Holland and Beeman both believe strongly in educating clients during this process, providing as much information as they can to help clients aid in the wellness and livelihood of their pets. Many clients leave the examination stating they wish their doctor was as thorough!  


Dr. Holland is a certified veterinary acupuncturist (CVA), having received her training through the International Veterinary Acupuncture Society (IVAS).  


Adel Veterinary Clinic "I received my training and certification in Veterinary Acupuncture in 2010 with the help and encouragement of Dr. Rohret as a way to expand what we can provide to pets. I still believe and practice Western medicine; this is just another way to expand our abilities to help in cases where there aren't as many options.  


I find the most amazing results are in older patients with arthritis and pain; when either the medicines don't seem to help or the people are interested in alternatives that are maybe a little bit safer."


Acupuncture is an ancient technique where very fine needles are placed in specific points in the body to help decrease pain, heal injuries, stimulate the immune system and decrease anxiety. This technique has been shown to increase blood and lymphatic flow to tissues, stimulate nerve function and increase the release of natural pain relieving chemicals.  


"I feel acupuncture treatments allow the body to help heal its self without the side effects medicines can cause such as drinking and urinating too much or liver damage over time. If the pet has some underlying problem going on that we don't want to use medications, it is a safe and effective alternative. It can also be used in combination with traditional treatments.  


It can be used to treat many conditions: urinary incontinency, pain, seizures, allergies, constipation, vomiting, not eating- it's pretty amazing. The fact that Dr. Rorhet was open to the practice and helped me get my training speaks volumes in my mind about how he was always trying to serve all his clients and patients."


Elizabeth, her husband, and three sons live in Adel near Kinnick-Feller Park and have found home in living the small town life in Adel.  


"It's what I've always dreamed of. I was raised in a town where I walked to elementary school and my dad owned a dentist practice down the street. It's something I had always pictured for myself.  


The best things about Adel include being able to walk downtown, to school, to the parks; the friendliness of people, in recognizing clients and friends on the street, the good schools and the good library, a downtown that is growing and revitalizing... that is all very exciting for me. "


Adel Veterinary Clinic
619 Greene St.
Adel, Iowa 50003
Phone: (515) 993-4707
Facebook: AdelVeterinaryClinic?fref=ts  

BFind LSB's "Abe" at the Sweet Corn Festival

LSB Find Abe - Adel Iowa During the Adel Sweet Corn Festival, August 8th, Like us on Facebook and post a picture of Lincoln Savings Bank's "Abe" to our Facebook page and receive a coupon for 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

Adel LSB Team

Wishing You a Happy Sweet Corn Festival!

Be sure to say "Hi" to the Adel Lincoln Savings Bank Team as thy serve corn from 12 pm to 2 pm during the Festival.
Coming Home to Play after 48 years
Doug James and the Pocket
Doug James
August 8th will be a homecoming for Doug James.

Doug is a Class of 67' graduate who makes his living as a DJ, voice talent, actor, and musician in Chicago.

His band, Doug James and the Pocket will be playing on stage August 8th from 11 am to 2 pm after the parade.

In 2010, former Chicago Dee Jay Doug James recruited a veteran band of Chicago musicians to form Doug James and The Pocket.

"Since then we've been tearing through Chicagoland with shows at the House of Blues, Buddy Guy's legends, the Hard Rock Cafe, Reggies, Harlem Ave Lounge, the Chicago Blues Fest, Ribfest and other venues."

"We make music that matters to us - part blues, part funk, part r&b, part rock. We play real loose with the proportions, though." says Doug,

The band's recently released CD 'Leg Up', is available for download on iTunes, CD Baby, Amazon, Google Plus and on BandCamp."

"Leg Up should come with a warning: Once you put it in your CD player, you may not be able to get it out... James has assembled a killer lineup of tunes that represents the best of their live shows, dripping with authentic Chicago-style rhythm and blues. They are the real deal!"
-- Steve Downes, WDRV-FM Chicago

Band Members:
Doug James
- Vocals/Keys/Percussion
Rick Demshi
- Bass/Vocals
Ken Johnson
- Keyboards
Chuck Wasserburg
- Guitars/Mandolin.Vocals
Dave Rix
- Harmonica/Vocals/Percussion

On Saturday, his nephew Aaron James, will be sitting in on percssion while Dave enrolls his daughter in Harvard.

"Aaron is a great musician, I'm looking forward to performing with him on stage."

Although Doug might not make back to Adel very often, you've probably seen or heard him. He's a very talented performer who successfully does a wide range of work in film, television, theater and music.

Recently he's been the voice of McDonalds, Craftmen, Reese's Puffs and Eggo to list a few.

His film work includes, Google Me Love, Just Like a Woman, Diversion, The Express, and Check Please.

On TV he's been in, Chicago PD, ER, Cupid, Prison Break. and as a villain in the STARZ hit, Boss.

"I play a VERY bad man. I was known simply as 'The Grey Haired Man' until season 2 when my identity was revealed. I play an anonymous, mysterious, somewhat scary guy who basically does surveillance and if the job requires cleans up any loose ends. The Kelsey Grammar series lasted only 2 seasons. But it was a great show and so much fun to be working with so many fine actors!

On living in Chicago, Doug replied, "it's been the best place to do what I've done, but it's the Adel start that helped make that possible."

When asked what to expect on the 8th,"We hope that when you listen to us you dance a lot, laugh some, and yes, maybe even think some. That's what we're all about." - Doug

You can see and hear clips of Doug's work at and listen to the great sounds of Doug James and the Pocket at
BBrick Street Barbecue at the Festival!
Brick Street Barbecue Adel Iowa There will be many opportunities to eat at the festival, but if you want honest to goodness BBQ stop at the Brick Street Barbecue booth.

Merle's technique results in the most tender, flavorful and delicious BBQ experience. You'll be back for more!

Brick Street Barbecue
29048 Prospect Ave
Adel, Iowa 50003
Phone: (515) 993-3049
B2015 Adel Sweet Corn Festival Schedule

AdelSweetCornFestival2014The Annual Adel Sweet Corn Festival is August 8th.
This annual event is Adel's way of saying
"Thank you" to the community and to all who visit.

The weekend is a fan favorite - with multiple events taking place across town.

One of the oldest traditions of the festival is the corn shucking. Volunteers gather to fill a refrigerated semi-truck with tons of ready-to-be-cooked corn on the cob. Everyone is welcome to join the fun.

Come early, do both days, run the 5K, enjoy the parade, eats lots of corn, stop by the American Legion Hall for lunch in the A.C., visit the many booths and enjoy the stage shows. As it gets hot, take a break and check out the Air Conditioning at the Used Book Sale located in the Adel Library.

We can't wait to see you here!


Friday, August 7th 
  • 8 am: 7th Annual ADM Alumni Golf Tournament at River Valley Golf Course
  • 10 am to 5 pm: Adel Public Library Used Book Sale
  • 4 pm to 9 pm: All Alumni Reunion at High School
  • 5:30 pm to 8 pm: Sweet Corn Shucking on the corner of 10th and Prairie
  • 6 pm: Sweet Corn Princess Contest
  • 7 pm: ADM Athletic Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony at High School
  • 7 pm to 8:30: ADM AfterProm Teen Dance at stage DJ and Gate $5
Saturday, August 8th
  • 8 am: Sweet Corn 5K Race
  • 9 am to 5 pm: Vendor booths open
  • 9 am to 4 pm: Used Book Sale at Adel Public Library
  • 9:30 am to 11 am: Parade (line-up begins at 8:30 a.m.
  •    - no pre-registration required)
  • 10:30 am to 4:30 pm: Children's rides open
  • 11 am: Sweet Corn (available until it's gone)
  • 6 pm: Beer garden opens (Only Open to Ages 21 and over)
Saturday Entertainment Schedule Strolling/Lawn Entertainment
  • 12 pm to 2 pm: Sparklehoop Dance (Southside Court House)
  • 2 pm to 2:30 pm: Sugar Creek Cloggers
  • 2:30 pm to 3 pm: GottaZING (South east of Court House)
Stage Entertainment 
  • 11 am to 2 pm: Doug James and the Pocket
  • 2:15 pm to 3:30 pm: Adel Tumbling and Dance Club
  • 3:30 pm to 4:30 pm: Let's Dance of Adel
  • 6:00 pm: Beer Garden Opens
  • 6:30 pm. to 9:30 pm: Monkey Monkey Monkey
  • 10 pm to midnight: Flying Marsupials
2015 Adel Sweet Corn Festival TShirts This year's 36th Annual Adel Sweet Corn Festival T-shirst can be purchased at:
  • Adel City Hall
  • Adel & Winterset TV & Appliance
  • Fareway Food Stores' (Adel)
  • Peoples Trust & Savings Bank's (Adel)
  • Raccoon Valley Bank (Adel)

$15 for Adult S, M, L, and XL
$20 for 2XL and 3XL

Shirts will also be available during the 36th Annual Sweet Corn Festival.
BISU Extension and Outreach News & Events
ISU Extension Dallas County Iowa
Iowa Learning Farms Trip
Iowa Learning Farms to Host Field Day in Dallas County

Iowa Learning Farms will host a field day on Wednesday, Aug. 5, from 5:30-7:30 p.m. at the Craig Fleishman farm, rural Minburn.
The field day will focus on the idea of integrating several conservation farming practices to help reduce soil erosion and reduce nutrients entering Iowa's water bodies.

Iowa Learning Farms farmer partner Craig Fleishman has been mindful of the changes he is making on his farm to do his part to help with the Iowa Nutrient Reduction Strategy. His approach looks at the whole farm and what he can do to improve soil health and water quality while remaining profitable. He will share his approach to conservation farming at the field day. Attendees will visit a field that has been inter-cropped with corn, soybeans, and oats, and also a field recently planted with a mixture of cover crops.

Also speaking at the field day is Rick Cruse, Iowa State University agronomy professor. Cruse has been working with the Iowa Daily Erosion Project and will discuss the concern of soil erosion in Iowa. Also speaking is Bob Hartzler, an ISU Extension and Outreach weed specialist. He will offer tips and considerations for herbicides and cover crops.

The field day will be at the Fleishman farm, 17794 Quinlan Ave., Minburn.

Following the speakers, attendees can enjoy a complimentary supper, prepared by Saddles BBQ in Madrid. The field day is free and open to the public, but an RSVP is requested by July 27. Contact Iowa Learning Farms to reserve a place for the meal: phone 515-294-5429, or email:

The Iowa Nutrient Reduction Strategy is a guideline to reduce nitrogen and phosphorus that enter Iowa's waterways. Using a suite of conservation practices such as cover crops, extended rotations, nutrient management, and edge-of-field structures such as bioreactors and wetlands will reduce nonpoint source pollution significantly in Iowa waters and downstream. For more information on the Iowa Nutrient Reduction Strategy, visit the website:

For more information about Iowa Learning Farms, visit the website: View Flyer

Established in 2004, Iowa Learning Farms is building a Culture of Conservation, encouraging adoption of conservation practices. Farmers, researchers and ILF team members are working together to identify and implement the best management practices that improve water quality and soil health while remaining profitable. Partners of Iowa Learning Farms are the Iowa Department of Agriculture and Land Stewardship, Iowa State University Extension and Outreach, Leopold Center for Sustainable Agriculture, Iowa Natural Resources Conservation Service and Iowa Department of Natural Resources (USEPA section 319), Conserva­tion Districts of Iowa, Iowa Farm Bureau, Iowa Water Center and Practical Farmers of Iowa.


Steve Johnson Farmland Leasing Meeting August 10th

Iowa State University Extension and Outreach is conducting "Farmland Leasing"
on Monday, August 10 from

9 a.m.
to 12 p.m. at St. John's Catholic Church located at 24043 302nd Place in Adel.

The meeting will last approximately three hours and will be facilitated by Steve Johnson, ISU Extension Farm Management Specialist.

Current issues to be discussed will be related to the latest surveys on cash rent, farmland values and leasing practices. It will remain a challenge to determine a fair cash rental rate for 2016. After several years of supply and demand working in favor of corn and soybean prices, the tables have turned. Record harvests of both crops mean large supplies and low prices that limit a positive return to row crop farms. Iowa State University Extension and Outreach pegs 2015 cost of production on rented land for corn at over $4 per bushel and soybeans at nearly $11 per bushel.

Pre-registration is required by Thursday, August 6 before, and a $20 per individual or $30 per couple fee is payable at the door. Registrants will also receive a 100-page booklet containing farmland leasing information.

Contact the ISU Extension and Outreach Dallas County office at (515) 993-4281 or for more details and to register. For a list of meetings statewide, check the ISU Extension calendar for a complete list of meeting dates and locations near you at


Powerful Tools for Caregivers Powerful Tools for Caregivers
Sept 17-Oct 22

More than 65 million family caregivers in America provide a vast array of emotional, financial, nursing, social, homemaking and other services on a daily or intermittent basis.

Powerful Tools for Caregivers, beginning September 17 in Clive, is an educational six week series designed to provide the tools a person would need to take better care of themselves and in turn, be better prepared to take care of a loved one.

Participants will learn from two certified facilitators including Iowa State University Extension and Outreach Educator, Lisa Mickelson, how to reduce stress, improve self-confidence, better communicate personal feelings, balance life, increase tough decisions and locate helpful resources.

"I would highly recommend participation to assure that others are learning to bring balance to their caregiving role," said a past Powerful Tools for Caregivers participant in Dallas County, Iowa. Through the program, the participant says she strengthened her critical communication skills to implement in difficult situations and took comfort in sharing personal situations in a confidential environment with other program participants.

 "Caregiving takes many forms and can include helping a friend or relative with grocery shopping, living arrangements, transportation and even legal issues," said Mickelson. "If you do one or more of these, you are a caregiver."

Powerful Tools for Caregivers will be held on Thursdays, September 17-October 22 from 6:30 to 8 p.m. at Living Faith Lutheran Church located at 2180 NW 142nd St. in Clive. Registration is $20 per person. To register or for more information contact ISU Extension and Outreach Educator, Lisa Mickelson, at or (515) 993-4281.


Strengthening Families Program Strengthening Families Program
Oct. 4th - Nov. 15th

Iowa State University Extension and Outreach of Dallas County believes building strong communities begins with building strong families.

Those wishing to reinforce or improve bonds with their youth are encouraged to participate in the
Strengthening Families Program (SFP): For Parents and Youth Ages 10-14.

This seven week series will take place at Waukee Elementary School on Sundays, October 4 - November 15 from
5:30-7:30 p.m. with a free meal beginning at 5 p.m.

During the first hour of the weekly sessions, parent and youth are separated. As adults discuss problem solving approaches, effective communication and using loving methods to set limits for their son or daughter, youth will engage in topics of how to deal with stress, set goals and handle peer pressure. In the second hour, families unite and interact through activities to solidify lessons, work toward building more stable relationships, and have fun!

"Truly, every family, no matter what their situation is, can benefit by building upon their skill set, gaining new tools and techniques to enhance their family life and reinforce the bond they already have with their youth--especially during these critical adolescent years," said ISU Extension Educator, Lisa Mickelson.

SFP has proven effective in delaying the initiation of substance abuse and reducing risky behavior in youth. Research has shown through benefit-cost analysis for every dollar put into this program, $9.60 is returned to the community due to a reduction in substance abuse treatment and less involvement with law enforcement. Findings also concluded both child and parent improved their focus and created positive environments for themselves in school and the workplace.

"This is the best thing that our family could have done," expressed a past Dallas County participant. "We're going to continue doing family meetings every week that will help us stay in communication with one another."

The cost to register will be $19/family and can be completed through Waukee Community Education starting on August 21 at For questions contact, Lisa Mickelson at (515) 993-4281 or


Dallas County ISU Extension Office
28059 Fairground Road
Adel, Iowa 50003
Phone: (515) 993-4281
Fax: (515) 993-1027
B3 on 3 Tournament During Sweet Corn Festival
3 on 3 Tournament Visit the Adel First Christian Church Annual 3 on3 Tournament during the Adel Sweet Corn Festival.

August 8th at 11:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m., in the Church Parking Lot.

They'll be selling food in the fellowship hall during the Sweet Corn Festival.

First Christian Church
218 N 9th St. * Adel, Iowa 50003
Phone: (515) 993-1040
BAugust Sunset in the Vineyard Concerts
Penoach Vineyard Winery Nursery Adel Iowa
Abby Normal Matt Wood Boomeran Adel Concertsg.jpg Enjoy August with several trips to Adel's Penoach Vineyard | Winery | Nursery
to sample some great wines and to enjoy some great music.

August 7 - Sunset in the Vineyard with
Abby Normal
. 7-10 pm
Go husk sweetcorn, then come out for the concert!


August 8 - Sangria Saturday 12-5 pm
Matt Woods performing 2-5 pm 
Come out after Sweet Corn Festival
activities, sit in the shade, and cool off
with a glass of sangria, a bottle of wine, or a cold beer.

August 21 - Sunset in the Vineyard with Boomerang. 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 

BAdel Quilting Customer Appreciation Days
Adel Quilting & Dry Goods - Adel Iowa Adel Quilting & Dry Goods Customer Appreciation Days, August 20th - 22nd. Featuring 15% discounts, refreshments and prize drawings.

Hours: Monday - Saturday, 10 am - 5 pm.
Always happy to open early or stay late for your group!

Adel Quilting and Dry Goods
909 Prairie St. * Adel, Iowa 50003
Phone: (515) 993-1170
Facebook: Adel-Quilting-Dry-Goods-Co
BAnnual Ruff Ride Charity Event Aug. 29th
AHeinz57 Ruff Ride AHeinz57 Pet Rescue and Transport will host its 7th Annual "Ruff Ride" Charity Motorcycle Ride to benefit homeless and death row dogs in Iowa on Saturday August 29th, 2015.

Last year's event drew over 300 bikes and this year's event looks to be even bigger and better with great prizes, fun games and an outside BBQ dinner from Jethros.

Live Music by Abby Normal - The Des Moines Roller Derby Girls will be in Attendance and More!

Current route schedule is Adel to the Whistling Donkey in Woodward and then onto Jamaica. From there we go to the Port in Panora, the Redfield Diner in Redfield and then back to Adel!

Cost: $15.00 ruff rider and $25.00 party bus registration includes one meal, one poker hand and one raffle ticket.  T-shirts sold separately.
  • Registration: 10:00 a.m. Raccoon Valley Community House in Adel
  • Ride Out: 12:00 p.m.
  • Riders Arrive Back at Home Base: 4:30 and 5:30 p.m.
  • Dinner and Prizes: 4:30 - 6:00 p.m.
  • Abby Normal:  6:00 - 9:00 p.m. 10th & Main. Public invited ($5 Cover)
Pre-registration for Ruff Ride is now being accepted.

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

AHeinz57 Pet Rescue & Transport
Phone:  (515) 834-3016
BDriver Wanted - Mike's Adel Power Equipment
Mike's Adel Power Equipment Mike's Adel Power Equipment is looking to hire a Part Time Delivery Driver.

We are a family-owned business located in Adel. If you have a valid driver's license and are reliable, we would like to meet you.

Must be able to work in a fast-paced environment and be able to drive a truck with a trailer.

If interested, please call (515) 993-4831 or stop out and fill out an application. We are looking forward to adding to our growing team.

Mike's Adel Power Equipment
27836 Fairground Rd.
Adel, IA 50003
Phone: (515) 993-4831
Adel HealthMart - Your Local First Stop!
Adel HealthMart Our 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!

We are enjoying our new look! Thanks to our understanding customers during construction.

Be sure to "like" us! Facebook!

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
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ADM Alumni Association, Adel IA
ADM Alumni Association

Racoon River Valley Trail Association
Raccoon River Valley Trail
Adel Public Library
Adel Public Library

Your library has lots of fun things to see and do during the last days of summer before the kids go back to school.  


As always, 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 "Facebook at and Twitter.   




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


We've had such great support in years past that we've extended our sale to three days.


New this year, the pre-sale for Friends of the Adel Public Library will be on Thursday, August 6th from 10:00 am to 7:00 pm.  


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


The Book Sale is open to the public on Friday August 7th from 10:00 to 5:00 and Saturday, August 8th from 9:00 am to 4:00 pm.  


We have lots of wonderful books this year, and will continue to accept donations until the close of business on Friday, August 3rd.


Please remember that the sale will be in our community room and that the library will be closed on Saturday for the Sweet Corn Festival.  




Join us at Adel Acres on Thursday, August 20th as we play Bingo with the residents at 7:30 pm!




Our next Garage Sale of the summer is Friday August 28th from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm and Saturday August 29th from 10:00 am 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 and your library has two monthly adult book clubs that are open to everyone.

The Brown Bag Book Club meets on Thursday, August 13th at Noon to discuss "Inside the O'Briens" by Lisa Genova.

The Evening Book Club meets on Thursday, August 27h to this years All Dallas County Reads novel "Blue Heaven" by C.J. Box.

Tickets for the second annual All
Dallas County Reads author events are available at any Dallas County library.  



Our annual Lego Building Contest for all school-aged kids will be on Tuesday, August 4th from 10:00 am and 11:00 am.  


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.  




Come to the library on Tuesday, August 10th between 10:00 am 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, Waste Management, as well as Ashley and Matt Pelzer for lending their time and equipment to this event. Ms. Paula also brings a lot of toys to ride and play on, so there will lots of for kids of all ages.  




Our last Movie on the Big Screen for the summer will be "Paddington" on Wednesday, August 19th at 2:00 pm. Thanks to the friends foundation for our new sound system to make our movies even more exciting!


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.

Adel Public Library

303 S. 10th St.
Adel, Iowa 50003
Adel Public Library
Recipe of the Month
DDiscover Chef
Grilled Chicken &
Broccoli Slaw Wraps


My daughters are always finding new ways to one up my old recipes.  


Their mother and I encouraged them to try new things, and I have to admit I'm rather proud when they're recipes are better than the original. 


One of these ever changing recipes has been broccoli slaw wraps.


When the kids were young I found the recipe in a grocery store promotional flyer from the beef council.


I immediately changed it to use chicken instead. Ever since, the girls have modified and changed the recipe year after year to fit their current culinary flair.

This summer, our oldest decided the recipe needed an Asian spin while making the meal for a group of very picky eaters who wanted little to do with vegetables, let alone something  as "weird" as broccoli slaw.

Her choice to cover the flavor of the broccoli with something strong like ginger made this a crowd favorite, and she snuck a hearty serving of vegetables into the meal.

This is an easy recipe for summertime cooking when you want to grill but want something with a bit of crunch as well.
Grilled Chicken & Slaw Wraps


1 pkg. Ginger & Sesame Seed Marinade
1/2 C. Orange Juice
2 T. Olive Oil
1 package Broccoli Slaw
2 Sweet mini peppers, sliced
1/4 C Onion, minced
1/2 T. Garlic, minced
1 Habanero pepper, deseeded and minced
3 Chicken Breasts
2 T. Lemon Juice
1/2 T. Peanut Butter
1/2 T. Honey
Flour Tortillas   


1. Prepare Marinade with Orange Juice- do not add oil.

2. Marinate Chicken Breasts in 1/2 of Marinade mix for 30 minutes or more, set aside remainder of marinade for later use.

3. Grill Chicken Breasts until fully cooked, let rest 5 minutes before slicing.

4 While Chicken is grilling, combine Olive Oil, Sweet Peppers, Garlic, and Onion in large fry pan over medium heat. Cook until onions are tender.

5. Add Broccoli Slaw, Habanero, and remaining Marinade to fry pan, cooking until slaw is tender.

6. Add Lemon Juice, Honey and Peanut Butter. Stir to combine.

7. Add sliced Chicken to Slaw and allow to simmer for 3-5 minutes.

Portion into Flour tortillas, wrap.


Terry Traveller -
Farewell to Fuller's BP
Terry Traveller - Fullers BP

Terry Travler here to say a fond farewell to an Adel icon. On July 18th, Fuller's BP Gas Station closed its doors.  


Gas stations are to travelers as inns were back in the days of old; a place where road warriors could find a hot meal, friendly faces, and hear the latest news of the region.  


Those of us who wander know how to pick the best stops along the road.  


The requirements are simple but important: Good Coffee. Good Bathrooms. Good Chicken. Good Coffee.  

But most importantly and overarching all these requirements, it must be said, is Good Coffee.  


I, like most of us, was a regular at Fuller's. It had become a custom to start my day with something hot off the grill and a cup good of coffee.  


I liked to stop in early and partake in a simple conversation with others of my clan (a group of kindred spirits that gather daily, and having been awake to see the dawn, don't understand why these young 'uns look so bleary-eyed at 6:15am.)  


In the summer I would stop in midday for a cold soda and probably some fried cheese curds.  


In the Fall it was my tradition to stop in before home football games and fill my gas tank while whistling the ADM fight song for good luck.  


Linda Fuller was always kind enough to pretend I was in key. I stopped in for gallons of milk and chip dip when the need arose, coasted my car to the pump on several occasions, posted my hand-made flyers about the Paddlefish Conspiracy meetings.  


You see, gas stations, filler-up shops, petrol bunks, truck stops however you want to call them, are a second home for those of us who never see our home for much  

longer than a day.  


We claim them as our own and tend to plan the stops  along our journey at familiar places with familiar faces.


Fuller's Standard BP was a great example of an old school filler station, full of charm, character, and pretty good chicken and coffee.  


But time must have a stop and what was must make room for what shall be.  


This journalist doesn't know what's in store for the hottest spot at the four way stop but has a feeling that good karma will bring continued prosperity to those who have such large shoes to fill.  


So on behalf of all the travelers from places near and far privileged enough to stop over the years, know that Fuller's BP will be missed and that Adel has been proud to claim you as her own.   


Terry Traveller
Adel American Legion Sweet Corn Festival Lunch Aug 8th
American Legion Post 464 Adel Iowa

The Adel American Legion Post 464 would like to extend and invitation to attend the Sweet Corn Festival lunch Saturday, August 8th.

Enjoy lunch in air-conditioned comfort. Serving from 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.

Join us at 119 N. 9th St, West of the Courthouse.

All proceeds will go to the Building Repair Fund. 

Support the Veterans of Post 464 as they have supported our country and community with their service in the past and present.

American Legion Post 464
119 N. 9th. Street
Adel, Iowa 50003
Phone: (515) 993-4080
Facebook: americanlegionpost464
Alumni 2015 Class Reunion News
ADM Alumni News - Adel Iowa
August 7th:
The ADM Alumni Association 7th 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
August 7h
The 2015 - 18th 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.

2015 ADM Hall of Fame Inductees:

Tim Canney, Class of 1986

Erik Davisson, Class of 1990

Judy Lienemann Kennedy, Class of 1974

Nate Wall, Class of 1993

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.
To find out more, visit

Once a Tiger,
Always a Tiger!

ADM Alumni Association
P.O. Box 122
Adel, Iowa 50003
Dallas County Bond Referendum August 4th
2015 Dallas County Bond Vote

The Dallas County Supervisor's will hold their Third County-Wide Special Election for a $16.8 million public safety building on Tuesday, August 4th, 2015.

The proposal is described as a pared-down version of the previous bond votes in 2013 and 2014.

The revised proposal focuses on a new Sheriff's Office and Law Enforcement Center to be located at the eastern edge of the Adel City limits on Highway 6/Hickman Road.

The proposed site is owned by the County and contains the sewer lagoons on the north side of the bike trail.

The number of polling places has been reduced to 10, see the Dallas County locations of Voting Centers for your location.

The poll hours are 7 am to 8 pm on August 4, 2015.

Dallas County Auditor and Commissioner of Elections, Gene Krumm stated that "any Dallas County resident can vote at any of the vote centers."

For more information on the proposal, contact the Dallas County Auditor's office at 515-993-6914 or at
2015 Older Iowans Day Trip * Iowa State Fair
Adel Parks Rec Day Trip State Fair
Do you like going to the Iowa State Fair; but don't like the hassle of all the traffic?

Join Adel Park & Rec. for Older Iowans Day at the Iowa State Fair and they'll provide the transportation

They will leave Adel City Hall at 8:30 am on Wednesday, August 19th and will return at 4:00 pm.

Fee: $15.00 per person Ages: 60 and up

Space is limited, so be sure to sign up early at the Adel City Hall. For more information call 993-4525.

Adel Park & Rec.
301 S. 10th Street
Adel, Iowa 50003
Phone: (515) 993-4525
Facebook: Adel-Parks-and-Rec
ADM K-3 Flag Football Sign-up Due Aug. 28th
ADM K-3 Flag Football - Adel Iowa
The ADM K·3 Flag Football Sign-up is underway.

Flag football is a great way for kids to burn energy while learning the fundamentals of football.

Registration Deadline: Friday, August 28th.

Season: Monday, September 14th, to Tuesday, October 20th, 2015.

Games: Monday and Tuesday evenings

Sign-Up Fee: $40.00

Registration forms are available at Adel City Hall and online at under the Parks & Recreation page.

Please make check payable to "ADM Flag Football, Inc." and mail in check and registration form to:

ADM Flag Football Inc.,
c/o Ryan Barthman,
1515 Chance Court,
Adel, IA 50003

Adel Park & Rec.
301 S. 10th Street
Adel, Iowa 50003
Phone: (515) 993-4525
Facebook: Adel-Parks-and-Rec
Mayor Peters Discusses the City of Adel
Mayor Jim Peters - Adel Iowa
Elizabeth Klinge and Jim Peters Mediacom Newsleaders

In June, Adel's Mayor, Jim Peters spoke with Mediacom Newsleaders host, Elizabeth Klinge about the city of Adel.

They cover some of the history of Adel, the downtown district, the Court House, the brick streets, the Adel Tax incentive and the Adel Sweet Corn festival, which is August 8th.

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