The latest Issue of the Monthly Newsletter.
"Helping the World Discover Adel" - Vol. 106 August 2017
It's Sweet Corn Time in Adel! For 38 years Adel has been hosting the Adel Sweet Corn Festival. For past 30 years, we've had the pleasure to attend and the last 15 or so Lori and I have had the honor to volunteer.

From parking vendors at 5 am, to marking vendor spots the night before, to manning a shift or two in the Chamber booth, to having our own booth, to beer tent servers, to husking corn, to washing corn, to hauling corn to the semi, to helping clean up the next day. But of all of the "hats" we've worn over the years, our favorite is helping serve the sweet corn!

This year we'll be serving corm with the Lincoln Savings Bank Team from 12:30 to 2:30 pm. Don't look for a snappy blue Discover Adel polo though, we'll be wearing the LSB colors. I doubt Terry will make it out for the fun this year, orange parkas and August heat in Iowa don't mix very well.

Please note that the Parade has been moved to Prairie St. from 18th to 11th this year. Be sure to download the official 2017 Sweet Corn Festival Map so you don't miss a thing!

This month we had pleasure to speak with John Hintz, Jen Boyden, and Jodi Alsted Mann of Salvage This, which has newly opened in Adel.

We've got a busy August planned for you. Grab a cup of coffee, there's a lot to cover this month and we look forward to seeing you in Adel.

Salvage This - Adel Iowa

Salvage This - Adel Iowa
Jodi Alsted Mann, John Hintz, and Jen Boyden
Salvage This - John Hintz, Jen Boyden, and Jodi Alsted Mann

This month we welcome Salvage This, a repurposed home goods store in Adel! We spoke with business partners John Hintz, Jen Boyden, and Jodi Alsted Mann about the new store, and the new friendships, it has forged.

The story of Salvage This began several years ago when Altoona artist Jodi Alsted Mann started refurbishing furniture using chalk paint. Chalk paint is used to create an aged, distressed appearance, often considered a "shabby chic" look.

Salvage This - Adel Iowa
Jodi states, "chalk painting became huge about 3 years ago and I really liked the look. I really wanted some of it but couldn't afford it, so I started making it myself."

After mastering her techniques, Jodi began selling items on Facebook under the Salvage This brand, featuring the iconic wiener dog design.

Meanwhile, Iowa native John Hintz retired from the 101st Airborne Division, met Kansas City native Jen Boyden, and opened Warrior Tattoo Studio in Waukee.

The studio, named for John's 20 year military career, has flourished in Waukee and become a major contributor to local charities. You can see John's dedication to service in this 60 Minutes interview.

In April when John and Jen purchased a house in Adel, John wanted a specific look for his decor and started following the Salvage This Facebook page. At the same time, Jen wanted to open a store in Adel reminiscent of her own hometown roots.

Salvage This - Adel Iowa

John remarks, "I wanted to put cool furniture in it; something different, old furniture, something recycled, to make it unique. Every time Jodi posted a picture it sold in 4 minutes. Finally I got ahold of her and said, 'I'll take your next few pieces of furniture, and by the way I'd like to start a business with you. Jodi brought the furniture to my tattoo shop in Waukee and that's when we got to chatting.

I said, 'I'm serious. You're out of your garage for 7 years, and your stuff is incredible! We've got the money, and you've got the talent. We'll figure it out.'"

Salvage This - Adel Iowa
Wood Shaving Letter Signs

Jodi and her husband talked it over and 6 weeks later, John, Jen, and Jodi opened the door to Salvage This at 215 S. 6th Street in Adel. In short time, the trio have found friendship and joy working together. John calls himself the financier- working full time at his tattoo business to keep the doors open. Jen is called the management because "she's in charge of everything else." Jodi is the onsite talent- refurbishing custom pieces, decorating the store, and teaching others how to refurbish their own items with Chalk Paint.

Salvage This - Adel Iowa

Chalk Painting classes are held Tuesday nights for $75.
Customers bring their own beer or wine, select a rundown old frame to refinish, and learn how to master the step-by-step process of chalk painting like a professional.

Jodi shares her knowledge about good, better, and best paint brushes, the difference between cheap and expensive waxes, and techniques to prep and distress your final product without damaging it.

Chalk painting classes are a fun night out with the girls or guys. Your finished frame is an item you will be proud to hang in your home.

Salvage This - Adel Iowa

The repurpose store is inspired by the Kansas City West Bottom Shop. The large space is divided into small vignettes to highlight the handmade jewelry, antique furniture, vintage items, lawn ornaments, rugs, soaps and more of the 20+ artisans and makers from Kansas City, Adel, De Soto, Waukee, Altoona, Pleasant Hill, Jewel, Schleswig, and beyond.

Jen is very excited about the new store and the opportunities it brings to Adel.

"We just joined the Adel Partners Chamber of Commerce and we will be having a ribbon cutting August 30th.

I think the #thinkAdelfirst mission is super smart because it is easy to be used to shopping outside of Adel. I'm a 'shop local' kind of person.

We offer a range of price points and styles. We know Adel is growing and all these new homes need to be furnished. People have different styles and tastes. Our goal is to support the makers and create a place where you can truly shop local. Not only supporting a local business, but supporting people who are making items from start to finish."

Salvage This - Adel Iowa
The new store has been drawing customers from across the metro area to Adel.

Customers spend hours in the store, enjoying a beverage,
Salvage This - Adel Iowa
the scenery, and the two wild and crazy ladies that dance, roller skate, and laugh the day away like sisters.
Fair prices, an enjoyable atmosphere, and truly one of a kind items make Salvage This exactly the kind of store Adel has been craving.

Salvage This
215 S. 6th St. * Adel. IA 50003
Phone: (515) 229-6406
Facebook: Salvage This 
Lincoln Savings Bank Adel Iowa
Lincoln Savings Bank at the Sweet Corn Festival Aug, 12th   

Join Lincoln Savings Bank at the Adel Sweet Corn Festival, August 12th for a great tradition.

The Adel Team will be on 10th street serving corn from 12:30 to 2:30 pm as they have for the past several years.

And expect to see "Abe" during the festival as he poses for photos and he might just be talked into serving corn.

LSB Adel Sweet Corn Festiva_

LSB Adel Ribbon Cutting
Lincoln Savings Bank - LSB Insurance
312 Nile Kinnick Dr.
Adel IA 50003 
Office: 515-993-5663

Lincoln Savings Bank, Member FDIC
2017 Adel Sweet Corn Fest Logo 
2017 Adel Sweet Corn Festival
Schedule and Map   

The Annual Adel Sweet Corn Festival is August 13th.
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.

Please be patient with road construction this year. Take advantage of Easy Parking with Shuttle Service at ADM High School -801 Nile Kinnick Dr S. 

The Annual Sweet Corn Festival Parade is on Prairie St fro 18th to 11th St. 
Schedule of Events
Friday, August 11
  • 10:00 am to 5:00 pm - Adel Public Library Used Book Sale
  • ADM Alumni Golf Tournament - 8:00 am.
  • 5:30-8:30 pm - Sweet Corn Shucking on 10th and Prairie
  • 6:00 pm -  Annual Sweet Corn Princess Contest at the Community Stage
Saturday, August 12
  • 8:00 am - Sweet Corn 5K Race
  • 9:00 am to 5:00 pm - Vendor booths open
  • 9:00 am to 2:00 pm - Adel Public Library Used Book Sale
  • 9:30-11:00 am - Parade (line-up begins at 8:30 am)
  • 11:00 am - Sweet Corn (Until it's GONE)
  • 6:00 pm. - Beer Garden (only open to ages 21 and over)
Saturday, August 12 Entertainment
Strolling / Lawn
  • 11:30 am-1:30 pm Sparklehoop Dance
  • 1:30-2:00 pm Adel Tumbling & Dance Club
  • 2:00-2:30 pm GottaZing
  • 2:30-3:00 pm ADM Dance Team
  • 3:00-3:30 pm Let's Dance
  • 3:30-4:00 Raccoon Valley Marshall Arts Academy
Northwest corner of Courthouse lawn
  • Adel Rugby Demonstration and Participation
  • 11:30 am to 4:30 pm Round-A-Bout
  • 6 pm Beer Garden opens
  • 7 pm - Midnight - The Sons of Gladys Kravitz
Saturday Activities
  • 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. - Children's Rides (located on 9th St)
  • 11:00 a.m. - Knock Out Basketball (First Christian Church parking lot)
  • 11:00 a.m. - Bean Bag Tournament (Old Middle School, $30 entry fee)
  • 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. - Ice Cream Social and Book Signing, Mike Flinn (front lawn of Historical Museum, 1129 Main St)
  • 2:00 pm - Mercy Life Flight Display
    Mercy will be landing their helicopter at 2:00pm by the Old Middle School. All are invited to see the helicopter up close and talk to the Adel Fire and Mercy crews
Beer Garden 
  • Beer Garden 6 pm. - Midnight 
  • $5 cover charge per person. Beer & Hard Lemonade is $5 (16oz Bottle)
  • OR 5 for $20.

Festival Parking

Free parking and shuttle bus service will be provided from the ADM High School parking lot, located on the south end of Hwy. 169, from 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

The Shuttle will drop off and pickup just South of Wells Fargo bank on the square. Shuttle is provided by HomeC­are Services and is handicapped ac­cessible. A small donation to HomeCare Services is suggested.

Download the 2017 Adel Sweet Corn Festival Map

The annual Sweet Corn Festival would not be possible without the support of the City of Adel. From the city administrative staff to the City Council to the city workers and the po­lice & fire departments, everyone in­volved with city government pitches in to help out with the festival. Adel Part­ners would like to acknowledge their support and ask everyone to join us in thanking them for all they do! - Adel

Adel Partners Chamber of Commerce
Adel Partners Chamber of Commerce
P.O. Box 73, 301 S.
10th St., 2nd Floor
Adel, IA 50003
Email: Chamber@AdelPartners.Org
Facebook: AdelPartnersChamberOfCommerce
NAPA Adel Iowa

Adel Auto Parts NAPA
August Savings Event at
Adel Auto Parts!

Back to school is just around the corner. Time for a teenage vehicle tuneup!

This August, visit Adel Auto Parts and pick up everything you need to change the oil and check the tires.

 While you're at it, replace those old windshield wipers and the air filter, inspect the belts, and change out the spark plugs. There's even more great ideas in the August Specials Page for added Savings!

NAPA - Adel Iowa
John and his crew will make sure your teens are ready for the new school year with a little NAPA Know How at two convenient locations in Adel and Perry, Iowa!

Adel Auto Parts Corporation

809 Main Street * Adel, Iowa 50003
Phone: 515-993-3212

Perry Auto Parts
1001 3rd. Street * Perry,Iowa 50220
Phone: 515-465-4615

Monday - Friday 7:30 am - 5:30 pm
Saturday 8:00 am - 3:00 pm
Adel Sweet Corn Festival 5K
2017 Annual Sweet Corn Festival 5K Run/Walk Aug. 12th

The Annual Sweet Corn Festival 5K Run/Walk. The race begins at 8:00 a.m. on Saturday, August 12th, 2017.

The race takes place on the scenic brick streets along the parade route in front of hundreds of spectators.

The Adel Sweet Corn Festival 5K kicks off the Adel Sweet Corn Festival.

Make sure you bring the whole family to enjoy the Sweet Corn Parade, Festival and free delicious Deardorf Sweet Corn after the race!

To register for the Adel Sweet Corn Festival 5k Run, visit our registration page for details.

$30 Late Registration (July 1 - Aug 12)
$30 On-site Registration available during packet pick up (See packet pickup times listed below)

Adel Sweet Corn 5K

Adel Sweet Corn Festival 5K
For more information and to register online please visit our website at

Come to run and stay for the fun!

Brick Street Enterprise
ADM Hall of Fame
2017 Alumni All Class Reunion & Hall of Fame August 10th 

The ADM Alumni Association is hosting their
All Class Reunion & Athletic Hall of Fame induction ceremony Thursday, August 10th.

Attendees can enjoy their personal class reunions and other Sweet Corn weekend festivities without missing out on the Fun!

The ADM High School Auditorium in Adel. There will be a reception from 4:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. in the 7-8 Commons Area. The ADM Athletic Hall of Fame Ceremony starts at 7:00 p.m. All are welcomed to attend.

ADM Alumni Sweet Corn Festival
ADM Alumni Golf Tournament
ADM Alumni Golf Tournament - August 11th

The 2017 ADM Alumni Golf Tournament will be one session only with a shot gun start time of 8:00 a.m.
We look forward to seeing you at the 2017 ADM Alumni Golf Tournament at River Valley Golf Course, Adel, IA 
Friday, August 11th, 2017, 8:00 a.m. shot gun start 
ADM Soccer
Annual ADM All Alumni Soccer Game - August 11th

The ADM Alumni Association Alumni Soccer Game iwill be played Friday, August 11th, at the Island Park.

The Women will kick off at 6:00 pm. and the Men will go at it at 8:00 pm.

For more information, contact Troy Swigert at (515) 664-5885.
Adel Parks and Rec Volleyball
Annual ADM Alumni Volleyball - August 12th 
The annual ADM Alumni Volleyball gathering will be held Saturday, August 12th, 2017 from 1:30-2:30 pm at the ADM High School North gym.

Everyone is invited to attend & cheer on the alumni.
For more information contact Alicia Whisner Fisher at or Mary Beth Scott at 
ADM Alumni Association - Adel Iowa
ADM Alumni Association
P.O. Box 122
Adel, IA 50003
Jan Price
Jan Price - 2017 Adel Sweet Corn Parade Marshall
2017 Adel Sweet Corn Festival: Grand Marshall - Jan Price

The Adel Partners Chamber of Commerce has selected Jan Price as the Grand Marshal of the 2017 Adel Sweet Corn Festival Parade.

Jan was raised in the Adel area and graduated from Adel High School in 1953. Then she attended UNI and was a teacher for 37 years.

Upon retirement, husband Don and Jan returned to her hometown in 1999. Both became very active in the community.

Jan continued to tutor and work with young students.Jo Berry, Adel Partners Director, invited Jan to improve the Adel Historical Museum and Jan has been the Volunteer curator for over 15 years. Jan conceived the idea of an addition to honor Nile Kinnick Jr. and Governor George Clarke and has worked tirelessly for over 15 years to bring this to fruition. In 2016, the addition became a reality.

Besides working as curator of the Adel Historical Museum, Jan is an active member of the Adel Women's Club, PEO, Friends of the Adel Public Library, George Mifflin Dallas Questers, and St. John's Catholic Church and an Adel Partners Chamber Community Patron member.

The City of Adel and the Adel Partners Chamber is proud to honor Jan Price and all of her contributions to the wonderful City of Adel.

Adel Partners Chamber of Commerce
Adel Partners Chamber of Commerce
POBox 73, 301 S.
10th Street, 2nd Floor
Adel, IA 50003
Email: Chamber@AdelPartners.Org
Facebook: AdelPartnersChamberOfCommerce
Penoach Winery

Penoach Concert - Abby Normal and Backstage Boogie Band
Penoach Winery August Concerts  
Penoach Winery has two Sunset in the Vineyard Concerts this month!

Aug 11 * Abby Normal * 7 - 10 pm

Aug 25 * Backstage Boogie Band * 7 - 10 pm

Both concerts are free and kid friendly. 

Go help husk sweet corn before the Abbie Normal Concert, then come out to join the festivities.

We sell beer as well as wine, and food will be available.

Please, no dogs or outside alcohol. We know you love your pets, because we love ours too! But, we ask that your pooch be left at home when you visit the winery.

Service animals are always welcome!

Penoach Winery


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

Visioning - Adel Iowa
Presentation of Visioning Final Concepts - August 12th 

Adel is participating in the 2017 Community Visioning program.The goal of the program is to develop a landscape plan that will graphically illustrate the vision for Adel. You are invited to see the new ideas created this summer.  

What: Presentation of Visioning Final Concepts
When: Saturday, August 12, 9:00am-5:00pm
Where: West side of square during the Sweet Corn Festival
Questions: Deb Bengtson at

Adel Partners Chamber of Commerce

Adel Partners Chamber of Commerce
POBox 73, 301 S.
10th Street, 2nd Floor
Adel, IA 50003
Email: Chamber@AdelPartners.Org
Facebook: AdelPartnersChamberOfCommerce


Adel's own Décor Adel will have a booth on the square at the Sweet Corn Festival, Saturday August 12th.

Stop by their booth and help Celebrate Adel with fun fall home decor, vintage pieces, jewelry, special Sweet Corn items and more!

Decor Adel - Adel Iowa
Décor Adel
710 Prairie St.
Phone: (515) 493-8560
Facebook: decorinadel 
BASE® staff donated around 900 food items and $412.43 to the Good Samaritan Food Pantry of Adel to support children's lunches for families in our community.

Donations included breakfast and lunch items perfect for school aged kids to enjoy during their summer months at home.

BASE® employees strongly believe in supporting their local community. Michella Drummond, an employee at BASE®, states the importance of volunteering.

"The power behind volunteering and being involved in the community is a strong one. Volunteering shows that you are willing to give your time to be a part of something bigger than you or your business. The satisfaction and pride that come from helping others are important reasons to volunteer. When you commit your time and effort to your community or a cause that you feel strongly about, the feeling of fulfillment can be endless"
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601 Visions Pkwy
Adel, Iowa 50003
Phone: (515) 993-5050
Good Samaritan Food Pantry of Adel
215 N. 11th St. * Adel, Iowa 50003
Phone: (515) 423-0753
Jeff Crowder
Jeff Crowder - Refuge Realty
Jeffrey Crowder - Refuge Realty

Refuge Realty sells houses to build homes for people in extreme poverty around the world.

When you use Refuge, you change lives!

Your Local Real Estate Connection
Get a positive, helpful partner for buying or selling a home:

Trusted resource for answers about the process
*  Innovative marketing strategies
*  Expertise about neighborhood features
*  Ability to target home searches
*  Strong negotiation skills
*  Support through the closing and beyond

I truly believe that people are blessed so they can be a blessing.  Life is so much more rewarding for the person who discovers the joy of giving.

As a Realtor, 10% of my commission or $500 (whichever is greater) from every home I sell goes to the humanitarian work of Refuge.

Refuge Realty
homes helps us build homes for people in need around the world. Who do you know that is needing to buy or sell a home? 

It would be my pleasure to serve them with their real estate needs. I appreciate your referrals.

Jeffrey Crowder, Realtor
Refuge Realty
1508 Maple Drive
Adel, IA 50003
Phone: (515) 468-9093
KW Website:
Refuge Website:

Licensed in Iowa
Master Gardener ISUEO
Become an Iowa Master Gardener Classes Start in September
Become an Iowa Master Gardener by completing the core training course this fall at the Iowa State University Extension and Outreach Dallas County office in Adel, Iowa.

Gardeners will learn best practices for choosing plants, designing gardens, and managing pests. Classes start in September. Register for Master Gardener Class    
Application deadline is September 1st, as space is limited. The three-month course fee is $195.00. More information at 
Dallas County ISU Extension Office
28059 Fairground Road
* Adel, IA 50003
Phone: (515) 993-4281
Fax: (515) 993-1027
Ctrl C
CTRL C - Rock'N Friday August 18 

Join the Adel Partners Chamber of Commerce  for a FREE evening of entertainment, Sponsored by Blue Oak CPA.

On August 18th, CTRL C will be playing from 7-10 pm at the Adel Stage and Pavilion.

CTRL C is a popular rock cover band that authentically plays the songs from the 80's, 90's, and 2000's. Based in Des Moines, IA, Ctrl C is comprised of: Sara Nicklin, Vanessa Maly, Jay Parnau, Bob Adams, and Mike Maly. 
ThikAdelFirst - Rock N Friday
BYOB - Bring your own Basket of food and snacks, drinks regular or adult and enjoy the evening. Don't forget lawn chairs, friends and family.

Treat the whole family to a night of FREE entertainment!

AdelPartners Chamber of Commerce
PO Box 73, 301 S. * 10th St., 2nd Floor
Adel, IA 50003
Email: Chamber@AdelPartners.Org
Facebook: AdelPartnersChamberOfCommerce
Adel Public Library
August at the 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 on August 23rd.

Come to the library on Wednesday, August 2nd between 9:00 and 11:00 am when you can Touch a Truck.

We'll have trucks, tractors, fire engines, squad cars and school buses 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, the Dallas County Sheriffs Office, as well as Jeff and Cynthia Eby for lending their time and equipment to this event. Ms. Paula also brings a lot of toys to ride and play on!

This September, Friends of the Adel Public Library Foundation will have their second annual Anything Goes Basket Silent Auctiio.
Starting the week of Labor Day, we will be collecting baskets at the library and the silent auction will then run September 11th through September 29th at 5:00p.m.

The money raised will be used to purchase a new booth and study table with a charging station for the second floor.

Put your thinking caps on and surprise us with a basket that will be the hit of the silent auction!

Please stop by the library to pick up the form that you will need to turn in when you bring in your basket

Our annual Lego Building Contest for all school-aged kids will be on Monday, August 7th at 10:30 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.
We are busily preparing for the annual Friends of the Library Foundation Book Sale.

The pre-sale on Thursday, August 10th from 10:00 am to 7:00 pm is free for Friends and just $5.00 for non-Friends.

The Book Sale is free and open to the public on Friday August 11th from 10:00 to 5:00 and Saturday, August 12th from 9:00 am to 2:00 pm.

Please remember that the sale will be in our community room and that the library will be closed on Saturday August 11th during the Sweet Corn Festival.

Proceeds from the book sale help fund next year's Summer Reading Program.
Join Ms. Michelle at 10:30 am on Monday, August 14th for a fun Teddy Bear Picnic and enjoy a story, a song, and a snack with your favorite stuffed buddy.
View the Total Solar Eclipse at the library!
We have 100 pairs of viewing glasses and we'll be in the library parking lot from 11:00 am to Noon viewing the eclipse.
This September, Friends of the Adel Public Library Foundation will have their second annual Anything Goes Basket Silent Auction.  
Starting the week of Labor Day, we will be collecting baskets at the library and the silent auction will then run September 11th through September 29th at 5:00 pm. 
The money raised will be used to purchase a new booth and study table with a charging station for the second floor.

Put your thinking caps on and surprise us with a basket that will be the hit of the silent auction! Please stop by the library to pick up the form that you will need to turn in when you bring in your basket
The Dallas County Library Association will once again present a county-wide READ program with a twist this year. 

This year, two Dallas County Reads 1 Book programs are planned.

Donald Harstad's November Rain is the fiction selection. Mr. Harstad is an Iowa author and former police officer specializing in crime fiction and police procedurals.

His novels are set in "Nation County", a fictional rural county in Iowa, and include many of the same characters, primarily centering on police officer Carl Houseman.

Mr. Harstad will be presenting an Author/Book Talk at the Granger Community Building on September 18, 2017 at 6:30 pm following by a book signing and good eats. His books will be available for sale at the event by Beaverdale Books.

Dan Gable's A Wrestling Life 2 is the nonfiction selection which will be read in October and each of the 12 Dallas County Libraries will have tickets available for the Author Meet and Greet at the Hotel Pattee on October 19, 2017, 5:30 pm.
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 
Adel Public Library 
303 S. 10th St. * Adel, Iowa 50003  
Phone: 515-993-3512 
Library Hours: 
Mondays and Fridays, 10 am to 5 pm 
Tuesdays through Thursdays, 10 am to 7 pm 
Saturdays, 10 am to 1:30 pm. 
Recipes From Home
Recipe From Home
Citrus Chicken         

Recently, we've been making healthier choices in the kitchen. With crazy summer schedules, that means streamlining the grocery buying and kitchen prep.

We've gotten it down to a science: what we buy, when/ where we buy it from, what is best/ worst to make ahead of time. On Sundays we clean and cook all that we can.

Our fridge is now categorized in bright greens, reds, and yellows ready to take on any challenges the week may throw our way.

This month we feature Citrus Chicken. This is a great starter for meals throughout the week. Easy to portion shredded chicken is great served cold on top of salads. We often heat and further season for ultra quick tacos, wraps, soups, and casseroles.

Citrus Chicken:
4 lbs Boneless, Skinless Chicken Breasts
1 Lemon, Quartered
1 Lime, Quartered
1 White Onion, Quartered
2 cloves Garlic, minced
Salt & Pepper to taste

Kitchen Tip:
If doubling recipe, use 2 Lemons, 1 Lime, 1 Onion, 4 cloves Garlic.

Coat the insides of a deep, 9x13 glass baking dish with Olive Oil. We use Bertoli's Olive Oil spray- no propellants, zero calories, real oil.

2. Chop the Chicken Breasts into large chunks. This baking method will create a lot of water that will help the chicken stay moist for the storage period.

Kitchen Tip:
Larger pieces will retain their consistency; small pieces will disintegrate.
3. Place Chicken into baking dish; distribute Garlic, Lemon, Lime, and Onion pieces evenly throughout pan. Salt and Pepper to taste. If you Chicken is thawed, add 1/4c Water. If frozen, no need.

4. Cover tightly with foil and bake at 400 degrees for 55 minutes. Check the internal temperature. Continue to bake until the chicken is within 5 degrees of done. Remove from the oven and let rest, covered, for 5 minutes.

5. Place the chicken in a reusable storage container, marked with today's date. Properly prepared and cooked poultry is safe in the fridge for 3-4 days, longer in the freezer.
Visit to learn the specifics.

Yield: 4 lbs. - Enjoy!
Terry Traveller Adel Oiwa
Terry Remembers Oktoberfest            
Terry Traveler here, getting ready to travel, once again.

This time of year is my favorite time of year as I pack my antique beer stein and Idiot's Guide to German as I head off to Munich for Oktoberfest!

Ah, Oktoberfest. I remember my first visit like it was the 70s. At least I think it was the 70s. I seem to recall wearing an avocado-green parka with harvest gold buttons, so it must have been the 70s.

The city was bustling! Millions of people had joined in celebration of the anniversary of Crown Prince Ludwig to Princess Therese, though most revelers seemed to have forgotten this merry tale of 1800's love for which Oktoberfest originates. Always the true historian, I made sure to share this beautiful story with all whom surrounded me like sardines.

Packed in tight, we wandered our way towards the great casks of Oktoberfest and I continued my conversation with all those around me. I had just entered into my doctoral thesis about sauerkraut traditions when several nearby gents started a row.

Gent #1: My mother always served sauerkraut hot, are you calling my mother a liar?
Gent #2: No, I'm just saying that I like it better cold.
Gent #3: And I suppose I know where you stand on caraway seeds then, don't I?!
Gent #4:  I can take them or leave them.
Gent #5: My mother was a saint!
And a punch was thrown.

I learned in the hospital that the brawl lasted for hours until the local fire department hosed down hundreds of participants who had subdivided and were last heard chanting one slogan or another, "Best Served Hot!", "Best Served Cold!", "Yes We Say To Caraways!"

Ah, how I look forward to the dignity and refined social graces of another Oktoberfest.

This is Terry Traveler saying, it may not be true, but the debate about sauerkraut certainly is!

Terry Traveler
Facebook: DiscoverAdel.Terry
Brick Street Barbecue Adel Iowa
Enjoy Brick Street BBQ at the Sweet Corn Festival - Aug 12th

During the festival be sure to stop and visit Merle at Brick Street BBQ for a local favorite.

Can't wait for the 12th? Call Merle today to order your own
mouth watering BBQ Ribs, Pulled Pork, Pork Loin, Chicken, Beef Brisket, and Beef Tenderloin.

Merle can prepare the full meal or just the meat.

Brick Street BBQ
29048 Prospect Ave * Adel, Iowa 50003
Phone: (515) 993-3049
2017 Adel Sweet Corn T-Shirts
2017 Adel Sweet Corn T-Shirts Now Available
Sweet Corn Tees Available for Sale

The shirts are in. Don't miss purchasing a shirt for the 38th Annual Sweet Corn Festival. Only $15 It's a sweet deal!

Available at Brickyard Burgers & Brews, Fareway, Raccoon Valley Bank and the Adel Partners Chamber office (second floor of City Hall)

Adel Partners Chamber of Commerce
PO Box 73, 301 S. * 10th St., 2nd Floor
Adel, IA 50003
Email: Chamber@AdelPartners.Org
Facebook: AdelPartnersChamberOfCommerce
Docs Hunt Club - Adel Iowa
Doc's Hunt Club 2017-2018 Season Starts Soon
Opening day at Doc's Hunt Club is less than five weeks away! While time is running's not too late to purchase your discounted Membership for this season and receive all the Membership perks.

Introducing...River Flat...Doc's newest field! River Flat offers hunters a prime 25 acre hunting field for their ultimate hunting adventure at Doc's Hunt Club!
Doc's Individual Membership offers you:
  • 40% lower hunting rates than non-members!
  • Your member rates transfer to all friends, family, and clients that hunt with you!
  • Full use of Doc's facilities, including year round use of our remodeled Clubhouse.
  • Preferred scheduling for hunts and clay pigeon shooting.
  • Extended hunting season from September 1, 2017 through March 31, 2018
Our discounted value rate will soon be gone, don't miss out!
  • $650 ($689 with tax) if paid before July 25th, 2017
  • $700 ($742 with tax) if paid before August 30th, 2017
Memberships paid after August 30th are $750 (with tax $795). These rates entitle an Individual Membership to one primary user.

Call our Manager, Aaron, at 515-993-3711, purchase your membership and book your 2017 ultimate hunting experience! Let us help you plan your pheasant, quail, and chukar hunting adventures this year! Visit Doc's website for more information!

Doc's Hunt Club
29475 Prospect Circle
Adel, Iowa 50003
Phone: 1-800-993-3711
Facebook: DocsHuntCub
Studio Q 360 - Adel Iowa
The Importance of Regular Exercise - Studio Q 360

I admit it: regular exercise is something I avoided for a long time. With my laundry list of past injuries, any new activities guaranteed another round of ACE bandages, ice packs, and pain.

So I avoided most physical activities, choosing instead to lounge comfortably. Then, I became a Massage Therapist.

In school I realized I had to be physically active- there was no way to avoid it. We stood in strong yoga poses as we worked, joints stacked in proper alignment for hours. Health, wellness, and pain relief were the topics of every class.

For someone so out of alignment, it was difficult and painful. I iced my knees daily, I performed stretches continuously throughout the day, I meditated, I drank plenty of water, I got 750 hours of massages, I did whatever I could to get through because I wasn't going to quit.

Sooner than I expected, the work got easier and the pain went away. I had overcome the first stages of the Pain Cycle: Reoccurring Injuries. Now, it is time to tackle the foundational problem: Irregular Management.

Healthcare has become very reactionary- take a look at your medicine cabinet if you disagree. I believe it is the balance of Proactive and Reactive choices that can break the Pain Cycle.

If we make Reactive choices (pills and shots to deal with the pain) but not Proactive choices (identifying the muscles causing the pain and strengthening them), our reactionary choices quickly become limited to the extremes (surgery due to muscle weakness and damage causes by the pills and shots.)

When we make Proactive choices, such as the combination of massage therapy with exercise classes overseen by a trained professional, the body quickly encourages us to continue. We are reminded of muscles we forgot about, of how great water tastes. We learn how limber our muscles can be and we forget where we put the pain pills.

If you have questions about massage therapy and how regular exercise can benefit your health, give me a call at (515) 689-4754 to book your appointment.

Katrina Brocka, LMT
Studio Q 360
917 Main Street
Adel, IA 50003
Phone: (515) 689-4754
Facebook: StudioQ360
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