We would like to thank everyone that stopped by our booth at the Adel Sweet Corn Festival and registered to
receive the newsletter. We had a great time meeting our readers and look forward to next year! You can find a full gallery of images
from the festival at the DiscoverAdel.com
We've got a great issue this month as we visit with Adel Mental Health
, Rob Burditt on Oktoberfest
, The Adel Volunteer Fire Department Fundraiser
and Jeff Schug about the Brick Streets
. We also have Terry's Travels, Recipe from Home, Around Town items
and much more!
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|Adel Mental Health|
In August DiscoverAdel.com welcomed Adel Mental Health
This month we had the pleasure of speaking with Dr. Deb McDermott, Ph.D., Licensed Psychologist and Paula Carroll M.S., Licensed Mental Health Counselor
to find out more about the great new services they offer to Adel and our surrounding communities.
Deb and Paula's approach to Mental Health services is welcoming and
compassionate. Both believe strongly in confidentiality so that they may create a safe environment for their clients.
Paula and Deb decided to open in Adel for many reasons. Both have
worked in Adel previously and were aware of the needs of the community.
They also appreciate Adel's proximity to the Metro and Rural areas.
As a school Psychologist for 11 years
, Deb worked with children and special education students. She saw firsthand the strain psychological testing had on working families.
Deb and Paula hope that by centralizing their practices in Adel, it will help to alleviate the practical concerns
experienced by their patients.
Dr. McDermott is a licensed psychologist who graduated with a research emphasis in Rural Psychology. In her practice she conducts psychotherapy and psychological assessment and testing for children and adults. Paula Carroll started her Counseling career in 2006
, after 25 years serving as a Certified Public Accountant.
When her youngest child left the nest, Paula went back to school to obtain her Masters degree in Community Counseling.
She now pursues the career she has always been drawn to.
Adel Mental Health offers varying services to meet the needs of its clients. Both women offer therapy for children, adolescents, adults, groups and couples.
Deb and Paula respect the practices of one another and use complementary therapy techniques.
Clients of Adel Mental Health share common concerns of depression, anxiety, anger, grief, stress, substance abuse, and more. Deb and Paula's goal is to instill hope and foster change
in the lives of their patients throughout the growth process.
It is best to call ahead for an appointment. Assistant Ruby Dygert will schedule your appointment
within a day or two of your call.
Adel Mental Health operates with flexible daytime and evening hours
to accommodate their clients. Adel Mental Health is taking new clients
and accept Medicaid, Medicare, most insurance, and works with Dallas County to provide services to the uninsured. Adel is happy to welcome Deb, Paula, Ruby, and the services they offer
to the community so that they may fill the needs of our families and friends. Adel Mental Health
Dr. Deb McDermott, Ph.D., Licensed Psychologist
Paula Carroll, M.S., LMHC, Licensed Mental Health Counselor
309 S. 7th Street Suite C
Adel, Iowa 50003
|Adel Auto Parts Corporation|
The Adel Auto Parts Corporation is giving back to our troops, and hopes you will do the same.
From September 1st through November 11th, the Adel NAPA store will be collecting donations for Operation Gratitude to send to our troops overseas.
Not only do the troops fight for our freedoms, they leave their families, friends, and comforts behind to do so. Care packages of all sorts are sent to the individuals that are deployed in harms way, wrapped with good wishes of love
The care packages are welcomed with open arms by Airmen, Soldiers, Marines, and Sailors around the globe. You can read their heartfelt responses here.
Please contact John Standley and his team to find a list of acceptable donations for this important cause and drop off your donations at the Adel NAPA store.
Adel Auto Parts Corporation
809 Main Street
Adel Iowa, 50003
|REM to Host Adel After Hours|
REM Iowa Developmental Services in Adel is excited to announce they will be hosting the Adel Partners Chamber of Commerce After Hours Event on September 28th from 5:30- 7:30pm.
Community members and local businesses are invited to see the program and meet the individuals that make this great organization thrive.
REM is a valued asset to Adel and our surrounding communities. So mark your calendars for September 28th, and we hope to see you there.
Look for a full interview with Program Directors Michael McGinley and Abby Patterson in the DiscoverAdel.com October newsletter!
REM Iowa Developmental Services
401 Visions Parkway
Adel IA 50003
Germany, Oktoberfest is a 16-day festival of beer, polka, great food,
and lots of fun. In October the Chamber of Commerce brings this old
world tradition to the historic brick streets of Adel! We spoke with organizer Rob Burditt to find out more about this new, over 21 adult festival.Q. When is Oktoberfest?
It will be held Saturday October 9th at the Adel Community Stage & Pavilion.
Please walk to the event or have a designated driver.
This is a new event to the community, however I think when the brewery was in Adel they held something similar to this.Q. How did the event come to take place?
was the discussion held by Dean Westergaard, Craig Poldberg and myself
on a bus trip we took to Wisconson a few years ago. We thought Oktoberfest
would be a lot of fun to bring to Adel.Q. What will the night's entertainment be?
There will be Polka lessons and Polka band Bob Malek & The Fishermen from 4-7pm
. From 7-8pm we
will hold several fun contests including Beer Stein races and Nail Driving contests.
Then from 8-11pm we will have the cover band Sonic
We will be having more than
likely 4 different types of food vendors
to include BBQ, brats, etc.Q. What beers to you plan to serve?
will be serving two different types of Oktoberfest beers including Blue
Moon and Leinenkugel,
as well as domestic bottled beer and Mike's Hard
Lemonade. Drinks will be purchased by buying tickets for beverages.
To find out more about this fun new festival, please contact the Adel Partners Chamber of Commerce.
|Terry's Travels - Sweet Corn Festival|
Each month, Terry journeys through our community enjoying the sights, sounds, deals, and meals that make Adel great! This month, Terry shares his experiences at the Adel Sweet Corn Festival.
Over the years I have been part of various festivals around the world. From the Pilgrimage in Rome to a Scandinavian Cheese Rolling Festival in 1984, I always have a great time celebrating with the locals.
In August I participated in the Adel Sweet Corn Festival for the first time in 10 years after being abroad.
I began my morning watching the parade. Kids lined the streets rushing for the goodies thrown from the float. I snagged a few pieces of candy that were good-naturedly tossed at my head from a fast moving dune buggy.
I then joined the crowd as we marched to the destination of the day, the Corn Tent! The lines moved quickly as I chitchatted with festival goers young and old. The kids, impatiently shifting from foot to foot, next to their parents who kept reassuring them it was worth the wait.
I got to the front of the line, and not wanting to be greedy, asked for just 8 ears of corn. I was served by the Adel Fan Club and got an Official Adel Fan Club 2010 bracelet I still wear with pride.
I joined a group of friends on the Courthouse lawn and devoured plate after plate of corny goodness. It was the best corn I've ever had, and I'm sure the other 10,000 people would agree!
Once full, I started taking in the sites. I bought my fair share of BBQ and handmade crafts before I stopped by the DiscoverAdel.com booth. Imagine my surprise to find a family posing for pictures with a, dare I say it, dashing cutout of yours truly! *A worthwhile disclaimer, I like to think I'm taller in person.
Before the family moved to the next booth, they registered to win the great prizes we had to offer. Shanna Anglin won the Atherton House Artisan Pitcher, with Mike Whisner and Troy Havener each winning a set of golf passes to the River Valley Golf Course.
As the sun started to retreat, we back to the DiscoverAdel headquarters to relax, just for a moment, before heading out to the Community Dance.
Even after a long day, the crowd was excited to hear some live music and enjoy a beer or two. I sat in my lawn chair and looked around, a smile moving across my face. In all my years of traveling, of finding the new and wonderful, nothing beats Adel.
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|Support the Adel Volunteer Fire Department|
On August 8th, local firefighters saved the lives of Larry and Sandy Schmidz moments before the roof of their home collapsed in flames.
The Schmidz family, friends, and neighbors invite you to join us in celebrating the Adel Volunteer Fire Department Sunday, September 19th.
Citizens and businesses around town have collaborated to sponsor the Community Fundraiser and Appreciation Dinner
at the Penoach Winery beginning at 4:30pm.
There will be lots of entertainment, a silent auction, dinner catered by Italian Villages, and a presentation will be made by Chief Matt Ireland of the Adel Fire Department.
. has donated a website for the event, www.AdelFire.com
. Please visit the website to find a Photo Gallery of the Adel Volunteer Fire Department, Guest Book and RSVP for the event, silent auction items, and more!
To find out more about this great event or to donate to the charity or silent auction, please contact Erin Sedars at 515-993-3701
or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
We look forward to celebrating these brave individuals September 19th!Community Fundraiser and Appreciation Dinner
Sunday, September 19th · 4:30pmPenoach Winery
26759 N Avenue Adel, Iowa 50003www.AdelFire.com
|Brick Street Engineer Jeff Schug|
As the Brick Street Project progresses, we learn more about the individuals responsible for this historic undertaking.
This month we spoke with Jeff Schug, Head of Transportation with McClure Engineering and official Engineer of the Brick Street Project.
As the lead Engineer, Jeff designed the plans and implementation of the project.
Q. What is the next phases of the construction?
The next phase is 9th Street to Prairie. A challenge we have is that the streets are very flat.
Normally there is a .5% grade for every 100 feet. So it would drop 1/2 a foot every 100 feet. 9th Street has a .2% grade, making it very difficult for water flow.
Comments have been made that Court Street looks better than Main Street. Mannatt will fix the bricks during
the 9th street construction. That happens when using 100 year old
brick. Its difficult to achieve the quality of a new street, with old materials but the
character comes with 100 year old material being reused.
Q. What unexpected finds have you encountered?
We found coal chutes, which was expected, then we found a whole room under the sidewalks. They built the sidewalk over the top and the ceiling/sidewalk was in bad shape. We instantly put down cones to keep people off the sidewalk. We then filled the room with concrete or CLSM, which is a soupy concrete mix.
When the buildings used coal fire furnaces, a truck dumped coal into the chutes that lead into the basement. They laid sidewalk over top of the chutes in the 1950s and 1960s. In downtown areas its typical to find the coal chutes, the room was a surprise because the area was that large.
Q. What have you learned from Court and Main Street that you will apply to 9th?
With Court and Main Street the bottom layer of brick was not in great shape and overall not salvageable. We thought we might run short on bricks, but now that we have Main and Court done, we're comfortable to finish the project.
The old streets had a layer of dirt, then brick laid flat, with a layer of bricks laid on their edge on top. The new street has a layer of rock, concrete, engineering fabric, sand and a single layer of brick. The engineering fabric is like a coffee filter material with weep holes to drain water from the street.
Q. How has the weather affected the project?
The weather has had a big impact on the construction. The rain during the first 3 weeks was a setback but we were able to get back on track because of the rock substance we used. It also helped that contractor worked weekends. Mannat has gone a great job of scheduling to get the project back on track.
Q. When will the project be completed?
streets will be finished at the end of October. Sodding around the
Court House may be done in the spring to be most effective. The final,
finishing touches will be completed in the spring.
Q. In your opinion, how has the City of Adel handled relaying information to the community?
Adel has been atypical in how they
have proceeded in this project. Chad
Bird and the City have done a great job keeping people informed and
making the information available.
Q. Is this type of project typical?
This is the only project of its type in Iowa, maybe the only one in the country to reuse the original bricks in a new street. Its been a fun project. We don't get the chance to reuse the same materials, so its exciting for us.
The project is a pretty neat idea...to keep the streets, to work with the old brick, it sets Adel apart from other communities in Iowa, even nationally. The streets are on the National Registry of Historic Places, I don't know of any other [streets on the Registry.] Most cities just register the buildings, not the streets, its exciting.
To find out more about this historic project, please contact Chad Bird, City Administrator or visit the Brick Street Update page on DiscoverAdel.com.
|Around Town |
|John D. Gomke 1st Annual John's First Steps 5K Run|
Please join us Saturday, October 16th at 8am at the Kinnick-Feller Riverside Park in Adel to raise Continue reading...
Cedar Creek Clinic
NAPA GOLD Filters, Tools, and Equipment Sale
Stop in September 13-18th and take advantage of the great deals at the Adel Auto Parts Continue reading...
Atherton House Now Open Mondays
Stop in every Monday for Customer Appreciation Day! The shop will offer treats while you Continue reading....
Cedar Creek Animal Clinic is a full service small animal facility that strives to provide the Continue reading...
Great Breaks on Great Brakes at Adel's NAPA store
When you purchase qualifying Premium, Ultra Premium, or Specialty NAPA Brakes products Continue reading...
3rd Annual Apple Festival at the Penoach Winery
A Sunset in the Vineyard concert kicks off the Apple Festival weekend on Friday evening Continue reading...
Adel Veterinary Clinic Now Offers Acupuncture
The clinic is now open until 7pm on Tuesday evenings to offer clients additional evening hours Continue reading...
Atherton House Present Autumn Treasures
Celebrate Fall with Autumn Treasures September 23-25th! Stop in to find a world of fine Continue reading....
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business, person, event or organization that makes Adel special.
This month we showcase Adel Mental Health
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|Courtesy of Linda Boettcher, Director, Adel Partners|
We would like to thank the
businesses and individuals for their ongoing support and volunteer hours at the
annual Adel Sweet Corn Festival.
Without this incredible volunteer spirit, community pride, and financial
sponsorship, the festival would not be possible.
Annual Members Meeting
Volunteer of the Year
Deadline September 7th
P.O. Box 73
301 S. 10th Street
Adel IA 50003
Chamber of Commerce
|Please sign up now for the new Business Ethics class that will be offered at the
Adel Public Library starting September 13th!|
The classes will be held on Mondays from 6-8pm for 8 weeks.
Registrations are due by September 3rd. Six people must register for the class to be held.
All classes are taught by a Simpson professor, and are the result of a partnership between the Adel Chamber of Commerce and Simpson College.
$50.00 discounts are available to Chamber Members as well as non-chamber members if more than two employees attend.
The cost is $305 with an audit rate of $175 available.
To register for the Simpson Classes, please contact Amy Day at 515-223-8842!
|Recipe of the Month|
This is my youngest daughter's latest favorite recipe.
When she and her sisters were little they would cook for my birthday.
After dinner the girls would clean the kitchen while Lori and I relaxed in the living room.
Soon I had my feet up, the remote, a fresh cup of coffee and a big slice of dessert.
This year we had BBQ from my favorite place, a big piece of this pie, and my granddaughter on my lap.
Whatever the occasion, I'm sure you'll find a good reason to enjoy this recipe!
Peanut Butter PieIngredients:
8 oz. Cream Cheese
1/2 c Sugar
1/3 c Crunchy Peanut Butter
3/4 c Cool Whip
10 Peanut Butter Cups
9 in. Chocolate Crumb CrustDirections:
1 hour prior to mixing, set aside Cream Cheese to soften at room temperature and place Peanut Butter Cups in the freezer to aid in the chopping process.
In a small mixing bowl, beat the Cream Cheese, Sugar and Peanut Butter until smooth and light.
Fold in the Cool Whip.
Coarsely chop half of the Peanut Butter Cups; stir into Cream Cheese mixture.
Spoon into Chocolate Crust.
Quarter remaining Peanut Butter Cups; arrange over
Refrigerate for at least 4 hours before cutting.
Refrigerate leftovers (if you have any!)
The Adel Public Library wouldn't be the same place without our volunteers.
One of the most important groups of volunteers are the Friends of the Adel Public Library.
The Friends is a group dedicated to the support and promotion of the library.
Each year the Friends sponsor several fundraisers
that help the library take advantage of resources beyond its budgets.
Recently, the Friends sponsored The Sweet Corn Festival Book Sale
which was extremely successful.
The Friends helped raise $2,100
, with the money to go towards next years summer reading programs and other special projects.
The Friends are currently sponsoring the Silent Auction
which ends at 5:00pm on September 10th.
Friends of the Library membership benefits include shopping the annual book sale early and a free Friends only luncheon and program.The Friends truly make a valuable contribution to the future of both our library and our community.
For more information about the Friends of the Library group please contact Lynne at the library! September EventsStory Times Begin AgainSeptember 1st & 15th
Early Out Movies
Closed for Labor Day
Silent AuctionSeptember 10thScrapbook ClubSeptember 22ndCoffee and Current EventsSeptember 24th & 25thGarage SaleSeptember 28thBrown Bag Book ClubSeptember 30thEvening Book ClubLaura Guth-Hanson
Youth Services Librarian
Adel Public Library
303 S. 10th St.
Adel, IA 50003Adel Public Library
|What is DiscoverAdel.com?|
DiscoverAdel.com is a destination website.
goal is to inform everyone of the benefits of Adel. Not just those who
live in Adel, but also our friends in the surrounding communities.
From unique shopping and award winning events, to the outstanding services, you can find it all in Adel!
Be sure to bookmark
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