"Helping the World Discover Adel" Newsletter
Vol. 71 September 2014
Dear Friend of Adel,

My Grandmother was from a time when folks seldom said "I love you" but we all knew she did. You couldn't leave her house without her sending something to eat home, usually with "Take some bread, have a chicken, there's extra rolls on the counter..." Yes, she was Irish.

As time went on my cousin coined "Have a chicken" as our grandmother's expression of love. It means the same as "I love you", but without the hug you dread when you're eight. "Us cousins" still use it today among ourselves, especially in emails and at funerals. We can't say it without thinking of her. It reminds us of who we are.

I have no clue why Terry used it this month, but much of Terry is a mystery to me. Speaking of which, Terry has provided us with another unique take on September as only Terry can.

So grab a cup of coffee, there is a lot to cover this month and we look forward to seeing you in Adel.


In This Issue
Angie Kowalsky - Linen Flowers/Timeless Handiwork
September - Life Insurance Awareness Month
Al Dente Toffee "All Iowa Collection"
ISU Extension and Outreach News & Events
Penoach's 2014 Apple Festival Weekend
Adel Quilting & Dry Goods Conkerr Cancer Event
Terry Traveller - National Something Month
2014 John's Baby Step 5K, 1Mile and Kids Fun Run October 4th Sign-Up
Around Town - Upcoming Events
BAngie Kowalsky - Linen Flowers/Timeless Handiwork
Linen Flowers - Timeless Handiwork - Adel Iowa
Angie Kowalsky of Linen Flowers/Timeless Handiwork

Adel is home to many internet-only businesses where professionals take their skills and share them with a global audience. This month we spoke with Angie Kowalsky whose online crafting business reaches far beyond the 50003 zip code.


For Adel artesian Angie Kowalsky, crafting is her creative outlet. She was first inspired by an afghan made by a family member and learned to crochet and design her own patterns with pen and paper.


In 1995 Angie began her business, Timeless Handwork, which featured her original crochet designs, drawn by hand. Soon, she branched out to include sewing, knitting, and plastic canvas patterns.


In 2003, Angie expanded her business to include hand-drawn cross-stitch designs under the business Linen Flowers. These original designs are drawn electronically using a computer mouse. The charts were sold to retail stores for a time, until 2008 when Angie decided to sell directly to fellow crafters with a passion for unique creations.


In 2013 Linen Flowers and Timeless Handwork combined to offer shoppers a one-stop-spot for patterns, charts, art prints and greeting cards.


Angie's style is traditional with a flourish of whimsy, backed by her faith. At her online store you will find downloadable patterns to create items for every age, available within 24 hours of purchase: baby booties, outfits, bibs and caps, and fun wallets, banks, and toys for kids; sewing accessories include pincushions, bookmarks, and tote bags; as well as an assortment of pillows, ornaments, pet beds, doilies, sachets, and cross stitch patterns for every occasion listed by theme.  

Angie Kowalsky - Linen Flowers-Timeless Handiwork

This is just the tip of the iceberg - visit
to see her ever-expanding catalog!



"Many more designs are in the works, and visitors will continue to see new patterns and charts added to the site each month."


Timeless Handwork/ Linen Flowers' international business has served customers from various parts of the world, including Australia and Iceland. Custom orders can be a challenge, such as changing a phrase to appear correctly in Icelandic, but Angie embraces these fun opportunities to share her gift.


"I love to create and I am inspired by nature, or perhaps phrases or something I have been thinking about. My faith is a big part of my life. I feel that God is the Master Designer, and I think He has given me the help to do these things. I want to glorify Him in my business and my art. I like to share my faith with people to give them hope."


About 4 years ago, Angie started The Counted Wishes festival, an online cross-stitch event where fellow independent designers can exhibit new work. Though the show has a new owner, crafters are still the first to see new releases from 16 designers and vendors at the Spring and Fall festivals, held each March and September 15-21 at  


Visitors are invited to return each day to participate in a daily treasure hunt to gain entry into the grand prize drawing for one PDF chart of the winner's choice, and to take advantage of show specials, free designs, and more!


During the September festival, Timeless Handwork/Linen Flowers will offer Buy 3, Get 1 Free PDF charts.


When Angie isn't crafting, she enjoys gardening, attending New Hope Church, and spending time with her son, daughter, and granddaughter.


"I really like to grow flowers- I'm usually outside working if I can. I grow perennials mainly. I love roses and I experiment with wildflowers- growing seeds, dividing plants, and creating a new backyard with something in bloom at all times.


I've been very thankful for the wealth of churches in Adel, and impressed by the community's kindness. I really love Adel. I've met a lot of nice people here. I was awed by how beautiful Adel was, with the trees hanging over the streets, its just a pretty town with a great community.


It's important to pass these skills on to our kids. I look forward to doing this with my granddaughter as soon as she's of age."


Angie's final note is to share the encouragement she received when she first started with fellow artists, "Go for it. Discouragement always leaves by starting more work. If a person wants something badly enough, and is willing to work for it, he/she will achieve it. Success is small steps performed daily over time."


Linen Flowers/Timeless Handwork

P.O. Box 15
Adel, Iowa 50003
Phone: (515) 897-3075
BSeptember - Life Insurance Awareness Month
LSB Insurance
Lori Brocka and Joshua Heisterkamp
Your LSB Adel Insurance Team
In life there are many things we do not want to discuss, things that are unspoken.

The problem with not discussing these tough topics is not being prepared.

As your local agents we want to make sure you are prepared for the tough things in life.

Life insurance can be a valuable tool to protect your family and provide financial security. There are hundreds of products out there and the number is growing each day.

So how do you determine which products, how much, or how long you need to be covered?

Great questions, call your local LSB Adel Insurance team to help you find the answers that are right for you. Give us a call at 515-993-5663.

Joshua Heisterkamp - AVP LSB Insurance Agent
Lori Brocka - AVP LSB Insurance Account Manager

LSB Insurance
805 Main St # 3
Office: 515-993-5663
BAl Dente Toffee "All Iowa Collection"
Al Dente Toffee - Adel IowaAl Dente Toffee in Adel, is working on the All Iowa Toffee Collection.

Made from Iowa's 3 largest commodities Corn, Soybeans and Pork. 

The collection will have Corn Toffee, Soy nut Toffee and Maple Bacon Toffee

Look for a special price on combo and the upcoming release date.

Like us on Facebook and stay current on specials and updates!

Al Dente Toffee - Adel Iowa Al Dente Toffee - Romano and Co.
Ice Cream Palor * Coffee Shop * Cafe
109 N. 9th St.
Adel, Iowa, 50003
Summer Hours:
8 a.m. - 9 p.m. Tuesday - Saturday
10 a.m. - 6 p.m. Sundays
Closed - Mondays
BISU Extension and Outreach News & Events
ISU Extension Dallas County Iowa
ISU Extension and Outreach September Events
ISU Extension Outreach
Albert Grunenwald of the Iowa 4-H Foundation presents  outstanding service award to Lorinda and Chuck Inman

Inmans Inducted in to 4-H Hall of Fame

Chuck and Lorinda Inman of Adel were inducted into the Iowa 4-H Hall of Fame during the 2014 ceremony at the Iowa State Fair on Sunday, August 17. (2014)

The Inmans were honored because of their outstanding service and dedication to Dallas County 4-H. Both Chuck and Lorinda have been involved with 4-H since they were club members in the 1960s, where they first met.

They have continued the 4-H family tradition by encouraging their three children, Coralie, Bradley and Katharine to take pride and excel within the program.

"Chuck and Lorinda Inman truly make a difference to the youth in 4-H," said Dallas County Youth Coordinator, Aleta Cochran. "They continue to volunteer and are committed to 'making the best better' for 4-H youth."

The husband and wife duo have a long resume of involvement with Iowa State Extension and Outreach of Dallas County and its 4-H youth program. Lorinda has served on the extension council and continues to be involved with the Dallas County 4-H Foundation and extension youth committee. Chuck also serves on committee and is the club leader of Adams Arrows.

Together, Chuck and Linda have volunteered at Food Safety Quality Assurance (FSQA) trainings, dog obedience classes, town festivals, parades, livestock auctions and have sponsored trophies for the county fair. The Inmans promote the values of Dallas County 4-H and continue to make it a better program for future generations of 4-H'ers


4-H Shooting Sports Club Informational Meeting for New 4-H Shooting Sports Club Sept. 11th

A new 4-H Shooting Sports Club is starting in Dallas County.

It is open to youth ages 9 - 18. The club is also looking for adult volunteers.

4-H Safety and Education in Shooting Sports (SESS) uses skills and disciplines of shooting to assist young people and their leaders in obtaining knowledge and developing life skills.

The disciplines include archery, rifle, shotgun, muzzleloader and wildlife skills. Learn more at

An informational meeting is being held at the Dallas County Extension and Outreach office, located at 28059 Fairground Rd., Adel, on Thursday, September 11, 2014 starting at 7:00 p.m.

For more information, contact the extension office at (515) 993-4281 or email Mat and Katie Sanders at



ISU Money Matters - Adel Iowa ISU Dallas County Ext. Presents  

Money Matters Sept. 30th


Making a dollar stretch is not as easy as it once was. Knowing where money is going, setting goals, along with having a spending plan and budget can help a person and their family achieve budgetary freedom.

"Money Matters: Making Your Dollar Stretch in an Expensive World" is a free class on basic budgeting tips applicable to everyday life.

Learn quick and easy financial tips in addition to the "hidden" ways people spend their money. A portion of the session will focus on responsible gambling, costs associated with online and electronic gaming, raising responsible kids in an electronic age and a healthy approach to having fun while still saving money.

Join Lisa Mickelson, Extension Educator, with Iowa State University Extension & Outreach and Katie Bee, Certified Prevention Specialist, with Employee & Family Resources on Tuesday, September 30th from 6:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at the Iowa State University Extension and Outreach office in Adel.

Please contact Lisa at (515) 993-4281 or to reserve a space.  


Dallas County ISU Extension Office
28059 Fairground Road
Adel, Iowa 50003
Phone: (515) 993-4281
Fax: (515) 993-1027
BPenoach's 2014 Apple Festival Weekend
Penoach Concerts - Adel Iowa Penoach Winery will host two concerts this September.

On September 19th, Sunset in the Vineyard concert with the El Dorados, 7-10 p.mFree Admission
September20th, Penoach's Apple Festival. Free wine samples including warm apple wine. Horse and wagon rides around the vineyard, marshmallow roasting, face painting for kids, pumpkins, apples, plus fifteen vendors selling a variety of goods and food. 

Lunch by Brick Street BBQ.

Live Music by CODE BLUE from 1-5 p.m.

In lieu of admission we request you bring a non perishable food item for the local food pantry. 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Apple Festival2014 Penoach Winery Concert Series.

Penoach Winery
26759 N Avenue
Adel, Iowa 50003
Phone: (515) 993-4374
Facebook: Penoach-Vineyard-Winery
BAdel Quilting & Dry Goods Conkerr Cancer Event September 6th
Adel Quilting Conkerr Cancer Event We are hosting a Conkerr Cancer event at the Adel Library on Saturday, Sept. 6th from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

The community is invited to come in and help for a few minutes or a few hours. We need help cutting, folding and pressing fabric for pillow case kits.

Adel Quilting is donating fabric for this project. See more information about this program below from the Conkerr Cancer coordinator for our district:

As some of you may know, September is Children's Cancer Awareness Month. Conkerr Cancer sets a goal of how many miles of pillowcases they would like to see donated in September. The last two years the goal has been 44,000 pillowcases so that every child in treatment will receive a pillowcase.

The Children's Cancer Connection needs traveling pillowcases to fit their pillows. The Ronald McDonald House also needs traveling pillowcases for their pillows.Their pillows are smaller and serve a dual purpose. They also serve as a toiletry bag that is put together for the respite rooms over at Blank Children's Hospital. They then tie them with ribbon and put a note with them.

- Jacque Johnson, owner of Adel Quilting & Dry Goods Co.

Event Location:
Adel Public Library
310 S 10th St.
Adel, Iowa  50003

Adel Quilting and Dry Goods
909 Prairie St.
Adel, Iowa 50003
Phone: (515) 993-1170
Facebook: Adel-Quilting-Dry-Goods-Co/111565148883422?fref=ts
BTerry Traveller - National Something Month
Terry Traveler - This Day

Did you know that September is National Chicken month?  


Now don't quote me, for I can't be sure and I'm pretty sure I'm incorrect (editor's note- Terry is never "wrong"), but I believe the practice of dedicating a month to something started in the fall of 1968.  


It was a warm autumn day, or perhaps it was raining, when the President stood before the microphone and proudly proclaimed, "This month is National Chicken month!"  


The country was in awe. "Those poor chickens," they thought. "We must support the chickens!"


People flocked to the store to buy drumsticks and wings; parents brought home chicks instead of kittens for pets; Hippies wove dyed feathers into their macramé.  

By the end of September sales of chicken, rubber and real alike, had skyrocketed. It wasn't long before more foundations and associations took the que and now, each month of the year is dedicates to a handful of organizations.  


So this September take a moment and celebrate National something-or-other Month with these Adel businesses.


National Library Card Sign-Up Month

Visit the Adel Public Library to borrow all the books you can carry (and remember to return in two weeks)


National Preparedness Month

Fill your bunker with provisions from stores like Fareway, Baldon Hardware, and Fuller's BP


National Yoga Month

Sign up for classes with Healing Therapies or Garnett Fitness


National Sewing Month

Start a new project with help from Adel Quilting and Dry Goods or Linen Flowers/Timeless Handwork


National Chicken Month

Pick up an Adel-raised bird at Morrell Natural Meats (last I checked, its legal to buy beef during September, too!)


National Hispanic Heritage Month

Enjoy lunch, dinner, and a few margaritas at Casa de Oro


National Honey Month

See a live hive in action at Patch's Pumpkin Patch


Happy travels and Have a Chicken,

Terry T.


Terry Traveller
2014 John's Baby Step 5K, 1Mile and Kids Fun Run October 4th Sign-Up
Johns Baby Step 5K
Please join us Saturday, October 4th, 2John D Gomke 5K - Adel Iowa014 to support a wonderful charity. The 5th Annual John's Baby Step 5K, 1Mile and Kids Fun Run.

Set in Adel's beautiful Kinnick-Fellar Park. Chip Timing, Kids Fun Run, Kids Activities, Gender & Age Awards.

The weather looks absolutely perfect for a run or walk in Adel with friends and family!

Starting Time is 8:30 a.m. It promises to be another great event. Please let us know if you have any questions!

Thank you! - John's Baby Steps Committee

You can Register at More information in the 2014 John's Baby Steps 5K Brochure.

Johns Baby Step 5K The John D Gomke Charity helps prevent child loss & honor the memory of infants who have become angels. Providing resources & funding to organizations that help care for grieving families in Central Iowa.

John D. Gomke Charity
PO Box 613
De Soto, Iowa 50069
Phone: (515) 314-9171
Around Town
FoodBank of Iowa Free Fresh Produce Stand Wednesday through Sept. 24th

The Food Bank of Iowa will have a fresh produce stand every Wednesday, August 27th - September 24th, from 12:30 - 1:30 p.m. at...   Continue reading 
Faith Lutheran BBQ - Adel Iowa Adel Community BBQ at Faith Lutheran Church Sept. 7th

Members of Faith Lutheran Church have a new smoker and are extending an invitation to the entire Adel community to join them for a community BBQ...   Continue reading 
Monarch tagging On Call Program Dallas County Monarch Tagging - Nature On Call Program

By registering for this on call program you will be invited to join the Monarch Watch Project when the monarchs migrate through Dallas County...   Continue reading 
ADM Schools 2014 ADM Sports Schedule Posted

The Adel DeSoto Minburn (ADM) School's 2014 Sports Schedule of Events has been posted at Adel DeSoto Minburn CSD...   Continue reading 
Adel Kiwanis Annual Wreath Sales Adel Kiwanis Every Kid Plays Program

The Adel Kiwanis has created a program to assist ADM families by helping cover some or all of the participation fees or uniform costs for their k-8 child...   Continue reading 
Adel Quilting & Dry Gods Co. Adel Iowa Open Sew Friday at the Adel Public Library

Join Jacque Johnson, owner of Adel Quilting & Dry Goods Co., the 2nd Friday of each month at the Adel Public Library for Open Sew Friday! Participants may join...    Continue reading

Brenton Arboretum Founder's Walk at the Brenton Arboretum Sept. 20th

Tour the Brenton Arboretum with Founder Buz Brenton. Hear firsthand his fascinating history, insights and plans for the future... Continue reading
Ikes Avengers - Adel Iowa Ike's Avengers on Facebook

"In an attempt to raise awareness of childhood lung disease and the challenges each family faces, I have created this page for Ike's Avengers"...   Continue reading 

Outflow Lighthouse of Christ Church - Bible Study Sept. 14th

The Lighthouse of Christ Church is starting a young adult Bible study this fall. We will meet for the first time on Sunday, September 14th. The study will meet from 5  - 7 p.m... Continue reading
United Methodist Church Men's Breakfast Fridays at Adel United Methodist Church

The Adel United Methodist Church will host a men's morning Breakfast every Friday at 6:30 a.m. All are welcome to join us!
Oatmeal Breakfast bar....  Continue reading 
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Between the Sweet Corn Festival and the Annual Book Sale, we had a great wrap-up of August here at the Adel Public Library.  


Our Annual Book Sale, which took place on August 8th and 9th, was a success again this year.     


The library did over $2,000.00 in book sales. The money will go towards next year's Summer Reading Program.    


Everyone here at the library wants to extend a big thank you to those who donated their books and their time;

we couldn't have done this sale without you.


Although August was a success, we couldn't be more excited for the upcoming fall season.  


Over the course of last year, we had a whopping 4,155 people attend our children's library programming.  


Children's activities are now back and better than ever.  


Story Time for 3 - 5 year olds will be held on Mondays, Toddler Time for children 3 and under will be held on Tuesdays, and Music Time for all children will meet on Thursdays.  


All programs will begin at 10:30 am. We hope to see everyone there!


September 10th is an early out, so we invite kids to attend our Early Out Movie at 2:00 pm.  


We will be showing "Muppets Most Wanted."  


We will also be hosting a Teen Volunteer Meeting at 3:00 pm on this day.


The Stiletto Girls are coming to our library on Tuesday, September 16th at 6:30 pm.


Magnolia "Maggie" Rivers, C. Deanne Row, and Angela K. Roe will be here to discuss their Stiletto Series, answer questions, and even shed light on how to publish your own book.  


If you have ever wondered how to take your manuscript and turn it into a published novel, then this is the event for you.


Everyone at Adel Public Library is patiently waiting for author William Kent Krueger to visit Perry, Iowa on October 7th.  


To get ready for this exciting event, we are participating in Dallas County Reads One Book.  


All of Dallas County is encouraged to read Krueger's new book, Ordinary Grace, between September 25 and October 23rd.  


This two-part author event kicks off with a read and meet at Hotel Pattee from 5:30 pm to 6:30 pm.  


For $10 you can attend this portion of the event and enjoy hor's d' oeuvres, iced tea, coffee and water.  


The second part of this county-wide event will be at the Perry Performing Arts Center, located at Perry High School, at 7:00 pm, for an author talk.  


This portion of the event is free.  


We will have our Evening Book Club on Thursday, September 25th at 7:00 pm to kickoff this exciting new novel.


Ordinary Grace is available for download on Wilbor, and can also be found at your local library.


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


To keep up-to-date on all of the clubs, events, information and programs at Adel Public Library, be sure to check out our website,,

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

Adel Public Library
303 S. 10th St.
Adel, Iowa 50003
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Recipe of the Month
DDiscover Chef
Chicken Salad Sandwiches

After reading Terry's article this month, I couldn't help but think of my favorite chicken recipes.

I was surprised as I counted how many meals we've made over the years with chicken as the feature ingredient.

Many of them have been shared in our monthly recipes, available in past issues of the DiscoverAdel newsletter - click here to search the archives.

But in the end, my all-time favorite chicken recipe requires no cooking on my part at all, just the wherewithal to buy a rotisserie chicken ahead of time.

This is actually my daughter's and it's unique - it doesn't include fruit or nuts, and has just a hint of spice.

Make sure to use good bread, such as ciabatta rolls or multigrain baguettes to make this salad a meal, or try it with your favorite crackers or wraps.

The key is to mince all the vegetables into very small pieces, so you get the crunch with less of the raw veggie flavor.

Its not the wildest chicken in this months newsletter, I'll let Terry take the award for that.
Chicken Salad

1 Rotisserie Chicken, cold
1 Stalk Celery, minced
1/3 C. Red Onion, minced
2 small Radishes, minced
2 T. Carrot, shredded
1 medium Dill pickle, minced
1/2 C. Mayonnaise
3 T. Brown Mustard
1 tsp Garlic powder
1 tsp Cayenne pepper
1 tsp Salt
1 tsp Black Pepper, course
1 tsp Dill
1 large tomato, thinly sliced
Leaf lettuce, rinsed and dried


1. Remove chicken from the bone, discard skin. Dice chicken.

2. Combine chicken in large bowl with celery, red onion, radish, carrot, pickle, mayonnaise, brown mustard, garlic, cayenne, salt, pepper, and dill.

3. Cover and chill for 30 minute. (Not required, but overnight tastes even better.)

Slice bread and layer lettuce, chicken salad, and tomato.

2014 NFL Punt Pass and Kick Competition - Sept 20th
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NFL Punt, Pass, and Kick Competition

Football competition for youth ages 6-15. (Both boys and girls) Local winners advance to the sectional competition.

When: Saturday, Sept. 20th.
Where: Kinnick Feller Park
Time: 10:30 a.m.
Cost: Free Program

Pre-registration is required, please visit
Adel Parks & rec.
301 S. 10th Street
Adel, Iowa 50003
Phone: (515) 993-4525
Talk With Your City Councilman
Adel Iowa

City council member Bryan Welch would like to hear comments, concerns, and suggestions from Adel residents.

He will be at the Adel library the 3rd. Saturday, of every month, from 10:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. in the board room.

Answers to questions from last month's meeting will be presented.
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301 S. 10th Street
Adel, Iowa 50003
Phone: (515) 993-4525
Fax: (515) 993-4527
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