"Helping the World Discover Adel" Newsletter

Vol. 83 September 2015 
Dear Friend of Adel,  

Last year we took the kids and grandkids to one of the Wills Family Orchard Apple and Pumpkin Fest Weekends. We had an amazing time and I'm still asked when we can go back. We highly recommend every aspect of the event, with a kid inspired emphasis on the donuts!

Terry is back, and explains the woes of traveling with money and secret hiding places. Although once you go through airport security nothing is all that secret.

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
Wills Family Orchard - Apple & Pumpkin Time
LSB Cyclones VS. Hawks Tailgate Party.
ISU Extension and Outreach News & Events
2015 NAPA Gold Filter Sale Sept 14th - 19th
Adel Quilting Presents Check to Adel Library
Annual White Eagle Multicultural Pow Wow
September Penoach Winery Concerts
Adel UMC Mission Followup Sept. 3rd - 8th.
Adel Cruise Night September 19th
Quilt Circle of Friends Open House Sept. 26
John's Baby Steps 5K/1Mile Race Sign-Up
Adel HealthMart
Around Town - Upcoming Events
Adel Public Library
Terry Traveller - Currency
ADM School District Elections Sept. 8th
NFL Punt Pass and Kick Competition - Sept 20
City of Adel - Honor the Call to Serve
Mayor Peters Discusses the City of Adel.
BWills Family Orchard - Apple & Pumpkin Time
Wills Orchard - Adel Iowa
Wills Family Orchard - Adel Iowa
September marks the coming of autumn with changing leaves, cooler temperatures, and for Iowans, the desire to return to the farmstead.

Perhaps it is the brightly colored surroundings or the wide-open vistas that call to us; maybe it's the realization that winter will be here soon enough and that these are the last days to get out and enjoy Mother Nature.

Whatever the reason, its time to pay homage to the time honored tradition of visiting the local pumpkin patch each Fall. In Adel, that is Wills Family Orchard.
The organic orchard is owned and operated by Maury and Mary Wills with the help of their children and friendly neighbors and allies. Organic farming is a certified set of standards that emphasize soil and water conservation while eliminating a dependence on specific commercial fertilizers and pesticides. Biological farming is the use of science-based practices that work together with nature. Wills Family Orchard has been certified organic since 2000 and uses many biological and sustainable practices on the farm.
Wills Family Orchard - Adel Iowa Maury helped write the state of Iowa's organic program and is now Bureau Chief for the Agricultural Diversification & Market Development Bureau for the Iowa Department of Agriculture and Land Stewardship managing the Organic Certification program.

With his knowledge and passion for organic farming, Wills Family Orchard produces more than 15 apple varieties that are hearty and less susceptible to bugs and tree diseases, resulting in worthwhile yields while still adhering to regulatory procedures. Each variety has its own unique flavor and texture, which are perfect for snaking, pies and baking. Not sure which variety is best for your planned usage? Just ask Mary or Maury to help you find the perfect option, or blend!
The Wills Family Orchard is a great, no-admission fee, Fall experience for all ages, especially if you plan your visit during one of their special event weekends. The environment is kid friendly, without the carnival feel, which is welcoming to adults without little ones in tow as well as large families. Feel free to bring your picnic blankets and spend the day enjoying the sights and sounds of the Dallas County countryside. Just keep in mind that pets as well as outside food and drinks are not allowed.

"We like to think that this is a time to unplug a bit from technology. We want our place to be very family centered and the activities we provide to be authentic to a country environment."

Wills Family Orchard -Adel Iowa
Everyone can enjoy the classic farm-life vibe riding the hayrack around the grounds and choosing their own pumpkins from the field.

Adults will enjoy getting back to nature while listening to live music, grabbing some Master Griller Catering BBQ, and learning about organic farming practices.

Wills Family Orchard - Adel Iowa The kids will love seeing chickens and goats and running through the corn maze while creating family traditions.

Without a doubt, everyone will love the cider apple donuts- fried hot and fresh continuously throughout the day - with a cup of homemade apple cider.

Make sure to try the caramel apples, Queens apple dessert, and sliced apple pie, too.
The Wills Family Orchard gift shop, constructed from an old barn, houses bushels of various organic apples grown on the farm, ready-made desserts, homemade spreads, local treats, and amazing honey products.

Community members will agree that every item is full of Iowa tradition, country charm, and the remembered flavors of fall.

"We think it's really important to provide quality products whether its apples or fruit spread."
Wills Family Orchard - Adel IowaThe orchard spans 35 acres of timber with a lovely walking path open to visitors, 4 acres of apple trees, 3 acres of pumpkin patch, contains1 acre of corn maze, about 1 acre of peach and dark cherry trees, and 1/2 an acre of squash and gourds.
  Picking your own pumpkin is a real treat. Wills family members supply hunters with a wagon and lopper - a set of shears equipped to cut the thick pumpkin stems from the vine.

The size and shape of the pumpkins vary, giving a wealth of variety to the pumpkin carvers and ornamental displays of the season. Pumpkins are weighed at purchase and priced at $0.45 per pound.
Wills Family Orchard opened for the season August 29, 2015.

Come out to the Adel countryside each weekend September 19th-November 1st and plan to visit during 2015's Apple and Pumpkin Fest weekends for special events and activities!
Wills Family Orchard Apple and Pumpkin Fest Weekends 2015
  • Saturday, September 26th 9am-6pm
  • Sunday, September 27th Noon-6pm
  • Saturday October 3rd 9am-6pm
  • Sunday October 4th Noon-6pm
  • Saturday October 10th 9am-6pm
  • Sunday October 11th Noon-6pm
Schedule of Activities - Weather Dependant
  • Children 2 and Under Free
  • Hay Wagon Rides $3/person
  • Corn Maze $3/person
Wills Family Orchard
33130 Panther Creek Road
Adel, IA 50003
Phone: 515-993-5151
BLSB Cyclones VS. Hawks Tailgate Party
LSB Tailgating Party Community Appreciation Tailgate Party


When: Friday, September 11

Time: 11:00AM - 4:00PM
Where: Lincoln Savings Bank
- 805 Main Street, Adel.

Classic tailgating food, drink, and games provided.

Join in the fun and wear your rival colors with pride!  View Flyer

LSB Abe - Adel Iowa Lincoln Savings Bank - LSB Financial

805 Main Street * Adel IA 50003
Office: 515-993-5663

Lincoln Savings Bank, Member FDIC

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BISU Extension and Outreach News & Events
ISU Extension Dallas County Iowa
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

A quick Google search on
"parenting a pre-teen" will return results such as "3 Ways to Get Along" or
"Dealing with Your Teen in 9 Steps." Nine steps?

If only it were that easy. Parents looking to take a more proactive approach to developing a stronger family bond by working together with their youth are encouraged to attend Iowa State University Extension and Outreach's Strengthening Families Program: For Parents and Youth Ages 10-14 (SFP:10-14) beginning on Sunday, October 4.

SFP: 10-14 is a seven-week series which addresses how families can replace "risk" factors with "protective" factors. For parents this means transitioning from demanding behavior, harsh discipline and poor communication of house rules to supportive family involvement and age-appropriate expectations. For youth, risk factors can include aggressive or withdrawn behavior, negative peer influence and poor school performance. This program helps them develop healthy, positive management of emotions, peer resistance skills and empathy toward their caregivers.

"Sometimes parents do not sign up for this program because they think their family is doing fine," says ISU Extension Educator, Lisa Mickelson. "But 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."

During the first hour of the weekly sessions, parents and youth are divided into separate learning environments. Adults will discuss selecting consequences to fit the behavior of their youth, using loving methods to set limits and how to meet the basic needs of their son or daughter in terms of belonging and independence.

Meanwhile youth will engage in topics of goal setting, risky behaviors which can interfere with goals, peer pressure resistance and understanding their parent's stress and point of view.

In the second hour, families unite and interact through activities to solidify lessons and work toward building more stable relationships through joint problem solving. During this time, families will also learn about one another and explore their household's existing values and strengths while having fun.

"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, and our goal is to have a sit down dinner at least five nights out of the seven at the table as a family."

SFP:10-14 will take place at the Waukee Elementary School located at 850 6th St. on Sundays, October 4 through November 15 from 5:30-7:30 p.m. with a free meal beginning at 5 p.m.

Free child care for younger children is also provided. The cost to register is $19 per family and can be completed through Waukee Community Education at Questions about this program can be directed at 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
B2015 NAPA Gold Filter Sale Sept 14th - 19th
Adel Auto Parts - NAPA Store
September is a great month to maintain your car with the Adel Auto Parts Corporation!

Mark your calendars for the NAPA Gold Filter Sale, September 14th - 19th, 2015. There's never been a better time to get with the Program. The NAPA Filters Program keeps you running and saves you money at every turn.

Complete filter coverage. Reliable delivery. And a preventive maintenance survey. Stop in and talk to owner John Standley and his team to find out more about this great program at Adel's local NAPA store.

Don't forget to check out OUR NEW WEBSITE: for all current specials plus NAPA Know How.

Adel Auto Parts NAPA Gold Filter Sale

Make Us Your Engine Protection Connection, don't miss this Great opportunity to save! View Flyer.

NAPA Know How Sale - Adel Auto Parts Adel Auto Parts Corporation
809 Main Street
Adel, Iowa 50003

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Perry, Iowa 50220
BAdel Quilting Presents Check to Adel Library
During the week of August 17th, Adel Quilting & Dry Goods (AQ) presented a check to the Adel Public Library for $1250.

These funds were raised through an orphan block challenge. Quilt Circle of Friends, a club hosted by AQ, donated leftover blocks and unfinished quilt projects (orphan blocks).

Adel Quilting Donation
Presentation of Check by Adel Quilting & Friends to Adel Library Staff

Other members saw a way to make something new from the orphaned blocks. These items (table runners, bags, quilts both large and small, wall hangings and more) were then sold at the shop.

Adel Quilting & Dry Goods - Adel IowaAdel Quilting and Dry Goods
909 Prairie St.
Adel, Iowa 50003
Phone: (515) 993-1170
Facebook: Adel-Quilting-Dry-Goods-Co
BAnnual White Eagle Multicultural Pow Wow 
White Eagle Pow Wow A Gathering to Build Understanding

The White Eagle Multicultural Pow Wow seeks to mend the "Sacred Hoop" of life by honoring family, children and community.

The Pow Wow brings families of different races, cultures and countries together to share their heritage through music, dance, food and storytelling.

We have changed the dates of the pow wow this year in hopes for more accommodating weather.

The 2015 White Eagle Multicultural Pow Wow will have a continuous program from Friday, September 25th, 6:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m.; Saturday, September 26th, 10:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m.; and Sunday, September 27th, 11:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

Hawkeye Antique Acres Waukee * I-80, exit 117

Free Admission:
  • $5 Parking Car/Day
  • $10 Car/Weekend
  • $5 per tent per day
  • $15 per trailer/electrical per day
White Eagle Bed & Breakfast 2015:
Grand Entries
Friday (9/25/15) - 7:00 p.m.
Saturday (9/26/15) - 1:00 p.m. and 7:00 p.m.
Sunday (9/27/15) - 1:00 p.m.

There will be a giveaway on Sunday afternoon at approximately 3:00 pm.

The giveaway is an important Native American tradition to honor the people that join us in our pow wow, and we would be honored to have everyone that attends the pow wow also attend the giveaway on Sunday afternoon.

For more information visit:
BSeptember Penoach Winery Concerts
Penoach Vineyard Winery Nursery Adel Iowa
Penoach Winery - Adel Iowa Penoach Winery last Sunset in the Vineyard concert is on Sept 11, 7-10 pm. Featuring the band El Dorado. Brick Street BBQ will be serving food. No admission charge.
Sept 19th - 8th Annual Apple Festival 10-5 pm. Horse and wagon rides, face painting and kids entertainment, 12+vendors featuring a variety of crafts, food, and produce, including Dallas County Orchard, Picket Fence Creamery.

Food from Brewer Family Farms. Free wine samples. Hot apple wine by the cup. Music by Code Blue, 1-5 pm.

We request a donation of non perishable food items for our local food pantry.

Penoach Winery
26759 N Avenue
Adel, Iowa 50003
Phone: (515) 993-4374
Facebook: Penoach-Vineyard-Winery 
BAdel UMC Mission Followup Sept. 3rd - 8th
Adel UMC Cherokee Nation Mission Trip The Adel United Methodist Church is in the process of collecting items for the Kenwood OK mission we attended in June.

David and Cheryl Baird have decided after coming back from the trip, that they needed to go back and try and address some of the needs the group became aware of.

These are the items they have been gathering to take down. If you care to assist in getting a load together, God Bless you. The following is a letter from the Bairds to the congregation and to all who would like to help:

[Dear Friends},

People from the Church have expressed interest with assisting Cheryl and I gather items to take down to OK and give to the people in Kenwood who lack so many things. This trip is primarily aimed at the children there and the following is a list of items we've been gathering and would gladly accept in order to take a big load down.

Our plan is to leave Thursday Sept. 3rd and return Tuesday Sept. 8th.

1. Clothing for the children. Infant to 8th grade age. Boy and Girl. We're taking a number of cool to cold weather coats and hoodies.

2. Shoes for the same ages, some warmer ones for the colder months.

3. Bedding, sheet sets, blankets, wash clothes, towels.

4. Books. Educational books that can be given to the school or directly to the students to have at home.

5. Bibles. We have found a number at yard sales and in thrift stores and want to make sure any child who doesn't have one can get one. We are also getting Bible story books that could go to the Churches or to the kids.

6. School supplies. The Kenwood school supplies the most basic school supplies as the parents cannot afford them, so we're gathering up the supplies you'd see requested by the schools for the various grades K-8. The school cannot afford to buy books and uses a copy machine to print off lesson plans for all the grades, so if you know of any place that could donate or sell at cost cases of copy paper, that would help the school's budget.

7. Some sporting goods and toys. Not a high priority but still want the kids to be kids.

God Bless, David and Cheryl

If you would like to help out, items can be dropped off at the Church office during hours.

Adel United Methodist Church
115 South Tenth Street
Adel, Iowa 50003
Phone: (515) 993-3791
Facebook: Adel-United-Methodist-Church
BAdel Cruise Night September 19th
Adel Cruise Night Come out to downtown Adel on the Square for Adel Cruise Night - Fun Night for the Whole Family!

All historic or late model vehicle including Cars, Motorcycles, Tractors, Trucks, Race Cars are invited to attend.

September 19th * 4:00 pm - 9:00 pm.

The Knights of Columbus will be serving burgers. View the flyer.

For more information contact:
Jim Copeland - (515) 240-9960
Chad Leonard - (515) 202-5468
Steve Greenslade - (515) 360-9262
BQuilt Circle of Friends Open House Sept. 26
Adel Quilting & Dry Goods - Adel Iowa Monday, Sept. 21st, at 6 pm, Quilt Circle of Friends, a club that meets monthly at Adel Quilting & Dry Goods Co, will host an open house at the Adel Library.

Featured speaker for the evening is designer, Kelly Mueller from The Wooden Bear Designs.

She will demonstrate printing fun designs on fabric and will also talk about her new book.

Refreshments will be served. There is no fee for this evening.
Adel Quilting and Dry Goods
909 Prairie St. * Adel, Iowa 50003
Phone: (515) 993-1170
Facebook: Adel-Quilting-Dry-Goods-Co
BJohn's Baby Steps 5K/1Mile Race Sign-Up
Johns Baby Wlak 5K - Adel Iowa We are excited to host the 6th Annual John's Baby Steps 5K & 1 Mile Run/Walk on Saturday, October 3rd at Kinnick-Feller Park in Adel!

This chip timed race & memory walk starts with remembering our angel babies and is concluded with an awards presenting of age & gender categories & Kids Fun Run.

There will also be face painting, door prizes & treats! John's Baby Steps will start at 8:00 a.m. with remembering some of our angels, including our honorary angels:
  • Jaxton Daniel Plathe
  • Peyton Rae Wright
John's Baby Steps is about family and remembering the angels watching over us...and to raise money to execute the charity's mission: helping families to prevent & cope with infant and young child loss. This includes providing families with keepsakes & putting defibrillators in our local schools.

Early Registration: $25.00 by September 13, 2014 (includes t-shirt)
After Sept 13th: $25.00 (t-shirts while last)
Day of Event registration: 7:00-8:00 am
Ages 12 & under = Free admission
Register Online

We hope to see you early Saturday, October 3rd! Thank you for supporting John's Charity & all the angel families who join us! View 5K Flyer

If you have any questions please feel free to contact us via e-mail or 515/314-9171.

John D. Gomke Charity
PO Box 613
De Soto, Iowa 50069
Phone: (515) 314-9171
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
Around Town
Free Kids Closet - Adel, Iowa Free Kids Clothes Closet

The closet is open on the first and third Saturday of each month from 9:00 - 11:00 a.m. at the Adel First Christian Church Find clothes for infants to...  Continue reading 
Adel Masons  Breakfast Adel Masons 2nd Sunday Breakfast

The Adel Masons Breakfast is held on the Second Sunday of the month from 7 a.m. - 1 p.m. They feature omelets to order, biscuits and...  Continue reading
Brenton Arboretum Brenton Arboretum Nature Club Sept. 11th

During Nature Club, your children can learn, explore and connect with the natural world through active lessons around the arboretum...  Continue reading 
The Village at the Pointe Dancing with the Stars Ahem, Staff

Many residents at The Village at Legacy Pointe retirement community are long-time fans of the television show Dancing with the Stars and this...  Continue reading
Cowboy Church UMC Adel Iowa You're Invited to Cowboy Church at Adel UMC Sept 13th

You're Invited to Cowboy Church at the Adel United Methodist Church. The character of our worship on the 13th of September will try to honor Gospel and...   Continue reading 
Adult Yoga - Adel Iowa Yoga in Adel - Wednesday's Sept. 16th - Oct. 21st

A new series of 6 yoga classes begins September  16th. Class meets on Wednesday evenings from 5:45 to 6:45 pm at the Raccoon Bank Community House...  Continue Reading
Adel Quilting Company - Adel Iowa 2015 Open Sew at the Adel Public Library

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

Alzheimers Support Group Alzheimer's Support Group - 2nd. Thursdays

Join The Village at Legacy Pointe of Waukee for an Alzheimer's Support Group for family members and loved ones of those battling Alzheimer's and other ...   Continue reading 

Adel Partners Chamber of Commerce New Director of Adel Partners Chamber of Commerce

Deb Bengtson is the new Director of the Adel Partners Chamber of Commerce. She has Chamber background with the Windsor Heights Chamber and the...   Continue reading 

Quilts and The Civil War Quilts and the Civil War June through October

This unique program about Civil War quilts is six sessions over a six month season. For a $50 materials fee, participants will get two quilt block patterns...  Continue reading
Adel Museum Adel Historical Museum Open for 2015

The Adel Historical Museum is now open on Saturdays through September from noon to 4:00 p.m. Explore eight history filled rooms of Adel... Continue reading
Adel UMC Wednesday Night Suppers Wednesday Night Community Suppers

Everyone is invited to join the Adel United Methodist Church on Wednesdays for a Community meal. Wednesday Evening Meals
Service is from 5:30 - 7:00 p.m...  Continue reading 
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Summer is drawing to a close and the leaves are beginning to turn as we prepare for an exciting fall here at the Adel Public Library.

September brings the second annual All Dallas County Reads 1 Book in Perry, a great program on Iowa Ghosts and the Afterlife, as well as a new children's Storytime called Saturday Stories on the second Saturday of each month.
This year's All Dallas County Reads 1 Book is the mystery "Blue Heaven" by New York Times bestselling author C.J. Box.

A Read and Meet with Mr. Box will be held on Thursday, September 17th at the Hotel Pattee in Perry, where hors d'oeuvres and refreshments will be served, at 5:30 pm; tickets for this special event are available at any Dallas County public library.

The Read and Meet will be followed by a free Author Talk presented by Mr. Box at 7:00 pm at the Perry Performing Arts Center.
"Terry Fisk is a philosopher, author, investigator, and lecturer for Unexplained Research LLC. Fisk discusses his confrontations with the famous skeptic and debunker James Randi

He also describes his ghost investigations with world-renowned medium Allison DuBois (the real-life inspiration for the hit CBS series, Medium) and psychic Chip Coffey (from TV's Paranormal State and Psychic Kids)." 

His program on Iowa Ghosts and the Afterlife "examines some of the haunted locations in Iowa personally investigated by Mr. Fisk.  Many of these haunting are right in your own neighborhood; some are even in your own backyard. He will share photos, case histories, eyewitness accounts, and ghost lore" at 6:30 pm on Tuesday, September 15th in the community room.
Our next Garage Sale of the year is Friday September 25th from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm and Saturday September 26th 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.
Kid's activities are back!

We'll have an Early Out Movie on Wednesday, September 16th at 2:00 pm when we'll watch the movie "Home" on the big screen.

Our Lego League will meet on the third Monday of each month at 4:00 pm for fun Lego activities.

Join us for our first league meeting at 4:00 pm on Monday, September 21st!

Story Time for kids ages 3-5 years meets on Mondays, Toddler Time for children ages 3 and under is on Tuesdays, while Music Time for all preschoolers meets on Thursdays.

On the second Saturday of each month we'll have a new Saturday Stories program for kids of all ages.

Each of these programs meet in the story time room at 10:30 am.

The first Teen Advisory Board meeting for the fall will be on Thursday, September 10th at 4:00 pm. All ADM teens are welcome to join us!
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.   
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.

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303 S. 10th St.
Adel, Iowa 50003
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Recipe of the Month
DDiscover Chef
Kate's Kale
The world is full of finicky eaters.

Finicky was what my Gram called it, My Mom called it picky. Fact is some foods are a learned palette.

My oldest has recently been cooking for large groups of friends, each with their own picky preferences.

Some hate vegetables, others are vegetarians, one prefers a fruitarian diet but will settle for macrobiotic, and several refuse to eat anything seasoned with more than salt and pepper.

After cooking foods specific to their preferences, then opting to sneak mysterious items like onions into everything, she has converted the lot into true believers.

When asked how she overcame the challenge she smiled and said "just add pork."

This month's recipe is brought to you by my oldest, who used reverse psychology to convince a group of very stubborn carnivores into eating kale - and liking it!
Kate's Kale

1 Bag Kale, rinsed
1 Lemon, juiced and zested
1/4 C. Pork, minced
4 Mini Sweet Peppers, diced
1/4 C. Red Onion, minced
1 clove Garlic, minced
2 T. Orange Juice
2 tsp. Olive Oil
Spices: Paprika, Cayenne Pepper, Salt and Pepper to taste
Parmesan Cheese

1. Select a pot that is just large enough to fit the entire bag of Kale.
Fill the pot with Kale, water and a dash of salt, then bring to a rolling boil.

2. Once boiling, drain the Kale immediately and rinse with cold water. Set aside.
In a frying pan heat the Olive Oil, Red Onion, Peppers and Garlic until soft.

3. Add the minced Pork and saute until fully cooked.

Kitchen Tip: Keep trimming from fresh pork chops or roast in a plastic container or freezer bag and reserve to make this dish.

Add an entire pork chop or two to elevate the recipe from Side Dish to Main Dish.

4. Add the Kale, Lemon juice, Orange juice, and spices. Stir to combine.
Allow the mixture to cook until the juices have fully reduced- there is no sauce.

5. Top lightly with Parmesan Cheese and Lemon Zest
Terry Traveller -
Terry Traveler - This Day

When you're a world traveler by trade, your life takes on interesting challenges. The worst of all is pocket change.

You see, on any given day I may have need for 3-15 types of currency and until we adopt the BitCoin universally, I am left with pockets full of colorful coins, various bills and the question of organizing what amounts to $20 in randomness.

For months I carried a peanut jar tied around my neck but found the rope burns unsightly.

At several junctions I have purchased Sky Mall gadgets sworn to put an end to my jingle jangle of jungle coins but that which is purchased at 20,000 feet rarely makes sense at sea level.

The best solution I had was a briefcase with each denomination in its separate space but my humorous side got the best of me- using a fake pair of handcuffs.

I strapped the case to my wrist and walked through a South American airport which drew far more attention than I expected.

No, nothing fancy seems to work so I stick with the tried and true methods: pockets and socks.

My bright orange parka is lined with pockets similar to that of a New New York black market extra-terrestrial organ street vendor.

When spread out each pocket is geographically accurate to my 1976 globe and contains just enough money to buy breakfast.

Practicality dictates the need to keep American money in my socks- my Australian coins wore down the elastic and given that I'm rarely in the states, makes a great deal of sense to this wanderer.

Sure it may seem silly to carry around that much spare change, but I believe in the scouts' mottos of preparation, and great breadth of knowledge regarding foil-pack dinners.

This is Terry giving you something else to think about as you put that $5 bill in your mouth as you search for spare change in your pocket- athletes foot.

Terry Traveller
ADM School District Elections Sept. 8th
Adel School
The ADM School District Election will be held on Tuesday, September 8th.

Polls will be open from 7:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.

ADM School District
801 Nile Kinnick Dr S
Adel, IA 50003
NFL Punt Pass and Kick Competition - Sept 20
NFI Punt Pass Kick - Adel Iowa
NFL Punt, Pass, and Kick Competition

For youth boys and girls, ages 6-15.

This Free program will be held at the Kinnick-Feller Park football field on Saturday, September 19th at 10:30 a.m.

Local winners advance to the sectional competition at a location to be announced in the future.

For more information, please contact Adel Parks & recreation at (515) 993-4525.

Pre-registration is required, please visit

Adel Park & Rec.
301 S. 10th Street
Adel, Iowa 50003
Phone: (515) 993-4525
Facebook: Adel-Parks-and-Rec
City of Adel - Honor the Call to Serve
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City Board & Commission Openings

Serving on a City Board or Commission is a great way to become involved in shaping the direction of your community.

If you've ever wanted to be a part of the decision-making process, please consider serving today!

To apply, please visit Adel City Hall or view the application to download and fill out. Applications are due by Wednesday, September 2nd, 2015 to Adel City Hall.


Historic Preservation Commission - One Opening*
The Historic Preservation Commission promotes the educational, cultural, economic, and general welfare of the public through the recognition, enhancement, and perpetuation of districts and sites of historical and cultural significance.

Terms are for three (3) years. The commission meets on the third Tuesday of every month at 8:00 p.m. at Adel City Hall.

*Term ends July 1, 2018.

Cable Television Commission - One Opening*
The Cable Television Commission reviews and monitors franchise agreements with cable television service providers. Terms are for three (3) years and expire July 1 of the date listed. The commission meets as needed.

*Term ends July 1, 2018.

Iowa Code 69.16A - Gender Balance requires City boards, commissions, and committees to be gender balanced. After a three month good faith effort to correct a gender imbalance, all qualified applicants may be considered.

More information about the current openings.

You may also email your completed application to City Clerk Jackie Janssen at

City of Adel

301 S. 10th Street
Adel, Iowa 50003
Phone: (515) 993-4525
Facebook: CityofAdelIowa
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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City of Adel

301 S. 10th Street
Adel, Iowa 50003
Phone: (515) 993-4525
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