Vol. 24 October 2010
Dear Friend,

October is going to be a busy month in Adel this year with several firsts time festivals.

Adel has the First Annual Oktoberfest, First Annual Nile Kinnick Flea Market, and the First Annual John's Baby Steps 5K Run/Walk. October also marks the wrap up of the downtown street construction.  Stay tuned to the daily section of to find out about an upcoming street dedication once all the work is completed.

We've got a great issue this month as we visit with Morrell Natural Meats, REM Iowa, and Chad Bird about the Brick Streets. We've also have Terry's Travels, Recipe from Home, Around Town items and much more!

So no matter what your plans are this fall, we look forward to seeing you in around town in Adel.



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In This Issue
Morrell Natural Meats
1st Annual Nile Kinnick Fall Flea Market
REM Iowa Michael McGinley and Abby Patterson
Willkommen Oktoberfest!
Terry's Travels Adel Healthmart
First Annual John's Baby Steps 5K Run/ Walk
Brick Street Update with Chad A. Bird
FeatureJanice Clair: Morrell Natural Meats
Morrell Natural Meats Adel, Iowa
Morrell Natural Meats Adel Iowa: Owners Janice Clair, Steve MorrellEach month we interview Adel businesses to find out about the great products and services available in our community. This month we spoke with Janice Clair, owner of Morrell Natural Meats.

The Morrell farm is located in Adel and is family owned and operated by Janice and Steve Morrell. Two and a half years ago Steve began transitioning the cattle raising practices from that of traditional feedlot to a grass-fed, ecological beef farm.

Janice and Steve began researching the grass-fed concept before implementing the new system. They found that the culinary trend of knowing where our food comes from was spreading across the US and had reached the Iowa heartland. Due to the recent egg recall and Green movement, consumers are even more interested in the process of getting cattle to table.

"100 years ago everyone knew where their food came from. They knew the farmer down the road and knew the process of what happened.

The story that beef is bad is a myth. It's because so many farms have become industrialized and mechanized. Cattle has gone the way of the car. We want people to know there is grass fed, wonderful food available that is good for you at a reasonable price with no pesticides or hormones."

Steve and Janice raise cattle in Dallas County because of the nutrient-rich soil. This results in a better quality of beef offering twice the beta carotene, four times the natural vitamin E, up to six times the Omega-3, and up to six times more CLA than feedlot beef.

Morrell Natural Meats Adel Iowa Owner Steve Morrell and CattleSteve is a 4th generation farmer raised on the family farm and Janice was raised on a cattle farm in Warren County.

"We really enjoy [the work] and raising our kids on the farm. Steve handles the physical end of the operation and I focus on the selling and processing."

Morrell's Hereford- Hereford Angus cross bred cattle naturally converts grass into protein. That is why the first settlers brought Hereford cattle to America. Hereford breeds are the traditional red and white cows. Morrell crossbreeds the Hereford Angus cattle to enhance the marbling and flavor of the meat.

Feedlot cows are forced to eat processed corn which makes a fatter, heavier meat, but can also lead to illness as cattle do not process grain properly. Due to the high productivity of feedlots, the cattle are given little space which can promote sickness. As a result, the cows are given antibiotics daily in their feed, and receive hormones 3-4 times during their short, 14 month life span.  

The goal at the Morrell farm is to provide the cattle plenty of room and grazing pastures. This reduces the likelihood of cows contracting a cold and requiring antibiotics. The cows are never given hormones and reach the market weight of 1100-1200 pounds at around 2 years.

There are three quality standards of Morrell Natural Meats.

  • Grass-Fed: The cattle eat only grass and never receive antibiotics. Grass-fed beef has about 75 percent less total fat than grain-fed beef and is even lower in fat than skinless chicken thighs.
  • All-Natural: The cattle are raised eating only grass. Then, the cattle are moved to a pasture where grass and natural grains are made available. This option is for people who want more marbling and juiciness.
  • Customer's Choice: Occasionally a calf will need an antibiotic shot to ward off illness or help them through a time of stress. These cattle are carefully marked and sold separately. Janice is proud to say that at this time, Morrell does not have any Customer's Choice beef available!
Orders can be placed for 1/4 and 1/2 animals as well as bundles of 20-70lbs. Orders of this size offer various cuts of meat such as steaks, roasts and ground beef. Visit the website, to see a full list of cuts available!

Another great advantage of Morrell Natural Meats is that Janice is available for delivery. If you would like to place a smaller order for your upcoming cookout, you can choose to order ala carte! Morrell has 6 freezers of beef available.

All beef is vacuum sealed and flash frozen, keeping it's healthy color and taste in standard freezer paper for up to a year. One of the local favorite are the specialty Quarter pound and 1/3 pound pre-made patties.

Morrell Natural Meats Adel Iowa Grass-Fed SteakIf you're skeptical of the difference between Grass-fed and feedlot beef, Janice says to just give it a try and she stands behind their products with a 100% satisfaction guarantee.

"I tell all my customers 'Try it, you'll like it! If you're unhappy let me know.' We've never had any complaints and have received rave reviews."

Morrell Natural Meats is a great addition to the community, providing top quality products and customer service that is hard to find. It's simply Better Beef, Better For You!

If you'd like to learn more about their grass fed beef and it's health benefits, please visit

Morrell Natural Meats
29221 340th Trail
Adel, Iowa 50003
Phone: (515) 210-9595
Reich & Loynachan Insurance
Reich and Loynachan Insurance Adel Insurance

Reich & Loynachan Insurance has launched a new website!

At you will find answers to frequently asked coverage and claims questions, an easy to understand glossary of insurance terms, and convenient links to other valuable resources.

Be sure to check out the Notable News section for helpful tips on protecting your property, saving money on your insurance premiums and avoiding costly coverage gaps. You will also find the latest agency announcements.

Reich & Loynachan has recently added Travelers Insurance broad array of personal, commercial, and specialty products to our growing list of preferred insurance carriers available to help you find the protection you need for your family or business.

Coverage You Need · Service You Can Depend On · Knowledge You Can Trust!

Reich & Loynachan Insurance
917 Main St.
Adel, Iowa 50003
Phone: (515) 993-4135
Fax: (515) 993-1883
1st Annual Nile Kinnick Fall Flea Market
Nile Kinnick Fall Flea Market October 9th Adel Iowa

Kayla Hawkins of the Russell House B&B and Tea Room has organized the first ever Nile Kinnick Fall Flea Market to take place Saturday, October 9th at Harvey's Floral Company in Adel!

This new event will starts at 8am, rain or shine, and offers 23 different vendors selling anything from Antiques, Crafts, Fair Food, Farm Tools, Home Decor, and more.

Several non-profit groups will also have booths selling homemade food and baked goods all day long.

Stop by the Cameo Rose Collection booth to visit with owners Keith and Becky Soffa and take advantage of drastically reduced prices on antiques and other items from the shop.

This family friendly event has fun activities for the kids including games and a Pumpkin Patch brought to you by Harvey's.

The fun ends at 4pm, just in time to head over to Adel's Oktoberfest taking place downtown.

Join us October 9th and help make the Nile Kinnick Fall Flea Market an annual event!

Harvey Floral Company

611 Nile Kinnick Dr S.
Adel, Iowa 50003
Phone: (515) 993-3916
REM Iowa Adel Program Directors:
Michael McGinley and Abby Patterson
REM Iowa - Adel, Iowa

REM Iowa Adel Program Directors Michael McGinley and Abby PattersonREM Iowa serves Adel and neighboring community residents with disabilities, providing residential services as well as the opportunities to gain independence and occupational training.

This month, we spoke with Adel Program Directors Michael McGinley and Abby Patterson about their experiences working with REM Iowa an the Mentor Network.

Q. What inspires you to work with those in need?
It is a rewarding, challenging field that gives us the opportunity to help others everyday. It allows us to see the positive impact our services have on the lives of those in our care.
Q. What services does REM Iowa offer?
Michael: In Adel, our services provide training in the areas of pre-vocational and day rehabilitation.

While we mainly support adults, this program also includes summer and transition programs for those attending high school to provide work experience before graduation.

Abby: REM Iowa Community Services enable persons with disabilities to live in community based homes while receiving individualized support to encourage independence.

In addition to serving adults with intellectual disabilities, we provide residential services to individuals who have suffered from brain injuries, developmental disabilities, and mental illnesses.
Q. What is The MENTOR Network?
The MENTOR Network is a national alliance of local human service providers. Together, our organizations help every individual thrive through flexible programs capable of being adapted to specific needs.

Q. What are common misconceptions about the people you serve?
Some people focus on what individuals with disabilities cannot do, we strongly advocate for them based on what they can do. Everyone is capable of being active members of the community, either by being active citizens or holding quality jobs regardless of their disability.
Q. How can the community help support these great services?
Individuals in our vocational services are eager to show their high quality work. We are looking to add to the meaningful work we offer these individuals and welcome the opportunity to contract work with local businesses.
Q. What is the most important thing our readers should know?
We would like to make a special mention of our staff. Their time, talents, and dedication, are responsible for the high quality services that we are able to offer.

Since we opened our doors in Adel two years ago, we have received lots of support, encouragement, and acceptance. We want to thank everyone for their support and we look forward to continuing to serve the community for many more years ahead.

To find out more about REM Iowa and it's Vocational Services, please contact Michael McGinley. To learn more about REM Iowa's Residential Services, please contact Abby Patterson.

REM Iowa Developmental Services
401 Visions Parkway
Adel, Iowa 50003
Phone: (515) 993-5225
Willkommen Oktoberfest!
Oktoberfest - Octoberfest Adel, Iowa

October 9th is a big day in Adel. Start the day off right at the Nile Kinnick Flea Market taking place at Harvey's Greenhouse, then get ready to polka with Adel's first Oktoberfest!

Kicking off at 3:30pm downtown at the Adel Stage and Pavilion, this fun fall festival is now open for all ages.

The night will be packed with entertainment, food and drink. At 3:30pm polka band Bob Malek and the Fishermen, along with the Polka Club of Iowa, will be playing traditional Oktoberfest music and offering free dance lessons.

Steins will begin to fill at 3:45pm with the opening of the Beer Garden after a German keg-tapping event and toast!

Games and prizes take place from 7-8pm. Some contests are yet to be determined, but be sure to come in your best lederhosen to compete for the best dressed Oktoberfest couple!

The night is just getting started as rock cover band the Sonic Knights takes the stage from 8-11pm.

Food vendors will be on hand all night long serving up great, hot BBQ, brats, treats, and more!

Remember this auspicious occasion with a commemorative beer steins sold by the Adel Partners Chamber of Commerce for $10 apiece. Each stein includes a ticket for one beverage! There is a limited number of steins so make sure to grabs yours early. *Orders may be placed for additional steins to be picked up after the festival at the Chamber office. No shipping will be provided.

What would Oktoberfest be without a nice lager? Beer will be served under the tent all evening including Domestic bottled beer, Mike's Hard Lemonade, and several kinds of canned and keg Oktoberfest beers.

Admission to the festivities is just $5 and kids 12 and under are free. All children must be accompanied by an adult.  So grab the family and head out to Adel October 9th for a tradition in the making!

Adel Stage and Pavillion
Corner of Main and 10th Street
Adel, Iowa 50003
Terry's Travels - Adel Healthmart
Terry's Travels in Adel Iowa
Each month, Terry journeys through our community enjoying the sights, sounds, deals, and meals that make Adel great! This month, Terry visited Adel Healthmart.

Downtown Adel is a great place to take a walk in the fall.

Whenever I am out I like to stop at the Adel Healthmart. About once a week I stop in to buy a soda. Sure, it's the only place downtown to pick up a 20oz, but the real reason I stop is because there is something classic about buying a soda in a pharmacy.

Last week I stopped in with a purpose. I forgot to pick up a gift for my sister's birthday and needed a quick solution. I looked through the Willow Tree Figurines, Crossroads Candles, and seasonal decorations. The staff was friendly and with their help I found an angel to add to my sister's collection. Then picked out a gift bag, tissue paper, and a funny card from the Hallmark collection.

I found out that even if the store doesn't have the Willow Tree figurine you want, they can place an order for it.  I think I'll be taking advantage of that for the holidays. And the Sony Digital Photo kiosk. I've made a promise that my holiday cards will go out before December 15th this year. Knowing I can print the photos myself, maybe I can get them out the door before Thanksgiving!

Adel Healthmart really came though for me. The gift was a big hit and looked great. I've got an anniversary gift to purchase soon, I think I know just the place to shop on the Square.

- Terry

Adel Healthmart
113 N 9th St.
Adel, Iowa 50003
Phone: (515) 993-3644

Our local man of mystery will be at the Adel Healthmart soon with your chance to win! Find full details on the Fan Page and Terry's Facebook page.

Become Terry's friend and
Help the World Discover Adel!
Ribs to Go from Cafe in the Park Catering
Cafe in the Park Catering Ribs to Go Event Now through October 14th

Tailgating season is here, and no one wants to miss out on a moment of fun stuck in the kitchen. This month, plan ahead for your big event with Adel's Cafe in the Park Catering!

Call in your order before October 14th
for the monthly Ribs to Go special. Each order includes a 1/2 or full rack of meaty smoked ribs, fresh basked corn muffins, two sides and a dessert.

Then, pick up your ribs, hot off the smoker Friday, October 15th. Not planning to eat your ribs until Sunday? Ask caterer Kayla Hawkins for her reheating recommendations so your ribs keep that fresh flavor and caramelize.

Enjoy the game and let Cafe in the Park Catering take care of the cooking for you!
Cafe in the Park Catering
1312 Grove St.
Adel, Iowa 50003
Phone: (515) 993-4121
First Annual John's Baby Steps 5k Run/ Walk
John's Baby Steps 5K Adel Iowa

October is National Child's Health Month in the USA and what better way to mark the occasion than participating in the First Annual John's Baby Steps 5K Run/Walk in Adel October 16th!

Organized by the John D. Gomke Charity, the event will take place (rain, snow or shine!) at Kinnick-Feller Riverside Park with a shotgun start at 8am.

The John D. Gomke Charity is a non-profit organization that was created in John Donald Gomke's honor by his parents Steve and Jessica Gomke.

Participants may register online at, or the day of the event with cash or check between 7-7:30am. Kids 12 and under can join for free.

A 1st Aid table will be set up offering Infant and Small Child CPR/Defibrillator Information and balloons to launch at the beginning of the race in honor of the families for which we run.

The mission of the John D. Gomke Charity is to raise awareness and help individuals know how to confidently perform small child and infant CPR in an emergency situation.

Awards will be given to the 1st, 2nd, and 3rd Place Male and 1st, 2nd, and 3rd Place Female participants.
John's Baby Steps 5K Run/ Walk will conclude at 9am with the presentation of Awards and Raffle Drawing.

Raffle Prizes include a Tandem Skydive Jump, 6 Month Membership to Aspen Athletic Club, Tastefully Simple Basket, a Basket of Goodies from Beauty Brands, 1 Case of Snappy Popcorn, and 10 - $10 Gift Cards to Breadeaux Pizza!

Each paid participant will be entered in the raffle once. Additional tickets will be available for purchase. Must be present to win.

Funds raised will support John's Charity which offers free 1st Aid and CPR classes to the public and works with Mercy Medical Center to provide keepsakes to families who suffer the loss of a small child or infant.
Thanks for all your support and we hope to see you October 16th!

John D. Gomke Charity
PO Box 613
De Soto, Iowa 50069
Brick Street Update with Chad A. Bird
Downtown Adel Iowa

Chad A. Bird, City Administer Adel IowaThis summer the City of Adel began undertaking the daunting task of repairing the historic Brick Streets around the downtown square.

Chad Bird, City Administrator has been keeping us posted
with daily and weekly announcements throughout the project. This month, we asked Chad about what to expect as Phase II heads towards completion.

The work on Phase II of the Adel 2010 Brick Street Project is progressing on schedule. This section of the project had much more in the way of utilities to move or improve than Phase I concerning Court and Main streets.

One surprise encounter along Phase II was the discovery of an old underground tank. We needed to remove the fluid in the tank, remove the tank, test the soil, and refill and compact the site. This was all done with minimal delay and McClure, Manatt's, and Elder all responded in an efficient, expedient, and professional manner. The soil test results came back with petroleum hydrocarbon levels well below the Iowa DNR action levels so we were able to move on.

New signs have been added downtown indicating All Businesses are Open during the construction. If anyone has other ideas for continuing to promote business activity and inform the public that it is business as usual downtown, please let myself or an Adel Partners Chamber Board member know what we can do.

The contractor is working at a pace that will see completion of the project this fall despite the numerous rain delays. McClure Engineering and Manatt's are beginning to develop a punch list of finish items that will be addressed towards the end of the project, scheduled to end October 29th.These items would include any cracked cement panels being replaced, caulking, landscape items, window cleaning, railings etc.

Work continues to progress and any questions about the project are welcome. As always, thank you for your patience and cooperation.

Chad A. Bird
City Administrator
City of Adel
Phone: (515) 993-4525
Fax: (515) 993-4527

To find up to date announcements about this historic project,
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Janice Clair Morrell Natural Meats
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Adel Partners Chamber of Commerce
Courtesy of Director
Linda Boettcher

On Tuesday, September 21st the Adel Partners Chamber of Commerce held their Annual Members Meeting.

During the meeting an overview of events was provided to the members and new Board members were elected.

The Chamber welcomes Kevin Brown and Audra Sorber to the Board of Directors.

The Chamber also presented the 2nd Annual Volunteer of the Year Awards to Becka Spencer, Dan Juffer, and Rob Burditt.

Becka Spencer was honored as Community Volunteer of the Year for her work at the Adel Public Library.

Becka has been volunteering at the Library for six years, offering 20-40 hours of her personal time per week.

The Community Volunteer of the Year award is presented to recognize outstanding volunteer contributions throughout the Adel community.

Dan Juffer and Rob Burditt were chosen to share the Chamber Volunteer of the Year award.

Rob and Dan were recognized for their years of commitment to the Adel Sweet Corn Festival, various Chamber committees, and overall dedication to Chamber activities.

The Chamber Volunteer of the Year award is presented in recognition of outstanding contributions to chamber goals and projects.

We appreciate all of the time, effort and support you gave to Adel Partners Chamber of Commerce.

New Officers were then elected by the Board of Directors. 

The newly elected 2011 Chamber officers are: President Colby Dawes, Vice President Adam Doll, Secretary Tina Myers, and Treasurer Denise Walters.

October Events

October 5th
Adel CSI Meeting

Adel Partners

P.O. Box 73
301 S. 10th Street
Adel Iowa 50003
Phone (515) 993-5472

Chamber of Commerce
Recipe of the Month
DDiscover Chef
My family has always been partial to chicken. Although I love a good steak, I'm usually out numbered.

When the kids were young I found a great recipe that called for steak and without hesitation made it with chicken.

As each of the girls learned to cook, we never got around to covering how to properly cook a steak.

Each of the girls has found a different way of handling steak. My youngest has her husband do it, our middle child slaps it on the George Foreman, and my oldest avoids it all together.

In honor of our interview with Morrell Natural Meats and the countless readers hesitant to cook steak, here is a recipe from America's Test Kitchen for a traditional favorite.

With an upscale twist, this will make even the most devout chicken fan give beef another try!

Steak Tips with Mushroom Gravy

1 tablespoon Soy Sauce

1 teaspoon Sugar

1 1/2 lbs Sirloin Steak

1/4 ounce dried Porcini Mushrooms, rinsed well

1 3/4 c Beef Broth

2 tablespoon Vegetable Oil

1 lb White Mushrooms, sliced

1 1/2 c Onion halved and sliced

1 teaspoon Garlic, minced

1/2 teaspoon Thyme, minced

4 teaspoons Flour

1 tablespoon Parsley, chopped

Salt and Black Pepper

Prepared Egg Noddles or Rice

Trim Steak of excess fat and cut into pieces.

Tip: Cut steak into large chunks to achieve a good outer crust and juicy center.

Mix Soy Sauce and Sugar in bowl. Add Steak, toss well, and marinate for 30-60 minutes.

Meanwhile, cover dried Mushrooms with 1/4 cup Broth in bowl covered with plastic wrap. Microwave on high for 30 seconds.

Let the Mushrooms stand until softened, about 5 minutes.

Lift Mushrooms from liquid and mince. Strain liquid back into bowl. Set aside.

Sprinkle meat with Pepper.

Heat 1 tablespoon Oil in skillet over medium-high heat until smoking.

Add Steak and cook until well browned on all sides, 6-8 minutes. Transfer to a large plate and set aside.

Return skillet to medium heat and add remaining Oil, White Mushrooms, Porcinis and 1/4 teaspoon Salt, stirring frequently until all liquid has evaporated and Mushrooms start to brown. Approximately 7-9 minutes.

Scrape pan with wooden spoon to loosen fond.

Tip: Fond is the rich browned bits on the bottom of the pan. Do not discard or clean away, this is your base for a flavorful gravy!

Add Onion and 1/4 teaspoon Salt; continue to cook, stirring frequently until onion begins to brown and dark bits form on pan bottom, 6-8 minutes longer.

Add Garlic, Thyme and Flour. Cook, stirring constantly, until vegetables are covered with flour, about 1 minute.

Stir in remaining 1 1/2 cups Beef Broth and Porcini soaking liquid, scraping bottom of pan with wooden spoon to loosen browned bits, and bring to boil.

Add steak pieces into mushrooms and onion mixture with any accumulated juices.

Reduce heat to medium-low and simmer until steak registers 130 degrees on instant read thermometer, about 3-5 minutes, turning beef over several times.

Season with salt and pepper, sprinkle with parsley. Serve over egg noodles or rice.

Library News
Adel Public Library
Courtesy of Youth Librarian
Laura Guth-Hanson

October 17-23rd
is home to one of best weeks in the library world,
Teen Read Week!

Teen Read Week inspires teens, families, and the greater community to recognize how important it is to read for fun.

As students, teens are often so bogged down with required reading, sports, and other activities that they don't have time to read for fun.

Why does this matter?  Studies have shown that teens who read for the fun have better tests scores and are more likely to succeed in the workforce. Plus its fun!

The Adel Public Library is a great place to get your teens interested in reading for fun.

Located on the second floor you will find the dedicated Teen Reading section.

We have Teen reading lists with Sci-Fi, vampires, and read-a-likes for Gossip Girl and similar popular themes.

Teen can also recommend books to their classmates! Starting in October, the library will collect teens favorite books and post the covers all over the teen reading area.

Here are a few things that you can do for Teen Read Week!

- Visit the Adel Public Library with your teen to check out books.

- Set aside time each night for the family to read.

- Share your favorite book with the teen in your life.

- Attend a program being held at the Adel Public Library for Teen Read Week!

October Events

October 1-31st
Story Times for Kids
I Love My Adel Library
Get Fit! Exercise Group

October 1st
Scrapbooking Club

October 4-15th
Cookie Fundraiser

October 13th
Early Out Movie

October 18th
Teen Halloween Fest
Teen Read Week Event

October 19th
Kids Gaming

October 20th
Armchair Traveling

October 21st
Teen Wii Rock
Teen Read Week Event

October 22nd
Annual Bake Sale

October 25th
Mystery Machine Halloween

October 26th
Brown Bag Book Club

October 27th
Coffee and Current Events

October 28th
Evening Book Club

October 29th & 30th
Monthly Garage Sale

Laura Guth-Hanson
Youth Services Librarian

Adel Public Library

303 S. 10th St.

Adel, Iowa 50003

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