"Helping the World Discover Adel" Newsletter

Vol. 84 October 2015 
Dear Friend of Adel,  

As a kid I remember burning leaves in October. Everyone in my Grandfather's town would rake all day and line up the piles on the edge of their property. Then at dusk, one by one they'd light the piles.

Hotdogs, marshmallows, ice cold glass bottles of Coke would appear and we'd  have a cookout as the leaves crackled and burned. As the last embers died down we'd lay on our backs and look up at the stars that seemed to have exploded in the night sky. I'd drift off hearing my folks softly talking.

Today, leaves are composted or hauled away and we don't picnic like we did as kids, but Adel still offers many ways to enjoy October as a family. We invite you take advantage of those events to create special memories of your won.

Terry is back and although it is true, it definitely has a Terry perspective to it. In fact it's such a forgotten bit of history the legal team and I had to look it up. So prepare for a bit of history, Terry style.

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
Modville - Home of The Porch Junkies
LSB - National Cyber Security Awareness Month
John's Baby Steps 5K/1Mile Race Sign-Up
Adel Archery Center Grand Opening Oct. 3rd
River Valley Golf Course Chilli Opens October
ISU Extension and Outreach News & Events
OctoberFest at Penoach Winery with Live Music
Operation Christmas Child Around The Corner!
Wills Family Orchard - Apple & Pumpkin Time
Adel HealthMart
Around Town - Upcoming Events
Adel Public Library
Terry Traveller - Fordlandia
Disc Golf Tournament October 10th
Pumpkin Carving Contest
2015 Adel Beggars Night October 31st
Mayor Peters Discusses the City of Adel.
BModville - Home of The Porch Junkies
Modville Porch Junkies - Adel Iowa
Modville Porch Junkies - Adel Iowa
This month we spoke with Amy Keiderling, owner of Modville - home of the Porch Junkies; a vintage furniture store in Adel, Iowa.
When you first enter Modville you are surprised by the size of the 6,000+ square foot showroom and the vast collection of retro, vintage and mid-century modern furniture and accents all in one place.

Mid-century modern design is an aesthetic that spans the middle of the 20th century. If it looks like a prop from the TV show Mad Men, it would find itself among friends in Modville.
The large collection of furniture, accent pieces, lamps, and occasional dishware is arranged into decorative groupings, sparking memories of sitting in your grandmother's living room, kitchen, or den.

Owner Amy Keiderling has always had a passion for the era and has a great eye for quality; she created the inviting space to help customers feel an immediate connection with the past.
Modville Porch Junkies - Adel Iowa The new store is a culmination of business practices that have all served Amy well.

One year for Christmas, Keith Larsen, Amy's partner and an auto body painter, refinished four vintage lawn chairs as his present to her. While driving with them in the back of her truck one day, a woman began honking at Amy.

After getting her attention she yelled out the window, "where did you find those chairs? I've been following you around town!" and offered to buy them. Amy explained they were her grandmother's that had been repainted.
"[When the woman insisted] I threw out an obscene number and she paid cash on the spot. Porch Junkies started with those four chairs. People hired Keith to paint 1950's fridges and chairs, metal washtubs... all your outdoor lawn furniture, we would refinish."

"Our first year in business we did Junk Jubilee (a semiannual repurpose/ up cycle market in Des Moines) and we added some pieces of furniture from my personal collection. Immediately our booth stood out; it sparked interest and memories like 'my mom had that!' or 'I wish I hadn't gotten rid of that.' The booth marketed us for those metal lawn chairs and the next summer Keith painted 85."
The couple was then given a small vintage home to use as a showroom. Amy was able to stage items and create collections that helped customers see how mid-century modern pieces could be incorporated into their homes.

Modville Porch Junkies - Adel Iowa

Soon, people started paying Amy to find their dream pieces. "I say to customers,
'tell me what you're looking for because a) I may have it hidden in another building or b) I know where its at. When I find something I give you a text, email, or call and say 'I think I found what you are looking for with no obligation to buy it; I'm just giving you first dibbs." Then they get about 48 hours to come in and look it over before I post it to the masses. 80% of what I find is sold before its put in the store."
Amy and fellow pickers who attend estate sales, auctions, and junk markets curate the collection. Consignment pieces are also in the mix. If you're out shopping and find something that, while it isn't your taste, is still a great find, Amy says pick it up to consign at Modville.         
Modville- home of the Porch Junkies is open by appointment only, which creates a unique shopping experience. This also helps Amy manage her time picking and hunting for customer Wish Book items.

Bring in a jar of Peanut Butter, Jelly, or Spam and receive a discount to help Amy fight childhood hunger.

Mid Mod Madness Call ahead to schedule your appointment, or plan to visit Modville on October 10th during the Mid Mod Madness shop hop and home tour.

This annual event features 10 shops throughout Central Iowa specializing in vintage, retro, and mid-century modern home goods.

Take part in the self guided home tour from 12-5pm, vintage cocktail crawl shop hop from 5-9pm, and live music by The Beatles cover band "The End" from 9 to midnight. Find out more at
Amy and Keith have plans to slowly turn Modville into a destination location for vintage and retro finds in Adel, Iowa. Ideas include an inviting Eastern gateway to Adel, expansion into neighboring buildings, bike trail marketing, tourist promotions, community signage, and more.

As a storyteller who believes in the value of time gone by, Amy hopes Modville will inspire the community towards greater development and herald a return to the small town shopping experience she cherishes.

Modville Porch Junkies - Adel Iowa Modville - Home of The Porch Junkies
1802 Greene St,
Adel, Iowa 50003
Phone: (515) 868-4141
Facebook: ThePorchJunkies
LSB - National Cyber Security Awareness Month
LSB Insurance - Adel Iowa
October is National Cyber Security Awareness Month

Adel's LCyber Security MonthSB Insurance wants everyone to be Cyber Aware. 

Why Protecting The Internet Is Vital To Our Economy And Our Daily Lives

90% of Americans Believe A Safe And Secure Internet Is Crucial To Our Nation's Economic Security

10% Yet Do Not Feel Completely Safe From Viruses, Malware And Hackers While On The Internet

Here are some ways that Americans rely on the web: 
  • 49% Use their smartphones to access the Internet.
  • 59% Have jobs that depend on a safe and secure Internet(32% of which say their job is very dependent).
  • 78% and/or 33% Believe losing the Internet on the job for 48 straight hours is a disruptive and/or extremely disruptive.
Check out for tips to help protect yourself.

Questions about how your home or business insurance can help protect you from cyber losses? Call Josh or Lori at LSB Insurance today.

LSB Insurance
LSB Insurance
805 Main St. #3
Office: 515-993-5663
Lori Brocka - AVP LSB Insurance Sr. Account Manager
Joshua Heisterkamp - AVP LSB Insurance Agent

"Protection You Can Bank On"
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
BAdel Archery Center Grand Opening Oct. 3rd
Adel Parks and Recreation Archery Center The City of Adel is building an archery center for beginner through senior archers, the first municipal archery range in Dallas County.

By providing five shooting lanes that can accommodate ten archers at one time, the center gives archers and hunters a safe place to practice and prepare for upcoming shooting competitions and hunting seasons.

Fencing and berms will separate the range from the surrounding area to ensure the safety of archers and the public.

Those new to the sport, from children to seniors, can learn and develop skills. Archery is one of the few sports that allow all skill levels to participate at the same time, making it a great family activity.

The Adel Parks and Recreation Archery Center is located on Old Portland Road at the site of the former municipal waste water treatment plant. A grand opening is planned for October 3, 2015 from 8 am - Noon.

The Archery Center was made possible through funding from the City of Adel, a grant from the Dallas County Foundation, and donations, with city and community labor.

The Archery Center helps the Adel Parks and Recreation Department meet its mission to provide the community with high quality leisure facilities and recreational and cultural opportunities. Archery is a healthy activity that promotes balance, mental focus, and building upper body strength.

Adel Parks and Recreation Archery Center

The social interactions are important, too; it's a fun sport that can be recreational or competitive. A permit at a nominal fee will be required to use the range and can be obtained at the Adel City Hall. Each permit holder will receive a copy of the rules for the range and the proper archery shooting procedures to allow for a safe and enjoyable experience for all users.

For further information, contact: David McAdon
1507 Aspen Drive
Adel, IA 50003

Adel Parks & Rec.
Office Hours: Mon. - Fri. 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
301 S. 10th St.
Adel, Iowa 50003
Phone: (515) 993-4525
Facebook: Adel-Parks-and-Recreation/1513050525640281
River Valley Golf Course Chilli Opens October
2015 Chilli Opens - River Valley Adel Iowa
Hello Adel,

Here at River Valley we like to wrap up of the golf season the best way we know how, a month of tournaments.

That's right, every Sunday in October we host our annual Chilli Opens.

Each week there will be a different 4 person format with a homemade chili dinner following.

To increase the fun of these tournaments, we also add hole contests each week.

We would like to invite everyone to get their teams together and sign up for one or all of these great tournaments.

Tournament Details
  • Every Sunday in October
  • 11 am Shotgun Start
  • $45 per Player
  • (18 Holes w/ Cart, Food & Prizes)
Dates & Formats
  • 10/4/2015 - Scramble
  • 10/11/2015 - Devils 666
  • 10/18/2015 - TBD
  • 10/25/2015 - TBD
  • 11/1/2015 - 8" Cup Scramble
Thanks,River Valley Golf Course
Curt Wahlert
General Manager

River Valley Golf Course
22927 Valley View Trl
Adel, Iowa 50003
Facebook: River-Valley-Golf-Course
BISU Extension and Outreach News & Events
ISU Extension Dallas County Iowa
ISU Ext Office - Dallas County Iowa Position Opening: Dallas County Ext. Office Assistant

Dallas County Extension and Outreach, located in Adel, IA, has a position opening for a Office Assistant.

The Dallas County Extension and Outreach Office Assistant is the first point of contact with clientele.

This person must possess excellent communication, customer service, teamwork and staff relations skills, as well as technical skills to fill a variety of administrative roles.
Download and review the full Office Assistant job description.
To apply, please submit the following items:
1. Cover Letter
2. Resume
3. Completed Application

These items should be sent to Team Lead, Lisa Mickelson:
***At least one application item should be submitted via email.

Mailing address:
ISU Extension and Outreach, Dallas County
28059 Fairground Rd.
Adel, IA 50003

Linda Nelson 2015 4-H Hall of Fame Inductee Linda Nelson Inducted into Iowa 4-H Hall of Fame

Linda Nelson of Dallas County was inducted into the 2015 Iowa 4-H Hall of Fame during a ceremony at the 4-H Exhibits Building at the Iowa State Fair on Sunday, Aug. 23rd, 2015.

Ninety-two Iowa counties participated this year and selected 126 inductees for their outstanding service and dedication to 4-H.

Inductees or their surviving family members were presented a certificate by the Iowa 4-H Foundation President, Bob Butcher, and State 4-H Program Leader, John-Paul Chaisson-Cárdenas, as they were introduced on stage.

Nelson began her 4-H career as a member of the Frankfort Clovia Clan in Montgomery County where her fondest memories are of 4-H camp and skating parties. As county director for ISU Extension and Outreach, she put admirable efforts into passing the referendum in Dallas County to expand funding for Iowa State University Extension and Outreach in Dallas County.

During this time she often thought outside of the box to keep the 4-H program growing and strong. She worked with the county board of supervisors to provide money for 4-H and also with Dallas County Conservation to create a shared position to teach youth programming.

To be guaranteed consideration, apply by Monday, October 5, 2015. Position will remain open until filled. For question about this position, contact Lisa at: EEO/AA Employer

A previous Dallas County 4-H member said, "Whenever something needed to be done Linda was always there helping to get it done."

Counties select inductees for their exceptional work in contributing to the lives of 4-H members and the overall 4-H program, said ISU Extension and Outreach Dallas County Youth Coordinator, Aleta Cochran.

"This is a wonderful opportunity for the counties and state to recognize and celebrate 4-H volunteers and staff who have shown outstanding service and dedication to Iowa's 4-H program," said Jay Staker, stakeholder and partnership development manager for ISU Extension and Outreach 4-H Youth Development.

The Iowa 4-H Hall of Fame was initiated in 2002 to help commemorate the 100th anniversary of 4-H. A summary of previous honorees was on display at the 2015 Iowa State Fair in the 4-H Exhibits Building. These summaries are also available at the Iowa 4-H Foundation office in the Extension 4-H Youth Building at Iowa State University.

Information about previous inductees to the Iowa 4-H Hall of Fame also is available on the Iowa 4-H Foundation website, organized by year and by county. Go to and select "Recognition" then "Iowa 4-H Hall of Fame."

Those interested in being a 4-H volunteer or signing their youth up for 4-H in Dallas County should contact Cochran at or (515) 993-4281.

National 4-H Week is Oct. 4-10
During October 4-10, Dallas County 4-H, the youth development program of Iowa State University Extension and Outreach, will be celebrating National 4-H Week.
The Iowa 4-H Youth Development Program is active in each of Iowa's 99 counties and empowers youth to reach their full potential through many different types of experiences including photography, music, woodworking, sewing, archery, livestock and horticulture.

Youth have fun while gaining valuable skills in communication and the arts, citizenship and leadership, science, technology, engineering and math, as well as healthy living and personal life management by being involved in 4-H.
In Dallas County, nearly 30 4-H clubs, including 4-H Clover Kids for grades K-3, meet on a monthly basis to engage in activities that grow confidence, creativity, curiosity, courage and character in local youth. Dallas County is also home to niche 4-H clubs which focus on robotics, shooting sports and horse projects.
"The 4-H program gives youth the opportunity to explore many project areas and to improve their skills on a particular passion or stumble upon a new one," said Aleta Cochran, ISU Extension and Outreach county youth coordinator.
Celebrate 4-H
View Flyer
The month of October is prime time to enroll in 4-H and become a member of local club.

To learn more about how to join or become a 4-H youth leader call the ISU Extension and Outreach office at (515) 993-4281.

Youth currently enrolled in 4-H in Dallas County are encouraged to visit
to find out how they can win prizes during National 4-H Week. 
Dallas County ISU Extension Office
28059 Fairground Road
Adel, Iowa 50003
Phone: (515) 993-4281
Fax: (515) 993-1027
BOctoberFest at Penoach Winery with Live Music
Penoach Vineyard Winery Nursery Adel Iowa
OctoberFest Penoach Winery - Adel Iowa Penoach Winery will hold an Octoberfest Open House from 12:00 - 5:00 p.m. on Saturday, October 17th.

Hot Tamale and the Red Hots will perform from 2:00 - 5:00 p.m.

There will be wine specials, hot apple wine by the glass, free popcorn, hay rides, and free marshmallow roasting at the fire pit.

Brewer Family Farms will be here serving brats.

We look forward to seeing you there!

Hot Tamale & The Red Hots Penoach Winery
26759 N Avenue
Adel, Iowa 50003
Phone: (515) 993-4374
Facebook: Penoach-Vineyard-Winery 
BOperation Christmas Child Around The Corner!
Operation Christmas Child

Operation Christmas Child Operation Christmas Child's annual collection is just around the corner! 

Last year was an incredible success! Individuals, families, churches, and clubs in Dallas County donated more than 1,000 gift-filled shoe boxes which were distributed worldwide by Samaritan's Purse, an organization providing international relief to people struggling with poverty, disease, war, or natural disaster.

Each box, filled with items such as toys, school supplies, hygiene items, clothing, and candy, is a gift that is received by a needy child.

In most cases, it is the only gift the child will have ever received.  With your involvement, we can help even more children this year!
Operation Christmas Child boxes are delivered to children living in devastating circumstances. Often, they live in utter poverty or they are battling disease, loss of parents and/or home, or they are suffering in war-torn areas. By filling a shoebox with basic items, we can make a difference in these children's lives. Our simple gift lets them know they are not alone and we care about them. Our personal gift will go directly into the hands of a child. And, although the items we pack in the boxes may hold little meaning in themselves, God's hand in this ministry is apparent-He uses these boxes to accomplish marvelous things! Our simple act of love changes lives!  
Basic items that we take for granted every day make a huge impact in the lives of impoverished children. The effects are numerous! One pencil can bring a lot of excitement and opportunity to an entire classroom whose only option was to share a single pencil. A stuffed animal or a little toy car gives children at an orphanage something to hold, love, and call their own. Items such as a bar of soap, a washcloth, toothpaste and toothbrushes are received with joy by the children.
The children are touched and amazed by this loving, miraculous outreach. They are astonished that anyone, especially someone they've never met, would care so much that they would lovingly pack a box and send it around the world to them. God works through each gift-filled shoebox and guides its delivery into the waiting arms of the child for whom it was intended, blessing them and giving them love and hope. Each and every gift is an answer to a prayer.
Operation Christmas Child Please fill a box and participate in Operation Christmas Child this year! Whether you're part of a church or a club or if you'd like to fill a shoe box on your own or with your children/grandchildren, every gift makes such an incredible difference to a child. 

One box at a time, one child at a time, we will share God's love and give hope to children around the world.
National Collection Week for Operation Christmas Child is November 16 - 23, 2015. The Adel United Methodist Church, 115 S 10th Street, Adel, will be serving as a drop-off site for gift-filled shoeboxes. Collection hours will be: Monday - Friday, 4 - 7 PM; Saturday, 8 - Noon & Sunday, 4 - 6 PM; and Monday, November 23rd, 8 - 11 AM. If possible, please include a check to Samaritan's Purse to help with shipping ($7 each box), or pay for shipping online to receive the additional bonus of tracking your box's destination (
Thank you to everyone who is filling a box, making a donation, or volunteering in any way!

Please feel free to contact OCC volunteers Bruce Minger (515-979-6198) or Stefanie Wilderdyke (515-993-1003) with any questions.  For gift ideas & guidelines, please go to

Adel United Methodist Church
115 South Tenth Street
Adel, Iowa 50003
Phone: (515) 993-3791
Facebook: Adel-United-Methodist-Church
BWills Family Orchard - Apple & Pumpkin Time

Wills Family Orchard - Adel Iowa
 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.

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 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
Adel HealthMart - Fall News, Flu Shots & More!
Adel HealthMart Flu shots are now available at Adel Healthmart. No appointment is necessary so please stop by anytime to get yourself protected against the flu this winter season.

We have several new items arriving weekly in our gift department. Lots of fall decor to spruce up your home. We just got in a new line of fancy soaps and lotions that make a great accent to your home or also a great gift! Lots of new fall and winter scarves and other items to get you prepared for the cold weather that is ahead.

Adel Healthmart offers FREE Medicare Part D Drug plan reviews. Open enrollment starts October 15th and runs thru December 7th. It is a great idea to review your drug plan each and every year and changes are made to the plans each year. Call or stop by to schedule and appointment to meet with one of our pharmacists to discuss your options.

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 Fall Bird Hike Oct. 3rd

Hike the arboretum with John Bissell in search of more than 184 bird species observed at the arboretum! Veteran and beginning birders are invited to join us...  Continue reading 
Racoon River Valley Trail Association 2015 Free Weekends on the Raccoon River Valley Trail

If you've never checked out the Raccoon River Valley Trail, there are three scheduled weekends for 2015. The trail can also be used without a pass the ...   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 

Survey 2015 Dallas County Public Heath Survey

What do you think about Dallas County? Please complete a 10-minute survey to share your views about health care, transportation, employment, ...   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 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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Here at your library we are heading into the fall and there is so much to see and do.

Chad Daugherty of Daugherty Auctions and Real Estate will be at the library on Thursday, October 15th from 6:30 to 8:00 pm for a unique library fundraiser.

Mr. Daugherty, a third generation auctioneer, will be on hand to appraise up to three items for $3.00 each, with all proceeds benefitting the Adel Public Library.


Our very popular annual Friends of the Adel Public Library Foundation Bake Sale will be on Friday, October 30th from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm.

Goodies can be dropped off during normal business hours on Thursday, October 29th or before 9:00 am on Friday.

On the same day we'll be having our last Garage Sale of the season. The Garage sale will also be open on Saturday October 31th from 10:00 am to Noon.

Remember, all proceeds from these two sales are used by the Friends Foundation for special projects and programs at the library.


Our Book Clubs
have been reading lots of interesting books lately and are always welcoming new people.

The Brown Bag Book Club meets on Thursday, October 8th at Noon to discuss our favorite reads of 2015.

 Our Evening Book Club meets on Thursday, October 29th to discuss the novel "Good Kings, Bad Kings" by Susan Nussbaum.


Story Time for ages 3-5 year olds will meet on Mondays, Toddler Time for children 3 and under will be held on Tuesdays, while Music Time for all preschoolers will meet on Thursdays.  Each class will begin at 10:30 a.m. and is sure to be lots of fun.


This month's Second Saturday Storytime will be on October 10th when we celebrate Star Wars Reads Day IV at 10:30 am. with games, stories, and prizes including a $25.00 movie Gift Card so you can see Star Wars: The Force Awakens!


The library will have an Early Out Crafternoon for all school-aged children on Wednesday, October 7th at 2:00 pm, while our monthly Lego League meets on Monday, October 19th at 4:00 pm.


Teen Read Week is the 19th through the 24th of October and any teen caught reading in the library during this week will get a special treat!


In January the library will celebrate our 10th Anniversary on 10th Street with many fun programs and activities, including the return of the Adel Public Library Art Show.

If you, or someone you know, would like to show their art in our library in January please contact Paula or Trever!


As always, information about the Adel Public Library and all of our clubs, events, and programs is available on our website at
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
Website: Adel Public Library
Recipe of the Month
DDiscover Chef
Salmon Patties
I have several all day recipes that always have a great reception, but there are some dishes I'm not well suited for. Salmon patties fall into that category.

Fortunately there is Lori.

Everyone in our family knows that Lori's Salmon Patty recipe is a rare and special treat.

That is due, in part, to the long, tedious nature of removing tiny bones and spinal columns from several cans of Salmon, and in part to the sheer mess the meal can make.

It is an act of love, this undertaking, and always worth the work.

Luckily, canneries have taken the worst part out of the equation. Salmon can now be found deboned and skinless or in pouches.

The canned Salmon is better for your money containing 100% Salmon, whereas the pouches contain soy and broth, making the meat dry.

The old method required multiple workstations and just about every bowl in the house.

Now, Salmon Patties can be thrown together in a fraction of the time, with almost no mess, while still containing all the love as before.

Salmon Patties

2 cans Boneless, Skinless Salmon, 12-16 oz. total
2 Eggs, beaten
┬╝ C. Red Onion, minced
2 Mini Sweet Peppers, minced
1 1/2 C. Panko Breading
1/2 T. Garlic, minced
1/4 tsp Salt
1/4 tsp Pepper
1/4 tsp Paprika
Dash Garlic Salt
DashGarlic Powder
1/4 tsp Dill Weed
1/4 tsp Parsley
1 Lemon, juice and zest
2 T. Olive Oil

1. In a large bowl combine Salmon, Eggs, Red Onion, Peppers, Panko Breading, Spices, Lemon Juice and Zest. Fold gently until just combined.

*Kitchen Tip: If you use Salmon pouches, add 2 TBSP of Mayonnaise to the mixture for better flavor and texture.

2. Portion mixture evenly and form into condensed patties.

3. Heat large skillet or griddle to medium temperature along with oil.
Place patties and allow single side to cook until golden brown/ crispy. Flip and repeat.

Great as burgers, filets, and as salad toppings.

Serve and Enjoy!
Terry Traveller - Fordlandia
Terry Traveler - This Day

Terry Traveler here to tell you about another amazing day in history.

October 1st marks the 107th birthday of Henry Ford's Model T- the car that everybody could afford.

But I don't remember Ford for his car, I remember him for his crazy vision.
Yes, Henry Ford had lots of ideas about the world in the 1900's, the Tin Lizzie being the best one that really took off- at 45mph in fact.

Fordland however, his Amazon Utopia and social experiment, was an epic failure.
As any mogul finds after creating a world altering, history-changing product, Ford had the confidence and finances to pursue his craziest dreams- his own little world running under he own little rules. You might call it a dictatorship in some circles.

It seemed simple enough- his cars needed tires, tires needed rubber, people were seeking answers to life's big questions, and Ford thought his gut knew the answers. And his gut said "Brazil".
Armed only with the broken logic that "jungles produced rubber tree plants, land in South America is cheap, and everybody wants to be an American", Ford set out to create a 200 million dollar mistake with the elegance and grace of a Bond villain.
He knew nothing about growing rubber trees (his houseplants' personal diaries can verify that), even less about Brazil's culture, and forged ahead anyways in an attempt to modernize the world.

He built track housing for the natives in which English was the only allowable language, required workers to participate in square dances and poetry readings- a murderous offense in any country, fed them nothing but hot dogs and pizza, and enforced Prohibition on a people who had no intention of giving up the booze.
Mixed with a regulated 9-5 work day that ignored cultural restraints and extreme temperatures, malaria outbreaks (worsened by Ford's insistence to overplant trees which created the perfect breeding ground for predatory insects), and Ford's refusal to visit his self-made world, Fordland was doomed to daily deaths and eventual revolt.

After 20 years and all that mucky muck, not a single ounce of rubber from Ford's Brazilian operations ever made its way onto a Ford car.
So today when you get ready for work, kick the tires on your car the way Ford may have done, work your 9-5 schedule breaking only for hotdogs and malaria pills, invite your friends to a square dance after work, require them to speak only proper English, and offer carrot juice to quench their thirst.

Henry would be proud.
This is Terry saying, this time it's mostly true. You can look it up!

Terry Traveller
Disc Golf Tournament October 10th
Adel Disc Golf
A 9-hole Tournament will be held at our Evans Park Disc Golf Course.

This is a two-person best shot tournament.

Location: Evans Park
Date: Saturday, October 10th
Time: 9:00 am
Fee: $5.00per person

Register on-site at Evans Park.

Adel Park & Rec.
301 S. 10th Street
Adel, Iowa 50003
Phone: (515) 993-4525
Facebook: Adel-Parks-and-Rec
Pumpkin Carving Contest
Adel Pumpkin Carving Contest
Attention Creative Carvers!

Now through October 31st, create a jack-o-lantern and take at least one picture with the person(s) carving it.

On the back of the picture, write the dates and the names of the people in the picture, and the the phone number to reach you at.

Winners will be notified the week of Halloween. We look forward to your creative designs.

Adel Park & Rec.
301 S. 10th Street
Adel, Iowa 50003
Phone: (515) 993-4525
Facebook: Adel-Parks-and-Rec
2015 Adel Beggars Night October 31st
Adel Beggars Night

The City of Adel will celebrate Beggars' Night on Saturday, October 31st from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm.

Beggars' Night is for parents and kids looking forward to a fun, safe night.

Although it is still important that parents and children use caution.

Check out this website to find Halloween Safety* tips!

*In no way does the City of Adel endorse any of the comments or information contained in the Halloween Safety website.

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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