"Helping the World Discover Adel" Newsletter

Vol. 85 November 2015 
Dear Friend of Adel,  

We have a full newsletter this month. In 2008 the November issue took 4 hours to assemble. Today it takes days to gather and prepare one of our favorite issues.

It's a sign that we've come a long way from 2008, something I'm personally thankful for and I thank you the reader for being part of our continued success.

In this issue we cover Thanksgiving, Christmas and have a great interview with Suzanna Sternquist and Doug Kintzle of the Rendezvous Lounge, another business that's seen a lot of positive changes since 2008.

Terry returns with another unique travel story that you'll have to read for your self, and believe it or not, it does explain some of my questions concerning Terry.

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
Rendezvous Lounge - An Adel Landmark
LSB - Special Olympics
Heart of Iowa Wine Trail Fall Art & Wine Crawl
ADM Alumni - Adel Models from 70 Years Ago
Adel Community Thanksgiving November 26th
Free Energy Audit and Help!
Operation Christmas Child Nov. 16th - 23rd
Adel UMC - Santa's Family Workshop Nov. 22
Shop with a Cop Nominations Due Nov 28th
2015 Single Moms Christmas Dinner Dec 12th
ISU Extension and Outreach News & Events
Black Friday at...Penoach Winery.
2015 Adel Business Holiday Open House Dec. 4.
2015 Save the Date - Giving Tuesday Dec. 1st
Adel Public Library
Terry Traveller - Fordlandia
Kuder Inc. Career Fair November 10th
Thanksgiving Free...Throw Turkey Toss
2015 Adel City Elections November 3rd
BRendezvous Lounge - An Adel Landmark
Rendezvious Lounge - Adel Iowa
Rendezvous Lounge - Adel Iowa
Suzanna Sterquist
This month we feature interviews with Rendezvous Restaurant & Lounge owner Doug Kintzle, and Manager Suzanna Sternquist who joined the bar in July 2014, to find out what makes this hometown bar one of Adel's favorite hangouts.

The Rendezvous Restaurant & Lounge in Adel, or The 'Vous", as it is called by regulars, has long been the talk of the town.

With it's recent facade updates, multiple interior changes and "Wednesday Steak Nights" many have come to claim the local haunt as their own.

Rendezvous Lounge Adel Iowa
Doug Kintzle
According to local legend, Owners Doug Kintzle, Jay Alexander, Todd Millang, Rob Klinkner first discovered the bar at one of those bike/ steak nights.

The RAGBRAI teammates enjoyed picking out their own steak or chicken and grilling it with fellow cyclists on the spacious outdoor patio.

The well known meal also comes served with toast, baked potatoes and a choice of sides. When they heard the bar was for sale they joined together to buy the hot spot in 2012 situated near the Raccoon River Valley Trail.

"We've all known each other from RAGBRAI. Rob, Todd, and myself live in Des Moines; Jay lives in Colorado. Really our commonality is RAGBRAI and social biking. People believe we own multiple bars together, but we don't.  However, Todd does own two other bars in Des Moines. Todd saw the listing and approached several of us on the bike team about buying the bar as a sideline venture. We knew the bar was associated with the bike trail. Since Todd had experience in the bar business, we decided to go ahead and buy the Rendezvous."
Doug Kintzle

The bar holds a familiar charm; like the neighborhood Cheers where you're treated like a regular on your first visit. There is a giant bear to pose with, dressed fashionably for every season. There is a large caged beaver, too, for your photo bomb needs.

"I brought the bear from my brother in-law years ago to ride along on our RAGBRAI bus. Then we reconfigured the bus interior and I had to find a new home for it -so "Banjo" now greets customers as they come in the door. In one corner is a framed stained glass window that was part of the original bar exterior, and found during the façade project. I hung it up as part of the history of the bar." Doug Kintzle

Rendezvious Lounge - Adel Iowa There is a daily Happy Hour from 4-6pm. Game Night Thursdays offer 50-cent wings and $3.00 Tall Boys.

The bar features painted ceiling tiles depicting RAGBRAI teams and state icons by Doug. A compilation poster of favorites is available for sale at $15 each.

All of which goes towards a warm, inviting atmosphere the owners and employees are proud to cultivate. With its traditionally casual ambiance come common misconceptions, too. Steak nights are open to the public, not just cyclists.

The lounge is family friendly during the day by offering traditional grilled and fried fare with kid's meals for lunch from 11-2 and dinner from 5-9pm.

Suzanna wants Adel to know that the bar is also available to rent for fall and winter occasions.

"We rent the bar out for special events Saturday nights after 7pm. It includes the bartender, and the kitchen could be available for an additional cost."
Suzanna Sternquist

Suzanna states that Rendezvous Restaurant & Lounge supports the local economy by shopping at Fareway, which is some of the reason the bar is getting recognized for it's food. Rendezvous Menu.

Another is the happy clientele. Regulars say the bar has the best burgers and pork tenderloins around. And the staff says their patrons are the best.

"It's the clientele- we have some great regulars here. It's a small town you know, so everybody's so happy and polite. I think Adel is adorable and charming. I love coming to work everyday." Suzanna Sternquist

In mid-November the bar hosts a Holiday Customer Appreciation night with free food and appetizers, and drink specials. Follow the bar on Facebook to find out about events and deals at Rendezvous-Lounge

Rendezvious Lounge - Adel Iowa "With the renovation of the façade our intent was to open it up, and bring in some outdoor lights, to make it more friendly and inviting.

When I was a kid growing up, the local bar was a place where you could hang out.

My dad could have a beer and I could have a meal- a place to have some food and an adult beverage and have a good time.

For the folks in Adel we offer a family friendly environment for lunch or dinner and a place to relax with an adult beverage during happy hour or late evenings.

Rendezvious Lounge - Adel Iowa We also attract folks from the larger metro area who enjoy dropping in for a drink, a bite to eat, or a place to hang out along the bike trail.

People enjoy the small town atmosphere.

We're excited to be in a growing community like Adel with a its iconic courthouse, traditional town square and growing businesses.

The City has invested heavily in the downtown and we were very excited and thankful to be included in the recent façade improvement plan. We look forward to serving the community and appreciate everyone's patronage."
Doug Kintzle

Rendezvous Restaurant & Lounge
909 Main St
Adel, IA 50003
Phone: 515-465-5854
Facebook: Rendezvous-Lounge
BLSB - Special Olympics Iowa Statewide Partner

Lincoln Savings Bank - Polar Plunge Lincoln Savings Bank is a Premier Statewide Partner for Special Olympics Iowa (SOIA) of the West Des Moines and Cedar Falls/Waterloo Polar Plunges.

The Polar Plunge® is a signature fundraiser for Special Olympics and offers a unique opportunity for individuals and organizations to raise money and support Special Olympics Iowa athletes by jumping into frigid waters.

The West Des Moines Polar Plunge will be held Nov. 7th at Jordan Creek Mall and the Cedar Falls/Waterloo Polar Plunge will be held in the spring of 2016.

LSB Iowa Special Olympics Sponsor

"The energy and overall joy this partnership has brought upon our own employees confirms what we already knew - this is the organization we've been searching to work with,"
said Lincoln Savings Bank CEO, Erik Skovgard.

It's not too late to Register! Take the plunge for a great cause! Read the full story of this exciting new partnership.
LSB Abe - Adel Iowa Lincoln Savings Bank - LSB Financial
805 Main St.
Adel IA 50003
Office: 515-993-5663
Lincoln Savings Bank, Member FDIC

BHeart of Iowa Wine Trail Fall Art & Wine Crawl
Heart of Iowa Wine Trail Fall Art and Wine Crawl Adel's Penoach Winery will be the host of the Heart of Iowa Wine Trail Fall Art and Wine Crawl on Sunday, November 8th, 2015.

Come and taste wine and view hand made pottery from Heiland Pottery.

The pottery will be for sale that day.

This Free event is a great way to get started on your Christmas shopping.

For more information, visit the Heart of Iowa Wine Trail.

Penoach Winery - Adel Iowa Penoach Winery
26759 N Avenue
Adel, Iowa 50003
Phone: (515) 993-4374
Facebook: Penoach-Vineyard-Winery 
BADM Alumni - Adel Models from 70 Years Ago
ADM Alumni Banner
The ADM Alumni Association is a great resource not just keeping up with former schoolmates, but also for the history of Adel.

Audrey (Harsh) Countryman submitted the below photo, taken 70 years ago, to the Association.

Adel Alumni - Adel Models
Above Caption: A few days ago a style show was held at the school building and a feature of the show was the group of girls pictured above.

They were demonstrating to the visitors that the girls in home economics class - known as "Future Home Builders" - had already made a splendid start. They made the dresses for the Red Cross and their work will bring to some little girls much happiness and comfort. They will be shipped to national headquarters this week and later sent to European countries.

In the picture, reading from left to right, back row, are: Joey Frush, Rosalie Vance, Miriam Cassady, Dorothy Lint, Janice Burger, Janis Knupp and Renee Spillers. In the front row are: Patricia Forrett, Janice Harsh, Elaine Updike, Kathleen Weir, Marsha Stittsworth and Audrey Harsh. All are attendants at the pre-school classes.

ADM Alumni Association

P.O. Box 122
Adel, Iowa 50003
BAdel Community Thanksgiving November 26th
Adel Thanksgiving Dinner Everyone is invited to the 26th Annual Community Thanksgiving Dinner held at the ADM High School commons Thanksgiving Day, November 26th from 11 a.m. - 2 p.m.

Come enjoy a free, traditional Thanksgiving dinner with all the trimmings! No reservations are required.

Home delivery is available in Adel only - for elderly and handicapped. Limited to 4 dinners.

Everyone is welcome to participate whether you are alone or just want to spend more time with your family instead of cooking.

We hope to see you on Thanksgiving. Bring your friends and family to share in this special community event!

To find out information or to arrange for deliver, please call (please contact Ellen at 422-0995 or Darcy at 681-7222. Donations will be happily accepted!

ADM High School
801 Nile Kinnick Dr S
Adel, Iowa 50003
BFree Energy Audit and Help!
Green Iowa Americorps Want to save money?

Sign up for a Free home performance audit!

Green Iowa AmeriCorps is a non-profit service organization partnering with Greater Des Moines Habitat for Humanity, providing home performance audits and weatherization services for residents in Polk and Dallas County.

We offer performance audits and weatherization services at no cost to populations in need.

Green Iowa AmeriCorps Do you want to:
  • Keep your house warm in the winter and cool in the summer
  • Eliminate drafts and "cold spots" in the home
  • Lower utility bills
Then we can help!

The following groups qualify for free weatherization materials:
  • Low income
  • Age 65+
  • Veterans
  • Disabled
  • Service Members
For those who do not qualify for our services, Green Iowa will weatherize your home for the cost of materials; labor is always provided at no cost.

Families are served on a first come, first serve basis. View Flyer (in English and Spanish)  Contact us to schedule your home weatherization audit:

Green Iowa Americorps
Phone: (515)519-2005
Green Iowa Americorps Sponsors
BOperation Christmas Child Nov. 16th - 23rd
Operation Christmas Child

Operation Christmas Child - Adel UMC Adel Iowa November 16 - 23 is National Collection Week for Operation Christmas Child! 

This ministry is a part of Samaritan's Purse, an international relief organization.

In Operation Christmas Child, gift-filled shoeboxes are distributed in 150 countries to children who are living in destitute conditions. 

Receiving a gift-filled shoebox very likely will be the first and only gift the children will have received.  And although the gift is simple, it makes a life-changing difference!

You can participate by filling an ordinary shoebox with school supplies (notebook, pencils and sharpeners, pens, crayons), hygiene items (fragrance-free bar soap, a washcloth, toothbrush, toothpaste, comb/brush, barrettes/ponytail holders), toys (stuffed animal/doll, toy cars, deflated soccer ball with pump, jump rope), clothing, candy, a personal letter including your email address, and a check to Samaritan's Purse for shipping ($7 for each box).  Please do NOT include any liquids, things that can melt, or anything that is warlike.  

Please do drop off your shoebox gift at our local drop-off site, the Adel United Methodist Church, 115 S. 10th Street, during November 16 - 23rd.

Drop-off dates and times are: Monday - Friday, 4 - 7 pm; Saturday, 8 am - Noon; Sunday, 4 - 6 pm; and Monday, November 23rd, 8 - 11 am. 

The Adel UMC invites the public to use the ramp on the south side of the building (Prairie Street) for an easy transition of transporting the boxes from your vehicle into the church. Volunteers will be there to greet and assist you!

Thank you for participating in Operation Christmas Child! Your loving outreach helps children to know that they are loved and not alone. One box at a time, one child at a time, we will share send the gifts of love and hope around the world!

For further information, please visit or contact Bruce Minger at 515-979-6198.

God bless you and Merry Christmas!  -Stefanie Wilderdyke, OCC Area Coordinator

Adel United Methodist Church
115 South Tenth Street
Adel, Iowa 50003
Phone: (515) 993-3791
Facebook: Adel-United-Methodist-Church
BAdel UMC - Santa's Family Workshop Nov. 22
Adel United Methodist Santa Workshop Join us for Santa's Family Workshop.

The Adel United Methodist Church is hosting a free community wide event for any and all families.

We will have food, music fun, crafts for all ages and a visit from Santa!

November 22
2015 at the Adel United Methodist Church

10 AM - Worship
11:15 AM - 2PM Lunch, Crafts and Fun!!

Adel UMC Adel United Methodist Church
115 South Tenth Street
Adel, Iowa 50003
Phone: (515) 993-3791
Facebook: Adel-United-Methodist-Church
BShop with a Cop Nominations Due Nov 28th
Shop With A Cop - Dallas County Iowa Shop with a Cop & Food Basket Program.

This will be the 20th year for the Benevolent Food Basket and Shop with a Cop programs.

They assist the less fortunate families within our county.

To nominate a needy family for a food basket or a child in need who would benefit from a positive interaction with an officer.

Please visit the Sheriff's Benevolent Association site or stop by the Dallas County Sheriff's office lobby to pick up a form. Only Dallas County residents are eligible. There are a very limited number of spaces available.

The deadline is Friday, November 28th or when list is full.

Dallas County Sheriff's Benevolent Association Dallas County Sheriff's
Benevolent Association
PO Box 32
Adel, IA 50003-0187
Facebook: Dallas-County-Sheriffs-Benevolent-Association
B2015 Single Moms Christmas Dinner Dec 12th
Point of Grace Single Moms Dinner
Join Us For a Special Evening

Each year before Christmas, Single Parent Provision hosts a special evening of food, fellowship and fun!

This free event is designed for single mothers throughout the community to relax, be served, enjoy a wonderful meal and an inspirational program, all in the great company of other single moms.

Childcare is provided, so while you're being treated to much needed mommy time, the kids will enjoy fun activities, crafts and a meal of their own.

Date: Saturday, December 12, 2015
Time: 5:00 pm
Location: Stoney Creek Hotel & Conference Center in Johnston
Cost: None
Childcare: Yes; Sign up your children when you register.

Please RSVP online at to register.

Registration opens November 1st.

Also, won't you consider sharing this event information with a friend who could benefit by a special evening out with you and other single moms?

Single Parent Provision
Point of Grace Church
Office (515) 868 9252
305 NE Dartmoor Drive
Waukee, Iowa
BISU Extension and Outreach News & Events
ISU Extension Dallas County Iowa
ISU Ext Office - Gifts
Iowa State University Extension and Outreach in Dallas County is not only a source for research-based information but also a venue to buy a unique gift for a friend or family member this holiday season.

For the home gardener, ISU Extension and Outreach offers the 2016 Guests of the Garden calendar for $7 which features gardening tips, phases of the moon and a new "guest of the garden" each month.

Use this calendar to learn how to attract "invited" guests and deter uninvited ones.

Other gardening manuals available include
The Guide to Midwest Annuals and Perennials ($8) and various booklets on topics like indoor plants and home landscaping ($5 each).

For home cooks looking to try new recipes or those who aren't so adept to navigating the kitchen, ISU Extension and Outreach offers the
Healthy and Homemade Nutrition and Fitness calendar ($3) and cookbook ($5).

The calendar (also available in Spanish on request) offers recipes which include nutritional facts, "clever tricks" to help save money by eliminating food waste and offers explanation to cooking terms and equipment uses. The cookbook contains 70 simple recipes with ingredients you can use from dish to dish.

ISU Extension and Outreach also offers useful
stocking stuffers for a family farmer. Newly released is the
2nd Edition of the Weed Identification Guide for $10 which assists producers and agronomists in accurately identifying weeds in Iowa corn and soybean fields.

New to the guide is Palmer Amaranth, a new weed to Iowa which has shown resistance to many herbicides. Other guides available include the
Soybean Field Guide and Corn Field Guide ($10 each) which  are pocket guides to production decisions as well as common crop diseases, disorders and insects.

Visit the ISU Extension and Outreach office in Dallas County located north of Adel on the Dallas County Fairgrounds during the office hours of
Monday through
Friday from
8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. To inquire more about these items or other resources available through extension, call the office at (515) 993-4281.

4-H Clover Kids Kid Based Workshops

Iowa State University Extension and Outreach in Dallas County will hold kid based workshops on
November 7th, 2015 at the Dallas County Extension Office.

C6BioFarm Workshops - Grades 4-12
11:00 am - 12:00 pm * 1:30 pm - 3:30 pm

With the use of iPads, Kids will be taken through an interactive decision-making process that allows them to consider agriculture from economic, environmental, and long-term productivity viewpoints.

Superhero C6 character leads players through decisions such as whether to produce corn, soybeans, or switchgrass, and real-life farming problems such as drought, floods, pests, combine fires, and other events.

Other activities include learning about how to create a healthier environment and what old carbon and new carbon are in addition to a horticulture experiment about what type of soil creates the healthiest plants. RSVP to Aleta Cochran,

Registration Required - Deadline: 11/2/2015

Spend Smart - Eat Smart Newsletter SpendSmart. EatSmart. Newsletter Save Money on Vegetables!

"Eating vegetables provides many health benefits, including reduced risk of chronic diseases.

Because each vegetable has unique nutrients, we need to choose a variety for meals and snacks-including dark green and orange vegetables and legumes.

MyPlate and the Dietary Guidelines for Americans recommend..."
Read more. 

To inquire more about these items or other resources available through extension, call the office at (515) 993-4281.
Dallas County ISU Extension Office
28059 Fairground Road
Adel, Iowa 50003
Phone: (515) 993-4281
Fax: (515) 993-1027
BBlack Friday at Penoach Winery
Penoach Vineyard Winery Nursery Adel Iowa
Penoach Winery Adel Iowa Penoach Winery's annual Black Friday Sale will start at 12:00 am on November 27th

Once a year wine specials will be offered.

Stock up on all of your favorites and get started early on your Holiday gifts.

Penoach Winery
26759 N Avenue
Adel, Iowa 50003
Phone: (515) 993-4374
Facebook: Penoach-Vineyard-Winery 
B2015 Adel Business Holiday Open House Dec. 4
2015 Adel Holiday Open House SAVE THE DATE
The Adel Partners Chamber of Commerce invites you to participate in the 2015 Business Holiday Open House, Dec. 4th.

The Open House runs from 5:00-7:00 pm with recipe cards and samples at Chamber businesses, civic organizations, and churches.

Come and enjoy goodies and tour the decorated store fronts. Participating business will display luminaries to help light your way.

Don't forget to visit Santa and Mrs. Claus.

Adel Partners Chamber of Commerce

PO Box 73, 301 S.
10th Street, 2nd Floor
Adel, IA 50003
Facebook: AdelPartnersChamberOfCommerce
B2015 Save the Date - Giving Tuesday Dec. 1st
Giving Tuesday Created four years ago to harness the power of social media, Giving Tuesday this year is December 1, 2015.    

It is always the first Tuesday after Thanksgiving. This is a global event that helps to honor and promote small acts of kindness via on-line donations to local charities.

This year the "charity of choice" in Adel for Giving Tuesday is the Good Samaritan Food Pantry(GSFP).

Because of the county's phenomenal population growth over the past few years, GSFP is experiencing more individuals and families seeking basic food needs on a weekly basis says Manager Celia McCollum.   

"In addition to helping feed elders and working families who cannot make ends meet, this year we have partnered with The ADM Schools to begin a "backpack" program for elementary students who go home over a weekend to a house where there is little or no food," she said. "We are now packing nearly 70 backpacks a week which has greatly increased our budget."   

Good Samaritan is urging all who hear this message about Giving Tuesday to spread the word via social media (Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest etc) to make an on-line gift to the Food Pantry now or on Tuesday December 1. They have a connection to PayPal on their website at and if you do not have a PayPal account you can use your VISA or Mastercard too.

"We will be grateful for any size contribution," according to Celia, "We operate on a very modest annual budget so every gift is important and will be well-spent. In our 33-year history we have become very smart shoppers. We know where to get the most from our dollar, whether that be the Food Bank of Iowa or a local business who gives us a substantial discount!"

Please join DiscoverAdel in supporting our long-time community asset the Good Samaritan Food Pantry.

You can read more about the concept at 

Good Samaritan Food Pantry Good Samaritan Food Pantry of Adel
United Methodist Church
115 South Tenth Street
Adel, Iowa 50003
Phone: (515) 423-0753
Facebook: Good-Samaritan-Food-Pantry
Adel HealthMart - Holiday Open House Nov. 6th
Adel HealthMart Adel Healthmart invites you to our Annual Holiday Open House on Friday, November 6th from 8 am - 6 pm.

We will have Door Prizes as well as a FREE Gift with purchase while supplies last and FREE refreshments.

Stop by to check out our new Christmas merchandise.

Shop local this holiday season

We have several great gift items this year and as always we offer free gift wrap with purchase. We hope to see you November 6th!

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.

Adel Healthmart offers FREE Medicare Part D Drug plan reviews. Open enrollment 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.

Small Business Saturday Shop at Adel HealthMart on Saturday, November 28th, for Small Business Saturday.

We will be open 8:00 - 3:00 p.m. on Saturday with great Christmas decor items and gifts.

Shop small, shop local
this holiday season!

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 
Panther Creek Church Adel Iowa Panther Creek Soup Luncheon, Craft & Bake Sale Nov. 1st

The Women's Fellowship of the Panther Creek Church of the Brethren (24529 J Ave.) invites everyone to their Soup Luncheon, Craft & Bake Sale on ...  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
Add a description 2015 Faith Lutheran Church Harvest Dinner Nov. 6th

Join Faith Lutheran Church, as they give thanks to the Lord for a blessed harvest. Friday, November 6th, 2015, 5:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. ...   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 

Ham Radio Ham Radio Lecture November 8th

Amateur radio ("ham" radio) describes the use of radio frequency spectra for purposes of non-commercial exchange of messages, wireless ...  Continue reading

Strange Objects in Iowa  - UFOs Strange Objects in Iowa's Skies November 15th

The program presenter will be UFO researcher Bev Trout. Bev has been a longtime investigator and leader of the group of Iowans investigating strange ...  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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This November we have an awesome author event, one of our favorite Friends of the Adel Public Library Foundation fundraisers, and lots of other great events and programs.


The Adel Public Library is excited to welcome Iowa Author Peladija Woodson-Diers, discussing her families struggles during the Nazi annexation of Austria and "the horror and death that became World War II," as recounted in her book Triumph Over Destiny, on Monday, November 9th at 6:30 p.m. in the library Community Room.


On our next Classic Movie Monday we are watching the beloved film "Roman Holiday" starring the incomparable Audrey Hepburn and Gregory Peck on Monday, November 9th at 2:00 pm; we'll bring the popcorn!


Believe it or not, it's almost time for our annual Christmas Silent Auction which raises funds for special library projects.

Among our goodies this year are an A-D-M Tigers T-shirt quilt, a piece of Waterford Crystal, and several other antiques and collectibles.

Donations for the auction may be brought to the library from Monday Nov. 9th through Saturday Nov. 21st.

The auction and silent bidding will begin on Monday, Nov. 23rd and these unique items always make wonderful holiday gifts.


Garage Sale season is over and, thanks to the generosity of our friends and patrons, we have a lot of items left at the library.

Through November you can visit the library and, in exchange for a donation of non-perishable foods, take home whatever items you like.

At the end of November all the foods collected will be donated to the Good Samaritan Food Pantry of Adel.


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

The library has two monthly adult book clubs that are open to everyone.

The Brown Bag Book Club meets on Thursday, November 12th at Noon to talk about "Why is the Sky Blue" by Susan Meisser.

Due to the holidays, our Evening Book Club will meet until Thursday, December 5th when we will discuss our favorite holiday books.


We have a Thanksgiving themed Crafternoon on Wednesday, November 4th at 2:00 pm.

Our next Early Out Movie is on Wednesday, November 18th at 2:00 pm when we'll be watching "Inside Out."


Kids of all ages are welcome to join our Lego building contest at the library during our monthly Lego League on Monday, November 16th at 4:00 pm.


Dallas County Conservation will be at your library for a special story time on Tuesday, November 24th at 10:30 am. They will bring stories, activities, and artifacts to the library for a program about Native American Drums.


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. 

The second Saturday of every month is a Family Story Time. Each group meets at 10:30 a.m. and is sure to be lots of fun.


The library will be closed in observance of Veterans Day on Wednesday, November 11th.

We are also closed Thursday, November 26th and Friday, November 27th for Thanksgiving; we will be open normal hours on Saturday, November 28th.


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
Oven Fajitas
Our family meals have found inspiration in several forms.

Cookbooks, magazines, websites, TV shows, culinary movies, color theory, picky eaters, and the meals others make.

The inspiration for Oven Fajitas comes from several places but this time I have to give credit to an outside force.

The truest inspiration was a sale at Fareway (and a recent viewing of the movie Chef.)

Seeing the great options at the counter, and feeling inspired to create something traditional yet new,
fajitas came to mind because I haven't made them in ages.

The plan was to grill the steaks along with a foil pack of vegetables until an appointment got moved back and timing became an issue.

Instead I slid the cast-iron pan into the oven, let it cook while I took care of the appointment, and came home to a delicious surprise.

Oven Fajitas

1 lb. Round Steak, sliced thin
3 T. Coarse Salt
2 Onions
1/2 Red Pepper
1/2 Green Pepper
1/2 Yellow Pepper
1/2 Yellow Squash
1/2 Zucchini
1/3 C. Olive Oil
1/4 C. Soy Sauce
8 T. Worcestershire Sauce
3 T. Ground Cumin
2 T. Garlic Powder
2 T. Garlic, Minced
2 T. Onion Powder
2 T. Dry Cilantro
2 Tsp Chili Pepper
2 Tsp Red Pepper Flake


Kitchen Tip: Butchers like those at the Fareway meat counter are an important addition to this recipe.

Ask the butcher to slice the meat thin- tell them its for carna asada and you'll get nice results. They are happy to help!

1. Place the steak in a 9x13 inch pan and coat all sides with salt, rubbing into any fatty edges.

2. Set aside. Use fork to tenderize both sides of the steak.

3. In a large measuring cup combine Cumin, Garlic Powder, Onion Powder, Cilantro, Chili Pepper, Red Pepper Flakes, Soy and Worcestershire sauces.

4. Whip marinade as you pour oil to combine.

5. Slice peppers into thin strips, onions into thin rings, squash and zucchini into rounds.

6. Place vegetables evenly across top of steak. Mix marinade and pour to coat the pan.

7. Cover and chill for 60 minutes or more.

8. Preheat oven to 375, add 1/3 cup water to pan, cover with foil, and bake for 55 minutes.

9. Stir to combine ingredients and continue to bake uncovered another 35 minutes.

Rest 10 minutes to reduce heat before serving with all the fixin's.

Serve and Enjoy!
Terry Traveller - Alien Abduction
Terry Traveler - This Day

Terry here, ready to tell you about my latest adventure but first, an apology.

My last journey took me off the grid further than ever before, making it impossible to share my experiences until I returned to Earth.

Yes fellow travelers, I, Terry Traveler, was abducted by aliens.

It was a crisp evening in the country. I was driving my truck along the back roads, out amongst the cornfields, when I saw a bright, blinking light about a mile up the road.

I went towards it, feeling oddly drawn to find out what it was. My brain ran through the possibilities: car trouble, tractor, Sasquatch with a flashlight. I had to know.

I don't remember what happened next; somehow I came to be sitting in a dark room full of unknown apparatus.

I barely had time to take in my surroundings when a small, grey being entered the room.

His height was close to mine with a small squat body and enlarged head and eyes.

Gygax, as I later learned his name to be, appeared all business in his flashy suit with matching tie and spats.

To say I was nervous would be an understatement.

First contact was a huge responsibility for anyone, and to be chosen as a representative of the species a great honor.

With my wealth of knowledge spanning the globe I knew I could be helpful; my biggest concern was whether to offer my left hand or right foot in greeting.

Gygax was not amused; he attempted to fist-pump my foot cautiously then proceeded to cover his hands in Purell. Who knew aliens were germaphobes.

For an undetermined amount of time we sat in the room and discussed life, the universe, and everything.

Gygax questions were routine- where was I from, why had I been traveling on the road that night, whom did I vote for during the last American Idol, was I happy with my cell phone provider?

I answered each question with ease, occasionally spicing up the answer with a bit of sci-fi lingo to let them know the caliber of specimen they had captured.

At some point Gygax left the room, shaking his head at my explanation of time travel, only to return with the boxed DVD set of Quantum Leap and the argument that I had remembered the details incorrectly.

Let me begin by saying, it wasn't exactly my fault I got kicked off the ship.

I made the innocent statement that Scott Bakula ruined Star Trek, a truth I and every other Trekker firmly believes.

Gygax laughed in his goose-honking way, and stated his firm belief that Bakula's character was foundational to understanding the future Captain James T. Kirk.

My next words may have been poorly chosen. Gygax turned a frightening shade of yellow.

He unleashed a barrage of angry flatulent noises that seems to insult my mother and quickly I found myself back in my truck, which was smashed into a tree, radiator smoking, and startled like no other.

I've saved this story for you, dear reader, whom I know to be caring and understanding.

So many will deny the events of that night, but I feel confident that you will agree- Bakula killed the franchise and I was completely justified in saying so.

Terry Traveller
Kuder Inc. Career Fair November 10th
Kuder Career Fair

Kuder Inc.
is holding an on-site career fair to provide candidates with an opportunity to learn about open positions at Kuder in person.

Tuesday, November 10, 2015
4 - 7 p.m.

They are seeking to fill positions in information technology, sales, project management, quality assurance, taxonomy, customer service, and marketing.

Please bring several copies of your resume. Walk-ins are welcome, but if you're planning on attending, register in advance.

Kuder's global headquarters is in Adel with five offices located overseas.

Kuder, Inc.
302 Visions Parkway
Adel, IA 50003
Phone: 515-993-5422
Thanksgiving Free
Throw Turkey Toss
November 21st
Adel Free-Throw Turkey Toss

A fun Adel holiday tradition for the whole family!

Each team must consist of one parent and one child from the same family. Teams will shoot 30 free-throws, (15 per person) from the Free-throw line.

Competition will be divided into 5 age divisions: ages 8-18 years.

The winning team from each division will receive a certificate for a free turkey from Fareway .
  • Registration: On-Site the day of the competition
  • Date of Competition: Saturday, November 21st
  • Time: 2:00 pm
  • Cost: Free
  • Location: Adel 6/7 Middle School gym.
Adel Park & Rec.
301 S. 10th Street
Adel, Iowa 50003
Phone: (515) 993-4525
Facebook: Adel-Parks-and-Rec
2015 Adel City Elections November 3rd.

The regular election for the City of Adel will be held on Tuesday, November 3rd, 2015.

Positions scheduled for election are (3) three Council Member seats (4 year term) and Mayor (2year term).

Polling location is the Adel Public Library at 303 S. 10th St.

City Council Candidates:
  • Mike Haynes (incumbent)
  • Tony Holt
  • Shirley McAdon (incumbent)
  • Bob Ockerman
  • Bryan Welch (incumbent)
City of Adel
301 S. 10th Street
Adel, Iowa 50003
Phone: (515) 993-4525
Facebook: CityofAdelIowa
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