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2015 Morel Mania-Webwatch Program April - May

Dallas County - Morel Madness Courtesy of Dallas County Iowa:

Morel Madness!
Dallas County
Date: 4/12/2015 - 5/17/2015
Location: Kuehn Conservation Area
32828 Houston Trail Earlham, Iowa 50072
Cost: Free (registration Required)

Morel mushrooms are a rite of spring and Dallas County is a great place to go hunting. When you [...] Continue Reading...

UMC Evening of Love Songs Past (with Photos)

Evening of Love Songs - Adel UMCCourtesy of Adel United Methodist Church

As the 25th Anniversary of Evening of Love Songs approaches, the good folks at the Adel United Methodist Church (UMC) have shared a few photos of years past. (photos below)

Join them as they present the 25th Anniversary Evening of Love Songs on Saturday, April 25th and Sunday, April 26th. Saturday Cavatelli dinner seatings are at [...] Continue Reading...

Doc's Hunt Club - 2014-2015 Season Thank You!

Do's Hunt ClubCourtesy of Doc's Hunt Club

Attention Doc's Hunt Club members and friends,


Doc's Hunt Club would like to thank everyone that hunted here this past season!

Doc's would like to extend a special thank-you to [...] Continue Reading...

7th Annual ADM All Alumni Soccer Game - May 29th

ADM Alumni Annual Soccer GameCourtesy of ADM Alumni Association

The ADM Alumni Association Alumni Soccer Game is Scheduled and Looking for Players.

The alumni soccer game will be played Friday, May 29th, at the ADM Stadium.

The Women will kick off at 6:00 p.m. and the Men will go at it at 8:00 p.m.

Those alumni that are interested in playing, please contact [...] Continue Reading...

Our April 2015 Newsletter Now Online

Kip Overton Adel City Maintenance
Kip Overton - Public Works Director of the City of Ade

The Latest Issue of the Newsletter is now archived for viewing online.

I recently discovered that there are things about Adel that I take for granted. After visiting several rural communities similar to Adel this winter, including another county seat.

I learned that not every community is as quick to clear the streets after a snow. Not to mention the water quality and condition of the streets.

To decipher the quality of services we have, we had the pleasure of interviewing Kip Overton, the Public Works Director of the City of Adel.

The mailbag wins! Thank you to everyone who requested that we return the "fat chef" (not my words - editor) to the recipe section. He's back this month and he'll be sticking around for awhile.

Terry is back, this month digging into the mail bag and answering 5 of the most frequently asked questions about Terry. I wish I could say it clears up some of the mystery, but you'll need to determine that for yourself. This is about Terry you know.

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

Get the Newsletter delivered to your email the first business day of each month. Click on the Newsletter button at the top of the site to register.

Many thanks to our supporters and sponsors who made this issue possible: [...] Continue Reading...

2015 Iowa Clay Festival at Penoach Winery May 9th & 10th

Penoach Winery - Adel Iowa

2015 Iowa Clay Festiva - Penoach Winery Adel IowaCourtesy of Penoach Winery:

Penoach Winery in Adel will host their 3rd Annual Iowa Clay Festival on Saturday, May 9th starting at 10 a.m. and Sunday, May 10th, 10 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Iowa Wine & Iowa Pottery a Perfect Combination! Featuring Iowa potters displaying their craft and selling their products beside the vineyard.

Penoach Winery
26759 N Avenue
Adel, Iowa 50003
Phone: (515) 993-4374
Website: [...] Continue Reading...

2015 Annual Sweet Corn Festival 5K Run/Walk Aug. 8th

Adel Sweet Corn 5KThe Annual Sweet Corn Festival 5K Run/Walk. The race begins at 8:00 a.m. on Saturday, August 8th, 2015.

The race takes place on the scenic brick streets along the parade route in front of hundreds of spectators.

The Adel Sweet Corn Festival 5K kicks off the Adel Sweet Corn Festival.

Make sure you bring the whole family to enjoy the [...] Continue Reading...

Dallas County Fair Grounds 2015 Figure 8 Race Schedule

Dallas County Fairgrounds - Figure 8 RacesCourtesy of Dallas County Fair Associates:

Who's ready for Race Season?

Come out to the Dallas County Fair Grounds for the 2015 Season of Figure 8 Racing.

Races are held on the North Track and start at 6:30 p.m. unless other while posted.

It's gonna be a great year of racing!

2015 Schedule: [...] Continue Reading...

2015 Adel Sweet Corn Festival Aug. 7th & 8th

Adel Sweet Corn Festival

Adel has a great weekend planed with the 36th Annual Adel Sweet Corn Festival, August 7th and 8th.

The fun starts at 8:00 am on Friday with the 2015 Alumni Golf Tournament.

Friday night there are many events to choose from, Corn Shucking, All Alumni Reunion and more.

On Saturday, there'll be Tons of Free corn, the [...] Continue Reading...

Outdoor Quilt Show and Sale June 20th

Adel Quilting and Dry Goods CoCourtesy of Adel Quilting & Dry Goods Co.:

Little Sister's Outdoor Quilt Show is Saturday, June 20 from 10 am to 4 pm at Adel Quilting & Dry Goods Co, 909 Prairie Street.

Contact the shop to enter your finished quilt at 515-993-1170.

Hand made items will be for sale with proceeds donated to Adel Library.

This year the [...] Continue Reading...

Why Have A 4-H Camping Adventure?

Taste of Camp - 4HCourtesy of ISU Extension Dallas County:

Research shows youth campers benefit in a host of ways, from being smarter, to be more cooperative and to having better overall health.

Activities at a 4-H camp are led and supervised by Iowa State University 4-H staff along with trained adult and teen volunteers.

Like all 4-H programs, [...] Continue Reading...

Yoga in Adel - Wednesdays April 15th - May 20th

Gentle Yoga Class Offered in Adel, IowaCourtesy of Healing Therapies and
Adel Quilting & Dry Goods Co.

A new series of 6 Yoga classes will begin on Wednesday, April 15 and continue through May 20.

Class meets from 5:45 to 6:45 pm at the Raccoon Valley Bank Community House, 11th and Main Street.

Cost for class is $12 per class or $60 for all 6 (that’s [...] Continue Reading...

Adel Parks Open April 15th.

Adel New LogoCourtesy of Adel Park and Rec:

All Adel City Parks and Campground open to the public on Tuesday, April 15th.

All Park restrooms will be open as well as other available amenities.

2014 Island Park Camping Fees:

Clover Kids Fun Day! April 12th

4-H Clover KidsCourtesy of the Dallas Co Extension Office

Sunday, April 12th, from 3:15-4:15 p.m. at Grace West Church in West Des Moines.

The Dallas County Boone Progressors 4-H Club has been studying child development and to take their skills to the next level have planned a day filled with activities, games and food.

Parents are [...] Continue Reading...

2015 Pitch, Hit, and Run Competition in Adel - April 11th

Aquafina Pitch Hit Run LogoCourtesy of Adel Park and Rec:

Adel Parks and Recreation and Aquafina are excited to be hosting a Pitch, Hit, and Run Competition in Adel.

The competition will be held Saturday, April 11, 2014 at the Adel Little League Baseball Fields.

All Boys and Girls, Ages 7-14 are eligible to participate.

Sign In: 1:00 p.m.

Competition Starts: 1:30 p.m.

Fee: $5.00

Pre-Registration at [...] Continue Reading...