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Adel's Patriot Rock Courtesy of American Legion Post 464

Adel Patriot RockCourtesy of Adel American Legion Post 464:

This Veteran's Day stop by the Patriot rock located on the west side of the Hemphill law office by the bike trail.

It is there courtesy of Adel American Legion Post 464 who enlisted the help of McAninch to have it moved next to the trail across from the City Hall and the Adel Public Library.

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"Lights of Adel" Christmas Tour - Dec. 9th (Updated)

Festival Of Trees - Adel IowaCourtesy of the First Christian Church

On December 9th, spend the evening seeing the "Lights of Adel" and enjoying refreshments at Adel First Christian Church in the magical Festival of Trees.

HIRTA buses will provide free transportation from pick-up points at Adel Assisted Living (504 Van Fossen Lane), Adel Acres (1919 Green Street), Adel Manor (500 Van Fossen Lane), [...] Continue Reading...

Adel Library Christmas Silent Auction Nov. 23rd

Adel Public Library FoundationCourtesy of Adel Public Library:

Believe it or not, it’s almost time for the Adel Public Library annual Christmas Silent Auction which raises funds for special library projects.

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

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November Book Clubs at the Adel Public Library

Adel Library Book ClubCourtesy of Adel Library:

Join one or all of the Adel Public Library book clubs during the month of November, 2015.

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

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Our November 2015 Newsletter Now Online

Rendezvous Restaurant & Lounge - Adel, Iowa

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

In this issue we cover Thanksgiving, Christmas and have a great interview with Suzanna Sternquist and Doug Kintzle of the Rendezvous Lounge, a 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.

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:

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Adel UMC - Santa's Family Workshop Nov. 22nd

Adel UMC Santa WorkshopCourtesy of Adel United Methodist Church:

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

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ADM Alumni - Adel Models from 70 Years Ago

ADM AlumniCourtesy of ADM Alumni Association:

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.

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Dallas County Habitat for Humanity Volunteer Days

Dallas County - Habitat for HumanityDallas County Habitat for Humanity:

The Rock the Block team will be doing a second repair project at the home of Andrea Green.

This project will be much more volunteer friendly and you are all welcome to take part in the work.

Ms. Green’s home is located at 319 Kinnick Drive North, Adel, Iowa.

Below is a

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2015 City of Adel Election Results

Courtesy of City of Adel:

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

Elected City Officials:

City Council:
Bob Ockerman Votes - 234  - 24.87 %
Shirley McAdon Votes - 232 - 24.65 %
Michael Haynes Votes - 176 - 18.70 %

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2015 Save the Date - Giving Tuesday Dec. 1st

Save the Date - Giving TuesdayCourtesy of Adel Food Pantry:

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.

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2015 Adel Business Holiday Open House Dec. 4th

2015 Adel Holiday Open HouseAdel Partners Chamber of Commerce:

The Adel Partners Chamber of Commerce invites you to participate in the 2015 Business Holiday Open House!

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

Santa and Mrs. Claus will be at the Raccoon

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Shop with a Cop Nominations Due Nov 28th

Courtesy of the Dallas County Sheriff's Benevolent Association:Shop with a Cop Dallas-County-Sheriffs-Benevolent-Association

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

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Garage Sale for the Good Samaritan Food Pantry

Adel Public Library Garage SaleCourtesy of Adel Public Library:

The Adel Public Library 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.

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Heart of Iowa Wine Trail Fall Art & Wine Crawl Nov. 8th

Heart of Iowa Wine Trail Fall Art and Wine CrawlCourtesy of Penoach Winery:

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

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Thanksgiving Free Throw Turkey Toss November 21st

Courtesy of Adel Parks and Recreation:

Thanksgiving 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.

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