November 26, 2022

Event Briefs for Wednesday, Nov. 23

Fontanelle hosting interactive Christmas events

Residents of Fontanelle are invited to decorate their home in Christmas lights and win prizes for their display.

Notify event organizers at 641-745-5589 if interested in participating in the contest and have lights on nightly. Judging will be from Dec. 14 to 19.

The park will be decorated by community organizations and they would like the community’s help. Paint or decorate a tire and join in on the fun. Contest Jessi Young, Sam Gettler or Heather Schneider at their daycare in Fontanelle to pick up a tire.

The organizers of this event would like tires to be returned by this Saturday, Nov. 19. They would like to thank Bridgewater Tires and More for donating the tires.

I-80 Enterprises to hold Open House in Adair

I-80 Enterprises, formerly known as Wilson Welding, is having a Customer Appreciation Open House and Dinner Saturday, Nov. 26 at their location at 108 S. 5th St. in Adair.

Doors will open at 3 p.m. with a meal served from 5 to 7 p.m.

All are welcome to attend and see the new facility.

No-Till and Cover Crops Field Day

Iowa Learning Farms will host a cover crop and no-till field day noon to 2 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 29 at the Caviness Farm near Greenfield. The free event is open to farmers and landowners and includes a complimentary meal.

Liz Ripley, Iowa Learning Farms conservation and cover crop outreach specialist, will share results from on-farm cover crop demonstration trials and resources available to help farmers and landowners make a successful transition to a cover crop and no-till system. Iowa NRCS staff Hillary Olson, State Soil Health Specialist, and Ruth Blomquist, SW Iowa Soil Health Specialist, will lead attendees through soil health demonstration and discussion opportunities for technical and financial assistance.

The field day will be held at the Caviness Farm, 2476 260th Street, Greenfield, IA 50849 and will be held rain or shine.

The event is free and open to farmers and landowners, though we require reservations to ensure adequate space and food. For reasonable accommodations and to RSVP please contact Liz Ripley at 515-294-5429 or Attendees will be entered in a drawing for ISU Prairie Strips honey.

Iowa Learning Farms field days and workshops are supported by the USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service. For more information about Iowa Learning Farms, visit

Greenfield announces details of Christmas events

Greenfield Chamber/Main Street announced this week dates for its Christmas events in the community.

Friday, Nov. 25 the community will hold its Festival of Lights Parade at 6 p.m. around the square. Santa visits will follow the parade in the Long’s Park gazebo. The Greenfield Business Women will serve cookies and cocoa near Grand Theatre. The theme for the event is “A Glam and Glitzy Christmas.”

Saturday, Nov. 25 Greenfield will observe Small Business Saturday, a chance for shoppers to take advantage of in-store specials, giveaways and see the latest holiday merchandise as soon as they’re put on the shelves.

Saturday, Dec. 3 will be the Greenfield Business Women Holiday Tree Tour, Adair County Hospital Auxiliary Luncheon and Greenfield Business Women Chocolate Affair. The tree tour and chocolate will be out from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. The luncheon will be at noon and feature entertainment.

The Adair County Fair Board will host a Winter Fair Fest 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 3 at the fairgrounds. It will feature gift wrapping, photos with Santa for kids and pets, as well as kids’ crafts and games. Lunch will be available.

On Saturday, Dec. 10, will be a Winter Extravaganza Craft and Vendor Show at The Gathering Place from 9 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.

Visit for more details.

Nodaway Valley musicians featured in upcoming concerts

Nodaway Valley High School and Nodaway Valley Middle School will each hold music concerts ahead of the holiday season.

The middle school concert will be 7 p.m. Monday, Dec. 5 at the middle school. The high school concert will be 7 p.m. Monday, Dec. 12 at the high school.

The band and choirs for each level will be featured in these concerts.

Orient library candy sale Saturday, Dec. 3

Mark your calendars! The annual candy sale, sponsored by the Orient Community Library Friends, will be held once again this year from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 3, at the Farmers & Merchants Bank meeting room in Orient. Delicious homemade candy made by local cooks will be offered. There will be mixed boxes with an assortment of candies along with boxes with one kind of candy. Enter the Candy Sale through the rear door on the west side of the bank building. All candy has been boxed in advance in half and one pound boxes for you to purchase. Thank you for supporting the Orient Community Library!