Our Iowa Magazine
Welcome ...

It's fun! Upbeat! And different from any magazine you've ever seen! Welcome to Our Iowa, the magazine that celebrates all that's great about living in Iowa.

Basically, Our Iowa allows Iowans to "talk to each other". Reading each issue is like sitting at your kitchen table and chatting with new friends over coffee, all of whom have interests similar to yours.

There are jaw-dropping photos of our beautiful land as well as some in-depth features. But the bulk of each issue is conversational, light-hearted "Here's what I think..." contributions shared by Iowans... people just like you.

Also be sure to enter our Lucky I Contest and win thousands of dollars in prizes given away by advertisers each issue. It’s almost like getting paid to read the ads!

Sneak a Peek Inside this Issue...

Then and Now.
Five Des Moines siblings were a fun-loving bunch growing up. They recall the crazy day they kept the family doctor busy.

"I Was Hungry and You Fed Me."
A young boy's mission to help feed the needy took root after his church trip to a homeless shelter.

Some People Are Meant to Be Iowans.
A reader is thrilled to know her beloved home state has become her husband's true home, too.

Nothing Rides Like a Deere.
At the time, his bike wasn't one that kids considered to be cool. Today, Grandpa's gift is a treasure.

Prettiest Farm in Iowa.
They grew up out of state, but for the past 48 years, this Mount Pleasant couple has made this rustic farm their home.

More Than a Hired Hand.
Summers spent working with his teenage friend taught this reader life lessons he still cherishes today.

Helping on the Home Front.
While people gladly answered the call to service during World War II, her assignment caught her by surprise.

"It's Just Like Riding a Bike."
This country character from Marshalltown felt the thrill of flying again, decades after she last sat in the cockpit.

Amish Farm Wife's Diary.
With fresh produce from the garden and new hay in the barn, our diarist finds summer a satisfying time of year.

The Neal House of Gentlemen
A young family earned lasting friendships by boarding Cornell College boys in the 1940s and '50s.

Pack Up the Studebaker Kids!
Summer road trips in the family automobiles were a treasured tradition for our Lee County Hawk-Eye.

In Every Issue

From the Publisher

Let's Talk Weather

Readers Share More Dog Tales

Iowa Eye-Catchers

Memorable Expressions

Memories Across Iowa

Cartoon Capers

Io-Ways…Photos Along Our Byways and Backroads

The Big Picture

Look What You Can Win from Advertisers/And the Winners Are

From the Mouths of Little Iowans

Photo Contest: "Corn-Fed Kids"

Just for Laughs

Iowa Rewind

Give Squirrels a Twirl!

What I Miss Most About Iowa

Recipes They’re Proud to Share

Cristen's Kitchen: Cooking Tips and Time-Savers You Can Use

High on the Hog

My Favorite Ma & Pa Restaurant

We Hear Ya!


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