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...

Winner Already?
Yep, a Huxley man and his family found our "Iowa Treasure Hunt" key and won the John Deere riding mover. That was fast! So guess what? We're hiding the key to another one!

Then and Now.
It was like old times when brothers Loyd, Albert Jr. and Paul Martin got together for a retake of their "picture in a pigpen" from 1943.

Together, We Can Do This!
We're asking you to become on of the 90,000 "Litter Police" ... who'll make people think before they toss litter from their vehicles.

The Prettiest Farm in Iowa.
Nothing symbolizes our state like proudly primped and painted farmsteads. This issue you'll find natural beauty galore near Clarence.

Iowa Works: The Windmill Repairman.
Way up here, it takes mechanical know-how and feline-like agility to stay on top of your game.

Faces of RAGBRAI.
Participants in the annual bike ride across Iowa pedaled through Ames in July, and the Our Iowa staff got to meet and photograph them.

Most Interesting Town in Iowa.
Nestled in the bend of the Mighty Mississippi River, the city of LeClaire has the perfect blend of exciting attractions and trademark Iowa friendliness.

Fine Shine.
This '55 Chevy Bel Air honors an old high school friend killed in battle and all who once served in Vietnam.

What I Miss Most About Iowa.
She may live on the East Coast now, but this former Iowan will always be corn fed.

Fine Shines.
With the kids gone and the bills paid, this gal decided to treat herself to a classic convertible!

Amish Diary:
"The girls picked wild plums that grow plentifully around here ... the skins were tart, but the flesh was sweet and tasty."

Passion for Parks
She got hooked as a kid, selling night crawlers at her family-run concession stand by the lake. Now she's joined a mission to help spruce up Iowa's state parks before they celebrate their 100th anniversary in 2020.

Heartwarmers: One Final Wish for Mom
An act of kindness from a stranger helped an old woman fulfill her lifelong desire.

In Every Issue

From the Editor

Why I Came Back to Iowa

Let's Talk Weather

Iowa Eye-Catchers

Country Characters

Cartoon Capers

Io-Ways…Photos Along Our Byways and Backroads

The Big Picture

Just for Laughs

From the Mouths of Little Iowans

Focus on Iowa Photo Contest

Iowa Rewind

County Roundup/Meet Our Hawk-Eyes

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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