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!

Plus, read how you could win $5,000 worth of appliances in our latest "Iowa Treasure Hunt" we call "Keys to the Kitchen". Find a tiny "key" hidden somewhere in the articles and send us your entry letting us know where you found it!

Sneak a Peek Inside this Issue...

Then and Now.
A mom in Independence now has another photo hanging in her kitchen after her kids re-created a memory from the 1980s.

A Celebration for the Ages.
A reader shares her thoughts on how God carried on last year's centennial observance of Iowa's beautiful state parks.

All Can Join Our New "Iowa Treasure Hunt".
Search for the hidden key in the pages of the magazine for a chance to win kitchen appliances!

Prettiest Farm in Iowa.
A Grundy Center couple lovingly tends the farm where Great-Grandfather raised his family more than a century ago.

"So Glad I Listened to Grandma."
A couple took Grandmother's sage advice to heart and "discovered Iowa" last year amid the pandemic.

Ode to My Hardworking Mom.
From farm to office, this reader's mother pioneered a new role for the times for the women in her family.

Here Come the Durango Kids.
A posse of young boys riding the streets on stick horses kept law and order in Hopkinton in the late 1940s.

Amish Farm Wife's Diary.
Baby goats are arriving on the farm again, bringing with them more chores in the milking parlor and nursery.

Aunt Beulah's Diary.
A Clarinda woman's diary entries from 1960 give an interesting glimpse of Iowa farm life through the seasons.

Passionate About His Pastime!
A wild pitch and makeshift ball fields didn't keep this boy and his friends from chasing their big-league dreams.

"I Will Never Marry a Farmer."
That was this reader's teenage vow in protest of chicken chores and cockleburs ... that is, until she fell in love.

Also in This Issue

From the Editor

Let's Talk Weather

Her Pickles Came at a Price

Frank's Forecast Foot

Iowa Eye-Catchers 

Memories Across Iowa

Dog Tales

Iowa Tours - We Still Have Room for You

Cartoon Capers

Hooked on Kindness

Why I Came Back to Iowa

Io-Ways…Photos Along Our Byways and Backroads

The Big Picture

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

Just for Laughs

From the Mouths of Little Iowans

Photo Contest: "Iowa People"

Iowa Rewind

Recipes They’re Proud to Share

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

My Favorite Ma & Pa Restaurant

We Hear Ya!

 

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