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...

Lost and Found - 48 Years Later.
How an Iowa doctor recovered a 25-cent piece - a 1909 Barber quarter - in his old, abandoned schoolhouse.

Then and Now.
Lisa Klocke of Dedham, her four sisters and two brothers re-create an old dinner-table photo taken 50 years earlier.

Tales of Great Teachers.
Readers remember their favorite educators and how they touched their lives.

The Prettiest Farm in Iowa.
Nothing symbolizes our state like proudly primped and painted farmsteads. This issue take a tour of Bill and Lisa Flahive's picturesque farm in Monroe County.

Most Interesting Town in Iowa.
Singers, shopping and stories. You can find all these things and more when you come to southern Iowa and visit Centerville.

Troopers Preparing to Hand Out Rewards for "Extra Mile" Deeds.
The Iowa State Patrol is set to give "thank you" cards - good for free pizza and custard - to those making an extra effort to limit littering.

Country Characters: Game On! Let's head to the Basement!
She's a "pioneer woman" living in a modern world, always ready and willing to lend a hand to her community.

Amish Farm Wife's Diary:
"We were all glad to call it a day."

The Dachshund's Rescue and Other Dog Tales.
Readers share exploits of clever canines ... these owners all credit their hounds for lifesaving acts.

2019 Photo Contest
We'd like your opinion please ... tell us which one of these "Corn-Fed Kids" photos you like best.

Farm Wife Recalls Her Hog-Wild Ride.
A pig tale about an ornery hog "Audrey".

In Every Issue

From the Editor

Let's Talk Weather

Iowa Eye-Catchers

Country Characters

Cartoon Capers

Io-Ways…Photos Along Our Byways and Backroads

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

What I Miss Most About Iowa

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! Reading Mail's Like Having Coffee with Readers


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