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.

Plus, you can win some great prizes.  We're giving away a $20,000 kitchen makeover in our "Keys to the Kitchen" contest. Find the key hidden in each issue, and it might just unlock the door to a dream kitchen! Or enter the Lucky I Contest and win thousands of dollars in prizes given by advertisers each issue.

Sneak a Peek Inside this Issue...

Three R's Include Reminiscin'
...about the old country school. With school bells about to ring again, we thought you'd enjoy this look back to when students "walked uphill both ways". 

A Kitchen Like This Could Be Yours...FREE!
Just imagine an "Extreme Kitchen Makeover" with handcrafted custom-made Amish cabinets. 

Granddad and the Blue Racer.  
A trip to town was snakebitten from the git-go. 

A Boxcar Full of Memories...
Including hobnobbing with a hobo named "Scoop Shovel Scotty" who rode the rails of the old Milwaukee Road.  

Town Girl Gets a Bottle Calf. 
It was a little hard to swallow at first--for both of them. But they soon became corral pals. 

Tough Enough for the Threshing Crew. 
Never mind that she was just 11 years old...her first day as the "water girl" was a runaway success.  

What's on Your Bucket List? 
We asked our readers, and here's what some of them had to say. 

Amish Farm Wife's Diary:
"I admired the yellow roses blooming beside the porch railing."

Can You Top This Beaut of a Barn?
Barns are an idyllic Iowa icon, and we'd like you to help us find the most stately one in the state. 

From Plans to Plane. 
He built this beauty in his garage. But not exactly "on the fly"--it took him 26 years to do it!


In Every Issue

Two Men and a Magazine

The Prettiest Farm in Iowa

Road Trip!

Iowa Eye-Catchers

Country Characters

Cartoon Capers

Io-Ways…Photos Along Our Byways and Backroads

Look What You Can Win from Advertisers!

Just for Laughs

From the Mouths of Little Iowans

Focus on Iowa Photo Contest

Rustic Roads

Iowa Rewind

County Roundup/Meet Our Hawk-Eyes

Recipes They’re Proud to Share

Cookin’ with Karen

Where's the Beef?

My Favorite Ma & Pa Restaurant

We Hear Ya!


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