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.
Betty Lou Thompson of Clarion re-created an old photo taken of her with her last doll that she received for Christmas in 1941.

"We Knew Nick Had It In Him!"
Carroll was abuzz during last summer's NBA Finals...their popular native son coached his Toronto team to victory!

For Heaven's Sake...More Church Chuckles.
They say confession is good for the soul. So readers confess to the funniest things to happen to them in church.

The Prettiest Farm in Iowa.
Nothing symbolizes our state like proudly primped and painted farmsteads. This issue, take a tour of the bright and flowery Dave and Kathy Bowersox farm in Johnson County.

Iowa Works: Ghost Trusters.
Chuck and Joy Hanson's Van Buren County B&B entertains guests and spirits alike.

It's "Treasure Hunting" Season Again!
We've hidden another key...and this time we're going to reward both the finder and an Iowa state park.

From Amsterdam to Danville...Iowa's Anne Frank Connection
Young schoolgirls half a world apart yearned to be pen pals, but the horrors of WWII changed their lives forever.

Country Characters: Training Partners for America's Patriots
That's Cindy Brodie's mission. The Woodbury County woman teaches skills to service dogs that become a veteran's best friend.

Amish Farm Wife's Diary
"We planted mammoth sunflowers along the garden."

2019 Photo Contest: Help Us Pick the Photo of the Year
Cast your vote for one of the four finalists in our 12th annual competition.

2020 Photo Contest: Wanted: Pix That Click!
Enter your favorite photo in our 2020 Focus on Iowa Photo Contest.

In Every Issue

From the Editor

Let's Talk Weather

Iowa Eye-Catchers

Cartoon Capers

Io-Ways…Photos Along Our Byways and Backroads

The Big Picture

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

What I Miss Most About Iowa

Just for Laughs

From the Mouths of Little Iowans

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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