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...

Key Is Hidden...New Hunt Is On!
We've hidden another key in a public park...and we're going to award another John Deere lawn tractor to the finder.

Then and Now.
Family Christmas traditions are fun, and fun was what Chris Johnson from Preston had in mind on Christmas Eve 2017 when she had her husband and sons pose for a photo like the one she snapped in 1986.

"The Eyes of Our Iowa Are on You!"
That's what drivers will think before they toss, if you join our force of 90,000 "Litter Police". To help keep Iowa beautiful, we've enclosed a card and peel-off decals with a "Litter Patrol" Hotline number.

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

Most Interesting Town in Iowa: We're All Dutch in Orange City!
No matter where you're from, everyone has fun with Dutch heritage here.

Bob's Story Soared 'Round the World.
Long Grove's "candy man" became a media darling once Hershey's learned of his acts of kindness.

Iowa Works: Into the Wild.
Iowa DNR Conservation officers patrol the state's forests, fields and waterways to make sure hunters and anglers follow the law.

Her Casserole Was 'Bursting' with Flavor.
Readers can laugh now as they fess up to their most embarrassing kitchen calamities.

Amish Farm Wife's Diary:
"Life holds joys, trials and sorrows...how we respond to what is dealt is our choice."

Show Us Your Snowman!
There's no better way to pack a little fun into a winter day than to join the kids or grandkids out in the yard to build an old-fashioned snowman. Check out these photo-worthy examples.

Keeping the Family in the Food.
The special recipes that tie this family together remain the same, even as the family tree grows and changes.

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

Why I Came Back to Iowa

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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