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, you can get a chance to win $5,000 worth of appliances in our latest "Keys to the Kitchen" contest. We've hidden a tiny key somewhere in the articles) not the ads, as with our Lucki I contest, in the latest issue of the magazine!

Sneak a Peek Inside this Issue...

Then and Now.
Mom encouraged her three boys to re-create a precious photo from their youth, and the brothers were happy to oblidge.

Iowa ... I'm So Glad I Found You!
This big-city reader adjusted to our state's unique rural lifestyle and took a liking to (just about) all of it.

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.
Leaving city careers behind to move back to the family farm was an easy decision for this couple from Cedar County.

Good Time to Bring Back More Bluebirds.
Here's a winter workshop project that will give these beautiful birds a happy summer home.

Meet Hillbilly Bob and "Old Ruthie".
This man of the land and his old Model A jalopy hit the road each year spreading goodwill and cheer.

Love Is in the Air.
You just never know when or where it might land, as readers share with more sweet tales of how they met their spouse.

Amish Farm Wife's Diary.
Lamplight, supper and warmth from the stoves were a welcome homecoming after a day away from the farm.

Blessings Are Meant to Be Shared.
A reader recalls her mother's generosity as she secretly fed Anamosa's helpless and needy in the 1950s.

Opportunities Are Plenty Here!
A non-profit Iowa organization is encouraging people from many nations to experience all our state has to offer.

"I'll Make a Player Out of You!"
A fourth-grader took the basketball coach's words to heart, and today she's glad she played Iowa's six-on-six game.

Also in This Issue

From the Publisher

Let's Talk Weather

Lessons from a Sunflower

Childhood on the Farm Was Priceless

Iowa Eye-Catchers 

Holiday Writing Contest Winners

Cartoon Capers

Io-Ways…Photos Along Our Byways and Backroads

The Big Picture

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

Grandma's Sunday Cinnamon Rolls

From the Mouths of Little Iowans

Harry Hogdini's Great Escape

Just for Laughs

Photo Contest: "Iowa Scenery"

Iowa Rewind

First "Home Sweet Homes"

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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