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Dec/Jan issues are expected in homes this week and by Dec. 3rd. If you live outside of Iowa or ordered after Nov. 15th, please allow additional time.

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.
This issue we're gifting readers a Guernsey cow and a triple set of siblings who re-created memories from holidays past.

Can You Tell a Good Christmas Tale?
We start the story ... and let you give it a surprise ending --- in our 16th annual holiday writing contest.

Holding on to Heartwarming Traditions.
Cuddly bears adorning the tree and sweet treats from the kitchen help spread Christmas cheer.

Prettiest Farm In Iowa.
Cloverleaf Farm in Bremer County will be dressed in its finest for a special anniversary celebration next summer.

Serving with Unbridled Faith.
A Dallas Center couple uses horses to help heal at-risk youth ... and spreads a little Gospel along the way.

Would Santa Wear a Seed Corn Cap?
He looked like St. Nick with his white hair and white beard, but a young girl had her suspicions.

Oh Joy, Mary Found a Deal!
This retired teacher from Albia takes the art of charitable giving to a rewarding new level at the holidays.

Amish Farm Wife's Diary.
When our diarist looks to set aside cares of the day, she heads for the tranquility of the farm's hickory tree.

The First Snowfall.
A reader recalls childhood anticipation of glistening winter wonderlands ... they often appeared while she dreamed.

The Bells of Story County.
A grandmother recalled a memory as clear as the joyful sounds she heard long ago on Christmas Eve.

Mom Earned Her Place on Stage.
Despite her lack of experience, a mother was a pleasant inspiration in her son's parish Christmas play.

Also in This Issue

From the Publisher

Let's Talk Weather

Iowa Eye-Catchers

Christmas Memories

Cartoon Capers

Iowa Tours -- We're Heading West!

Io-Ways…Photos Along Our Byways and Backroads

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

What's Cooking in Iowa?

Cristen's Kitchen

Kids Talk Winter

Just For Laughs

From the Mouths of Little Iowans/Holiday Humor

Photo Contest Winner/2023 Rules

Magic of a Time-Honored Tradition

Iowa Rewind

Show Us Your Snowman!

Dog Tale

Kindness at Christmas

High on the Hog

My Favorite Ma & Pa Restaurant

We Hear Ya!

 

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