Our Iowa Magazine
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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...

Mother Had a Knack for Morels.
A reader recalls memories of stomping in the woods with Mom, looking for mushrooms.

Most Interesting Town in Iowa: Washington.
In the rolling hills of southeast Iowa, this burg preserves its rich history while embracing a modern mindset.

The Prettiest Farm in Iowa.
This issue you'll find a picturesque spot in Audubon County.

Farmer Finds High-Flying Solution.
The wet spring weather had Jack Gottche frustrated. Then he came up with a sky-high solution: Use a helicopter to hoist a spreader over his field.

Airman's Wings Found Their Way Home.
Decades after his tragic death, a WWII pilot's silver wings were returned to his family by the girl he asked to marry.

Iowa Works: Driven by Design at Winnebago.
Ever think about a brand-new RV? Lee McInroy does it all the time. It's his job.

Ready to Do It Again?
Our readers had such fun growing giant sunflowers last summer, we ordered more seed to let them do it again. Order while it lasts.

Amish Diary:
"Lucy paged through the family cookbook looking for something tasty to bake...she finally decided on cinnamon-raisin bread."

Iowa's Small Towns Getting Face-Lifts, Thanks to 8,900 Gallons of Free Paint.
Tiny townships are earning big results.

Call Off the Search—Elusive Key Is Found!
Finally, a family found that slyly hidden key and won the Big Green Egg grilling package.

Revisiting Old Roots, Finding a Familiar Tree.
A sycamore symbolizes a sense of community in small-town Iowa.

In Every Issue

From the Editors

Let's Talk Weather

Iowa Eye-Catchers

Country Characters

Cartoon Capers

Io-Ways…Photos Along Our Byways and Backroads

The Big Picture

What I Miss Most About Iowa

Just for Laughs

From the Mouths of Little Iowans

Why I Came Back to Iowa

Focus on Iowa Photo Contest

Iowa Rewind

County Roundup/Meet Our Hawk-Eyes

Recipes They’re Proud to Share

Cristen's Kitchen

High on the Hog

My Favorite Ma & Pa Restaurant

We Hear Ya! Psst—Reading Mail's Like Having Coffee with Readers


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