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...

Readers Can Really Tell a Tale!
We challenged them to our annual holiday writing contest...and discovered some talented tale twisters.

Then and Now.
Cupid has a hand in many memorable photographs, and for Richard and Mary Jo Rutten of Carroll, he's brought the couple together twice, in photos taken 63 years apart.

Oh, Deere...Where Can That Key Be?
We've hidden another key in a public park, and we're going to award another "green machine" to the lucky finder. Read on for the details and some helpful clues.

The Prettiest Farm in Iowa.
Nothing symbolizes our state like proudly primped and painted farmsteads. This issue you'll find natural beauty galore at this farmstead near Lime Springs in Howard County.

Looking Back a Bit: Iowa Facts That May Amaze and Amuse You.
Here's a host of fascinating facts about our state that are unknown by most Iowans.

Most Interesting Town in Iowa: A Destination for Any Season.
From kites on ice to fresh-cut flowers, Clear Lake has something fun to offer all year-round!

Can We Be Iowans, Too?
A former California couple has fallen in love with Iowa and would like to join our ranks.

Of Mice and Young Brides.
Newlyweds often encountered more than dust bunnies when they moved into their first "Home Sweet Home".

Artfully Iowan.
She hails from Paris, but this artist proudly proclaims that she's now an Iowan, through and through.

Amish Farm Wife's Diary:
"After chores, the usual morning bustle commenced, getting Samuel and Lucy off to their jobs and the youngest of their way to school."

"Hey, Doc! My Wife's Having a Baby!"
Readers share memories of small-town doctors who never knew what was in store at the start of each day.

In Every Issue

From the Editor

Let's Talk Weather

Iowa Eye-Catchers

What I Miss Most About Iowa

Country Characters

Cartoon Capers

Io-Ways…Photos Along Our Byways and Backroads

The Big Picture

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: Cooking Tips and Time-Savers You Can Use

High on the Hog

My Favorite Ma & Pa Restaurant

We Hear Ya!


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