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...

The Teachers Were All Class.
At Iowa's one-room schoolhouses, teachers did it all—from educating to janitorial work. A former student shares fond memories.

Treat Family and Friends to a Visual Feast...
when you give them this stunning 2017 Our Iowa Calendar. Treat yourself, too!

Stop Lookingthe Key Has Been Found!
The "Ultra Iowa Prize" goes to an Onawa woman in our latest "Iowa Treasure Hunt". Read where the treasure chest key was hidden.

The Prettiest Farm in Iowa.
Nothing symbolizes our state like proudly primped and painted farmsteads. This issue we visit a showplace in Grundy County.

Road Trip!
C'mon along to Clinton County as we explore the majesty, might and mystique of "Ol' Man River".

Ding! Ding! Ding! We Have a Winner!
After reviewing hundreds of entries in our caption contest, we found our "top dog".

There's No One Wiser.
His parents shared their best advice, and now he's passing it on to the next generation.

A Veterans Day Salute to Grandpa.
After decades of silence, a Marine opened up about his WWII experiences during quiet morning walks with his granddaughter.

Amish Farm Wife's Diary:
"There is nothing like peaceful, starlit heavens..."

Grandpa and Grandma's Big Dream.
Looking for a fresh start, they moved from the big city to a little farm in Iowa.

Do You Remember Your First Job?
These readers sure do! They learned more than they earned as carhops, walking beans and bailing out the school janitor.

How I Became an Iowan.
It was a textbook case of finally "seeing the light" for this librarian looking for a job.

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

Cookin’ with Karen

Where's the Beef?

My Favorite Ma & Pa Restaurant

We Hear Ya!


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