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.

Plus, you can win some great prizes.  We're giving away a $20,000 kitchen makeover in our "Keys to the Kitchen" contest. Find the key hidden in each issue, and it might just unlock the door to a dream kitchen! Or enter the Lucky I Contest and win thousands of dollars in prizes given by advertisers each issue.

Sneak a Peek Inside this Issue...

The Path to the Pros.
A Major League Baseball scout from Plymouth County has spent nearly 40 years helping Iowa kids reach the big time. 

A Kitchen Like This Could Be Yours...Free!
Readers are highly excited about our "Extreme Kitchen Makeover" contest. You could be our next interim winner. 

Grandma's Apron. 
It enfolded us with her love--no apron strings attached. 

"Detasseling Started at Daybreak".
Reader shares memories of this rite of summer for thousands of Iowa teens. 

Swimming at the Forbidden Creek. 
They were lucky the neighbor boys didn't spot them--and that's the naked truth. 

A Tale of Love and Marriage. 
As witnessed by a country boy who didn't know the first thing about either! 

Courthouses Come in All Shapes and Sizes. 
That's what this shutterbug discovered after traveling across Iowa to capture each county's courthouse on camera. 

The Tree House Summer. 
The hideaway was a shady respite from endless farm chores--and a place to contemplate, as boys became men. 

Amish Farm Wife's Diary:
"The wonderful aroma of baking bread spread throughout the house."

Cooking 101: Clean 'Em Before You Fry 'Em!
New brides and other red-faced readers fess up to their most embarrassing kitchen calamities. 


In Every Issue

Two Men and a Magazine

The Prettiest Farm in Iowa

Road Trip!

Iowa Eye-Catchers

Country Characters

Cartoon Capers

Io-Ways…Photos Along Our Byways and Backroads

Look What You Can Win from Advertisers!

Just for Laughs

From the Mouths of Little Iowans

Focus on Iowa Photo Contest

Rustic Roads

Iowa Rewind

County Roundup/Meet Our Field Editors

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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