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...

Rustic Roads.
Ninety feet above the water at a bend in the river looms majestic Motor Mill, an imposing limestone structure built during Iowa's pioneer days.

Then and Now.
The three Johnson brothers felt like young schoolboys again when they donned bib overalls to re-create their back-to-school photo from 1930.

Our Iowa Treasure Hunt.
Here we go again with a brand-new "Iowa Treasure Hunt" contest. Maybe you'll find the key to a John Deere riding lawn tractor.

The Prettiest Farm in Iowa.
Nothing symbolizes our state like proudly primped and painted farmsteads. This issue you'll find flower beds so colorful on the edge of Williamsburg, they'll remind you of a box of Crayolas.

Rooted in Her Heart.
This Iowan knew the joy of a backyard tree, so she's getting a head start to make sure her kids can, too.

"Happiness Is Having Iowa Roots."
That was the winner of the caption contest for our April/May cover. Now that cover photo of cute li'l Calvin Henry Hobson is available as an 18- x 14-inch poster!

Most Interesting Town in Iowa.
Charles City: Cultural hub along the Cedar River.

We Still Have Room for You.
Here's a final chance to join us for our 6-day tour of fascinating sites...including the inside of Iowa's maximum security prison.

What I Miss Most About Iowa.
She may live on the East Coast now, but this former Iowan will always be corn fed.

Fine Shines.
With the kids gone and the bills paid, this gal decided to treat herself to a classic convertible!

Amish Diary:
"The older children and their dads played volleyball until dark, then we sat under a canopy of twinkling stars and visited."

Fun and Prizes Await at Country's "Cleanest Fair".
At the Iowa State Fair, find out how you can help curb littering and register for prizes.

In Every Issue

From the Editor

Let's Talk Weather

Iowa Eye-Catchers

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! Reading Mail's Like Having Coffee with Readers

 

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