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...

April Fools Rush In.
Pranks, gags, jokes and tricks. Readers prove they enjoy April Fools' tomfoolery as much as we do!

Then and Now.
Paula Sheedy of Davenport cherishes these fun photos of her "kids just being kids" taken 29 years apart in the same toy tractor and trailer.

Key to That Lawn Tractor Still Unclaimed.
Now look here ... and there ... and everywhere. We hid another key in a public park, and we're going to award another John Deere riding lawn tractor to the lucky finder.

The Prettiest Farm in Iowa.
Nothing symbolizes our state like proudly primped and painted farmsteads. This issue you'll be treated to a dandy 4-acre farm pond on Howard and Jacque Johnston's homestead in Poweshiek County.

"We Will Never Forget."
Iowans solemnly honor America and those who have served her with patriotic displays in their communities.

Most Interesting Town in Iowa: It's All Happening in Jefferson.
This growing burg in central Iowa is a small town with a towering impact.

Have Sun Fun This Summer.
Try a few of these GIANT sunflowers in your garden or backyard this summer. Plant your seeds ... and stand back!

Country Characters: Check Out the Checkout at Register Nine.
A crooning Walmart Cashier sends customers on their merry way with a song and a smile.

Amish Farm Wife's Diary:
"Thoughts of dandelions, green grass and lovely warm sunshine put a spring in my step!"

2019 Photo Contest
We'd like your opinion please ... tell us which one of these "Iowa People" photos you like best.

At the Old Fishin' Hole, Boy Hooks Grandpa's Sole
A reader shares a keeper of a fish story about her grandson.

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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