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!

Plus, you can win the "Iowa State Parks" prize package in our latest "Iowa Treasure Hunt". We've hidden a key in a public park somewhere in the state and provide a new clue each issue. Find the key, and it'll open a treasure chest that includes a $1,000 check to be gifted to the state park of his or her choice, a 2-night stay in a modern, comfortable cabin at one of Iowa's state parks, a steak fry for up to 20 family and friends at a state park shelter of the winner's choice and more!

Sneak a Peek Inside this Issue...

Then and Now.
Three members of Central City's Class of '62 had a song in their heart the night they re-created a junior high photo at their 50th class reunion..

91 Parks or Bust!.
Iowa's state parks are observing their 100th birthday this year. A vintage auto tour is planned to help celebrate.

Iowa Poultryman Has Leg Up on Market.
A broiler producer from western Iowa decided to drum up his supply of drumsticks to meet consumer demand.

A Pooch with a Plan.
Little by little, this dog trained her owner to behave just the way she wanted.

The Prettiest Farm in Iowa.
Enjoy the beautiful view atop the hills of Shelby County.

Living Among "Lions".
Dandelions, that is. Weary of battling the nasty nuisance, an Iowa woman now simply enjoys them for dinner.

Springtime's a Great Time to Look for That Hidden Key!
There's a picnic basket full of prizes waiting for the winner of the Our Iowa Treasure Hunt.

The Eggs of Easter.
Amid the throes of this reader's self-pity came an unexpected blessing one Easter morn.

They Weren't Keen for Her "Grits and Beans.".
Read about a newlywed's pot of gritty baked beans and other embarrassing kitchen calamities.

Amish Farm Wife's Diary.
"I was in no hurry, enjoying this moment of quiet."

Longing for a Thunderstorm.
She lives in the mild climate of France these days, but a former Cedar Rapids resident misses Iowa's story weather.

Backyard "Bill" Has Been a Big Hit.
We introduces "Bill Bird-in-Hand" last issue, and now he's teaching folks how to train birds to eat our of their hands.

Neighborhood Watch Became a Frantic Frenzy.
Head to the back cover to read how a Wallingford women's small-town sleuthing effort went awry..

In Every Issue

From the Editor

Let's Talk Weather

Iowa Eye-Catchers

Why I Came Back to Iowa

Country Characters

Cartoon Capers

Io-Ways…Photos Along Our Byways and Backroads

The Big Picture

Look What You Can Win from Advertisers/And the Winners Are

Just for Laughs

From the Mouths of Little Iowans

What I Miss Most About 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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