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...

She Believes In Santa ClausAgain.
For this reader, the discovery of an old Santa suit rekindled Christmas magic she had known and loved as a child.

"Where Have All the Bluebirds Gone?"
That's what many Iowa bird lovers are asking. We're aiming to do something about it, beginning with this wintertime project to build bluebird houses.

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

Road Trip!
C'mon along...you don't need to be Norwegian to enjoy a fascinating day in Winneshiek County.

Send in the Cavalry!
There was a squirrel in the henhouse, and this sharpshooting farm woman was aiming to get him.

Can You Tell a Good Christmas Tale?
We start the story...and you finish it...in our 10th annual holiday writing contest.

The Magical Mystery Gift and Other Christmas Memories
Readers tell us about the Christmases they'll never forget.

Whiteout! Surviving the Winter of 1936.
Although 80 years ago, it remains as fresh as a northwest wind in the minds of Iowans who lived through it.

Amish Farm Wife's Diary:
"I happily closed the lid on my 55th jar of applesauce."

The Pied Piper and Other Dog Tales.
Readers share stories of man's best friend...including the pooch that returned from the grave. 

True Love in a "Sardine Can".
That's what these newleyweds called their cozy but cold trailer home on wheels.

Just What the Doctor Ordered.
Small towns across Iowa depended upon their doctor for more than no-nonsense medicine.

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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