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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...

Then and Now.
We're sharing the story of a once-thriving ice delivery business in Cedar Rapids and how one family is preserving its history.

She Delights in Morning Melodies
A reader's spirits are lifted by the sight and songs of birds visiting the gardens near her home.

"I Think I Know You!"
A chat on the bleachers led these women to realize they had met decades earlier on the court of Vets Auditorium.

Prettiest Farm In Iowa.
Flowers growing from the hood of a 1950s Chevy is just one delightful scene found on this farm near Coon Rapids.

At Home on This Side of the Ocean.
When a family from Spain arrived to live in Iowa for a year, Treynor welcomed them with open arms.

A Hand in Shaping History
A Des Moines youngster had no idea what he was about to experience when invited inside a neighbor's garage.

The Beauty of Big Little Moments
A chance summer job at a Linn County park changed a young college student's outlook on life.

Amish Farm Wife's Diary.
While waiting for baby goats and the dairy herd to freshen, our diarist treasures extra quiet time with family.

When Friends Could Talk Politics
Grandpa and his buddy Tom never let civility and respect take a backseat to differing opinions.

Where's Ware?
A dozen girls from barely-a-town in the 1950s were the talk of Iowa when their basketball team played in the state tournament.

"Is Iowa Like Alaska?"
The preacher's wife just had to ask as they drove through high snowdrifts to serve a new congregation in Terril.

Also in This Issue

From the Editor

Let's Talk Weather

Iowa Tours—We're Heading West!

These Gals Make Perfect Travel Pals

Iowa Eye-Catchers

Home Sweet Home

So Long to a Family Friend

Country Characters

Cartoon Capers

Darn Holes, Darn Socks!

Io-Ways…Photos Along Our Byways and Backroads

Enter Our Lucky I Contest

What's Cooking in Iowa?

Cristen's Kitchen

Holiday Writing Contest Winners

From the Mouths of Little Iowans/Holiday Humor

Photo Contest: "Iowa Scenery"

Iowa Rewind

Lessons from Decorah No. 9

How I Met My Spouse

High on the Hog

Flipped with a Special Touch

My Favorite Ma & Pa Restaurant

We Hear Ya!


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