Our Iowa Magazine


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 featuring re-created photos of a young couple and three families who express sweet moments of life in Iowa.

“Good Morning, Iowa!” Homespun messages from WHO Radio in Des Moines have greeted Iowans for 100 years…no matter where they’ve lived.

Treasure in the Turkey River. A kayak outing sparked a new adventure when this Dubuque couple found a real-life message in a bottle.

Prettiest Farm in Iowa. After 50 years of dairying, a Cresco couple found a home for the Holsteins and have been making their pretty farm prettier!

A Timely Lesson from Mom. When kneading bread dough became too hard for her hands, she passed down her recipe to her children.

For Love of State and Country. An impressive museum at Camp Dodge in Johnston documents the role Iowa has played in defending freedom.

“I’ve Always Been a Gas Station Junkie.” He fondly recalls filling stations of old, where he headed for coffee, a Snickers and good-natured banter.

Amish Farm Wife’s Diary. Our diarist was grateful for the January cold spell that allowed her family and others to fill icehouses for summer.

Country Roads Have a Learning Curve. Muddy spring gravels require a steady hand on the wheel to avoid leaving a driver “high-centered”.

Lifelong Lessons for Short Legs. Fishing, carpentry and riding a bike were on the syllabus for summers at Grandpa’s house.

Stitching Together Generations. A discovery in their grandmother’s old sewing cabinet linked siblings to a century of family history.

Also in This Issue

From the Publisher

Let’s Talk Weather

Fine Shine

Most Embarrassing Moments


Memories Across Iowa

Cartoon Capers

Iowa Tours—We’re Heading West!

Io-Ways…Backroads and Byways

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

What’s Cooking in Iowa?

Cristen’s Kitchen

Just for Laughs

From the Mouths of Little Iowans/ Now She Enjoys Morels Year-Round

Photo Contest: “Iowa People”

Iowa Rewind

Home Sweet Home

My Favorite Doctor

High on the Hog

My Favorite Ma & Pa Restaurant

We Hear Ya!

Young Iowan Shot Charming Photo


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