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 three families of siblings and cousins this issue. Their re-created photographs are especially entertaining!

She’ll Always Be a Farm Girl. Life bursts forth in springtime, both in plants and in those with an appreciation for the farm in their hearts.

A Gift to Dad and the Community. A dilapidated century-old building in Radcliffe has been given new life and purpose.

Prettiest Farm in Iowa. Goats and puppies and colorful pedal tractors are just a sampling of what makes this farm grand for grandkids.

Come to Iowa and Find Love. A Californian never guessed attending a Midwest wedding would be the beginning of her own love story.

This Barber’s a Cut Above the Rest. Handling his job with love and care has made this longtime businessman a local favorite.

Amish Farm Wife’s Diary. Our diarist looks forward to spending the final quiet months of winter quilting and working on other fun projects.

Mom Played Hoops with the Globetrotters! A farmer from Wheatland says his mother’s basketball career didn’t end in the high school gym.

“Could I Have This Moonlight Skate?” A reader recalls when teenagers flocked to roller-skate with friends under a country tent.

Grandma Mastered the Art of “Making Do”. Lean times during the Depression taught her how to raise a family with what she had on hand.

Dusty Roads Meant Grandpa Was Coming. Early each spring, his family knew he’d arrive to spend the next 6 months on the farm.

Also in This Issue

From the Editor

Let’s Talk Weather

Dog Tales

Another Champion’s Been Crowned


Fine Shines!

Kitchen Calamities

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

Memories from an Old Coffee Can

Just for Laughs

From the Mouths of Little Iowans/ It’s Time to Tell This Tale

Photo Contest: “Iowa Scenery”

Holiday Writing Contest Winners

Iowa Rewind

High on the Hog

My Favorite Ma & Pa Restaurant

We Hear Ya!


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