Making an impact: With a passion for education and advocacy, Jakyra Bryant extends her reach through the Dubuque Community YMCA/YWCA and beyond
Making an impact: With a passion for education and advocacy, Jakyra Bryant extends her reach through the Dubuque Community YMCA/YWCA and beyond

For Jakyra Bryant, a calling to educate almost seems as though it was her destiny in life. A Chicago native, her mother worked for City Year of Chicago, a nonprofit organization that connects students with community service opportunities to help them rise to their full potential. “I remember her tutoring students and going on field […]

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The drive to succeed: Sauny Tucker paves her way at the helm of Tucker Freight Lines in Dubuque
The drive to succeed: Sauny Tucker paves her way at the helm of Tucker Freight Lines in Dubuque

Sauny Tucker never envisioned herself as the type who would one day lead a company. But she believes that is the plight of many women who find themselves in leadership positions. “We don’t always believe we’ve earned our place in the conversation,” she said. “We don’t always feel as though what we have to offer […]

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A traveler’s heart: Dubuque native Hannah Gasper follows her desire to see the world
A traveler’s heart: Dubuque native Hannah Gasper follows her desire to see the world

Hannah Gasper was born with a traveler’s heart. So, it’s a bit of an irony that the 24-year-old Dubuque native doesn’t credit abundant trips in her youth as part of what stoked that fire. “My family was always busy with the sports we were involved in as kids,” Gasper said. “So, I didn’t grow up […]

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A sense of home: Linda Schacht carves out a niche within a century-old business in Lancaster, Wis.
A sense of home: Linda Schacht carves out a niche within a century-old business in Lancaster, Wis.

Linda Schacht has an innate gift. Upon stepping into a space, she can almost instantly envision its fullest potential. “It’s just something I think I developed over time,” said the 42-year-old Chicago native. “I had a very creative father and I grew up watching him build. Watching that design process, it’s just in my blood. […]

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Less is more: Kate McIntosh crafts an all-natural beauty salon in the heart of Dubuque’s Cable Car Square
Less is more: Kate McIntosh crafts an all-natural beauty salon in the heart of Dubuque’s Cable Car Square

Kate McIntosh likes to be surrounded by the beauty of what she loves most — and she finds it in places others might not think to offer a second glance. “I like to find recycled uses for older things,” she said. It’s evident as soon as one sets foot inside the space she has worked […]

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Mom of 8: Abby Ball on parenting 4 biological children, adopting 4 more
Mom of 8: Abby Ball on parenting 4 biological children, adopting 4 more

It’s not unusual for the Ball family home in Peosta, Iowa, to be Ground Zero for a flurry of activity — shuttling kids between sporting events, running errands and juggling an assortment of overlapping schedules. But despite the busyness from one day to the next, Abby Ball wouldn’t have it any other way. She and […]

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Thinking about a destination wedding? Whether your choice is to get married alongside the ocean in Hawaii or the Florida Keys; atop a ski hill in Aspen, Colo.; in a California vineyard; in a Las Vegas wedding chapel; somewhere in Mexico, such as Cancun, Rivera Maya, Los Cabos or Puerto Vallarta; Jamaica; Punta Cana in...
For children, social-emotional development is one of their most valuable aspects. Focus on toys for preschoolers that will build children’s empathy, communication skills and the ability to resolve conflicts and navigate challenges. Here are a few ideas: Experiential A petting zoo can be a great place for kids to learn about compassion. A puppet show...
Some people are content being single. But for those who are actively looking for a significant other, Valentine’s Day can be a frustrating and even depressing day because it reminds them they have not been successful in their quest. “Don’t fall for the illusion that the world was suddenly overtaken by loving, happy couples eating...
When it comes to celebrating their wedding, many couples are forgoing tradition to reflect their unique personalities. “There’s really nothing that’s the common way to do things anymore,” said Nicole Dempewolf, catering coordinator at Hotel Julien Dubuque. “Don’t be afraid to be creative. Do what creates a fun day and fun environment for you, and...
February is one of those months that has an image problem. Sure, it’s the month of love — after all, Valentine’s Day calls it home. But, it’s also wrapped tightly in the embrace of winter’s coldest depths. And nothing kills the mood quite like icicles hanging from body hair. Or, the frigid gust of a...
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