Person who makes a difference: Platteville teen working toward inclusivity
Person who makes a difference: Platteville teen working toward inclusivity

PLATTEVILLE, Wis. — Gabriella Kadjo wants to help all students feel included at Platteville High School. To do so, the 16-year-old and her friends launched a school club to bring together students across different races, genders and ages. “We just hope to continue to make an impact … and change the school system because we […]

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Woman of the Year: Mary Rose Corrigan
Woman of the Year: Mary Rose Corrigan

Since the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic, there have been a few changes in the life of Mary Rose Corrigan. “I highly value in-person conversations with people I run into — especially those I haven’t seen in person in a long time,” she said. “I rely on others’ expertise and assistance even more than previously. […]

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Woman of Innovation: Kelly Breitbach
Woman of Innovation: Kelly Breitbach

There is a five-point list that Kelly Breitbach keeps within eyesight of her desk. It reads: 1. Put people before everything else. 2. Do your best work. 3. Be honest and considerate. 4. Make decisions and back them. 5. Speak up. Each has become a kind of mantra for Breitbach, who has served as the […]

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Woman Who Makes a Difference: Judy Faulhaber
Woman Who Makes a Difference: Judy Faulhaber

It’s not difficult to get caught up in the aroma that hits the nose upon setting foot inside of Big Apple Bagels. Freshly baked bread, sweet cinnamon rolls and a hint of just-brewed coffee waft freely through the air of the Dubuque location, no doubt making patrons second-guess what they originally thought they might order. […]

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Woman to Watch: Clara Lopez Ortiz
Woman to Watch: Clara Lopez Ortiz

If home is where the heart is, Clara Lopez Ortiz need look no further than Cascade, Iowa. “I always seem to come back to Iowa, no matter how far away I go,” a pensive Ortiz said. “I’ve always considered myself an Iowan, even though I came from Mexico. I just always seem to find my […]

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Deep dish heaven: Kathleen Patterson, of Gino’s East of Dubuque, offers a look at one of the area’s newest eateries
Deep dish heaven: Kathleen Patterson, of Gino’s East of Dubuque, offers a look at one of the area’s newest eateries

Whether you are from Chicago, visit Chicago frequently or are just passing through and grabbing a bite, few things top the experience of a tried-and-true Windy City deep dish pizza. And no. We’re not talking about simply a more robust crust. “A lot of people confuse the two,” said Kathleen Patterson. “Throughout the Midwest, you’ll […]

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As this month’s edition of Her magazine gives tribute to amazing women in our community, I thought I would share the following words. The author is cited as unknown, but this we know for sure: The words describe the amazing women that we honor this month. For that matter these words describe every woman. “A...
October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Unfortunately, this type of cancer continues to be the most common among American women, with 255,000 receiving this diagnosis yearly. Throughout a lifetime, one in eight women will be diagnosed with breast cancer. Men also can develop breast cancer, but it is much less common. Currently, one out of...
Amid the quiet and peaceful space of Challenge to Change, you’ll find a Zen table with a silver ball tracing a beautiful lotus flower in the sand, warmly colored walls and sink-in-and-relax furniture. But your eye immediately is drawn to a quote by the Dalai Lama on the back wall: “If every 8-year-old in the...
In a wonderful children’s book entitled, “One,” by Kathryn Otoshi, the character Blue marches to the beat of his own drum. Unfortunately, Red — a well-known hot head — makes it his mission to bully poor Blue. The other colors see this and feel bad for Blue, but no one is willing to stand up...
In the past decade, it has been popular for businesses to redefine their mission statement and choose company values. The blog at hotjar.com defined company values well: “A set of guiding principles and fundamental beliefs that help a group of people function together as a team and work toward a common goal.” Values are the...
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