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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We are approaching the 2022-2023 school year. The tradition of back-to-school looks different each year as we continuously adapt to our ever-changing world. When I recall going back to school in my younger years, the simplicity of getting a new pair of tennis shoes, a couple of new outfits and selecting my bookbag style was...
As summer nights shorten and the school year approaches, you might be looking for ways to reduce the stress and costs of back-to-school preparations and ease into a new routine. Thankfully, there are suggestions for an easy and affordable return to classes. School supplies Start by separating and categorizing students’ supplies lists and compare to...
Are you a part of an organization, company or group that encourages women in leadership? Are you self-employed, a newly appointed executive director or a CEO? Are you adventuring into new journeys, business relationships and education? There is value in updating your look to depict your journey in the professional world. The first time I...
Interviewing for your dream job? Going on a promising first date? Meeting your significant other’s parents? Here’s how to make a great first impression during all the most important moments: 1. Be on time. To arrive at your destination calm, collected and without breaking a sweat, give yourself more than enough time for travel. Take...
I recently made four summertime soups. One of them was chilled, but each, in its way, was unforgettable. We’ll start with Beet-Fennel-Ginger Soup, and along with beets, fennel and ginger it also is made with cabbage and vegetable stock. ”That’s borsch,” said a colleague. “You just made borsch in March.” ”It’s not borsch,” I said....
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