Iowa offensive tackle Tristan Wirfs made his mark on Mount Vernon. Many in town made their mark on him, too. Wirfs and his mother, Sarah, took The Gazette on a tour of his hometown, revisiting scenes around what essentially is the one square mile where he grew up. This story is a little about what can hold you back. This is mostly about what moves you forward.

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Kristin Emery Holliday

KRISTIN EMERY HOLLIDAY Hiawatha Kristin Emery Holliday, 39, died Saturday, Aug. 3, 2019. A Celebration of Life will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 7, at Sharon United Methodist Church, 1809 Ninth Ave. SW, Cedar Rapids. Survivors include her husband, Chad Holliday; a son, Alex Nelson; her brother, Scott (Taunja) Emery; her father, Rick (Kathy) Emery; and many nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her mother, Linda Emery.

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