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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Kristine Pflughaupt


Kristine Pflughaupt, daughter of Ambrose and Audrey Loecke, passed away Monday, Oct. 15, 2018, at her home in Marion. A vigil service and Celebration of Life was held Oct. 19, 2018, at Murdoch Funeral Homes & Cremation Service in Marion.
At noon Sunday, July 28, there will be
a celebratory burial for Kristine at St. Joseph's Catholic Cemetery in Greeley.
We welcome all family and friends to join us. Refreshments and a sharing of memories will follow at Greeley Commercial Club.
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