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.

Paustian - Parmenter

Paustian - Parmenter
Paustian - Parmenter


Kelly Paustian and Austin Parmenter were married on Aug. 18, 2018 in a beautiful ceremony at St. Patrick's Catholic Church in Anamosa, IA.

Kelly graduated from Anamosa High School in 2009 and is a graduate of the University of Northern Iowa, where she also went on to receive a master's
degree in 2015. She is the daughter of Aaron and Deb Paustian of Anamosa. Austin graduated from Anamosa High School in 2012 and is a 2018 graduate of Northwest Iowa
Community College. He is the son of Andrea and Brett Koranda of Cedar Rapids, IA and Gary Parmenter and Kristy McCarty of Ozark, MO.

The couple honeymooned in Playa Mujeres, Mexico and reside in Anamosa.