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.

In Remembrance

Phyllis Hanson

Phyllis Hanson

2/5/1928 - 5/15/2018

It's been a year since you passed. We miss you every day. I am doing well thanks to the support from Jennifer C., Kim M. and Margie S.

Love, Bob