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.

Thank Yous

Card of Thanks

Card of Thanks

As I celebrated my 90th birthday, I realized how blessed I am with great neighbors, friends and family. Thanks to ALL for cards, flowers, gifts and visits. Thanks also to those of you who
attended my celebration. I had a wonderful day.
Rita Brannaman