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

Joyce M. Monck

Joyce M. Monck
5/20/42 - 3/13/19
God looked around in his garden
and he found an empty place.
He then looked down upon this earth
and saw your tired face.
He put his arms around you
and lifted you to rest.
God's garden must be beautiful,
he always takes the best.
We miss you, Mom.
Happy Birthday.
Love, Your Family