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


Nick — Central City
9/5/78 - 7/16/12
May the winds of love blow softly, and whisper so you'll hear.
We will always love and miss you, and wish that you were here. We hold you tightly in our hearts, and there you will
remain. Life has gone on without you, but will never be the same.