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.

Heather Merschbrock 7/19/1976 - 10/4/2000

Heather Merschbrock 7/19/1976 - 10/4/2000
Heather Merschbrock
7/19/1976 – 10/4/2000

Goodbyes hurt the most,
when the story was not finished.

You are near, even if we don't see you.

You are in our hearts, in our thoughts,
in our lives, always.

Love, Mom, Dad, Rob, Amy, Abby and Jake