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.

50 Thanks

50 Thanks
50 Thanks


Thank you for the good time, cards and food
provided by our kids, Brook, Nick and Elisabeth, at our 50th Wedding Anniversary party. Your presence made it memorable and treasured. We are truly blessed with wonderful family and great friends. — Marv and Pat Wilderman