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.

Anniversaries

Chuck and June Swallom 70th Wedding Anniversary

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Chuck and June Swallom
70th Wedding Anniversary

Chuck and June Swallom celebrated their
70th wedding anniversary July 15. They were married July 15, 1949 and made their home in Cedar Rapids until moving to Guttenberg, IA
several years ago. Their sons, Mike of Guttenberg and Roy and his wife Nancy of
Williston, ND, celebrated with them at the Luana Tap in Luana, IA on Sunday, July 14.