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.

Days to Remember

Phyllis Grommon

Phyllis Grommon


My sweetheart for 61 years is turning 80 on Aug. 4, 2019. She is a very loving wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother.
We love her more
today than yesterday and will love her even more tomorrow.

Happy Birthday.
Your family