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.

Marie Spieler 80th Birthday

Marie Spieler 80th Birthday
Marie Spieler 80th Birthday

Marie celebrated her 80th birthday on a family girls' trip to Mackinac Island after visiting her son and family in Colorado. Here's to many more fun vacations! — Love, Your Family