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.

Doans to Celebrate 50th Anniversary

Doans to Celebrate 50th Anniversary
Doans to Celebrate
50th Anniversary


Steve and Virginia (Bonefas) Doan were married on Aug. 9, 1969 in Independence, IA. They will celebrate with on open house hosted by their children Derek (Julie), Stephanie and Andy
(Robin) Doan on Aug. 10 from 2 to 5 p.m. at 600 Second Ave. SW in Independence.