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.


50th Wedding Anniversary

50th Wedding Anniversary

Don and Judy (Johnson) Stine were married
Aug. 9, 1969 in Aurora, IA. They have taught and performed music in the Mount Vernon/
Cedar Rapids area, where they have lived for
50 years. The couple have three children,
Alexis (Loren) Gallegos, Morgan Stine (Kathryn Grubbs) and Megan (Isaac) Way; and grandson Kai Gallegos.
Friends are invited to celebrate with the Stines on Saturday, Aug. 10, from 2 to 5 p.m. in
Fellowship Hall of the Mount Vernon United Methodist Church, 304 First St. SW, Mount
Vernon, IA. Cards may be sent to 703 Sixth Ave. NW, Mount Vernon, IA 52314.
No gifts, please.