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.

Thank Yous

St. Jude Novena

St. Jude Novena


May the sacred heart of Jesus be adored,
glorified, loved, and preserved throughout the world now and forever. Sacred heart of Jesus, pray for us. St. Jude, worker of miracles, pray for us. Say this prayer nine times a day, your prayers will be answered on the ninth day.
Publication must be promised.

Thank you, St. Jude, for answered prayers.

JK