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.

Happy 90th Birthday Charlie Pech!

Happy 90th Birthday Charlie Pech!
Happy 90th Birthday Charlie Pech!


Celebrate Charlie's 90th birthday (Aug. 10) by sending birthday wishes to Charlie Pech, P.O. Box 47, Lamont, IA 50650.

Dad, all of your family and friends love you so very much! Thank you for being a special person to each and every one of us.