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.

Days to Remember

Bob Bauer is Turning 80

Bob Bauer is Turning 80

Bob Bauer of Cedar Rapids will be turning 80 on Sept. 4. His family is hosting an open house to celebrate on Saturday, Aug. 31 at Bertram Township Hall, 162 Angle St., Cedar Rapids, from 4 to 7 p.m. All family, friends and neighbors are invited to come wish Bob a happy birthday. No gifts please. We hope to see you there!