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
50th Wedding Anniversary


Mike and Sandy Rochford were married Aug. 9, 1969 at St. Joseph Church in New Hampton, IA. They have three children, Andy (Keely), Gail (Troy) and Karen (Ryan); and five grandchildren, Anna, Sam, Charlie, Liam and Hayden.

Please send wishes to them at:
624 Staub Ct. NE
Cedar Rapids, IA 52402