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.

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Bernice Holub


Bernice Holub, 90, died Friday, at St. Luke's Hospital in Cedar Rapids following a sudden illness.
Mass of Christian Burial will be held 10 a.m. Wednesday, Aug. 14, 2019, at the St. Joseph Catholic Church in Prairieburg with interment in St. Joseph Cemetery. Friends may call after 4 p.m. Tuesday at the Goettsch Funeral Home in Monticello, where the parish vigil service will start the visitation at 4 p.m.
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