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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Dale Eugene Hawkins


Dale Eugene Hawkins, 83, of Brooklyn, passed away Tuesday, July 16, 2019, at his home. Funeral service: 10:30 a.m. Friday, July 19, 2019, at St. Patrick's Catholic Church, Brooklyn, with Father Ross Epping officiating.
Burial will be in the Calvary Cemetery, Brooklyn, with military honors. Visitation: 4 to 7 p.m. Thursday, July 18, 2019, at Kloster Funeral Home, Brooklyn. A memorial fund has been established.
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