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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Danny Sands

Central City
Danny E. Sands, 57, died Wednesday, Aug. 7, 2019. A Celebration of Life will be held from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 17, at Woodpecker Hill Lodge in Pinicon Ridge Park in Central City. Survivors include his daughter, Danielle Felix; and his mother, Frances Wells. He was preceded in death by his father, David Sands.

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