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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Heather Merschbrock

Heather Merschbrock
7/19/1976 – 10/4/2000

The hardest part wasn't losing you, it was learning to live without you.
Happy birthday in heaven!
Love always,
Mom, Dad, Rob, Amy, Abby and Jake
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