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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John Harm Bents


John Harm Bents, 86, of Tipton, passed away Friday, Aug. 9, 2019, at the Mechanicsville Nursing Home. A rosary will start the visitation on Aug. 13 at 8:30 a.m. and they will receive friends until the start of Funeral Mass at 10:30 a.m. at St. Mary's Catholic Church in Tipton, Iowa. A graveside service with military honors will be provided by Tipton American Legion Post 123 and the Tipton V.F.W. Post 2537 at St. Mary's Catholic Cemetery.
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