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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Mary Kacere

Mary Kacere
Nov. 17, 1958 - Aug. 7, 2018

















Mema, Mom, Mary, we still see your smile every day. Still look to you for guidance. It's been a year, we still miss you every day.
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