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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Melvin "Dean" Daniels

North Liberty

Melvin "Dean" Daniels, 81, of North Liberty, went home to be with our Lord on Monday, Aug. 5, 2019, peacefully in his sleep at home. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday, Aug. 7, at Iowa City Church of Christ with burial to follow at Memory Gardens Cemetery. Visitation will be from 9 a.m. until services Wednesday at the church.
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