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.

Developing Stories

  • 04:15PM

    Saturday, August 24, 2019

    Cedar Rapids arrests map for Friday, August 23

    The Gazette
  • 10:00PM

    Friday, August 23, 2019

    Cedar Rapids arrests map for Thursday, August 22

    The Gazette
  • 08:46PM

    Friday, August 23, 2019

    Cedar Rapids man sentenced to 12 years for armed carjacking, cell store robbery

  • 08:40PM

    Friday, August 23, 2019

    Kirkwood professor quits after claiming 'antifa' affiliation

  • 08:00PM

    Friday, August 23, 2019

    U.S.-China trade war escalates again in tariff battle

    Reuters
  • 05:08PM

    Friday, August 23, 2019

    Formerly lauded Iowa State professor resigns after complaint of 'prohibited' conduct

  • 04:35PM

    Friday, August 23, 2019

    Former 'Bachelor' star Chris Soules agrees to probation, suspended prison term

    By Thomas Nelson, Waterloo-Cedar Falls Courier
  • 04:25PM

    Friday, August 23, 2019

    Cedar Rapids man sentenced to 25 years in prison for distributing heroin

  • 04:24PM

    Friday, August 23, 2019

    965 Guitars soon will end sales at Cedar Rapids store

  • 04:17PM

    Friday, August 23, 2019

    Iowa City man who caused fatal crash in suicide attempt may not be competent to stand trial

  • 03:28PM

    Friday, August 23, 2019

    Eastern Iowa Airport to buy 45 acres near prospective third runway

  • 03:23PM

    Friday, August 23, 2019

    FilmScene announces opening weekend activities at the Chauncey

  • 03:09PM

    Friday, August 23, 2019

    Apple hopes new iPhones will spur holiday sales: report

    Mercury News
  • 03:02PM

    Friday, August 23, 2019

    Hackers listed stolen data from 5.3 million Hy-Vee customer accounts for sale online, report says

  • 12:51PM

    Friday, August 23, 2019

    November trial remains on track for man accused of fatally stabbing Mollie Tibbetts

  • 10:19AM

    Friday, August 23, 2019

    Palo cat-hoarding case one of 'biggest' this year, with 20 cats surrendered

  • 09:57AM

    Friday, August 23, 2019

    I.C. man accused of theft, gun threats

  • 09:40AM

    Friday, August 23, 2019

    In two booming Iowa communities, new buildings open for first day of school

  • 09:00AM

    Friday, August 23, 2019

    Owner trains horses, educates riders at Chesapeake Central Equestrian Center in rural Solon

  • 08:43AM

    Friday, August 23, 2019

    Billionaire industrialist and conservative donor David Koch dies at age 79

  • 08:30AM

    Friday, August 23, 2019

    To protect monarch butterflies, Cornell students collaborate on milkweed research

  • 08:00AM

    Friday, August 23, 2019

    Democratic hopefuls campaign to reclaim rural Iowa

  • 07:00AM

    Friday, August 23, 2019

    Artists brushing up downtown Vinton, refurbishing murals and creating new ones

  • 06:30AM

    Friday, August 23, 2019

    Inmates at Iowa women's prison will learn computer coding thanks to NewBoCo grant

  • 06:00AM

    Friday, August 23, 2019

    You'll see many stories from McKinley STEAM Academy this school year. Here's why

  • 07:14PM

    Thursday, August 22, 2019

    Aiming for top 3 Iowa finish, Beto O'Rourke to focus on curbing gun violence

  • 06:36PM

    Thursday, August 22, 2019

    Over capacity: Some University of Iowa students temporarily living in lounges

  • 04:30PM

    Thursday, August 22, 2019

    Dick's Sporting Goods reports strong earnings

    Washington Post
  • 04:25PM

    Thursday, August 22, 2019

    Cedar Rapids woman sentenced to 10 years for distributing meth

  • 03:04PM

    Thursday, August 22, 2019

    Linn County runner-up for best property tax value in Iowa: study

  • 02:49PM

    Thursday, August 22, 2019

    Iowa probe finds thousands of 'guard cards' wrongly issued

  • 02:49PM

    Thursday, August 22, 2019

    Vaping-related illness seen nationally also reported among younger Iowans

  • 02:42PM

    Thursday, August 22, 2019

    Market After Dark 2019: What you need to know

  • 01:54PM

    Thursday, August 22, 2019

    Cedar Rapids arrests map for Wednesday, August 21

    The Gazette
  • 01:20PM

    Thursday, August 22, 2019

    Resigned University of Iowa diversity head telecommuting, can job hunt 'during working hours'

  • 12:57PM

    Thursday, August 22, 2019

    Cedar Rapids police investigating a stabbing near St. Luke's Hospital

  • 11:49AM

    Thursday, August 22, 2019

    Complaint: Marengo man used forged check to buy $1,300 in items from Cedar Rapids Walmart

  • 10:34AM

    Thursday, August 22, 2019

    University of Iowa adds two K-9 officers

  • 10:00AM

    Thursday, August 22, 2019

    Market After Dark returns Saturday, here's what to expect

  • 09:43AM

    Thursday, August 22, 2019

    Washington Gov. Jay Inslee withdraws bid for U.S. Democratic presidential nomination

    Reuters
  • 09:00AM

    Thursday, August 22, 2019

    Cedar Rapids nears acquiring land for signature 'Smokestack Bridge'

  • 08:55AM

    Thursday, August 22, 2019

    Klobuchar demurs on which state fair is the best state fair

  • 08:33AM

    Thursday, August 22, 2019

    Iowa City's 13th Rummage in the Ramp sets records

  • 08:08AM

    Thursday, August 22, 2019

    CANCELED: Operation Quickfind for Ayo Oreagba, age 15

    The Gazette
  • 08:00AM

    Thursday, August 22, 2019

    State seeks compromise on student seclusion rules

  • 06:30AM

    Thursday, August 22, 2019

    Linn County Auditor Joel Miller concerned about security of voter registration database

  • 08:22PM

    Wednesday, August 21, 2019

    Reports: USDA off tour of crops after call from angry Iowa farmer

    Bloomberg
  • 06:55PM

    Wednesday, August 21, 2019

    Tomato trade war eases

    Bloomberg News
  • 04:53PM

    Wednesday, August 21, 2019

    15 presidential hopefuls woo Iowa labor

  • 04:33PM

    Wednesday, August 21, 2019

    Affordable, fair housing at heart of Iowa City's newly adopted study