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.

Photos from the Iowa Renaissance Festival in the Amana Colonies

Photos from the Iowa Renaissance Festival in the Amana Colonies

Saturday was day 1 of the 28th annual Iowa Renaissance Festival, being held at Middle Amana Park in the Amana Colonies. This year, the festival runs between May 25 and May 27 and also June 1 to June 2.

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