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: Couple's small Cedar Rapids backyard is a vegetable powerhouse

Photos: Couple's small Cedar Rapids backyard is a vegetable powerhouse

Sub and Pat Drahos of Cedar Rapids spend all summer tending their backyard vegetable and herb garden so that they can reap the rewards all year long. Vertical gardening helps make the most of the small space.

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