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.

Letters to the Editor

Dogs should be banned at market

This morning, I was right beside a dog fight while shopping at the market. A larger retriever type dog had a smaller fluffy dog and was biting him. Everyone around me stopped what they were doing to watch in horror. The couple with the smaller dog were trying to get their dog away while swearing and screaming. Several people around me said that their day was completely ruined. I agreed. When will dogs be banned at the market? Even people with smaller dogs being walked on a leash get stepped on because their owners are not paying attention with the crowds the market brings. I had my tiny dog in a carrier strapped to my chest, but would be fine with leaving her at home if the ban was enacted.

Kathy Griffith

Cedar Rapids

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