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John Wetrosky

March 26, 2017
The last vestiges of the glacier that has taken over my driveway since last December gradually is ebbing into the lowland below our house. It is time for it to be gone. Spring came this week. PineandLakes.com Illustration
The Last Windrow: Spring at last
March 26, 2017 - 7:00am
March 18, 2017
My tackle box is full of compartments meant to keep me tidy. By the end of the season, nothing makes sense there. Jigs are mingled with spinners, sinkers are mixed with swivels, hooks are tangled up with each other, and dried nightcrawlers and leeches are scattered throughout the box. PineandLakes.com Illustration
The Last Windrow: It's time to sort tackle
March 18, 2017 - 6:35am
March 13, 2017
This young lad had a vivid imagination. That imagination and storytelling may have been a result of his having to make sense of things that didn't make sense to a youngster. His stories were written down by his adult friend, and I loved the imagination shown by this little guy and the way he described some of his world. PineandLakes.com Illustration
The Last Windrow: Kids do say the darnedest things
March 13, 2017 - 11:00am
March 5, 2017
The Last Windrow: Giving a speech leaves some speechless
March 5, 2017 - 7:50pm
February 28, 2017
Those were the days when we wore our clothes until they totally wore out. There was no taking slightly used clothing to a thrift store. We WERE the thrift store. Flannel shirts with no elbows, bib overalls with no seats due to the wear and tear from a steel tractor seat, coveralls with no crotch left because of climbing over barbed wire fences, and jackets with no pockets or zippers that didn't work. PineandLakes.com Illustration
The Last Windrow: Is mending clothes a thing of the past?
February 28, 2017 - 11:28pm
February 20, 2017
The Last Windrow: Ideas for Minnesota's Super Bowl visitors
February 20, 2017 - 10:26pm
February 9, 2017
The Last Windrow: Super Bowl 51 is in the books
February 9, 2017 - 9:43pm
February 7, 2017
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The Last Windrow: Taking a walk through history
February 7, 2017 - 9:59pm
January 29, 2017
The Last Windrow: Thinking about spring
January 29, 2017 - 9:33pm
January 22, 2017
This pork chop was a sight to behold. Six inches across and an inch-and-a-half deep, rimmed with a thin layer of fat. It was the pork chop of my heydays on the farm. Thick, juicy and filling. PineandLakes.com Illustration
The Last Windrow: Farm meals featured good meat
January 22, 2017 - 10:39pm
January 15, 2017
Many of those who submitted their "little" town as the best lamented that there were very few, if any, businesses left in the town. Their fond memories of a time when the downtown businesses were bustling and vibrant were overshadowed with the current view of empty buildings and lots of parking spaces along the main street. PineandLakes.com Illustration.
The Last Windrow: Be sure to patronize 'little' town services
January 15, 2017 - 10:14am
January 9, 2017
The Last Windrow: 'Tweeting' our way into 2017
January 9, 2017 - 1:09am
January 2, 2017
The Last Windrow: Remembering an Iowa ice storm
January 2, 2017 - 10:55pm
December 24, 2016
The Last Windrow: Return of the Ugliest Little Christmas Tree
December 24, 2016 - 10:04am
December 8, 2016
The Last Windrow: Anglers anxiously awaiting thick ice
December 8, 2016 - 10:31am